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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #160 on: October 26, 2019, 02:25:07 pm »
Here's a random thought: If the Sinden camera can see IR you could potentially put some darker but reflective surface around the bezel and shine some IR lights at it to get a less visible border.

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #161 on: November 22, 2019, 02:09:00 pm »
I saw this update posted on the FB group Mame Arcade Cabinet Builders, it’s a link to a video of Transformers Human Alliance with a super thin border being played with the Sinden.

Borders don’t bother me but this would be good news if you wanted to play with a really thin border.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=zrYRsFhuHck

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #162 on: November 22, 2019, 02:21:45 pm »
This guy has raised $300k and still can't make a decent video.  I would feel a lot more comfortable about this entire thing if he'd get off his ass and play one of these games the way we actually played them in arcades.



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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #163 on: November 22, 2019, 02:40:09 pm »
This guy has raised $300k and still can't make a decent video.  I would feel a lot more comfortable about this entire thing if he'd get off his ass and play one of these games the way we actually played them in arcades.

What do ya mean exactly?
You mean play with the gun touching the screen (never going to happen) or play with hustle and bustle around you and coke stains on the carpet?

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #164 on: November 22, 2019, 02:48:59 pm »
Sitting very still and precisely and slowly moving the gun is very unconvincing.  Did you not move around when you played gun games in the arcade?  Have you ever been to an arcade?

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« Reply #165 on: November 22, 2019, 03:00:55 pm »
Sitting very still and precisely and slowly moving the gun is very unconvincing.  Did you not move around when you played gun games in the arcade?  Have you ever been to an arcade?

No I dont move around other than my arms lol

With positional guns you physically cant move really and with proper light guns you only ever had a few feet of slack on the cord.

I really dont understand why people get so hung up about the moving around thing.

Like do you play gun games while working out or circuit training or something?
Planning on doing back flips and ducking behind the cabinet when you put your foot on the time crisis pedal?

I mean me personally I just want to chill and enjoy the game like, Preferably while sat on my sofa :D

But all that aside you can move around and do back flips with this system if you so wish but I would look at you like you had lost ya ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- if I saw you doing that in an arcade lol

In other news relating to the Sinden for those interested the final shell has been approved and is now going to be produced en mass.

The PCB is also in its final form (hopefully) and so after its been tested and approved will also be going into full scale production.
Think that was pretty much the main points from the latest update.





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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #166 on: November 22, 2019, 05:59:29 pm »

I really dont understand why people get so hung up about the moving around thing.

  People aim from the shoulder, not the wrist.

Any gun that doesn't work while playing this way falls short of the old crt gun experience.

Try shooting a real pistol while aiming with your wrist.

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #167 on: November 22, 2019, 06:12:01 pm »
BadMouth put it nicer than I did.  Just can’t believe this guy is still releasing the same carefully staged videos.  $300k and he can’t find some chav to hold a camera for him?  This is starting to look like “coinops supports light guns, honest!” round 2.  Are tripods banned over there?



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« Reply #168 on: November 22, 2019, 06:24:07 pm »
Agreed you aim with your shoulder and as I said the day I tried it you can do that no problem.

But you lot need to remember that when you are sat 6 foot away from a 40” screen you do not need to wildly swing your arms like a mad man to get from one corner to the other.

Infact the movement is probably only 12” give or take.

You have all seen the screen capture I uploaded of the sporting gun game on hard, Trust me I was throwing that gun around but if I had strapped a camera to it all you would see would be blurs!

As I discovered when I tried to record the performance of his prototype its really not easy to film a light gun in a meaningful way to do justice.

I tried to film playing point blank with a camera strapped to the gun and that came out horribly even when I had deliberately slowed my movements and tried to capture meaningful shots.

All ime saying is stop slating the guy and the product because you cant see how far his arms move and because hes playing a game sat comfy like anyone else would want to do while sat at home enjoying themselves.

If you want to make a video bouncing around the living room playing time crisis to show him how its done go for it.


