The Awportals Chronicles

From Our Correspondent: Combat and Paintball, June 4, 2016

Published Jun 9, 2016, 9:17pm
Combat is a world created by OzySEO and Iao Moonshadow that came into being during a conversation between the two at MaxPoly’s Birthday Party. From there, Ozy and Iao became partners that combined their skills as award winning builders to create the world we fight in today.

The Lost History of Pictures

Published May 28, 2016, 8:25pm
History... We write it down, transcribe it between languages, make hundreds, thousands or even millions of copies, and the information behind it rarely becomes lost. But what about Activeworlds building history? on Facebook

Published May 24, 2016, 7:00pm
[SITE NEWS] AWPortals pushes a new feature allowing you to promote your events directly onto a dedicated Facebook fanpage.

AW, Inc. Faces Backlash Over Universe Hosting Changes

Published May 23, 2016, 12:07am
Anger continues to grow among universe owners and hosting providers, as policy changes enacted by AW3DU (Formerly AW, Inc) CEO Rick Noll lead to galaxies and universes shutting down when faced with unexpected annual hosting fees.

VRT Clock now closer to reality

Published May 20, 2016, 9:25am
The VRT clock, or Virtual Reality Time, now is more closely tied to reality after suffering months of clock drift... but for how long?

The Citizen Historian Team

Published May 20, 2016, 9:14am
We are glad to announce that we will be working with Bach Zhaa to create a citizen historian team, capable of chronicling citizen histories.

AWSchool Looking for Teachers

Published May 13, 2016, 8:29am
AWSchool, the once thriving learning center of AW, is looking for new teachers and assistants.

Major Hunts, Coming Soon!

Published May 13, 2016, 8:19am
Great news on the event front as several worlds vie to host large hunts of their own.

Site News: Introducing Badges

Published May 4, 2016, 12:01pm
With actual rewards seemingly being in short supply since cits went free to play and Flagg vanished, I was looking for something that could be used to incentivise involvement and thought to myself... Let people get things purely for the ego...

Site News: Events Calendar Returns

Published May 4, 2016, 12:00pm
I'm glad to announce that after a re-write that took up most of my evenings this week, the Awportals events calendar is back online and ready to accept listings from event planners.

For Those Returning...

Published Dec 21, 2010, 7:54pm
AWPortals has compiled a mass of helpful resources for returning users to get back into the swing of things!

All Citizens and Worlds Renewed to January 4

Published Dec 21, 2010, 7:54pm
As the year comes to a close, all Active Worlds citizens can come together once again! Active Worlds Community Liaison Tom (Flagg) has announced that all expired citizens and worlds have been renewed through January 4, 2011.

CY Awards Winners 2010

Published Nov 14, 2010, 8:56am
Presenting the winners of the 2010 CY Awards held on November 13th.

Chat Viewer now available

Published Oct 31, 2010, 6:51pm
The former live logging feature on has been relocated to a new home in the root as a reflection of the archives section no longer describing its purpose.

Activity Points - The Player's Guide

Published Apr 12, 2010, 6:00pm
Rules, Information and Prizes on AWTeen Activity Points and AWTeen Activity Ranks.

ActiveWiki - Conduct Policy Requires Community Feedback

Published Apr 11, 2010, 10:58pm
A new conduct policy on the ActiveWiki requires members of the community to vote for or against it.

New MMORPG Looking for Developers

Published Mar 19, 2010, 8:39pm
A new MMORPG is coming to the Activeworlds universe and it's not just another role-playing game - but it needs the help of committed citizens to help reach release.

Weekly Roundup - March 20th, 2010

Published Mar 19, 2010, 8:38pm
Weekly round-up of news from the Activeworlds community universe for the week ending March 20, 2010. Includes closing hosts, there users, RPGs, AWGate modifications, browser builds and various community announcements.

Own your own AWTeen Pet

Published Mar 13, 2010, 1:27pm
Want to have your very own pet? Well, now you can in AWTeen with the introduction of a Pet system.

AWGate Benefits from Heads Up Display

Published Mar 13, 2010, 12:35pm
Activeworlds took a small step towards encouraging new users to explore larger parts of Activeworlds this last week with the introduction of a Heads Up Display in AWGate. Users to Receive Free Active Worlds Citizenship

Published Mar 8, 2010, 4:32pm
Active Worlds Community Liaison Tom (Flagg) announced today that 'refugees' from the There virtual reality environment would be offered six free months of Active Worlds citizenship upon proof of There membership.

Activeworlds to Change Rendering Engine

Published Jan 10, 2010, 7:59am
Chrispeg offered information on a huge change in the development of Activeworlds, with the focus on implementing a brand new rendering engine to take over from the now defunct Renderware.

Tech Talk 13 - Topic Roundup

Published Jan 10, 2010, 7:53am
A round up of the topics discussed at Tech Talk #13 hosted by Chrispeg and moderated by Karten and DMC2U.

Andras to join Activeworlds, Inc

Published Jan 10, 2010, 7:16am
Chrispeg has announced at Tech Talk #13 that occasional Activeworlds, Inc contractor and developer of the Linux world server, Andras, would be officially joining the Activeworlds, Inc development team on an official basis in the near future.

AWRPG Looking for Builders

Published Jan 6, 2010, 12:07am
Poseidon would like to know if any users are interested in spending some of their time helping improve AWRPG.

Weekly Roundup - January 03, 2010

Published Jan 4, 2010, 12:30am
A summary of the drama in the Activeworlds Universe and Forums for Jan 3rd. Warning. This article may contain traces of sarcasm.

Dream Lojyk's Mover Tutorial

Published Jan 3, 2010, 5:55pm
AWSchol invites you to view its new Mover Tutorial by Dreme Lojyk.

Eclipse Evolution 2 - Build 550 (5.0)

Published Dec 19, 2009, 7:09pm
Eclipse Evolution has been upgraded to the latest 5.0 SDK.

Site News: The Guide to Publishing Events

Published Dec 19, 2009, 4:24pm
Awportals now makes it even easier to register your events on the official Events Calendar.

Kiwi Files: Nursemom and Woody

Published Dec 17, 2009, 12:24am
Kiwi continues her interview series by talking to Nursemom and Woody.

Weekly Roundup - December 06, 2009

Published Dec 6, 2009, 8:59am
A summary of the drama in the Activeworlds Universe and Forums for Dec 6th, 2009.

Christmas Specials - 2009

Published Dec 6, 2009, 8:47am
Activeworlds, Inc has announced its yearly Christmas Specials.

Weekly Roundup - November 29, 2009

Published Nov 29, 2009, 4:10pm
A summary of the drama in the Activeworlds Universe and Forums for Nov 29nd. Warning. This article may contain traces of sarcasm.

Jobs: ACT Seeking Skilled Programmer for RPG

Published Nov 23, 2009, 2:18pm
ACT03 is currently seeking a skilled, professional minded and dedicated programmer for an up & coming game project.

Weekly Roundup - November 22, 2009

Published Nov 22, 2009, 8:16pm
A summary of the drama in the Activeworlds Universe and Forums for Nov 22nd.

CYAwards 2009 Winners

Published Nov 22, 2009, 12:32am
The CY Awards 2009 took place this weekend, announcing the winners for each standard award plus 6 additions to the Spirit and Lifetime Achievement categories.

Activeworlds 5.0 Release Schedule

Published Nov 22, 2009, 12:24am
Information on the release of Activeworlds 5.0 to the Activeworlds Universe for December 1st, 2009.

Musings - In the Meantime

Published Nov 12, 2009, 5:14pm
A regular column by Hyper Anthony concerning current events. This edition is concerning the void of activity left by users on hiatus.

