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|Warning: The viewers listed here are not developed nor distributed by Linden Lab. Being listed here means only that the developers of the viewer have represented that they comply with the Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service. You are responsible for evaluating whether you want to use and share information with them.|
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Using third party viewers
You may connect to Second Life using software released by a third-party developer. Linden Lab provides a Policy on Third-Party Viewers to promote a positive and predictable experience for all Second Life Residents. Beware of third-party viewers that are not in the Viewer Directory: they have either declined to self-certify their compliance with Linden Lab policies or been refused for noncompliance with the policies.
Active Full Viewers
These viewers are projects that are updated regularly to track new developments in the Linden Lab viewer, and implement a full graphical environment.
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|Alchemy||An experimental Second Life™ viewer striving to be at the forefront of stability, performance, and technological advancement in the open-source metaverse viewer field.|
The primary goal of Black Dragon is to enhance and refine the visuals of Second Life as well as having unique design approaches and features.
|Firestorm||The next generation viewer from The Phoenix Firestorm Project, Firestorm is based on the LL V3 LGPL code and offers extensive interface customizability including V1 skin options, feature and option rich with 24/7 support.|
|Kirstens||A hybrid viewer based on a mixture of official sources and custom code aimed specifically at experienced users, with emphasis on the visuals.|
|Kokua||Kokua provides releases for PC, Mac and Linux with and without Marine Kelley's RLV together with a broad selection of original features and the best from other viewers.|
Kokua aims to be the viewer of choice for RLV users who want Marine Kelley's original implementation with more bells and whistles than Marine's own viewer.
|Catznip||Catznip aims to refine and reinvent your window into Second Life. Our focus is stability, usability, privacy and plenty of new original home grown features. It's about taking a fresh look at things and attempting to do them better.|
|Restrained Love||The RLV enhances your experience when you use it in conjunction with RLV-compatible objects, which are able to restrict the user from detaching items, receiving IMs, hearing chat, teleporting etc.|
|Singularity||Singularity strives to combine the beloved look and feel of Viewer 1.23 with the latest and greatest of available technology, and to stay compatible with future Second Life changes and features.|
These viewers omit some aspects of the full viewer functionality.
|Radegast||Light-weight feature rich non-graphical client, ideal for situations where full 3D rendering client is less than ideal option, for instance, an office environment, running on low performance computers and similar.|
|SpeedLight||Pure web Second Life viewer. Supports desktop and all mobile browsers, allows switching between devices.|
|MetaChat||iOS - TEXT ONLY - Second Life® client.|
|Mobile Grid Client||Second Life and Open Simulator messaging client for all Android powered devices.|
|GroupTools||GroupTools is a lightweight viewer (Text only) that includes features to easier deal with SecondLife group activities such as sending notices and IM's. While GroupTools main focus is group activities, a few other features are available as well.|
For developers: how to apply to list a viewer in this directory
- Your Second Life accounts must be in good standing, must not be suspended, and must not have been permanently banned or terminated.
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- Review our Policy on Third-Party Viewers and the Second Life Terms of Service.
- Make sure you and your third-party viewer are in compliance with our policies.
- Open an Application Issue in the Third Party Viewer section of Jira and submit it.
Reporting policy violations
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Here is a huge list of the best active radio stations, and a free scripted music player with thousands of streaming stations that are compatible with Second Life and OpenSim.
Thousands of searchable streaming radio stations - Download all of them
You can click the little magnifying glass and search for stations by Category or Name.
I've also written a nifty little script for you to ue so you can change the channel in-world with just a click!
My New Life F95
This script is extremely simple to use and set up. It is always up to date with the latest 'Top most-listened-to' streaming radio stations. If you own the land you are on, it will change the radio station with a few clicks. You can wear it as a HUD, or make it into a radio.
Radio is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Sarah's Life F95
I don't mind people selling radios with this script in it, but the script is never to be sold, changes to the script have to be available to anyone, and you must credit me in your ad or in-world.
The simple way to do this is to make the script copy/mod/transfer and don't change the header.
If your land is owned by a group, you will need to use a prim instead of a HUD. Deed the prim to the group. Just edit the prim that the script is in, select 'Group:' to the same group as the land, and click 'Share with Group'. Then click the prim and select the Cartegory and radio station and enjoy free music!
Wildlife F95 Zone
Evil Life F95
You can search this list and grab the URL to stuff it directly into the land settings manually, too. The Media tab of the About Land window contains the option for playing radio on your land in Second Life. To access the About Land window for a parcel of land, right-click the ground and select About Land and save the Music URL from this table into the Sound tab: