Labs Gun System review
Posted by Julio
Franco on December 22, 1999
Labs Product: Gun
my past experience with products coming from ACT Labs I had
very high expectations for this one, the first serious offer
of a Gun System for the PC.
concept of a Gun System reminds me of all the fun I had
playing Duck Hunt in the old Nintendo with the light gun
that came bundled with the first shipments of the console,
since then, light guns have been in constant evolution with
every good console that has arrived to the market.
we never saw any serious attempt from a company to introduce
a Gun System or something similar for the PC, well… one of
the biggest reasons was that compatibility was a huge
problem with any non-standard hardware peripheral in either
DOS or older builds of DirectX and we would have needed an
add-on card for using them.
to mention that a few years ago PC gaming wasn’t taken all
that seriously and if you consider that the ACT Labs Gun
System was in development for about a year and a half there
is nothing we can complain about.
are some specs of the GS:
system includes 2 guns and a handheld controller
rubber gun handle
soft rubber holster pockets
gun unit has 2 buttons (one trigger, one side
controller has a total of 3 buttons
for future weapons and accessories
ACT LABS own patent-pending technology
(all major chipsets)
with VGA video cards and CRT monitors
with extra large monitors (21" and above)
port and video computer connection
resolutions up to 1600 x 1200
functions as DirectInput controller
power supply included
mouse emulation option
expansion card required
full warranty and 30 day money-back guarantee
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