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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by Jagosaurus Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:33 pm

Worth noting, I'm fairly certain the CDi light gun uses some form of early IR & works on CRTs & LCDs.

Anything in that technology that is different that the Wii remote might help this mod.
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by bmoc Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:19 pm

Necro Bump!

It looks like this project is getting close to market. https://www.lightgunverter.com/
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by Tanooki Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:05 pm

That looks far far more reasonable than that 110% pure BS campaign starter for a dumb device doing much the same that only worked with Duck Hunt. This one works across multiple platforms, does 2P even, and made up but works 2P for single player like switching between for targets in Duck Hunt which is a slick idea.

It seems far more practical using a cheapo Wiimote than cannibalizing the hell out of old Zappers (or cheap copies) for a lot more money and labor to make it so.
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by bmoc Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:20 am

From a technical standpoint, the failed Modern Mallard kickstarter was very impressive. If he had started with say 5-10 NES games with plans to add more, it probably would have succeeded if the price was right.

I'd like to see emulation boxes such as the Retron 5 and/or Polymega take the Modern Mallard approach. Patch the light gun games and release a specially made light gun so that no sensor bar is needed. However, I have no idea how hard it would be to code those patches. It might not be practical.
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by Tanooki Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:37 am

Practical or not I think it sounds do-able, and Wii like LED arrays to track such a shot are super cheap so either method could work we've seen now. I'd buy it, if all light gun games worked, but not that hellish price for just Duck Hunt which was idiotic announcing it like that with that price.
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by Kingkongkool Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:53 am

That's pretty cool to be honest, I would like to see where things go from here. Modern tvs have there ups and downs... probably more upset then downs, but tvs won't be perfect for everything we need to do on them until they're completely virtual. :mrgreen:
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Re: Light Gun Games on Modern TVs

by prfsnl_gmr Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:55 pm

Timely. I realized yesterday that the Wii U Virtual Console has three NES lightgun games with Wii Remote support (e.g., Duck Hunt, Hogan’s Alley, and Wild Gunman). I bought them all and would’ve loved to see more. The fact that Nintendo never ported SNES Super Scope games to the Wii/Wii U is a crime against humanity.
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