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.
What does not
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
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 17 2010||1.1.44||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 29 2009||1.1.26||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Drachenfels|
|Show||Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 18 2009||1.1.25||Yes||Yes||Gold||Simon Philipp|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||May 01 2008||0.9.59.||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Sara Aishiko Bird|
|Show||Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 10 2008||0.9.57.||Yes||Yes||Silver||javier fernandez|
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.