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RedPill - Matrix Screen Saver for Mac OS X

Updated on November 13, 2016

Newer MacOS 10.12 Sierra Now Supported with "RedPill v12Sierra"

Please visit the following link:

http://www.dangling-thoughts.com/p/redpill-v12sierra-screensaver-for-macos.html

RedPill - for OS X Mavericks !! Yay!!

The developer has stopped the support of this very famous Matrix screensaver for Mac OS X. Its one of my favourite and hence I decided to download the code and build it again for the latest version.

It's a matrix code screensaver that displays tumbling matrix characters inspired from the movie. Unlike other screensavers this one is ad-free and malware/adware free. Its compiled natively and hence very light over CPU/GPU. The battery consumption won't be much and the screen looks gorgeous!


I've build and compiled the original source code using XCode 5 for build platform Mac OS 10.9. I hope that it will work on Lion 10.7 and Mt. Lion 10.8. If you face any issues, please comment and let me know.

[Update Feb 2016] So far its working fine with Yosemite 10.10 and El Capitan 10.11.3.

[Update Feb 2016] PS: It has a generic icon in screen saver section. In case you are not able to find it, please scroll down and look for Redpill in screensaver properties.

Source

Installation Instructions

  1. Download the screen saver from the link
  2. Unzip it and you'll find RedPill.saver
  3. Double click on it
  4. System Preferences will pop up where it will ask you to install it
  5. Go ahead and install it
  6. Choose "RedPill" from the list of installed screen savers. Mostly It will be shown in last.
  7. For configuring the speed and various other options, you can click on Screen Saver Options right below the screen saver preview window.
  8. By default it will work on all the monitors attached to your Mac but that can be modified in Screen Saver Options.


If you are a Matrix Movie fan (like I am ;) ) looking for the Matrix Code screensaver for your Mac you can download this make it your screensaver!

Your generous donations will be deeply helpful in development of updated screensaver software version for new OS X released. Please follow the following link to my blog's donation page.

http://www.dangling-thoughts.com/p/accepting-donations.html





Comments are Appreciated!!

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      JG 

      14 months ago

      Is this available for iOS 10.13?

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      Dav 

      21 months ago

      Works fine with OSX Yosemite! NICE job thank you!!

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      22 months ago

      Love it! Thanks!

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      James 

      22 months ago

      Works great on Sierra 10.12.3. Thanks for the awesome trip!

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      Rob 

      23 months ago

      Awesome!!!!

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      Evelin 

      23 months ago

      Thank YOU!!!

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      Steve 

      2 years ago

      beautiful on Sierra, thanks.

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      James 

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much, works perfect :-D - El Capitan user

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      David 

      2 years ago

      Thank You! Have missed having this, Great work!

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      Joe 

      2 years ago

      It works well on 10.12 Sierra.

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      EB 

      2 years ago

      Thank you very much! It looks great!

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      beatnik 

      2 years ago

      thank you! looks amazing!!!!

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      Miguel 

      2 years ago

      Thank you man!!!!! It is beautiful :)

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      aDam 

      2 years ago

      AWESOME! I lick your face with joy!

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      dud 

      2 years ago

      just awesome!!! Thanks

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      Jay 

      2 years ago

      Dude you rock. This is awesome and to celebrate I am watching the original Matrix Movie rt now. Thank you

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      Shawn Benford 

      2 years ago

      I'm glad to see that RedPill has been updated so that it may function on OS X 10.9.x, 10.10.x, and 10.11(GM). Is there any possibility for the source code and/or project to be re-released? (By this, I mean the amended changes you've made to the original code which was abandoned.)

      --Thanks

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      Pathogen iNk 

      2 years ago

      Works great on 10.11.1 - wicked cool. Thanks for all of the work!

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      aaaaa 

      3 years ago

      10.11.1 Retina: works but with characters blurred out and corrupted.

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      Starius 

      3 years ago

      Not working for me under 10.11. :(

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      nono 

      3 years ago

      thanks a lot!

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      Mattias 

      3 years ago

      Works in 10.11 GM

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      Dutchie! 

      3 years ago

      Works perfect on 10.10.3 ! Thanks for the screensaver!

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      alex 

      3 years ago

      apologies, the icon in screensavers is a generic icon so can be missed on a first pass

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      alex 

      3 years ago

      doesn't work with 10.10.3

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      alex 

      3 years ago

      w00t!

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      Valentin 

      3 years ago

      Thank you!

      Can we modify it a little? Can you provide the sourse?

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      Casey Choate 

      3 years ago

      Doesn't work for me. 10.9

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      3 years ago

      dosent work

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      superblaq 

      3 years ago

      Thank You so much!! Works great on Yosemite 10.10.2!!

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      Pondex 

      3 years ago

      Thank You niteshbhatia!

      Best Screensaver ever!

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      kerri 

      3 years ago

      thanx for putting matrix out!

      yes it work on my 10.10.2

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      Nik 

      3 years ago

      Thanks for this! Works great with Yosemite as previously stated.

      Any chance of implementing the 3d-rotational effect that was included in a past version of this?

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      Chris 

      4 years ago

      Thanks for this. It looks great.

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      JuanTamad 

      4 years ago

      Does this work with 10.10?

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      TJ 

      4 years ago

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

      I couldn't find an up to date version, most appreciated!

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      Dave 

      4 years ago

      Works great with Yosemite, thanks !

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      nick 

      4 years ago

      Seriously, thank you. I wanted to replace the built-in savers for Mavericks and then found this. I hope it continues to work for future versions of OSX!

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      gabriel 

      4 years ago

      Ty !!!!

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