Well, I'm finally closer to getting a gun to work with MacMAME.
I now have owned 4 of the 6 guns out there which might work for MacOS... the Super Bio Gun, ActLabs - Version 2 - CRT, PC Virtual Gun - "Lik-sang", and now finally, the original version of Act Labs TV gun. (I haven't owned the original Act Labs CRT version or the Act Labs version 2 TV version yet.)
FIRST - HELP!
(Next, the roundup review)
HELP! - The Act Labs TV USB gun (original version) is nice and big, and has a pivot trigger with a solid click. It works/calibrates perfectly in MacOSX on my iBook on my TV.BUT, I can't get it to set-up right inside of MacMAME.
I tweaked and tweaked, and was finally able in MacMAME 0.66.2 to set my sensitivity settings down to about 30% or so and get my shots to hit maybe within an inch or so. (Full screen with Open GL). But, it feels like I'm trying the wrong thing. Especially since inside of MacOSX, it works great. (Yes, I recalibrated after the games start.)
Can anyone offer any support or help on getting it configured?
Okay, round-up of my other experiences...
Super Bio Gun - This is PS2. It requires both a PS2 keyboard and a PS2 mouse hookup to be powered up. I haven't gotten a proper PS/2 to USB converter, so I ran the keyboard hookup through my mini-pac and the mouse through my USB keyboard that has a PS2 mouse port. Could get the screen to flash, etc. But, it didn't quite work. Haven't tried it on a PC yet, or with a proper converter. Lots of these on eBay though.
ActLabs - Version 2 - CRT - This is the new tiny gun that looks like a little pistol. The thing's about the size and heft of a little lighter pistol. The trigger is on a slide, not a pivot, and it was too small for my finger. Horrible design. FLIMSY. Plus, I couldn't get it to work at all. It tried and clicks were picked up, but wouldn't aim anywhere. I returned it an got a refund. Waiting 4 months for a $90 piece of **** was a real disappointment.
PC Virtual Gun - Also known as the "Lik Sang" gun with the foot pedal. nice big gun in the hand. But, it was a bad gun. Tested it on Windows and Mac, and had the same result. It worked, but when you pointed to the top left quadrant, it treated that as the entire screen when aiming (i.e. a shot in the middle of the screen when to the bottom right corner). While searching for a fix, I found that this and another issue were common flaws of the gun. Can't recommend it. This was brand new, imported off of eBay. The guy gave me a refund.
There is another gun out there which is supposedly compatible with PS2, xBox, and USB on TV. (Not the Windows Guncon hack.) I contacted the Asian company that makes it, and have all of their contact info if anyone is interested in buying a sample one. (Couldn't justify the added expense of an international wire transfer.) Look at the MR-H013 3 in Gun on this page: http://www.lightruy.com/sdp/334358/4/cp-1454569.html