Current edition: Vol.5, No.1, January 2002

Active Worlds News

3.3 Sneak Peek
New AW Objects
Report Cards
Bot of the Month
Worlds to Watch
Tech Support Tip
Developer's Tip
Hot Spots to Visit
AWEC Calendar
AWCC Anniversary
AWDisco Party
Free Textures
Book Release


Building Links
Community Links










What's New For January In The AW Universe

3.3 Sneak Peek

Get a preview of some of the awesome new features the developers are working on for the upcoming 3.3.

New Object Set Now Available in AlphaWorld

You won't believe your eyes when you get a look at all of the incredibly rich, new objects made available for use in AlphaWorld!

Have You Been Making the Grade in School?

We believe that working hard in school is just as important as playing hard in Active Worlds. We're offering worlds to participants who achieve the best grades each term!

HamFon's Bot of the Month Club

This month, we check out Ricky Lipe's bot that deals with currency in Active Worlds - a way of recording and exchanging value.

Flagg's Worlds to Watch

We have some incredible worlds in the AW Universe! Flagg gives us his recommendation of some MUST see worlds.

AW Tech Support Tip of the Month

Are there upgrades available for my computer that may also improve performance in AW?

AW Developer's Tip

Textures are a very important part of your 3D world. They can set the mood, add detail to a model, and basically help make your world look as real as possible.

Recommended Hot Spots to Visit

There are tons of fun places in the AW universe to visit, build, and hang out in - check out some recommendations from the community's experts!

The AWEC Event Calendar for January is Online!

Want to know what activities are happening in the AW Universe? This is the place to find out what's happening, when, and where!

AWCommunity Register's Monthly Community Article

The team at AWCommunity Register is always hard at work tracking down the latest communities for you! Check out this site for the latest in-depth articles on all the great communities in our universe!

If you belong to a hot community, or know of one out there - then make sure to get yourself listed with the Official AWCommunity Register!

AWEC/AWCC Anniversary Celebration

AWEC invites you to double your fun in celebration of their fourth year, as AWCC world begins its 3rd anniversary celebration.

AWDisco Party

Join in the fun with an all new sychronized light show on January 11!

Plan Ahead For Valentines!

Come get some great gift ideas and free textures, provided by Active Worlds citizens.

New Book Release - The Social Life of Avatars: Presence and Interaction in Shared Virtual Environments

Ralph Schroeder, Professor at Chalmers University in Sweden, has just edited a book about people's social behaviour in virtual worlds.

We Wanna Hear From You!

If you would like to write an article for the newsletter or have a project you would like to share with the community through this newsletter, please contact us ( to find out more about participating.


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