News in November

The first Advent and the winter just around the corner. Time to make themselves comfortable at home. Today 'times much to read and little pictures for Look.

The mail plane takes off soon
The euphoria over the two full Mailplane prototypes has settled a little, the memory (ROM) the mail-plane prototype will soon read and Chris Romero is the dump (ROM-Image / Binary) available free on the Internet. Blessed is the one VecFlash or VecMulti and a light pen calls his own…
addendum on 29. Nov.: The ROM of Mailplane was read out and may from 1. December on Chris Romero's Website downloaded.

Höllenloch an Sylvester
That for 30. November, planned new game Hellhole Fury (George Pelonis) postponed again, new release date of Hellhole is Sylvester, so the 31.12.2013. 'Let's see, if the shipment then it works slightly faster than Warrior, many customers have been waiting for months on their copy of Warrior.
addendum on 21. Ten.: Hellhole is completed according to George Pelonis. The delivery is from 1. February 2014 take place.

Space Invaders in color
Y.A.S.I. is the excellent Space Invader clone of Alex Herbert. likely VectrexMad, für Y.A.S.I. offer a color film and does my survey a picture of the demand. The overlay is consuming screenprinted with 8(!) colors printed, thereby printing costs are comparatively high. The final price is expected at about. 15 EUR each overlay are. More details and an email address for expressions of interest can be found on the website .

“Crazy electronics” with 3D glasses
Getting at an original 3D Imager for the Vectrex, is quite a costly affair. And if you have a, is the 3D imager longer on the shelf or cabinet to conserve these as you can really use it.
Anders could be the Madtronix Replicas of the 3D imager. The emigrated to Sweden Johannes Wolff was to 2007 very active for the Vectrex and had constructed a 3D Imager and sold some copies thereof. He also had light versions of Games Logo, Starling and Spike's Circus of Vectorzoa (Alex Nicholson) expelled. For years it had become quiet, as John writes on his website, had a car accident put him out of action for some time. Now Madtronix is ​​back and plans, deliver the 3D Imager and the light versions again. The Madtronix of the Vectorgaming Forum shown images look very promising. class!
addendum on 1.12.2013: Johannes (Madtronix) has a simple order compiled, in which the 3D imager replica (79 EUR), Multicarts, the Vectorzoa games and much more can be ordered.
addendum on 28.12.2013: Johannes (Madtronix) has a Blog furnished, of its current situation shows.

Publication of Mailplane within reach


. 31 years ago the video game crash had torn the Vectrex to death. Since its closure prototypes of games are circulating, which were on the verge of publication. Some of the prototypes as Pitcher's Duel or Dark Tower were subsequently made public by Vectrex fans. Now it looks that way, as if another GCE original title could make it into the Vectrex public: engl.: Mail Plane.

Mail Plane is an educational game that is operated with the light pen and the controller. The player has to load a mail plane (engl.: Mail Plane) with packages and bring them safely to their destination. For this, the aircraft has loaded, a route on a map chosen, the aircraft started, be flown and landed. Mailplane is certainly not a super exciting game that all players have been waiting for eagerly. Nevertheless, it is by the operator with the light pen an interesting title and especially a title.

Exciting is the story of Mailplane, me a little lost in the centuries Ring in Tolkien “Lord of the rings” remind:
Only 1997, So many years after the closure of GCE, was first in the magazine “Retrogames” of Mailplane reported. “forgery!” were then the first reactions, but at that time published details and pictures sounded absolutely believable. F. R. Wilk, a former GCE employee was owned by Mailplane and three other prototypes, he finally 2008 For 5000 offering dollars on ebay. The auction ended with no bids and Vectrex fan Shawn SCALLEN acquired the prototype directly for 2900 Dollar. Shawn had before, the Mailplane prototypes as full version with box, posting module and instruction. The effort and cost of producing a full version at that time could not of the Vectrex fans are applied, so the Mailplane prototype for years on the shelf, bored precisely in the safe of Shawn.
Three weeks ago, then dipped a second, runnable prototype at Digital Press and a week ago then a third Mailplane was listed Prototype on ebay. This auction ended yesterday and Chris Romero (Vectrexer) has bought the Mailplane prototypes. Chris plan, read the EPROM of the prototype and to publish on the Internet for free.

A publication of about Mailplane 31 Years after the company breakdown of GCE Vectrex had a small sensation and in addition to the publication of the binary there are already plans for the manufacture and production of a full version. Stay tuned…

addendum: Chris Romero As announced the ROM image of Mailplane published on its website.

Play your VECTREX - it's Play-Your-Vectrex-Day!!

PYVD-Logo-greenOf the over spilled from America Halloween I myself am not so enthusiastic. The good thing about Halloween is but, that you can easily remember another date, namely the 1. November. Correct, there is Allerheiligen, but above all because the place Play-Your-Vectrex Day instead!

There is indeed the Universal Children's Day, the world Health Day, the World Animal Day and many other world-so and so-days, because you will not miss a world-Vectrex tag. Der Play-Your-Vectrex-Day (loosely translated: Spiel-Deine-Vectrex-Tag) takes place annually on 1. Of November to commemorate the Vectrex.

The aim of the Play-Your-Vectrex Days is fun playing Vectrex and the common thought and remembrance of the Vectrex. The rules for participation can be read in the Vectrex-Wiki (English) and are simple:

This Friday, 1. November, a Vectrex game on the play and then enter your full name, first name or a pseudonym with the game played on the Wiki page yourself, contact the Wiki-Admin Darryl or send a forum message to Darryl (VectorX) in the Vectorgaming Forum.
If you should have difficulties due to the English language, then please let me know via e-mail, this shouldn't keep you from participating. who would, you can make even more (see section “Bonuses” on the Wiki page).

I look forward to an active participation in the Play-Your-Vectrex Day and am curious, how many Vectrex fans will attend this year! Now: (Vectrex on)² on the Play-Your-Vectrex-Day!

addendum on 3. November:
The official election results final Results are not yet available, it should again this year to the 20 have been at the international play-Your-Vectrex Day participants. More details on the Wiki-Seite des Play-Your-Vectrex-Days. now multilingual

This time a short post on his own behalf: is a German language website for the Vectrex console. And it will remain that way; All articles will continue written in German. Thus, the information available to a wider audience available, is is multilingual since today. So no longer merely “Man spricht deutsch” (alluding to Gerhard Polt Satire), but we also speak English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

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The translation of the texts is done by machine, not expect too much of, so please, translations will read quite bumpy. but to understand the content, it should be enough. The language is automatically determined by the browser setting, if the 'time did not work out, then your language from the selection list “TRANSLATION” (right) select manually. Oh yes: “thank you!” to Ofer Wald for his excellent Plug-In Transposh.

In this sense: Hello Vectrex world!

EDIT: As far as I've seen in the server logs, automatic language detection doesn't work very well using the submitted browser values. The language is now always set to German and changes only with manual selection.