Kiwi Interviews: Lady Teal

Published Nov 7, 2009, 11:32am
Kiwi interview with Lady Teal from the CYAwards

AWSchool Teachers Applications

Published Oct 23, 2009, 4:48pm
AWSchool would like to know if you are interested in becoming an AWSchool teacher or aide.

Musings - One By One

Published Oct 11, 2009, 4:59pm
A regular column by Hyper Anthony concerning current events. This week's musing is about helping new users learn how to build.

Kiwi Files - Nitecap and Andre1 for AWMix01

Published Oct 7, 2009, 8:20am
Kiwi continues her interview series by talking to Nitecap and Andre1, caretakers of AWMix01 and Rebel Radio.

Activeworlds Corp Lives! - Aquires Jewellry Manufacturer

Published Oct 7, 2009, 6:41am
"Activeworlds" has been gaining an unusual amount of press attention over the past few and it has been coming from an unlikely source, as the ghost of Activeworlds past returned to the scene.

AWSchool Announces 'Guides' Program

Published Oct 6, 2009, 2:57pm
A program to accommodate new AW users begins in AWSchool world.

Musings - Vibrant Communities

Published Oct 4, 2009, 5:46pm
A regular column by Hyper Anthony concerning current events. This week's musing is the effect of maintenance on Alphaworld.

Kiwi Files - Kenny McC and AWSchool

Published Sep 17, 2009, 3:55am
Kiwi interviews Kenny McC of AWSchool on his reasons for being a Senior Teacher and what it is like to do the job. Refreshed by Awportals

Published Sep 17, 2009, 3:46am
Awportals is pleased to announce that is has agreed steps with Activeworlds, Inc to increase its promotional activities of Activeworlds Community News and Events within the Activeworlds Universe.

Mystery Pink Cube Virus Spreading Throughout AWTeen

Published Sep 14, 2009, 12:18am
Panic was spreading throughout AWTeen over the weekend as a mysterious virus began working its way among the citizen population of the world.

Starheart Joins as CitBingo Contributor

Published Sep 10, 2009, 6:26am
Garenet has announced that Starheart has agreed to become a prize contributor to the CitBingo worlds.

Would you like to be a Gatekeeper?

Published Sep 8, 2009, 11:04pm
The Gatekeepers are looking for new applicants to assist in AWGate. Find out what being a GK entails. Remains in Difficulty

Published Sep 7, 2009, 7:13pm
The website remains under lockdown from many virus scanners, as well as search engines such as Google due to the presence of malware.

Picture Peril and The Curse of the Broken Links

Published Sep 7, 2009, 5:38pm
The latest release of the Activeworlds 4.3 shows up the lost nature of Activeworlds builds.

SW Interactive in SUT HUD Upgrade

Published Sep 7, 2009, 5:12pm
SWCity has received an upgrade to the Alphaworld global system to include an SUT icon.

CY Logo Competition

Published Aug 26, 2009, 9:38am
This year we will be holding a CY Logo Contest with our CY Theme "Linking to the Future" and we will be using the Winning Logo at this Year's 2009 CY Awards, and in the CY world and in some Advertisements for the CY Awards.

Are you a potential Peacekeeper applicant?

Published Aug 16, 2009, 1:48pm
The Peacekeepers are opening their applications; discover more on what it is like to be a Peacekeeper courtesy of GolderUK

Awportals Technology Review (PT 2)

Published Jul 17, 2009, 9:57pm
Technology review covering some of the more interesting and powerful aspects of the technology sets which help us be the #1 Activeworlds resource.

Awportals Technology Review (PT 1)

Published Jul 17, 2009, 9:45pm
Technology review covering some of the more interesting and powerful aspects of the technology sets which help us be the #1 Activeworlds resource.

Truespace to Close Shop

Published May 25, 2009, 12:55am
Truespace, the 3D modelling program that has long had ties to Activeworlds has recently announced that it will be shutting down.

Common Eclipse Commands

Published Feb 7, 2009, 9:46pm
Information on using the Eclipse Evolution 2 relay system in use in Alphaworld, AWTeen, Mars, COFMeta, Atlantis and WildAW.

Activeworlds, Inc to Sponsor Engage! Expo (VW09)

Published Jan 18, 2009, 6:07pm
Activeworlds Inc, while a regular exhibitor in the annual Virtual Worlds Expo has this year taken the additional step of becoming a leading sponsor.

[Contest] AWTeen Cribs

Published Jan 18, 2009, 1:34pm
The AWTeen Cribs building contest courtesy of Shli.

[Contest] AWTeen GZ Building '09

Published Jan 18, 2009, 1:31pm
Would you like to win a 2 year citizenship extension? You can by helping AWTeen find itself a new Ground Zero.

Bruce Flea's Celldump

Published Jan 11, 2009, 12:49pm
Announcing a new world recovery tool from Bruce Flea.

Sirus Dungeons Coming Soon.

Published Jan 7, 2009, 9:02pm
PRESS RELEASE from Robbie.

The loss of Clee and Nevik

Published Jan 7, 2009, 8:56pm
It is with deep regret that the Activeworlds community has recently lost 2 valued community members.

Coming Soon - Model Share Service

Published Jan 7, 2009, 8:52pm

An Activeworlds Seasonal Greeting

Published Dec 6, 2008, 6:31pm
Activeworlds Inc today carried out its first e-mail major promotion in 10 years.

CY Awards Transcript

Published Nov 16, 2008, 10:55am
== The Introduction ==

Alphaworld Welcomes New Improvements

Published Oct 17, 2008, 10:50pm
Big changes occurred in Alphaworld, the largest of the Activeworlds public build worlds on Thursday night with several sweeping changes to the world environmental settings.

CY Awards 08 - On the Way

Published Oct 16, 2008, 11:39pm
It is that time of year when the CYAwards 08 are approaching and voting is coming up.

AW Expo 08 Press Release

Published Oct 16, 2008, 11:29am
DAYTON, Ohio—October 11, 2008—Active Worlds Expo today announces its third annual trade show event for the Active Worlds 3D Metaverse.

Digitell Launches Virtual Conference Center

Published Sep 21, 2008, 12:16pm
Digitell takes advantage of Activeworlds in e-conference operations.

Maple Valley in Full Bloom

Published Jun 29, 2008, 8:54pm
A new and unique building area in Yellow World.

AWMyths 1st Anniversary Contest

Published Jun 29, 2008, 4:49pm
A contest to create your own quest in AWMyths world by July 15th.

'Ashianae’s Journey' Galaxy Opens for Alpha Testing

Published Jun 27, 2008, 2:53am
Poseidon seeks alpha-testers for game in development.

AWTeen to Hold Pioneer CAV Contest

Published Jun 25, 2008, 3:22pm
Details concerning a custom avatar contest this weekend in AWTeen.

Forums Integrate Social Networking Infrastructure

Published Jun 21, 2008, 5:05am
AWForums updated to support user groups, mutual friendships, photo albums and retooled user profiles.

Babylon Building Competition Finishes Up

Published Jun 20, 2008, 3:53pm
Details concerning the Babylon Building Contest and how to vote for your favorite.

On The Way To The Forums...

Published Jun 19, 2008, 2:07pm
An opinion essay by Absolute Monarch concerning the social division on the AWForums.

AWFX Restored to Original State

Published Jun 18, 2008, 6:30pm
AWFX World restored after extended downtime and presenting a new sharing format.

Winter World Open For Viewing

Published Jun 17, 2008, 11:34pm
After several months of development, Winter opened today for public viewing.

AW Press Corps Launched

Published Jun 17, 2008, 8:52pm
Press release from the Activeworlds Press Corps.

Investigating Lag on Performance

Published Jun 16, 2008, 6:50pm
"Lag" is such and imprecise term. What does it mean and how can it be reduced or even eliminated?

