MatrixGL
MatrixGL 2.2 Beta 3
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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
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
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later






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CyberSkull reviewed on 23 Nov 2012
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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supersonik808 reviewed on 17 Dec 2011
I am running Lion and keep getting an error message saying that it cannot be installed. :(
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ASGR reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
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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danny911 replied on 30 Nov 2011
does it work with Lion OS?
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danny911 reviewed on 19 Apr 2011
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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Sanholo tipped on 22 Jun 2010
You can download the source from the following page, open it in Xcode, press CMD + B to build it and double click the resulting saver in "Products" to install it. Works perfectly, but I much prefer the GLMatrix saver.

http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/matrixgl.html
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Enk3 replied on 14 Apr 2011
That's a quite different screensaver with the same name.
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Phakebrill commented on 09 Jun 2010
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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Elo228 commented on 07 Mar 2010
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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Oliver Raduner replied on 04 Apr 2010
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Jamus tipped on 24 Nov 2009
I think the dev has an updated 10.6 compatible version here:
http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/matrixgl.html
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Kingrat replied on 17 Dec 2009
uh..wrong screensaver bro
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Kingrat commented on 24 Oct 2009
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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Daniel Bazurto replied on 24 Oct 2009
Please! Snow Leopard Support!
it is the best screen saver, and the only reason I miss Leopard
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Phakebrill replied on 25 Oct 2009
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!
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Radarnav commented on 18 Sep 2009
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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Futureboy had trouble on 25 Apr 2010
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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Futureboy had trouble on 05 Dec 2009
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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BradMacPro had trouble on 28 Aug 2009
doesn't seem to work in Mac OS 10.6
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mechno replied on 06 Sep 2009
Hopefully someone locates the sources and tweaks it for Snow Leopard. I'll keep my fingers crossed

CyberSkull rated on 23 Nov 2012

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aradan rated on 08 Oct 2012

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Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:28 Oct 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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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 streams, if the computer can handle that many.
  • Subtle, specially formed statistics streams that display the current polycount and framerate of the screensaver.
  • Glyph size can be altered from 8x8 to 64x64, and four glyph sets are included.
  • Sample <3 image displaying the capability of the registered picture showing feature.
Registered features:
  • Option to connect the current network speed to stream glyph speed; has the effect of speeding up the screensaver in times of high network activity.
  • Transparency, which displays the glyphs transparently over the desktop in real time.
  • Log file showing, which monitors a log file and displays its updates to the screen as streams.
  • Glyph color cycling over time, with customizable time settings.
  • Reversed and upside-down mode.
  • Ability to change the background color, and link it to the glyph color. (used when color cycling is enabled) When transparency mode is enabled, the user can modify the alpha value of the background color.
  • Can play movies, display pictures, and monitor webcams within the glyphs.
  • Message showing, which displays random messages that can be customized with the date, time, user name, and computer name.


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