matrixgl
matrixgl
2.2

4.4

matrixgl free download for Mac

matrixgl2.2

01 May 2019

Matrix screensaver.

Overview

matrixgl is a screen saver for Mac OS X v10.5 or later. This is a port of the Windows/Linux OpenGL screen saver made by Alex & Eugene Zolotov and modified by Vincent Launchbury.

What's new in matrixgl

Version 2.2:
  • Ready for Retina displays.
  • Ready for Gatekeeper.
  • Thumbnail pictures for Mac OS X v10.8 System Preferences.

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53 Reviews of matrixgl

Futureboy
05 December 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3

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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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5
CyberSkull
23 November 2012
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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0.5
supersonik808
18 December 2011
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
I am running Lion and keep getting an error message saying that it cannot be installed. :(
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5
ASGR
28 July 2011
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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5
danny911
19 April 2011
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Phakebrill
09 June 2010
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Futureboy
26 April 2010
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Elo228
08 March 2010
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Futureboy
05 December 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Kingrat
24 October 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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Radarnav
19 September 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
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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BradMacPro
07 September 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
http://www.uselesscreations.com/mac/matrix/ works with Snow Leopard for the Matrix fan.
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BradMacPro
28 August 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
doesn't seem to work in Mac OS 10.6
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Johnvilla99
13 May 2009
Version: 2.2 Beta 3
This is probably one of the better Matrix code screen savers out there. It works good on a split monitor system. However, I've got two video cards that provide for four screens. The application crashes every time. I don't know if it's because I've got two cards or because the code didn't account for four screens. Either way, I can confirm it works on two monitors.
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5
Dnem41
05 January 2009
Version: 2.2b3
This is the real deal. You can have the classic 'Matrix' look or you can completely customize everything about it to show iTunes artwork or whatever you want.
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5
Konschi
30 October 2008
Version: 2.2b3
I searched long for a app like this, it's very nice to use it with the app wallsaver
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5
Kingrat
29 October 2008
Version: 2.2b3
This has been and still is the best screensaver for the Mac. I have been using it for almost 4 years on my Powerbook G4, and even now, guys with new Macs are clamouring to find out where I got this screen saver. The registered version has a great feature :- Transparent (grey) glyphs that speeds up with background network activity...and the best part it does this in real time, that means the glyphs fly in the foreground no matter what's behind! so you can play a movie and when you mouse to screensaver, it will start! Way cool!
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Xypher
28 October 2008
Version: 2.2b3
Free now? aces...
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5
Jazzyguy
28 October 2008
Version: 2.2b3
Excellent Screensaver!!
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2005
Version: 2.1
Great app. Nicely done. However, can not register to obtain the extra features... Appears the site we are pointed to is down?? Don't you want our money? Will you post any new information regarding where to go? Thanks in advance.
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3.75
Velocity90
19 May 2005
Version: 2.1
To whom it may concern, These are freaking sceen savers not expensive, task oriented software that is supposed to make working on our computers better. If someone is upset because on The Red Pill screen saver they can make out a "blond, red head, brunette" while can't see anything in the MatrixGL, they might consider seeing a shrink..or get a life! Both of these screensavers had been running on Tiger for me. The Red Pill is great. And until recently, MatrixGL has been just as interesting. That being said, I am curious as to why MatrixGL stopped working the other day. It doesn't operate at all now. And that is a bit disappointing. And your page for buying a code won't load. Thank you.
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4.75
Radd
25 March 2005
Version: 2.1
Sadly, many people here seem to be reviewing the "unregistered version"... and comparing this to Red Pill. Red Pill is a free saver that does what the unregistered version of MatrixGL does very well, if not better for some people... no argument there. But the full version of MatrixGL must be seen to be believed. Honestly, I can hardly believe it is the same product... there are so many cool options in the full version that it makes my brain hurt... video, audio, picture rotation, transparent to desktop, log files as streams, options, options, options. While the unregistered version doesn't seem to stand out very much... The registered version is EASILY one of the best screensavers out there. In a word: Unbelievable.
