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Pix quality ...

Jun 10, 2006, 10:18pm
okies, my info was out of date :) No wonder my beaches look so sharp ;p
> Correct, starting with version 3.0, the browser no longer shrinks all
> images down to 256x256 :)

CyVote

Jun 11, 2006, 2:03am
Actually CoLor, you are not locked out at all. Be honest, you are making
yourself locked out by using obsolete technology that even Microsoft does
not support, or very limitedly does. They stopped supporting Win95 a long
time ago, and they announced they would not support 98 or ME quite a while
back, but extended that support for an unspecified time.

Personally, I have never been happier since I upgraded to XP... and 2000. I
have seen so few blue screens of death since then. Granted, there was a
learning curve, but it's been a great success for me. I have 5 oem copies of
XP(3 home, 2 pro) and 1 oem copy of 2000. only 80 to 120 dollars a piece
when I bought hardware with them at www.mwave.com but I know some will think
that was expensive. It wasn't.

I do meet people every day at work that expect thier old Pentium 133 to
still work today and be fast and be able to still buy software off the shelf
at Bestbuy.... but they are living in a fantasy world. Computers are not
like black and white TV's. My Uncle still has a P133... I go over there and
he wonders why his high speed internet connection is so slow... with its
64Mb of memory... and his 10gb hard drive is making such a clicking racket
as the swap file gets filled with crap. Might I suggest a subscription to PC
Magazine, Windows Magazine or any of the PC/Mac trade magazines? Educate
yourself on the market and see how the future is coming faster than you
think.

Owning a computer IS a duel edged sword.... it's good and evil all wrapped
up into one package. You are not buying a toaster!

Activeworlds was gonna die... yet some folks here were holding onto the past
as if they couldn't live with out it. This upgrade, though rather poorly
timed, was the kick in the ass we all needed. Activeworlds WILL live on for
a couple of more years yet, and I am hoping for a lot longer. Depends on you
really... and other folks making that decision collectively.

I agree with Sweets that this was an awful time for the 4.1 upgrade in
relation to the Cys, but at the same time I completely disagree with her
that the Cy's needs to change its agenda in order to accomodate her or
anyone not capable of getting into AW4.1 due to their lack of technological
savvy. Ultimately, each individual is responsible for themselves, and
blaiming the other guy is NOT going to cut it or be acceptable.

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CyVote

Jun 11, 2006, 3:56pm
Sorry LNH, not on her at all. Was not my intention to do that, but I know it
sounded like it. I hope she and everyone else can get on to Cy's as well as
AW.

CyVote

Jun 11, 2006, 5:22pm
Thanks for the guilt trip. However I don't see how your personal life plays
into it. I did not ask you to buy a new machine at all. I'm glad your
priorities are straight.

3.6 Shut Down Moved To June 16.

Jun 11, 2006, 1:40am
Uh huh... it said that yesterday... and I was harassing Sweets about it...
but... damn her, she ignored me :P I'll try again... practice makes perfect.
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Pewters cost less than $442 now

Jun 11, 2006, 7:04pm
....and that includes 7.75% tax and Fedex shipping btw. Oh,also, I did not
choose the lowest prices on all of this. You can go lower. The only thing
not in this list is a monitor and printer. You already have those! And, you
don't need a floppy disk anymore... almost, and you already have a keyboard
and mouse, but I included them just because! This pewter will work great,
has WinXP Sp2 and well, it's only shortcoming is the video is integrated
onto the motherboard. I just wanted to let you folks know what is available
out there at extremely reasonable prices. Not trying to PO anyone!

