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Second Life is a 3D 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 a total of 5,145,919 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, more...

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  • User cannot unblock an object by selecting "Unblock" menu item from object's pop-up menu
  • Terrain texture changes caused by changing texture elevation ranges or terraforming can not be seen until after relog or teleporting out and back to the region
  • Corner scaling doesn't highlight distance text
  • User is able to open more...


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Minimum graphics:
    • ATI Radeon 9200 and above
    • NVIDIA GeForce 2, GeForce 4
  • Cable or DSL connection

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Negritude Member IconComment+1081

From the Chronicle of Higher Education:


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Macinman Member IconComment+92

I just wanted to leave a comment and say I enjoy messing around with Secondlife at times i really don't use it on a regular basis, but it's fun to explore. I wanted to also say how impressed i am to say my retina macbook pro late 2013 13" does really well on the graphics with the iris graphics. So far no slow downs and great detail. it only starts to really show a noticeable slow down on ultra but it's not huge so i put it back down on high. it also depends on the environment it seems as to how graphics are effected. I'm not much of a gamer though, i work with video and other forms of media for the most part.

I've tried second life on my 2005 eMac back in 2005
the radeon 9600 card wasn't too bad but it was certainly slower.
my white macbook wasn't the best when i tried it as the intel graphics back then weren't a gaming card, now i have it on this retina MBP and i think this has been the best i've seen it. I also noticed the fan is well controlled too it runs when it has to then slows down to silent again.

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Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659

This is Real FUN!!!!

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Erik Carlson Member IconReview+1
Erik Carlson

Fun stuff

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Sanjinko Member IconComment+19

Version was released on July 25, 2012

Available also are beta and development versions.

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Thanks Sanjinko, I've updated the listing.

Negritude Member IconComment+1081

Users of Second Life may want check out the documentary called "Life 2.0", which will be released on DVD January 17th:


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Thanks for sharing!


I found the film interesting. If for no other reason then no one had an iPhone.

Heymini Member IconReview+44

Dont think of this as a 'Game' think of it more as a chat room with user defined graphics.
There are some reasonably well defined locations to explore such are the Eiffel tower but the graphics hardly zip along as everything is stored on the S/L servers even your own clothing, possibly why the developers call it a 'viewer'
In busy regions the lag can become horrendous and if the region has 50 occupants im sorry it just wont let you in.
If you have the time and patience its ok for a laugh but do expect some lag and random crashes.

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Penguirl Member IconComment+1062

Interesting that Linden Labs dropped PPC support but still supparts Panther 10.3.9. Huh?

Also, why is it that Blizzard can write a game (Warcraft) that runs smoothly on OS X but Linden Labs' effort with Second Life is barely functional. I'm glad I never got hooked on SL.

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Mac007 Member IconComment+197

Wow, can't believe this is still being developed. I hardly use it any more and when I do it's as vacant as a ghost town when I visit. I guess everybody's gone to Facebook.

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I never understood the attraction in the first place. I don't have a life in the real world so why duplicate that in the cyberworld. LOL

Pseudofire Member IconComment+4

HAHA! I found it. it's http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/MacBook_Pro_2007_Graphics_Freeze_Workaround
I tried it, it works great! Hope this helps yall out.

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Downloads 50,943
Version Downloads 89
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 22 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
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