Catznip Second Life Viewer
Catznip is graphical client for Linden Lab's user created 3D virtual world, Second Life. Our aim is to refine and reinvent your in-world experience. Our focus is stability, usability, privacy and plenty of new original homegrown features. This viewer is listed in the official Linden Lab Third Party Viewer Directory. Read More....
Next Version : Catznip R9
Catznip R9 is mostly feature complete, there are a couple of little bits we really want to get in if we can. A selected few alpha testers are working with us to refine the new functionality while we polish up the user interface additions and fix any last minute big bugs. Beta testing will start soon and we hope to have a public pile on beta test period before we release the final finished product. The OSX version may be slightly delayed .. cross your fingers.
Catznip R9 will have materials, new particles and fitted mesh from Linden Lab.
The delays in launching are entirely down to adding CHUI from LL and doing a lot of clean up work only to find that it incurred a unacceptable drop in performance, a significant amount of time was lost trying to make it faster. In the end we reimplemented chat from scratch using a mixture of R8 and the best CHUI elements. The new chat interface is fast and tight with all the bells and whistles you expect (and maybe .. a few brand new ones).
Latest Release :
We were hoping that R8 would have everything you needed for Linden Lab's roll out of Server-side Appearance (SSA), and it would have, if LL hadn't decided there would be one more round of changes the day after we released. Talk about worse timing ever!
Catznip R8.1 is essentially R8 with the very latest SSA changes, a few crash fixes and tweak or two for good measure.
This is a mandatory update and is now the very minimum version of Catznip that is supported. We can not stress this enough, do NOT use anything older than R8.1 ever ever again. even if it snows, even if it snows fire.
- Download the Latest Release.
- Catznip R8 Release Notes.
- Catznip JIRA : Report bugs & Request Features in Catznip or RLVa.
- Follow us on .
Catznip Help & SupportLatest Release ( ). Help > About in the viewer will tell you what you are using. Check out the Troubleshooting Guide and Frequently Asked Questions and don't forget to follow us on .
To join or open the Catznip Group from in the viewer, top menu click Help > Catznip Support Group. You can also paste the following in chat in the viewer and click the link that appears.
We will always try to help where we can but time is limited and we could easily spend all day helping people out with general Second Life problems or queries. If you really really need to contact us personally then the preferred way is to drop a notecard on Catznip in world. Yes this is an alt, but it has been our experience that when people either IM or drop notecards on us we (completely unintentionally) forget about it until much later.
If you want to peek if we’re online you can search for Trinity Dejavu or Kitty Barnett but if we’re not or can’t respond then please do just send offline IMs and notecards to Catznip instead. If we’re pre-occupied might still ask you to drop a notecard on Catznip as a reminder.
Second Life Support
We do not provide dedicated support staff, and while we will always try and be helpful if we can, if you need help or support for anything that is not Catznip or RLVa specific then your first port of call should be the official Second Life support services.
Linden Lab do not support any third party viewers so it is in your best interest when communicating with Lab support staff to resolve a generic Second Life issue that you a switch to a Linden provided viewer and not mention Catznip at all.
Kitty is worried this will sound mean or dismissive, but really we prefer to set a realistic expectation; If we can – or have the time to – we probably will help, but if it’s outside of the “Catznip – or RLVa – scope” then there is a good chance we will just refer you to the Second Life Forums or Knowledge Base, unless you are made from chocolate, then we will just eat you. Om nom nom.
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