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CRT Arcade project
February 8, 2019
5:07 pm
Nylkos
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What I want:

  • An Arcade for retrogaming including old shooting games (reason for the CRT)
  • Must be able to have (4) arcade player (will start from (2) but will change to (4) later)
  • Must be able to use (2) Light gun (hoping for (4))

I will split my project in 3 phase:

  • Make everything work on PC (no arcade controller, only guns and standard game controller)
  • Build the arcade cabinet, will have to be strong to hold the CRT and will have to be modular(ish), I will start with (2) player arcade controller, possibly spinner and trackball.
  • Evolve to (4) player possibly with (4) light guns.

I made some research and found the Aimtrak light guns. However I disliked the WII shooting games system and read about some similar lag issues.

I still own (3) old light guns:

  • (1) Guncon 1
  • (1) Guncon 2
  • (1) Guncon 2 clone (Hip gear)

I did some more research and found out that for the Raspberry Pi there are no driver for the Guncon but there were some for Windows Older version and a specific (personnal) project for Windows 10.

I installed the Windows 10 driver and program.

Status per gun:

  • (1) Guncon 1: I ordered an adapter for PS1 to USB (to try to use on PC), will post if able to run with Windows 10 driver.
  • (1) Guncon 2: I had to doubled my screen for the aiming to be accurate, but I am now able to shoot at my icons on my CRT!
  • (1) Guncon 2 clone (Hipgear): ATM no luck for the HipGear clone.

I downloaded the 1TB.Arcade.and.Console.Renegade, I will try to see if I can setup the Guncon 2. If you have any suggestion or request feel free to post.

 

March 10, 2019
1:06 am
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Received the PS1 to USB but was unable to test due to lack of time.

I stopped trying to use the 1TB.Arcade.and.Console.Renegade for the moment, want to focus on the light gun calibration

The Guncon 2 works A1 with games that allow calibration like Dreamcast Confidential mission, Sega Golden Gun also works really well.

The issue are coming from games like House of the dead 4 with TeknoParrot… I can't seem to calibrate in test mode. I can get in test mode but I seem to have no control in there, do we need to setup extra controller some where specific for test mode?

Other than that I am still looking into the different cabinet models.

A few questions:

  • I read some where that there is a limit of 6 controller. Is that accurate?
  • If it is, is it X amount of controller per game or per MAME console?
  • Also, would the I-Pac 2 (2 player) or I-Pac 4 (4 player) count has one controller (1 usb wire) or 2 or 4 controller?

Thanks

I am sorry for my spelling, english isn't my first language.

May 27, 2019
6:21 pm
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Hi..I have an issue with my Arcade Cab CRT Monitor not staying stable. I think it is a horizontal hold issue but I'm not sure. Could someone help me identify what my exact issue looks to be?

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