Radegast 2.0 Release

The Radegast Development Team is proud to announce the immediate availability of Radegast version 2.0.

This release brings the 3D Scene Viewer that allows users to see the 3d worlds around them. Most of the object rendering features are implemented and functional, including the support for showing regular prims, sculpies and meshes, but one should keep in mind that this is still very experimental and might cause crashes. Known issues include: not entirely correct avatar rendering, no support for glow or flexible prims. If you do encounter problems please do report them in our issue tracker.

In addition to the Scene Viewer, Radegast 2.0 comes with the support of the new avatar physics wearable type. There is also a crash reporter that will ask you to submit the crash reports should something unexptected happen. We encourage you to submit those reports as they make the future releases of Radegast better.

The full release notes for version 2.0:

Release Notes: New Features and Improvements

  • [RAD-289] – Implement 3D Scene Viewer
  • [RAD-227] – Radar Manual Capability
  • [RAD-263] – Add support for physics wearable
  • [RAD-269] – Implement support for llMapDestination()
  • [RAD-270] – Add crash reporter
  • [RAD-279] – Add ability to save multiple logins
  • [RAD-285] – Add ability to send Radegast client tag
  • [RAD-288] – Add option in preferences to disable use of VBO even if hardware claims to be present
  • [RAD-214] – AV viewing
  • [RAD-275] – Reuse bound textures on 3D preview to save memory
  • [RAD-277] – don’t want name or password saved
  • [RAD-287] – Change method to lookup object names so that it does not interfere with sim physics
  • [RAD-290] – Improve precision of movement control buttons on the main chat console

Bug Fixes

  • [RAD-262] – Radegast crashes in object viewer if mipmap extension isn’t loaded
  • [RAD-264] – Friend online notifications sometimes don’t display friend name
  • [RAD-268] – merged ‘Chat+Objects’ Tabs can’t be re-opened
  • [RAD-272] – Volume Control Settings are not retained between login sessions
  • [RAD-273] – Text typed with an all-caps /ME is not emoted
  • [RAD-274] – Ineventory not fully loading
  • [RAD-276] – Hovertext placed incorrectly over the child prims
  • [RAD-278] – Floating point bug in 3D renderer [for europeans]
  • [RAD-281] – Loading a plugin .cs using System.Xml results in missing namespace error
  • [RAD-283] – Password is not forgotten, aka Radegast is an elephant


Don’t forget that .NET framework version 3.5sp1 is required on Windows and Mono 2.4 and newer on Linux (2.6 highly recommended, 2.8 will not work due to bugs in it). You can download this release from our downloads page.

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  1. Braclo’s avatar


    Great job on the new viewer :D For people on a slow connection or that cannot run SL for whatever reason, this is great. The 3D scene gives a nice idea about what is around you when you want to get a visual idea.

    Just wanted to say good job and congrats on the new version :D


  2. Latif Khalifa’s avatar

    Thank you Braclo! :D

  3. anonimo’s avatar

    nao consigo fazer o download falta o radegastcore voce poderia mim passar o link?

  4. Gia’s avatar

    Great job on providing the metaverse community with a lightweight alternative to graphics-intensive viewer software. Thank you!

  5. SHARA’s avatar

    Well indeed is wonderfull that finaly exist an escenary for radegast the strange part for me is that i can open 2 heavy viewers at same time in my pc and normal, but if i log in in radegast and i try to use the 3D scene i crash :s.
    So i dunno why that diference in my experience looks like radegast viewer is most heavy that other 2 big viewers :<

    1. LordFader’s avatar

      I have the same problem.

  6. Sparkaphat Doobie’s avatar

    This is great! Thanks to you I have found my favorite SL text-based viewer! I am especially excited about the AI and am now exploring the TTS plugin. Do you have any suggestions?

    The 3-D option is also a great idea! I haven’t gotten it to work on my Mint 10 computer yet, but i will keep trying.

  7. TC’s avatar

    For Ubuntu 11.04 (natty) — If the scene viewer puts up a blank screen, look in the log for:

    19:05:23 [WARN]: - : An exception was thrown by the type initializer for OpenTK.Graphics.GraphicsMode
    19:05:23 [ERROR]: - : Failed to initialize OpenGL control, cannot continue

    To cure this error, install the libx11-dev package.

    1. Latif Khalifa’s avatar

      Thank you for the tip!

  8. anonimo’s avatar

    how to change appearance several times as I click not working

  9. Guest’s avatar

    Hello, thank you for great new release!

    I have one question about interaction with objects via 3D View. Some SL objects contain only one prim, but action depend on where you click it. Looks like right now impossible to click at specified location (for example to activate menu, turn it on/off etc.). Do you have plans to add ability to interact with such objects?

    Also in 3D View some Sculpies have wrong texture align same Sculties looks fine in 3D Scene.

    1. Latif Khalifa’s avatar

      Yeah, Radegast does not support sending the exact location of clicks to prims yet. It can tell which prim is clicked but not where on the prim. We might take a stab at implementing this in one of the future versions, but it’s a non-trivial task.

  10. blah’s avatar

    It’s 2011, and I cannot mute others on voice with this viewer yet.

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