Hi John, thanks for sharing how this is done. I was able to get it up and running in Windows 7, but it is stuck on (defaults to) the Starry Night screensaver .ad file and I have tried this change in the registry but cannot get it to use another .ad file at all.Ooo yeah you can absolutely do this, I managed to install After Dark 4.0 and use every screensaver on Windows 7 Professional without the use of XP mode, so I suspect this would work on any version of Windows 7.
As a bit of a warning - not all of the features work, After Dark integrated into the Windows Screen Saver display panel, which is no longer the same in Windows 7, so making modifications does involve a bit of registry edits, and setting the options on some screensavers does not seem to be easily done.
- Get an After Dark 4.0 CD
- Set the setup executable to run in Windows 95 compatibility mode
- Launch the installer and install to a folder you have full read/write access too
- Use the Registry Editor and Change the Value of this key to the .AD file you want to launch:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Berkeley Systems\After Dark\Folders\After Dark 4.0
- Use your screensaver manager to launch the screen saver like normal, disregard module load error
Being another guy amazed with After Dark 18 years ago and wanted to install this again I feel I should pull this one up again.Hi John, thanks for sharing how this is done. I was able to get it up and running in Windows 7, but it is stuck on (defaults to) the Starry Night screensaver .ad file and I have tried this change in the registry but cannot get it to use another .ad file at all.
Did you run into this at all? I know when I install it I get a registry at line 32 error but it still completes the install. Also, the reg keys you mention are all there.
Let me know if you or anyone else have any ideas?