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Aimtrak light gun and Ubuntu
« on: April 05, 2018, 07:45:05 pm »
Hey everyone! So I have a retropie x86 setup running ubuntu and I was hoping to get my aimtrak working with it. When I connect the gun it works like a mouse except the cursur is super sensitive. I loaded up the 3rd party calibration program and it doesnt even detect my gun! I tried it on my windows laptop just to make sure it wasnt a hardware issue and it works ok. I played some time crisis for a while and to be honest, the accuracy was kind of off but it  did alright. I was wondering if anyone has any tips with getting this to work with linux as I do not use my windows pc to run emulators.


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Re: Aimtrak light gun and Ubuntu
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 07:58:19 am »
Might try adjusting the acceleration (sensitivity and digital speed) for the analog control in MAME, however, if it works like all the other Linux SDL versions, adjusting "Mouse1 X&Y" for the gun might screw up any spinners and trackballs that are also "Mouse1 X&Y".

SDL has been promising for nearly a decade that they would be adding multiple mouse support to "the next release" so don't hold your breathe at them fixing it if adjusting one screws up the others.

That's not really very fair of me, SDL is free software worked on by volunteers, it's just frustrating to those of us that have been waiting a long time to free our cabinets from Windows.
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Re: Aimtrak light gun and Ubuntu
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 08:52:19 am »
Reviving an old thread, but .. I got these working flawlessly.

Details here:

The PR was merged AFTER 0.206 was released, so will be part of MAME from 0.207 on.

TLDR: Multiple guns working, perfect accuracy (within what the guns themselves allow for), etc.