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

The installer

What does not

The Application.


You run: wine SecondLife.exe

you get a dialog saying:

Second Life is unable to detect DirectX 9.0b or greater.

if you press yes (to continue) the console spits out:


INFO: Renaming c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\data.db2.x.10910 to c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\data.db2.x.24039
INFO: Renaming c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\index.db2.x.10910 to c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\index.db2.x.24039
INFO: VFS: Using index file c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\index.db2.x.24039 and data file c:\windows\profiles\guardian\Application Data\SecondLife\cache\data.db2.x.24039
INFO: VFS: Using index file C:\Program Files\SecondLife\app_settings\static_index.db2 and data file C:\Program Files\SecondLife\app_settings\static_data.db2
INFO: Initializing window...
X Error of failed request:  BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)
  Major opcode of failed request:  144 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  29 ()
  Serial number of failed request:  6069
  Current serial number in output stream:  6069


What was not tested

The Application

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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 
ShowUbuntu 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 

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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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