September 08, 2003
hacking the matrix, but not really

Here are a bunch of codes (found posted over on Warner Brothers' Matrix forum) to get to the hidden content at the official Matrix site. I figured it would be nice to collect them all in one spot for future reference.

These first ones have been around a while and are used at the control panel.
Just click around and wait for the input screen to pop up.

agentbullettime - Agent Bullet-time Video
crash - Helocopter Crash Video
steak - Opens Various Links
dejavu - Original Sketches
trinity - Trinity Storyboard Video
morpheus - Sketches and Computer Generated Sets
guns - Poster
wrong number - Poster
darrow - Movie Art
skroce - Movie Art
geof - Sentiel Art
wrong number - Matrix Comix Season 3 Pinups
tokyo - Tokyo Appearance Video
keanu - Actor Introduction Video
carrie - Actor Introduction Video
laurence - Actor Introduction Video
reload - Old Site Preview
owen - Production Designer Video
chrysalis - Chrysalis Definition
page168 - Storyboard Drawing
page212 - Storyboard Drawing
page98 - Storyboard Drawing.
page78 - Color Storyboard Drawing
bill - 3D Matrix Vehicle Video
red - Lady In Red
redpill - Redpill Interactive Entertainment
classic - Classic "The Matrix" Website.
lobby - Lobby Video
mirrormirror - Mirror Mirror Video
neobullettime - Neo Bullet-time Video
sentinal - Sentinal Video
nebuchadnezzar - Neb Video
sentinellarge800x600 - 800x600 Sentinal Video

Now, to use these binary codes you need enter the hi-bandwidth/flash version of the site. Once the menu/control panel at the top loads, to the far right is a little riveted looking thing with a yellow "light" at the bottom, click that and when it slides out click the green light-up square. Another panel will come down (with a nifty sound effect) and you use that to enter the codes using the switches.

11101000 - Philosophy
11010100 - Animatrix Wallpaper
11101001 - Trinity Drawing
00011000 - Concept Illustrator Audio Clip
10110110 - Stunt Coordinator Audio Clip
10000001 - Classic Website
11011011 - Room VR
01101111 - Access Panel 2

That last one? Access Panel 2? That takes you to the place you put these next hexidecimal codes into. But you have to figure out the binary input to match the hex codes. It's actually fun so I'm not going to explain it to you any further. I trust you will figure it out. If not, there's a cheat chart right there, brainiac.

587E1A2C - Tunnel Recon Game
3A342CE3 - Revolutions Trailer
1DDF2556 - 3D ETM Environment
35d67173 - 3D ETM Environment
13D2C77F - 3D ETM Environment
B25F33A6 - 3D ETM Environment
D5C55D1E - 3D ETM Environment
BB013FFF - 3D ETM Environment
7867F443 - 3D ETM Environment
F446A392 - Desktop Viewer
38CA2FB1 - Desktop Viewer
69E5D9E4 - VR (Sewer, Chateau, Parkade)
CC883300 - Sample Code
098CA701 - Doorway Wallpaper
EC306071 - VR (Kitchen)
F03350B1 - Art Department
0081CF5E - Visual Effects
D487A317 - Detective Story Preview
98765432 - Ultra-Sized Trailer Preview
A3B1A428 - 2nd Renaissance Preview
D53D49F9 - Unloco Video Clip
A8C3F9AD - Deftones Video Clip
43E17AC9 - Making of Pics
C1B49F13 - "Sleeping Awake" Lyrics
8D966F2A - P.O.D. Interview
64CF29E3 - "Sleeping Awake" Making of part I
19A642BF - "Sleeping Awake" Making of part II
25DB928F - (bf) Contest
A3B1A428 - Virtual Assembly Neb
8E217AC9 - Soundtrack Lyrics
7F4DF451 - Soundtrack Lyrics
23631BE6 - VR (Grate hall, Keys)
FFF0020A - VR (Ghosts Room, Bathroom, Chateau Dungeon)
4516DF45 - VR (Chateau Office, Hallway, Parkade)
FFFFFFF1 - VR (Parkade, Keys, Grate Hall)
FF00001A - VR (Neb)
0034AFFF - VR (China Town)

I doubt this list is complete, but there's certainly a lot to keep busy with. I wish I had a faster computer, I bet the VR stuff is very cool.

OH! And speaking of Matrix stuff, I finally scored a long-sleeved promo shirt that I have been coveting for months, so yay.

red pill | from inside the mind of krix at September 08, 2003 02:46 PM .

Well done!

Has it got a squiddie on it??

If so, I got that one.

You've been a busy bee haven't you.

Posted by: Jen on September 8, 2003 03:54 PM

No, it's just the regular black and green one with the small logo on the back.
Which I imagine you have also.

Posted by: krix on September 8, 2003 04:09 PM

very cool on teh shirt and thanks for all the codes. that musta taken awhile to type up. :D

Posted by: kat on September 8, 2003 04:41 PM

Oh hell no.
Viva la copy/paste.

Posted by: krix on September 8, 2003 05:33 PM

Will there be a picture so that we at home may see the long-sleeved promo shirt you have been coveting for months ?

