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Gun CP
« on: December 28, 2020, 03:32:04 pm »
I'm making progress with my gun CP for my mame cab while on  Xmas break from work. It's all getting a bit exciting!

The gun itself is made from cutting down my son's old M16 BB gun. A powerful solenoid and red LEDs in the nozzle running from a timer circuit gives it a nice kick and sound and light effects, and a vibrating motor in the grip adds to this.

Today I finalised the vertical axis and tomorrow I'll be working on the horizontal. Both axis are via 5k pots.

:banghead: I'm not even sure what games are covered by an analogue gun :banghead: I just know I need one!!

But a thought has just struck me.... how many buttons will I need? The only 'button' currently is the trigger. Forget service buttons.... they're on the main machine already.

Cheers for any advise.
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Re: Gun CP
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 04:41:12 pm »
:banghead: I'm not even sure what games are covered by an analogue gun :banghead: I just know I need one!!

But a thought has just struck me.... how many buttons will I need?
The search term that you're looking for is "positional gun".
- There are 16 positional gun games listed in the wiki.  Some of the analog stick games might also be suitable.

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/Joysticks#Analog_Joysticks

How many buttons do you need?   :dunno
- Fire those games up in MAME and check the "Input (this Game)" menu.


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Re: Gun CP
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 03:45:11 pm »
The search term that you're looking for is "positional gun".
- There are 16 positional gun games listed in the wiki.  Some of the analog stick games might also be suitable.

http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/Joysticks#Analog_Joysticks
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I had no idea they were referred to as positional gun games. Thanks for the link.

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Re: Gun CP
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2021, 02:03:56 pm »
I would look into the Gunblade games on the Sega Model 2 emulator, those are good fun. Terminator 2 is always a classic too.

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Re: Gun CP
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2021, 03:21:14 pm »
I'm not too savvy when it comes to different emulators to be honest. My last build 7 yrs ago did have a Jaguar and SNES on it along with Mame, for which I had gamepads connected, but it was only Mame that really got used.

This build has got hot-swap CPs (hated the previous Frankenpanel), including the Gun CP (which is almost complete).

It's taken tons of effort to make this CP so I would like as many shooting action options as possible so I will look up your suggested emulator, thank you.

BTW, T2 is already on my Mame list. Op Wolf is my most wanted!!
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