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Description: Matrix screen saver
Download: glmatrix.tgz       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 357kb
Version: 1.3
Date: 01 Aug 05
Author: Steen Lund Nielsen
Submitter: Steen Lund Nielsen
Email: steen/flux-studios com
Requirements: Warp3D
Category: graphics/screenblanker
Replaces: graphics/screenblanker/glmatrixos4.lha
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 930
Comments: 13
Snapshots: 3
Videos: 0
Downloads:  (Current version)

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This is a port of the screen saver glmatrix from the xscreensaver
package by Jamie Zawinski.

The porting was done by Shadow of IRIS, aka. Steen Lund Nielsen. 
Contact me at: steen()flux-studios.com

A 3D graphics card

Copy GLMatrix aswell as Matrix3_half2.png to the same directory.
For example 'WBStartup'.

The screen saver runs as a commodity. The preference gui can be
accessed through commodity exchange or by running the program

The GUI is rather simple:
Timeout: The period in seconds it waits before blanking the

Density: Adjusts how many columns of symbols are dropped from
the top down.

Speed: Adjusts the animation speed.

Encoding: Selects different symbols.

Screen Mode: Select your prefered screen mode.

Fog: Enable/Disable distance cueing.

Wave: Enable/Disable waving of symbols.

Rotate: Enable/Disable camera rotation.

Invert alpha: Inverts the alpha channel of the texture. Enable
this if you are using a B/CVisionPPC or CV3D. I do not know if
this is still true for the OS4 version.


1.0 (20-05-2005)
    - Release for OS4

1.1 (22-05-2005)
    - More error test, should exit cleanly if texture is missing
      or in low vmem situations

    - Added test button

    - Enabled vsync and lowered task priority inorder to
      (hopefully) reduce CPU usage

    - stripped the exe :-)

1.2 (22-07-2005)
    - Some source code for 1.1 was lost. Has been restored

    - Removed the screen size selector

    - Added a screen mode selector

    - OS4'ified the source code. Now uses Interfaces everywhere. Removed all
Warpup code

1.3 (24-07-2005)
    - Added "Screen Mode" label to screen mode requester

    - Added test for Warp3D, will make a clean exit if no W3D was found

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