Vol. 2, No.9, September 1, 1999
Highlights From This Issue:
Active Worlds News, Product Highlights, Contests
AWBingo Opens With Great Sucess
On August 25th, AWBingo had its Grand Opening for Wednesday Nite Bingo,
and it was awesome! Using cool bot technology (made with the Active
Worlds SDK) we've got a new friend, [BingoBot], who runs killer games of
Bingo each week!
The first Wednesday Nite Bingo was so popular that we ran out of cards!
Hamfon and Young Shamus decided to fix that! So, they put their heads together,
and whipped up a new AWBingo that's faster, has more cards, and will make it
way more fun!
Each game consists of 10 rounds, and the winners of each game are eligible
to win a prize like worlds, PS in AW, Special Objects, citizenships, etc...!
Winners from the Grand Opening games included: Prof Oak, Nerilka, jippydawg,
Image360, Sailor Moon, OreoGirl, CCTech, balov, Growlith, spector, Gallop,
Internal Affairs, Byte Me and Ima Genius!
AWBINGO will be running games every Wednesday for fun and games, so come
join the fun!
A World Of Your Own
The Active Worlds Personal Servers series gives you the tools to express your
creativity and build your own world with all the freedom of 3D and all the
functionality of 2D. Activeworlds.com's new approach to the web offers developers
several versions to meet your needs. Whether you just need a spot called your own
or a showcase for your work, we have a version for you.
All configurations include:
- Open or restricted access
- Web address designation for custom content
- WWW file retrieval for images, sounds, and music
- Use of the original textures, models, sounds, music and avatars developed for
AlphaWorld and Colony Alpha
- Use of original Metatropolis Avatars
- Newsgroup user support
- Free registered citizen numbers
Active Worlds Personal Server License - $69.95*
*plus annual registration charge.
Registration includes all maintenance updates and upgrades to the server code,
access to our user authentication system and automatic listing in the ActiveWorlds
web page report. Your registration determines the size of your world and number of
Purchasing: Ordering by Secured Web Transaction Activeworlds.com, Inc. supports the
SSL Internet security standard. Just fill out our secured online transaction form.
Ordering by Phone:
You may pay over the phone with a credit card.
Dial (978) 499-0222 in the USA.
Has Your School Signed Up For The Educational Universe Yet?
Think it would be cool if you could use Active Worlds in school? Well,
you could! Have your teachers come find out more about using Active
Worlds in school by visiting our web site at
The Educational Universe program is one of the ways in which
Activeworlds.com, Inc. is seeking to support the next generation of
education! Qualified participants in the Educational Universe will
To qualify for participation in the Educational Universe project, please have
your school or organization send the following information ON LETTERHEAD via
fax or mail to our offices:
- Free 400x400 Active Worlds Servers
(hosted for free by Activeworlds.com, Inc.)
- Free starter package of 20 Citizenships
- Subscription to the Educational Universe Virtual Learning Discussion ListServ
- 33% Discount on additional server expansion and citizenships
- Access to a selection of 3D Object paths and avatars
- Institution, School, Non-Profit Organization or Affiliation Name
(Non-Profit's please include verification of
your NP Status)
- Project Coordinator's Name
(Students, please provide contact information for
your project supervisor or tutor)
- Mailing Address
- requested world name (2-8 characters, no special characters like !@#$%)
95 Parker Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
Tel: (978) 499-0222
Fax: (978) 499-0221
Think AW Rocks? Then Tell A Friend!
When we updated the web site last month, we added a new feature where you
can send an email to your friends to let them know about AW! Since then
hundreds of you have invited your friends to come join our awesome
If you have a friend you want to tell about Active Worlds, then send them
AW Support's Tech Tip Of The Month
AOL and Active Worlds
If you use AOL to connect to the Internet, and find that you can't get
beyond the message in the AW client program
"Internet connections are being established, if this takes to long check
your internet connection."
it may be caused by the Parental Controls setup for your AOL screen name.
Enabling the Parental Controls in AOL will not only block you from using
the Active Worlds software but will also block email replies from our
technical support staff when you ask them for help.
If you still have problems using AW with your AOL dialup account contact email@example.com with a detailed description of the problem. Make sure you use an email account that they can reply to
Worlds/Sites We Recommend This Month
Check out these really cool places in the AW Universe :)
Mars, one of the really cool AWCOM public building worlds!
Shakaree, a medieval wonderland.
Tolkien's Shanga, an very cool place in AW.
(AW 2616N 3929.4W)
LadyBunny's AlphaWorld Teleport index!
(AW 20118.2S 6009.5E 0.0a 180)
Memorials to Lady Diana and Mother Theresa, Mauz's historical
recommendations of the month!
