Can't Get Lightgun To Work With Mame
Posted 28 January 2012 - 01:16 AM
I can navigate the menus with the d-pad on the gun, as well as select and go back with the buttons on the gun. In the game itself, the gun shoots when I pull the trigger. But the crosshair does not move when I move the gun.
Just tried the Police Trainer game. The guns d-pad, trigger and buttons work, but the crosshair is locked to the center of the screen. Moving the gun doesn't move it in the game.
Can anyone help me out with this? I'd love to play my favorite arcade shooters again. Thanks.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:18 AM
customizations to default.
Posted 28 January 2012 - 05:30 AM
in the police trainer game, the crosshair moves using the left analog stick on the controller. but still a no-go with the gun.
is this gun supported? also, i remember reading some light guns dont work with lcd tv's. could this be the issue?
Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:46 AM
Unless yer lightgun is one of those models designed to work with an LCD monitor.
Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:26 AM
Posted 29 January 2012 - 08:15 AM
Old school flash guns only work on CRT screens.
You need an LCD/Plasma compatible gun.
I suggest you look around for the LCD TopGun.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 04:24 AM
Thanks again for the replies. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle
Posted 30 January 2012 - 01:02 PM
there is a specific mame version that works with light guns, some of them fail..
you have to download that use that to calibrate the gun save and exit then go find the dat file and copy it over to your newer mame.
Also same process if your using coinops 2 (not sure about 3 havent tested)
i have the madkatz blaster. "crtv only really. some progressive scan tv's work but not many"
And i have a ems topgun 2.
the ems topgun 2 i like a bunch and i use it on my pc more than the xbox to play games like point blank excetera.
if you do get one dont try to play with the lazer sight on lol.. just use that to alibrate the gun then turn it of.. nothing worse than geting blinded by your own laser sight reflecting off the head of some alien in area 51.
Edited by shambles1980, 30 January 2012 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 02:45 PM
Get MameOx128Plus, calibrate your gun, copy the dat into an xbox mame variant with broken calibration.
I have an LCD TopGun (mark 1). Works perfectly if you set it up correctly.
Works with House of The Dead for Xbox brilliantly.
I have 20 - 30 LighGun shooters in my MameOX128Plus all work fine.
Those that state mixed reviews for the gun haven't set it 100% correctly.
One thing i will say is that you need a minimum of 6 - 7 feet between yourself and the TV
otherwise your calibration will be very difficult.
Any advice, pop over to EmuXtras.net as i live there now. Don't really visit here any more.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 06:52 PM
edit - you said your gun works perfectly... what type of tv are you using it on? and what size?
Edited by hyfall381, 30 January 2012 - 06:53 PM.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:51 PM
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