Instructions for Sean Kelly Multicart 2.0

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I purchased a multicart 2.0 from Kelly quite a while a go but I don't
recall if it came with any instructions (I don't believe it did).
Anyway, When the cart loads, it displays a list of games that you can
page through. When you select a game, the game loads and you're good
to go. My problem is when I try to go back to the selection screen.
Resetting the vectrex just loads the same game again and bypasses the
menu. I've tried a number of key combinations on the controller but I
can't seem to get back to the cart menu to select another game unless I
power the Vectrex off and then on again. Naturally, I'd like to be
able to select different games w/o having to cycle the unit's power.
Anybody have one of these carts and know how to get back to the menu
after selecting the first game?

Thanks.
 
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"Chad Noles" <wots.taters@gmail.com> wrote:
> I purchased a multicart 2.0 from Kelly quite a while a go but I don't
> recall if it came with any instructions (I don't believe it did).
> Anyway, When the cart loads, it displays a list of games that you can
> page through. When you select a game, the game loads and you're good
> to go. My problem is when I try to go back to the selection screen.
> Resetting the vectrex just loads the same game again and bypasses the
> menu. I've tried a number of key combinations on the controller but I
> can't seem to get back to the cart menu to select another game unless I
> power the Vectrex off and then on again. Naturally, I'd like to be
> able to select different games w/o having to cycle the unit's power.
> Anybody have one of these carts and know how to get back to the menu
> after selecting the first game?

I'm pretty sure you have to turn the unit off and back on, but am not
positive. I'm pretty sure because I remember trying to figure out how
to get it to reset while thinking about making a multicart back in
college, and I never did quite figure out a way to do it -- IIRC, the
signal you need isn't available to the cart port.

On the other hand, try holding the reset down for a few seconds at a
time instead of just pushing it.
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"Chad Noles" <wots.taters@gmail.com> wrote in news:1113427026.018191.201130
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> I purchased a multicart 2.0 from Kelly quite a while a go but I don't
> recall if it came with any instructions (I don't believe it did).
> Anyway, When the cart loads, it displays a list of games that you can
> page through. When you select a game, the game loads and you're good
> to go. My problem is when I try to go back to the selection screen.
> Resetting the vectrex just loads the same game again and bypasses the
> menu. I've tried a number of key combinations on the controller but I
> can't seem to get back to the cart menu to select another game unless I
> power the Vectrex off and then on again. Naturally, I'd like to be
> able to select different games w/o having to cycle the unit's power.
> Anybody have one of these carts and know how to get back to the menu
> after selecting the first game?
>
> Thanks.
>

I'm sorry but you can't....

One of the main disadvantages of this multicart I would say.

It used to be the best thing around and it still is nice to have all
original roms together on one cart but i's just a pretty basic multicart.
Even the menu has bugs. Just try pressing 'up' to cycle backwards through
the menu all the way up again

:roll eyes:


I'd hoped to see those two shortcomings fixed when he started to produce
carts again some time ago. But no. same old multicart 2.0 from 2000

You might want to check out out Richard Hutchinson's VecFlash at
www.vectrex.biz. You can even flash it yourself using a PC. And it
warmboots to menu.
 
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That VecFlash is one sweet device. Too bad he's sold out. :(
 
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"Chad Noles" <wots.taters@gmail.com> wrote in news:1113506231.389398.151490
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> That VecFlash is one sweet device. Too bad he's sold out. :(
>

Oeps sorry I knew that... the Vec repro carts are out. Perhaps
Richard is willing to build one if you supply a donor cart?
 
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> It used to be the best thing around and it still is nice to have all
> original roms together on one cart but i's just a pretty basic multicart.
> Even the menu has bugs. Just try pressing 'up' to cycle backwards through
> the menu all the way up again

I've never had one but I know they were a mainstay of the Vectrex
community for a long time.

[snip]

> You might want to check out out Richard Hutchinson's VecFlash at
> www.vectrex.biz. You can even flash it yourself using a PC. And it
> warmboots to menu.

IMO, the VecFlash is the multicart of the 21st century :) (Richard, can
I have a cut of the sales if you use this as a slogan?!)

When I bought a VecRam a couple of years ago that was very much instead
of getting a multicart. The VecRam lets you play any old game, but much
less conveniently than a multicart, but of course it also lets you play
any new game. The VecFlash, however, is pretty much a "win win".

