Vectrex controller for Disabled Gamers

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

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

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

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

    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
    >
  5. 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
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