World of the Month
The Marketplace
Mystery Build
Tackle Tech

What's New In This Issue

Editor in Chef; GREETINGS Happy Spring! To all of you.

Exciting NEWS will be coming .For Active Worlds Community. The Details are being worked out now. Stay tuned. Be sure and watch the forums, and the Newsletter. For more information. This will be a Event like ActiveWorlds has not seen before . It will be for all to enjoy. In the coming months ahead information will be posted both on the forum and the Newsletter. I want to thank my team of dedicated writers and this continued support from this community for our Newsletter. I could not do it without each and every one of You who support and send me grams and email about sights you have found , and places to visit around The words Thank you do not go un noticed Trust me. They are felt . I also want to Thank Chris & Mel & a Teacher who once told me “just listen” and you will learn. She was right! I am about Real. I speak from my heart and I have been criticized for it. I say what I think I am bold I am blunt I do not take the word NO you can't and No way well. It Is going to “ BE SUCCESSFUL” IT WILL HAPPEN and it is going to last for months on end. Just be patient I will be posting more information as needed. Greetings from my home to yours! I hope this finds you healthy and well. I'm reaching out to let you know that I'm thinking of each of you. And while we are all in uncharted waters, there are so many ways I hope to help you during this time. Together, we can make the best of it. Events like this do two things: They call on our resolve to face the challenge, and they make us take stock of what's important. Now is undoubtedly the time to focus on the home front and do what we can to take care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. We believe in sharing the good things—how to make easy delicious meals; create We are doubling our efforts to give you useful, trusted content now. As Your Editor in Chef I have the cure for this. As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country, it’s not just causing Americans to stockpile hand sanitizer and toilet paper. it’s also making us stressed out. Luckily, there’s a simple way to combat stress, and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. EAT more chocolate. LOG onto ActiveWorlds. Explore a new world. Purchase a world and start the wonderful adventure of creating a new world for your self. As we stay in doors with our Families . “The first blooms of spring always make my heart sing.” — S. Brown “The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” — Gertrude S. Sister “I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.” — Millard Kaufman I have had a chat with the Virtual Spoon. And recipes will be on the healthier side. But tasty treats thrown in there for a good measure of Hope . You can still be bad but good at the same time. For the Gardening section it will be all about getting our flower beds ready for Spring & Summer planting. We will be spanning the Active Worlds. Stay close to the key board & your eyes out there . FYI has information on our new feature Voice We also have some amazing worlds to explore A mystery spot that is fitting for the month of April Stay safe & Stay healthy and Most of all Have fun in Active Worlds. Happy Spring! Take Safe & Healthy.

Mystery Build

If you have a build or a site that you would like people to find gram me and the staff will check this out. jloawsac@gmail.com

World of the Month


This world is truly a Community Project. If you are interested in building. Please do contact Ohioman, he also goes by BuzzIn.
There are many helpful signs and teleports to guide you around this world.
Well build World. Lots of open space to expand and enjoy.
All is welcome to build here. I encourage all that enjoy building to check this world out.

The Build of the Month




Send us your builds and coordinates. Any description or comments you would like to add will also be greatly appreciated.

Alternatively, you can email jloawsac@gmail.com. Back to Top

Virtual Spoon


I hope the recipes on this LINK will help you when you can not think what shall I make for dinner. If you have a recipe you would like to share. Please send it to jloawsac@gmail.com



Activeworlds update

Hello: Folks : Be sure and Watch out for information on a Event that will be happening in the next couple of month. The Time and the DATE plural that this event will be running will be posted in the News letter. This will be open for all and it will be exciting and fun . More details will be given as time goes on. iIt will show case just how creative some of you are I know you are creative and this will prove it.To many. So get ready

I want to especially thank the team of Dedicated Writers & Editing staff members that help put the New Letter together each month.I could not do it with out them.

i also want to Thank Chris & Mel & a teacher that said if you only Try no other words were ever spoken so true to me. in believing in me and this project that i hope will be FUN for all. I speak from my heart . Some find fault with that in me well i am about to prove how wrong they were. this event Will be a game changer for this community. They said it could not be done, I am going to show them it can be done and we will do it.
As I have said before and I will say it again Our better days are NOT behind us t hey are ahead of us Stay Safe Elbow hug.

