RedPill
RedPill 1.5.0
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RedPill is a free screensaver for Mac OS X. It displays strips of green alien code which slowly draw themselves on the screen as they sweep towards you in 3D. It may bear a certain resemblance to graphics seen in a popular Sci-Fi movie sequel released in May 2003.
What's New
Version 1.5.0:
  • 64-bit build of RedPill for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard only.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 or later








RedPill User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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bicsportsurfer reviewed on 06 Jul 2011
This screensaver is garbage, don't get it. It was supposed to be a Matrix Style Scroll with the numbers that fall; it's green squares that vary in color. I could've created this screensaver in 2nd grade.

Absolutely awful. A waste of time to download and install.
[Version 1.5.0]


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Ric Vieira commented on 18 Jun 2010
I've had this saver for many, many years... it's my favourite of all times.
And I've used it on 5 different Macs, which with different OS and I never heard anyone complaining about it (if you read what's on the tin)

This version was wrote ONLY for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
So, it's obvious it will not work with previous versions!! - So I don't understand the complains!?

The author is very clear about that and he also explains he has written other versions exclusively for the previous versions. (I've had them all, successfully working on my Macs)

READ:
http://meta.ath0.com/redpill/
[Version 1.5.0]


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Thus.spake.z tipped on 22 Nov 2009
If you've got an Intel Mac with OS 4 or OS 5 the developer's also got a 32 bit RedPill download on his website.
Works just fine on my MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz. with OS 10.5.8. It's really cool, too.
[Version 1.5]

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Thus.spake.z replied on 22 Nov 2009
Of course, that should read OS 10.4 or OS 10.5. MU really should give those who post comments/reviews the option to edit.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 22 Nov 2009
You do have that option, albeit time-limited. You make a post and then whilst reviewing it you see a typo, etc., so you go to your (http://www.macupdate.com/users/thus.spake.z) MU page and edit the post.
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Thus.spake.z replied on 22 Nov 2009
OK, thanks. It's nice to know that bit of info.
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Mrpetkus reviewed on 09 Nov 2009
Excellent! Smooth, scrolling graphics, nice depth effect. The best one yet. Works perfect on Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.5]


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jazzyguy reviewed on 06 Sep 2009
Works GREAT in 10.5.8 on my G4 12" Powerbook! Strange because it is for Snow Leopard only and is 64Bit!
[Version 1.5]


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gazman commented on 06 Sep 2009
Awesome! Works well on my Core 2 Duo MacBook running 10.6.
[Version 1.5]


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macsolu commented on 06 Sep 2009
Although it is mentioned as being ONLY for Snow Leopard, I wonder why the developer did not make the effort to create a Leopard/Snow Leopard dual-compatible release. After all, virtually every other screensaver that has been updated in the past few weeks has managed to be work with both 10.5.x AND 10.6.x.
[Version 1.5]

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Ath0.com (developer) replied on 06 Sep 2009
If you can tell me how to persuade OS X to compile a version that works on all OS releases, I'll give it a try. I've been unable to find the information on the ADC site.
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macsolu replied on 06 Sep 2009
How about chatting with the developers of other screensaver modules which have been recently updated?

(I know this is not a Big Thing -- it's just more of a pain for end-users to try to keep track of what software version is compatible with what OS.)
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Satyrica reviewed on 05 Sep 2009
New version 1.5 works great in Snow Leopard 10.6!
[Version 1.5]


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tolrodco tipped on 28 Aug 2009
Just wanted to let all know that RedPill isn't compatible with Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.4.2]


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Mr.ABC reviewed on 03 Feb 2009
Disappointed. Won't even launch on my MBP with 10.5.6, it tells me to contact the developer for a newer version.
[Version 1.4.2]


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randyharris had trouble on 02 Aug 2006
I tried to install this on my Intel iMac but get the following error:

"You cannot use the screen saver Red Pill on this computer. Contact the developer of this software for a newer vision."

I'd love to see it in action.
[Version 1.4.2]

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SanHolo replied on 09 Nov 2006
Same here with my MacBook Pro. I used it on my TiBook before and I _definitevely_ need this on my MBP, too! Please give us an Intel version! =)
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nolatron had trouble on 01 Aug 2006
I tried to install this on my Macbook Pro but get the following error:

"You cannot use the screen saver Red Pill on this computer. Contact the developer of this software for a newer vision."

I tried the screen savers folder in home folder and the system library folder. Same error.
[Version 1.4.2]

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nolatron replied on 01 Aug 2006
Nevermind, I just saw there's a seperate version you download for intel macs.
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Chriswf77 had trouble on 10 May 2003
I'm running 10.2.6 on a new dual G4 and when I attempt to drag Red Pill into my Screensaver Folder(of my Library) it won't accept it. I get the message that "the Screensaver folder cannot be modified". Can anyone out there help me?

chriswf77
[Version 1.0]



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centzon rated on 04 Aug 2013

[Version 1.5.0]



donseye rated on 12 Jul 2011

[Version 1.5.0]


Downloads:224,294
Version Downloads:60,190
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:21 Nov 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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RedPill is a free screensaver for Mac OS X. It displays strips of green alien code which slowly draw themselves on the screen as they sweep towards you in 3D. It may bear a certain resemblance to graphics seen in a popular Sci-Fi movie sequel released in May 2003.


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