Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Mondrian by Bill Stewart & Wes Boyd.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

To be honest, I'm not sure what to make of this module. It's always seemed to run a bit fast, even on much slower systems but I think that's part of the effect. The effect is kind of cool and a still image seems to look interesting and enough like modern art to qualify as a randomization of modern art done by a computer program written twenty years ago.

In action, I've always found Mondrian a little to hectic even at the slowest speed but I can see where some people might like it for a change of pace now and then. Also, I do wish they had added color to the module to get that classic Mondrian look. This was kind of revisited in a later module but not in the same manner.

MONDRIAN (tm) inverts random parts of your screen, providing screen-saving while still showing the Windows desktop.

The "Speed" slider controls how fast the inversions appear.

Checking "Clear Screen First" will black out the monitor before the inversions appear.

Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256.

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