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Vectrex controller for Disabled Gamers

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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 5:55:41 AM

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Hi all,

I have just uploaded a D.I.Y. guide for making an accessible Vectrex
controller:

http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/4/DIY/vectrex.htm


This enables disabled gamers to use specialised plug in switches and
sensors to get involved with quality retro gaming.

A 13 year old lad I know was playing Minestorm this weekend using two
head switches. Turning his head to the left activated HYPERSPACE,
turning his head to the right FIREed a shot, with rotate left jammed
on. He loved it, and after a bit of getting used to it, was pulling off
some amazing manoeuvres.

If anyone is in the UK this summer, we'll be demonstrating the
accessible vectrex at CGE-UK 2005, along with some black and white 3D
goggles for 3D Minestorm using plug-in switches:
http://www.cgeuk.com

Cheers!

Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 10:50:00 AM

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>>A 13 year old lad I know was playing Minestorm this weekend using two head switches. Turning his head to the left activated HYPERSPACE, turning his head to the right FIREed a shot, with rotate left jammed on. He loved it, and after a bit of getting used to it, was pulling off some amazing manoeuvres.<<

Cool! Thanks for the report!

Rob Mitchell, Atlanta, GA, USA
Anonymous
January 9, 2005 7:09:27 PM

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On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, barrie.ellis@oneswitch.org.uk wrote:

> If anyone is in the UK this summer, we'll be demonstrating the
> accessible vectrex at CGE-UK 2005, along with some black and white 3D
> goggles for 3D Minestorm using plug-in switches:
> http://www.cgeuk.com

I don't see a date or location for CGE UK. Did I miss it
somewhere?

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
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Anonymous
January 9, 2005 9:59:11 PM

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On Sun, 9 Jan 2005, I wrote:

> I don't see a date or location for CGE UK. Did I miss it somewhere?

Barrie wrote:

> http://www.cgeuk.com/location.php
> http://www.cgeuk.com/tickets.php

I've been to Croydon before! However, the date of July 30-31 is
the one that shoots down my hopes. My travels to the U.K. and Europe are
set for June 14-July 12. And the date of July 30-31 is also the date of
the Commodore Vegas Expo (CommVEx) in Las Vegas, Nevada. I will have to
miss your fine show. However, I will tell my British friends about it.

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group
http://videocam.net.au/fcug
January 31, 2005 2:44:30 AM

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Very cool stuff as usual Barrie,

James aka: 1hookedspacecadet

<barrie.ellis@oneswitch.org.uk> wrote in message
news:1105268141.823597.109820@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Hi all,
>
> I have just uploaded a D.I.Y. guide for making an accessible Vectrex
> controller:
>
> http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/4/DIY/vectrex.htm
>
>
> This enables disabled gamers to use specialised plug in switches and
> sensors to get involved with quality retro gaming.
>
> A 13 year old lad I know was playing Minestorm this weekend using two
> head switches. Turning his head to the left activated HYPERSPACE,
> turning his head to the right FIREed a shot, with rotate left jammed
> on. He loved it, and after a bit of getting used to it, was pulling off
> some amazing manoeuvres.
>
> If anyone is in the UK this summer, we'll be demonstrating the
> accessible vectrex at CGE-UK 2005, along with some black and white 3D
> goggles for 3D Minestorm using plug-in switches:
> http://www.cgeuk.com
>
> Cheers!
>
> Barrie
> www.OneSwitch.org.uk
>
Anonymous
February 1, 2005 1:15:52 PM

Archived from groups: rec.games.vectrex (More info?)

Thanks for the link from RetroBlast.com, James!:

http://retroblast.com/news.php
http://retroblast.com/archives/a-200501.html


I've also just added an auto-fire module, that can plug into any of the
sockets, simply by hacking an old Atari style joystick with auto-fire.
MineStorm can be played, for example, using a single switch - whilst
fire is locked on auto-fire, and rotate right is locked down too.
Barrie
www.OneSwitch.org.uk
!