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#1032995 - 09/19/15 07:42 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Hi all,
I was going through some of my old games and came across a screen saver Berkley After Dark 4.0 and I installed on on my old WXP with no problem. I tried to install it on my new Windows 8.1 computer with no luck. The saver is so cute that I want to have it on my main system,is it too old, copy right 1996 to work on a newer system? I tried all of the compatability settings with no luck.
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#1032996 - 09/19/15 08:15 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I'm afraid it probably won't work, lexxy - it's just too old.
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#1032997 - 09/19/15 08:25 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Googling found someone who had gotten After Dark screensavers running on Windows 7, but I don't see anything having to do with success on Windows 8.

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#1033003 - 09/19/15 10:27 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Thanks for the research I knew it was a long shot but hope springs eternal. You can't have it all I will just watch those cute little flying toasters on my Windows XP.
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#1033006 - 09/19/15 10:39 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Those toasters were so cool! Although I now much prefer the wonderful themes they have now that we no longer even need screensavers. Some of the holiday ones are so gorgeous.
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#1033009 - 09/19/15 11:00 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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http://www.bryanbraun.com/2014/03/15/how-i-rebuilt-flying-toasters-using-only-css-animations

If you go here
http://bryanbraun.github.io/after-dark-css/

you can click the underlined links to display the different screensavers, including the toasters. Unfortunately you can't choose the degree of toastedness of your toast the way you could in the original.

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#1033011 - 09/19/15 11:09 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Jenny100]
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Great links, Jenny. thumbsup

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#1033012 - 09/19/15 11:13 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Jenny100,

Thanks so much for the link. Those were the good old days I am really enjoying it,
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#1033015 - 09/20/15 12:14 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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That is just so cool, Jenny! Leave it to our moderator to find the best links!
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#1033032 - 09/20/15 08:41 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Thanks for that lin... that was fun
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#1033043 - 09/20/15 11:32 AM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Glad you enjoyed it.
I like how he made it so you could get the different After Dark screensavers from a list,
with the interface similar to the original version.

In Firefox you can toggle full screen with the F11 key -- so nothing onscreen but the toasters.

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#1055823 - 02/21/16 03:40 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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do all the harry potter video game play on window 8.

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#1055879 - 02/21/16 10:07 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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I listed Harry Potter and the Sorcer's Stone as playable after I ran the setup file on the disk as an Administrator.
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#1055994 - 02/22/16 02:24 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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thank you very much.

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#1076328 - 07/31/16 07:13 PM Re: Windows 8 and Games [Re: Draclvr]
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Good evening!

Would a game listed on GOG as compatible with Windows 7, run on Windows 8 (8.1, x64) as well, or does the list have to specifically list Win 8 as one of the supported operating systems?

Jim
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