Posted by: Zen on September 8, 2003 06:10 PM

Haha, it's this one here.

I paid my Canadian taxes on this one as well.

Posted by: krix on September 8, 2003 07:08 PM

Really cool! I want one! Who would have thought there was a long-sleeved Matrix promo shirt in Manitoba? Was it lost?

P.S. Damn those Canadian taxes! But we must pay for universal health care somehow.

Posted by: Zen on September 9, 2003 04:47 AM

Yeah, I got that one too...LOL

I'd like the proper crew stuff like on the matrix site. That would be cool.

Posted by: Jen on September 10, 2003 10:45 AM

hey, about those hex codes---i found another one:


this code takes you to panel 3. there are 128 bits that you have to get in the right order to proceed. how do you do it?

Posted by: sam on November 7, 2003 02:40 PM

how do you crack the 128-bit encryption?

Posted by: bob on November 7, 2003 06:57 PM

Had a question as well...found the 128 bit encryption page also and have no idea how to possibly crack it. This may sound ridiculous but if you hit the enter button without trying any codes at first, it randomly shuffles the numbers and letters in the codes coming up with variations on it's own. Do you think it would be possible to just keep clicking away until, possibly, the correct codes would come up, or am I just being an idiot? Also, the new update on the official site leaves us with this:


Looks like a web address but leads to nowhere. Anybody know what's up with this new lead? I'm fiending to see what's on the other side. If anyone can help a brotha out it would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by: DRYP ONE on November 8, 2003 12:56 PM

the path just shows you were to find the 128-bit encryption (3rd slot is were the 0ac01bfa code is displayed). i'm sure you could click the button to find the code, but it would probably take years before it lined up all 128 positions. i cant figure out how to hack it because i thought hex codes were six digits (red,green,and blue)???

Posted by: bob on November 9, 2003 08:05 AM

Guess I'll help you guys out.


Have fun.

Posted by: mike on November 9, 2003 12:16 PM

how did you find that?

Posted by: sam on November 9, 2003 02:48 PM

Probably just deconstructed the flash page. . .

Posted by: Trainman on November 9, 2003 04:12 PM

The 128 bit code your looking for is embedded on the Reloaded dVD
this code then gets u into the Zion Archive.


Posted by: Alex on November 9, 2003 07:47 PM

what do you mean it's embedded in the DVD? how could I find it on the DVD?

Posted by: sam on November 9, 2003 08:25 PM

yeah how do you figure this out.

Posted by: raul on November 9, 2003 08:30 PM

better type that properly.
one wrong click and a click of the "enter" button messes the whole thing up.

Posted by: aJent smith on November 10, 2003 03:04 AM

Yo dudes.
We should try to place our Reloaded DVDs into our DVD Computer drivers.
We might find something there, because, inside the movie, there's nothing.

Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 10, 2003 10:40 AM

0011 0001 1001 0101 1010 0011 1111 0110
3 1 9 5 A 3 F 6
1110 0111 0010 1011 0101 0100 0011 1100
E 7 2 B 5 4 3 C
0110 1001 0111 0111 1101 1010 0001 0110
6 9 7 7 D A 1 6
1110 0111 1000 1001 0101 1011 0011 1110
E 7 8 9 5 B 3 E

He is the 128 bit encrytion broken down....

Posted by: 318 on November 10, 2003 05:27 PM

Once cracking the 128-bit encryption, how then, do you unlock the features (at the bottom of the right-most menu of the pop-up window) that say "Beyond Zion"?

Posted by: Kevin on November 10, 2003 10:42 PM

on the last section where you input the last digit or letter, you can input anything because every code gives you access to one of the zion archives.

Posted by: eeleye on November 11, 2003 04:43 AM

sorry. i was wrong. :-(

Posted by: eeleye on November 11, 2003 04:45 AM

No dude, you're right !
Using this code:
0011 0001 1001 0101 1010 0011 1111 0110
3 1 9 5 A 3 F 6
1110 0111 0010 1011 0101 0100 0011 1100
E 7 2 B 5 4 3 C
0110 1001 0111 0111 1101 1010 0001 0110
6 9 7 7 D A 1 6
1110 0111 1000 1001 0101 1011 0011 1110
E 7 8 9 5 B 3 E

If we change the last binary string to any another number or letter, we get access to an especific page.
They aren't the same, each final letter or number takes us to a diferent image or quicktime shit.
You were right !
: )

Atention: This works only for that access code.

I think that's all dudes !

Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 11, 2003 10:08 AM

Take a look at this page.
Some of you might enjoy !


Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 11, 2003 10:17 AM

If any of you want to know how to Decompile a Flash archive(.swf), send an email address, and i will explain and upload the necessary software for doing that.
I belive that if we try to hack this together we can get somewhere FASTER.

More shortly...

H1J4CK3R :)

Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 11, 2003 10:37 AM

I want to know how to Decompile a Flash archive
would you please give me information?

Posted by: nathan on November 11, 2003 01:03 PM

Isn't decompiling the flash like cheating? Where's the fun in that?

