Flying Toasters - A look back at After Dark for Windows 1.0

After Dark for Windows


In March of 1991, Berkeley Systems released the After Dark for Windows 1.0 screen saver program and the $49.95 package soon became as common on the PC as it was on the Mac. After Dark for Windows came with 35 screen savers, including the wildly popular Flying Toasters.

I recently came across a copy and installed it in a virtual Windows 3.1 system and began reliving those fun times. 

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!

If you want to learn more about more about After Dark, be sure to check out The After Dark Interviews on, where you’ll find interviews with three of the men behind the After Dark screen saver project.

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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.