(bad email)* 24-Feb-2001(#1)
Hey everyone! I have the Victor Max Stuntmaster Virtual Reality Headset. Basically it's like a viewscreen you connect to your game system and place it on your head to play video games in Virtual Reality.It has a lcd screen inside that resembles that of the Gameboy Color and has attached Stereo headphones for awesome sound. You use it as a replacement for the TV, and it makes you feel like you are inside of the game.
Now you can finally play most of your favorite SNES and Genesis games in Virtual Reality. The most recommended games are 3d racing and shooters. I also have the Starfox SNES game which is the best game you can play on it. With the VR headset you can even tilt your head left and right to control the movement while still using the controller. It's technology for the 21st century!
Let me know if you're interested in buying this collector's edition accessory. It's in excellent condition with manual and box. I only have one and can email you a picture if you want to see what it looks like. Let me know and thanks!
i want it. look at my page
(bad email)* 24-Feb-2001(#3)
I tried to email the picture of it to you, but it says you aren't accepting emails. I sold you some NES games before and we made a great trade. I'm only interested in selling it not trading. I wanted to see if I can first sell it on Gametz before I post it on Ebay. It's a hard to find accessory that is no longer made. I have Starfox and Ascii Pad Turbo Controller that work great with it. Let me know how much you're willing to give me for it.
Actually I paid about $60-$80 when I bought it about 5 years ago. I got it from a mail order catalogue. What's the difference between the Stuntmaster and the Cybermaxx? I wish they would make a virtual reality headset for N64 and PC. Since the SNES and N64 have the same stereo cable connection in the back, my Stuntmaster might work with N64 as well, but I never tried it out. I'm offering it with Starfox and a Turbo Controller so it's worth more.
> Actually I paid about $60-$80 when I bought it about 5 years ago.
Indeed -- 5 years ago that was a good deal for that unit.
> the difference between the Stuntmaster and the Cybermaxx?
Tons. The Stuntmaster is a single LCD screen with a mirror that directs to each eye. The CyberMaxx has two significantly higher resolution LCDs that sit in front of each eye for completely independent images -- allowing for improved quality images as well as real 3D. The CyberMaxx also has built-in 3DOF head tracking. The CyberMaxx originall ywent for about $700-$900. Used ones go now for $200-$300 usually.
Note that the CyberMaxx couldn't be hooked to a game console though. It was meant for a PC and only accepted SVGA input.
> I wish they would make a virtual reality headset for N64 and PC.
They do (or, at least, did -- most of the consumer-grade ones are no longer made because the companies went out of business). Popular consumer-grade HMDs included the VictorMaxx CyberMaxx, Virtual i-O's "i-glasses!", and the Forte VFX-1. None of them are made any longer -- although the company that acquired Virtual i-O still makes a similar unit but markets it for non-home/consumer users. They all sold for around $700-$1000 new and, like the CyberMaxx, can be found for about $200-$400 used.
The Virtual i-O unit would be best for console gaming if anyone is looking to get one used. It allows standard RCA-plug video and audio in. Basically, it makes it look like you are playing on a huge 40-50" TV screen that floats about 4-5 feet in front of you.
I've used all three over the years. I no longer have the CyberMaxx -- I sold it off when I stopped doing VR as a hobby. I still have the i-glasses and VFX-1. The VFX-1 is also PC-only, so it just sits in the box all the time these days. The i-glasses I pull out now and then and hook them up to the Dreamcast or Saturn just for fun. :)
> my Stuntmaster might work with N64 as well
I'm pretty sure that it will actually. Again, for an nifty way to use your console when you don't have a TV handy, it is a great device. Good stuff to mess with...
You really know alot about VR headsets. Don't forget to mention the Virtual Boy. I think that Virtual Reality will be the future of video games. Like something you would see in the movie The Lawnmower Man. What else do you think the future holds for video games. What will games be like in the year 2050? Will they be like mental hallucinations like in the movie Strange Days? Who knows!
By then we'll have outgrown them and our kids will be the lucky ones to enjoy them. Games will probably be as realistic looking as real life. We'll look back and think how bad the graphics were in today's games. LOL
(bad email)* 25-Feb-2001(#9)
I'll definitely have to look into trying to get that Cybermaxx HMD. Did Victor Max go out of business or something, cuz VR never really caught on? They should make like a TotalVR System. It would include a VR Headset, vibrating vest, steering wheel, light gun, and tilting seat cuchion. You could play racing games with the steering wheel and the seat cushion would tilt you to simulate the car's movement. You could play First Person Shooters with the Light gun and Vibrating vest would let you know when you were being shot at.
This type of VR would definitely make you feel like you would be in the game. I remember going on a carnival ride when I was a kid. It was a space ship type thing that a few people would sit in and it showed a movie about going to outer space inside of it. It also shaked and tilted back and forth and felt like you really were going to outer space. That's how I got the idea for the tilting seat cushion. Hey I'm gonna get a patent on this baby. Could be the next big thing!
(bad email)* 25-Feb-2001(#11)
Yeah my Stuntmaster Virtual Reality Headset is a pretty cool accessory. It's like a prototype VR device and probably the first console headset ever made. It is the gaming industry's first try at making VR games possible. It's extremely rare and hard to find nowadays. It's a MUST HAVE for anyone who is into collecting SNES and Genesis stuff. Let me know if anyone is interested in buying it!
(bad email)* 25-Feb-2001(#14)
Okay it's the gaming industries 2nd or 3rd shot at VR gaming, who cares! There's got to be some VR collector on this site that was trying to find one but was never able to get their hands on it. I'm not sure if it was sold in stores cuz I bought it through mail order. If anyone doesn't want it after a week then I'll post it on Ebay. Last chance guys! This will probably be the last shot at getting the STUNTMASTER in a long time. YOU GOTTA SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!
I'm mostly just interested in selling it, unless you have something on my wanted lists. I checked your stuff and nothing really caught my eye. I would say my Stuntmaster with Starfox and Ascii Turbo Contoller are worth at least $50. I'll email you a picture of it right now. Let me know. Luigi
Will you take $40.00 without Starfox and the pad?
DO NOT BUY THE VICTOR MAXX HEADSET!!!!!!!!
I made the mistake of buying one off Ebay because I wanted to try it out. It is the crappiest accessory in history. The screen display is unbelievably horrible, it has the worst pixelation of any display known to man. It's not 3-D either all it is, is a cheap lcd screen with two eyeholes. It's not virtual reality. The headtracker does work but only as a controller. Moving your head doesn't move the screen, it moves the controller diagonal directions. I got suckered into buying this thing and I just want to warn people not to waste $30 like I did.