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5
Anonymous
12 January 2005
Version: 2.1
one word: AMAZING
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5
Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 2.1
for those of you wondering if paying the $5 is worth it: YES, it is. it opens up a whole bunch of new options. while red pill has an interesting effect, MatrixGL has so many cool options you will wonder why you wasted your time. i feel bad that i waited so long to pay for it.
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5
Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 2.1
This is one of the coolest screensavers I Know. by the way, you can see screenshots at http://fbtvc.dyndns.org/science/MatrixGL/Register/
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Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 2.1
If you want a free version of this try Red Pill look almost exactly the same
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Anonymous
13 July 2004
Version: 2.0
Anyone have any screen captures of some of the registered features in use? I know it's only $5, but I would at least like to "see" what I'm paying for before I do... Thanks!
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4.5
Anonymous
18 May 2004
Version: 2.0
There is no spoon! only the MatrixGL is real!!! This is an awsome screensaver that goes beyond the boring 'lets just show pictures' scroll effect. The best $5 I spent for my PB Ti! Great Job!!!
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5
Anonymous
04 May 2004
Version: 2.0
This is one of the best screen savers I've ever owned. I am very impressed at what it can do. I've tried "Red-pill", yeah it's free..However, green just get's OLD real fast. I was staring at my screen one day and was thinking, "Wouldn't it be awesome if I could change the colors?" Well, MatrixGL made my thoughts a reality. Thank you very much to the creators on developing this product and making it affordable! Unlike your normal shareware fee of $10, this product is only $5 dollars. I didn't even know all I was getting when I bought it. This saver offers much, much more features. I am really impressed! Excellent work.
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5
Anonymous
23 April 2004
Version: 2.0
5$? Sure!! Why? Time/expertise/ability - I really appreciate your effort to create an awesome mod that I can demo to my Clients, so many of whom would love to "trick out" their new Macs, but are busy with their businesses and encounter intimidation from "techs." Five bucks is a very cheap price for advertising the Mac platform and a feel-good for Mac owners in the small business environment. I'm glad to add 5$ to help the developer know his/her/their efforts are appreciated. Thanks!:-)
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4.75
Anonymous
23 April 2004
Version: 2.0
cool screen saver! thanks!!!!
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4
Anonymous
22 April 2004
Version: 2.0
This program is better than Red Pill because it has more options, but it's a shame you have to pay for some of them. Really, the $5 isn't worth the extra options. Save your money.
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3
Anonymous
20 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Nice, but I don't think a screen saver is even worth 5 bucks. Almost every screen saver on this site is free.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 April 2004
Version: 2.0
An excellent improvement on an already good product. They added stream length control! Rock on guys.
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2.5
Anonymous
15 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Cute but... 5 bucks???!!! Paying for some sFx made in Hollywood, no thanks. This must be free. Do you sell a background with a Picasso pic too? LOL
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4.75
Anonymous
14 April 2004
Version: 2.0
im my opinion this screensaver is way better looking then RedPill. i think red pill looks too chessy. To me MatrixGL has a more movie-authentic look compared to RedPill. I love this screensaver! its what ive been looking for! Sorry guys but RedPill just doesnt do it for me.
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Anonymous
13 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Awesome!!!
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4.5
Junpei
13 April 2004
Version: 2.0
This may not be as "realistic" an imitation of Matrix code, but I like it much better than the other Matrix screensavers out there, and doesn't use much CPU (with something like RedPill, the fan on my PB comes on after a while; I don't want the fan coming on from a screensaver!). Just the free version is great, I've been using it for a while. 2.0 has some good improvements (though I really don't care much, I just like the basics).
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Plbogart
12 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Well, I suppose it's an improvement over the previous version but I've seen better. Unfortunately it's on a Windoze machine. http://www.uselesscreations.com/matrix/ is much better and has some very cool features. The screenshots don't do it justice but it would be great if someone could get permission to port the code to OS X as it also moves the viewpoint through the "code" as well as rotating it and changing perspective. If that's not enough, it also fades in and out images from all three movies using "code" to render the pics of Neo, Morpheus and quite a few more from the all the casts. There's more but you get the idea.
