New and improved Visual Basic code will display a "Matrix"-like effect, with scrolling One's and Zero's. It then cuts to the Matrix "Wake Up Neo" sequence, and then continues to scroll numbers.

I realize this isn't exactly how the sequence goes within the movie, but there were people asking for this functionality, so I added it.

I think the way I randomize the display of the columns of One's and Zero's is the neatest part of the code. I discuss exactly what I did later.

This Instructable is in response to Brennn10's "Welcome to the Matrix in Command Prompt" Instructable. The code that makes up this Instructable was based initially on code posted in a comment by DarkJoker on the above Instructable.

I've intentionally been rather explicit with my explanation of the code as I've gotten quite a few requests for clarification since I first posted this solution.

Step 1: Grab My Code

I've attached my code below.

Save both files (startMatrix.itsabat and matrix.itsavbs) within the same folder on your machine, and remove the "itsa" portion of the filename, i.e. rename the files to startMatrix.bat and matrix.vbs. Bat files and vbs files are executable, and therefore I can't upload them with those extensions here. This is why you must save and rename them locally.
<p>hi, followed your instructions but when I try to open all I see is a Notepad work (probably yours) and nothing else happening. Do I need to do anything else?</p>
<p>just down load the first file and name it startmatrix.bat</p><p>save the second as matrix.vbs </p><p>works fine </p><p>thanks mate</p>
<p>It says could not find script file C:\users\name\documents\matrix.vbs&quot;</p>
having trouble getting it to work
i got it to run fine but it made a message box pop up infinuntly i had to go to the task manager to get it to stop <br /> <br /> <br /> please help i dont like it
I am having trouble getting it to work
mmm, matrix is not any system .actually matrix use for hacking <sub></sub>hacking a computer <sub>,making viruses more more more and more welcome to the matrix this is my email if any one want a help iam ready x-top.s@hotmail.com</sub><br/>
i don't know what ewent wrong but it popped up for about 1 sec and then went away?
you probably forgot to type PAUSE at the end and then hit enter then type :start then enter then in the next line put start matrix. if this does not work i will send you the code i used to make mine
this is all great, but i still cant figure it out... cant you just post the code you use? lol... i can get a basic matrix working, i just use: @echo off color 0A :top echo %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% %random% goto top and i save it as matrix.vbs i wish it were slower and more random, but i cant figure it out!
It`s matrix.<em>bat</em>, right?<br/>
My code is above. There are two files: startMatrix.itsabat and matrix.itsavbs. Rename them to remove the "itsa" portion from the extension, so you have startMatrix.bat and matrix.vbs. Put them both in the same folder and double-click the startMatrix.bat file and you should be off and running.
not so nice.....
When I try to download the files, I get the files "FF0Q2K8F9AZJOPC.tmp" and "FFGUGZSF9AZJOPB.tmp"
step 1
I think there is a problem in my settings.
tools>folder options view tab>show extensions for common file types, then goto step 1
Did you rename the files as in Step 1? So you should have two files, one named startMatrix.bat, and one called matrix.vbs.
wont work
Could you be more specific?
I copy/pasted the codes and they wont work on my computer
Ok, so you have two files, a .bat file and a .vbs file, in the same folder (say, on your desktop). What effect do you see after executing (double clicking) the .bat file? Do you receive an error of any kind? Also, try opening the .bat with notepad to verify its contents are correct. You'll see that it attempts to launch the .vbs file by name, so make sure your new .vbs file is named identically to the way the .bat expects it to be named.
pc, and yes they are both on desktop. no, no effect whats so ever.
The error may have been a result of you copying and pasting the code. The Invalid Character error message in the screenshot you posted indicates this. <br/><br/>Here's a link to more information on this error: <br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/code/code_800A0408.htm">http://computerperformance.co.uk/Logon/code/code_800A0408.htm</a><br/><br/>Looks like you may have tick marks, like `, instead of single quotes, like '.<br/>
I was able to replicate your error when I changed a single quote to a tick mark, so definitely check that out.
Also, are you on a mac or pc?
how do i save them on the same file, and how do i get it to go through slower? it goes WAY too fast
you don't want to save both files to the same file (if I'm understanding you correctly). Save both files as separate files, rename them as I describe above and double-click the .bat file. As far as slowing it down, look for "wscript.sleep 5" in the matrix subroutine. Changing the number 5 to a higher number will slow down the printing of the digits.

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