World Guide: Besaid

Published Jun 15, 2008, 11:11pm
Besaid was established on February 14, 2008 by Nina Taru using a world won at an AWTeeen Hyperbuild competition.

Activeworlds 4.2 Expected

Published Jun 15, 2008, 2:40pm
Activeworlds prepares to launch the latest major release of its browser technology tomorrow with version 4.2.

New Clan-Pack Products

Published Jun 13, 2008, 7:01pm
Activeworlds, Inc has expanded its offers range to include 2 new products available for a limited time.

Activeworlds 4.2 (Pt 1)

Published May 21, 2008, 1:19pm
Development continues on Activeworlds 4.2 after failing to meet the announced Monday 21st of April release date.

Tower of Terror Event

Published May 19, 2008, 5:11pm
Event Promotion of the Tower of Terror hosted by GSK in AWTeen.

The Buildings of Babylon

Published May 16, 2008, 6:43pm
AWTeen Events presents The Buildings of Babylon Building Competition.

Goober Zone Ends Its Run

Published Apr 18, 2008, 10:13pm
In a sentimental forum post Goober King has announced the Goober Zone will be drawing to an end (inc full text).

Superior Use of VR in Society & Business

Published Apr 2, 2008, 8:36pm
The question is not so much as to who uses the virtual reality environment as it is who makes the most effective use of them.

What are the Flagg Worlds?

Published Mar 22, 2008, 10:26am
We explain the purpose of the Flagg worlds and why are there so many of them in the universe.

Get Your Friends Involved!

Published Mar 19, 2008, 1:32pm
Tips on inviting friends to Activeworlds and winning great prizes.

V4 RightsQueue in Alphaworld

Published Mar 17, 2008, 9:43pm
Information on [RightsQueue] - the Alphaworld rights manager bot by Strike Rapier.

Quintin3265 in Wiki Attacks.

Published Mar 15, 2008, 8:43am
An explosion of wiki editing has taken place over the last few days as several users began making repeated edits, undoes and replacements of other users.

AWTeen Activity Points

Published Mar 14, 2008, 4:22am
AWTeen introduces a bot monitored ratings system for promoting greater use of the world.

Newsletter: March 07, 2008

Published Mar 7, 2008, 9:10am
Official Newsletter: AWTeen, Yellow, Blogs, Worlds & Community

Site News: New Services Available

Published Feb 27, 2008, 10:42pm
New services are available from the award winning

Forum Archive: Concerns in the Gate

Published Feb 19, 2008, 10:00pm
Discussing the concerns of AWGate, by Flagg

5 Steps to Destruction

Published Feb 14, 2008, 10:00pm
Community Commentary by Hyper Anthony on Flaggs' 5-steps-to-destruction.

Newsletter Announcements (Feb 08)

Published Feb 8, 2008, 10:00pm
Summary of announcements from the official Activeworlds newsletter.

AWTeen Governor to Run Again

Published Jan 31, 2008, 7:57pm
The current AWTeen Governor, Strike Rapier, announces he will run.

4.2 Custom Avatar Screenshots

Published Jan 27, 2008, 10:00pm
Screenshots were today produced of the upcoming 4.2 beta release including the CAV feature.

Hybrid Query of AWTeen Runs in 9h35

Published Jan 18, 2008, 10:00pm
Revolutionary query system reduces time taken to query large worlds.

Inside the Active Worlds Technology : Sessions

Published Jan 10, 2008, 10:00pm
This article (part 3) discusses session numbers as a method of identifying users.

New Years Tower of Terror Bash (Part 2)

Published Dec 30, 2007, 10:00pm
Press Release: Tower of Terror edits.

AWTeen Bingo

Published Dec 28, 2007, 10:00pm
Press Release from AWTeen regarding new internal Bingo events.

Christmas Hunt Underway

Published Dec 21, 2007, 10:00pm
The Christmas Hunt is underway in Storage and 27 other worlds.

Awportals Launches Seedbot

Published Dec 20, 2007, 10:00pm
PRESS RELEASE: Awportals has launched its online seedbot application.

New Years Tower of Terror

Published Dec 8, 2007, 10:00pm
Press release for new years Tower of Terror hosted by GSK.

Keith Thomas Ends Relationship with AWI

Published Dec 6, 2007, 10:00pm
In an unexpected development Keith Thomas has announced a breakup of the relationship between Planet Radio VR and Activeworlds, Inc.

Moonlight Heights Joins Scarabian Republic

Published Dec 6, 2007, 1:38am
We interview AlexTheMartian, owner of Moonlight Heights, on the city's entry to SR.

Community Apppointments (Nov, 2007)

Published Dec 4, 2007, 10:00pm
List of Community Appointments for November.

AWTeen Governor Makes Good Start

Published Dec 3, 2007, 10:00pm
As Strike Rapier closes on 3 weeks as AWTeen Governor we look back at events so far.

Piko Island Floored by Hardware Fault

Published Dec 2, 2007, 10:00pm
Piko Island remains offline today after a hardware failure on November 3rd floored its object path server, losing many of its objects.

Shamus Blog Removed on NDA Fears

Published Dec 1, 2007, 10:00pm
Young Shamus blog has found itself removed after possible complications with non-disclosure agreements with Planet Mion.

AW_Life Attempts Social Experiment

Published Nov 28, 2007, 6:39pm
Flagg has announces AW_Life as a social experiment on democracy within VR.

AWTeen Election Platforms

Published Oct 26, 2007, 5:14pm
Here we detail each of the candidate's platform / manifestos, highlighting their progress in the polls so far.

Brant announces new AWTeen blog

Published Oct 25, 2007, 9:00pm
Brant announces new aw-themed blog focusing on AWTeen.

AWMapper Reborn

Published Oct 24, 2007, 4:59pm
AWMapper is reborn, using new rendering and AJAX.

AWTeen Returns to Activeworlds Inc Control

Published Oct 18, 2007, 9:00pm
AWTeen finds itself without V4, Bots, or Caretakers in the biggest shake up in its history.

AWTeen Hermes Relay to be Retired

Published Oct 16, 2007, 9:24am
The AWTeen Caretakers announce that as of the 19th chat relay will be discontinued.. Virus Alert

Published Oct 13, 2007, 9:00pm
The website was today removed after being infected by Malware.

Activeworlds Inc Attends Virtual Worlds Confrence

Published Oct 10, 2007, 9:00pm
Activeworlds, Inc has, for the first time in recent memory, sent representation to the Virtual Worlds Confrence.

Hyper Anthony Asks: Why are Townbuilders a Dying Breed?

Published Oct 10, 2007, 9:00pm
Hyper Anthony asks 'Why are Townbuilders a Dying Breed?' and discusses the problems of public building.

Brock To Step-Down As Caretaker

Published Oct 9, 2007, 5:19am
Two-time AWTeen CT Brock has announces his plans to step down from an active CT position later this year via the official forums.

Jobs: Horizons Edge Consulting

Published Sep 25, 2007, 9:00pm
Looking for experienced programmers, designers and modelllers to work on project similar to Webkinz.

All a Forum about Nothing

Published Sep 25, 2007, 1:39pm
The official Active Worlds forums were today upgraded to feature forum groups for several major AWI worlds including AW, AWTeen and Mars.

AWNews Notes Active Worlds has No News.

Published Sep 24, 2007, 1:31pm
AWNews today moved a step closer to changing its publishing cycle, by publishing a questionnaire on the official forums asking for feedback on its regular articles.

Inside the Active Worlds Technology : The Uniserver Part 2

Published Sep 4, 2007, 9:00pm
This article (part 2) discusses the universes role in maintaining world licences and directing users to world servers.

Inside the Active Worlds Technology : The Uniserver

Published Sep 3, 2007, 9:00pm
This article (part 1) discusses the technology of the Active Worlds uniserver, authentication and the root users.