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3.25
Amonre
12 April 2004
Version: 2.0
As said before, Red Pill is still quite a bit better than this one. And it's cheaper (although this screensaver is far from expensive too). It's not bad, could do better though.
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3
Tom De Spiegelaere
12 April 2004
Version: 2.0
it's a good screensaver with lots of features no doubt..... BUT, it doesn't feel like the matrix, for me "red pill" is still the number one matrix screensaver.
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4.5
Manao
12 April 2004
Version: 2.0
Works great on G5 ! This is a topmust screensaver. It woulb be great if you could had a textarea to display more personalized text and the frame rate info is quite obscure. But the display is outstading ! Good job !
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Anonymous
19 February 2004
Version: 1.1
this screensaver is jerky on my system iBook 900MHz G3 640MB RAM even with FruitMenu and APE turned off it's jerky it's a decent enough looking screensaver though - no doubt about it but i find that the glyphs are all too familiar...they don't look like the glyphs used in the film. the only screensaver i've come across to have realistic glyphs is Red Pill i use that religiously
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5
Anonymous
08 February 2004
Version: 1.1
The most awesome screensaver. Ever. I have been looking for months and months for a good OS X screensaver. And it is the COOLEST THING EVER when I set it to be my desktop picture with Backlight. Never crashed.
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4.75
Anonymous
06 December 2003
Version: 1.1
When I saw this, I said, "Pay for a screen saver? You must be joking!" Then I tried it, and a few minutes later I was paying for it. This really is quite cool. My only complaints are really more like wishes. When the option is enabled to include log file messages, the messages look a little different from the other text streams - sharper, and not changing color or text in any way. This is fine, but what I would really like is a way to send the screensaver arbitrary text to make into a stream - with a way to send multiple strings, so one could flash-and-change into the next. The idea of actually being able to see information in a display like this is just too cool to contemplate.
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4.75
Anonymous
05 December 2003
Version: 1.1
Nice screensaver that looks great on the new iMac. Highly configurable. Recommended.
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5
Anonymous
05 December 2003
Version: 1.1
MatrixGL is a great Matrix screensaver. The standard functionality is great - fast, reliable and looks gorgeous. The registered features are great fun too, the changing colours add a bit more depth to it, and its really fun to see your Apache log scroll up the screen :) As for complaints that the glyphs all go at one speed, this is only true (at least for me) on the slowest possible setting - at all other settings the speeds seem completely randomised.
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3.5
Anonymous
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
This screensaver has a few nice features, but the Matrix styling is missed here - all text strings fall at the same speed, kind of like watching the road go by in a hole on the floor of your rusted out car. And the font - sorry. The Japanese glyphs are rounded and the Roman characters are serifed. Feels, well, wrong. Changing colors is cool, but to me it seems even the slowest speed is a bit fast. Great update, but needs some art direction attention..
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4.25
Junpei
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
Very good Matrix Screensaver... at least as good as RedPill. HOWEVER, it NEEDS an option to display on primary monitory only.
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Anonymous
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
I thought I was sick of Matrix screensavers before I saw this one... This rocks!
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4.75
Oranje
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
The best Matrix-style screensaver got better with v1.1. My review of v1.0 had a few minor suggestions for improvements, which have all appeared in this version! The display is still smooth, beautifully rendered, and very true to the effect it is based off of. Excellent screensaver, and by far the best of the Matrix-style genre.
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5
Anonymous
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
AWESOME!!! Better the red pill, better then any OS 9 Matrix screensaver ever was. Download it now!!! Install it, love it!
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4.5
Anonymous
04 December 2003
Version: 1.1
Impressive...
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Anonymous
02 December 2003
Version: 1.0
Was about to say that this wasnt as good as red pill, then i turned it on - so smooth, very slick! DOWNLOAD IT!!!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

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