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« Reply #169 on: November 22, 2019, 06:35:04 pm »
Just to add for shits and giggles I just measured the movement required to get from top left corner to bottom right corner of my area 51 cab at a normal distance and my tv from sofa distance.

A51 cab (22” screen) 11” movement.
Tv (42” @6 feet) 10.5”

Pretty damn close lol

Also bear in mind that the TV is wide screen so if it was displaying a 4:3 game it would be smaller still.

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #170 on: November 22, 2019, 08:07:35 pm »
Wasn't gonna post it again, but....



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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #171 on: November 22, 2019, 08:12:10 pm »
Wasn't gonna post it again, but....



Shoot from the shoulder mate you only moving ya arm 2” across my screen!!


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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #172 on: November 22, 2019, 08:30:27 pm »
So it should not be a problem to replicate with the Sinden gun.

I shot that holding a Nokia N95 in one hand and the lact labs gun in the other.

It's not that a light gun we would be satisfies with is not possible.  It is that every gun so far has failed to meet expectations and I question your judgment since you are happy with Aim-traks.

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« Reply #173 on: November 23, 2019, 05:04:03 am »
So it should not be a problem to replicate with the Sinden gun.

I shot that holding a Nokia N95 in one hand and the lact labs gun in the other.

It's not that a light gun we would be satisfies with is not possible.  It is that every gun so far has failed to meet expectations and I question your judgment since you are happy with Aim-traks.

Well we tried and it came out ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- lol

I never posted this video (as its shite!) but you can see how much moving around I was doing and bear in mind I was trying to aim through the camera and film at the same time!
(Hence I did ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---!)

But compare it to the sports gun video which was a screen capture but filmed using the same gun at the same distance and equally as wild/fast etc but allowed  me to actually aim!

But as you can tell we were “moving from the shoulder” as much as you in your video.
Just because he films his videos without you being able to see how much movement he makes does not mean we sat perfectly still.

Also regarding my judgement I have shot pistol competitively, I know how to shoot!
Plus I have an actual original area 51 cab remember? The fact is once the aim traks are set they are fine unless you move around. No they are not perfect but at the time they were they best out there (exc CRT guns obv) and I had tried them all.

The sinden you can move with, I could move to extreme angles and differing heights and it would still work ok with some minor loss of accuracy (as mentioned previously) but I am told thats now 100%.

Anyways ---smurfy--- uncut video as promised:
*Edit apparently tapatalk wont let me upload videos now :( so Ile sort somthing on PC later.*


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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #174 on: November 23, 2019, 08:57:52 am »

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« Reply #175 on: November 23, 2019, 06:24:34 pm »
I'm not to concerned about the quality of the videos because there is literally nothing they could do on-camera that would convince me of their quality or accuracy. We can all take a good selfie. I could easily manipulate a video to make an Aimtrak look accurate but we all know it isn't.

We should just assume it's all lies until we start getting user reviews from members here we trust and that are not profiting from what they say. You guys almost always tell the truth. Sellers always lie.

The far bigger issue right now is "where the f#$k is it???". At this point I already got excited, grew impatient, lost interest and moved on. I have to wonder if he blew his load too early with all those videos so far before he had anything to sell. After all this time, there still isn't a reliable release date. This is why I never pre-order.

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« Reply #176 on: November 23, 2019, 06:28:47 pm »
I'm not to concerned about the quality of the videos because there is literally nothing they could do on-camera that would convince me of their quality or accuracy. We can all take a good selfie. I could easily manipulate a video to make an Aimtrak look accurate but we all know it isn't.

We should just assume it's all lies until we start getting user reviews from members here we trust and that are not profiting from what they say. You guys almost always tell the truth. Sellers always lie.

The far bigger issue right now is "where the f#$k is it???". At this point I already got excited, grew impatient, lost interest and moved on. I have to wonder if he blew his load too early with all those videos so far before he had anything to sell. After all this time, there still isn't a reliable release date. This is why I never pre-order.

