Friday, December 14, 2007
Zot! by Bill Stewart & Jim Stewart.
©1990-92 Berkeley Systems Inc.
Part of the After Dark 2.0 collection.
So we come to the last module in the original Windows release. There was a DOS version of After Dark but it seems those modules exclusive to the DOS release are currently lost to history.
I think Zot! works best when combined with one of the rain modules. By itself, this module runs too fast on modern systems. I know, that's a weird thing to say about a screensaver that emulates lightening. Adding this to a MultiModule can get it to slow down just enough to feel right.
In the interest of full disclosure, I had to manually recreate the above screen as taking a shot of the actual module running proved impossible on a modern system.
Realistic lightning designed by Jim Stewart.
During the period when this module was being developed, the skies were filled with thunder and lightning each night. These flashes of reality greatly contributed to the realism of this effect.
Original version by Jack Eastman.
Works under Windows XP & Vista in greater than 256 colors but runs too fast.