Download the Viewer and start exploring!

Once you have created your Avatar you can download the viewer and start exploring!

  1. Click the button below to download the software you need to start exploring (called the viewer).
  2. Install the viewer (click on the file that was downloaded and follow the instructions, selecting ‘Install’ on the first screen).
  3. Once installed the viewer should start automatically.
    • If it does not run automatically, locate the shortcut labelled ‘apollo’ – it will be on your desktop
  4. When the software loads, enter the  ‘firstname lastname‘ that you chose for your avatar (your username); and your password into the boxes at the bottom of the screen. If you have not created an avatar yet, go here to create them.
  5. Click ‘Login’ to connect.
    • The first time you do this on Windows it will ask you about ‘SL Voice’, this is not a requirement. Press ‘allow access’ if you want voice communication.
  6. Start exploring!
    • Use the arrow keys to move around.
    • Click and drag on the back of the head of your avatar (the person in the centre of the screen) to look around.
    • Press Page Up and Page Down to fly up and down.