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Welcome to Vectrex WikiEdit

Welcome to the Vectrex wiki! A place for all Vectrexians to gather to discuss the best -- and only -- vector gaming system ever made!


Forget the pixels and the pre-rendered backgrounds, this is a lines-only zone! (Not counting a few of the bitmapped homebrew games, of course!)

So far, there are 288 non-raster articles online since November 2, 2010.

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Featured article

Retrocade Magazine, founded in 2011, covered the very beginnings of commercial video games from the 1970s through the 1980s, having reviews, interviews, high scores, contests, and articles in regards to the arcade, home gaming consoles and computers of these years.

The original Vector War contest (sponsored by the magazine) involved games that were released for the Vectrex only, crowning winners who had the highest scores at the conclusion of the contests. Two more Vector War contests were held until Retrocade Magazine went on an indefinite hiatus, which the Vector gaming forums took over the hosting duties for Vector War IV.

Along with checking out the article complete with a list of winners over the years, you can also see how the currently ongoing Vector War V winds down as it happens!

(Previous featured articles can be seen here.)

Submitting a new articleEdit

It can be confusing to new users to wikis in regards to submitting new pages, but it's fairly simple for creating new pages for the most part. Most situations for submitting new material to this wiki in particular will usually include:

1. In order to create a write-up about a game or programmer that does not have a page yet, users can click on either the list of Vectrex games or the list of Vectrex personnel pages, click on the corresponding name, and that will take you to the entry's new page for you to create.

2. If there is no page to one of the above, edit one of the lists, add the game or personnel name (just make sure to encase them in double brackets so a page will appear when it is clicked on), Publish it, then click on the entry.

3. Do a Search (at left if you're using the MonoBook skin, at top center if using the New Wikia skin) for the subject you wish to create an article on, which it will read "<Create the page "_____" on this wiki!>", which will be in red if using the MonoBook skin; if you're using the default Wikia skin, then type in the subject name in the Contribute field at top right. After that, you'll click on the red area for the MonoBook skin or you'll click on Add a page if using the Wikia skin, and after that you will be taken to a new page and you can start typing to your heart's content.

4. If passing along your story in regards to getting your Vectrex (and/or your experience with the machine), perform step #3, then type in "Vectrex Stories: _____" (your user name or what you'd like to be identified as) to start that up.

If there are any questions, either leave them on this discussion page or this wiki's founder's page. There's also the How to write an article page to read up on formatting for this wiki in particular, and the backup wiki to dump a copy of whatever article(s) you write (or you can ask the above admin to do it for you, although you will not get a credit for it in your history if you have an account) is here. Articles have a 60 day time period to be copied onto the backup wiki until the founder puts a copy there himself.

Thanks, and good luck with writing and editing!

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