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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2014, 17:30:53 PM »
Lords of Code by Metalvotze and Nuance is a Vectrex Demo released at tUM 2013, which was held end of December 2013. It ranked 2nd in the Low End Demo Competition.

Download here: http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=62450

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 06, 2014, 04:12:48 AM »
If you have a Vectrex, you know there are some extras for the system that are rather unique.  Among them is the LightPen device.  The LightPen has a limited game library but there are some homebrew releases that require it.  Here is a review for the LightPen...

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2014, 13:12:44 PM »
There are a couple versions of DIY light pen instructions online. Parts are under $10 at Radio Shack and it takes about an hour to build one. A couple community members have built/sold cheap light pens too. 1983 stylus.

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2014, 13:33:27 PM »
Quote from: "tomwaits"
There are a couple versions of DIY light pen instructions online. Parts are under $10 at Radio Shack and it takes about an hour to build one. A couple community members have built/sold cheap light pens too. 1983 stylus.

Oh yes, there are plenty of clones of the LightPen.  Madtronix has a version as well.

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #49 on: March 07, 2014, 02:41:49 AM »
I love owning extra gadgets but usually they just sit on a shelve. Maybe someone needs to invent a touch tablet hookup for the Vectrex.

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 21, 2014, 23:50:58 PM »
The Vectrex community has some pretty intense homebrew game production that rivals the like of the Atari 2600. Not only do homebrew makers release these games CIB on many occasions, but they sometimes also release special editions of their games. Check out some of these in this article:
 
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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2014, 19:24:29 PM »
Some of those are really cool!  :16:

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 24, 2014, 19:29:17 PM »
Yes they are and they go for a premium!

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2014, 04:19:25 AM »
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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2014, 11:19:03 AM »
Very cool indeed! I don't remember seeing that Tempest clone before!

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2014, 13:33:54 PM »
I am hoping to get it at some point but the only way is through ebay if you want a cart.  I think the binary has been released to the public domain, though.

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #56 on: June 09, 2014, 03:05:37 AM »
There isn't a lot of information about this homebrew title yet so I'm just posting about it here.  Still a work in progress, but looks like Beamrider may be coming to the Vectrex...

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #57 on: June 09, 2014, 13:13:55 PM »
I found a nice image of the Vetrex, this one is running Melody Master.


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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2014, 23:52:22 PM »
Vectrex Steering Wheel

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Re: The MB Vectrex Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 09, 2014, 18:37:21 PM »
[align=center:24ixugvw]The Gaming Historian takes a look at the Vectrex, one of the most unique consoles to ever be released. Featuring vector line graphics and a built-in monitor, the Vectrex was like a mini-arcade.

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