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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 ==
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Since OpenSimulator and viewers development is done by different teams with different timing and even goals, '''compatibility can not be assured'''. To connect to an older version of OpenSimulator, you may need to use an older version of your favourite viewer, which also could limit [[Hypergrid|Hypergrid]] capability. In this case you should consult the support of your grid or chosen viewer.
  
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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== Viewers ==
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* [https://www.alchemyviewer.org/ Alchemy] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer.
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* [http://sldev.free.fr/ Cool VL Viewer] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. (Former name: Cool SL Viewer).
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* [https://www.firestormviewer.org/choose-your-platform/ FireStorm Viewer] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. Successor to Phoenix viewer. The most widely used viewer on Second Life.
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* [https://kokua.atlassian.net/ Kokua] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer successor to 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] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from the Ascent Viewer. Goal is to combine look of old SL viewer with modern features. [https://github.com/singularity-viewer/SingularityViewer Singularity source code] available on GitHub.
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* [https://www.dayturn.com/viewer/index.php?resources/ Dayturn] - C++ based viewer for Win/Mac only. Forked from Kokua. [https://bitbucket.org/dayturn/ Dayturn source code] available on Bitbucket.
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* [https://downloads.infinitemetaverse.org/index.php/downloads Scenegate] - C++ based 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). Forked from Alchemy.
  
* [[RealXtend]] - a fork of the 1.23 Linden Client that has specialized features (not fully supported.)
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== Beta 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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Singularity Nightly Builds
* [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.singularityviewer.org/kb/nightly-builds
* [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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Dayturn for Windows and MacOS
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https://bitbucket.org/dayturn/
  
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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== 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 default. 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 (alternate avatar) online without having your main avatar log out, or to quickly take care of messages, inventory, etc.
  
* [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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* [http://www.metabolt.net/ METAbolt] - METAbolt is a non-graphical (text based) viewer. It is light weight and cross grid, which means it will work in Second Life™ as well as other grids that are based on OpenSimulator. 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 OpenSimulator messaging client for your Android powered device (mobile phone, cell phone, tablet...).
  
===Viewers without Grid Selector===
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== LLSD API Libraries ==
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These are open source libraries for building viewers, clients, and tools that can connect to OpenSimulator.
  
You need to launch this viewer with a --loginuri command line parameter to connect to OpenSim grids.
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Maintained Libraries:
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* [https://bitbucket.org/opensimulator/libopenmetaverse/src/master/ libopenmetaverse] - '''C#''' LLSD implementation. Maintained by OpenSimulator developers. BSD License
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* [https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/llbase/src/master/ llbase-py] - '''Python''' LLSD implementation. Maintained by Linden Labs. MIT License
  
* [http://secondlife.com/support/downloads/ Second Life Viewer]
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Currently Unmaintained Libraries:
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* [https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/llsd/src/master/cpp/ llsd-cpp] - '''C++''' LLSD implementation, last updated in 2010. MIT License
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* [https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/llsd/src/master/perl-new/ llsd-perl-new] - '''Perl''' LLSD implementation. Last updated 2011. MIT License
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* [https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/llsd/src/master/php/ llsd-php] - '''PHP 4''' LLSD implementation. Incomplete, supports XML serialization only. Used internally by Second Life developers. Last updated 2010. MIT License
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* [https://github.com/jacobilinden/llsd-java llsd-java] - '''Java''' LLSD implementation by Xugu Madison, last update ca 2014. BSD License.
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* [https://bitbucket.org/jchauhan/jopenmetaverse JOpenMetaverse] - '''Java''' LLSD implementation, last updated 2012. Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android Compatible. Also see [http://www.slideshare.net/jchauhan/jopenmeraverse-introduction jopenmetaverse introduction]. LGPL 2.1 License
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* [https://bitbucket.org/lindenlab/llsd/src/master/js/ llsd-js] - '''JavaScript''' LLSD implementation, last update in 2011. MIT License
  
===Text-only Viewers===
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== Inactive Viewers ==
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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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20120129163754/http://3di-rei.org/ 3Di viewer Rei] - C# based Web-browser plugin OpenSimulator viewer. 3Di website gone but [https://github.com/3di 3Di Rei viewer source] is still available on Github
 
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* [https://github.com/DuncanGarrettBWG/Ascent Ascent] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Started as a fork of Inertia Viewer. Abandoned in 2010.
* [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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* [https://dolphinviewer.eregion.de/ Dolphin] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Abandoned in 2015. [https://github.com/OS-Development/VW.Dolphin_v3 Dolphin 3 Source] still available on GitHub.
 
