Thursday, December 13, 2007


Vertigo by J. Eastman & T. Elmore.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.

Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.

This is an interesting module in that it still runs on modern systems with modern color counts but because the palette cycling of the module, it is much less entertaining on modern systems. Still, some of the palette choices are pretty interesting and the shapes generated can add some psychedelic design to a Randomizer or MultiModule.

I would recommend running this in 256 colors if you get a chance as the effect is very cool. You can do this by finding the ADW30.EXE file in your After Dark folder, right clicking on it, and choose Properties. Under Compatibility, you can force the program to run in 256 colors. Then close After Dark and restart it through the system tray icon. Of course, you probably want to turn off this 256 color option later.


"Spiral Pitch" sets the tightness with which the spirals are drawn.

"Palette" sets the colors that are used to draw the shapes.

"Delay" determines how long the color animation continues before a new figure is drawn for those with 256 color machines.

Stingray Palette by Bill Stewart.
Thanks to Jim Stewart for the shapes.

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

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