Citizen Registration Toolkit Available

Published Sep 1, 2007, 9:43pm launches its registration toolkit for universe owners to use web based signups.

AWTrivia Date Changes

Published Aug 29, 2007, 4:03am
AWTrivia has announced a date change to Thursday, September 13th at 10pm VRT.

Piko Island - Bomb Hunt

Published Aug 24, 2007, 12:18am
Piko Island has launched the first part of its game series “Singularity” with Bomb Hunt missions.

Activeworlds PAVs Hit 25

Published Aug 8, 2007, 2:14am
In a rare (if unintentional) display of numbers, the official Activeworlds newsletter has detailed that there are now ‘over 25 active PAVs’ in the Activeworlds universe. ends team@awnews

Published Aug 7, 2007, 2:23am
AWNews today announced the end of its team@awnews programme in which Maki would pay the citizenship costs of his writers in return for them providing articles for

A sensible system of government for AWTeen

Published Jul 29, 2007, 9:00pm
The resignation of JerMe from the AWTeen Caretaker position earlier this month caused a number debates among those active within the world's community. Some of the discussions over JerMe's resignation involved the world's community and how to improve it, but others were more focused on determining who was at fault in the series of events that led up to the change in leadership. I believe we should ignore the immediate issues of fault, take a step back, and seriously review the issue of AWTeen's government.

World Rights Queueing Revealed

Published Jun 20, 2007, 9:00pm announces world rights queue technology to facilitate large rights lists.

ActiveWiki Targetted by Spambots

Published Jun 10, 2007, 9:33pm
The official Activeworlds Wiki site ( today came under attack from spam bots flooding links to pharmaceuticals websites.

Kapara Offers Citizenship Draw

Published Jun 10, 2007, 9:00pm
Kapara, often seen in AWTeen, has offered a 1 month citizenship each month for users telegramming her.

SW Chris Wants To Name The Alphaworld Pub

Published Jun 7, 2007, 9:00pm
SW Chris announces that he will offer a 3 month citizenship extension to person who creates the best pub name for the new EP.

SW City Features In Businessweek

Published Jun 7, 2007, 9:00pm
SW Chris and SW City have made national press after being featured in Businessweek Magazine.

AWTeen Sexual Scandals

Published Jun 4, 2007, 9:25pm
AWTeen, often hosting some of the greatest Activeworlds dramas, is this week experiencing chaos among its members due to matters of sexuality.

AWTeen Forum Moderation Forces Split

Published May 22, 2007, 4:20am
In a move that has been expected for several weeks, the official AWTeen website looks likely to become un-used as growing animosity between caretakers JerMe and Brock resulted in Brock launching an independent forum.

The Alphaworld Radio Block Party

Published May 22, 2007, 12:44am
PRESS RELEASE: Keith Thomas announces plans for radio station spectacular block party in Alphaworld.

AWEurope Offers World-Wide Travel To Developers

Published May 21, 2007, 12:19am
Active Worlds Europe seeks to employ international developers who are willing to travel world-wide to design and develop 3D representations of real resorts.

VR5 To Close With Tower of Terror

Published May 21, 2007, 12:06am
The popular world, VR5, announces that it will close shop on the 24th of June, 2007 with the conclusion of the VR5 virtual reality project.

WildAW Encounters a New Ground Zero

Published May 20, 2007, 11:49pm
The long abandoned world, and renewed project of Flagg, WildAW is set to receive a new ground zero in an attempt to boost its popularity.

Universe Hits Unusual Slump

Published May 20, 2007, 11:43pm
In a worrying turn of events, the Active Worlds universe experienced some of its lowest average user counts in the past year for the week of May 7th averaging only 130 users.

Community Groups Beta

Published May 20, 2007, 1:17am
awportals introduces the Beta of its Community Groups portal for the Activeworlds universe.

Activeworlds Broadcaster Battles

Published May 15, 2007, 9:00pm
Rock the Active Worlds universe and win your radio station its own world for 1 year with the AW Remix Competition.

Social Skirmishing in Virtual Reality

Published May 9, 2007, 3:43am
Does the nature of the internet give rise to a no-win situation for internet based companies looking to control the actions of their user base?

AWRWX Repository gets 13,000 views

Published May 7, 2007, 1:50am
AWRWX, the online object repository, announces it has achieved 13,000 views since December 2006. To Offer Activeworlds World Hosting

Published May 5, 2007, 12:11pm announces its intentions to enter the world and object path hosting market with its server offerings.

AW@War Returns This Friday

Published May 4, 2007, 9:20pm
Popular weekly gaming world aw@war returns this friday at 10pm vrt, announced God Zedle.

Piko Island Begins

Published Apr 18, 2007, 9:00pm
Piko Island, long term project of Piko Technologies under CEO Paul Fargus has launched as a public building Activeworlds galaxy 6 years after initially planned.

Interview: Flagg of Activeworlds, Inc (pt1)

Published Apr 12, 2007, 9:00pm
Part 1 of a 3 part interview with Tom 'Flagg' from Activeworlds Incorporated.

Interview: Flagg of Activeworlds, Inc (pt2)

Published Apr 12, 2007, 9:00pm
Part 1 of a 3 part interview with Tom 'Flagg' from Activeworlds Incorporated. Part 2 includes PAV pricing, community attacks and the new .x format.

Interview: Flagg of Activeworlds, Inc (pt3)

Published Apr 12, 2007, 9:00pm
Part 3 of a 3 part interview with Tom 'Flagg' from Activeworlds Incorporated. Part 3 includes working with JP McCormic, being abused by Stacee, awgate and competition with SL pornography.

Piko Island preps for launch

Published Apr 9, 2007, 9:58pm
Piko Island has announced that it will be launching within the month with a 'its coming' email.

AWVote Results - March 2007

Published Apr 2, 2007, 11:19am
AWVote has today released the results of the votes ran through March.

Universe to Host Rides Competition 2

Published Apr 2, 2007, 10:58am
Activeworlds, Inc. community relations officer Flagg today announced through the newsletter that in addition to voting on the Rides4us building competition until the end of April he would also be launching a second similar competition.

Activeworlds launches AWB-973

Published Apr 2, 2007, 10:53am
Activeworlds, Inc. Today released the 973 version of its browser software to the highly expectant Activeworlds universe.

SupportAW Websites Shutdown

Published Mar 31, 2007, 9:00pm
In one of the view April Fools day jokes to happen in Activeworlds this year, Maki Kato of the SupportAW websites has opted to take each of them offline claiming that he is to be sued by Activeworlds for patent infringement.

Game Couch Runs Interview with AWI's Martin

Published Mar 31, 2007, 11:03am
In a rare moment of publicity, Game Couch has published an interview with Activeworlds, Inc. staff member Martin (sysops) regarding the history and future of Activeworlds.

AWTeen Charter Ratified

Published Mar 28, 2007, 11:20pm
AWTeen has taken the step of ratifying an official charter throughout the world that defines the purpose of the world and the actions of its staff.

Flagg Opens Rides4us Competition

Published Mar 6, 2007, 10:00pm
Flagg announces a building competition to make advanced theme park like rides using new 4.1 features.

Eclipse Evolution passes query test

Published Mar 3, 2007, 10:00pm
As a stress test for Eclipse Evolution 2 "The XE2" I decided to query around the highly built up area of SW City.

Activeworlds Announces 969 Features

Published Mar 3, 2007, 9:37am
Activeworlds, Inc, has took the unusual step of announcing ahead of time the feature set for the upcoming beta browser version 969.

Activeworlds Expo Receives Own World

Published Feb 27, 2007, 10:00pm
In anticipation of its second successful year, Activeworlds, Inc, has provided the team of SW Chris and Newman111 with a large world to host the 2007 AWExpo event.

