2008-11-30: MJM Labs proudly presents Hippo OpenSim Viewer v0.4.0. This is the first version based on Linden viewer 1.21. For more details please see the list of changes.
Hippo OpenSim Viewer
The Hippo OpenSim Viewer is a modified Second Life viewer, targeted at OpenSim users. It allows building up to a height of 10,000 m, scaling prims up to 256x256x256 m and other exciting features. More specific OpenSim features are under development. For more details please refer to the features page or give it a try straight from the downloads page.
The current version is based on the official Linden Lab release 1.21.6.
Second Life is a highly successful virtual world developed by Linden Labs. Its content is created by its residents. The Second Life viewer is the client you install on your PC to log into that virtual world. The power of Second Life is its flexibility. For some it is just another online game, while others use it for virtual business, bringing together people from all over the world. For more details please see the Second Life web site.
The Open Simulator (OpenSim) project is developing an open source simulator that is compatible with the Second Life viewer, but opening up innovative applications centering on a virtual three-dimensional world. For more details please see the Open Simulator web site. But as the possibilities of OpenSim go far beyond those of Second Life, users find themselves restricted by the Second Life viewer as provided by Linden Labs.
A Viewer for OpenSim
The Hippo OpenSim Viewer helps users take advantage of OpenSim features and extensions. Based on the source code of the Linden viewer, which is published under GPL, Hippo OpenSim Viewer is compatible not only with the Second Life grid but with all the grids running Open Simulator. The additional features allow exploiting the potential of the Open Simulator world and provide a user-friedly way to connect to the multitude of OpenSim grids.