The Marketplace

Products & Services in Activeworlds

Back to Top

Build Tips 

Create Picture

LET'S Explore

The picture command downloads the specified image from the web and places it on the object. This command works only on certain objects known as picture objects, which were created with one or more specially tagged polygons with a tag value of 20.

Word to the wise. If you are a World Owner you do not need to keep the URL example
a. www.blank in the action box this just causes more lag, and if the url goes down you have lost the image.
In addition to this You do not need the RWX extension on a object either. Every letter, every comma on the action line is a cell space. Just one of the many JOYS being a world owner. And I do encourage all to be a world owner.
picture url [update=seconds] [name=name] [mip=on] [global]
The URL argument specifies the image to display. It can be either relative or absolute. Relative URL's are treated as relative to that
world's object path. The image must either be in the JPEG, GIF or PNG file format.
And if your a world owner. The best advise I can give you is to
Do several things. 1. USE File Zilla to upload images ( textures) to your path 2.BACK UP.
3. You would not drive a car without insurance so do not own a world with out backing up your path that includes model, textures & seq groups. 4. Do this on a monthly basis.
4. Example would be April2019 Blank name of the world backup the name of the world.
5. Don't be caught with your pants down.
6. Your back up drive software Example
7. .Seagate Backup Software for example Get your self a back up drive, back up your images to it,
and resize all images to 256x256.
these are a few of the objects you can use to add pictures
pict1 pict2 pict3 pict4 pict5 pict6 tv2bs tv1 news1 comp1 doorpic1 doorpic2 pp01s2.rwx pp15s1.rwx pictwlkh.rwx pictwlk.rwx pictwlk4.rwx pictwlk3.rwx pictwlk2.rwx pictwlk1.rwx ptv2bs.rwx ptv1.rwx ptv2t00.rwx ptv1t00.rwx
Active Worlds uses many textures. One idea is to go to an object yard that contains textures where you can see the texture for yourself. Another way is to look at the list of textures on the web.
objects.activeworlds.com - /aw/textures/ is a list of textures used in Alpha world or AW. Yellow and Winter for example have their own texture list.
Some textures look different on different objects. It is best to have a couple ideas to obtain the effect you are looking for.
"AW" objects and textures can be used for building in AlphaWorld. Objects from other worlds in a few cases work here as well.
texture is another command you put in the object properties action box
The command is create texture
You can find many more help full tips in the AW School. Follow the signs and explore this wonderful learning experience. Have Fun.

People to Meet

Please meet Tom Little a Citizen that came back to ActiveWorlds.

I first joined in 1998. I was thirteen. My Grandma bought me a computer. I love her, we text all the time. Love you, Grandma. ----I found ActiveWorlds searching lycos or yahoo lol it was the ninties.I listened to modem noises everyday after school just to log-in to AlphaWorld and eventually AWTeen and Mars --------Most of my early builds were very poor but I spent countless hours chatting with people inside of the structures and laughing at the building flaws. I formed some very sound friendships in-game. I stopped logging in to focus on high school. ------I now like to build to preserve my older buildings and maybe squeeze in the occasional surprise. I like the chatting but I really came back in-game with a passion for movers and the camera angle objects so i dont have any fancy builds. You'll occasionally see me driving around in my poorly built car and I tend to add everyone when we first meet. My names Tom Tuttle, I live in Tacoma and I am from Tacoma.

What would I like to see changed? Nothing. It was perfect in 1995 and its perfect now. The interface just keeps getting better. It has tons more features now than there were back then. Build wise? My first house is still standing, I still love it.4908N 5008W


Back to top

The Garden

Gardening Tips for the Home Gardener.

Editors Note:
We have all heard by now about the Corona virus. That is spreading around the globe. It is a nervous time across the country and world wide. There are many things that as Adults around the world we can do to keep our selves SAFE. Eat Healthy get plenty of rest, drink plenty of water, stay away from crowds, learn to do the elbow bump.

