AW is a great 3D-Chat client, that loads Objects (RWX format) and a "map" from a server and renders a 3D environment (which has a really good graphics engine!) where oneselves can visit places or meet other people and chat with them. It is also possible to build your own house there.
There are many other 3D content providers who also use the AW client software. e.g. City4ALL (free citizenship!), Dreamland Park, CyberNetWorlds, NightShift ... Each of them offers a couple of "worlds" (like "channels" in 2d chats).
AW supports OpenGL, DirectX, and software rendering.
For more details and user comments, view the versions of this application
|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|Active Worlds 3.6||Version 3.6||1||0|
|Active Worlds 4.1||AW is a great 3D-Chat client, that loads Objects (RWX format) and a||Silver||0.9.51.||1||0|
|Active Worlds 4.2||In Active Worlds 4.2 the following changes have been made: You can create Custom Avatars ( CAVs ), you can now change the font and quality on signs, you can now scale object sizes, you can make say commands for example ~bump say "hello world"~. Some bugs were fixed and tweaked.||Gold||1.3.3||3||0|
|Active Worlds 5.0||Active Worlds 5.0, which premiered on December 1st, 2009, brings many new features to the Active Worlds browser, such as Presentation creation, Cache Management, and some minor building improvements.||Gold||1.3.3||5||0|
|Activeworlds 5.1||Active Worlds 5.1, which premiered in 2010, brings a few new features such as a physics engine.||Garbage||1.3.30||4||0|