Introduction: How to Make a Matrix Batch File( THIS IS THE OLDER VERSION OF THIS INSTRUCABLE!!! CHECK MY PAGE FOR THE NEWER ONE!!!)

This batch file will give out random green numbers that resemble the background to "The Matrix"
theres really no point to it except to look cool

Step 1: Creating the File

create the matrix.bat file

right click
>>new
>>>text document

rename to "matrix.bat"
>>click "yes"

icon should change

Step 2: Programing the File

programing the file

right click on file
>>edit

this should open notepad.
if not then:
right click the file
>>open with
>>>notepad

copy and paste what is between the hash marks


@echo off
color2
:start
echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random%
goto start


save

double click on file and it will open the matrix

Comments

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fomar1 made it! (author)2011-08-12

:SCROLLR

echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h

echo 3 2 4 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 g

echo a c o R 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 + a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 j y 3 m 9 u u l m

echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c + l 4 3 6 5 a c o l 4 3 2

echo 3 2 0 f c p 3 + 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 u l m 4 3 2 0 f t

echo a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 5 a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 j y p 3 m 9 u p 3

echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h

echo h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 1 5 a 8 b d 8 r 3

echo h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 f

echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h

echo C h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 + h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 1 5 a 8 b d 8 r 3

echo m O u u l m h l 8 7 u m p 3 m 9 u u l m h l 8 7 u m p 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 e r

echo 3 2 4 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 g

goto SCROLLR

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J0rda5n made it! (author)2011-02-11

pi.bat
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dustrag made it! (author)2010-11-25

This is mine:

@echo off
color 0a
:SCROLLR
echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h
echo 3 2 4 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 g
echo a c o R 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 + a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 j y 3 m 9 u u l m
echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c + l 4 3 6 5 a c o l 4 3 2
echo 3 2 0 f c p 3 + 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 u l m 4 3 2 0 f t
echo a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 5 a c o l 4 3 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 j y p 3 m 9 u p 3
echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h
echo h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 1 5 a 8 b d 8 r 3
echo h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 h h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 f
echo 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h 5 a c o l 4 3 6 1 5 a 8 b d 8 h
echo C h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 2 + h 5 4 3 l 7 3 m 9 u u l m 1 5 a 8 b d 8 r 3
echo m O u u l m h l 8 7 u m p 3 m 9 u u l m h l 8 7 u m p 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 e r
echo 3 2 4 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m 4 3 2 0 f c p 3 m 9 u u l m d 4 5 a c o l 4 3 2 g
goto SCROLLR

The text is done manually...one by one, line by line. It is a very realistic render. I have a more advanced version which animates and at the same time will display suspended words...all in plain batch.

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wax54 made it! (author)2009-04-04

hey when i try to change the file type it dosn't work

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zombiefire made it! (author)zombiefire2010-04-04

i cant either

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nova made it! (author)nova2010-04-25

 save it as your name here.bat don't forget the extension.

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budsiskos made it! (author)2008-02-02

when i click it it opens a window but then closes it almost instantly. help

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MatrixEagle15 made it! (author)MatrixEagle152008-02-02

make sure you put the "goto start" at the end of your program look at my 2nd instructable for a more in depth of how it works

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budsiskos made it! (author)budsiskos2008-02-02

i did that but it still wont work. i even tried it on multiple computers

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digitrunner made it! (author)digitrunner2010-02-22

make sure youre running it from within the cmd prompt window

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MatrixEagle15 made it! (author)MatrixEagle152008-02-04

you have to create it in notepad and then save it as a .bat file i tried it out at a library computer to see if it depends on the type of computer when i did this i hit save as and had to select the "all files option" and then save as matrix.bat if none of that works, then reply to this comment with exactly what you put into notepad

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budsiskos made it! (author)budsiskos2008-02-04

@echo off color2 :start echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% goto start i did just as you said but it doesnt work and i dont know why? i tried typing directly to command prompt and it gave out a few random numbers

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QwertyuioLP made it! (author)2008-03-14

can u change the speed on it mine is turbo? Thanks P.S. please answer me:-)

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arhodes18 made it! (author)arhodes182008-03-24

Ive been wondering the same thing...

