The Awportals Chronicles

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

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

[Contest] AWTeen Cribs

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

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.

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 ==

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.

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.

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.

AW Press Corps Launched

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

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).

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.

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.

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.

AW_Life Attempts Social Experiment

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

Brant announces new AWTeen blog

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

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

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.

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. 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

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.

Community Groups Beta

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ongoing History of OffWorld

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

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'.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

First SW City Times Issue released

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

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.

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).

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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