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vecskin2.zip (70k, BaronVR/Doug Roberts) [Preview] This is Vectrex WinAmp Skin 2.0 by yours truly. Just unzip into your WinAmp/skins directory, start WinAmp, hit ALT-S and choose "vecskin2", and off you go... The overlay addition is courtesy of Doug.
vecsound.zip (v 1.2) (426k, Chris Salomon) This Vectrex sound demo generation program can take one of thousands of ".YM" files from many different Atari ST archive sites and convert it into a binary image for either a Vec emulator or a real Vectrex. If you're able to use an Atari ST computer or the PaCifiST emulator (see The Little Green Desktop), then you can even compose your own .ym files with a ST music program and make your own Vectrex Jukebox (I'm looking right now for a program to recommend).
TIP: Under Win9x, you can create shortcuts to "C_fast.bat" and "C_best.bat" then right-click and open the PROPERTIES window for those shortcuts, click on the program tab, and edit the command line to add the filename of the .ym file (ex: "Cmd line: E:\VECSOUND\C_FAST.BAT starwars.ym"). YM Archive Sites: The Little Green Desktop, ST Sound Pleasuredome, Oedipus.
sounddem.zip (30k) Some VecSound Demos that I made.
v-model.zip (55k, Christopher Tumber) This Vector object editor allows you to edit/load/save vector objects as well as export them in a format that can be incorporated into Vectrex programming code.
prog_doc_html.zip (3.4MB, Chris Salomon) The Vectrex Programming Tutorial, written for programmers already familiar with assembly language, it provides Vectrex specific information and support files for those wishing to write Vectrex games. This new version is in HTML format...
da_converter.txt (6k, Jay Tilton) Deathskull Laboratory's Atari to Vectrex Digital to Analog converter is now available in .TXT form complete with schematics.
vecscrsav.zip (1MB, Richard Hutchinson) This Vectrex Screen Saver features various Vec ads that change every few seconds and in front of them is a 3D rotating Vectrex unit. In the background is soothing synth music. Richard did a second one using game box photos, but I don't have DirectX 6 yet so I haven't been able to check it out.
v_man-all.zip / v_man-separate.zip (1.07MB each, Hessel Meun) Using TIFF group 4 Single Strip compression, the Service Manual has now been reduced to just over 1MB! These scans are available in two forms: v_man-all.zip is a single multi-page TIFF file while v_man-separate.zip contains the 34 separate files.
Vectrex_service_manual.zip (3.1MB, Chris Salomon/Mathis Rosenhauer) Acrobat Reader conversion of Chris' Service Manual scans by Mathis. It's half the size of the compressed bitmaps, just as detailed, and easily navigatable/zoomable with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
**Note: The first nine pages of the Service Manual is a reprint of the Owner's Manual.
no_buzz.zip (235k, Bill Seiler) Bill's tutorial (with pictures) on how to modify a Vectrex to reduce the buzz. If you attempt this, please do it very carefully.
vectrexc.zip (1.23MB, Chris Salomon) Vectrex C Compiler Beta. If you're familiar with programming in C and are interested in writing Vectrex games, then this should help. Although a beta, it works well. Feedback to Chris about this version will help shape the final version.
logos.zip (37k) Raster (.gif) and vector (.ai, .cdr, eps) versions of the American Vectrex Logo and a raster (.gif) of the European Logo...they should all scale cleanly (.gif files scale better after conversion to RGB mode from Indexed Color mode).
controller_ovl (107k) Vector versions of the Controller Overlay and projections of what the Right-Handed Contoller Overlay might have looked like. [preview 1] [preview 3] [preview 2]
vec_prog_doc.zip (2.6MB, Chris Salomon) The Vectrex Programming Tutorial, written for programmers already familiar with assembly language, it provides Vectrex specific information and support files for those wishing to write Vectrex games.
vec_faq.txt (52k, Gregg Woodcock, BaronVR) Frequently Asked Questions 5.1
reviews.txt (10k, B Pacula) Game Reviews
instruct.zip (76k, John Dondzila/Chris Salomon) The text from 35 Game instruction manuals
goggles.zip (74k, Zack Ethridge) Tech info for 3d goggle construction
controller.txt (14k, Brian Holscher, et al.) Sega Genesis to Vectrex controller conversion
Links to the other info (bitmaps of Service Manual, etc.):
Wintermute- Vectrex (PDF of the Vectrex EXEC ROM Source Code + more)
Joe Britt (his PDF of the Vectrex EXEC ROM Source Code + Taft's Programming Guide)
The Egress: Vectrex (Christopher Tumber's Programming Tutorial + other helpful stuff)
Tech/Programming Docs Page
The Raven's Retro Nest
Spike's Big Gallery:
|(72k, Shawn La Douceur) Another great Vectrex collection. 5 Vectrex's, 44 games, 5 multicarts, 2 lightpens (one homemade), 2 original controllers...||(74k, Phaze's Classic Videogame Magazine Museum) How close were we to a Vectrex computer? About one letter away :)...|
|(20k, Hdn1) Hdn1's Vectrex collection, scaled down from 14 Vectrexes...||
(96k, Ade) This is a scan of the MB joystick sticker that is the best available scan for printing a replacement overlay for a MB controller...
|(60-100k, Martin Schobbe) These are scans from a genuine Dutch Vectrex booklet, as opposed to the Dutch Vectrex Ad parody posted below :) cover one two three four five six seven eight nine||(488k total, CyberPunks) The Vectrex owner's manual and other enclosed inserts: Cover 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 notice safety1 safety2|
(56k, 35k, Mark Shaker) An article from Ebay Magazine describing a fairy-tale Vectrex auction between Fresno and the UK...
