Tuesday, October 30, 2007

GraphStat



GeoBounce by H. Chesley & W. Boyd.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

One of the first modules that allowed a user to edit the contents and feel like they were part of the creation process. It was also one of the first to kind of, sort of, almost look a little like work, if you squinted.

You may have some trouble finding the text file associated with this module. This is the text file that stores all the scientific sounding jargon and the file that is modified when you click the Edit button in his module's options. Here is a copy of the one I am using. This file should be placed in your root After Dark folder (usually C:\AFTERDRK).

The module is a little too simple to be very entertaining but does work well in conjunction with other modules in a randomizer for instance. The line art graphics still look as good using a modern resolution as they did running in 640x480.


GRAPHSTAT (tm) draws meaningless but significant looking graphs on your screen.

Use the "Delay" slider to set a time delay between each graph appearing.

Use the "Edit.." button to change the text used in GraphStat labels. The text is divided into 4 sections, each separated by a blank line. You can change the text in each section, but do not remove the empty spaces between the 4 sections. Various phrases from each section will be combined into the label for each graph.

Improvements provided by Tracy Elmore and Bill Stewart.



Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors.

1 comment:

almosthappy said...

Thanks for posting this - the graphing part of Graphstat works, but the axis labelling does not. I've tried copying the font file and the ad_graph.txt file to different places, to no avail. Any suggestions? (winxpsp2 all updates)