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VecMulti Use - How to Load a New Vectrex Game Binary on the micro SD card

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VecMulti Use - How to Load a New Vectrex Game Binary on the micro SD card

Since there have been some questions about the procedure to update a VecMulti cartridge with a new game, here is an answer I have recently sent out to another owner. The procedure is Windows PC specific. But should be similar if using the Macintosh version of MenuMaker.

Adding games to the VecMulti cart is easy. Instructions on the process are include in the micro SD card. The process basically goes like the steps below.

• Locate the Vectrex game binary you want to add.

• Remove the micro SD card from the VecMulti cartridge. Removal is accomplished by pushing in the micro SD card to unlatch it from the socket slot.

• Place the micro SD card into your computer's memory card reader.

• Copy the Vectrex game binary onto the micro SD card in the folder with the title "\Games".

• Then in the root folder of the micro SD card ("\") locate the Microsoft Windows Vectrex Menu Compiler program named "MenuMaker.exe";.

• Run the Vectrex Menu Compiler program "MenuMaker.exe"; program. Microsoft Windows may ask you to confirm that you want to run the program. It is safe to do so.

• Shown after running the program is a single window displaying the window title "MenuMaker".

• In the MenuMaker program windows will be displayed a single button with the word "MAKE".

• Press the "MAKE" button.

• While MenuMaker program is running and building the button text will change to display the word "WORKING".

• When MenuMaker program is finished running the button text will change to display the word "FINISHED".

• Remove the micro SD card from your' computer's memory card reader.

• Insert the micro SD card into the VecMulti cartridge. Insertion of the micro SD card is completed by pushing in the micro SD card into the SD card socket slot until the micro SD card latches into socket slot. Once inserted into VecMulti the micro SD card should be flush with the cartridge case.

• Insert VecMulti into the Vectrex.

• Turn on the Vectrex.

• Wait for the Vectrex to boot up and display the VecMulti program selection menu.

• Scroll through the menu to find the Vectrex game binary added the micro SD card.

• Select the new Vectrex program and run it.

• ENJOY!
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