I would love a time crisis cab or a point blank cab, but unfortunately, I just don't have the room or can afford one at present.
The next best thing is to mod my astro city to play ps2 namco light gun games!
Enter my inspiration
I'm now in the process of trying to begin this mode, but before I worry about the solenoid, first things first is to "convert" the Namco gun for the PS2 using the gcon2 pcb!
Looking at the video, it seems pretty "easy" in terms of wiring up the +5v, GND, optical line and trigger line and the gcon2 works with the "namco" optical component without any "mods"
Sourced out a gcon2
Taking it apart is pretty self explanatory and I ended up with the main PCB
Using the trusty multi meter, I found what I believe to be the trigger wire
The GND and +5v
And what I believe is the Optical line
Note, I have removed the optical sensor from the PCB
I connected the following:
- +5v from the gcon2 pcb to the +5v line of the namco gun (goes to the optical sensor - red)
- GND from the gcon2 pcb to the GND line of the namco gun (goes to the trigger micro switch and optical sensor - black)
- Optical sensor line from the gcon2 pcb to the Optical sensor line of the namco gun (white)
- Trigger line from the gcon2 to the trigger line of the namco gun (blue)
The PS2 definitely recognises the gcon2 and it did work prior to removing the shell and sensor.
I'm hoping someone on here has previously done this type of mod or is very familiar with the gcon.
Any ideas or suggestions?