MWAVE BIEN (BLACK) MIDDLE TOWER W/430W ATX POWER SUPPLY 4x5.25" 2x3.5"
6x3.5"(hidden) W/ FRONT USB CONNECTOR
NO EXTRA FAN
$29.00
SKU: BA21001 -

SONY CDU5225 BLACK 52X CDROM EIDE INTERNAL(Bare drive)
NO EXTRA AUDIO CABLE
NO AUDIO/DATA CABLE
$13.00
SKU: AA10795 - -

HITACHI/IBM 80GB UATA-100 14R9246/0A30210 7200RPM 2MB 8.5MS (Bare drive)
NO DATA CABLE
$44.90
SKU: AA21970 -

MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP HOME W/SP2 (OEM/DSP)#N09-01625/01624*Must be Purchased
w/Hardware!!*
$81.00
SKU: AA15060

LOGITECH BUNDLE: DELUXE DESKTOP PS2 KEYBOARD & OPTICAL MOUSE (Black) (White
box) (*Regular $15.5 - $3 Mwave Instant Rebate = $12.5, While Supplies
Last!)
$12.50
SKU: 3693849

ASUS P5P800-MX BUNDLE W/ RETAILED
CELERON D 346 3.06G (533Mhz)
MWAVE 1GB DDR400
ASSEMBLE/TEST BUNDLE
$201.62
SKU: MB-BA22192 -BA21960 -BA20959 -TEST

SONY 1.44MB BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE #MPF9201/131
NO FDD CABLE
$8.90
SKU: AA27230 -

Sub Total $390.92

Shipping & Handling Calculator $20.12 (Fedex ground)

Sales Tax (Orange County, CA - 7.75%) $30.30

Total $441.34

Pewters cost less than $442 now

Jun 13, 2006, 2:07am
www.mwave.com, often beats newegg, but I always comparison shop.

That spec'd PC was a budget PC... I got good parts! I went for Sony, and
Asus, Intel, Logitech, and IBM... very reliable stuff! I used to be an ABIT
fan, but they cot flaky, and I know my ISP uses ASUS for all over their near
1000 servers... and every MB by them has been rock solid that I have had.

Yes, I could have spec'd an even cheaper PC... but I didn't like the brands.

Pewters cost less than $442 now

Jun 16, 2006, 3:56am
ASUS M2NPV-VM nVIDIA GeForce 6150 CHIPSET SERIAL ATA300 MICRO ATX FORM
FACTOR 1xPCI-E(X16)/1xPCI-E(X1)/2xPCI/4xDDR2 W/INTEGRATED VGA,SATA2
RAID,LAN(Gb),USB 2.0 & AUDIO (CPU TYPE:AMD ATHLON 64 / SEMPRON - SOCKET AM2)
AMD SEMPRON 2800+ - MANILA
MWAVE 2GB DDR2 533
(1GB x 2)

$284.34 $284.34
SKU: BA22827 -BA22672 -BA20518 -BA20518

MWAVE BIEN (BIEGE) MIDDLE TOWER W/430W ATX POWER SUPPLY 4x5.25" 2x3.5"
6x3.5"(hidden) W/ FRONT USB CONNECTOR
NO EXTRA FAN

$29.00 $29.00
SKU: BA12002 -

SONY CDU5225 BEIGE 52X CDROM EIDE INTERNAL (Bare drive)
NO EXTRA AUDIO CABLE
NO AUDIO/DATA CABLE

$13.00 $13.00
SKU: AA08442 - -

SONY 1.44MB BEIGE FLOPPY DRIVE (Bare Drive) #MPF920/Z/161
NO FDD CABLE

$8.90 $8.90
SKU: AA00695 -

HITACHI 80GB 0A30356/13G0255 SATA150 8MB 7200RPM (Bare drive) *SATA Power
cord is required
NO DATA CABLE
NO POWER CORD

$46.90 $46.90
SKU: AA24960 - -

LOGITECH BUNDLE: DELUXE DESKTOP PS2 KEYBOARD & OPTICAL MOUSE (Black) (White
box) (*Regular $15.5 - $3 Mwave Instant Rebate = $12.5, While Supplies
Last!)
$12.50 $12.50
SKU: 3693849

Shipping & Handling Calculator $19.48
Sales Tax (Orange County, CA - 7.75%) $30.58
Total $444.70



This is a WOW system! I plan on buying this... for my linux server. :) No
windows! Have to get linux seperately. But if you already had a copy of
windows, this would be an awesome upgrade for some folks. :)

Pewters cost less than $442 now

Jun 16, 2006, 7:14pm
I don't have this system yet, I intend to order it for a server, so graphics
were not on my list, hence the integrated Geforce chipset.

