|Preserves||Added 3D Imager box, instruction, imager, and color wheel scans.|
|Design It||The Design It section now contains many useful documents to educate you in the world of Vectrex Programming and hardware design. Let's see what develops...|
|The Ultimate Vectrex Game Archive||
Open For Your Viewing Pleasure! Now showing
Armor Attack. The
Ultimate Vectrex Game Archive originated
at Spike's Big Vectrex Page
and will be co-hosted right here @ www.PlayVectrex.com.. Each page will contain
every available piece of info on a particular game, including user reviews.
If you'd like your review of Armor Attack
to be added then email it to us ( Brett
Walach or BaronVR ) or add your
review/high score/additional info to the Vectrex
Game Review/High Score Page.The next game on the list to be archived
is Scramble, so please send everything you've
got on Scramble to Brett Walach.
Sometimes you may only see one of our sites hosting a particular game. We are intentionally dividing up the massive amount of work that needs to be done on this archive to complete it faster and more efficiently. If you have corrections, additional info., pics, or anything else you'd like to submit, please make sure it goes to whoever is hosting that particular game. This would not generally be a problem with small text files, but large PICs can be troublesome to email back and forth. You may also notice we are both hosting Armor Attack right now, this is just an opening game to get the archive set up. Thanks! N-Joy the UVGA!!
| Vectrex Theme Song
Meteor, by Vectrex
|There's a music group called "Vectrex" I've recently discovered who mainly records Dream/House/Trance type of music. The first song I located by them came on a "Dream Dance, The Best Of Dream House & Trance Vol.13" CD by Sony Music Entertainment 1999 (Germany). I've kind of made it my Vectrex Theme Song for now...although I have been working on another song dealing more with Vectrex which is not finished. Someday you might see it pop up here.|
by Rob Mitchell
|I shouldn't have to tell you this, but the Vectrex's CRT can retain dangerous high voltages like a big capacitor just waiting to zZaP! your a$$ if you touch it without discharging first. Will you die if you get zapped? I don't know for sure, but it definitely won't feel good either way. So do yourself a favor and read the article on how to discharge your CRT.|
by Rob Mitchell
Make your own "pong" type controller for the Vectrex from a standard Atari 2600 paddle.
|Added some some destinations on the Portals page.|
|Shockwave Introduction||Added the Shockwave Introduction to the site...if you don't have a shockwave plugin installed, you should be asked if you want to install it when you try to view the Intro.|
|Mail Plane||Scans of the Mail Plane logo and 3 different screen shots are now in the Preserves section|
by Brett Walach &
Rob Mitchell &
The Modified Vectrex Lightpen v1.0 "How-To" is finally DONE!!!!
- Step-By-Step instructions for building your own lightpen is a click
What Else Is On The List?
Lightpen FAQ v1.0
by Rob Mitchell
|If you want to get the low down on the Vectrex lightpen and modified versions, check out the online HTML FAQ! Grab the TEXT version here.|
The other day on RGV I read that Sean Kelly successfully reproduced the plastic Vectrex cartridge casings!!! So you read that and just about crapped your pants too huh? Thought so ;)
These cases are identical in every way to the original ones, except for the cases with no screw hole. Go visit Sean and get your Intellivision housed carts redone, buy an empty casing for the game of your choice, or purchse a case with a label (scope out his high quality labels for Patriots, All Good Things, Vector Vadors, and Vecmania).
www.PlayVectrex.com brought online Friday, January 14th 2000 !!!!!!
Finally! All of my thoughts, ideas, and work will be shared with everyone. Since I can't keep the Vectrex alive all by myself, this site is geared towards group input, Yours! I need as much help as you can spare, I don't even care if you just want to say HI. Let me know you support the Vectrex by participating in anything that interests you on this site! There will be plenty of things to do here in time, I just can't puke it all out at once. It's been a rough time these last 4 years for me, details of which could encompass a whole web page by itself. I do have other hobbies too, which have kind of diverted my attention over the years. Procrastination of this site has alway eaten away at me everytime I thought about it, told someone I was going to do it, or wanted more than what was currently out there for Vectrex sites. Things change!
I'm not going to claim that this will be the best Vectrex site you'll ever come across, nor will I deny it. But I will tell you I am a man of dedication, I can do ANYTHING when I set my heart and mind on it. I believe we all have this potential and I will show you the way!!! I'm going to do things for the Vectrex that have never been done before, and I assure you that they won't disappoint you.
This site will evolve over time into something worth coming back to over and over again. They say Rome wasn't built in a day.. but I could care less about that old line. The Great Pyramids of Egypt sure as hell weren't built in a day! But you know what?...a lot of thought, planning, and hard work went into building those massive structures...and they're still standing and we're still learning from them today! I, but a single man, can not possibly move this huge boulder...but with a lever(your support), I can move the World! We just have to think people...we can do anything!
"I'm not perfect... yet!" - MacGyver.
|Step By Step Instructions To Build Your Own Vectrex Lightpen||
Build your own lightpen for $10-$20. Take your pick...there's two different types you can build. Rob Mitchell and I will show you the "light"! ;) If you've never tried the lighpen games because the lightpen was just too expensive for your collection, then you're missing some really cool stuff! Build it!!(go take a sneak peak at some PICS of the VLP I built right now though)
|Vectrex Troubleshooting Guide||
Do you have a broken Vectrex? Check this out!! The never before seen Vectrex Troubleshooting Guide and online Quick Reference Debugging Chart will have your Vectrex whistling Dixie in no time flat.