3D Matrix Core is a high technology style screensaver. You could get confused by its name thinking that it’s the traditional matrix movie style screensaver, but this one is totally different. On a multicolor background with computer code sliding slowly, a luminous core sort of thing rotates on its own axis on a random sequence. There are some electronic sounds too which, along with the graphical animation, create a special atmosphere.
The screensaver includes an inside multi-button configuration dialog. This means that you can access this configuration dialog without closing the screensaver so the changes you make are showed immediately. The buttons on this dialog are: sound on/off, Full graphics, Cycle colors, and save settings. This last option is not available on the demo version. Besides this configuration dialog, you can also access another dialog from the display properties dialog of Windows. This other configuration dialog allows you to set the maximum frame rate for the screensaver, enable/disable preview, and select whether you want to force the screensaver to quit on user action or not.
This screensaver runs on Windows 98/Me/2000/XP but not Vista. It requires, as a minimum, a 3D accelerator card with 16 bit color and DirectX 8.1 or higher. Once you have successfully installed the screensaver in your computer you need to put it to work. To do that, follow the following steps:
1. Click the Start button in Windows.
2. Select Settings.
3. Select Control Panel.
4. Double click the Display icon.
5. Select Screen Saver tab.
6. Select “3D Matrix Core”.
7. Click either Preview or Settings.
- There's a demo available
- It combines animation and sounds very well
- It has a lightweight installer
- The sounds are the same all the time making it a bit boring
- It may get routinely
- The demo shows some banners and has limitations