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Vircadia Web


⚠️ Early Developer Alpha ⚠️

The Vircadia web client is in Early Developer Alpha! There will be unimplemented features and bugs.

Please take a moment to check the list of issues and file an issue if one does not exist already. If you are able, please try to implement a feature or fix a bug yourself! The metaverse appreciates your assistance. 🙏

Vircadia Web (codename Aether) is an open source metaverse web client for accessing virtual worlds.


This interface is tested and validated for the following browser platforms:

  • Mobile, Tablet, Desktop
    • Chromium (Chrome, Brave, Edge etc.)
    • Webkit (Safari)
    • Gecko (Firefox)
  • Native
    • Windows 10+
    • MacOS Monterey
    • Linux (Ubuntu 20+)
  • XR on Android (COMING SOON!)
    • Quest 2/Quest Pro
    • Pico 4
    • Vive Focus 3

Project Setup


Vircadia Web has been tested to work with:

  • Node versions 16 - 20
  • NPM versions 8.19 - 10.1

(Use of Node versions other than stated is untested and may not work correctly.)

Clone the Repo

First, clone the repository to your machine with Git. Then, open a terminal in that directory.

Vircadia Web relies on the Vircadia Assets submodule, so you must pull recursively.

git clone --recursive

Install the dependencies

npm i



If you want to use a local copy of the Vircadia Web SDK, from a directory beside the web app's:

npm run install-local-web-sdk

Run, Compile, and Test

Customization Options

The web client's settings such as branding, default servers, and more, can be customized directly from environment variables which you must set at or prior to build/compile time.

See Configuring quasar.conf.js for a full set of customization options.

Start the app in development mode

Development mode benefits from features like hot-code reloading, error reporting, etc.

npm run dev


yarn run dev

Lint the files

npm run lint

And fix lint issues automatically with

npm run lint -- --fix

Run tests

npm run test

Build the app for production

npm run build


The web client can also be compiled to a standalone desktop app. When doing so, the VRCA_DESKTOP_MODE environment variable must be set to either dev or build.

After installing the base Node dependencies with npm i, you will also need to install Tauri's Rust dependencies.

To run the desktop wrapper in development mode:

npm run dev-desktop

To build the desktop executable:

npm run build-desktop

To Update Contributors

npm run update-contributors

Local Assets

To enable faster loading, you may put local models into the public/local-assets folder, then reference them in your entity tree like so /local-assets/yourModel.glb. The asset should now be available to you in-world.