About this blog and its purpose

There are many things to do in Activeworlds virtual reality environment. I've chosen my way. It is a way of a builder. There are also many ways to build. My way is to create a virtual town.

The town is Horizon City. It was established January 2000 and it quickly became one of the most popular cities back then, with hundreds of builders. Besides that the town serves as historic reminder of how things were at Activeworlds, it is still constantly developing virtual experience, displaying latest features and architectural possibilities.

In this blog I will keep track how the things are going in Horizon City and in Activeworlds community.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

New builders coming after 6 years!

New builders coming at Horizon City after 6 years!
Total amount of builders as of April 26:th 2016
·        390 by the builders wall
·        393 by the sign at HCGZ
·        405 by Wikipedia page

It would take some time to check the all coordinates out and compare the sources, but I might do that someday though.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

I found Kenny!

I'm back again. Since all citizenships are free for anyone, there has been more activity in Activeworlds recently.

One day I even met my old friend Kenny and got a selfie with him!

I'm building again in Horizon City area, since I have enough land claimed there for my needs.

Great to be back!

Friday, November 16, 2012

After Hiatus

After lost of another good friend Seiya summer 2011, I lost my motivation to create any new buildings. I let my citizenship to expire December 2011. I wish all good to Seiya, where ever she is...

After almost a year, I am back now with my citizenship renewed and I'm going to start to create those builds in ActiveWorlds environment once again. There's more to come and many projects still waiting. I'll try to keep this blog updated too.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Missing Mauz

Today, a sad and unexpected news was announced. One of my long time AW friends, Mauz has passed. Many will miss her. 

In Activeworlds Universe, the welcome message was updated to display the news:

It is with great great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Mauz, one of our first users and most dedicated person to the AW community. Mauz was a huge source of inspiration and made enormous contributions to ActiveWorlds. May she rest in peace and may we all spend this weekend remembering her passing. All Bingo games have been canceled until further notice.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Snowy End of 2010

While there are another set of new features for AW users I haven't played with them much yet. Instead I made winter updates in the city ground zero. Eventually, the virtual snow will melt and I'll learn the new features. They integrated nVidia PhysX physics engine to AW Browser, allowing new object types such as Cloth.
Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

They're Coming

AWI announded that all expired Citizenships and Worlds will be renewed till January 4th 2011. I hope to see my old AW friends and that they get the message of their citizenship renewal. They should see that Active Worlds today is much more advanced as it was some years ago.
I have some expired citizenships in my pocket as well. Today I logged in with old AWTA citizenship and updated some textures of a building in Horizon City.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Belle Tower Painted

In virtual reality, everything is easier and faster. I painted a whole tower within minutes by using a bot. I also optimized some parts of the towers structure.

I'm also re-building some parts of the city GZ so that it will look more up to date. New 'shear' and 'color tint' features will be used on it. Virtual snow will be there soon and once the snow melts, we'll see how the entry area will look.