The USA is stronger. This Will pass but it will take time and patience from all of us, and thinking of others besides our selves.

At-home composting has become more popular than ever thanks to a growing interest in sustainability and eliminating food waste. But for beginners, the undertaking can be daunting — not to mention, tainted with the fear of smelly apple cores and rotting banana peels stinking up the kitchen. Luckily, at-home composting is a fairly simple process if you have the right tools and some basic knowledge. Here’s everything you need to know to start composting today.

While the kids may be at home from school. Now is a great time to make home composting a family event. Use this opportunity to teach and have some family time. Right now food waste ends up in our land fill. which prevents it from decomposing properly.

Listed I hope will be some useful help to many. To the people who like to Garden as much as I do. Let's go play in the dirt. Worry less about the Virus let's have some fun, into the fun of the dirt in our fingers, the sights that we will see in the coming months of flowering plants and vegetables starting to form. There is a lot to be Thankful for .

Can you Guess who's Backyard this is? If you know Gram one of the staff writers,

Herbs that work:
Lemon Balm

Top 10 Planting Tips for Springtime
1. Assess the Land.
2. Ready Your Engines.
3. Prune Trees and Shrubs.
4. Test your Soil.
5. Get to Planting.
6. Position is Key.
7. Garden in Spades.
8. Work in Pairs.
9. Fertile grounds.
10. Compose a Compost.

Determining when to plant in the spring can be harder than predicting the ups and downs of the stock market. Part science and part superstition, deciding when to plant is the biggest decision of the year if you farm for a living. For the rest of us, it usually just means a little extra work and another stop at the nursery if the weather doesn’t cooperate. Or for your editor you wish that some one dropped into your basket a winning lotto ticket and you could have everything you see at the Nursery. And some one to just find a way to rid your self of ever pulling weeds or the testy morning glory. Why is it that something that is so pretty to look at is such a bother and it winds it self around a perfectly good rose bush and it is so hard to get rid of the Morning Glory with out killing the Rose Bush. Isn't there a Morning Glory be gone.

Back to Top

Lensman -

If your property or project is in one of the patrolled worlds you may request removal of the offending objects by applying to the Garbage Elimination Team at this address: http://www.peacekeeper.net/get/


When you fill out the form be sure to be as complete as you possibly can because the Peacekeepers may not be able to identify all of the problem objects at your build.  If you need help please don't hesitate to contact a Peacekeeper.

Worlds To Watch


Taking Many of Us back in time Juno Dome. Many of us remember this world well.
Well worth re visiting and exploring. Who can forget the Juno Babies and having t o always feed them, You enter at ground zero.
Our Second world to watch is Legends the Land of Enchantment. Enter this world at 4s 1e
Owner of the World Ohioman. Well worth visiting. A very nice fun world to be at.

Our Third World to watch and visit is Awtours enter at 75s 75w
From your Editor in Chef. This world has special meaning to me. Your Editor helped create this world and the Aw Tour Guide program with DMC & Xyzzz. Please take some time and explore this world. It is truly a special place This world has very fond memories for me, and it is truly a world to visit and see and experience,
Our Fourth World to watch and experience is AW International enter at 0n 1e.
This world is also the testing ground for Voice Chat While your here

Our Fifth World to watch is Our AWSchool enter at 1s1e This is a great place to do a brush up on your building skills or learn a new skill.


I encourage all to visit these worlds. And if any of you have a world that you would like Us to feature do drop us a line gram one of my staff members, we will be glad to explore the world. WE ask that it be a PG rated world.
A world with teleports and the please give us the size of the world and the owner of the world please. If the world is under construction this is fine. Tell us about it.

Welcome to AWSchool l! Check out the new bowling alley: http://teleport.cgi?awschool_0.88S_32.61W_0.59a_155

Tackle Tech

Thanks To Chris and his fine job of programming Active Worlds now has VOIP. As your Editor in Chef . I am happy to be testing VOIP. I welcome all that wish to test VOIP with me in SFGATE.

