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Author Topic: Finally got a vectrex.  (Read 10893 times)
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« on: April 20, 2008, 08:32:43 PM »

I finally got myself a vectrex Smiley. When i was on holiday last week in gran canaria i found out i had wireless access from one of the shops near the hotel. So i was browsing marktplaats just for fun and i did see a older advert for a vectrex for only 17,50 euro. I did place a 25 euro bid and got a reply from the seller that i could pick it up. Since i didn't come home from holiday before last friday i'd mailed him that i would pick it up at saturday and asked him to pull the ad from the site.
Unfortunately he didn't do this so other people started bidding on it. I was a little mad because he already said that i could pick it up. This saturday the highest bid was 40 euro (still cheap, but more then the 25 i could have picked it up for).
Since he had his phonenummer in the ad i called him after dropping my wife of at school (she is attending school to become a professional photographer) in boxtel near eindhoven. The seller is living in eindhoven. I tolled him that i wanted to buy the vectrex and that he had mailed me that i could pick it up at 25 euro. He sounded a little surprised and a moment later he said i could pick it up for 35 euro (still cheap) if i could pick it up within half an hour. Since i was in eindhoven this was pretty easy. So now i own a nice vectrex . Have to clean the outside and do a little cleaning to the joystick buttons and do something against the vectrex buzz but it works fine.
Does somebody now where i can download high resolution overlays? I need the overlay for minestorm. I already have found a side how to print them but i have trouble in finding high res graphics.
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2008, 09:39:58 PM »

Welcome to the most expensive retro game consoles of all time! (well maybe not the Neo Geo AES is expensive to collect for). Carts can go for $500-1000 easily!!!!! As for the buzz, it's famous for it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2008, 11:03:43 PM »

get the multicart ... if there's one system where it REALLY is worth its money, its the Veccy ...
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2008, 06:33:01 PM »

which multicart are you talking about? there are probably about 10 out there!
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2008, 10:25:23 PM »

really Huh? I bought mine years ago from sean kelly - propably not the latest version with all releases though ...
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2008, 10:28:40 PM »

There are 3 versions of Sean Kelly cart, all are rare and very valuable, I'm missing version 1.0 with the dipswitches, otherwise I have the other 2 versions.
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2008, 04:34:47 AM »

All versions rare? The current one from about 5-7 years ago is still for sale, at $70... !?
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2008, 10:41:20 PM »

Are you still happy with your Vectrex.  It is another system I would like to own at some point.  I can still find them for around $90US but the games get expensive.  I have wanted one since I was a kid and played with one on display at a local store.  I always thought the monitor made it look like a mini arcade game.
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« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 10:47:08 PM »

Yes, i still like the system. But i have to fix that buzz. It's an annoying sound.
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« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2008, 11:08:15 PM »

Yes, i still like the system. But i have to fix that buzz. It's an annoying sound.

Well it's a standard vectrex sound Wink I think every vectrex does it. I know I have read somewhere that you can fix the buzz. I saw some online article  ages ago. I'm sure if you google it you must be able to find the article.
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 12:51:45 AM »

The buzzing sound can be tweaked to a point, as far as I know, but you can't get rid of it. It is part of the way the system works.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2008, 10:42:13 AM »

Is the buzzing sound coming from the speaker or from somewhere else in the console?
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008, 05:57:03 PM »

Have to check, but i found these solutions. Think i will try the first in the pdf.
http://www.playvectrex.com/vectech/quietvec/quiet_vectrex.pdf
or more difficult:
scroll down and click No Buzz Vectrex. http://www.playvectrex.com/vectech_f.htm

Or do you have an other solution, Rene? Would love to hear.
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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2008, 12:23:25 AM »

Or do you have an other solution, Rene? Would love to hear.

No, I don't own a Vectrex (yet), but I would like to some day, because I think it's a technically interesting console.
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008, 03:55:01 AM »

Isn't it actually 3D?
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