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
What was not tested
I do believe nothing was left untested.
There still are fixme errors, exmaples: fixme:msg:PeekMessageW PM_QS_xxxx flags (0007) are not handled fixme:dsound:DSOUND_MixOne problem with underrun detection (mixlen=3084 < primary_done=11276) fixme:avifile:AVIFileExit (): stub! And when closing: fixme:winmm:MMDRV_Exit Closing while ll-driver open wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x000000b4 at address 0x7d7e78ce (thread 0015), starting debugger...
|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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|1631||Sound underruns occur in directsound||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|4214||Unsupported 2007 WGL Attribute in Second Life 184.108.40.206||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 220.127.116.11 doesn't run||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|10191||SecondLife v18.104.22.168 crashes on startup||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|11779||Recent kernel32 patch breaks CD checks and copy protection||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
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.