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  Bot programs compatibility
 
* Note : this webpage has been created in april 2020, when AW version 6.7 came out, but with the new AW version 7.0 in january 2021 , this webpage has been updated.
With the upgrade of the Activeworlds program to version 7.0 (in january 2021 ), there can compatibity problems with some bots, Chris (#290065) has posted in the forum the necessary files, to keep the bots functional:
See AWForum : * Teamwork / Activeworlds 7
There is also information about the previous update in april 2020 :
See AWForum : * Help&Support/3rd Party Bots in 6.7 Worlds
 
Server development kit
 
Older version of bot programs likeYASBB and Preston may not work properly, or work slowly or could crash. As an option, you can replace the aw.dll -file that is needed to start up the bot program with the most recent version of aw.dll
The aw.dll can be found in the AW SDK (server development kit)
Activeworlds.com/sdk/download.htm
The latest SDK version is version 134 (available since january 2021)
 
For windows users , there are 4 download zip-files available :
awsdkcom134 ( 32 bit )
awsdkcom134x64 ( 64 bit )
awsdk134 ( 32 bit )
awsdk134x64 ( 64 bit )
A lot of older bot programs were created a long time ago, they used 32 bit.
 
We will look now , for each bot program , how to get the bot started
Most bot problems still work, it's just that a recent .dll -file makes them work better.
  Xelagot (=X1)  
version 7.0
 
The creator of Xelagot was Alex Grigny de Castro , unfortunately, he passed away in 2016. But his bot remains popular . It is a multi purpose bot.
 
How to download Xelagot :
Xelagot can be downloaded from the AWforum (go to: Teamwork / Activeworlds 7)
activeworlds.com/apps/beta/x1_v4017_52.zip
Xelagot can also be downloaded from Imatowns.com/xelagot/index.html
Create a new folder on your computer : Xelagot for version 7.0
Download this Xelagot program from the Forum on your computer.
Click upon x1.exe and unpack the zipped file into the folder that you have created.
 
Startup of the Xelagot bot program :
Go to the folder and start up the Xelagot program : x1.exe
You will see a small program window.
Enlarge the window by dragging the bottom right corner with your mouse.
Go in the menu to : Bot , and choose : NotBBot1
Then you see a window with the title : "Login Options : NotBBot1"
 
Bot Name : Type here to bot name that you want to use . (instead of NotBBot1)
( Profile 1 : you don't need this now )
( Universe 1 : Active Worlds -> this is ok)
Citizen Number : enter your citizen number
Privilege password : enter your privilege password
World : enter the world name where you want to start up the bot
Coordinates : enter the position of your bot in the world (position/altitude...)
( "Universe Data Editor", this is for default settings. )
Click upon : Login
Now the Xelagot bot is active !!
 
Important note (for the other bot programs on this webpage):
When you go to the folder : Xelagot for 7.0, you will see a aw.dll file.
Now copy this .dll -file with CTRL+C.
And then paste the .dll -file for the other bot programs.
 
  Preston  
version 7.0
 
Preston has been created by Faber/Ima Genius, and Ima Genius (#96929) is still often online in Activeworlds in 2020. This is also a multi purpose bot.
 
How to download the Preston bot :
Preston can be downloaded from the website Imabot.com/index2.htm
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Preston for version 7.0
Copy the current Preston program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you have downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Preston bot program :
Finally start the Preston program. See webpage : venice3d.net/2016bots3.html
  Nestor  
version 7.0
 
Nestor has also been created by Ima Genius (#96929), it is used for trivia games.
 
How to download the Nestor bot :
Nestor can also be downloaded from the website Imabot.com/index2.htm
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Nestor for version 7.0
Copy the current Nestor program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Nestor bot program :
Finally start the Nestor program. (A tutorial webpage will be made in future)
The setup window is the same as the Preston bot.
 
  YASBB  
version 7.0
 
Yasbb has been created by Andras(#106479). He has left Activeworlds and still rarely logs in. Andras deleted the download webpages and bot tutorials from his website.
The YASBB-bot is used to make backups of what has been built.
 
