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May 19, 2001, 1:33pm

An intresting Review of the first (or one of the very early) AlphaWorld (as
it WAS called). It was the Worlds Chat or something like that before and
this was the new Alpha World chat.....look in my other post about the spy
thing and click some of the "Spy pic" links to see pictures of it. Very
simple hehe :)


May 19, 2001, 2:25pm
[View Quote] The text seems to be from good old Strouds site, its how I found Alphaworld
back in September 95 :)


alphabit phalpha

May 19, 2001, 2:44pm
And thank goodness for us you found it HenrikG!
Hey.....how did everyone else hear of Activeworlds?
I was told about it by a school teacher friend back in 97:)


May 19, 2001, 2:51pm
I found it back in 98 when a friend called me really late to come get this
cool program where you could fly and walk through walls. lol
syntax at earthcorp.com

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May 19, 2001, 2:53pm
i went to www.download.com and searched for "3d chat" (i think) and after
goign through a list of tons of them acutaly found OuterWorlds first
:)....but after being a tourist in OW i diddnt like it (of course i didnt
know anything about AW then). After a while later i tryed again and saw
ActiveWorlds (didnt know it was connected to OW) and after about a week of
being a tourist i became a ciezin (in January 2001)..surpisingly ive only
been in AW for about 4-5 months now and i know how to script...use bots a
lot...and bought a world and have a hosting company.....the got a world
actualy after a week of being a citezin

so theres my AW story :) anyone else wanna tell theres? i'd like to hear one
when AW just started :)

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tony m

May 19, 2001, 3:04pm

goober king

May 19, 2001, 3:51pm
I found it back in Sept of 96 on a poster in WorldsChat. It looked
interesting so I clicked the link, downloaded it and walked in... I must
say I was a bit jolted when all I saw was a screen of blue and black
triangles all over the place (took a while to load on my old 14.4 :)) So
on my very first visit, I spent a lot of time talking to triangles. :)

As for how I found WorldsChat, I can't remember for the life of me. I
think it involved me just searching for chat progs and that was on the
list. But I had been there for about a year before I found AW.

Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it ;)

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Goober King
No one may ever know the truth... oops!
rar1 at acsu.buffalo.edu


May 19, 2001, 4:00pm
Dachs (Badger) has a page about an old german SciFi
TV-series called "Raumpatrouille Orion". He announced
a special 3D event related to this theme in City4All.
Then I found Mauz' information page about visiting
different universes by changing the INI file entries.

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\ /
__/ /_


May 19, 2001, 4:09pm
Early to mid 95 I was an acolyte in Worlds Away on Compuserve, owned by
Fujitsu. I heard of this true 3d world and did some searches.

September (about) of 1995 I found AW and started to come more and more

About November 1995 I abandoned Worlds Away and joined AW permanently. Met a
few people like dataman, grover, little bull etc and started to build.

My first remaining build is dated december 1995 near the teleport station,
actually too close to the teleport station, but robocop (DM), who I met at
that time, saw what I was building and allowed it to stay:) I think it was
one of the first builds in the new terretories after Grand Central opened.
My first actual build was plowed under on a rebuild of GZ in AW many years
ago when the arrival area went from about 9 tiles to the complex we have
there today. My second build still has two ground tiles left but was
obliterated by the PK's when they wanted to build their headquarters (pout).
One day I will build a tower next to their headquarters on what is still my
GZ plot:)

Then I built my city in AW, then heard rumours about seperate worlds, got
one of the first, if not the first commercial license from Worlds Inc and my
first world was born.

Been building ever since somewhere:)


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May 19, 2001, 4:09pm
I heard about it from a friend in IRC someime in 96. All I saw was triangles
and never gave the download a chance to finish and I removed it from my PC
thinking it was terrible. Another person mentioned it again in about a year
later in IRC. I tried it again and this time I let it all load. ;-) I became
a citizen in April of 97.

