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Title: MatrixGL - the open source Matrix Screensaver has been ported to most systems
Post by: Software Santa on February 26, 2012, 08:11:19 PM
MatrixGL - the open source Matrix Screensaver has been ported to most systems: Windows, Linux, Free BSD, and Mac OS X (

Matrixgl - The Matrix Screensaver

Matrixgl is a free, open source 3D screensaver based on The Matrix Reloaded. It supports widescreen setups, and can be run on Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, BSD, and many other Unix based operating systems.

The matrixgl 2.x series is based on the original version 1.0 screensaver from It was written by brothers Alexander and Eugene Zolotov back in 2003. Vincent Launchbury is now maintaining the project, with the goals of:
Fixing bugs, and making it run more smoothly.
Improving portability, so that it can run on more operating systems.
Adding new features and a larger variety of images.

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The latest stable version is Matrixgl 2.3

Download the Windows Installer, run it, and follow the on screen instructions to install. Then, right click on the Desktop, select properties, and select Matrixgl under the screensavers tab. (

Mac OSX here: (
Download Stephane Sudre's Mac port at the above link and follow the instructions in the provided readme.
What is matrixgl?
matrixgl is a screen saver for Mac OS X v10.4 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 this version?
2 new pictures.
Bug fixed with the pause mode.

If you get the source package, open a terminal in your download directory and type the following:

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$tar xzf matrixgl-2.3.tar.gz
  $cd matrixgl-2.3
  View the files README and INSTALL for more detailed information
  Then, as root
  #make install

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