What's new in build 1621?

Replace VOIP codec by Opus-Codec, an advanced SILK codec - SILK originates from Skype.
Your microphone adjusts automatically, using Microsoft's AEC, AGC and NB DSPs - no matter if headset or speaker output used.

Currently only available in AWWelcome and SFGate worlds for public testing.
In addition To help the citizens who are seeking help . The Guidelines are being re posted from the forums to help those who are seeking help or advise or wish to help other citizens. By sharing information and helping others you are helping this community grow. And you your self will learn more. Like the sand in a hour glass these are the times we live in people helping one another. Don't ask what your Community can do for you ask what you can do for your community.

With permission from Chris to do so. I know how frustrating it can be at times. Often times your Editor in Chef has had to call in a out side source that being Geek Squad from Best Buy.
This has been helpful and often times fun, they leave with the URL for Active Worlds. Best Buy's Geek Squad is excellent support.
The better you describe your concern, the faster and easier it can get solved or answered.

If your request is about a private world, or the world server or world's OP is privatly hosted, please contact and inform the world licensee and the world host first.

By posting a request for Help & Support, you agree to provide enter-access, object-select access, and to answer technical questions to supporters and to the development-team.

Support managers are MeL, Gremot, and myself. The core support team may contact the world's licensee and world host, and has access to your gear's specification.

Further, support managers may deligate and ask other community members or community groups to help and to look closer to your concern with your approval. Unapproved support of other community members, or external 3rd parties, are your private business and do not belong here.

Please remember and note, that all support, the operation of the public free universe, as well as development of this software, are unpaid volunteer services by community members.

Extremely useful are

Before you start

* Search the forums for similar posts
* Search the AW Wiki for documentations
* Search Wikipedia or field oriented sources for descriptions

Provide information

* Screenshots
* World and Location
* Info about your operating system (version and build, e.g. Win10 1809, Ubuntu 18.04+Wine 4.0)
* Info about your system hardware (type, brand name, CPU, year of purchase, etc)
* Info about your Graphics Hardware and Graphics Driver (e.g. Intel HD 2500, nVidia GF 780)
* Version and Build# of Activeworlds

Not useful are

* My neighbour's cat is sick ...
* In the past …
* A friend of mine …
* Wordy descriptions not getting to a point …






April Fool's Day


TGIF Party!


Palm Sunday


Passover begins
Holy Thursday


Good Friday




Easter Sunday
Passover ends.


TGIF Party!


Earth Day


TGIF Party!




28 29 30    

Around AW


New feature of the News letter
Mels Advise on the current Corona Virus:

Social Distance Pick-up lines

* Are you a pandemic because you’ve got my heart on lockdown. ;)

* You Smell So Good , Is That Purell You're Wearing ?

* Let's wash our hands together. ;)

* I might have a dad bod, but I've got a 6 pack at home.

People looking for their digital soulmate (or at least, someone with a decent wifi signal or toilet paper stash) should take care not to match with the virus itself !

Take care and God Bless

Active Worlds Trivia

TV Trivia Questions
What is grandpa Simpsons first name?
Peter Parker is the alter ego of which superhero?
Who was The first athlete to have an animated cartoon series made after him was who?
Which actor won Oscars for his performances in Kramer vs Kramer and Rain Man?
Which Hollywood film maker produced a string of films in the 1950s and 1960s using animals as actors in a drama?
Which silent film comedian was nicknamed the 'Great Stone Face'?
Which character made his debut in the silent film Plane Crazy in 1928?
Which film actor shot to fame ij 1976 with his portrayal of the boxer Rocky Balboa?
Country Trivia
Which state on the Gulf of Mexico is nearest the end of the alphabet?
Hollywood Trivia
Groucho Marx resigned from where as he didn't care to belong to any club that would have him as a member?
US Trivia
Truax Field international airport is in which US state?

