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.

Pedal software (new), please see the pedal page here:

Main software download

Includes Windows software and drivers, Linux X86 software, Raspberry Pi software.

v1.08 publish 22nd July 2022

v1.07 publish 14th January 2022:

If you have firmware older than v1.06 please update inside the windows software to v1.06. Most new lightguns should already be on v1.06.

This includes the draft software and instructions for connecting to PS1 and PS2 hardware as either a Guncon45 or Guncon2.

There is an unofficial Raspberry Pi4 build linked on the wiki here:

New Windows Software V2.00 Beta 1st September 2022

For advanced existing users please try the new version of the windows software V2.01 beta, not recommended for new users:

Highlights include running 2 lightguns in a single instance. The software is designed to be simpler to use and sit in the background more like a driver. The lightguns automatically start when you physically connect them and sleep until you pull the trigger to wake them when needed. So more suited to be installed on home built arcade cabinets where you don’t want to have to start/stop the lightguns like previously. The software can be added to your windows auto start folder to run on boot and you can tell it to start minimized in the task bar.

It has not had much testing yet so strange issues are highly likely as so many changes have been made. The pedal configuration functionality has not yet been added but will be soon.

Please feedback via email any bugs or improvement ideas on the beta to
contact at sindenlightgun .com, please add beta feedback to the email title.

Main known issues from testing so far:

There have been issues with bluetooth modules, if you are having an issue with the app crashing, removing your module or disable it and try again.

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

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.

If playing 2 player and you have issues, try using a different usb controller where possible, connecting one at the front and one at the back, or try one in a blue USB3 port and one in a black USB port. A powered hub in windows 10 for 2 player is unlikely to work.

When assigning keyboard presses to the buttons, capital letters are misbehaving, use the lower case letters for now. Upper case letters are being processed as a shift key which is wrong.

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.

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.

Android Beta

This is a very raw beta of an Android driver. Please see the readme file in the archive for more info. Requires Android V9 or higher and also some kernel pre-requisites. Currently only recommended for advanced users of Sinden Lightgun and Android.

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