Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Aquatic Realm

Aquatic Realm by Bill Stewart
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

The fish graphics are cute but the animations are limited in this classic module. Though the speed of the module can be turned down by combining with other modules, this saver was replaced by later fish based modules in other After Dark releases and serves little value now. Still, Aquatic Realm should be viewed in its historic context as one of the first "aquarium" based screensaver, a legacy still alive today in modern screensaver releases.

AQUATIC REALM (tm) turns your monitor into a lively undersea environment featuring many colorful marine creatures.

Original concept from Fish! by Tom & Ed's Bogus Software.

Checking "Show Sea Floor" makes this module much more interesting, but a little less of a screen saver.

To hear the watery sounds, use the sound control (if sound capability is available).

Realistic fish artwork by Tomoya Ikeda and Igor Gasowski.

Sound by Rob Gale.

by Bill Stewart
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors but is too fast to be usable.

Starry Night

Starry Night by Craig Dickson
©1990-94 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the original After Dark collection.

The classic "default module". It still retains its simple charm. Starry Night works great when combined in MultiModule with a fireworks based display.


Original Concept by James J. Eastman

The Number of Buildings can be varied from 0 to 100. The maximum height of the buildings can be from 5% to 95% of the monitor height.

The "flasher" is a flashing red light which, if enabled, will appear atop the tallest building

by Craig Dickson
©1990-94 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Works under Windows XP & Vista without significant speedup or the need for 256 colors.