Second Life for Mac

Second Life for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 29 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.6.7
File Size:
46.38MB
Date Added:
June 14, 2005
Price:
Update; $9.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
7,636
Downloads Last Week:
10
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Additional Requirements:
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
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      Results 1-10 of 29

    • 2 stars

      "Gross misinformation listed. Useless to PPC Macs"

      February 06, 2011   |   By rowanwood

      Version: Second Life 2.1.1.208043

      Pros

      It runs on Intel macs only, despite the requirements listed.

      Cons

      It runs on Intel Macs only, despite the misinformation listed in requirements.

      Summary

      Intel only, leaves several million PPC Mac users out in the cold. The requirements listed are just plain wrong.

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    • 3 stars

      "Decent MMORGP"

      October 02, 2010   |   By nyrac6275

      Version: Second Life 2.1.1.208043

      Pros

      Unique and decorative

      Cons

      As a complete noob, not very fun.

      Summary

      Just doing for class assignment. Won't go back after courses end.

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    • 5 stars

      "Incredible virtual world"

      September 04, 2010   |   By junkaddy

      Version: Second Life 2.1.1.208043

      Pros

      The Sims meets online chat, but you can create all your own stuff.

      Cons

      Resource-intensive. Needs a pretty good system to run.

      Summary

      I've been using Second Life for three years, and I love it. You can go to a club or concert, go to the beach, see a museum, have a book club meeting, watch movies, go sailing/hang gliding/scuba diving...all in real-time, all from your own home. You can make your own clothes, jewelry, furniture, houses, and everything else, exactly the way you want, or you can buy it from one of the thousands of in-world designers. You can make loads of new friends from all over the world. Second Life can be anything you want it to be.

      Best of all, it doesn't have to cost anything. Membership is free, and there's lots of great free stuff to get once you're in-world.

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    • 5 stars

      "You can do here what wasn't possible in real life"

      August 17, 2010   |   By yvonken

      Version: Second Life 2.1.0.207030

      Pros

      Bring out your "inner self" and just let your imagine run wild. You can build castles, design clothes, fly, meet facinating people from all over the real world, form families, there is no limit as to what you can aspire to.

      Cons

      Second Life does take a bit of learning but worth every minute of it.

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    • 4 stars

      "Revising my comments"

      November 15, 2007   |   By coyote4til7

      Version: Second Life 1.18.4.3

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      I tried an earlier version and it crashed repeatedly and crashes happened very quickly. Although I swore I'd never try it again, based on some reports I read online, I tried the latest release candidate (1.18.4.2) and found it was actually stable and usable. I'm using a MacBook Pro 2Ghz Intel Core Duo (I) with 2Gigs Ram and OS X 10.4.10.

      I've just installed the current release (1.18.4.3) and it seems to be stable on my machine. The list of bug fixes was very long (at around 50 items I stopped skimming), so they _seem_ to be moving fast on improvements.

      The bottom lines seem to be:
      1) Second Life stability is very dependent on your hardware combination.
      2) If the current release causes problems, try the release candidate:
      http://secondlife.com/community/downloads-optional.php

      If you do decide to try it, take the time to go through all the tutorials. They're well worth the time.

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    • 1 stars

      "Run away _NOW_"

      November 03, 2007   |   By coyote4til7

      Version: Second Life 1.18.3.5

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      The positive is that this is a pretty incredible virtual world and some great enabling technology that I'd find very helpful. The UI is great and it's visually impressive. Well... until I try and click/touch something. SecondLife locked up my MacBook Pro twice in about five minutes. It's not a full kernel panic, but everything grinds to a halt. My machine is a MacBook Pro Intel Core Duo (I), 2Ghz, 2Gigs Ram. For the last 3 months, the vast majority of my reboots have been because of Apple updates (update iTunes, force reboot... grrr). Anyway, Second Life sounds phenomenal but the Mac version needs some _serious_ loving by Linden.

      The application does not seem to record its existance in /Library/Receipts so an uninstall is a very manual process. Searching on SecondLife, "Second Life" and Linden seems to be the key. Remember the quotes on "Second Life" or you'll come back with everything that has the words second and life anywhere.

      If you actually happen to get anywhere, it will probably cache things somewhere in your user folder, too.

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    • 4 stars

      "Beta testing"

      July 08, 2007   |   By jackal59

      Version: Second Life 1.17.3.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Basically, whether you accept it or not, when using Second Life you are beta testing. That has all sorts of bads, including things that would be really cool if they worked (like flying a plane, which is great until you hit an ban line and everything goes wonky)... but what it is doing and is going to do as it progresses is astonishing. And I don't know anyplace else that you can build a 3-d structure for free.

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    • 3 stars

      "all the negatives are true but ...."

      June 27, 2007   |   By Ken Lanxner

      Version: Second Life 1.17.2.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      The negative comments are mostly true. But SL does function quite will most of the time. When it doesn't, it is maddeningly frustrating. But it is such a unique and fascinating experience that the good times are well worth the bad times. When it crashes or you lose your hair or you can't log on for over an hour --- you gripe and complain and swear that you are done with SL and plan to quit .... next year. SL is decidedly not for eveyone. But everyone I know inworld who has been there more than 3 months or so would never think of leaving, no matter how bad the problems are. If you are considering it, I urge you to give it a decent try despite what you hear. And make sure no critical documents are open unsaved while running SL!

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    • 1 stars

      "MISERABLE LIFE"

      June 26, 2007   |   By avfolk--2008

      Version: Second Life 1.17.2.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      Imagine yourself shackled in a room trying to make buggy software work on totally lame servers, with a faulty premise and horrible execution -- a day in the life of Microsoft? Nope -- trying to use yet another useless release of SL.

      Better to turn the computer off, get up, go outside, and breathe REAL air and enjoy REAL life.

      This will never live up to the hype.

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    • 3 stars

      "AVOID THIS VERSION FOR NOW"

      June 26, 2007   |   By markyboymac

      Version: Second Life 1.17.1.0

      Summary

      This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
      There are widespread reports of this version being even more unstable than normal - when you try to edit any prim there is a very high chance of the client crashing.

      It seems, judging by Mac-using friends inworld, to be affecting intel Mac users the most but it may be more widespread.

      At the very least, if you decide to update, keep the version you currently have too so you can switch back if necessary!

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