Second Life
Second Life 3.7.5.288464
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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
What's New
Version 3.7.5.288464:

Resolved Issues:

  • This release contains an update to Google Breakpad and restructures the crash reporting mechanism to support out-of-process crash reporting. These changes will give the development team more call stacks from crashes more frequently, to improve the triaging and debugging of issues.
  • This version fixes start-up race condition, shutdown file-handle race condition, CPU usage of crash reporter, failure to upload Secondlife.log correctly, and XP crashes.
Known Issues
  • [PUBLIC]Setting 16x antialiasing crashes Viewer in Ubuntu 11.10 with GeForce 6600
  • WL Haze effects are inconsistent between solid and transparent objects under water.
  • Rigged alpha attachments don't render for impostors.
  • Legacy bumpiness renders funny on HUD faces with custom alpha mode
  • Brightness and Darkness legacy bump maps render incorrectly on Intel GPUs.
  • Direct Delivery Outbox fails in Linux build
  • Cocoa Viewer: Mac: Maximizing the viewer leaves garbage on the screen

Version 3.7.5.288464:

Resolved Issues:

  • This release contains an update to Google Breakpad and restructures the crash reporting mechanism to support out-of-process crash reporting. These changes will give the development team more call stacks from crashes more frequently, to improve the triaging and debugging of issues.
  • This version fixes start-up race condition, more...
Requirements
  • Intel
  • 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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Macinman commented on 11 Mar 2014
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.
[Version 3.7.3.287491]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 25 Feb 2014
This is Real FUN!!!!
[Version 3.7.2.286707]


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Erik Carlson reviewed on 29 Jan 2014
Fun stuff
[Version 3.6.13.284995]


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Sanjinko commented on 31 Aug 2012
Version 3.3.4.262321 was released on July 25, 2012

Available also are beta and development versions.
[Version 3.3.1.254524]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 31 Aug 2012
Thanks Sanjinko, I've updated the listing.
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Negritude commented on 11 Jan 2012
Users of Second Life may want check out the documentary called "Life 2.0", which will be released on DVD January 17th:

http://life2movie.com
[Version 3.2.5.247236]

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Itistoday replied on 17 Oct 2013
Thanks for sharing!
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Spudboy replied on 10 Jan 2014
I found the film interesting. If for no other reason then no one had an iPhone.
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Heymini reviewed on 23 Jun 2011
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.
[Version 2.7.2.233432]


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Penguirl commented on 27 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.6.3.227447]


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Mac007 commented on 26 Apr 2011
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.
[Version 2.6.3.227447]

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Pieteropie replied on 03 Aug 2011
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
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Pseudofire commented on 08 Nov 2008
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.
[Version 1.21.6.99587]


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Pseudofire tipped on 08 Nov 2008
Heyall, There is a rather strange "fix" to this game. The windows client does run better, and if you run a boot camp partition to windows, the game plays flawlessly. A friend of mine in the game, showed me a website that, and I'm sorry to say, I can't find, but I will post when I get ahold of my friend. But it tells of a trick, where instead of running the Geforce driver, there's a program that will let you run SL using a Radion Driver. And for some reason doing that makes the game run smooth and flawless. No he didn't switch to radion on his mac, it still has the Geforce 8600 GT, but if you use the radeon drive, don't ask me why, but it works. I'll Send the URL as soon as I can find it.
[Version 1.21.6.99587]

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KAUST_IT replied on 16 Mar 2011
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Kabbor4919 rated on 26 Mar 2014

[Version 3.7.4.288138]



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Erik Carlson rated on 06 Aug 2013

[Version 3.6.2.279258]



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Szq rated on 24 Aug 2011

[Version 3.0.0.238864]



Wisecrackinghand rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 2.6.3.227447]


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Date:08 Apr 2014
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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, and trade with other residents.

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

Welcome to Second Life. We look forward to seeing you in-world.

Your first Basic account is FREE, and includes access to events, shopping, building, scripting - everything you can do in Second Life. After your first free Basic Account, each Additional Basic Account (known in-world as an "alt" account) costs a one-time fee of $9.95. A Premium Second Life account, starting at $9.95 a month, allows you to own land on which you can build, display, entertain, and live.

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