However, I do have a A7N8X-X Asus MB here with an Anthlon XP 2600+ with 1Gb
ram and an aging Geforce4 Ti4600.... and I get near 27fps in Serene with it
at 200 vis. It's also my current Windows World server.

So, if I were to install Windows onto the machine I listed in my previous
post, I am thus boosting my cpu to a 2800+, doubling my ram to 2Gb, and
using a far better video chipset(built in) and a SATA 80gb harddrive instead
of the aging 16Gb IBM drive I'm using now. I'd say there would be a huge
improvement.

But I suppose it all depends on what you are already using now.

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Pewters cost less than $442 now

Jun 16, 2006, 7:27pm
Oh, also, the system I outlined also uses the new AM2 CPU pinout, and the
whole system is easily upgraded. So, over the coming months buying a couple
upgrades could vastly improve it. And in the mean time, prices keep
dropping, and you haven't broken your piggy bank.

EVGA 256-P2-N445-LX GEFORCE 7300GT 256MB DDR2 PCI-E w/HDTV & DVI $99.90

CREATIVE LABS SOUND BLASTER SB0610 AUDIGY 4 24-BIT 7.1 PCI (Retail) $74.64

AMD ATHLON 64 3800+ (ADA3800CNBOX) W/512KB CACHE 90NM (ORLEANS) 64-BIT
SOCKET AM2 RETAIL BOXED W/COOLING FAN (3 YEARS WARRANTY) (*Limit
2pcs/customer) $143.17

I spent money ON YOU.... but whatever right?

Jun 11, 2006, 8:46pm
OK, I hope this lands home... somehow. Every single person here who owns a
world, whether p10 or greater has spent money on YOU. You visit a world and
you look at it and you might think its great, but a lot of the visitors
think it's crap.. the colors are wrong, or the terrain is wack, or whatever.
Doesn't matter. Well, no matter how much I personally want to cuss out these
people, the fact remains... that people who own worlds have spent their hard
earned dollars to show off their world building skills and... well, some
people have the audacity to shove it in their faces and tell them what a
horrible job they have done. Please, pretty please, tone down your comments
and illustrate what you mean. Make it constructive critism, instead of
outright disgust.

Thank you!

I spent money ON YOU.... but whatever right?

Jun 11, 2006, 10:22pm
Did I say anything about tourists!?
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I spent money ON YOU.... but whatever right?

Jun 14, 2006, 2:51am
ROFL, yes, watch out Baro ;)

[4.1 Build 950] - WM_ double left click

Jun 14, 2006, 2:52am
Umm, dunno if you are annoying Mark or not... but starting to do it to me :)
*POKES*

Building Height Limit Now 1000 meters

Jun 14, 2006, 2:54am
[View Quote] HA... ha... you referring to George?

I'm melting... damn that particle rain!

Jun 16, 2006, 4:06am
OK, Serene has rain... well, a storm! But you would not know it, unless you
visited. I hope you decide to visit! Come to Serene, turn until you see a
couple of pyramids... with "?" popping out of them... click on the "right"
pyramid... and well.. you will end up in the middle of a rainstorm! Click on
the LEFT pyramid and you will end up near a beach with 3 movers.... each is
equal... but fun a heck... drag a friend with you... and then race around
the island. My friends have said it is a blast.... but they have asked for
start and end flags... for a proper race... so I am working on it :) Sooo...
I hope soon :) Please enjoy the world until then :)

I'm melting... damn that particle rain!

