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Vectex Single Game Cartridge
Vectrex Quad Game Cartridge
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These cartridge boards are designed to fit original Vectrex cartridge cases (not supplied), note that some reproduction cartridge cases do not allow quite enough height and need to be glued down to prevent them from lifting at the back. ROM size up to the maximum 32KByte is provided for, and gold plated edge contacts ensure reliability over years of insertions. Game cartridges are custom programmed with the ROM image file/s you provide when placing your order here in the online store.
Note that the mounting holes in this early run of cartridge boards were slightly misaligned. While they will fit in standard Vectrex cartridge cases, some force is required to push the boards onto the mounting pins.
Single game cartridges are programmed with one game ROM up to the maximum 32KByte size and are used just like regular Vectrex cartridges. Quad game cartridges can contain four game ROMs, each up to 32KByte, selected using a slide switch before turning on the Vectrex console. If you have fewer than four ROM images to include, you can choose to leave some banks empty. A cut-out must be made in the cartridge case to allow for the switch.
The game ROM image/s to be programmed are uploaded on the next page. Files should be in raw ROM image format, as accepted by Vectrex emulator software. It is recommended that ROM files be tested in an emulator before submission to ensure correct formatting and function. A popular Vectrex emulator is ParaJVE for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Also available are VecX (Mac OS X), and DVE (MS-DOS).
Vectrex Cartridge cases are not currently available from OmberROM. Those with access to a 3D printer may wish to take advantage of my 3D printable Vectrex cartridge case design, which now includes a special top to accommodate the switch in the Quad Game Cartridge. It can be found on Thingiverse, and at my website.
Postage costs for the Quad cartridge may be higher than for the Single because the height of the switch means that it can not be posted using letter services. For some international orders this could make a difference as great as $17 AUD to the cost of the cheapest postage service.
For large quantities, bulk pricing may be available. Feel free to enquire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to check out the VecAdapt: Vectrex to Mega Drive / Genesis Controller Adapter.