Although there's nothing revolutionary about Matrix Trilogy 3D Code Screensaver, it is free and packed with customization options. As in earlier versions of Matrix screensavers, you'll see the familiar green computer code run down the screen, though you can easily change the color of the characters. Where this program stands out is its feature set. You can choose to display a clock, as well as pictures from all three films in the series. You'll also find settings for changing the size of the glyphs and the rotation and speed of the code. The theme music is better than many other MIDI-based soundtracks we've heard, but you always can disable both the music and sound effects. Fans of the Matrix flicks who have spent all their money at the theaters will probably enjoy this screensaver.
What's new in version 3.4
ReleaseDecember 5, 2008
Date AddedSeptember 9, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Formerly known as the Matrix Reloaded 3D Screensaver, this amazingly popular, 3D screensaver displays the Matrix code in eye-popping 3D. As the code falls and swirls in amazing 3D, it also forms pictures from the movies The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, and The Matrix Revolutions. Heaps of configuration options help sculpt it to your liking, including a configurable countdown timer, a clock (24- and 12-hour modes), 3D and 2D code displays, 3D rotations, mouse-controlled rotation, code density, glyph size, code colors, code movement (forward and sideways), fall speed, the ability to turn pictures on and off, picture captioning, picture scaling, picture delays, sound effects, and music.