Jun 16, 2006, 3:38pm
[View Quote] How did you know?! I never told anyone! Don't tell anyone! I don't want to
go back!


nimbusian: Nimbusians are the second most populous race in SW City,
alongside Humans; they make up approximately 35% of the population, and have
always played a role in this nation's history. Once enslaved, they are free
again, and they roam freely all over the Scarabian Republic, settling down
to a life alongside humans. Short in stature but wide in girth, Nimbusians
appear to be made of a soft, cloudlike yet organic material that is almost
impervious to harm.

I'm melting... damn that particle rain!

Jun 17, 2006, 6:07pm
Race course is shaping up really nice now. If you come in to race, watch out
for those nasty sand bars! They will stop you dead in your tracks!

I'm melting... damn that particle rain!

Jun 17, 2006, 9:09pm
Thanks Annette.! A couple of things changed around those movers since you
were last there. Not major things, but soon.
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SDK Developers : Pissed Off

Jun 16, 2006, 10:45pm
I'm confused, and though that is a normal state of mind for me I would like
to question why AWI now requires a license for the SDK, why there is code to
prevent debugging, and why they require an NDA if you want to avoid some of
that?

I play a few games that the developers allow players to change and I have
never seen this kind of action taking place. Take games by bethsoft like
Morrowind and Oblivion, you buy their game for 50 bucks and they not only
give you the game, but the ability to use an editor to add to the world as
well as change it, add new weapons and armor or loot, etc... and then share
that with other players around the world. World of Warcraft, a game played
by hundreds of thousands, gives you a whole scripting language allowing the
player to make tools and new GUI's. You can add graphics, sounds, commands,
whatever, as long as you don't change the game itself.

Second Life gives you a whole scripting language and the ability to upload
any graphics or sounds you'd like to use, and the ability to create any
object you can imagine, then sell or freely share it. There are hundreds of
bots in SL as well... and perhaps this is the reason for AWI's 'draconian'
measures... as some of the bots in SL are very clever critters indeed! Some
bots sit there and monitor the auction channel and buy any land that sets
off certain triggers, then adding new auctions to resell the land at a tiddy
profit... making their owners... free money...

You don't buy and sell land in AW... at least not yet... but this could be a
precursor of things to come. Hard to see into E N Z O's mind ya know. ;)

Anyhow, that's just my 2cents. Personally, I would love to see the existing
bots brought back into their glory. At the same time I think the current
crop of bot makers should accept it as a challenge to fix their bots the
best way they can under the circumstances. And well, if they choose not to,
then make their own universe and worlds server software. As you can tell I
have dual feelings about the matter. I was looking forward to the hunt.

-Tal

Well done

Jun 17, 2006, 7:40pm
Welcome back Marnie!
Do tell us the story please! Every juicy detail. :)
> With help from the support team I am now using AW4.1 with AWE1.4 on W98SE
> with DirectX9.0. Plaudits to all who helped.

Recommendation by Senate Study Committee.....

Jun 18, 2006, 1:43pm
> Shut... the hell... up

LOL, I thought it was quite entertaining, if not a bit off kilter. I also
agreed with it for the most part. I know... shocking. :) Must be just my
mood this morning.

zones

Jun 20, 2006, 10:34pm
Ummm LOL.... there is no technical reason why a check box couldn't be added
to AW World Features to allow for global chat. Now, in a world like Alpha,
that would be a huge problem, but in a world with 10 users max, say a P-40
like sweets has, I can't see any reason why not to allow it.
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Options/Citizen

Jun 23, 2006, 12:51pm
This is not new at all. You got disco'd from the server like I get disco'd
every day almost and this has been happening since the first day the Windows
server was made available. Welcome to the club.

Options/Citizen

Jun 23, 2006, 8:28pm
ok, look at your server logs during the times you are NOT disconnected, but
when you can't do anything, and you move real slow.... do you see the words
>garbage< next to your IP address? If so, then you have what a lot of us
have been going through.

