1990s Screensavers: Guernsey Madness

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Multiple colors can be selected and have liquid like cows walking across the screen. Many colors to choose from. Guernsey is one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel near the French coast, cows from the region are known for their creamy milk.

Everything's Better with Cows: The "Guernsey Madness" screensaver module in After Dark 4, featuring multiple colored cows wandering around the screen.


Screen savers in the 1990s had a purpose, to stop screen burn in. Afterdark is a screen saver application released in 1989 and produced many versions of their screen saver app up through the 2000s. I will be showing off the various modules included in this thirty year old application (Version 4.0) released in 1996. Some may remember the Flying Toasters as a screen saver. Or maybe some other, but as an early Mac user myself these all bring back memories for me.

I run the screensavers on a Windows ME virtual machine, and capture the screen using OBS. Some of the screensavers crash, probably due to emulation of the virtual machine. But others run flawlessness. The computers during the days of these screen savers only had a few hundred megabytes of RAM and few hundred megahertz of processing power. Even with these constraints some amazing screensavers were designed by Berkeley Systems and Sierra.

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Thanks for share your memories

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@shuvo35 ah no problem looking forward to exploring more of them.

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I particularly liked some of the themed screensavers After Dark did. At least I think they were After Dark. There was a Star Trek one and a Star Wars one. Each had several screensavers that fit into that theme. I still have "Star Wars Screen Entertainment" as it was called on 3.5" disks.

@darth-azrael yeah I agree the screensavers they developed were leaps and bounds ahead of any other ones out there for the most part.

Oh cool I'll see if I can find those modules and do a post on them. Theres so many so looking forward to exploring more of them.

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