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Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:07 am





Just spent £100 on one of these. I may or may not have had some drinks before I finally committed, having contemplated buying for at least a year.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by S-H » Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:39 am

Dude, awesome.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:56 pm

Gun games > other games

House of the Dead
Duck Hunt
Confidential Mission
Time Crisis
Virtua Cop
Point Blank

I bloody cannot wait, even though the expected delivery date is the end of May FFS.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by S-H » Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:39 pm

DasNutNock2 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:56 pm
House of the Dead
Duck Hunt
Confidential Mission
Time Crisis
Virtua Cop
Point Blank
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Where did you get it from? With the turntables and mixer I bought off Ebay falling through, I may now have to change tact..

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:27 pm

www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sinden-lightgun/

Needs a pc and some understanding of how to configure emulators and suchlike but is meant to be reasonably intuitive.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:26 pm

TIME CRiSIS! (Gunshot sound) Twooooo.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by Up the Junction » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:31 am

Sinden light guns? What a preposterous proposition.

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(for those of a certain age...)

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Mon Mar 22, 2021 9:41 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
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(for those of a certain age...)
😂 Donald Sinden was the absolute f*cking man

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by swisstony » Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:01 pm

I've been umming and ahhing over getting one, be interested to hear what it's like from someone who's paid for it themself. The reviews do look promising, not sure how distracting the border is going to be though.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:19 pm

Can’t imagine the border is much of an issue TBH, but will let you know once mine’s here and tested. Guess the suez crisis might be extending the lead time somewhat 🙁

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:18 pm

SUEZ CRISIS! (Gunshot sound) Twooooo.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by SirStoneyOfBow » Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:03 am

Just the other day I was thinking about how much I missed games like a Time Crisis, Virtua Cop and Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
Bloody cool, but it isn’t particularly cheap....

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by DasNutNock2 » Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:14 pm

SirStoneyOfBow wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:03 am
Just the other day I was thinking about how much I missed games like a Time Crisis, Virtua Cop and Jurassic Park: The Lost World.
Bloody cool, but it isn’t particularly cheap....
Indeed - £100 plus shipping for the basic model. Took me a lot of deliberation before I gave in, and needed several large drinks before I finally committed. I’ve always loved light gun games though, and reckon I’ll get some decent use out of it. Definitely overpriced though, and I’m amazed none of the console makers have designed their own versions yet.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by chelmsfordhammer91 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:07 pm

The SNES had a Super Scope. I was only 5 at the time but remembered it being huge.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by dasnutnock3 » Tue May 24, 2022 9:37 pm

You lot all seriously need to get hold of one of these.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by Up the Junction » Thu May 26, 2022 11:12 am

What are you using it with?

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by dasnutnock3 » Fri May 27, 2022 10:30 am

Up the Junction wrote:
Thu May 26, 2022 11:12 am
What are you using it with?
Mostly retroarch but have had it working with Teknoparrot, too. Dreamcast, Saturn, SNES, NES & PlayStation emus & roms so far. Incredibly, it’s even more accurate than even the best CRT guns were. SUCH a laugh going through the old classics.

I have a second retroarch instance on my game laptop, configured purely for the Sinden, so as to not have to keep reconfiguring every time I want to use it. All pretty simple once you’ve finished setup.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by Up the Junction » Fri May 27, 2022 3:46 pm

Thanks. Retroarch is awesome.

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Re: Sinden Light Gun

Post by dasnutnock3 » Fri May 27, 2022 3:52 pm

Up the Junction wrote:
Fri May 27, 2022 3:46 pm
Thanks. Retroarch is awesome.
Agreed, was a bit of a PITA in its early forms but has been rock solid for a long time. Only issue now is finding the correct cores for arcade roms, which can be highly infuriating.

Teknoparrot is an amazing bit of software but even more fiddly to configure. But supports much more modern arcade titles and really works beautifully with an Nvidia or AMD GPU.

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