Lightgun support?

Started by keith56, 11:59, 12 September 20

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keith56

I was wondering, does anyone know of any Windows CPC emulators which can emulate a CPC lightgun?

I've had a look around and can't seem to find anything - I kind of suspect I'm not looking in the right places!
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Gryzor

How would that work? With a mouse?

Bryce

Lightguns need a CRT to work, the PC would need to have a CRT monitor too. Not many of them left.

Bryce.

Gryzor

That'd why I asked how, a real fun would be 'input support', not emulation...

keith56

Yes, I was meaning via a mouse, that's how emulators I've seen in the past simulates them.

Actually I had a PC lightgun that emulated a mouse - so it could be used for lightgun games.

I've done a tutorial on lightgun control for the SMS, and I'd like to do the same for the CPC as the method is different (The SMS is near pixel perfect!)
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VincentGR

I have 2 lightguns that work on any monitor, they indeed emulate the mouse with 3 receivers on the bezels of the screen.
They also work with mame and winuae just fine, never tried though with a cpc emulator.
I think that would be tricky if you consider how mice work on the cpc  :picard:

XeNoMoRPH

#6
Hi, It's possible to play CPC lightgun games with Wiituka -- http://wiituka.dantoine.org/
you need Wii console + CRT TV for a better visual experience: [ Works on LCD or LED TV too ]



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megachur

#7
we just was speaking about that in cpcrulez last month : see https://cpcrulez.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6379 and translate in english it if you want with tool like google translate ...

my explanation in short :
Trojan and Amstrad Magnum use CRTC lighpen strobe signal and need a monitor or a TV with beam signal ! It's not working with a LCD or the others new technology !

Gunstick and Westphaser are using a different technology : just testing the light of the image monitor and then are more compatible with recent technology !The signal sent with the db9 are differents, see wiki or cpcrulez link above !

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Also, my cpc emulator "CPCEPower" is emulating the Gunstick LightPhaser too ! The others are time consumming and haven't been implemented yet !

Try it from here https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/emulators/cpcepower-v2005/ or cpc-power / cpcarchives download section - versions are for linux x64 and windows !


Gryzor

Quote from: megachur on 13:00, 13 September 20Gunstick and Westphaser are using a different technology : just testing the light of the image monitor and then are more compatible with recent technology !The signal sent with the db9 are differents, see wiki or cpcrulez link above !

This is the first time I hear of this... Very interesting, must investigate!

pelrun

#9
That's pretty much what the NES lightgun did - when you pulled the trigger the screen would flash a single frame of black with a white square where the hitbox was, and if the gun saw light it would register a hit. If the game did it naively, you could get every shot without aiming just by pointing at a lit lightbulb. If the game was a bit smarter, it would add an all-black frame as well to detect if you were doing that. :D


It obviously was more tolerant of different TVs, but it's definitely more limited - you couldn't easily differentiate multiple targets (although now that I think of it you could do 2^(n-1) targets for n detection frames, if you binary coded the hitboxes.)

RockRiver

*As Gunstick and Westphaser are similar in tech, I'm trying to port Westphaser games to Gunstick to use it with WiiZapper/Wiituka (gunstick support). But I'm veeeery bad in Z80 assembler.

*Besides. Do you think we could make Magnum lightgun games to Gx4000/CPC+  Trojan ports/mods (CPRs changing in-outs trigger D7 to joystick fire) ???

RockRiver

#11
Quote from: keith56 on 11:59, 12 September 20I was wondering, does anyone know of any Windows CPC emulators which can emulate a CPC lightgun?

Lightgun (with mouse) emulation

* GUNSTICK support [11 games]:
                                CPCE win(old one emu by CNGsoft)(new CPCEC not support this)
                                JavaCPC win(by DelvilMarkus) activate lightgun & joystick options
                                ARNOLD ???? win (I cannot put ON this option)
                                CPCEPower by Megachur
                                CaPriCe Forever

* TROJAN support [CPC+/GX4000] [2 games] :
                              JavaCPC
                              Caprice Forever

  * Magnum support JavaCPC wip
                              Caprice Forever

* WestPhaser support

                                Caprice Forever [2 games] 


                                (javacpc joystickmouse in "joystick" option: or games      
                                 with cross-air in general: could help in emu and play  westphaser 
                                 (two) games or other with cross-hair but not lightgun)


Lightgun with WiiMote Zapper
                    * WiiTuka  emu    Wii(wiimote zapper)(by D_skywalk)
                      * Win (wiimoTe as PCmouse) + Bluetooth + IR bar (batteries one)  : Glove_PIE / BlueSoleil soft




GUNHED

Thanks for all that. Looks like the JavaCPC does the job.  :)
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