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Author Topic: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?  (Read 12984 times)

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #40 on: December 29, 2019, 05:17:45 pm »

kill_one , 
how did you install it ..
I'm getting mad
shiryu55 first download EcoTUIODriver from github:
https://github.com/ecologylab/EcoTUIODriver

Extract the zipped file into a folder.

Open the "EcoTUIODriver" directory and then open the "Driver" folder.
Open the "x64-Driver-Installers" folder.
First run the "Installvmulti1" file and then the "Installvmulti2" file.

Download the "Gunguncon2" software:
https://yadi.sk/d/YZBrP4zo3NeYFm
connect your guncon2 to an usb port (no driver found, question mark in the device manager)
open a cmd in administrator
go to x64/redist
launch "1-install driver.bat"
accept driver installation (driver are not signed)
you must see : install completed successfully
launch "2-install device.bat"
accept driver installation (driver are not signed)
you must see : install completed successfully
copy wdapi1200.dll (159ko) to your windows/system32 directory
copy wdapi1200_32.dll (148ko) to your windows/syswow64 directory and rename it to "wdapi1200.dll"
if you don't do that, you will have a 0xc000007b error
(note: to uninstall, launch "uninstall device-1.bat" and after, "uninstall driver-2.bat")
you can verify in the device manager that all is ok like the screenshot I made
launch the gungun.exe

using gungun.exe (very simple)
the fist time you launch the application, you must see
resolution x and resolution y filled with your screen resolution and xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax set to 0. If you have nothing, the driver isn't well installed
you need now to click on the calibration button
move your gun on each side of your crt to set the minimum and maximum values on x and y
then click START on your gun to terminate calibration mode

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2020, 02:49:54 pm »
Hello,
New version v0.16 online
this one use virtual device and allows 2 guns
read the readme for more info (and the readme first)
not perfect and no so easy to install but not too bad, I think
same link as above
https://yadi.sk/d/YZBrP4zo3NeYFm
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hello white_ghost congratulations for the excellent job ... I wanted to know when or if you will release a new version of the driver because on my cab 15khz 640x480 I have a problem: when I reach the top left corner the gun signal stops, I have a compatible guncon 2. Thanks so much :)

Problems like losing tracking at the screen edges is usually not driver related. It's almost always a hardware problem (like old worn out photo diodes or caps that need replacing, or a dirty lens etc) or a monitor that is not bright enough or one that needs degaussing.

I've tried a lot of different Guncon 2 models and almost all of the 3rd party devices are garbage. Make sure you start with a working one. If you can't make it work right on a PS2, it won't work with a PC either.

Try increasing the contrast on the monitor and if necessary, change the color balance a little (more blue, less red). Degauss the monitor -especially if you notice any dark patches on white or beige screens.

Try cleaning the lens (on both sides). If none of that works you can try replacing the sensor (photo diode) with a new one from Betson (or buy a new GC2).

Don't worry about the extreme corners as most light gun games are somewhat designed around the limitations of the tech. It's only an issue if it stops you playing a game.

also, if possible try it on a different monitor. I definitely experience different levels of performance with some of my monitors.

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2020, 08:27:35 pm »
Man I had some fun getting this running on win 7! I didn't see it mentioned in the instructions anywhere but I also had to turn off driver signing on win7 to get this going. You can do this via the F8 startup menu, then it all just magically worked  ;D

Can anyone recommend a mame config to get guns working? The gun moves my desktop mouse around and clicks no problem, but inside mame the gun isn't detected at all. I've launched point blank, hit TAB to enter config, selected input (this machine) and try to assign gun axis & buttons but nothing happens at all, the game plays fine with my physical mouse  :-\

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2020, 12:59:50 pm »
Click "options" ->
default game options ->
then the "controller mapping tab"

Map lightgun to mouse

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #44 on: March 10, 2020, 11:11:30 am »
Hi! One question:
Does it only work with original guncon2 or with the third party guncon2 too?
I really want to test it but I dont want to break my old configuration without being sure, I dont touch it for years...
Thanks!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2020, 11:52:19 am by phasermaniac »

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #45 on: March 10, 2020, 05:51:24 pm »
Sorry, Finally I got it, guncon2 are working fine, but third party ones doesn't seem to register buttons, any thought? Thanks!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 03:30:37 pm by phasermaniac »

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2020, 07:06:41 pm »
Win 10:
Just tested and ems topgun2 works with this driver too.
But not fully: aiming is ok but no buttons recognized, like the third party ps2 guns I tested.
Windows xp:
Dont work for me, when, after the instalation i run the exe, It crash with  "not a valid win32 application"
« Last Edit: March 15, 2020, 07:42:17 pm by phasermaniac »

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2020, 08:21:45 am »
Woking, but not calibration data ???




