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If you find the viewer program which can connect to OpenSim, feel free to add it to the list.
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If you find a viewer which can connect to OpenSimulator then please add it to the bottom of the appropriate list.
  
===Viewers with Grid Selector and Grid Manager===
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== Compatibility issues ==
  
Following is the viewers which has both grid selector and "Grid Manager". It enables you to select one of the famous grids or grids on the localhost. Their UI interface also allows you to modify the connection settings.
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Since OpenSimulator and viewers development is done by diferent teams with diferent timing and even goals, compatibility can not be assured.<br>
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To connect to a older version of OpenSimulator, you may need to use a older version of your favority viewer. Consult your grid team, or the viewer team<br>
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This may also limit Hypergrid capability.<br>
  
* [[RealXtend]] - a fork of the 1.23 Linden Client that has specialized features (not fully supported.)
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= Viewers =
* [http://mjm-labs.com/viewer/ Hippo Viewer] - a fork of version 1.23 of the Linden Client with OpenSim specific enhancements
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* [http://imprudenceviewer.org/ Imprudence] Innovative viewer with a high focus on OpenSimulator (good [[OSSL]] support). Highly popular amongst users on [[Grid_List/OSGrid|OSGrid]].
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* [http://www.phoenixviewer.com/ Phoenix Viewer] Based on the now discontinued Emerald Viewer (which was based on the 1.23 LL viewer), one of the most popular viewers. Combines many improvements and  features from different viewers. (Not fully supported)
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* [http://www.singularityviewer.org/ Singularity] - A V1 based viewer, with the all the good stuff from v2/3 added. Supports [[Mesh]], [[OSSL]], [[LightShare]], multiple attachments, and more.
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===Viewers with Grid Selector===
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* [http://sldev.free.fr/ Cool VL Viewer] - the oldest of all actively maintained Third Party Viewers (former name: Cool SL Viewer).
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* [https://www.firestormviewer.org/choose-your-platform/ FireStorm Viewer] - v3 based TPV, the successor to Phoenix. The most widely used viewer on Second Life.
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* [http://kokuaveviewer.org/ Kokua] - v3 based successor of Imprudence.
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* [https://radegast.life Radegast Metaverse Client] - Radegast-ng is Light client, evolution of Radagast from libopenmetaverae project.
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* [http://www.singularityviewer.org/ Singularity] - A Snowglobe-based viewer with many current features backported.
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* [https://www.dayturn.com/viewer/index.php?resources/ Dayturn] - A OpenSim compatible viewer derived from Kokua.
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* [https://downloads.infinitemetaverse.org/index.php/downloads Scenegate] - A viewer with a focus on accessibility, and onboarding. With a simplified UI more suitable to just visit worlds, rather than building (but the full UI is still accessible). Derived from Alchemy Viewer
  
These viewers doesn't have Grid Manager but you can select the grids from some known public grids and localhost. You need to edit configuration xml file manually to connect other grids which is not in grid list shown in login screen.
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= Beta Viewers =
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Singularity Nightly Builds
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http://www.singularityviewer.org/kb/nightly-builds
  
* [http://sldev.free.fr/ Cool VL Viewer] - one of the oldest Third Party Viewers around (former name: Cool SL Viewer), fully OpenSim compatible.
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Dayturn-windows
* [http://lookingglassviewer.org/wiki/Main_Page Looking Glass viewer], Status active. Only OSGrid, ScienceSim and localhost grid are available from the list.
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https://bitbucket.org/dayturn/dayturn-windows/downloads/
  
===Viewers without Grid Selector===
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= Text-only Viewers =
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These are lightweight viewers, which either do not offer a graphical component or where the graphical component is not used by deault. The function of these viewers however is to connect to a grid, chat, manage inventory, etc. Useful on systems with low specifications or for bringing an alt online without having your main avatar log out, or to quickly take care of messages, inventory, etc.
  
You need to launch this viewer with a --loginuri command line parameter to connect to OpenSim grids.
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* [https://bitbucket.org/jchauhan/jopenmetaverse JOpenMetaverse] Purely Java based OpenSim client core library.  Windows, MacOS,, Linux and Android Compatible. Please see [http://www.slideshare.net/jchauhan/jopenmeraverse-introduction jopenmetaverse introduction]
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* [http://www.metabolt.net/ METAbolt] - METAbolt is a non-graphical (text based) viewer. It's light weight and cross grid, which means it will work in Second Life™ as well as other grids that are based on OpenSIM. The viewer is Open Source so it's free. Currently METAbolt is only available for Windows platforms.
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* [http://www.mobilegridclient.com/ Mobile Grid Client] - A Second Life and OpenSim (Open Simulator) messaging client for your Android powered device (mobile phone, cell phone, tablet...).
  
