- Initial Release Date
- September 8, 1991 (v2.2)
- Color Palette
- Max Resolution
- License Status
- Freeware © James Harford
- Pascal (Turbo Pascal)
- James Harford
Maelstrom produces two types of eyecandy images and palette rotates them. It initially draws a vortex centered on a random position. Beyond the initial image, it draws patterns based on equations describing the electric field surrounding a set of stationary point charges in a two-dimensional space.
VGA display awash with multicolored currents, rapids, and eddies.
Maelstrom was inspired by the Macintosh screensaver Flowfazer.
Maelstrom (Windows DOSBox edition):
The MS-DOS version compatible with Windows via DOSBox.
Maelstrom updates it's palette rotation fairly slowly. Even when set to maximum speed (via pressing + a few times) it still outputs slowly (only ~17 FPS for me). Using DOSBox's Turbo mode, Alt-F11, greatly increases the palette rotation speed (to ~40 FPS for me).
MS-DOS Maelstrom (v2.2)
- Flowfazer Homepage: Providing Java and iOS versions. The original Macintosh versions seems to no longer be available, even through archive.org.