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All Vectrex Wikia!

Postby Darryl B. » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:46 am

I started getting into Wikias several months ago, and seeing that there wasn’t one for the Vectrex, I started my own!

http://vectrex.wikia.com/wiki/

In case you get a 404 error there, there should be a place to click on a site link and that will take you there...if not, go with this full address:

http://vectrex.wikia.com/wiki/Vectrex_Wiki

(Dunno what the deal is there.)

BTW, for those that are confused as to the difference between Wikipedia and Wikias (as I’ve been asked that before), individual Wikias are geared towards one subject in particular, such as Star Wars, Star Trek, reptiles, the Glee tv show, cooking, etc. Also, Wikipedia forbids certain information for gaming entries, such as not noting how many points is required to get to a next level, an entry can’t be written like a guide, score tables should be omitted, etc. With a Wikia though, you can do all of this and more!

This is looking to become THE biggest resource of this kind, what with full game and even homebrewer entries, as many of these entries don't even have a Wikipedia page. Nearly all of the game entries up to now are full entries written by myself, most of which I either own, used to own or am very familiar with...hardly any ‘stub’ articles with those. (Note: several will say at the bottom they were taken from another Wikia, although I still wrote those elsewhere, and being a Wikia, I can bring them over here.)

And as far as the latter goes, there is currently only one entry for a homebrewer right now, although there should be entries at some point for Classic Game Creations (John Dondzilla) and Tutstronix (K. Tuts), I’m just waiting to hear some final details from Dondzila before putting up his page, and Tuts promised me he'd answer my questions once his Vector Pilot (Time Pilot clone) game is released. And I'm going to be contacting other homebrewers soon for more articles.

And finally, you might want to sign up for a Wikia account for better navigation, as Wikia thought they were YouTube several months ago and they started making lots of changes (to the fury of many of us), since, if you get on there, you get defaulted to the new Wikia skin. If you have an account, the Monaco Book skin is easier to navigate with (which is what I'm using). And plus when you sign up with Wikia and you look around all kinds of Wikias that are out there, you'll stay signed in with no matter what kind you look at (as long as cookies are enabled and the like).

Have fun!
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Re: All Vectrex Wikia!

Postby Zap! » Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:21 am

That is amazing! Great work!
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Re: All Vectrex Wikia!

Postby Darryl B. » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:03 am

Thanks! And its crazy how new stuff keeps on popping up about it, as yet another person just posted videos in regards to a Vectrex clone he's trying to develop on YouTube yesterday! So I contacted him and got his name up on the 'list of Vectrex personnel' page!

And to update, there's now *four* homebrewer pages up (did one on Ville K., who made Thrust), two of which were done by VectrexMad! (guy who made Vec Fu and the Protector wraps that makes your Vectrex look like an arcade unit), plus I've gotten in contact with the guy who did most of the Vectrex overlays in the day, so there should be a page on one of the original Smith Engineering employees too at some point!
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