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Downloads of v 1.15:


Last Update:

02 Mar 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Philip Symons


thematrix matrix screensaver freeware embedded

The Matrix (screensaver)

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1.15 | Updated: 02 Mar 2022



Downloads of v 1.15:



Software Author(s):

  • Philip Symons

The Matrix (screensaver) 1.15

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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:


Deployment Method:


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

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade thematrix -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install thematrix
    name: thematrix
    version: '1.15'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'thematrix' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.15'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller thematrix
    Name     = "thematrix"
    Version  = "1.15"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'thematrix':
  ensure   => '1.15',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator virtualex on 03 Mar 2022.


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.


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.


Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

## Download
The Matrix screensaver can be downloaded from this URL:

or directly:
Version : 1.15
URL     : https://www.meticulous-software.co.uk/TheMatrix115.zip
SHA256  : 1671234053551ef6d7031613c5f4c4f5b4d793aa35977b31ed326f658876621a

## Verify
You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum:
1. Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
2. Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

## License
Content of the file 'LICENSE.txt' is obtained from the bottom of the 'instructions.txt' file included in the zip download.
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

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

$ZipFile = Get-ChildItem -Path $toolsDir -Filter '*.zip' | 
               Sort-Object LastWriteTime | Select-Object -Last 1
$Destination = Join-Path $env:Temp "$env:ChocolateyPackageName\$env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"

Get-ChocolateyUnzip -FileFullPath $ZipFile.fullname -Destination $Destination

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

Remove-Item $ZipFile.FullName -ea 0 -force
Remove-Item $Destination -recurse -ea 0 -force
$SCRfilePath = Join-Path $env:Windir "TheMatrix.scr"

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

md5: 7DE857735EB2672EB115A1AFFE703E1F | sha1: 208E9306E5DA92B6A8EA723BF1D9A6FCC2288CD5 | sha256: 1671234053551EF6D7031613C5F4C4F5B4D793AA35977B31ED326F658876621A | sha512: 80D252509C94FC4692C83CDE0C7BCCE9165F466535FA3353344ED4E9D8093D0D86EE76C0641792F0A23D3D6E9C7328C1F1D4E5D95CCEF5D7A33D498EF19A047D

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
The Matrix (screensaver) 1.14 554 Friday, July 24, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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