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Jan 2016 - Alpha Version

A project log for VGX Live

A live performance interface for the Sega Mega Drive / Genesis

Nathan StanleyNathan Stanley 11/20/2018 at 22:350 Comments

The alpha version used a custom built button grid that was equivalent to all the buttons from two regular joypads.

Custom Button Grid Based on Two Joypad Controllers
Custom Button Grid Based on Two Joypad Controllers



The original Mega Drive visuals matched the 5 x 4 button layout of that grid as shown below.



Alpha Version of VGX Live Software on a Mega Drive Model 2
Alpha Version of VGX Live Software on a Mega Drive Model 2

Though still in development, I risked playing live with the alpha version using the dual joypad button grid - it was a lot of fun, though the software was still a little buggy and unstable. Here's a video clip courtesy of xspheric from the first ever live performance using the software. Everything except the main melody being played on the keyboard is from VGX Live. You might not notice that VGX Live actually crashes at the end!

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