Tell me – how small is this world :-)?
Nearly 4 years ago I wrote a blog entry about whether it would be possible to implement Donkey Kong on the Vectrex (Link: Donkey Kong – wait, no!).
Later that blog entry was read by Jon – who was inspired to program a MAME mod to display Donkey Kong with vectors (Link: http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,166416.msg1754356.html, Video: https://youtu.be/YSzAw3uv0Zs).
Which later I thought I might implement for the PiTrex – but since I paused the PiTrex – I actually never did… .
What I did – I told Thomas about it… and being the start of winter (yea, ok fall – anyway the start of the supposedly colder half of the year)… Thomas main programming period… Thomas actually converted Jon’s mod to be runable on the VecFever. Today I can show you a preview of that.
Obviously Thomas optimized the heck out of it – but still the average vector count exceeds 1000 vectors – which is to much to be handled in 50Hz by the good old Vectrex.
Regardless I love the game and the Vectrex version is very well playable – even if there are some slowdowns.
Congrats Thomas on another milestone in Vectrex display!