How to download the Yasbb bot :
Yasbb can be downloaded from the AWforum (go to: Teamwork / Activeworlds 7)
https://activeworlds.com/apps/beta/yasbb41.zip
You can also download YASBB from the website of Karten (#315184)
dcfservices.info/downloads/andrastools/yasbb41-3410-100.zip
 
Create a new folder on your computer : YASBB for version 7.0
Copy the current YASBB program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Yasbb bot program :
See webpage : venice3d.net/2015bots2.html

 

Yasbb - startup window ( Click to enlarge )

 

  Jabb_Lite  
version 7.0
 
Jabb_Lite has been created by Tomas (#312020) and is still being developed. So, it is possible that the bot program will be updated automatically. It is a multi-purpose bot.
 
How to download the Jabb_Lite bot :
You can download Jabb_Lite from the webpage of Tomas:
pens.sytes.net/aw/bots/
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Jabb_Lite for version 7.0
Copy the current Jabb_Lite program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Jabb_Lite bot program :
See webpage : venice3d.net/2018bots5.html
  Magsbot  
version 7.0
 
Magsbot has been created by Magine (28777) . The bot program has been updated until 2014. The Magsbot is a multi-purpose bot , but is more difficult to use.
 
How to download the Magsbot :
You can download the bot program from the webpage turtleflight.com.
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Magsbot for version 7.0
Copy the current Magsbot program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program. Finally start the Magsbot program.
 
Startup of the Magsbot :
Enter your citizen number.
Enter your privilege password
Go to the tabsheet Location and enter here the world and coordinates.
The bot will automatically make connection.
(There is no tutorial webpage yet about on the AWTimes webpages)
 
  Stachelbot  
makes no connection anymore !!
 
Stachelbot has been created by Stachelbanane (#381567) He has left AW and but still rarely logs in, and he told that he will not develop the bot program anymore.
It is a multi-purpose bot.
 
How to download the Stachelbot :
You can download the bot program from the webpage stachelbot.com
For stachelbot, the bot program does not run on windows10 (error message)
The bot can be used on an older windows version (eg. vista)
But wiith version 7.0, the Stachelbot makes no connection to AW ( sdk error ).
 
Startup of the Stachelbot :
See webpage : venice3d.net/2017bots4.html
Stachelbot ( Click to enlarge )
  Hermes  
version 7.0
 
Hermes has been created by Dr.Squailboont(#314753) . This bot is a chatbot, and has lost its importance since global chat can be used in every world. But the bot can still be used to inform when a citizen enters or leaves the world.
 
How to download the Hermes bot :
You can download the bot program from the webpage squailboont.info/hermes/. On that webpage, you choose Hermes version 41, with SDK version 100.
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Hermes for version 7.0
Copy the current Hermes program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Hermes bot :
You need to enter citzen name, privilege password and the world name.
Universe settings are not required here.
 
  Eclipse Evolution  
version 7.0
 
Eclipse Evolution has been created by Strike Rapier #334303) (= also Mark Randall #314753 )
 
How to download the Eclipse Evolution bot :
Strike Rapier still runs the website AWPortals.com, but the download page for his bot doesn't exist anymore. For those who still have the bot program :
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Eclipse Evolution for version 7.0
Copy the current EclipseEvolutionPublic program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program. Finally start the Eclipse Evolution program.
 
Startup of the Eclipse Evolution bot :
Go in the menu to : Bot - Profiles - and then double right-click upon "default"
Here you enter your citizen number, privilege password , world name and bot position.
Then choose in the menu : Bot - Login
 
  Alice  
version 7.0
 
Alice has been created by Magine (28777) .
 
How to download the Alice bot :
You can download the bot program from the webpage turtleflight.com. At the bottom of the webpage, you go to : Complete Turtleflight downloads folder.
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Alice for version 7.0
Copy the current Alice program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Alice bot :
Start the program and go in the menu to Settings and add :
Port : 6670 / Adress : Auth.activeworlds.com / Login ID: your citizen number
Password: your privilege password
Then in the main window, you must enter in the fields :
Name : here you give a name for your bot
Location : the world name and the coordinates
Avatar : avatar number of the avatar list
The bot will automatically make connection.
 
  Alexis Chatbot (Magsbot)  
version 7.0
 
Alexis Chatbot is similar to the Magsbot and has been created by Magine (28777) .
 
