The Active Worlds Newsletter

Vol. 1, No. 2, Nov. 1, 1998
Highlights >From This Issue:



Active Worlds News, Product Highlights, Contests



Combine a little ingenuity, the Active Worlds Software Development Kit (SDK), and a whole bunch of MIDIs, and you get [DJBOT] the latest solution to the problem of updating the music at your nearest GZ. Stop by Atlantis or AWGate and check out [DJBOT]'s playlist. If you've got suggestions for MIDI's you'd like to hear, email us with your URLS!
Remember to put [DJBOT] in your subject line or email message!!!

A Galaxy All Your Own?

(Starting from $1,995)

Designed for the business that requires a stand-alone World separate from the Active Worlds Universe of Worlds. This product gives to the administrator full configuration control over the World. All servers start with 1 million square meters of virtual land and price is based on number of simultaneous users and land size.

Designed for both Internet and Intranet applications.

  • All configurations include:
  • All server component software
  • Access to the COF content libraries
  • Remote setup support
  • Limited, upgradeable licensing agreement
  • HTML, FAQ, and help documentation
  • Technical support documentation
  • 1 year free upgrades

Custom configurations available, please call or email for details.
(978) 499-0222

World/Site of the Month

We're bringing back the World/Site of the month as a regular feature in this Newsletter. Hamfon has graciously volunteered to help us set up a voting system, which we will be implementing in the coming months. If you would like to participate in this project please contact us ( ). Make sure to put COOL WORLD/SITE in the subject line of your email!!! In the meantime, we suggest you check out:

Metatropolis, one of the really cool COF public building worlds!

Nebula, one of the many incredible worlds created by citizens of Active Worlds!!nebula!

Princess Tia's Castle in AW, a wonderful fantasy place to visit. (AW 2774.7S 3996.4E 0.0a 270)

Tazunu's Japanese Castle in AW, one of AW's historical sites of virtual beauty! (AW 8167.2S 8206.5E 2.3A 346)


Community Events


From the AWEC Calendar

To let the community know about your upcoming event, please contact the Active Worlds Event Committee.

November 1998 Events
Nov. 1st Great Mall of China Grand Opening (BizWorld 0N 10W)

Nov. 21st Avatars 98 Inside Cyberspace (AV98)

Regular Events
Active Worlds University Classes in Building, Graphic Arts, RWX Modeling, and AW Technologies

A’tuin Treasure Hunt'tuin

Prayer Meeting, Sundays midnight VRT in Christian

Bible Study, Thursdays midnight VRT in Christian

Construction Classes, Thursdays 7:00pm VRT - Spanish

Tours of Mundo Hispano, Fridays at 7:30PM VRT - Spanish


News From The Active Worlds Community


Update From The Active Worlds University

The Active Worlds University is a free resource for citizens of the Active Worlds Community. Our aim is provide instruction in all the technologies that are integral to the AW experience. Our departments include Advanced Building, RWX Modeling and Design, Graphic Arts, and AW Technology. Our staff and course instructors are all volunteers, and we charge no fees for our classes.

Our new term began Oct. 26th, please see our schedule of classes for a detailed class list.

This month's Advanced Building Contest will be to design a kitchen using the AW library. Please contact Kellee in AW or apply via email.
Advanced Building Contest

Contact us for more information on the University and it's programs.

The AWCommunity Corner Now Open In AW

Want to find out about the latest events in the AW Community? Check out the new AW Community Corner in Alpha World, which has been graciously and gorgeously landscaped by Kellee. This will be the home to all the latest information, so if you have an event or news you would like to share, please let us know.

Peacekeeper's Caution

We'd like to urge everyone in the community to use caution in passing out your personal information, email address or ICQ number to *just anyone*. Also, please show caution and courtesy when exchanging executable files, as there are some rather unpleasant viruses available at the moment, namely Netbus and Back Orifice. If you think you have been the victim of a viral infection, please contact the Peacekeepers for assistance and more information.

The AWTeen World Project

Imagine a world where Teens are in charge of things? Sound like heaven to you? In response to the requests from our younger users to have a space where they can have a say in how it is run, and can act as their own monitors and greeters, we have set up a world called AWTeen. Under supervision and guidance from some of our adult community members, the teens will be developing their own community focused on their needs and interests. If you are under 18 and interested in participating in the AWTeen World Project contact Lucrezia Borgia for more information.

The Gate Keepers Need You!

Do you like to meet new people? To help new users? Well, have we got the group for you! The Gate Keepers are the helpful happy people who volunteer in the AWGate assisting new users in finding their footing during their first trips to AW. If you would like to find out more about this great opportunity to join a fun group and give back to the community contact us for more information.

Wanna Be A Peacekeeper?

Peacekeepers aim to provide the best service they can to assist Citizens and Visitors to Active Worlds. Our list of Citizens, that give of their time to help others, is growing, a wonderful thing to see in our Community. To have those willing to help others in any community is a great treasure.

If there are any Citizens in Australia, the Asia Pacific or Europe who are interested in joining the Peacekeepers, as well as those who are skilled in languages, particularly Asian and European Languages, please apply at the address listed below.

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.


Help/Contact Information


Need Help With AW?

Wanna Take Building Lessons?

Beginners - AWSchool
Intermediate/Advanced - AWUniv
Clase de Construcción en Español - Spanish
Missing Pieces?
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).

Community Resources

Web Sites
The Official Active Worlds Web Site

The Active Worlds Web Ring

The Active Worlds Community Pages

The Active Worlds Yellow Pages



The Wishlist

AW Contact Information

Circle of Fire Studios, Inc.

Billing Questions

Technical Support


Gate Keepers
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.


The staff at Circle of Fire Studios, Inc.