Official Forums use Reputation System

Published Feb 22, 2007, 2:46pm
The official Activeworlds Forums announce that a reputation system is enabled on the forums, allowing users to rate others.

Brock Takes Position of AWTeen CT

Published Feb 20, 2007, 11:46pm
Brock, previous AWTeen caretaker in generation 2, has taken over as assistant caretaker, filling the spot previously held by Hyper Anthony.

Hyper Anthony resigns as AWTeen CT

Published Feb 18, 2007, 1:47pm
Hyper Anthony, assistant caretaker of AWTeen for over a year and a half has resigned as caretaker of AWTeen citing a busy personal life.

Ongoing History of OffWorld

Published Feb 11, 2007, 10:00pm
Offworld bagan in Alphaworld and has recently moved to Pata world.

AWTE holds first paintball event

Published Feb 8, 2007, 10:00pm
AWTE (AWTeen Entertainment, previously AWTeen Events) in partnership with Goober King and the Goober Zone successfully executed its first large scale paintball game in AWTeen using the new bot created by Joe Zip.

Strike Rapier becomes first to perform 360 roll

Published Feb 7, 2007, 1:27am
Tests in MarkDev1 by Mark Randall using mover handling code in Eclipse Evolution 2 allow for the first full 360 degree pitch and roll movement.

Chrispeg responds to browser bug anger

Published Feb 6, 2007, 10:00pm
Chrispeg today responded to the huge number of concerns regarding his monitoring, fixing and complaints of his blatant misunderstanding of AW building methods by copying and pasting the bug submission guidelines, and locking the thread.

Winners of Movie Contest announced

Published Feb 3, 2007, 12:30am
The official AW newsletter announces the winners for the Active Worlds movie contest, the winner is recognised as SW Chris, who received a P-50/20 world with tourist access for his submission 'SW City Revolution'.

AWI to operate open prizes

Published Feb 2, 2007, 10:00pm
In a change from its standard position of only offering fixed prizes such as worlds or citizenship extensions, the February newsletter announced that Active Worlds, Inc, would be holding at least one future competition with prizes in credit for use on Active Worlds products.

Aggression grows over AWI staff

Published Feb 2, 2007, 4:16am
Recent postings by Chrispeg regarding his breaking of move reset parameters have caused some of the largest expressions of anger in recent times regarding the performance of Active Worlds, Inc, programmers and the software they produce.

AWTE opens credits bank

Published Jan 30, 2007, 3:59am
AWTeen Entertainment launches a credit system based around the events that they run. Relaunched

Published Jan 28, 2007, 3:52am is re-launched with a new design and several new features, including the visual object path search; [url][/url]. Relaunched

Published Jan 28, 2007, 3:52am
The popular Active Worlds news website,, has been re-launched by Maki, with a new website design and a different content management system.

AWSDK documentation is overhauled

Published Jan 28, 2007, 3:52am
Active Worlds, Inc has made efforts to update its documentation for the AWSDK by making use of its [url=]wiki[/url] website to provide a consistant layout.


Published Jan 23, 2007, 10:50pm
Active Worlds, Incorporated's recent update of the Active Worlds SDK to build 64 includes the unexpected re-organisation of the AW_ATTRIBUTES enumeration, for the first time in years re-grouping the enum symbols.

XeLaG resumes Xelagot beta testing

Published Jan 10, 2007, 10:00pm
XeLaG (Alexander De Casro) announces to the forum that he is accepting requests for beta Xelagots via email only.

MarkDev1 to host environment build contest

Published Jan 4, 2007, 10:00pm
MarkDev1 announces that it will be running an environmental build contest for citizens in the Active Worlds universe.

V4 Competition World Destroyed

Published Dec 17, 2006, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc, is forced to disable building in its v4 competition world after it too was struck by the ground zero proximity building bug rendering the majority of the world destroyed.

Martin starts official AWI blog

Published Dec 17, 2006, 12:26pm
Active Worlds, Inc, server administrator Martin, has created a blogging subdomain at to keep users aprised of activity inside the company although at this time it is not known if it will be used.

AW Wiki Launched

Published Dec 10, 2006, 6:20pm
Martin launches the AWWiki - An attempt to have users create documentation about Active Worlds.

AWI announces Personal Avatar vendors

Published Dec 9, 2006, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc made efforts to improve the take-up of Personal Avatars by the introduction of official PAV vendors, chosen from the Active Worlds community and with expertise in modelling.

AWTeen Wiped Out by Server Corruption

Published Nov 25, 2006, 8:19pm
AWTeen has been hit by suspected massive server corruption resulting in almost all v3 objects disappearing from the world.

AW hit by rolling blackouts

Published Nov 25, 2006, 4:12pm
For 3 days running Active Worlds has been hit with rolling blackouts to several key worlds, in addition to the universe server itself.

AWVote Launched

Published Nov 20, 2006, 6:43pm
Flagg today opened AWVote, a world based around users giving their opinions on aspects of Active Worlds such as their favourite DJs or if they think the alphaworld ground zero should be upgraded.

AWTours Raises $600

Published Nov 19, 2006, 6:39pm
AWTours held its first donated-item auction in AWTours world, announcing that it had raised over $600 for citizenships for tourist users.

AWSchool merges with AWNewbie/Univ

Published Nov 8, 2006, 7:30pm
In an unexpected move, Flagg (Tom) of Active Worlds, Inc, has removed both AWNewbie and AWUniv merging them with AWSchool world.

AWExpo 06 Opens

Published Nov 3, 2006, 7:30pm
The AWExpo 2006 officially kicks off with the tearing down of the bounding walls around ground zero.

Flagg Deletes Pricing Thread

Published Oct 26, 2006, 4:10pm
The official AWI forums have exploded into chaos after Flagg (Tom) of Active Worlds deletes the largest thread in the forum containing hours of users input into the progress in Active Worlds.

Poll Reveals 94% of Users Want 4.1 Features in AlphaWorld

Published Oct 24, 2006, 4:48pm
A poll started by Ferruccio on the official forums runs its course to reveal that 19 out of every 20 users wish to see AlphaWorld upgraded with 4.1 features.

New AW Website Created

Published Oct 19, 2006, 6:08pm
After close to 6 years of neglect, Alphaworld has finally upgraded its world homepage to a new thin design intended for use in the side web pane.

AWI Announces Personal AV Pricing

Published Oct 18, 2006, 9:00pm
Flagg (Tom) of Active Worlds, Inc. Has announced the initial pricing structure for consideration in the official newsgroups for the Personal Avatar prices.

Bruce Damer returns to host AV98 tour

Published Oct 18, 2006, 5:12pm
Bruce Damer, known as Digigardener - owner of one of the worlds largest computer museums and founder of DigitalSpace returned to Active Worlds with the re-enabling and restoration of the Avatars 98, 99 and 2000 worlds.

AW@War Deathmatch First Tested

Published Oct 18, 2006, 2:16am
The first test of the AW@WAR Deathmatch world was carried out to test the game bots features. Although the world is not yet complete in terms of building and avatars bot tests are successful.

HamFon's return is touted

Published Oct 16, 2006, 12:19am
HamFon and E N Z O have been seen together in HamGlaze leading to initial possibilities that HamFon will be rejoining the Active Worlds programming team.

Martin encourages AW GZ templates

Published Oct 13, 2006, 9:00pm
AWI staff member, Martin, has encouraged users to build templates for a potential new ground zero area, but explicitly stated that he does not wish to hold a competition for whom will build the ground zero.

Newsgroups Archived on Forums

Published Oct 13, 2006, 5:45pm
Active Worlds, Inc's Martin, with the help of Andras, has successfully imported close to 30,000 posts from the ill fated NNTP newsgroups onto the official AWI forums.