Hope you dont think I am getting anything out of this??
I have no financial interest what so ever for the record.

Well other than the money paid same as everyone else.

As for where the project is at see my previous update.

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #177 on: November 24, 2019, 10:30:05 am »
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zOhtudhmoJ9OJOaHxDTKcV_L_OQjgdbJ/view?usp=drivesdk

Dont bother with the last 30 secs lol

Shots seem to trail the location of the gun which isn't moving very fast.
This can happen if the gun is seen as a joystick and the sensitivity in MAME isn't adjusted, so it may not be the hardware.

 :dunno

We'll see when they make it out into the arcade curmudgeon world.

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« Reply #178 on: November 24, 2019, 10:35:12 am »
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zOhtudhmoJ9OJOaHxDTKcV_L_OQjgdbJ/view?usp=drivesdk

Dont bother with the last 30 secs lol

Shots seem to trail the location of the gun which isn't moving very fast.
This can happen if the gun is seen as a joystick and the sensitivity in MAME isn't adjusted, so it may not be the hardware.

 :dunno

We'll see when they make it out into the arcade curmudgeon world.

Think thats more likely the lag of the camera etc tbh.

I noticed no lag with the shots when actually playing.

You can see why I never posted that video though as its total ass and I just couldnt aim through a phone

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« Reply #179 on: November 24, 2019, 01:32:55 pm »
I'm not to concerned about the quality of the videos because there is literally nothing they could do on-camera that would convince me of their quality or accuracy. We can all take a good selfie. I could easily manipulate a video to make an Aimtrak look accurate but we all know it isn't.

We should just assume it's all lies until we start getting user reviews from members here we trust and that are not profiting from what they say. You guys almost always tell the truth. Sellers always lie.

The far bigger issue right now is "where the f#$k is it???". At this point I already got excited, grew impatient, lost interest and moved on. I have to wonder if he blew his load too early with all those videos so far before he had anything to sell. After all this time, there still isn't a reliable release date. This is why I never pre-order.

Hope you dont think I am getting anything out of this??
I have no financial interest what so ever for the record.

Well other than the money paid same as everyone else.

As for where the project is at see my previous update.

I wasn't suggesting that you were on the payroll. I trust people here (mostly). It's manufacturer's promotional videos that I don't care for. Similarly, I don't trust the increasingly common sponsored reviews on YouTube where the "reviewer" can't say anything negative (or risk not getting any more products sent to review).

As for updates, they are of little value to me. At this point they sound more like something to pacify people who pre-ordered on Kickstarter. There is only one update that matters. When can people buy an actual product.

Perhaps my perspective is colored by my own experiences with startups. I've been in his shoes with my first startup. I had a great product and a prototype that worked better than the competition's product. In my excitement, I told the market about it and got people excited. I had people nagging me to preorder so I took their money before I was ready. Then I found that a great product means nothing if you can't manufacturer it efficiently and with consistent quality. People waited but eventually I exhausted their patience. I ended up returning their money and moving on with nothing but an expensive lesson.

Anyway, until I can go online and place an order for delivery within the week, there is no light gun to discuss.

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« Reply #180 on: November 25, 2019, 02:39:30 am »
I'm not to concerned about the quality of the videos because there is literally nothing they could do on-camera that would convince me of their quality or accuracy. We can all take a good selfie. I could easily manipulate a video to make an Aimtrak look accurate but we all know it isn't.

We should just assume it's all lies until we start getting user reviews from members here we trust and that are not profiting from what they say. You guys almost always tell the truth. Sellers always lie.

The far bigger issue right now is "where the f#$k is it???". At this point I already got excited, grew impatient, lost interest and moved on. I have to wonder if he blew his load too early with all those videos so far before he had anything to sell. After all this time, there still isn't a reliable release date. This is why I never pre-order.

Hope you dont think I am getting anything out of this??
I have no financial interest what so ever for the record.

Well other than the money paid same as everyone else.

As for where the project is at see my previous update.

