Monday, 16 April 2018

More inspiration!

Wow, hot on the heals of the Vect-Rex Vectrex arcade cabinet by "Guys, Games and beers", Jason Kopp has also  built a Vectrex based  full arcade upright and this one uses a colour vector monitor!

Of course Vectrex games were never designed from the beginning to have colour  other than through pseudo colour using coloured overlays. However, Jason as built some electronics that generates different colours on a colour Vector monitor  according to Vectrex brightness. As a result some of the standard Vectrex  games already look pretty good as a result of the colour mod and with no change to the program code. New home brews should be able to take advantage of the relatively simple programming (through change in Vector brightness) required to generate colour to make even more impressive colour displays.

For those lucky ones who attended the Midwest Gaming Classic trade show, Milwaukee, USA,  this weekend gone, they got to see and play  both this and the Vect-Rex.

The bar has been set!

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