After Hours

Dinosaur Sighting: Take a look back at After Dark 3.0


Back in April of last year, I took you on a trip down memory lane in the gallery titled Flying Toasters - A look back at After Dark for Windows 1.0. Well, I recently came across a copy of After Dark 3.0, which Berkeley Systems released in the summer of 1994, and figured that it was time to take another trip. This version of the program came with 28 great screen savers and sported a new feature that allowed the program to automatically power down Energy Star compliant monitors. While by today’s standards this may not seem like a big deal, it this was back in the Windows 3.x days.

The other cool thing about After Dark 3.0 was that several of the screen savers were actually interactive.

I’ve compiled this gallery to show each of the screen savers along with their associated configuration options so that we can all look back at them and reminisce. Enjoy!

Image created by Greg Shultz for TechRepublic.

By Greg Shultz

Greg Shultz is a freelance Technical Writer. Previously, he has worked as Documentation Specialist in the software industry, a Technical Support Specialist in educational industry, and a Technical Journalist in the computer publishing industry.