(42k, Nicolas Sapin) The most impressive Vectrex collection I've yet seen. Nico's site is here.
(183k, 137k, Al Backiel) Two more scans from Triton...a general catalog and a primarily 3D one.
|(95k, Ebay) This is from a company called Triton that not only sold Vectrex games, but put out a Vectrex-only catalog.|
(172k, Sean Kelly) This is a color scan of the unreleased Dark Tower overlay. The DVE emulator files are in our emulation section. An actual-size/300dpi/cleaned-up version is here.
(321k, Jeff@adventurevision.com) From the 1982 Sears Wishbook catalog showing the Vectrex and other memorable tabletops.
(342k/220k, CyberPunks) From the Stella Gets a New Brain 1.0 CD, this is the color version of the German pamphlet previously posted. I hope I joined the pieces together accurately :)
2921x904/400dpi scan of a replacement joystick sticker for printing purposes. Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw versions are here.
|(165k, Nicolas Sapin) [translation] Pic of the Vectrex computer prototype from a French magazine.|| (97k, Anders Wahlbom)
Sleek Swedish Vectrex Ad from ElektronikvSrlden no. 83 (Swedish electronics magazine)
(181k-280k, Al Backiel) "Farewell to the Vectrex"
from the September '84 issue of Electronic Games, and
in the same issue "Vector Graphics: The Rise--and
(123k-134k, Nicolas Sapin) French pre-release booklet. Note the logo saying "Vector" instead of "Vectrex" and the schitzophrenic mixture of American and European game logos/overlays.
|(1MB total, Al Backiel) Passport Magazine Premier Issue. Cover 2 3 4 5 6 7 8||
(213k/177k, Peter Hirschberg) This used to be a common American Vectrex pamphlet. It's, in fact, the only one I remember growing up.
(182k-254k, Phaze's Classic Videogame Magazine Museum) An article from November '82 Electronic Fun magazine.
(134k/146k, Phaze's Classic Videogame Magazine Museum) "The Arcade at Home" from the November, 1982 issue of Joystick
(182k-254k, Phaze's Classic Videogame Magazine Museum) Two Vectrex articles from Video & Arcade Games, #1 and #2
|(85k, Classic VideoGame Station Odyssey) Japanese ad from an excellent Japanese Vectrex site...lots more there|
|(2.7MB, John Dondzila) MPEG video of the "Vecmania" multicart made prior to it's official release.|| (60k)
(61k, John Dondzila) Two views of John Dondzila's videogame lab where new games were/are worked on, and a pic of the old lab
| Arcade Originals Ad Gallery
Cosmic Chasm, Ripoff, Solar Quest, Space Wars, Star Castle, Starhawk...
|(166k, Sandy Smith) Article explaining raster and vector graphics from The Home Computer Course.|
(24k, Paul Uborka) Another Australian Vectrex follower's console. The overlay has been correctly oriented for us in the Northern Hemisphere :)
|(203k, Nicolas Sapin) Translation Vectrex advertisement from a French magazine. More of Nicolas' scans are at his site|
|(77k, Jack Spencer Jr.) Vectrex Computer photo from an old computer mag. Caption: "With little fanfare, GCE was showing a computer add-on for the Vectrex game system."||
Mr. Boston Clean Sweep Gallery
Rare Promotional Cartridge
|(59k, Phaze's Classic Videogame Magazine Museum) "Vectrex: King of the Stand Alones." Article: Page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4|| (100k, Vectrex
Vectrex advertisement from a Dutch magazine. It is actually a parody of how "basic" the classic systems were.
(89k, Raven's Retro Nest)
The people in this ad are obviously high
(27k, 80k, 36k, 96k, Soren Krogh) [translation] Excerpts from a Danish book, "Video Spil" originally written in German in '82 to provide previews, reviews, and strategies for arcade and home systems.
(185k, Dave Bush)
Vectrex fold-out Pamphlet
(718k total, Raven's Retro Nest) 14-page Vectrex Booklet: Cover 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
|(20k, "angrybunny" aka Shayn and Natasha) Scans of Australian game variations are at their site||(154k, Manu) Vec Magazine ad designed like the fold-out brochure|
|(66k, Steve Benders) More boxes and a couple of cases|
|(152k/154k, Ebay) Vectrex boxes||(15k/11k, Ebay)|
|(40k, Bill Stanton) 3d goggles. Subject: unknown, but wanted for questioning||
(19.6k, Bill Stanton)
Light Pen in use
|(111k, Al Backiel) European label variations and overlays||
Send in a pic of your Vectrex setup!
|All Good Things||Armor Attack||Art Master||Bedlam|
|Berzerk||Blitz||Clean Sweep||Cosmic Chasm|
|Crazy Coaster||Dark Tower||Fortress of Narzod||Frogger|
|Heads Up||Hyper Chase||Melody Master||Mine Storm|
|Mine Storm 3D||Narrow Escape||Omega Chase||Patriots|
|Polar Rescue||Pole Position||Ripoff||Rockaroids|
|Scramble||Solar Quest||Space War||Spike|
|Spike's Hoppin'||Spinball||Star Castle||Star Hawk|
|Star Trek||Vector Vaders||Vectrex Pong||Web Wars|
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