Side note - The first people I met in AW was Noots, Wascally Wabbit and
Grover. What a group huh? First private world I was allowed to build in was
Xav's world. My kids and I spent what seemed like 24 hours a day until we
were finished in there! lol Thanks Xav! King Tex and Dharma Bum helped me
out a bunch, esp King Tex. This is also when I met HenrikG :-) *sigh, great


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May 19, 2001, 4:21pm
Ohhhhhhhhh yes. Now for some fun. I have no clue how I found it the first time (1995/'96), never came back after I annhilated that
PC. Then later on ('97 I believe) I saw it on cNet TV and got it again. Then I annhilated THAT PC. In 1998, I downloaded it to my
new Cyrix MII after seeing an ad banner for it. Then after the MII bit the bullet I didn't come back until someone emailed me about
it in 1999. Then I fooled around as a tourist until July '99 and registered. Lesson: You forget about things you don't pay for.
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m a k a v e l i

May 19, 2001, 4:38pm
Don't ask me how, but a Yahoo CD showed up in my mailbox, I decided to check
it out, it was on the CD, and I thought it was the coolest thing in the

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May 19, 2001, 5:02pm
[View Quote] Wow!! that is a long story. To make it short:
I got the URL in '95 from a friend together with the SnowCrash book. I read the book first (at that time literature was more important than the computer for me!)
The book caught me well (I'm still reading it here and there to absorb new aspects of the story) so I gave a try of the program itself, I became hooked on the spot and since then I'm and active user of AW. I did not build for a while until Moria offered land in his world for lease. I built two buildings there (and one is AW ) and never again :) I bougth my the first personal world (called Storage) after the COF takeover. (I was waiting for Worlds, Inc to sell it to me but they just .... up). As far as I know my world was in the first few personal worlds. It is still up and active.
As time went by I learned in a hard way that the virtual environment can be a VERY addictive one! Thanks to Daphne and Moria I'm still alive and here:)

As few of you already know - I don't build but I make tools for everyone. I just wish the day would have 48 hours or more so I can do what I wish for the community!

That is my story in a nutshell,

john viper

May 19, 2001, 5:18pm
"alphabit phalpha" <alphabit2 at home.com> wrote in news:3b06a2f6$1
at server1.Activeworlds.com:

> And thank goodness for us you found it HenrikG!
> Hey.....how did everyone else hear of Activeworlds?
> I was told about it by a school teacher friend back in 97:)

A few months after I actually got Internet access, in the winter of 1997, I
was in a ReBoot news group (more than likely alt.rv.reboot) and Lightwave
mentioned it. I checked it out, and did not become a citizen for a few
months, and finally, on March 9, 1998 at 9:01 PM, I decided that $20 was
worth it

John Viper
jviper at jtsoft.net

alphabit phalpha

May 19, 2001, 5:32pm
*wondering what that old Wascally is up to*


May 19, 2001, 5:56pm
He's doing great!
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May 19, 2001, 6:45pm
I got the tip from old Raven Shadow. he lured me into AW October 97. But now
he's gone and I'm still here :)


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May 19, 2001, 7:12pm
I'm trying to remember the name of the guy who whispered to me about AW
in Worlds Chat, like, you didn't hear it from me! He was citizen 3 I
think, he and his buddy errrrrm....King....Kingsomething dammit I am so
bad with names, GERSH! And Kingummmmmmm I'll remember Kingpin,
Kingfish, Kingahwell maybe later but the two of them had laid out the
road system and a bunch more which seemed to be an amazing building feat
at the time. Their roads led all the way to the ends of the world, 200
in each direction. :) And in those days if you hit 200 you fell off
into the water so there were beach resorts at the edges. KINGWOOD! :)
I think those asses sold KW's account but his estate may still be there
around 10N 1W. Of course in those days it was something like "-1, 10".
:) Since moving around was slow, Gers or KW or Grover hadda kind of
lead me to a building spot for me at like, -14,14 which seemed kina far
out from GZ but WTH. :)

[View Quote] > And thank goodness for us you found it HenrikG!
> Hey.....how did everyone else hear of Activeworlds?
> I was told about it by a school teacher friend back in 97:)


May 19, 2001, 9:09pm
I somehow found World Chat and than decided to search 3d Chat to see what
else was out there. I was amazed and in awe when I found AW and immediately
became addicted. I remember spending alot of time in AW GZ battling the
"name stealers" at a time when citizenship was free and it was nothing for
people to use the l/I trick to steal someone's name and pretend they are
this person.

Than the time came when AW charged for citizenship and I sent in my 20 bucks
and probably because of the mass immigration, AW was a little behind on
changing over the citizenships. I found myself reduced to a "tourist".

Now imagine this, no whispers, stuck as a tourist and trying to get
someone's attention that could help me with my plight of losing my identity
and of course the fear that someone would steal my name!!!

