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MatrixGL is a semi-3D Matrix screensaver with a different approach to the Matrix; instead of having a simple matrix of glyphs, the screensaver arranges the glyphs in streams, which fall down independently of each other and glow upon intersecting with each other.

Features:

  • Fully independent streams that render a more complex display than simple matrix-based screensavers.
  • Ability to change the glyphs to be any color.
  • Smooth framerate functionality that automatically adjusts the complexity of the screensaver to suit the current amount of CPU power available. This can be set to draw an infinite amount of more...

What's New

Version 2.2b3:
  • Universal build. Full support for Intel Macs, 10.4 and 10.5.
  • Live webcam video display. Supports built-in iSights of all Intel Macs.
  • Two new glyph sets, including an LED mode.
  • Bidirectional movement for glyphs.
  • Free and open source. (license: public domain)

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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CyberSkull Member IconReview+0
CyberSkull
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My favorite Matrix screen saver. I do wish it was available in 64-bit though, I can't run it on my new i7 MacBook Pro.

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
supersonik808 Member IconReview+1
supersonik808
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I am running Lion and keep getting an error message saying that it cannot be installed. :(

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
ASGR Member IconReview+2
ASGR
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Very nice GFX with a 'all you could possibly want' interface. Rendering is also pretty good. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
danny911
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does it work with Lion OS?

danny911 Member IconReview+1
danny911
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this thing is AWESOME! I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and can't get it to work anymore! BUMMED OUT!!! excellent code, doesn't slow down programs

you can do beautiful things with this. best screensaver ever.

If anyone finds a way to make this work with Snow Leopard, let me know!!! Thanks

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Phakebrill Member IconComment+1
Phakebrill
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Be sure to let us know as I try and check this page just on the off chance the DEVs have updated it for Snow Leopard. Keeping my fingers crossed you get the source code dude. Good luck!

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Futureboy Member IconComment+5
Futureboy
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No word yet on a Snow Leopard release of this. I've emailed the people who wrote it, several times now, but they never even acknowledge my message! I would happily rebuild it for Snow Leopard, I just need the source code. Hell I liked this screen saver so much, I'd pay $10 to have it back.

I'll post something here if this awesome screen saver ever returns to Snow Leopard.

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Elo228 Member IconComment+2
Elo228
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This was my favorite screensaver... please please do the tweaks necessary for Snow Leopard...

We would all appreciate it.. A LOT!! could someone reply to my comment if they actually do so.. that way i get an email instead of checking the website every couple of weeks.. ugh..

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Oliver Raduner
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Futureboy Member IconComment+5
Futureboy
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Please please please update for Snow Leopard (10.6). This was my favorite screensaver on the Mac. I loved how the matrix code would switch to outline the current album art from iTunes. I'm on Snow Leopard and can't use it and the URL listed as a potential Snow Leopard (http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/matrixgl.html) is an older version (2.0).

Please update for 10.6!!!

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Kingrat Member IconComment+4
Kingrat
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for 5 years running, been using this screensaver on my powerbook g4...recently upgraded to the MBP with Snow Leopard and my heart broke when I couldn't get this to work...please developers....do something for us Snow Leopard guys, since it was the best EVER screensaver that still leaves all my windows-friends cursing at how cool it is....

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
Daniel Bazurto
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Please! Snow Leopard Support!
it is the best screen saver, and the only reason I miss Leopard

Phakebrill
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I couldn't agree more. This screensaver is THE BEST MATRIX SCREENSAVER AVAILABLE. I still have it at work since we haven't upgraded to snow leopard yet but I'm missing it sorely at home. PLEASE UPDATE IT!

Radarnav Member IconComment+3
Radarnav
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Couldn't get to load in 10.6. Tried it on an upgrade and on a clean install, and it will not load manually or automatically. However, worked great in 10.5 - it was (and will be again) my favorite screen saver.

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Version 2.2 Beta 3
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CyberSkull
Version 2.2 Beta 3
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Downloads 106,770
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Date 28 Oct 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
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