Driver Software

The following software is for use only with official Sinden Lightguns and not for distribution by anyone other than Sinden Technology Ltd ©2020.

Latest version v1.2 for beta testers:

Includes Windows software, Raspberry Pi software and Windows 7 driver (Windows 10 does not require driver).

Main known issues from beta testing so far (please note this list is uncensored, I’m confident in the product to list the issues as accurately as I can for useful reference):

Few people finding offscreen reload not registering 100% of the time with their setup, still trying to fully understand the issue and looking to tweak the algorithm in a release soon. Make sure you don’t have offscreen enabled on the Sinden Lightgun software AND in your game/emulator, also it may be because you are too close.

One user had a stuck button, if this happens or if the pump action is a bit too sticky, just releasing the pressure in a couple of the screws at the front and back of the pump action and also underneath the pump action. Not loose, just not over tightened.

One user had a very stiff trigger, turned out the trigger spring was installed upside down, this might just be a one off. The user opened the case and turned the spring upside down and it was fine.

Windows application may give an error when you load it without a lightgun connected.

LED projector, did not work as fit for purpose on an LED projector, currently the recommendation is you need a lamp projector or maybe a laser projector (laser untested). The advice was always that it didn’t work very well with cheap budget projectors the guidance is now clarified to say avoid LED projectors for now.

CRT screen. One user was finding the video feed of their CRT screen was flickering too much for the lightgun to work. It did work with a CRT tv when previously tested. Still trying to understand what the differences are to give clearer guidance or identify a solution.

The general consensus was that I set the camera brightness and contrast too low in the original software release which has now been rectified.

In general when testing lots of different settings out and stopping and starting the lightgun continually, if you experience issues it is better to disconnect the lightgun, close the app and start again. If you can’t get back to the performance you had before, maybe try a fresh install of the software. This is just a good way to rule things out.

Windows 7 issue upgrading firmware, 2 users affected, currently trying to work this one out.

Windows 10, trouble starting the lightgun, make sure that the Sinden Lightgun app has camera permissions if you have more locked down permissions than standard. You shouldn’t need to do this.