2010

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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.

Major Events

Community Events

Competitions

Browser Updates

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

Timeline

General Timeline
2010 is part of a series.

January

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

May

June

Community Photograph in AWGate

July

August

September

October

  • October 4
  • 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

  • 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

December

New Communities and Worlds

Notable Locations

Exokiasma by Sirqus

Sources