I have done some further work on the Raspberry Pi / RetroPie and really pushed it to the max and managed to get Playstation Lightgun games working. I think it probably needs a further round of optimisation on PCSX-Rearmed to see if I can reduce the response time a bit. Running in normal graphics instead of high graphics cuts it down in half so next time I do a video I will use normal graphics.
Part of the fun with the Raspberry Pi is seeing how much functionality you can squeeze out of the hardware and thats what I’m doing at the moment. The fact that a £25/$30 device is able to do everything it does is incredible. However if you run on the PC without these constraints then the Sinden Lightgun has very high performance across all the different platforms.
I will add support for the Retroarch Lightgun Api in PCSX-Rearmed within a few months so all devices (not just the Sinden Lightgun work). One of the aims of my project is promoting Lightgun support in emulators and hopefully this will help this community on the Pi.
Games successfully played:
Time Crisis: Project Titan
Point Blank 1
Point Blank 2
Point Blank 3
Extreme Ghostbusters: Ultimate Invasion
Resident Evil Survivor
Judge Dredd (except for unrelated random crashing)
Die Hard Trilogy (with Guncon Patch) – Accuracy with patch is a fraction off
Lethal Enforcers 1 (with Guncon Patch)
Crypt Killer (with Guncon Patch)
Additional games that should work but untested:
Policenauts (with Guncon Patch)
Project Horned Owl (with Guncon Patch)
Star Wars: Rebel Assault 2 (with Guncon Patch)
Guntu Western Front June, 1944
Simple 1500 Series Vol.024 – The Gun Shooting
Simple 1500 Series Vol.063 – The Gun Shooting 2
Tested games not yet working (still hoping to resolve):
Die Hard Trilogy 2 – Cannot calibrate
Gunfighter: The Legend Of Jesse James – Cannot pick up Guncon at all
Galaxian 3 – Not convinced this has Guncon support
Thanks to the Guncon patches this pretty much covers all the major PS1 games. Area 51 is the only outstanding major title in my opinion and this should work in Mame on the Pi.
I’ve also subsequently to my video had a play with the Guncon lightgun flash removal cheats which all work in PCSX-Rearmed which is great.
Guncon patches/cheats are located here:
Since the video I have much improved the performance, will demonstrate soon.