See if you can answers these. If you can gram one of my staff members.
Misc Trivia
How long did it take to construct a Model T Ford in 1914?
Hollywood Trivia
In All In The Family, what was Archie's son-in-law's full name?
Mike Nesmith of the Monkees came from where?
Sports Trivia
Joe Montana played for what San Francisco team through most of the 80s?
McDonald's Trivia
When was McDonald’s founded?

Games, Comics, etc.


Dewey's Maze


Solve my maze.



1. Shoulders Roll your shoulders forward and backward 10 times each to relieve tension and ease the muscles. Breathe in, lift your shoulders, crunch your neck, hold your breath for 30 seconds and then release your shoulders. Do this 10 times. Move each shoulder forward and backward alternatively, 10 times on each side.

2. Neck Stretch your neck forward, backward, to the left and right. This move reduces the strain on your neck, shoulders, and clears your mind. Clench your neck muscles until they’re taut. Hold for a few seconds and then release.

3. Chest Open your arms wide push your wrists and thumbs back and stretch your arms away from your shoulders. This will expand your chest and allow you to take in more oxygen. Repeat this exercise every hour or so.

4. Tummy Breathe in, suck in your tummy, hold it in for a few seconds, and then release it as you breathe out. Repeat this move every few minutes during your day. Breathe in and pull in your pelvic floor muscles. Hold this position for a few seconds and then release.

5. Arms Grab a full water bottle and hold it up over your head. Keep this position for 30 seconds and alternate with your other arm. Sit straight, move your chair back and hold both your arms out straight in front of you. Hold this position for 30 seconds and then relax. Rotate your arms clockwise and anticlockwise 10 times on each side.

6. Wrists Roll your wrists both clockwise and anticlockwise every now and then, at least 10 times with each wrist. Wrists are prone to Repetitive Stress Syndrome and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; you can prevent these from occurring by constantly working out your wrists. Flap your wrists frontwards and backwards as though you’re serving a tennis ball. Repeat this move several times.

7. Hands Squeeze a hand gripper repeatedly for at least a minute with each hand. You can do this while reading something on your screen. Keep your palms straight in front of you, and spread your fingers as far as they will go. Keep the position for a few seconds and then release. Repeat several times.

8. Fingers Get hold of exercise rubber bands or any strong, thick rubber bands. Loop a band around your forefingers and stretch it as far as you can and then release. Do this with your other fingers. Interlace your fingers and push your elbows apart. Do this as often as you can. The stretch feels good for fingers that have strained on the keyboard all day.

9. Ankles Roll your ankles clockwise and anticlockwise every hour or so. Take off your shoes if possible, stand on your toes and lean back. Your ankles will strengthen with this exercise.

10. Feet Clench all your toes and release them after a few seconds. Move all your toes and allow air to pass between them.

11. Calves Stretch your leg out in front of you and pull back your feet. This stretches your calves. Hold this position for a few seconds and then release. Do it 10 times with both legs. Lift your legs on the balls of your feet; hold the position for a few seconds and then release. This exercise will prevent blood clots from forming.

12. Thighs Breathe in, lift both legs together upwards towards your chest, keep your legs up for 30 seconds and release as you breathe out. Repeat every hour. This will pull at your thigh muscles and tighten them. Clench your butt and thighs and hold the position for 30 seconds. Release and repeat several times.

13. Butt Clench and unclench your buttocks alternately, holding them in the clenched position for 30 seconds each time. Clench both buttocks together and release them after 30 seconds.

14. Back Push your shoulders back until they meet in the middle of your back. Push your body slightly forward and exercise your back muscles. Hold the position for a few seconds and then release. Keep your body straight and twist your upper body at the waist to the left and the right. Twist it as far as it will go, moving your head along with your waist. This will relax your back muscles, which take most of the strain during your workday.

15. Eyes Shut your eyes twice every hour. Place the pads of your palms on your eyes and apply mild pressure. This will relieve eyestrain. Take your eyes off your monitor and let them wander around for a few seconds every now and then. This exercise keeps your eyes alert and reduces possible headaches and eye irritation.

Staff Credits


Senior Editor
Cablecar Gal
Virtual Spoon
Mel & Chris
Wikipedia (Recipes)
Special Thanks to