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American Laser Games light gun controls
« on: August 31, 2015, 10:49:25 pm »
I have american laser games launching just fine, but I'd like to know how to set controls on it. My light gun is there but apparently you need to press more than the trigger for the games to work. There seems to be a coin button etc on the xarcade controller I have as well. I can't seem to figure out how to set the controls for these games. Games like Mad Dog Mcree start and then jump to random scenes. I can press a button on the xarcade controller and add coins etc and seemingly can then actually play the game with my lightgun. Read lots of posts all over the net and still confused. Any help is appreciated. Thanks,

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 12:50:32 pm »
Don't think you can change the controls.

From what I remember, pretty sure I had to use a auto hotkey script to map the controls to different buttons.

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 01:32:53 pm »
I have american laser games launching just fine, but I'd like to know how to set controls on it. My light gun is there but apparently you need to press more than the trigger for the games to work. There seems to be a coin button etc on the xarcade controller I have as well. I can't seem to figure out how to set the controls for these games. Games like Mad Dog Mcree start and then jump to random scenes. I can press a button on the xarcade controller and add coins etc and seemingly can then actually play the game with my lightgun. Read lots of posts all over the net and still confused. Any help is appreciated. Thanks,

What light gun do you have?

What software are you using to play the games?
The PC versions most people use don't have a coin input.
I don't think the game is fully playable in MAME.  There should be a big red box telling you that it isn't fully emulated unless you're running an unofficial (no-nag) version.

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 01:52:49 pm »
They don't work in mame. 
Due to the discs being very old, the pc versions don't work well and without the assistance of autohotkey to set some things. 
Singe has passable versions, but they aren't terribly accurate.  For help with those, please consult the daphne forums. 

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 02:36:17 pm »
I play these in Singe, and they work just fine with my iPac sending the required keystrokes.
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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2015, 07:03:48 pm »
thanks for all the replies! I have them running via daphne singe, and I'm using aimtrak lightguns. I'll follow up on what you all mentioned and see what I can do. Thanks,

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 09:14:08 pm »
Hey do your aimtrak crosshairs move super fast? I'm trying to figure out why mine are doing that. The mouse moves the crosshair smooth but my aimtrak makes it supper fast and rushes to the corners.

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Re: American Laser Games light gun controls
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 10:15:12 am »
Know this is a old thread, but if you get to where the aimtraks jump all over but the mouse works, you have to have the -fullscreen_window parameter, also 800x600 dimension and -ignore_aspect_ratio is advised

Here's my bat-file for use in RocketLuncher - "PC Launcher"-module, game "Crime Patrol"

@daphne.exe singe vldp -x 800 -y 600 -fullscreen_window -ignore_aspect_ratio -noserversend -framefile singe/crimepatrol/frame-crimepatrol-cdrom.txt -script singe/crimepatrol/cdrom-crimepatrol.singe

I personally don't like these games that much but always fun to have in your light Gun Games-wheel.  ;D

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