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#1 Tempest OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:40 PM

Has anyone made replacement color wheels for the 3-D Imager?  I have the one that goes with Minestorm, but I need the one for Narrow Escape and Crazy Coaster. 



#2 fiddlepaddle OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:54 PM

I seem to recall someone did reproduce them and mention it here over the last few years, but it might not be in the "vectrex" forum (not positive; it might have just been someone just looking for them like you).  Try just reading all the vectrex posts (there aren't really THAT many). 

 

If you can find the pattern, you could probably make your own by hand, if you're crafty...

 

Also, someone (in Germany maybe?) made an alternative device that he said works a bit better than the original, and I don't think it needed the wheels.  Check out Vectrex Roli's posts; he's been quite informative.



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:52 PM

Yeah I seem to recall that too.  I'll have to check into it.



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:01 PM

Has anyone made replacement color wheels for the 3-D Imager?  I have the one that goes with Minestorm, but I need the one for Narrow Escape and Crazy Coaster. 

 

I will have those available in ~2 months. I'm just having the prototypes checked by testers as I don't have an original imager myself. 3D printed and with more vivid colours.

 

[...] someone [...] made an alternative device that he said works a bit better than the original [...]

That would be me then ...

Actually yes VectrexRoli (aka "The Schwarznegger of retro video gaming") discusses it quite well here:



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:36 PM

Good to hear.  Will the more vivid colors help the 3D effect or just make the picture brighter?



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:16 PM

BTW do you know anything about the foam on the imager?  Mine is decomposing quite fast so I was wondering if I should remove it.



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Posted Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:22 PM

BTW do you know anything about the foam on the imager?  Mine is decomposing quite fast so I was wondering if I should remove it.

I got my imager & the foam was sticky - gooey ... I used tape inside-out like a lint remover to get rid of the grossness, worked great

 

there was a member here who tried to reproduce them and after much difficulty scrapped the project. 

 

I could use mebbe a couple of spares from Madtronix when available ;)


Edited by chas10e, Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:22 PM.





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