I'm not sure if the light guns work with projection TVs. There is a new one out called a Scorpion 3 that is 100Hz compatible. I've also seen a GunCon faq that had a list of TV's they did and did not work with. Hitting google with the right key words may help. Good luck.
Joined: Aug 21, 2003
Posted: 2003-08-25 09:21
Hi GMGQ, I think that Whichboard has hit on the problem, most RPTVs are 100Hz so this will prevent the vast majority of light guns working on them, but as suggested the new Scorpion is 100Hz compatible so it should work on your T.V. however, note the warning in your PS2 maual that the machine is not to be used on RPTVs.
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I just brought one from Play-Asia that is suppose to be 100Mhz compatible, but on the box it says it will NOT work with Projection TV (Don't know if they mean front projection). I will be trying it out tonight on my RPTV. It is suppose to be HDTV compatible as well, but, not HD from my PS2......
Although I suppose Sony DRC will change it to 480P.....Is that HD ?
The funny thing is, I could have swear that all the Time Crisis 2/3 games in the arcade are on RPTVs......
Just for completeness, my supposely 100Mhz compatible light gun does NOT work with my RPTV.
I am actually somewhat confused aboout the 100Mhz. Since it is CRT, there is really beam of light reflecting off the screen.......There isn't a frequency to speak off from a scanning point of view, right ?
Anyway, still searching for a light gun that will work on RPTV. I was sure there used to be a pelican gun that claims it will work on RP and HD TVs......
It's 100Hz the frequency, not 100Mhz the speed. Just for clarification. It's the frequency of the monitor that projects the image onto the screen. Kind of like a CRT monitor you can change the frequency in the setup. It's unfortunate that your gun didn't work. At one point I found a list of lightguns and RPTV's they worked with. I'll have to do some searching to see if I can find it again. But I remember that some guns worked on some but not other RPTV's. I'm not sure what the differences were since I don't have any games that require a gun and didn't take the time to look hard.
Edit: Hmm.. I'm seeing it as both 100Hz & 100Mhz. I wonder if there's a difference or if they are talking about the same thing.
[ This message was edited by: Witchboard on 2003-10-06 13:38 ]
So, just a guess here...I assume there's no way in the world I'll be getting the original Time Crisis to work on my component video PS2 hookup with my CRT, 16:9 TV. Tried multiple times to get it to work somehow but it just won't register, even with a composite (I hope that's the right one to use for the single, yellow RCA plug...I keep getting the two mixed up) hookup. I don't think my TV is supposed to be incompatible, but then, they keep saying the original Guncon won't work on those kinds of TVs anyway, even with a Guncon2-style gun in Guncon 1 mode.
If you TV isn't a rear projection set then it may be possible to get it to work. I haven't seen any component cables with the gun connection. Maybe I just haven't seen them, but with new TV technology and the outdated gun games, it will probably be difficult to get it working. I use an old 27" set to play all my PS1 shooting games in the bedroom.
Joined: Nov 28, 2003
From: UK (Peterborough)
Posted: 2003-11-28 08:10
Hey guys... I've found a way to make the GUNCON2 work with 100hz TV's.
So far I've only be able to confirm Time Crisis 2 and Time Crisis 3.
When on the Calibration screen. Point the GUNCON2 away from the screen. Hold trigger and press the SELECT button (it's on the Left hand side of the gun, nearest the muzzle). This will put the calibration into 100hz mode and a little 100Hz message will appear on-screen to confirm this.
It's then possible to calibrate as normal.
I've done this with my Sony KX32FQ70U 100hz digital scan TV and it works perfectly!
However, since I'm in the USA, I dunno what the equivalent of your set is here. I noticed specific examples of RPTV sets, but has anyone here gotten their Sony CRT set to work with the Guncon2 yet? The sets I have are the 40XBR800 and the 32FS100. Please advise if the Guncon2 will work or if another gun will (Scorpion 3?).
I would buy the Guncon2 and test it, but the salespeople stated that since it comes bundled with Time Crisis 3, if I open the box, it's as if I opened the game and that would render it un-returnable.
Well, I took the plunge and imported the BLACK japanese Guncon2 from lik-sang. I followed dakar4x4's advice and sure enough, it goes into progressive scan mode and calibrates perfectly! Thanks SO much!
Only one prob though, I can't get it to work on my 40XBR800, but it works like a charm on my 32FS100. When I do the dakar4x4 trick (wow, you got a trick named after you now !) on the 40XBR800, the crosshair still won't center properly. I've been told by my geek buddies at EBoutique that XBR sets will not work with ANY lightgun (even Xbox?...darn..) Oh well, still a great game and happy to be able to play it. Thanks again!
Joined: Nov 28, 2003
From: UK (Peterborough)
Posted: 2004-01-12 05:10
Hey Simon, glad you're working Ok... But tell me, what's this 'Black GunCon2'? Mine are a horrible Blue colour, Black sounds much nicer! Do you have a URL of where you got yours from?
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