C-19 Music Box. Generates tinkly music-box tones from the genetic code of the Covid-19 virus. Press buttons 1 and 2 on the controller to slow down/speed up the ‘music box’. Buttons 3 and 4 transpose the the notes down/up.
Another coronavirus lockdown freebie for those of you who missed it at Christmas.
Take care people. See you on the other side.
As a gift to all you locked-down Vectrex fans here’s a free ROM download of my 2018 game “Every Day Is Halloween”.
Stay safe people.
In the spirit of Christmas, I’m giving away free digital copies of “Galaxy Wars : Space Launcher” until December 31st.
Download your copy from :
Something that might come in useful (especially to those of you using Laurence Bennion’s excellent new UV overlay) is adding a USB port to your Vectrex to provide power to a UV LED strip such as this one : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/USB-5V-REAL-UV-Ultraviolet-LED-Strip-Light-Tape-Lights-SMD-5050-LEDs-Blacklight/323538253248
I made a simple USB power box using a spare USB extension cable, a Sega Genesis/Megadrive joystick extension cable (DB9 plug end) and a plastic box which a Raspberry Pi came in years ago 😉
To make you own, all you need to do is use a USB socket (or cut one from a USB extension cable as I did), and connect the two outer VCC and GND pins on the socket to pins 7 (+5V) and 8 (GND) on the DB9 joystick extension cable. Add shrink tubing to the DB9 plug cable and solder the wires to the relevant pins on the USB socket.
Once you are happy with the soldered connections, shrink the shrink tubing to protect (or do as I did, cover in hot glue and hide your sins in a box 😉 )
Now, you must shave the end of the plastic plug to fit the Vectrex port and you are good to go!
- Please note :
- I do not accept any responsibility for damage to your Vectrex by using the USB power cable, use at your own risk!
The “AY 38912 Sound Tool” allows you to manipulate the AY sound chip registers.
Left/Right on joystick to select sound register.
Button 1 retriggers the hardware envelope.
Button 4 and joystick L/R to change values.
Button 3 changes values in steps of 10, Button 2 steps of 100.
You can save into 4 slots by holding down on the joystick and pressing button 1-4. You can load these slots by holding up on the joystick and pressing buttons 1-4 to recall.
A simple graphics demo displaying the 12 signs of the zodiac.
Check it out on the DOWNLOADS page.
Crossfire is a simple head-to head game for one (vs CPU) or two players.
Grab the ROM from the DOWNLOADS page.
My latest cartridge release, a compilation of 7 games and applications is now available for purchase from Packrat Video Games.
Visit http://www.packratvg.com/vbits.html to place your order.