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.