just to let you guys know – today I was able to get my new 19 inch monitor working!
There are still 2 capacitors I have to change on the vectrex mainboard to get a larger picture – but overall it looks good.
Most „normal” games work great.
„NORMAL” games here are games that were not done by these optimization freaks like Thomas and I.
Cycle optimized drawing is nothing these monitors like.
Thomas, we should revise our ideas about SHIFTREG – perhaps different vectrex have different monitors and thats all :-).
(If you follow this blog you might have noticed, that for some time now I didn’t believe in the old theory since… see some other blog entry…)
Below I will show some pictures – and you will see what I mean!
I am in no way unhappy with the new Monitor – it is a very cool thing – and I am really glad I bought it (and it survived the transport to Germany). In theory it was plug and play to get it to work – in reality I chatted 2 hours with Jason via facebook yesterday – until he by accident saw a stupid mistake I made in the setup – that probably only an electronic illiterate can make!
I find the results for the “optimized”/”custom drawing” games fascinating.
I would very much appreciate if someone can shed some light why the monitors display the optimized vector drawings so differently.
HONESTLY – for once leave a comment it you know/guess something about this!
A first working picture:
Picture not in the middle yet – but that could be adjusted.
Y-Size could not be adjusted – this is why I have to change two caps (look at Jasons Video 0.01uF to 0.0047 uF). Will do so at some point (Caps are ordered).
VecFever with „delay 1″ on the vectrex driving the monitor:
Karl Quappe on Vectrex:
Karl Quappe on Arcade:
Asteroids (Highscore table) on vectrex:
Most of the originals and BIOS using games run like charm though: