ActiveWorlds 3D-Browser

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.

Application Details:

Version: Active Worlds 4.2
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.3.3

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What works

Installing, starting, walking around

What does not

Chat is flaky, you have to reopen the tab and/or click on the pushpin to get it to keep working after sending the first message (bug 16296)


What was not tested

I only spent one minute in the app, so I didn't test much.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

You have to do "winetricks vcrun6" to get missing redistributables (mfc42 and msvcp60), "winetricks wininet" if needed to work around bug 16292, "winetricks directx9" if needed to work around bug 16293, and "winetricks ie6" if needed to work around bug 16294.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 22 20101.3.3Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 22 20081.1.11Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20081.1.9Yes Yes GoldDan Kegel 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

How To

Open up the Terminal ( It would normally be in Applications > Accessories. ) and paste in the three commands:

  • ­sudo apt-get install cabextract
  • wget
  • sh winetricks mfc42 wininet ie6
(mfc42 because they forgot to bundle it, wininet so updates work (bug 16292), and ie6 so it doesn't complain about ie3 missing (bug 16294)).

If you have a wine older than 1.1.12, you'll also have to do sh winetricks directx9 to work around a crash bug (bug 16293).


This works for Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10; it may not for other versions of Linux.


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