Syntax publishes 'Why AWGZ Sucks'

Published Oct 12, 2006, 4:58pm
Syntax has published an extensive post detailing the neglect of Alphaworld GZ stating 'If Alphaworld got drunk in 1997, it still has a hangover'.

Robbie updates 3D tutorials

Published Oct 6, 2006, 6:27pm
Robbie has released updated versions of his popular 3D tutorials for Truespace3D. The tutorials, available at

Activeworlds' Obvious Decline

Published Oct 2, 2006, 9:00pm
1997: 400 Citizens on at the most daily, 190 on at the least.

Kol launches

Published Sep 30, 2006, 9:35pm
Kol launches a new website for his own brand of Active Worlds comics, [url][/url]. The site, which contains archives of his previous work, will be the focus point for Kol's comics from the point on.

awportals History reaches 100 events

Published Sep 30, 2006, 9:18pm
And this is it :)

The History Database

Published Sep 30, 2006, 8:09am
Long ago there was nothing, an empty chasm of a void with nothing by several facer doors and primitive teleport commands. Nothing existed.

Silver Creek Building Begins

Published Sep 29, 2006, 9:00pm
NAC's new future precinct. Work begins (Owner Joshua. that's me).

Digigurl blocks GZ discussion thread

Published Sep 29, 2006, 7:19pm
AWTeen Caretaker, Digigurl, has locked the discussion thread she originally posted in the awteen forums after her plans to hold another GZ design for the fall ground zero were attacked by Jaguar Hahn.

Official Forums Open

Published Aug 29, 2006, 3:40pm
The official activeworlds forums have been opened with topic #1 being the usual test post from Andras at [url][/url].

4.1 Released

Published Jun 1, 2006, 6:06am
Active Worlds, Inc releases the public world server version 4.1. While a normal amount of issues were reported for a massive software update, there are now over 600 worlds converted to 4.1

4.1 Rollout Begins

Published May 29, 2006, 9:00pm
Active Worlds commenced the rollout of the 4.1 version. Active Worlds routers did not last for long due to the extreme amount of users downloading the new 4.1 browser and a large amount of users in the new 4.1 universe. 4.1 was closed for a short time, while Active Worlds upgraded their routers and equipment. On the 31st, 4.1 was reopened and the rollout of 4.1 was commenced.

SW City Interactive 1.1 Released

Published Apr 14, 2006, 9:00pm
SW City Interactive v1.1 is released to public. It contains features such as member profiles, memberlist and SUT navigation bar.

Martin joins Active Worlds, Inc

Published Mar 19, 2006, 10:00pm
Martin (citizen 358568) joined Active Worlds, Inc in the role of technical and customer support taking over from the position previously held by Ray Webster.

NAC: Northcross Precinct Is Born

Published Feb 1, 2006, 10:00pm
Master Penguin's old AWTeen city is propdumped just north of the current central district and given the name Northcross to start as a new precinct.

NAC: Hahn Resigns as Cypress Estates Governor

Published Jan 26, 2006, 10:00pm
Jaguar Hahn returns Cypress Estates to NAC and resigns his position as governor due to control issues with the other staff, and moves Hahn Estates to the new Seaside District. Also on this day the Western Sea project continued and much of once was an empty plot by Alpengist was flooded.

NAC: Seaside District is born

Published Jan 25, 2006, 10:00pm
West Lake becomes a new district, and shuffles through several names until it is known as the Seaside District. North County is popped and Wutend moves in with Matt to start a new precinct. This event leads Jaguar Hahn and GC to lead an effort to secede from the city.

NAC: High Defenition Map Released

Published Dec 16, 2005, 10:00pm
Matt888 begins periodic updates of our own private, high-detail city map.

NAC: West Lake Is Born

Published Dec 1, 2005, 10:00pm
Matt888 starts West Lake City in Cypress Estates. Forest Lake also moves to Cypress Estates.

NAC: Forest Lake Precinct is born

Published Nov 30, 2005, 10:00pm
MrMeh starts the Forest Lake precinct in Northern Central District.


Published Nov 11, 2005, 10:00pm
New Arklay City 1st Birthday Festival, fun had by all :D

Lady Teal taken into hospital

Published Sep 27, 2005, 9:00pm
Lady Teal has been taken into hospital suffering from Pneumonia.

Digigurl becomes AWTeen Cartaker

Published Aug 16, 2005, 9:00pm
Digigurl has been appointed Caretaker of AWTeen replacing AlexTheMartian in AWTeen.

NAC: Palm Estates Precinct is born

Published Jun 14, 2005, 9:00pm
Newman111 established Palm Estates in the Cypress Estates District. (from this day on, 'Estates' has been come to be hated for its common-ness)

NAC: Cypress Estates District Is Born

Published Jun 1, 2005, 9:00pm
The District of Cypress Estates is formed with the merger of Hahn Estates and Cypress Hollow, a new precinct formed earlier in the day by GC.

SupportAW hosts Annual Invite Day

Published May 31, 2005, 9:00pm
SupportAW hosts its first Annual Invite Day to bring users into Active Worlds.

CY Awards Retired by Alphabit

Published Mar 10, 2005, 10:00pm
Alphabit Phalpha announces on the official newsgroups that she is officially retiring the CY Awards and that they will no longer be allowed inside Active Worlds.

NAC: Hahn Estates Is Born

Published Feb 18, 2005, 10:00pm
Government re-organized. The city and forest become public building areas, and Jaguar Hahn becomes the manager of Hahn Estates (2928.4s 1214.60e)

New Arklay City joins Scarabian Republic

Published Jan 3, 2005, 10:00pm
New Arklay City (AWTeen 2850s 1400e) owned by Hyper Anthony is officially admitted into the Scarabian Republic.

NAC SR Request Accepted

Published Jan 3, 2005, 10:00pm
New Arklay City is inducted into the Scarabian Republic.

Jaguar Hahn's first NAC build

Published Dec 22, 2004, 10:00pm
Jaguar Hahn first builds in New Arklay City, helps to establish Base Row northeast of NAC GZ.

NAC Become's Popular

Published Dec 11, 2004, 10:00pm
More updates to the area around ground zero. Work on Mount Beauford begins, and the resident count passes 50 people.

NAC's First Website

Published Dec 6, 2004, 10:00pm
Considerable progress begins to help persaude the SW City Core Staff to allow NAC into the Scarabian Republic. Wutend Auge named to create the New Arklay City website, and NelXaga begins work on Eastwood Lake.

NAC's First Map

Published Dec 2, 2004, 10:00pm
First map view of New Arklay City becomes available. Shows large developments around ground zero and the city precinct, specifically.

NAC Monorail Introduced

Published Dec 2, 2004, 10:00pm
Monorail project started as first mode of automatic transportation. Soon becomes notorious for being the project that never got done. Also, Embassy Lane is established in the City Precinct.

NAC Government Change

Published Nov 28, 2004, 10:00pm
City government begins transferring to the scarabian republic method. AgentFoxMulder and Rossyboy become precinct owners with Hyper Anthony as mayor and governor of the central district.

SW City Reforms

Published Nov 27, 2004, 10:00pm
A meeting is held at SW City Hall that describes the reform of the SW City government to a more simple format.

NAC Request's Entry to SR

Published Nov 27, 2004, 10:00pm
Town reaches 25 residents and NAC requests entry into the Scarabian Republic.

NAC Tourist Options Open

Published Nov 13, 2004, 10:00pm
Tourist options begin to open up in the city. Flushing Oaks, the tourist modular home neighborhood, was established along with the campgrounds near gz for tourist homes built by citizens.

NAC Begins

Published Nov 5, 2004, 10:00pm
Upon the completion of the Freeway and with no projects to work on, Anthony became interested in starting up a new town in AWTeen. At 2850s 1400e, a ground zero was established with an information center/teleport center built.

