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

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.

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.

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.

Awportals Technology Review (PT 2)

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

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.

Bruce Flea's Celldump

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

'Ashianae’s Journey' Galaxy Opens for Alpha Testing

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

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.

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.

V4 RightsQueue in Alphaworld

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

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.

Awportals Launches Seedbot

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

AWMapper Reborn

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

Citizen Registration Toolkit Available

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

World Rights Queueing Revealed

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

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.

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.

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.

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=http://wiki.activeworlds.com]wiki[/url] website to provide a consistant layout.

AWSDK Changes AW_ATTRIBUTE enum

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.

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

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:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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++.

BOTM Nov 99 - DJBot

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

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.

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