7. May 2012
SEGA Indy 500 for 120 Eur (SOLD) - see on my Trade/Wanted page -
19. Feb. 2012
Couple of updates on the Trade/Wanted page - Offering Fluke 9010A / Fluke 9000A stuff
6. Mar. 2011 - SLAM II by Mirco Games (1975tbc) and Mueter CRT Rejuvenators
Winter Time calls for a small project that can be managed inside the (warm) house. Please read here
about the repair & restoration of SLAM II by Mirco Games (1975 -tbc), a 4 player tennis b/w game.
Mueter Rejuvenators - This was a well known brand in Germany for rejuvenators and other electronic testequipment. Find User Manuals, Schematics and Tube lists
scanned by 'Carpcatcher' in section 'Repair'.
20. Sep. 2010
time flys. Recently decided to trade/sell some driving simulators (Indy
500, Namco Cyber Cycles, Sega Cool Riders), have a look here. All machines are located
close to Munich/Germany.
5. Oct. 2009
Wars Cockpit Rebuild/Restore
is moving forward. Astonishing news and progress due to several
reproductions becoming available, eg Star Wars Cockpit Artwork, Yoke
rebuld kit etc. The wood parts have been almost completed as well.
does this site exist ?
created and maintained primarily to provide information about Vector
Arcade Games, their history, the companies who developed them,
technical details, restoration/repair hints and parts sourcing
Of course, much of the information applies in general to arcade games
at this time and this is the second objective to assist in repairing
and restoring of machines of the "Golden Age" (1978-1985). A
game and one of my favorites is the Tempest
Who does not know Vector Games
Tempest or Space Wars
who wasn't fascinated by the smooth graphics and crisp picture of a
Vector Monitor and didn't spend coin after coin in trying to raise the
Hi-Score. I must admit, I missed these games in the Arcades but came
back to them in 2003 when I bought an Asteroids Cocktail Table in EBAY
that was completely dead. Knowledge of electronics helped in
repairing the PCB and the complete machine and after the picture on the
monitor was back, I was hooked to the vector stuff. If you know the
difference between a MAME emulation of Asteroids and the real thing,
you know what I mean.
The last two years I spent in collecting further vector games and
learned more in repairing also vector monitors as well as PCB's. I read
excellent articles about the secrets of vector games and monitors and I
was also able to help some collectors here in Germany to restore their
machines. My collection can be seen under "My
link on the left.
Almost two years ago I started to build this site about Vector
there is much information out there on the internet regarding vector
games. What I intend to do is to list all vector games on one site
including clones and licensed versions and to provide as much
information on one page per game including good pictures that help
restoring. I'll not try to duplicate things, so I'll link to existing
sites whereever feasible.
If you believe, you can add to this site with good pictures of Vector
Machines or any other information or if you have feedback then drop me
a mail via Contact
Thanks for reading,