Alphaworld CDL raised to large

Published Oct 5, 2004, 9:00pm
Alphaworlds Cell Data Limit raised to "Large". Builders rejoice.

Chanty retires, Netwire appointed AWTeen CT

Published Oct 3, 2004, 9:00pm
Chanty has retired from the Caretaker position after a long term stay in the position, reinventing the council and watching over many large events.

One of the first things in NAC

Published Sep 30, 2004, 9:00pm
work on the Sonic HQ Freeway makes way in southeastern AWTeen.

Calpantera quits Active Worlds, Inc

Published Jul 14, 2004, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has lost one of its most widely known staff; Calpantera (Bill) who acted as technical engineer and customer support.

Daphne passes away

Published May 18, 2004, 9:00pm
One of ActiveWorlds most renound citizens, Daphne, has passed away leaving behind many great friends in Active Worlds as it feels a deep sense of loss.

3.5 Beta Released

Published Jan 29, 2004, 11:51am
Active Worlds releases a beta version of its 3.5 browser software to the general users noting:

Veger granted PS in Mars

Published Jan 21, 2004, 10:00pm
Long time Mars builder, Veger, has been granted public speaker rights in Mars for his efforts.

A1CT World goes under..

Published Dec 19, 2003, 10:00pm
The world founded by Mr. Bruce goes down after staying as a public building world for more than 2 years.

XW: X-Worlds 3.4: Virtual Paradise

Published Aug 31, 2003, 9:00pm
In July 2003, Active Worlds launched version 3.4 of its software. By September of the same year users of Active Worlds obtained a cracked version of the 3.4 Universe server. The software had been compromised much in the same way as the 3.2 Universe server (replacement executable removing licence and remote access code).

XW: First X-Worlds Client

Published Jun 30, 2003, 9:00pm
In the summer of 2001, a number of individuals throughout Active Worlds were in possession of pirated uniserver software which would allow the holder to host an Active Worlds universe without a license and without restriction.

3.4 Browser Released

Published Jun 17, 2003, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has issued a press release indicating its release of version 3.4 of its browser software to the general user. Version 3.4 includes features such as clouds, gradient sky, improved animation etc.

AWI strikes deal for virtual showroom with Siemens

Published May 31, 2003, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc announecs that it has struck a deal with Siemens Electrical Systems to create a virtual representation of one of its showrooms. The virtual world, based around a hospital room, will give doctors the ability to interact in 3D with the equipment.

OneSummer and Meranna co-direct AWEC

Published Apr 9, 2003, 9:00pm
OneSummer and Meranna have taken over the directorship of the AWEC after its previous director, Lady Pippin, stepped down for real life reasons.

King ChristianIII killed in armed robbery

Published Mar 1, 2003, 10:00pm
King ChristianIII has been shot while following suspected thieves in his car after witnessing a robbery.

Flagg leaves Active Worlds, Inc

Published Feb 1, 2003, 10:00pm
Flagg leaves Active Worlds after being laid off in staff cuts.

Mr. Bruce Leaves A!!CT

Published Jan 31, 2003, 10:00pm
Mr. Bruce leaves Caretaker positions to Whitestar & Starfleet.

Brant retires, Chanty and Poseidon become caretakers

Published Jun 26, 2002, 9:00pm
AWTeen held its generations day hosted by Brant. After an extensive slide show and media presentation the new caretakers of awteen were appointed as Chanty and Poseidon.

Version 3.3 Released

Published May 30, 2002, 9:00pm
Version 3.3 of the Active Worlds Browser has been released to the general population.

Megapath downloads launched

Published May 6, 2002, 9:00pm
The Megapath object path has been made available to world owners to download via the official active worlds newsletter.

Tourist access re-enabled

Published Feb 5, 2002, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc re-enables tourist access to the universe after a huge outcry and retaliation from long term users.

BOTM Feb 02 - StockQuoteBot (Hamfon)

Published Jan 31, 2002, 10:00pm
The bot of the month for February 2002 is the AWGate [StockQuoteBot] that looks up stock values from Yahoo! finance and whispers them back to the user.

AWI seeks to aquire

Published Jan 10, 2002, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced that it has signed a letter to acquire the streaming media provider in an effort to increase its shareholder value.

AWI removes tourist mode

Published Jan 2, 2002, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Inc, claiming that it would be out of business within a year, disabled tourist access for the main universe.

New Objects in Alphaworld

Published Dec 31, 2001, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Inc adds new sets of objects to the alphaworld object path for users in its largest world. The sets include mainly prefabricated home sets previously available on the 3DHP setups.

Active Worlds Security Team (AWST)

Published Dec 31, 2001, 10:00pm
In 2002, much attention had been drawn to insecurities within the Active Worlds software. The most notable event that suggested this was when 'GAVROCHE' and 'GAMER' executed a modified world server within Active Worlds which faked a user count of over 14,000 users.

Gatekeepers LTSA: Caveman and WT o

Published Oct 31, 2001, 10:00pm
The AW Newsletter presents Gatekepers Caveman and WT o as the recipients of the Longtime Service Award for November 2001.

AWI launches new website design

Published Sep 30, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc launches its new website design with the now familiar blue clouds appearance.

World Hack fakes 15000 Users

Published Jul 19, 2001, 9:00pm
AWNews Article: [url][/url]

AW Festival 2001

Published Jul 12, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds celebrated its 6th birthday with a large festival hosted by the AWEC with several prizes up for grabs.

AWI forms strategic partnership with BetaSphere

Published Jun 25, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has formed a strategic partnership with BetaSphere where Active Worlds users can submit 3D websites to BetaSphere for beta testing and reporting on their performance, navigation etc.

AWI launches suggestion box

Published May 31, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announced the launch of the Suggestion Box website; designed to allow citizens to give their comments on what should be put into the software next.

AWI announces partnership with International Potato Center

Published May 31, 2001, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced that it will be partnering with the CIP and Future Project's livestock program to give scientists a user friendly way to detail complex mathematical models in 3D.

Strike Rapier immigrates

Published Apr 10, 2001, 9:00pm
Strike Rapier immigrates into Active Worlds, after spending most of his time in either AWGate or Alphaworld building a secret base.

AWI appoints SGI as Public Relations

Published Mar 31, 2001, 9:04pm
Active Worlds, Inc. Engages SGI to serve as its financial public relations advisors.

AWTeen gets its own historical society

Published Mar 7, 2001, 10:00pm
Joe zip creates the AWTeen Historical Society, to try and preserve AWTeen.

AWI Announces Truespace 3 deal

Published Feb 28, 2001, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Inc has announced that it has struck a deal with Caligari Corp to offer Truespace 3 to ActiveWorlds citizens at a much reduced price of $69.95.

AWI apologises for server downtime

Published Dec 6, 2000, 10:12pm
Active Worlds Inc used its monthly newsletter to apologise to users for the server downtime that it experienced during the first week of December explaining that there was an issue with faulty server motherboards.

AWI Weclomes JoshC and others

Published Oct 31, 2000, 10:11pm
Active Worlds, Inc has announced it is welcoming several new staff to its ranks this month.

Active Worlds to partner with Juno

Published Oct 2, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds Inc has announced that it will be partnering with the Juno ISP to create a 3D world of its own and that premium Juno members would recieve a free citizenship.

3.0 Winners Announced

Published Sep 30, 2000, 9:10pm
Active Worlds announces the winners of its version 3.0 building contest which was focused around using 3.0 features.

AWI Announces Josephb and Dennette join its staff

Published Aug 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has announced in its monthly newsletter that it has 2 new members of staff joining its ranks; Josephb and Dennette.

AWI Announces 2286 and Stacee join its staff

Published Jul 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announces that it has 2 new members of staff joining its ranks; 2286 and Stacee.