Posted by: dharmagrrl on November 11, 2003 01:13 PM

first congrats on the shirt, you are the "shirt goddess!!!"
and second, dear god, I am so not equiped to hack. you guys inspire me!!

Posted by: tess on November 11, 2003 07:53 PM

if you decompile the Flash and take a look at the actionscript anyone of you will be able to see that the GAME is inside the actionscript.
The Wack Bros. wanted us to play the game by hacking it.
They are the ones who created the phrase "Hack the matrix".
That's all about it dudes.
Nathan, don't worry, i'll show you the door, and i'll show it for anyone who wants it.

More shortly...

"I can only show you the door, you're the one who has to walk thru it."


Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 12, 2003 03:44 AM

Hey Hij4k3r, I'd be intrested in learning how to to do that as well. my e-mail is

Posted by: Freemymind on November 12, 2003 09:10 AM

Don't worry dude,
i'll send ya !

This is my email address if you need anything:

See ya dude

Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 12, 2003 11:50 AM

Hey Hij4k3r, I'd be intrested in learning how to to do that as well. my e-mail -

Posted by: sandeep on November 13, 2003 05:10 PM

I'd like to request that you email h1j4k3r directly (he gives his email above) for the info rather than leaving a comment.

Thank you.

Posted by: webmistress on November 13, 2003 05:18 PM

The codes work so far. Hey, about that other route shown on the News section of The Matrix site, has anyone been able to find out where it leads?. Also, there are 2 paths(routes) in that section, apart from a couple of hidden codes around...Has anybody else seen them?

Posted by: JaX22 on November 17, 2003 03:50 PM

Dude, i don't know if the codes you are talking about is this "Path/ViaRevolutions/ThirdSlot/top/EmbeddedDVD/0x(31)+0-F/ZionArchives".

But, if it is, i'm gonna explain it to you.
Split this string by its "/" and you'll have a tip. Look.

Path - Its says we have a path :P
ViaRevolutions - Via the Revolutions Menu
ThirdSlot/Top - Third Slot of the Revolutions Menu at the Top
EmbeddedDVD - This means you'll find something inside the DVD
0x(31)+0-F - Wich is an Hexadecimal number with 31 bins and the last bin goes from 0-F
ZionArchives - That will lead us to the Zion Archives.

Understood ?
All these things that were said were said to help us get to this code:

0011 0001 1001 0101 1010 0011 1111 0110
3 1 9 5 A 3 F 6
1110 0111 0010 1011 0101 0100 0011 1100
E 7 2 B 5 4 3 C
0110 1001 0111 0111 1101 1010 0001 0110
6 9 7 7 D A 1 6
1110 0111 1000 1001 0101 1011 0011 1110
E 7 8 9 5 B 3 E

If i could not help you, this will help another.
Im sending all the e-mails to those who wanted to know how to crack the SWF files.

If anyone needs help, i'm still alive.

More shortly...


Posted by: h1j4ck3r on November 18, 2003 10:50 AM

Hola! I don't know about you guys, but you don't need to undo that URL to get the binary for Zion Archives. If you just type in, a link to the Zion Archives is right there. And it has everything there. It ain't too hard.

Posted by: Michael on December 4, 2003 07:59 PM

You're are right, but when this was posted, there was no shortcut created dude...

More shortly...


Posted by: h1j4ck3r on December 8, 2003 11:38 AM

Entering 0110 1001 0110 1001 0110 1001 0110 1001 0110 1001 into Access Panel 2 (69696969) reveals a screensaver called Matrix Code.sea (for Mac and windows). ?id any body know this? I have used the screensaver yet, but it could reveal more clues. If it is anything more let me know. What is fascinating about this discovery is that I think my unconscious mind found this. Both the 69 and 10 have sexual connotations.

In breaking news (December 2003) you are challenged to find out what brand of cigarettes the Oracle smokes. You will look to a VR image of the Oracle's apartment. You will go to the kitchen and find the cigarettes on the table, you will find a phone number on the package "for more information".
It is 0011 5510.
I assume this is a hex number to be decoded and entered into the Access Panel 2, but it was not. So, is it a hex number to be coded entered on Access Panel 1?
I refuse to believe that this number on the cigarettes is
not an encrypted key.
I have one other thing to add and that is that the "locked" entries on the bonus flash presentation arrived at by Access Panel 3 may be decoded by using a combination of Japanese language and one or more computer languages... You will notice that the letters for these locked entries appear to be Japanese letters.
Does anyone want to take this ball and run with it?
By the way. our work here may be greatly helped if we read The Code Book" If we run into barriers here, we might need to look to this book for answers. It talks about codes used
from Ancient Roman times through WWII all the way to modern computer encryption. Have you read this book?

Love and respect,

Posted by: Quirky on December 28, 2003 03:29 AM

would you please give me information again?
it should be

Posted by: nathan on January 21, 2004 05:45 PM

is the matrix real?does anyone share that belief with me?i feel it is real and i want out and that if there is a way then please e-mail me...i firmly believe.anyone that isnt into the belief that somthing isnt right here with the world then i am truly sorry for you..i am looking for a way out and to wake up.only serious inquiries e-mail me thank you.....

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