HDTV Light Gun Device Update

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Xiden
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HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#1 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:06 am

In case you guys haven't heard yet. the HDTV light gun project has now entered version 2 and a commercial product is on the way soon. This means you'll be able to play all your favorite Sega light gun games like House of the Dead 2 on Dreamcast!

https://github.com/charcole/LCDZapper/

If you aren't familiar with this project check out this working prototype here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzIPGpK ... e=youtu.be

Even shows demos of Saturn and Dreamcast light gun game play!

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RXShorty
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#2 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:00 pm

Yes! This is going to be a insta purchase for me!
Thanks for the update.
DreamOn!

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FlorreW
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#3 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Where to buy ? ( sign me up )

Amorist89
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#4 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:05 am

Interested is an understatement, please hurry!

Archduk3
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#5 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:14 pm

Is there a way we can financially support this project?

I really miss using my Dreamcast, and parents are still holding on to a CRT just so I can play Virtua Cop every 4 years.

The screen I got at home now is great, plasma that I love, but I miss my Dreamcast, and in particular, my light guns.

C

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krssn
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#6 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:00 pm

Really nice that this works with all consoles.

Not only does it make for a single purchase, but you instantly have a gun for all your systems.

Still, let's hope the price is kidney friendly unlike the DreamCon...

WingMantis
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#7 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:25 pm

Hey everybody, I signed up on Github so I could join the conversation on the project.

The board is in it's third / fourth revision and developing as composite video input. So I asked charcole about S-video and VGA on Dreamcast, here is his response:

...VGA isn't something I've considered. It's possible that it could work with the right adapter and software tweaks. The timing requirements are harder (line rate is doubled) but I think it could work. S-Video is pretty rare in Europe so I've not tested it yet. It should only be a matter of a small breakout board to run the Y component of the S-Video signal through the composite path of my device and then everything should work (only difference is the overlay won't affect the colour, only brightness). Component should also work similarly but again I haven't tested yet. It's all on my list of things to do.

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Xiden
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#8 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:43 am

WingMantis wrote:Hey everybody, I signed up on Github so I could join the conversation on the project.

The board is in it's third / fourth revision and developing as composite video input. So I asked charcole about S-video and VGA on Dreamcast, here is his response:

...VGA isn't something I've considered. It's possible that it could work with the right adapter and software tweaks. The timing requirements are harder (line rate is doubled) but I think it could work. S-Video is pretty rare in Europe so I've not tested it yet. It should only be a matter of a small breakout board to run the Y component of the S-Video signal through the composite path of my device and then everything should work (only difference is the overlay won't affect the colour, only brightness). Component should also work similarly but again I haven't tested yet. It's all on my list of things to do.


At the very least I hope he will he will support scart cables. Ideally though a vga option would be nice. Thanks for the update!

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krssn
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Re: HDTV Light Gun Device Update

Post#9 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:45 am

If it supports composite it supports S-video and SCART RGB. You just need a way to fuse the lightgun's signal with the composite signal going into your screen. Using a cable with an A/V breakout box is one option...

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