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100827005054/http://emeraldviewer.net/index.shtml Emerald] - C++ based viewer forked from Snowglobe (the second version fo the LL/SL open source viewer). Project halted and abandoned in 2010 after Emerald developer linked to DoS attack on SL and banned. Emerald source code still available on [https://github.com/mmorciegov/emeraldviewer  GitHub] and [https://code.google.com/archive/p/emeraldviewer/downloads Google Code Archive].
===Other Viewers===
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* [https://sourceforge.net/projects/opensim-viewer/files/Hippo%20OpenSim%20Viewer/ Hippo] - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. Abandoned in 2010. See also [https://mjm-labs.com/viewer/ Hippo Viewer website].
 
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20150426024318/http://forge.opensimulator.org/gf/project/idealistviewer/ Idealist] - C# Multi-platform 32 bit viewer intended to be OpenSimulator focused
* [http://forge.opensimulator.org/gf/project/idealistviewer/ Idealist viewer], Not actively developed.
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* [http://imprudenceviewer.org/ Imprudence] - C++ based viewer forked from SL viewer v1.21. Development ended in 2010 and shifted to a new viewer called Kokua. [https://github.com/imprudence/imprudence/ Imprudence Viewer source] is still available on GitHub
* [http://3di-rei.org/ 3Di viewer], Status unknown.
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* [https://github.com/llgetowner/Inertia Inertia] - C++ based viewer forked from Snowglobe SL viewer). Abandoned in 2010
* [[Xenki]], an XBAP 3D application intended to be a browser add-on for OpenSim. Not actively developed.
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* [http://lookingglassviewer.org/ LookingGlass] - C#/Ogre based Viewer prototype. Development Ended in 2011. [https://github.com/Misterblue/LookingGlass-Viewer LookingGlass Viewer source] is still available on GitHub
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20100121073547/http://www.meerkatviewer.org:80/ Meerkat] - Viewer for Linux/Mac/Win in C++. Fork of SL viewer. [https://github.com/kow/Meerkat-Viewer Meerkat source] available on GitHub. [https://code.google.com/archive/p/meerkat-viewer/ Meerkat binaries] available via Google Code Archive. Development stopped in 2009
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* [http://metaverseink.com/Downloads.html OnLook] - C++ based viewer forked from Singularity. Inactive since 2014. [https://github.com/diva/OnLook OnLook Viewer Source] is still available on GitHub.
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* [https://github.com/opensim/opensim-viewer OpenSim-Viewer] - C#/C++/Xenko based, BSD licensed viewer written for OpenSimulator. Inactive since 2018.
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090204004516/http://www.openviewer.org/ OpenViewer] - C#/Ogre based, BSD licensed viewer written as a companion to OpenSimulator. ca 2007/2008. Website went dark in 2009.
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* [https://vcs.firestormviewer.org/legacy Phoenix] - C++ based viewer. Forked from SL viewer. Replaced by Firestorm viewer.
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* [[RealXtend|RealXtend Naali/Tundra]] - Written from scratch C++/Ogre3D based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win, required [[ModRex]] in OpenSimulator. Development stopped in 2016, OpenSimulator support dropped in 2013.
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20091214235907/http://www.xenkiviewer.com/ Xenki] - XABP-based OpenSimulator viewer prototype for IE web browser. Abandoned in 2009

Latest revision as of 19:59, 4 November 2020


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

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[edit] Compatibility issues

Since OpenSimulator and viewers development is done by different teams with different timing and even goals, compatibility can not be assured. To connect to an older version of OpenSimulator, you may need to use an older version of your favourite viewer, which also could limit Hypergrid capability. In this case you should consult the support of your grid or chosen viewer.

[edit] Viewers

  • Alchemy - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer.
  • Cool VL Viewer - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. (Former name: Cool SL Viewer).
  • FireStorm Viewer - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. Successor to Phoenix viewer. The most widely used viewer on Second Life.
  • Kokua - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer successor to Imprudence.
  • Radegast Metaverse Client - Radegast-ng is Light client, evolution of Radagast from libopenmetaverae project.
  • Singularity - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from the Ascent Viewer. Goal is to combine look of old SL viewer with modern features. Singularity source code available on GitHub.
  • Dayturn - C++ based viewer for Win/Mac only. Forked from Kokua. Dayturn source code available on Bitbucket.
  • Scenegate - C++ based 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). Forked from Alchemy.