I wasn't suggesting that you were on the payroll. I trust people here (mostly). It's manufacturer's promotional videos that I don't care for. Similarly, I don't trust the increasingly common sponsored reviews on YouTube where the "reviewer" can't say anything negative (or risk not getting any more products sent to review).

As for updates, they are of little value to me. At this point they sound more like something to pacify people who pre-ordered on Kickstarter. There is only one update that matters. When can people buy an actual product.

Perhaps my perspective is colored by my own experiences with startups. I've been in his shoes with my first startup. I had a great product and a prototype that worked better than the competition's product. In my excitement, I told the market about it and got people excited. I had people nagging me to preorder so I took their money before I was ready. Then I found that a great product means nothing if you can't manufacturer it efficiently and with consistent quality. People waited but eventually I exhausted their patience. I ended up returning their money and moving on with nothing but an expensive lesson.

Anyway, until I can go online and place an order for delivery within the week, there is no light gun to discuss.

Ahh ok yes I agree with you about the YT streamer/reviewer crowd.

There are a few I would deem as trustworthy based on their previous negative reviews etc but most of them as you say are biased.

As for KS campaigns I understand anyone being wary towards them, Personally I have got lucky so far in that all the others I have backed thus far have come through.

Had it not been for getting to meet Andy and have a play with his prototype I would of been more reluctant due to the cost.

But you have to assume some level of risk with anything like this, Its a large project and nobody really expected it to go to the original time scale (they never do!) but he has made good progress and is expecting units to start shipping in Jan/Feb I believe.

I dont think it will be on the shelf for a while though.

In terms of waiting I am still waiting with anticipation for my copy of Kraut Busters to arrive which I am not expecting till new year now :(

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« Reply #181 on: November 26, 2019, 01:51:06 pm »
I see no reason to assume any risk for someone else's business unless I expected a large return. Getting the product is something anyone can do once it is released. Why would I make their teething problems my concern?

I don't have questions about the Sinden guy's intentions. I am fairly sure he's doing his best to deliver what he promised. I just know first hand how difficult and frustrating it is to get parts made in China with consistently acceptable quality. It's a nightmare. There as difference in business culture that makes it hard to get so much a straight answer. Until it's available to buy, it's just an idea we may or may not ever see.

Don't get me wrong, I hope he does succeed. I'm a light gun fanatic and anything that breathes life back into the genre is a good thing. There is no incentive for the current offerings to improve until there is competition. The EMS Topgun has been out for years. It's the only flatscreen gun to work with a PS2 and they can't even be bothered to fix their drivers. And, the Aimtrak is apparently the best it could ever be...


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« Reply #182 on: November 26, 2019, 02:05:47 pm »
I see no reason to assume any risk for someone else's business unless I expected a large return. Getting the product is something anyone can do once it is released. Why would I make their teething problems my concern?

I don't have questions about the Sinden guy's intentions. I am fairly sure he's doing his best to deliver what he promised. I just know first hand how difficult and frustrating it is to get parts made in China with consistently acceptable quality. It's a nightmare. There as difference in business culture that makes it hard to get so much a straight answer. Until it's available to buy, it's just an idea we may or may not ever see.

Don't get me wrong, I hope he does succeed. I'm a light gun fanatic and anything that breathes life back into the genre is a good thing. There is no incentive for the current offerings to improve until there is competition. The EMS Topgun has been out for years. It's the only flatscreen gun to work with a PS2 and they can't even be bothered to fix their drivers. And, the Aimtrak is apparently the best it could ever be...

The problem is with crowd funding etc many of these inventions would never see the light of day.

Dont get me wrong some should never see the light of day lol but that is what it is.

I believe the shells are being manufactured here in the UK.
But I think the PCB’s are being made over seas?

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Re: Sinden Lightgun Kickstarter date revealed!
« Reply #183 on: November 26, 2019, 03:49:46 pm »
Thanks for the new info Titchgamer!
In regards to your discussion,The gun looks good to me,but obviously once more people have it we will know it for sure