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The Matrix Trilogy Screensaver

The Matrix Trilogy Screensaver project aims to be the best the matrix code simulation freely available. So called digital rain, the green code running on the operator's screens in The Matrix movies, implemented as a screen-saver for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Unfortunately, no one can be told what The Matrix Trilogy Screensaver is capable of. You have to see it for yourself.

Update

  • 01.06.2016: Version 0.60: Sound, colors, a lot of fixes.
  • 01.11.2014: Version 0.58: Bugfixes, better performance, 64-bit version, new installer.
  • 01.12.2013: Version 0.56: Bugfix release.
Download

Download: TheMatrixTrilogy060.exe

The screensaver installer. Version 0.60
File size: 2.0 MB

Installation and upgrade

Typically you will download and run the installer program, or you can replace the .exe with .zip to download the screensaver alone.

OS and resource requirements

  • Windows 2000 or newer (Windows 98 only until version 0.54)
  • CPU: Pentium 3 or Athlon XP or newer processor
  • GPU: OpenGL 1.5 support, i.e. nVidia GeForce2, ATI Radeon 7200, Intel 965 or better

Verified compatibility

  • Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10
  • Windows Server 2003, 2008 (R2)
  • ReactOS 0.3.15

License

The Matrix Trilogy Screensaver is available as Freeware.
For detailed text of the license see Freeware license.
Please consider supporting this software: How to support the development.

Links

History

The Matrix Trilogy Screensaver project started in 2003 and is still being updated from time to time. Everything begun when I saw a trailer for The Matrix Reloaded movie. Based on this trailer I made following simple screensaver:

Download

Download: Matrix2Setup.exe

Matrix Reloaded Screensaver installer. Version 1.5 RC1
File size: 0.5 MB

An enthusiast and musician Dave Champagne (enigmahack) noticed this and joined the project. He was able to inquiry the Animal Logic (makers of the actual movie special effects) to get all the necessary graphics and prepared great glyphs for use in the screensaver. The programming was then pretty straightforward, most of the time we spent perfecting the rendering parameters and behavioral curves. Today I work on the screensaver only very rarely; mostly when there is something that needs to be fixed, or after a flashback of my original enthusiasm.

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