[edit] Beta Viewers

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

Dayturn for Windows and MacOS https://bitbucket.org/dayturn/

[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 default. 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 (alternate avatar) online without having your main avatar log out, or to quickly take care of messages, inventory, etc.

  • METAbolt - METAbolt is a non-graphical (text based) viewer. It is light weight and cross grid, which means it will work in Second Life™ as well as other grids that are based on OpenSimulator. The viewer is Open Source so it's free. Currently METAbolt is only available for Windows platforms.
  • Mobile Grid Client - A Second Life and OpenSimulator messaging client for your Android powered device (mobile phone, cell phone, tablet...).

[edit] LLSD API Libraries

These are open source libraries for building viewers, clients, and tools that can connect to OpenSimulator.

Maintained Libraries:

  • libopenmetaverse - C# LLSD implementation. Maintained by OpenSimulator developers. BSD License
  • llbase-py - Python LLSD implementation. Maintained by Linden Labs. MIT License

Currently Unmaintained Libraries:

  • llsd-cpp - C++ LLSD implementation, last updated in 2010. MIT License
  • llsd-perl-new - Perl LLSD implementation. Last updated 2011. MIT License
  • llsd-php - PHP 4 LLSD implementation. Incomplete, supports XML serialization only. Used internally by Second Life developers. Last updated 2010. MIT License
  • llsd-java - Java LLSD implementation by Xugu Madison, last update ca 2014. BSD License.
  • JOpenMetaverse - Java LLSD implementation, last updated 2012. Linux, Windows, MacOS, Android Compatible. Also see jopenmetaverse introduction. LGPL 2.1 License
  • llsd-js - JavaScript LLSD implementation, last update in 2011. MIT License

[edit] Inactive Viewers

  • 3Di viewer Rei - C# based Web-browser plugin OpenSimulator viewer. 3Di website gone but 3Di Rei viewer source is still available on Github
  • Ascent - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Started as a fork of Inertia Viewer. Abandoned in 2010.
  • Dolphin - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Abandoned in 2015. Dolphin 3 Source still available on GitHub.
  • Emerald - C++ based viewer forked from Snowglobe (the second version fo the LL/SL open source viewer). Project halted and abandoned in 2010 after Emerald developer linked to DoS attack on SL and banned. Emerald source code still available on GitHub and Google Code Archive.
  • Hippo - C++ based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win. Forked from SL viewer. Abandoned in 2010. See also Hippo Viewer website.
  • Idealist - C# Multi-platform 32 bit viewer intended to be OpenSimulator focused
  • Imprudence - C++ based viewer forked from SL viewer v1.21. Development ended in 2010 and shifted to a new viewer called Kokua. Imprudence Viewer source is still available on GitHub
  • Inertia - C++ based viewer forked from Snowglobe SL viewer). Abandoned in 2010
  • LookingGlass - C#/Ogre based Viewer prototype. Development Ended in 2011. LookingGlass Viewer source is still available on GitHub
  • Meerkat - Viewer for Linux/Mac/Win in C++. Fork of SL viewer. Meerkat source available on GitHub. Meerkat binaries available via Google Code Archive. Development stopped in 2009
  • OnLook - C++ based viewer forked from Singularity. Inactive since 2014. OnLook Viewer Source is still available on GitHub.
  • OpenSim-Viewer - C#/C++/Xenko based, BSD licensed viewer written for OpenSimulator. Inactive since 2018.
  • OpenViewer - C#/Ogre based, BSD licensed viewer written as a companion to OpenSimulator. ca 2007/2008. Website went dark in 2009.
  • Phoenix - C++ based viewer. Forked from SL viewer. Replaced by Firestorm viewer.
  • RealXtend Naali/Tundra - Written from scratch C++/Ogre3D based viewer for Linux/Mac/Win, required ModRex in OpenSimulator. Development stopped in 2016, OpenSimulator support dropped in 2013.
  • Xenki - XABP-based OpenSimulator viewer prototype for IE web browser. Abandoned in 2009
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