Moria came to the rescue!!!! Thanks Moria...I will be forever thankful and
indebted to you :) and 10,000 memories later...Im still here hopelessly


alphabit phalpha

May 19, 2001, 9:28pm
Makes me sad to see the creator of the Cy statue gone:(
His creation is what made the Cy's so classy:) imho

sw comit

May 20, 2001, 4:06am
I wish told by a friend (the guy who drew the SW logo). I was all skeptical
about it and didn't get it and he kept bugging me to get it so I finally did
and here I am O_O

SW Comit
swcomit at swcity.net
Mayor of SW City
President of Community Linkage Commission

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May 20, 2001, 10:55am
I used to be on MS Cartoon Chat all the time, so one day in November 1999 I
looked in the "chat" section of the portal I used (and still use) and I
found a sub-category called "VR-chat" and there was a link to the Patagonia
homepage. So I downloaded the software (wasn't aware that there was anything
else than Pata at the time) and explored Pata. Then I lost interest cuzz
there was no way for tourists to build there at the time. then in the autumn
of 2000 I logged on again and saw a sign on Pata GZ saying that free cits
were being offered. So I signed up for a cit and that's the story ;-))


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May 20, 2001, 12:03pm
Hmm...my story is pretty simple. I can still remember my first day in AW. I
was part of a gaming community for the game, Creatures (hence where my name
comes from). It was an artificial 3d life game. anyways, someone from the
community, a very respective head, actually found this place and lured most
of us into Mars to make a settlement. From then on, only myself and a few
others have actually stayed and prospered in AW. :)) Everyone else went back
to Creatures. So, in reality, AW caused the downfall of interest in my
favorite game ever...


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May 20, 2001, 3:45pm
Humm *ponders* It had to be May 24th 1996 cuz according to AW I registered
on the 25th. I was up in my room about to go to bed, when I suddenly
decided to watch a little TV. I turned on the TV and put it on the
discovery channel (I think) and watched beyond 2000 (I think, or a show like
it) and at the end they had a tiny clip of worlds chat and activeworlds.
MAN I just about flipped, it looked soo cool I could hardly wait till
morning. But I did. So in the morning (was it after school?) or afternoon
I downloaded and played in both worlds chat and activeworlds. Guess which
one maintained my interest? lol.

I wandered around in a day of extreme discovery, bumping into someone was
amazing, cuz there weren't too many users on and there were no personal
teleports so if they weren't at GZ finding them wandering around wasn't
easy. Luckily there were a few around some of the main attractions.
Eventually I found this cool fountain out in the middle of nowhere, and
thought it was so cool I claimed it for myself, standing on top of it
yelling at anyone that passed by to get away from my fountain. lol

Anyway I met someone named Mr E Nigma, and he brought me out to his area and
taught me how to build. I still have that spot and built my very first
temple there. love that place :) even tho the gradual change of some of the
original aw objects has messed up parts of it.

My very first creation, was a large wall that enclosed an area. I still
haven't found that place again - somewhere not too far from GZ.

I wonder what happened to Mr E Nigma. He was very helpful.

I owe AW a lot, it started me in a lot of my various graphics fields as well
has facilitated a lot of extracurricular growth. Hell a job I worked at for
2 years was from someone I met in AW and was contracting work out in my

Kudos to AW and the many more years of entertainment and education you'll

If you've read this far - CYA IN AW! -raiven

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May 21, 2001, 5:14pm
Heh I thot I created the first Cy statue :)

[View Quote] > Makes me sad to see the creator of the Cy statue gone:(
> His creation is what made the Cy's so classy:) imho

alphabit phalpha

May 21, 2001, 8:59pm
Are you Dataman and did you do that cute gold statue that a replica is
hiding under aw gz?:)


May 28, 2001, 8:18am
Iunno about the cute gold statue, havent seen it but I did a giant statue
of Cy in gold I think, on a pedestal with a plaque a long time ago. And
yes I am DM of old.

[View Quote] > Huh?
> Are you Dataman and did you do that cute gold statue that a replica is
> hiding under aw gz?:)


May 31, 2001, 12:11am
Good to see your still around!


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May 31, 2001, 5:54am
WOW... Will everyone look at that name...
JUSTEN... I sure hope that that other one don't have some stupid comment on
that name...
Maybe it's my poor eyes.... But i like that name JUSTEN alot
better than JUSTIN.....

justen <justenc at hotmail.com> wrote in <3b15a83d at server1.Activeworlds.com>:

>Good to see your still around!

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