2010 is the 15th year since Active Worlds came into existence (at first AlphaWorld prior to 1996). Physics was introduced to the Active Worlds browser this year.
Active Worlds Version 5.0 (Build 1109 on)
- Build 1115: Added an option to the web script command "aworld:?click" to show or hide an object in world.
- Build 1119: Fixed an issue that occured on WINE, a Windows emulation for Mac and Linux, when objects were not rendered. The Activeworlds Browser version 5.0 is running pretty fast and flawless on Mac and Linux, and can even use DirectX acceleration thanks WINE (special thanks to Aric)!
Active Worlds Version 5.1
- Physics simulation implementation.
- Extended Presentation features, including PPT processing and server stored presentations.
- Build 1161: A tag option to the Opacity action command.
- Build 1160: Max visible range increased to 500 meters. Requires toggling of .ini file as referenced on the Universe Browser page and in the.ini enhancements guide.
- Build 1158: alpharef, opacity action commands
- Build 1194: Public Release of PhysX, cloth
- January 1
- New Years Party in Yellow.
- SW City undergoes a second government reformation. This reformation categorized and clarified their activities into two areas of interest; a real-world production team called SW City Productions (out-of-universe) and the story canon aspect of the city that has sprung up over the years (in-universe). SW City Productions now encompasses all development of SW City Interactive, management of in-world and online content such as the SW City story canon, Forums, Academy, and content of the Encyclopedia. The Story Canon now includes the lore-related aspects of the SW City Encyclopedia and everything previously established under the old government structures and charters, with some minor changes.
- January 5
- Horizon City turns 10. Roska is promoted to Horizon City hall of fame.
- January 8
- February 5
- February 18
- Marks the last day of a series of major overhauls on the ActiveWiki Main Page. Icons and images now assist with the frontpage navigation, and sub-topics are easier to find than ever before. Daily events and statistics are prominently featured.
- March 5
- March 8
- AWI begins a promotion that offers 6 months of free citizenship to refugees from the recent closure of the There.com virtual world.
- March 14
- March 21
- DMC2U holds a daylong AWHS meeting to establish a new vision and recruit new volunteers for the program. 12 new members join and plans for new buildings and events are made.
- March 29
- March 31
- Hosting provider Chicago 3D closes amidst financial difficulties.
- April 29
- A unanimous community vote of (13-0) was held on the ActiveWiki to establish our Editing Conduct policy. The Administration pages were also designed around this time.
- April 30
- June 2
- June 27
- June 28
- June 29
- June 30
Community Photograph in AWGate
- July 1
- July 2
- Active Worlds 15th Birthday
- 5pm VRT - A parade of movers is organized in Zelena City and grand marshaled by Flagg. Half a dozen citizens participate by building floats, with numerous others following along the streets of Zelena or riding on the floats.
- 7pm VRT - Bingo worlds open to bridge the time gap between the parade and the community photo.
- 10pm VRT - The Active Worlds community met on the large steps in AWGate world for a massive community photograph. Over 150 people participated.
- 11pm VRT - The festivities of the day end in AWSchool with a wrap party at the Fishbone.
- July 16
- July 23
- July 30
- August 6
- August 7
- AWReunion world open through autumn, with the intent of creating the atmosphere of a reunion in the universe.
- August 10
- August 24
- August 25
- October 9
- Builder's Challenge releases a new game type, called Speedbuild. Players work on individual lots in a small scale to create a large scale project in public building worlds. The first project is created in Alphaworld.
- November 1st
- The world of Sedan opens to the public (tourists included) for the first time after almost four years of existence. The opening was originally supposed to be only a one week opening event but the world had such an important flow of visitors that Nyxboy quickly declared it to be Sedan's first real permanent opening. Sedan was declared world of the month in the time that followed the opening.
- November 6
- November 13
- 2010 Cy Awards Ceremony took place at 10pm VRT. Roughly 120 users were in attendance, and the ceremonies were hosted by Lady Teal. AWPortals offered a chat viewers to allow viewers to attend via a web browser as an alternative to being in-world.
- Lifetime Achievement
- December 3
- December 4
- December 5
New Communities and Worlds