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#26 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:25 PM

I'm not finding an order link on that page. How are you handling it, through email?

(Yes, I want to order one. Best Vectrex news in a decade, as far as I'm concerned.)

Me too. And I still don't even own a Vectrex.

Guess I'll have to start looking around online for one... any suggestions as to a reputable source?

Edited by Nathan Strum, Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:30 PM.


#27 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:46 AM

How are you handling it, through email?

Yes. I don't want to get more orders than I have carts built. I like to have them sitting here ready to send when someone PayPal's me.

#28 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:28 AM

E-mail sent! :)

#29 snarly OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 9, 2010 8:57 PM

Just pm'd you and hope to get one of your carts!

Chris in New Jersey

#30 baden OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:37 PM

Just pm'd you and hope to get one of your carts!

Chris in New Jersey


i cannot email him

IE notes email client not ready

Firefox links to googlemail and yahoo but i have no account

maybe someone could pm his email?

#31 MitchSchaft OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:44 PM

You need to send a PM, not an email.

#32 Kakaboy OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:02 PM

Pm sent :D

#33 HARMIK OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2011 4:46 AM

Just Emailed an order, and Vectrex Mad I hope you got my thank you email for your amazing overlays, I hope you can make a complete set. :)

#34 raindog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 3, 2011 12:07 PM

Just Emailed an order, and Vectrex Mad I hope you got my thank you email for your amazing overlays, I hope you can make a complete set. :)

For what it's worth, I've been playing my Vectrex for almost 25 years without overlays. We got it the xmas of its release, and then the following summer all these games in Ziploc bags with manual and overlay but no box showed up in Acme Surplus (we lived in western Massachusetts, where Milton Bradley was, so a lot of their stuff showed up in surplus stores... Coleco too, I got a lot of spare CV controllers for a quarter each back in the day and some even worked). Then I went away to college and when I came back, all the stuff that had been in my desk had gotten packed away. My Vectrex was just a Minestorm machine, and stayed that way for 15 years until I got my first multicart. I never got around to searching the crawlspaces for them. My mom's gone now, and my stepdad is looking at selling their house, so we've been cleaning out the crawlspaces over the last year. They still haven't turned up, but almost my entire Odyssey2 collection did, as well as my dad's original Odyssey.

My Vectrex and Richard's multicart (and Sean Kelly's, and this one I got from a guy on ebay that requires you to choose games using jumpers) are here in my office now. I think from time to time about trying to make my own overlays using a color laser, transparency stock, masking tape and white spray paint (don't laugh, did an unrelated project that way 10 years ago and it came out great), or just ordering some from someone who makes them, but honestly, we almost never used the overlays "back in the day", just like we never bothered with those slide-in controller overlays on the Colecovision. I can always fire up MESS for the whole overlay experience, though emulation didn't have that "electron gun leaking into the speaker" sound last time I played them and an Xbox controller isn't quite a Vectrex controller.

So, still tempted, but I've been playing without them for my entire adult life. Knowing it would cost far more to make a whole set than it did to buy the multicart means I might never get around to buying them, but if someone ever finds a way to mass-produce them cheaply, I'll be all over it.

Edited by raindog, Sat Sep 3, 2011 12:09 PM.


#35 HARMIK OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2011 1:19 AM

All I can say is that Vectrex Madís overlays are of superb quality, and to me worth it I don't like plying games without them . Some people like them and some donít I believe even the programmers didn't like them.

#36 VectrexMad! OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2011 2:44 PM

Just Emailed an order, and Vectrex Mad I hope you got my thank you email for your amazing overlays, I hope you can make a complete set. :)


Hello Harmik,
I'm happy that you were happy with my overlays
:)

#37 VectrexMad! OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 4, 2011 2:54 PM

All I can say is that Vectrex Madís overlays are of superb quality, and to me worth it I don't like plying games without them . Some people like them and some donít I believe even the programmers didn't like them.


Yeap, it has been reported that the original Vectrex game programmers weren't fond of screen overlays because the overlays were always produced after the games were completed and it often meant that the programmers had to go back to the finished games (which they had become used to seeing in black and white during the game development cycle) and re-program the position of the game graphics in order for a 1:1 match between game play and the graphics/colours on the overlay.
For Vectrex fans whether to use overlays or not is just personal taste. Personally, I believe some overlays do add value to the overall game experience. Good examples are Pole Position and Armour Attack. In the exceptional cases the overlays really do add the illusion of colour to the games e.g. Pole Position and Vectrexians. Most screen overlays for the Vectrex just give a single colour back drop with some pretty graphics on the border. However, even a single colour back drop on the original game overlays is still useful in itself. It can help to hide/subdue the fuzziness of the onscreen Vectors.

Also I feel a Vectrex looks a bit naked without an overlay - but again thats just personal taste.

#38 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:41 PM

i don't have a multi cart so i can't help but I would go for the one by Jay Smith due to that he was one of the designers of the vectrex

#39 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:47 AM

I would go for the one by Jay Smith


Jay Smith made a MultiCart :?

#40 MitchSchaft OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:37 AM

That's silly for bumping this thread. http://www.vectrex.biz/ is the only one to go for.

#41 gliptitude OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:42 AM

edit > i want vecmulti and see now it is sold out. :?

Edited by gliptitude, Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:35 AM.


#42 83skillz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 15, 2012 8:11 PM

I have the cash and am ready to buy if anyone has a vecmulti that they are willing to sell. Just send me a message.

#43 ilovethevectrex OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:21 AM

the easiest and cheapest one is vectrom 32 in 1. its on ebay quite a bit, and its 40 bucks. and its got 4 homebrews :D

#44 raindog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:33 PM

the easiest and cheapest one is vectrom 32 in 1. its on ebay quite a bit, and its 40 bucks. and its got 4 homebrews :D


Cheapest, definitely. Easiest, not unless it's a lot better than the DIP-switch-based version I bought before getting my Sean Kelly one.

(Which, in turn, was better than the jumper-based one I got first.)

I'd say Sean's (version 2) is the easiest to deal with, due to its nice menu, followed closely by Richard's after the initial setup. Richard's is my go-to cart because it's not frozen in time circa 2004.

Of course, all of this is moot if all that's for sale is the Vectrom or something similar.

#45 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:50 AM

FYI the VecMulti will be back again soon.

I'm just sorting out an alternative casing solution so I don't have to rely on someone else.

#46 ilovethevectrex OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:11 PM

Cheapest, definitely. Easiest, not unless it's a lot better than the DIP-switch-based version I bought before getting my Sean Kelly one.

(Which, in turn, was better than the jumper-based one I got first.)

I'd say Sean's (version 2) is the easiest to deal with, due to its nice menu, followed closely by Richard's after the initial setup. Richard's is my go-to cart because it's not frozen in time circa 2004.

Of course, all of this is moot if all that's for sale is the Vectrom or something similar.

i wish i had a sean kelly multicart, but they are hard to find and expensive...

#47 gorf68 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:29 AM

What's the best (writable) cart for testing development stuff with?
And how available are thay? is it just a case of looking through ebay unil something comes up?

#48 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:57 AM

I can build you a VecFlash if you want ?

It's a USB flashcart with very fast loading.

#49 francbin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:43 AM

FYI the VecMulti will be back again soon.

I'm just sorting out an alternative casing solution so I don't have to rely on someone else.


Does it mean that you will sell a new batch of the VecMulti and I can then buy one?

#50 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:09 PM

Does it mean that you will sell a new batch of the VecMulti and I can then buy one?


Yes.

Shall I put you on the list ?




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