Oh, apart from the fact you can't get one at the moment because there
are no Vectrex reproduction carts :-<

Roberto/.
 
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dgo wrote:
> "Chad Noles" <wots.taters@gmail.com> wrote in news:1113506231.389398.151490
> @o13g2000cwo.googlegroups.com:
>
>
>>That VecFlash is one sweet device. Too bad he's sold out. :(
>>
>
>
> Oeps sorry I knew that... the Vec repro carts are out. Perhaps
> Richard is willing to build one if you supply a donor cart?

He did that for me. He's a very nice guy :)

Roberto/.
 
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Despite all prevention efforts, Roberto Nerici <rn@bloggo.org> wrote in
news:425ed683$0$359$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com:

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> He's a very nice guy :)
>

I'll second that.

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>Perhaps Richard is willing to build one if you supply a donor cart?

Yes, no problem !

Just note, it must be the SK type of case (5 internal posts)




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Richard,

How about sending in a vecram cart to have it upgraded to vecflash?

Dan


"Roberto Nerici" <rn@bloggo.org> wrote in message
news:425ec9a8$0$344$cc9e4d1f@news.dial.pipex.com...
>> It used to be the best thing around and it still is nice to have all
>> original roms together on one cart but i's just a pretty basic multicart.
>> Even the menu has bugs. Just try pressing 'up' to cycle backwards through
>> the menu all the way up again
>
> I've never had one but I know they were a mainstay of the Vectrex
> community for a long time.
>
> [snip]
>
>> You might want to check out out Richard Hutchinson's VecFlash at
>> www.vectrex.biz. You can even flash it yourself using a PC. And it
>> warmboots to menu.
>
> IMO, the VecFlash is the multicart of the 21st century :) (Richard, can I
> have a cut of the sales if you use this as a slogan?!)
>
> When I bought a VecRam a couple of years ago that was very much instead of
> getting a multicart. The VecRam lets you play any old game, but much less
> conveniently than a multicart, but of course it also lets you play any new
> game. The VecFlash, however, is pretty much a "win win".
>
> Oh, apart from the fact you can't get one at the moment because there are
> no Vectrex reproduction carts :-<
>
> Roberto/.
 
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>How about sending in a vecram cart to have it upgraded to vecflash?

Unfortunaly the cases on VecRam's are glued together and drilled in a
different place, which make them no good to case a VecFlash.





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Why are there no repro carts? Were they an exhausted NOS? Or does
someone have a "mold" to make more?

James
 
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Why are there no more repro cart cases? Were they an exhausted NOS? Or
does someone have a "mold" to make more?

James
 
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<orion105@webtv.net> wrote in message
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> Why are there no repro carts? Were they an exhausted NOS? Or does
> someone have a "mold" to make more?
They were new carts manufactured from a new mold that someone (Sean Kelly?)
had made... but he is tied up these days (years!) with real life stuff and
the supply has been exhausted.

Maybe we'll have to go back to the olden days of John Dondzila hacking
common, old , Intellivision carts to make Vectrex homebrew!

cNp
 
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besides the tabs, there is a typo on the back........electronics. INC.
originally it was electronics, INC. Plus the font on the front is a
bit bigger. Or am I being too anal ;)
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"Chris Romero" <NOSPAMTO-cromero-PLEASE@ROMERO.ORG> wrote in message
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> I talked with Sean on the matter. He had the mold made and it wasn't
cheap.
>
> Sean also mentioned one other thing that the sharp eyed people out there
> might have already noticed. But I will leave the exposé of that detail to
> Sean.

Everyone goes running off to inspect their repro carts!

cNp
 
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>Sean also mentioned one other thing that the sharp eyed people out there
>might have already noticed

There's no tabs, so the 2 halves don't snap tightly together - I consider it
the worst thing about the cases.

Has Sean ever explained why he omitted them ?





Richard H.
 
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"Richard Hutchinson" <richard.hutchinson@dsl.pipex.com> writes:
> There's no tabs, so the 2 halves don't snap tightly together - I consider it
> the worst thing about the cases.
>
> Has Sean ever explained why he omitted them ?

Probably because the mold would have cost a lot more.