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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Test Results

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What works

Everything works the same as in Windows on OpenGL.

What does not

Everything works, but a common bug is that your screen goes white when entering a zone, OpenGL fixes this.


What was not tested

Everything was tested.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Gold and not platinum as you have to change 1 setting! (should be platinum but hey just following the guide lines.)

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 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 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20081.1.9Yes Yes GoldDan Kegel 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
1 test report CLOSED WORKSFORME View
16292 Activeworlds client 4.2 update fails with "reason 13" CLOSED FIXED View
16293 Activeworlds client 4.2 crashes in IDirectXFileEnumObjectImpl_Create CLOSED FIXED View
16294 Activeworlds client 4.2 doesn't think IE is installed CLOSED FIXED View
16296 Activeworlds client 4.2 chat breaks after sending one message CLOSED ABANDONED View

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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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