Second Life

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Processor: G4 1.0 GHz G4 1.25 GHz
Memory: 512 MB 1 MB
Video: ATI Radeon 9200, ATI Radeon X Series, NVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4, NVIDIA GeForce 5000 MB
Screen resolution: 1024x768
Registration: Free registration: Publisher's website
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Available languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Chinese Simp
  • Italian
  • Portuguese (PT)


  • Free to play but upgrading to Premium gives you access to money transactions, property purchases and adult features.

Versions of Second Life

All versions of Second Life
Version License Language O.S.
Second Life 18/10/13 Free English
  • Mac OS X
Second Life 04/07/13 Free English
  • Mac OS X

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Live an entirely new life in a virtual world

Nick Mead

Recent changes

  • Crash and Performance Fixes

  • SH-1618[c] [PUBLIC_JIRA_USERS] Lighting and shadows crash ATI macs
  • SH-1691[c] [crashhunters] Crash at LLVolumeImplFlexible::doFlexibleUpdate() [secondlife-bin llflexibleobject.cpp]
  • Enhancements
  • Add LLRegionSayTo() LSL function
  • Introduce logging or alerts to inform the user that the new cache configuration values will not take effect until the viewer is restarted
  • Increase the maximum cache size
  • [UI] Add a functional and correct 'Clear Cache' button
  • Bug Fixes
  • EXP-755[c] [PUBLIC] 'Search' and 'World Map' links in Sidebar are unclickable
  • EXP-826[c] Help -> About Secondlife Info is corrupted
  • EXP-829[c] Text Box Alignment bug
  • STORM-1318[c] UI and Voice fixes and disabled javascript bridge
  • VWR-19562[c] Adding Clear cache button, like 1.23 version!
  • VWR-25862[c] Fix calls to LLDir::deleteFilesInDir() in viewer texture cache, VFS, and object caches, as well as the call to clear the user's cache directory
  • VWR-26082[c] Viewer 2.7.2 Release reports itself as a Beta
  • Fix viewer so it can support multiple instances if a SLURL is passed in
  • Missing LSL tooltip strings for llRegionSayTo and llGetEnv
  • Using the Reset button to set the cache location back to the default does not clear the old cache on viewer restart
  • Texture cache size reported incorrectly during initialization
  • Turning off Voice Chat in Basic mode reverts changes made in Sound Device selection; turning setting back on results in drop downs not being populated
  • Add a WARNING to comment for BrowserEnableJSObject and set to not persist between sessions
  • Re-enable deferred rendering on ATI Macs
  • Translation and Localization Updates
  • VWR-19315[c] Viewer 2, Italian language - Upload Animation window layout is broken, dropdown menus leak out
  • STORM-1307[c] [VWR-20840] (Spanish) [CHANGE FAILED] F1 Help window title should have been changed to "BUSCAR EN LA AYUDA"
  • VWR-20668[c] (Spanish) [TYPO] Bottom bar menu. Visión button: Panóramica should be Panorámica
  • VWR-20689[c] (Spanish) [TRUNCATION: SHORTEN] [TYPO] Yo > Preferencias > Gráficos > Avanzado. "Nº máximo de avatares no impos"
  • VWR-20691[c] (Spanish) [TYPO] Avanzado > Realzando y visibilidad
  • VWR-20803[c] (Spanish) [ALTERNATIVE TRANSLATION] Yo > Preferencias > Sonido y Media. "Multimedia ... Activada" should be "Multimedia ... Activados"
  • VWR-24126[c] (Spanish) [STRING IN ENG] Login screen:
  • VWR-24127[c] (Spanish) [MEANING] In Build window, Edit tab: "Moverse" must be "Mover".
  • VWR-24130[c] (Spanish) [MEANING] In Build window > Land tab, bad translation: "Inscribirse" must be "Unir"
  • VWR-25397[c] Spanish [MEANING] "Teleportarme" soulh be "Teleportar" in menu of a resident in Chat window
  • Source and Build Changes
  • EXP-869[c] Mac viewer should build without requiring settings modifications
  • Amazing depth of worlds
  • Quick to setup an identity
  • Graphics and gameplay moves smoothly
  • A great way to meet new people
  • Create your own property and land in Premium version
  • Very addictive
  • Requires high-end hardware
  • Servers may get overloaded
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Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today is inhabited by nearly 100,000 people from around the globe.

From the moment you enter the World you’ll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. Once you’ve explored a bit, perhaps you’ll find a perfect parcel of land to build your house or business.

You’ll also be surrounded by the Creations of your fellow residents. Because residents retain the rights to their digital creations, they can buy, sell and trade with other residents.

The Marketplace currently supports millions of US dollars in monthly transactions. This commerce is handled with the in-world currency, the Linden dollar, which can be converted to US dollars at several thriving online currency exchanges.

"Great immersive environment with slightly unstable software."

Great immersive environment in a virtual world. The viewers can be unstable. This is the official viewer. Several others are available with different features and looks.

  • The second life world
  • Can create your own place and objects
  • Viewer stability

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