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#1 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

A major Esports will experience a massive crash and/or mass cheating scandal

Star Citizen breaks $150million crowd funding

Amd cease development of CPU's or GPU's

A new, currently unknown VR company comes out the woodwork with something awesome

Microsoft fund an arcadey Mechwarrior game for XBL

Drew gets offered a major TV producer role he cant refuse

#2 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

mattjam30000 lvl22, looking for people to do tough vanguard missions and weekly missions with. Not interested in the pvp

#3 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: Wow thanks again Diz. Honestly I never played on a Time Crisis one machine that looked like that so building one is going to be a fun, interesting experience! I will do my best not to buy too big a TV! I dont think the one I will make will have anywhere near as fancy a front end to it as the one in the picture. I am still struggling to suss the dimensions out. How much space do you think there is between standing position of the operator and the screen itself, how recessed into the machine is it. Also is that a separate piece of glass at the front of the machine? Would that not mess with the Gun calibration?

#4 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: Yeah I think I will stick with CRT and PS1, like you say I have the gun and I know it works, I can also buy a few different guns with pedals to find one I like. Is 26 big enough for a shooter arcade game? I really have nor reference for this as I only remember playing it on the huge 2 player ones in arcades, and cannot remember the size of the screen we had at home!

#5 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: Hi Diz, thanks again for the fantastic reply. Ok I will pass on the huge screen for sure! The LCD emulation is not something I have looked into, how exactly would the lightguns work with a setup like that?

#6 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: What size do you think the CRT should be, screen size not including bezzle. I am guessing it needs to be 4:3. I was looking at 51inch but I think that's too big and I have a feeling its 100hz. Was trying to find the original spec for the screen but couldn't find that info

#7 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: Thanks for the nice detailed reply. You are right, thinking all this through is a little daunting! Finding the right tv is my main priority right now. I am going to start calling charity shops and local dumps to see if they have anything. The reason I would want to leave the tv as is, is like you say they can kill you if you touch the wrong part. As much as I want to do this project, I dont think im willing to mess around with an open crt and end up killing myself. Hopefully I can find a TV with not too much bezzle. As with the Ir sensor and speakers, because im designing the "shell" myself, i can make a hole for the Ir sensor at the least, not sure about speakers that depends on location on tv. I am definitely keen to get started but until I find a decent TV I cant really make any plans for the case itself

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#9 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@thephantomnaut: Looks like the guncon was an american peripheral, the only link I found was amazon.com so that sucks.

#10 Edited by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

@diz: Thanks for the replies everyone! I have a few questions for Diz.

The reason I say CRT is that I dont think the lightgun for the playstation works with an LED tv as I cannot get it to work on any TV in my house. I understand that voltages are a danger, but I was going to leave the screen as a full TV unit and not mess around with it, just leave it as a TV and build the cabinet around it.

@thephantomnaut : I would love to get the peddles and that, but I dont think they would work with a standard PS1 would they?