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stuffman366 made it! (author)stuffman3662008-08-21

no you cant change the speed to my knowledge because it randomly generates #'s

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digitrunner made it! (author)digitrunner2010-02-22

insert a timer loop

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puffyfluff made it! (author)puffyfluff2008-08-21

Yes, there is a way. It puts a very small pause before the goto. The code is on my computer. Once I find it, I'll put it up .

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NastySpill made it! (author)2010-02-21

for the real newbies to bat file scripts - you forgot to add the hash marks in your script.
"copy and paste what is between the hash marks"
 

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romor24 made it! (author)2010-01-21

I use his at school to make me look smart :3

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REA made it! (author)2008-06-20

what would be the code to run it in full screen?

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crack_shot_556 made it! (author)crack_shot_5562009-07-26

the matrix only shows 1's and 0's which is computer code.

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stuffman366 made it! (author)stuffman3662008-08-21

just hit alt+enter while its running

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puffyfluff made it! (author)puffyfluff2008-08-21

right click, create shortcut. Then, on the shortcut, right click, properties, Options tab, display options to full screen.

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REA made it! (author)REA2008-08-21

how would you make this on Vista. i think i heard the codes are different.

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puffyfluff made it! (author)puffyfluff2008-08-21

No, it's the same.

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will421 made it! (author)will4212009-05-29

Vista`s registry won`t let you (or else the system would crash).

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croutonicus made it! (author)croutonicus2009-05-16

batch files are the same

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REA made it! (author)REA2009-05-18

i found out that my computer doesnt allow CMD to be presented in full screen (damn you vista).

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danopia made it! (author)2008-11-20

I use Linux. This won't work for me, but look into xscreensaver's xmatrix. It is a recoding of the exact way the numbers are drawn in the matrix's monitors, then it traces a phone number using the numbers (which are drawn really fast) then goes to (after a system failure or it's done tracing) the classic symbols dropping down. It also randomly stops and does the "follow the white bunny" thing, and it awesome with two screens.

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fwjs28 made it! (author)fwjs282008-12-27

Yayyyy...Linux.....what flav do you use?....i jump around with different live cds.....so far Slax is my fav Flav...

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will421 made it! (author)will4212009-05-29

ubuntu

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fwjs28 made it! (author)fwjs282009-05-29

yaaay!

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danopia made it! (author)danopia2009-05-29

Wait, you jumped around with different live cds? You have it actually installed, right?

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fwjs28 made it! (author)fwjs282009-05-29

i have it installed on one of my computers (ubuntu) but im going to change to slax once it gets officially into kde 4.X

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danopia made it! (author)danopia2008-12-29

xubuntu

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fwjs28 made it! (author)fwjs282008-12-29

nice...ubuntu and slax are probably my top linx flavs......

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will421 made it! (author)will4212009-05-05
I know how to do that! Just don`t leave running for too long or it crashes your programs. (I found out the hard way.):

f=1while [ $f=1 ]doecho $RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOM$RANDOMdone
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taylornrolyat made it! (author)2008-02-06

haha thats awesome, it works for me but i cant get the text color to be green eventhough the 2 is present, any solutions or ideas??? thanks

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MatrixEagle15 made it! (author)MatrixEagle152008-02-07

umm can you get the color to change at all?

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Padlock made it! (author)Padlock2008-03-01

change color2 to color0a

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Padlock made it! (author)Padlock2008-03-01

my bad.. color 0a

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twenglish1 made it! (author)twenglish12008-04-11

no just change it to color 2

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croutonicus made it! (author)croutonicus2009-05-16

color 2 is not very matrixy 0a is better (neon)

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twenglish1 made it! (author)twenglish12009-05-16

i always used 0a i don't know why i said color 2

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frodobot made it! (author)2009-01-23

how do you get it to go off?

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croutonicus made it! (author)croutonicus2009-05-16

I can easily be turned off by pressing ctrl + alt + delete End program/process CMD.exe

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darkbro999 made it! (author)2009-01-08

its color 0a like padlok said if you want a neon green color...you just got to add the space between the "color" and "0a"...the one with color 2 is a darker green

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mushfiqc made it! (author)2008-03-21

the icon wont change at all some help PLZ :D

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puffyfluff made it! (author)puffyfluff2008-03-30

Try this: Go to Start->All Programs->Accessories->Notepad and insert the code. Then click save as and type matrix.bat. That should work.

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stuffman366 made it! (author)stuffman3662008-04-01

i cant get it to work either!!:[

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