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Author Topic: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board  (Read 7655 times)

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2016, 04:03:10 pm »
Neither.  I've read the manual. It has a connector for the power supply.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2016, 07:23:26 pm »
Ok, I googled and found an America's Army manual which uses this board and got the info I needed. It appears that this works very poorly with Namco guns according to what other posts are saying. Either the recoil is screwed up or the tracking is off. So this might be a happ-only thing, but I don't really like the happ guns. I am not really sure that I would go for this unless i know that Namco guns will work.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2016, 07:25:19 am »
Getting the recoil on Namco Guns to work is the same as with happ.

I've only seen one guy testing it with a Namco gun. I absolutely prefer Namco Guns over happ, too. I don't see why they shouldn't track correctly.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2016, 08:19:47 am »
We probably saw the same video, but the calibration looked way off. I doubt that the guy hadn't calibrated the gun either. It probably wouldn't have registered the positions even remotely correctly if it wasn't, which leads me to believe that the tracking is bad. Plus other posts about it talk mention how the brightness needs to be set high for it to register correctly.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2016, 10:31:28 am »
Brightness is connected to Guns that are originally positional Gun games. Hence why the screen is flashing with actual lightgun games.

Since that dude never posted again we can't know if it's possible to get Namco Guns working. Problem is that mine are modded to work with aimtraks.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2016, 11:08:31 am »
Mine are modded for aimtraks too. Actually I am using the "Named" knockoffs, which is also what I would purchase for these. I am not happy with the constant need to re-calibrate. I wish there was an update to have them work similar to the IR arcades, where the top and bottom screen have IR lights. Those seem to be accurate without constant calibration.

The tracking in the Namco USB2GUN video was done without a screen flash, so I guess that is why it was odd. If the device itself causes the screen flash similar to the ActLab VGA guns, then you are probably right about tracking correctly on each trigger press.

Ok, well I am on board with this. I guess now it depends on Purple Tophat, if he can negotiate a board run or something.

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2016, 04:12:49 pm »
IMO, the guy who tried the board with the Namco guns didn't have a good understanding of MAME settings or how to calibrate them on the various levels (In the OS, In MAME, and In-Game).

Check out Jolly West's converted America's Army cab in the Project Announcements subforum.
He has a good understanding of this stuff.
If someone were really curious, they could send him a Namco gun for testing.  ;)

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2016, 05:03:39 pm »
Anyone on these board who didn't hack his Namco Guns yet :D?

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #48 on: October 09, 2016, 06:32:25 pm »
Did this ever happen?  I'd be in for one depending on the video connection.  I'd need VGA.
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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #49 on: October 10, 2016, 03:53:33 am »
I'd be interested if it did go ahead

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Re: USB2GUN Board Production Run: Gauging Interest for Light Gun Board
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2019, 01:05:20 am »
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