Downloads of v 1.14:


Last Update:

24 Jul 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Philip Symons


thematrix matrix screensaver freeware embedded

The Matrix (screensaver)

1.14 | Updated: 24 Jul 2020



Downloads of v 1.14:



Software Author(s):

  • Philip Symons

The Matrix (screensaver) 1.14

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install The Matrix (screensaver), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade The Matrix (screensaver), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall The Matrix (screensaver), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade thematrix -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade thematrix -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure thematrix installed
    name: thematrix
    state: present
    version: 1.14
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'thematrix' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.14'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: thematrix,
    Version: 1.14,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller thematrix
   Name     = 'thematrix'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.14'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'thematrix':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.14',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install thematrix version="1.14" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator virtualex on 21 Aug 2020.


This is the latest version of the Matrix Screensaver emulating the introduction to the movie and the code. Created because of the offical screensaver is completely awful. Ten years old and still the best... in fact, now even better!

No spyware, no adware, no nagware, no ever-expanding bloat of pointless 'features', just pure, simple, and elegant as always.

The screen saver supports multiple monitors, so this time the Matrix really will have you...

If you like the screensaver and feel so inclined, please donate.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$ZipFile   = (Get-ChildItem $toolsDir -filter "*.zip").FullName
$Destination = Join-Path $env:Temp "$env:ChocolateyPackageName"

Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $ZipFile -Destination $Destination

$SCRfilePath = Get-ChildItem $Destination -filter "*.scr"
copy-item $SCRfilePath.fullname $env:Windir -force

$SCRfilePath = Join-Path $env:Windir "TheMatrix.scr"

if(Test-Path $SCRfilePath) {
   Remove-Item "$env:Windir\TheMatrix.scr" -Force

From the bottom of the "instructions.txt" file included in the zip download.


There is absolutely no warranty of any kind whatsoever, either 
expressed or implied on this software.  It is provided free and in 
good faith.  You use it entirely at your own risk.


Copyright and Distribution

This screen saver is the copyright of Philip Symons, Meticulous 

All Warner Brothers copyrights acknowledged

This screen saver is Freeware.  This means that all users are free 
to distribute this screen saver without any restriction provided 
that it is distributed entirely unmodified with this accompanying 
text file.


md5: 77533C52F0CF3BE9F8EDDF7E0D40F4E2 | sha1: 686DC81734C66B3B7FD6C4D9CF5DE490A8EF5C8A | sha256: 653BB3967682BA85335E29E342E3FE73CE0925787658467449C0AE62BE487D94 | sha512: 8498C3A0C47F9B455C6062FFFCDDA0DA8940E01FA61B56A93C918E751E36BD6E12C4A9E740ECECC53A1F5FFBA987A669F3ECFEE036290733F530F2230F7DBE42
Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
The Matrix screensaver can be downloaded from this URL:

Direct download:
Version  : 1.14
URL      :
CheckSum : 653BB3967682BA85335E29E342E3FE73CE0925787658467449C0AE62BE487D94

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