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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2020, 07:22:13 am »
I don't know but maybe you can try to reset the pc cheking “Disable driver signature enforcement”?

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #49 on: March 23, 2020, 08:26:27 am »
I got him to wiggle like a mouse, but no idea how to assign the buttons


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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #50 on: May 06, 2020, 04:31:14 am »
I am happy to see many frineds that are still pursueing this.

I have download the white_ghost driver 0.16 version, and manage to install it to win7 64 bit without any issue.

I can successfully calibrate it; and I have to see, it is very accurate.

BUT.....

It stucks every a few seconds or minutes.

And when that happens, my own keyboard or mouse also go crazy and I have to reboot the computer to fix it.

Does any of you have the same issue?

By the way, the buttons don't work for me either. Nothing happens on triggering.

Any help appriciated.

Thanks a lot!





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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2020, 07:25:50 am »
It seems it stops working after sometime. Can't make it work for my case.

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2020, 03:42:33 am »
Hi, nice program. I have a pair of GCON2 and I wish to use them with mame.

Is there any chance to get GUNGUN.EXE working on XP?

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2020, 06:24:17 am »
Hi josete2k, have you got it working on any platform? If you can make it work on win7/10, I think you can use it on any platform, worst case, you can install a vm and install xp inside?

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #54 on: May 09, 2020, 04:44:12 am »
I installed W7X64 but I had same issue than zgxlogic and as I have tearing on daphne, slowdowns on moderns mame and other issues like the need to start with f8 for unsigned drivers I went back to XP.

But I can't launch gungun.exe as it's a non win32 app
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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2020, 04:45:52 am »
I am happy to see many frineds that are still pursueing this.

I have download the white_ghost driver 0.16 version, and manage to install it to win7 64 bit without any issue.

I can successfully calibrate it; and I have to see, it is very accurate.

BUT.....

It stucks every a few seconds or minutes.

And when that happens, my own keyboard or mouse also go crazy and I have to reboot the computer to fix it.

Does any of you have the same issue?

By the way, the buttons don't work for me either. Nothing happens on triggering.

Any help appriciated.

Thanks a lot!

I had same issue.

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #56 on: May 09, 2020, 06:21:59 am »
I am happy to see many frineds that are still pursueing this.

I have download the white_ghost driver 0.16 version, and manage to install it to win7 64 bit without any issue.

I can successfully calibrate it; and I have to see, it is very accurate.

BUT.....

It stucks every a few seconds or minutes.

And when that happens, my own keyboard or mouse also go crazy and I have to reboot the computer to fix it.

Does any of you have the same issue?

By the way, the buttons don't work for me either. Nothing happens on triggering.

Any help appriciated.

Thanks a lot!

I had same issue.

Sorry to hear that, the author white_ghost is still around it seems. Hope at some point he can give us an updated version. For now, we can only hope that someone who has used this before can chip in and help us.

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #57 on: May 23, 2020, 07:12:23 am »
An update on my case: I have finally made my case work, so I want to note here, just in case someone has the simular situation.

(1) "Gun works fine in the beggining, but stops working after a while" is usb driver issue not specific to this gun driver (I have tested pyusb driver, had the same issue).

(2) I have made it work by:
      a) switching to another computer (I guess something related with motherboard).
      b) connect goncun to a usb 2.0 point (3.0 desn't work well for my case).
      c) removing wireless usb keyboard and mouse (it seems conflict with my wireless keyboard and mouse).

I can only make it work by doing all three together (on windows 7 64 bit) .

Disabling driver signature is not needed and does not help in my case.

Hope this helps with people with similar issues.

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Re: Guncon 2 - Dead Horse or Still Alive?
« Reply #58 on: May 24, 2020, 05:31:56 am »
Hmmm I had a wireless keyboard too... I'll test.