How to download the Alexis Chatbot :
You can download the bot program from the webpage turtleflight.com. At the bottom of the webpage, you go to : Complete Turtleflight downloads folder.
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Alexis Chatbot for version 7.0
Copy the current Alexis Chatbot program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Alexis Chatbot :
Start the Alexis Chatbot program. Go to the tabsheet Location:
Enter here the world name and the coordinates for the bot.
Go in the menu to : Connection - New Instance
Enter here the bot name, citizen number , privilege password
Click ok and the Alexis Chatbot (Magsbot) will make connection.
 
  Demeter2  
version 7.0
 
Demeter can be found on shoemakervillage.org, but this program does not work. Fortunately, the program has been further developed byDr.Squailboont(#314753) under the name "Demeter2". Demeter2 is a terrain editor.
 
How to download Demeter2 :
You can download from the webpage squailboont.info/demeter2/
 
Create a new folder on your computer : Demeter for version 7.0
Copy the current Demeter program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the Demeter Bot :
Start the Demeter program. Click upon: Configure (below in the middle of the window)
Here you enter citizen number, privilege password , world name, and choose language file english.xml , and click upon ok
Then click upon "login" (also below in the middle)
This bot may not work, because the bot menu is not the same as in the program tutorials.
 
  BackupAW  
version 7.0
 
BackupAW has been created by Neophile (#352759) . Neophile has published the source code of his bots on Sourceforge.net. https://sourceforge.net/u/neophile/profile/ Neophile is still in Activeworlds today (he runs the world Tuxworld).
 
How to download BackupAW :
Download from the webpage : https://sourceforge.net/projects/backupaw/
 
Create a new folder on your computer : BackupAW for version 7.0
Copy the current BackupAW program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the BackupAW bot program:
Start BackupAW, and go in the menu to : AW - Setup , and enter citizen name, privilege password, bot name and the world name
Go in the menu to : AW - Connect
 
  ChatGlobal  
version 7.0
 
ChatGlobal has also been created by Neophile (#352759) .
 
How to download ChatGlobal :
Download from the webpage : https://sourceforge.net/projects/chatglobal/
 
Create a new folder on your computer : ChatGlobal for version 7.0
Copy the current ChatGlobal program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the bot ChatGlobal :
Start ChatGlobal, and go in the menu to : AW - Setup , and enter citizen name, privilege password, bot name and the world name
Go in the menu to : AW - Connect
 
  EMover  
version 7.0
 
Emover (or: EasyMover) has also been created by Neophile (#352759) .
 
How to download EMover :
Download from the webpage : https://sourceforge.net/projects/emover/
 
Create a new folder on your computer : EMover for version 7.0
Copy the current EMover program files into this new folder.
Now delete the aw.dll -file in the new folder , and replace it by the aw.dll -file that you downloaded for the Xelagot program.
 
Startup of the bot EMover:
Start EMover, and go in the menu to : AW - Setup , and enter citizen name, privilege password, bot name and the world name
Go in the menu to : AW - Connect
 
  Chkworld
doesn't work anymore
version 7.0
 
Chkworld has been created byAndras(#106479). The bot is not available anymore on the internet. The bot was a world monitor bot. With the bot, you can view the activity (of visitor) per world over a certain period of time, also of the entire universe .
 
Startup of the bot Chkworld :
After replacing the aw.dll file, the bot makes connection and will appear in your world as 1 extra user. But the functionality of the bot does not work anymore : the bot can't show anymore the entire worlds list , like you used to see in the past (=a decade ago).
And you won't be able to have an activity chart report like you used to have in the past. The only thing that works is that you will have a logfile of the visitors that entered into your world, but not in a chart.
* Using bots with universe features was possible a decade ago, but Activeworlds has disabled this possibility. Bot-networks can still be used in private worlds, but not for public worlds. Universe features can be used by universe administrators only.
Activity chart of in the AW-Europe universe on 5 july 2010. You could see the activity of each world that you wanted.
Other bots
 
* Hambot for Xelagot and Preston (by Axel G.de Castro) : not tested yet
* Chatbot (by Ima Genius) : no connection ,further tests needed
* Birdbot (by Ima Genius) : no connection ,further tests needed
* Ballbot (by Ima Genius) : no connection ,further tests needed
* Seedbot (by Ima Genius) : no connection ,further tests needed