Linden Lab announced Wednesday that it has released
Second Life v1.4
for Mac OS X v10.3. Second Life is the company’s “3D virtual society,” a game and more that puts you in a virtual world where people can play together, have jobs, interact socially and much more. Imagine the Sims as a massively multiplayer online game, and you’re beginning to get the picture.
The new Mac release brings it in line with the PC version, adding the ability to view custom character animations, support for streaming audio, “live connections” to the outside world through support for XML-RPC, and the ability to marry other Second Life characters, sharing name and property too.
Second Life requires Mac OS X v10.3 or higher, 1GHz G4 or faster with 512MB of RAM, ATI Radeon 8500 or Nvidia GeForce2 MX or better video card, and broadband-based Internet connection. You can try it free for seven days; after access fees vary from a one-time US$9.95 charge to $9.95 per month depending on which option you choose.