Friday, November 2, 2007

Hard Rain

Hard Rain by W. Stewart & T. Elmore.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

One of the original line art modules, Hard Rain has not aged well. It runs too fast on modern systems so the ripple effect is lost. Instead of the almost calming image of growing circles lazily appearing on the screen, you get a rapid flash of circles all over the place.

In addition, there have been a small handful of other "rain" based modules released both as official After Dark savers or by hobbyists creating their own modules. These later releases are more than adequate replacements for this Hard Rain module.


Based on original design by James J. Eastman.
See Scientific American, Dec 1987.

Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors but is too fast on modern systems.

1 comment:

Luana said...

Well written article.