Lightguns and accuracy

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Lightguns and accuracy

Post by CTN » November 1st, 2018, 7:08 pm

This week i got my hands on a Konami Hyper Blaster lightgun for the Playstation.
Never had a lightgun before so my knowledge is basically zero. So please keep that in mind. Also the only compatible game I have is Rebel Assault II.

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After maxing the contrast the lightgun is still very imprecise after calibration (I can aim straight in the middle, so i guess it calibrates) in the game.

Is it the terrible collision detection of Rebel Assault II or was the Hyper Blaster never much to begin with?

Whats the ideal distance from the TV when using a gun? Am I just too far away?

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Post by geotrig » November 2nd, 2018, 12:40 pm

Dont know the blaster or the game , but ive always found the gun games to be hit and miss really accuracy wise :awe: :shifty:
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Post by Rossyra » November 2nd, 2018, 7:55 pm

Console light guns don’t age well in my experience. Maybe it’s just gone on the wonk over time?
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Post by phillv85 » November 2nd, 2018, 8:37 pm

Are you using a curved screen CRT?

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Re: Lightguns and accuracy

Post by CTN » November 7th, 2018, 11:32 am

I bought the lightgun s/h, disassembled and cleaned it.
The TV is a flat square Sony 29.

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Post by LEGENOARYNINLIA » November 7th, 2018, 12:01 pm

Dude, you let the laser ghost escape. No wonder it doesn't work. :roll:

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Post by skykappah » November 7th, 2018, 12:44 pm

CTN wrote:
November 7th, 2018, 11:32 am
I bought the lightgun s/h, disassembled and cleaned it.
The TV is a flat square Sony 29.
Though not everybody experiences it... there’s enough people (Googled) having problems with light guns and flat screen crt’s. The main complaint being... “accuracy is off”. That’s gotta be your answer.
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Re: Lightguns and accuracy

Post by CTN » November 7th, 2018, 1:00 pm

Oh dear, then there is nothing I can do about. I try it on my tiny backup telly then.

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