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Rhetro
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LCD Lightgun technology -are we there yet?
#367984 - 07/18/17 11:32 PM


Hello all (it's been ages)

I tried finding info on this, but it's really antiquated: Other posts on other sites from like 2007. The most recent one I found was around this time last year.

Basically SOL were the responses, but I'm hoping that Moore's law will be proving them wrong -at some point. Am I still too early? I can't be the only one who is looking for some sort of lightgun adapter-type-thingy for LCDs.

I have seen the Wii adapto-matic thing that fools your lcd, and I've also seen some lightguns on ebay that claim to do the trick. But wanted to see what you guys thought?

I currently have a Wells Gardner 27" D9200 that's on it's way out. I've been using an Actlabs gun that I bought about 12 years ago.

I would like to have some sort of game plan for when the inevitable happens.

Thanks!



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Re: LCD Lightgun technology -are we there yet? new [Re: Rhetro]
#367992 - 07/19/17 03:54 AM


The Aimtrak claims to work with all monitors, but it requires a Wii-type LED bar.



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Re: LCD Lightgun technology -are we there yet? new [Re: Comboman]
#368240 - 07/26/17 10:42 PM


My understanding is that a lot of people use the DolphinBar - it's both an IR emitter for Wiimotes and a Bluetooth interface, so it takes care of everything you might need to use Wii controllers as lightguns. The downside is that Wii controllers aren't very high-res with their tracking, and apparently 2 player in MAME is not possible; they designed it for Dolphin and MAME support was an afterthought.

So keep your CRT running - if it goes out and it's not the flyback, it can be repaired



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Re: LCD Lightgun technology -are we there yet? new [Re: Rhetro]
#368667 - 08/11/17 01:07 PM


> I'm hoping that Moore's law will be proving
> them wrong -at some point.

I really don't want to be That Guy, but I can't help but wonder what the doubling of transistor density on a silicon die every 12-18 months has to do with a light gun functioning or not functioning with an LCD. Care to elaborate?


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