Vectrex | Wiki Mirror at vectrexmuseum.comMarch 17, 2012
Today is the launch of the Vectrexmuseum's mirror version of Darryl B's Vectrex wiki under the URL vectrexmuseum.com/wiki. All articles written by Darryl have been mirrored to this wiki and will be maintained by Darryl in the future. So far we have 90 Vectrex related articles online, including GCE and homebrew game reviews, biographies; including an authorized biography of Jay Smith, company profiles and Vectrex trivia.
The mirror version has been set up to save the important content that Darryl and the other wiki authors created in the case that wikia stops their free services. We encourage all wikia Vectrex wiki authors to sign up also at the museum´s mirror wiki and maintain the page. Please contact Oliver (wiki system admin) to get an author account.
We got a mail from the first official visitor:
Please visit the new vectrexmuseum.com/wiki
Darryl B. and Oliver,
the wiki admins
VGDB - Vectrex Game Database - relaunchedFebruary 1, 2012
Many of us have missed the VGDB - Vectrex Game Database since it disappeared more than six months ago. At the Vectrex Google Usergroup there was a long discussion of relaunching the website. Manu, the original founder sadly had no copy of the page but luckily there was a backup at webarchive.org. I got the permission by Manu to relaunch the page at vectrexmuseum.com
A Museum preserves important data - so I thought about recovering the most missed Vectrex pages. Today the series starts with the relaunch of the updated Vectrex Game Database. Other lost pages will follow.
I invested four days in recovering the page and need a little rest - so I added a
Tell a friend function so you can easily spread the word about the new VGDB. Please help me by telling your five best Vectrex friends about the relaunched VGDB.
And now... the big moment we have been waiting for:
relaunch VGDB at http://www.vectrexmuseum.com/mirror/vgdb/
Vectrex Museum presents VecAppJanuary 19, 2012
Vectrex Museum is proud to present the first Vectrex Locator web-app for mobile phones: VecApp.
Please open www.vectrexmuseum.com/mobile/ with your mobile device, then tap “Add to Bookmarks” for easy, one-tap access. More information about VecApp here.
What the hack is a web-app ?
The web-app resides on server and is accessed via the Internet. It performs specified tasks - potentially all the same ones as a native application - for the mobile user, usually by downloading part of the application to the device for local processing each time it is used. The software is written as Web pages in HTML and CSS, with the interactive parts in Java. This means that the same application can be used by most mobile devices that can surf the Web (regardless of the brand of phone).
Background Picture Contest
Create a start screen background picture for VecApp.
Simple rules: The picture needs to be related to the Vectrex. Use your computer, a pencil or anything else to create a 310 (h) x 320 (w) pixel resolution picture. Please mention the three location buttons that cover parts of your picture.
One picture per person, please send in your picture until February 29, 2012 to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. All pictures will be published for the contest that runs in March 2012 here at vectrexmuseum.com. The five most voted pictures will be included on the VecApp start screen and shown in a random order.
Download a PhotoShop template
Please promote VecApp on your website, here is a press kit
Prototype | VECTREX VideoSystemMay 30, 2011
Houston, we have an unknown prototype...
I got a mail from Justin Forsell, USA mentioning a Vectrex prototype his father was working on. His father worked in Research & Design at Milton Bradley for over 20 years.
We are looking for more informations about the Prototype.
Please contact us if you know someting more about it...
Vectrex Programming DocsFebruary 7, 2011
These pages are for all vectrex lovers. If you look for information about Vectrex, and how the thing is programmed, you have come to the right place. There are not many places where you will find so much information about the Vectrex programming as this little place. These pages will not stagger you with blinding graphics, they actually will be quite boring for people not interested in vectrex programming and technical details. This collection of Vectrex programming related documents was started by Chris Salomon and is now maintained by the museums staff.
Now the complete collection is online again! Added the missing pages and TXTs. Vectrex Programmers, please have a look to the pages and send in additional programming informations. We need more Vectrex coders on this planet!
Featuring: Sean Kelly's Vectrex Multi-Cart V 1.2December 10, 2010
Sean Kelly's Vectrex Multi-Cart V 1.2
Thanks to the previous owner Ray B. we have some great photos from the Sean Kelly Cart V 1.2 guts. Have a look!
Some information by the original owner Ray B.:
I purchased this cartridge directly from Sean Kelly in February of 1995. I've held on to this for over 15 years and barely ever used it. The glue holding the shell is old and not holding, so I opened it and took a shot of the guts.
New Last Minute RSS Feed URLs ! Please updateMarch 25, 2010
If you have bookmarked our "Last Minute" RSS Feed please update the URL. Because eBay has changed (and debugged) the code I have updated the RSS Feeds. Please change you old URL with the new one in your RSS Reader or browser. The RSS Feed shows the actual Vectrex items at your local eBay, you don´t need to visit any other page to be up to date! Here are the local specific URLs:
Mr. Boston - one of the most sought Vectrex gamesAugust 17, 2009
Mr. Boston - one of the most sought Vectrex games.
Essentially the exact same game as Clean Sweep, but in this case the liquor company Mr. Boston commissioned this promotional version of the game for the Vectrex. Very few (four?) cartridges are known to exist. The last Mr Boston Cart sold for $3400.00 cash plus a boxed Bandai Vectrex. It is listed at www.gamesniped.com as number seven of the ten worlds most expensive video games ever!
Vectrex Mini-Cade Data RecoveredApril 5, 2009
Before the Mini-Cade was discovered, it was rumored to exist as several people reminded an arcade cabinet in the public areas playing Minestorm. This could be the system they saw. There are seven systems known to exist. Two systems were found in the Massachusetts state.
The Minicade is a table-top arcade system that was built in 1982 by a society named ESI in the Boston area in the USA. The Mini-Cade is interesting for the Vectrex collectors because it's built arround a vectrex system. It's like if the Vectrex system was taken back to its original roots: after all, the Vectrex was made to bring home the arcade excitement.
Read our Mini-Cade Article in the System Section