Lady Diana (AW 33N 1770w)
Mother Theresa (AW 32N 1783W)
From the AWEC Calendar
September 1999 Events
September 1st, 12:00AM VRT DreamLand Opening Ceremony (AW 1492s 1525e 2.9a)
September 1st - September 15th, Cy Awards Nominations (AWCC)
September 3rd, 5:00PM VRT Hang Out With E N Z O at his office!
(cofmeta 7.1N 0.2E 9.5a 345 )
September 4th, 5:30PM VRT Chatathon (Wildwest)
September 4th, 10:00PM VRT AWTeen party hardy (AWTeen 200n 38e)
September 11th, 11:00PM VRT ZGV's New Art/Artist Exhibition (cofmeta 1000N 30E 180)
September 12th, 7:00PM VRT Community Show Off (AWCC 26s 2e 240)
September 25th, 7:00PM VRT AWEC's Trivia Contest (AWCC 14.6n 20.5e)
To let the community know about your upcoming event, please submit the
registration form on the Active Worlds Event Committee's web page.
Active Worlds University Classes in Building, Graphic Arts, RWX Modeling,
and AW Technologies
A'tuin Treasure Hunt
Prayer Meeting, Sundays midnight VRT in Christian
Astrology & Relationships discussion, Mondays 1:00AM VRT in A1stLove
Bible Study, Thursdays midnight VRT in Christian
Bingo in AWBingo, every Wednesday night
"Tech Talk" with Active Worlds lead developer Roland Vilett, Fridays at 8PM VRT, in AWUniv
News From The Active Worlds Community
E_XPO, E_TREK And THE E_Worlds: Virtual Reality And Science Fiction
Courtesy of XelaG
Calling all Science Fiction Fans! From September 2nd to September 6th,
the 57th Annual Worldcon is being held in Melbourne/Australia, and for
the first time it will be in cyberspace as well! ActiveWorlds is very
proud to be a part of Aussiecon3. 2d and 3d Art exhibits, helpful and
entertaining bots to inform and amuse you, booths for vendors and fan
clubs, and much, much more! Also featured is live Video and Audio
directly from Aussicon3 of interviews with celebs and coverage of
other major happenings on site.
E_XPO, the central nexus, will feature the Monster Chess game and other
bot attractions; E_TREK, will have several Star Trek Trivia games, and
Klingon poetry. There is also a World Building Competition in the
e_worlds, where VR netizens will showcase their building skills. The
Prize-giving ceremony will be held on Sunday September 5th 21:00 VRT
There will be jumping-off points from ActiveWorlds to many other VR
technologies. See lots of other universes and experience all aspects of
VR. Don't miss this exciting moment in technological and Science Fiction
history! Join us. We guarantee you'll have a stellar time.
Check out our activities and schedules at our website.
It's Cy Awards Time Again!
(Courtesy of AlphaBit Phalapha)
Ladies and Gentlemen:)
You are cordially invited to The Cy Awards October 16th at 5pm VRT in
Beginning September 1st at 5 pm VRT...the nominations will be open again:)
We will place a Bot in AWCC World at GZ to take your nominations.
You can say "votebot help" and votebot will tell you all the categories and
instructions for voting :)
Please visit http:// www.awcommunity.org/cyawards
for more information.
See ya at the Cy's!
Gotta Problem? Call A Peacekeeper!
If, while you are travelling in AW, you find yourself in distress
don't hesitate to call upon the Peacekeepers for aide! The
Peacekeepers are community volunteers who are available to help you
with issues pertaining to harassment and vandalism, or any other
troublesome situation. They are a great resource for conflict
resolution and mediation! To find out more about the Peacekeepers,
please visit their web site at
or email them at
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out more about participating.
Need Help With AW?
Wanna Take Building Lessons?
Beginners - AWNewbie
Intermediate/Advanced - AWUniv
Clase de Construcción en Español - Spanish
If you can't find the object you need to finish your project, then try one of the many building yards other community members have created! Teleports courtesy of The Real Pops (AW 8985S 187W).
AW Object Picture Library
The Official Active Worlds Web Site
The Active Worlds Web Ring
The Active Worlds Community Pages
The Active Worlds Yellow Pages
Ring of Chaos
AW Contact Information
Active Worlds Commitment To Education Program
The Gate Keepers are citizens of Active Worlds who have decided to devote an amount of their own time to helping new users of the system to get used to the software, the environment, and the culture of ActiveWorlds.
The Peacekeepers are citizens of Active Worlds who have volunteered to devote time to aiding new users and assisting all users in disputes and try to prevent harassment of any user by others regardless of the form, be it verbal abuse and harassment, racism or vandalism.
SMILE : ) AWCOM LOVES YOU!
The staff at Activeworlds.com, Inc.