AWI announces Fandom Universe

Published Jul 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announced today that it had been working with Fandom, Inc to create a sci-fi universe based around 4 worlds:

BOTM Aug 00 - Warship (Ima Genius)

Published Jul 31, 2000, 9:00pm
This months bot of the month on the AW Newsletter is the Warship Bot used in AWGames.

AWI partners with Visiosonic for online music parties

Published Jul 17, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc has struck a deal with online music distributor VisioSonic to create a 3D music environment for its 1 million visitors.

SW City Launches Website

Published Jul 9, 2000, 9:00pm
The first version of the SW City Website is launched by Syntax. It features orange colours with a street sign navigation bar.

BOTM Jul 00 - Magsbot (Magine)

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
The bot of the month for July 2000 is Magsbot, by Magine. Magsbot is one of the most powerful bots in Active Worlds, and features the largest scripting language of any bot.

AWI Announces Students Winners 2000

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has announced its latest batch of winners for its report cards programme; the Educational Award granted for good performance in school.

AWI announces new world pricing

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds announces the new pricing scheme for its world servers in the Active Worlds universe. The configurations make it much easier to select the size of world that is wanted. Prices start at $10 a year.

AWI warns of cracked browsers

Published Jun 30, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds has begun a set of notices warning users against using cracked browsers by claiming they will install viruses.

First SW City Times Issue released

Published Jun 13, 2000, 9:00pm
First SW City Times issue is released by Syntax.

AWI Advertises for Staff

Published May 31, 2000, 9:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc again begins advertising for staff to join its ranks in the AW Newsletter and on its [url=]jobs[/url] website

BOTM Jun 00 - Preston, by Faber

Published May 31, 2000, 9:00pm
This months bot of the month is the Preston dictionary bot by Faber

Rick Noll sits on panel for Internet and Society 2000 Conference

Published May 5, 2000, 9:00pm
Rick Noll, shared a panel during Harvard University's Internet and Society 2000 Conference held on Friday June 2, 2000. Jeffrey Huang, Assistant Professor of Architecture, moderated the panel "Design Issues & On-line Communities"., Inc. joins Nasdaq

Published May 2, 2000, 9:00pm
Chairman, and C.F.O. JP McCormick announced that, effective at the opening of the market on May 3, 2000,, Inc. would be traded on the Nasdaq SmallCap Market under the following symbols:

3.0 Beta Launched

Published Apr 2, 2000, 9:00pm
The much anticipated beta of AW 3.0 begings.

BOTM March 00 - AWBotLab

Published Feb 29, 2000, 10:03pm
This month, Bot-of-the-Month profiles a bot that is used in the AWBotLab world to emulate the life cycle of plants, causing plants to grow based on environmental conditions.

New Newsletter Format

Published Feb 29, 2000, 10:00pm
Active Worlds redesigns its newsletter page to look more professional and with proper side navigation. Advertising links also make an appearance.

3.0 Beta Announced

Published Jan 31, 2000, 10:00pm
AWI announces that version 3.0 is indeed on its way to the community stating that it has taken a lot of work over the past year to make improvements including latest-gen 3D hardware acceleration.

BOTM Feb 00 - AWSpades

Published Jan 31, 2000, 10:00pm
The AW Newsletter announces its bot of the month to be the AWSpades bot, written by Andras and written in C++.

Christmas Citizenship

Published Nov 30, 1999, 10:00pm
AWI announces that it will again be offering 2 citizenships for £29.95 inviting users to get someone the perfect gift.

AWSpades Launched

Published Nov 6, 1999, 8:00pm
AWI announces the upcomming launch of its AWSpades games world. People with nothing better to do jump with glee.

AWI Wants Women 'Girls'

Published Oct 31, 1999, 10:00pm
Active Worlds appeals for women to work together on a world just for women.

BOTM Nov 99 - DJBot

Published Oct 31, 1999, 10:00pm
This months winner is the DJBot from Hamfon.

AWEdu Launched

Published Sep 26, 1999, 9:00pm
AWI launches its AWEdu Universe. Notable visitors include Michael Heim, Margaret Corbit and Bonnie DeVarco.

AWBingo Launched

Published Aug 24, 1999, 9:00pm
AWBingo had its Grand Opening for Wednesday Nite Bingo.

AWI announces planned AWEdu Universe

Published Aug 2, 1999, 9:08pm
Active Worlds Inc announces its plans for an educational universe 'awedu' for registered schools and learning institutions to purhcase worlds and users in bulk for e-Learning programs.

AW Hosts e-Learning for Earth Web

Published Jun 27, 1999, 9:00pm
Active Worlds technology hosts the Earth Web E-Learning Expo.

AW Hosts 13th Floor Premier

Published May 23, 1999, 9:00pm
Active Worlds plays host to the first online movie world for The 13th Floor, a film in where a player gets whisked away to a strange virtual reality.

AWI Launches Peace World for Students

Published Apr 30, 1999, 9:00pm announces that it is to open a new universe called Peace World for students to work together to bring peace to the world. It failed.

Flagg, Hamfon and Chickiefluff join AWI

Published Apr 30, 1999, 9:00pm
AWI Announces that it has 2 new members of staff, Flagg (Tom) and Chickiefluff via the official newsletter and asks that they are given a warm welcome.

SW City is Founded

Published Mar 23, 1999, 10:00pm
Old SW City (tourist SW City) is founded by SW Comit by dragging an object from the fields of Pippinville (not Pink Village, as previously believed).

AWI Announces "Tech Talk"

Published Mar 5, 1999, 9:00am
[quote]Come join Active Worlds Lead Developer Roland Vilett for an informal chat session every Friday at 8PM VRT during the month of March. Topics will range from current to future versions of Active Worlds, as well as the current state and future of online 3D technologies in general. This will be a freeform chat discussion with no pre-set agenda; topics will be chosen based on the interests of the participants.

AWI Announces HQ move

Published Feb 28, 1999, 10:00pm
AWCOM announces that it is moving to a new set of corporate offices at 95 Parker St. in Newburyport, MA and that the move will take place towards the end of March 1999.

AW University Environmental Building Contest

Published Feb 19, 1999, 10:00pm
The AWUniversity Environmental building contest ends, with the winners being announced to the AW newsgroups.

AWC Looks for coders

Published Jan 31, 1999, 10:00pm
Active Worlds Corp begins searching for coders to work on its browser software.

Pink Village 2nd Anniversary

Published Jan 29, 1999, 10:00pm
Pink Village celebrates its 2nd anniversary in Active Worlds.

Circle of Fire merges with Vanguard

Published Jan 20, 1999, 10:00pm
CoF has done a reverse merger with Vanguard Enterprises, Inc., which changed the company's name to, Inc. and, later, Active Worlds, Inc.

!@Mart Launched

Published Jan 15, 1999, 10:00am
AMart (!@Mart) is schedualed for opening for vendors.

Galaxy Servers Launched

Published Dec 31, 1998, 10:00pm
Active Worlds, Inc. launches the stand-alone galaxy server software for businesses, starting at $1,995.

AWCC Opens

Published Dec 31, 1998, 10:00pm
The Active Worlds Community Co-operative (AWCC) is a consortium of a variety of Active Worlds community groups and projects. Four of the AWCC's organizations - AWEC, AWHS, AWCommunity Register, and the Cy Awards have joined together to design a world that will house their information and host their respective community events

Registration Fee Introduced

Published Aug 31, 1997, 9:00pm
Active Worlds introduced a registration fee of $19.95 per year. Active Worlds rumoured to offer deals of lifetime citizenships for the first people to register.

The Beginning of Active Worlds

Published Jun 27, 1995, 9:00pm
[quote=Wikipedia] is a privately held community resource website dedicated to Active Worlds.
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