Second Life

From the website.
'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.'

NOTE: there is a native Linux client (latest release is in beta stage) available for Second Life.
It works very well, and is not missing any features that make the game unplayable.
You still cannot view streaming videos, or record videos with the Linux client.

The source is also available from the source archive.

Application Details:

Version: All Versions
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.44

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What works

Everything, walking, runing, flying, chatting, browsing inventory, some interactions. 

What does not

Nothing I know about.


What was not tested

More advanced stuff like playing for several hours. ;P

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

There might be some issues with more advanced game-play (as I mentioned in comments above/below), but game runs and install out of box. And for example I did not have any issues with sound or walking around in-game.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20101.1.44Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 29 20091.1.26Yes Yes PlatinumDrachenfels 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jul 18 20091.1.25Yes Yes GoldSimon Philipp 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 01 20080.9.59.Yes Yes BronzeSara Aishiko Bird 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 10 20080.9.57.Yes Yes Silverjavier fernandez 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1631 Sound underruns occur in directsound CLOSED FIXED View
4214 Unsupported 2007 WGL Attribute in Second Life CLOSED FIXED View
5068 Secondlife will not log in with the Alsa driver turned on and OSS driver turned off CLOSED FIXED View
5090 Second Life - transparency problems CLOSED FIXED View
5387 Regression: Second Life no longer starts with Wine 0.9.15 CLOSED FIXED View
5791 Quick TIme viewer doesn't display in Second Life. CLOSED ABANDONED View
5889 Second Life help window causes unhandled page fault CLOSED FIXED View
6212 Wine OpenGL does not find WGL extensions/etc. CLOSED FIXED View
6381 "Unable to create window..." error prevents second life from running CLOSED FIXED View
6952 Second Life since doesn't run CLOSED FIXED View
10191 SecondLife v1.18.3.5 crashes on startup CLOSED FIXED View
11779 Recent kernel32 patch breaks CD checks and copy protection CLOSED FIXED View

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HowTo / Notes


HOWTO, Install.

Installing Second Life using wine is a
fairly straightforward process.

First you will need to download the latest version, older versions are useless, you wont even be able to log in with an older version.

Install as you normally would with any other standard windows program,

When it asks "Would you like to run Second Life now?", say No.

Now run winecfg and set it up so that (at least for secondlife.exe) wine is running as "winxp", and sound is set to "oss".

Using ALSA causes Second Life to give an error about your system clock being incorrect when you try to log in.


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