* [http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Second Life Viewer]
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= Inactive Viewers =
 
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* [[RealXtend]] - a fork of the 1.23 Linden Client that has specialized features (not fully supported.)
===Text-only Viewers===
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* [http://forge.opensimulator.org/gf/project/idealistviewer/ Idealist viewer]
These are lightweight viewers, which do not offer a graphical environment. In some cases, there is a graphical component, but this functions with a single object or texture at a time. The function of these viewers however is to connect to a grid, and chat, manage inventory, etc. Perfect for bringing an alt online without having your main avatar log out, or to quickly take care of messages, inventory, etc. Also useful on systems with low specifications.
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* [http://3di-rei.org/ 3Di viewer]
 
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* Xenki, an XBAP 3D application intended to be a browser add-on for OpenSimulator.
* [http://radegast.org Radegast Metaverse Client] Works with OpenSim-based grids, as well as with SL. Has Windows, MacOS and Linux versions.
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* [http://lookingglassviewer.org/wiki/Main_Page Looking Glass viewer], Discontinued. Only OSGrid, ScienceSim and localhost are available from the list.
 
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* [http://imprudenceviewer.org/ Imprudence] Innovative viewer with a high focus on OpenSimulator.
===Other Viewers===
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* [http://forge.opensimulator.org/gf/project/idealistviewer/ Idealist viewer], Not actively developed.
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* [http://3di-rei.org/ 3Di viewer], Status unknown.
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* [[Xenki]], an XBAP 3D application intended to be a browser add-on for OpenSim. Not actively developed.
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Latest revision as of 18:11, 23 March 2020


If you find a viewer which can connect to OpenSimulator then please add it to the bottom of the appropriate list.

Contents

[edit] Compatibility issues

Since OpenSimulator and viewers development is done by diferent teams with diferent timing and even goals, compatibility can not be assured.
To connect to a older version of OpenSimulator, you may need to use a older version of your favority viewer. Consult your grid team, or the viewer team
This may also limit Hypergrid capability.

[edit] Viewers

  • Cool VL Viewer - the oldest of all actively maintained Third Party Viewers (former name: Cool SL Viewer).
  • FireStorm Viewer - v3 based TPV, the successor to Phoenix. The most widely used viewer on Second Life.
  • Kokua - v3 based successor of Imprudence.
  • Radegast Metaverse Client - Radegast-ng is Light client, evolution of Radagast from libopenmetaverae project.
  • Singularity - A Snowglobe-based viewer with many current features backported.
  • Dayturn - A OpenSim compatible viewer derived from Kokua.
  • Scenegate - A viewer with a focus on accessibility, and onboarding. With a simplified UI more suitable to just visit worlds, rather than building (but the full UI is still accessible). Derived from Alchemy Viewer

[edit] Beta Viewers

Singularity Nightly Builds http://www.singularityviewer.org/kb/nightly-builds

Dayturn-windows https://bitbucket.org/dayturn/dayturn-windows/downloads/

[edit] Text-only Viewers

These are lightweight viewers, which either do not offer a graphical component or where the graphical component is not used by deault. The function of these viewers however is to connect to a grid, chat, manage inventory, etc. Useful on systems with low specifications or for bringing an alt online without having your main avatar log out, or to quickly take care of messages, inventory, etc.

  • JOpenMetaverse Purely Java based OpenSim client core library. Windows, MacOS,, Linux and Android Compatible. Please see jopenmetaverse introduction
  • METAbolt - METAbolt is a non-graphical (text based) viewer. It's light weight and cross grid, which means it will work in Second Life™ as well as other grids that are based on OpenSIM. The viewer is Open Source so it's free. Currently METAbolt is only available for Windows platforms.
  • Mobile Grid Client - A Second Life and OpenSim (Open Simulator) messaging client for your Android powered device (mobile phone, cell phone, tablet...).

[edit] Inactive Viewers

  • RealXtend - a fork of the 1.23 Linden Client that has specialized features (not fully supported.)
  • Idealist viewer
  • 3Di viewer
  • Xenki, an XBAP 3D application intended to be a browser add-on for OpenSimulator.
  • Looking Glass viewer, Discontinued. Only OSGrid, ScienceSim and localhost are available from the list.
  • Imprudence Innovative viewer with a high focus on OpenSimulator.
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