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#1 user42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:06 AM

Now that I have completed the ColecoVision and Intellivision US manual collections (and the Atari 2600 set is near complete also), I need something new to collect. Then I realized that I have almost no Vectrex manuals...
I know there are a lot of collectors around here so if some of you could help by scanning a few manuals that would be fantastic. I am looking for USA manuals (Vectrex branded, not MB branded).

Here is the first download pack, 9 game manuals plus hardware manuals.


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=65CN3DYU

WANTED USA SCANS

BLITZ
CLEAN SWEEP
CRAZY COASTER 3D
FORTRESS OF NARZOD
HEADS UP
HYPER CHASE
MELODY MASTER
MINE STORM
MINE STORM 3D
NARROW ESCAPE 3D
POLAR RESCUE
POLE POSITION
RIP OFF
SPACE WAR
SPIKE
SPINBALL
STAR CASTLE
STARHAWK
STAR TREK:TMP
WEB WARS

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#2 the-topdog OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:43 AM

Did you try here www.Vectrex.nl ?

#3 user42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:58 AM

Yeah it is a great resource of information. Although they don't really have manual scans. They have scans of photocopies of the Artmaster and Dark Tower manuals, and the rest are just text. I will add those 2 to my collection for now but real manual scan are still wanted.

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Posted Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:41 PM

http://www.replaceme...om/download.php

I was going to suggest this site to you as they have lots of scans of manuals for other consoles, but they dont have any vectrex manuals. You could try making a post to request some in their forum.

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Posted Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:06 AM

I have requested many things in their forum and never had a response. :thumbsdown:

Where as, the fine collectors here have helped me complete several manual collections..  :cool:

Thank you anyways.



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Posted Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:01 PM

I am selling a bunch of manuals for various systems over here..http://www.atariage....nuals-for-sale/

I bring this up here because I am now willing to trade any manual on the sale on the list, free shipping in the US,  for scans of a Vectrex manual. Scan 10 manuals and you get 10 free manuals. Good deal right...  :thumbsup:

Edited by user42, Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:02 PM.


#7 Zwackery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 6, 2011 9:51 PM

Here is AnimAction ... it is a rather thick manual as far as ones for the Vectrex go. 300dpi, nothing done to the files, so you can stitch up into a PDF.

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#8 Zwackery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 6, 2011 10:05 PM

next up, Art Master ... note that the second to last page is the Vectrex logo and the final page is blank

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#9 Zwackery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 6, 2011 10:37 PM

Bedlam ... make sure to use those high score records!

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Posted Thu Jan 6, 2011 10:48 PM

Berzerk

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#11 user42 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jan 7, 2011 1:10 AM

Super awesome dude!

You are the best.



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Posted Fri Jan 7, 2011 2:05 AM

Here is the first download pack, 9 game manuals plus hardware manuals.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=65CN3DYU



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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 7:49 PM

Just joined this site to say thanks for the manual scans! If you find any more, please post them.

#14 Maraakate OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 7, 2011 7:59 PM

I've also mirrored everything (and a few other vectrex related goodies) at http://dk.toastednet.org/Vectrex/

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Posted Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:54 PM

I found a 3D Imager on craigslist and, even though I really wanted to keep the manuals for 3D Minestorm & Narrow Escape, I figured that I should keep them together as a set when I sold the imager on eBay, so I made some nice scans of those 2 manuals, printed them out, & have copies in my personal collection.

These PDFs are intended to be printed on a double-sided printer, flipping pages on the short side of the page, stacked & trimmed on a paper cutter, then stapled in the spine.

Thanks,
-Jason

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#16 hcmffm ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:32 AM

For a Vectrex manual project I've scanned in the manuals of Star Castle (GCE version).

 

You can download...

...the original scan files of the Star Castle manual (16 MB, 300dpi grey scale scan).

...a draft version of the reproduced Star Castle manual (PDF, 70kByte)


Edited by hcmffm, Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:55 AM.


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Posted Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:25 AM

are you still looking for the manuals of the games listed at the top of this thread?



#18 hcmffm ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:36 PM

The Vectrex manual² project has progressed, now there are two hand-vectorized manuals available:

Star Castle (PDF, ~200 kByte)

Dark Tower (PDF, ~200 kByte)

 

Copyright notice:
Private usage of the Vectrex manual²s is free. Commercial usage of the PDF (i.e. you get money for the electronic or printed manual directly or indirectly) is only allowed with my explicit agreement and permission. © 2014. Dark Tower manual will require explicit permission of 50tbrd in addition.


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#19 hcmffm ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 3, 2015 3:30 AM

By now, seven Vectrex manual²s are available. More to come...



#20 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 7, 2016 6:54 PM

These scans are Bitchin! I love how high res and perfect they look!

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2016 9:37 AM

These scans are Bitchin! I love how high res and perfect they look!

Thanks for your positive feedback, adamchevy. :)  I guess you refer to my Vectrex Manuals². These "scans" are manual vectorizations, this is why quality is that high. By now, 11 Vectrex manual²s are completed, I'd expect about 2 more years till all of them are vectorized.



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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2016 10:01 AM

Thanks for your positive feedback, adamchevy. :)  I guess you refer to my Vectrex Manuals². These "scans" are manual vectorizations, this is why quality is that high. By now, 11 Vectrex manual²s are completed, I'd expect about 2 more years till all of them are vectorized.


Yes, I'm referring to your vectorizations, thanks for these .

#23 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2016 11:17 AM

BTW Do you have a good graphic of just the Vectrex on page 4 ?



#24 hcmffm ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 9, 2016 1:54 PM

BTW Do you have a good graphic of just the Vectrex on page 4 ?

Sure. I've just sent you a PM, Richard.



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Posted Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:00 PM

In the meantime 17 out of 29 Vectrex manual²s are created.

 

I am progressing more slowly than expected - from today it will still take about 2 years until all manuals are ready.






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