Question for sweets

Jun 26, 2006, 12:10am
sweets, you go out of your way to irk people and it does you no service.
*sighs and walks away*

Question for sweets

Jun 26, 2006, 2:20am
but but sweets, if it does you no service, then... well durn it... find
another way. Just making people mad just isn't the simple be all answer. I
mean, I do hear you, and in some ways I agree with you, but then there are
other ways I very much do not. I just get irked by reading the same post
over and over again over the months, reworded, but basically the same. I
really do want your point made, I just wish we could define it in such a way
as we could all agree on it. Fact is though, if you rate your world X, you
must expect that some people will view it XXX, and others will view it ADULT
only, and others will definetly view it as children and teens NOT admitted.
Period. If X worlds are allowed in the Cy's, then X worlds will recieve a
proportionately lower number of votes than other worlds, simply from the
fact that fewer people are allowed in.

Here is a simple fact... IF X worlds were suddenly allowed, then X world
owners would bitch and complain that they were not getting enough votes, and
thus they would insist on having their own X rated categories... thus
limiting themselves to a small segment of the population again... but... it
would not be the whole community.

Solution is SIMPLE. DO NOT allow X rated worlds in the Cy's and do what the
adult community in Real life has done and have its OWN awards for the X and
XXX rated worlds(movies etc).... a seperate awards completely. Naturally, I
do not believe you will approve of that either... and well, I doubt there is
enough support in the AW community for it.

So, basically, no matter how much I like ya, SHUT UP please. ;) Thank you!
Frankly, I believe there is absolutely nothing that could be done to make
all parties happy. I wish there were... but the philosophies are very
different.

Personally, I do not support the Oscar's, Emmy's or any other awards show. I
go to my Aunts Oscar BBQ because its a family get together and I get to
wrestle with my cousins.... but I could care less who wins... I know which
movies I liked watching that year and that's all that matters to me.

So, if you want to have a BBQ for the excuse of having an awards show...
I'll be there, as long as I can wrestle, but the awards themselves are not
that important. :)

-Tal

Anyone ever made 2048 res texture before?

Jun 27, 2006, 11:36pm
Are you going to write up a tutorial on how to make skyboxes with Terragen?
I'd sure like to learn how to do that. Where did you learn it from? :)

Who is this Immigration Officer anyhow?

Jun 27, 2006, 11:54pm
Has anyone ever seen him? Is it the same Immigration Officer? Or do they
have shifts? How long are their shifts? I see them in every world! Is there
a different Immigration Officer in each world? Do they have names and why
won't they share them? Well, and darn it, why won't they chat with you!
Inquiring minds want to know! Oh, is there in Immigration Officer retreat
world? What's it called? Can we sneak in and see what their offtime is like?
Maybe be a fly on the wall? No fly swatters please!

I'm just saying...
-Tal

Happy Canada Day!

Jul 2, 2006, 3:22am
Well, not sure about the rest of the country, but California is very strict
on guns and alcohol, especially in combination... and when each 4th of July
comes around you better be in your backyard, because the police are
patrolling the neighborhoods just waiting to hear that gun go off. Now, Los
Angeles is special, and so is Santa Ana... the police run from these cities
during the 4th... because there are too dang many fools firing their guns up
into the air... and you never know where these bullets will land... quite
possibly right on your head. Makes me wish bullets came down right where
they were launched... NM.

In every neighborhood where I live, from mountain to beach, fireworks and
guns are not permitted to be fired off... period... drink all you want, but
keep it to your own private lot. Watch the "professionals" fire off the big
ones.

Man, I remember when I was a kid and we used to have 4th of July block
parties... all the adults would set up their lawn chairs out in the middle
of the street, picnic benches and tables, rows of BBQ's, and let the kids
fire off all the fireworks and m80's they wanted... bottle rockets,
sparklers.... snakes... whatever! Ok, so some fools set hillsides on fire,
and some idiots blew off their hands and fingers... why should this spoil
everyone elses fun? The good old days!

NM. ;)

Happy CANADA day!

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