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  1. Since the last news about the Dark Tower project months have passed. In the background, things were progressing a bit, but in small steps. The steps were too small and not satisfying, so that Nico and I finally decided to leave the project in good hands. And they are good hands: Only recently Sean Kelly has taken over the Dark Tower project and will complete it. Thank you for your understanding and patience - the wait should be over soon and will be worth it. To you, Sean, many thanks for taking over the Dark Tower project. Nico and I wish you every success in completing it!
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    Basic question

    A good decision. Please let us know at some stage what you think about the black, upright shoe box, nd2003grad.
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    Basic question

    The vector graphics of the Vectrex are really something unique. There are some effects like glowing, wobbling, and bright start/end points which make the graphics look even more interesting. The graphic overlay are surprising to those who don't know about them but again their effect is cool. If you don't mind playing comparatively simple games (compared to games of todays), then I'd also say: Go for it! Some things to consider/take into account: Make sure that the Vectrex comes with a fully functional controller, i.e. joystick recenters automatically (otherwise a spring might be broken) and all buttons of the controller should work precisely. Single controllers are pretty expensive. A permanent buzz is very typical for the Vectrex console. Newer Vectrex models with serial 31xxxxx or 4xxxxxx don't have this typical buzz. Some people think that the buzz is part of the Vectrex experience, some people buy and apply a debuz kit to their Vectrex console. Decide yourself. Image of the Vectrex console should be sharp and clear and there should be little or no wobbling of the size of drawn objects. Good luck and have fun, nd2003grad!
  4. In summer I had contacted @Hotgames and asked him for support for the Dark Tower repro project but all I got was an offer with a too steep price which I had rejected. Does anybody know what happened to this copy of Dark Tower and the Dark Tower overlay?
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    Right, VecFever is great for 50 (or probably even less) chosen people. And for all those people posting here and wanting one it's just a dissappointment which could have been avoided. So I'm very happy and thankful that Brett develops the VEXTREME. @playvectrex: Perhaps a good idea to start a new topic for the VEXTREME, Brett.
  6. In about two weeks the yearly Vector War will start. The Vector War is an international Vectrex tournament initiated back in 2011 by Rob Maerz. This year's Vector War IX will take place from Sat 26th Oct - Sat 2nd November. Both beginner and expert Vectrex players are invited to participate. Have fun and compete with other Vectrex players all over the world! You can even win prizes! You'll find more information in the Vector gamingforum.
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    Vectrex SD Cart?

    I didn't know that there were issues on some Vectrex consoles. VecMulti works fine on all my MB Vectrex consoles (buzz & non-buzz). Really great that you're back in the Vectrex scene, Richard. As written before, the VecMulti is a very important piece in the Vectrex puzzle.
  8. Vectorblade, developed by Malban, is in the phase of beta testing. You can lots of Info about Vectorblade here: http://vide.malban.de/vectorblade Videos of Vectorblade can be found at YouTube, for example:
  9. Thank you, Mat, for explaining the process. My only addition is that the goal is Dark Tower repro of high quality which requires quite some time and effort. We do all graphics pretty much from scratch and do reviews and checks on the graphics. @Hotgames: Your Dark Tower overlay could help us to achieve best quality for our Dark Tower project. I've just sent you a PM. Su superposición de su Dark Tower podría ayudarnos a lograr la mejor calidad para nuestro proyecto de Dark Tower. Acabo de enviarte un PM.
  10. Nico and I want to give you a brief update on the Dark Tower project. During the past weeks Nico and I clarified production details and cared for graphics of box, overlay, manual, and cartridge sticker which are almost finished. Tony, Mat, Jim, Chris P., Ian, and Dave kindly support us with their information, feedback, or work which is much appreciated! Here's a picture of the original scan of the Dark Tower manual and what we did out of it: It's still some few months (not years) to go. Just to make sure: Preordering hasn't started, yet.
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