Re: [stella] Light gun/pen

Subject: Re: [stella] Light gun/pen
From: crackers@xxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 1997 01:20:27 -0400 (EDT)
In article , you wrote:
>In article <Pine.BSI.3.96.970930094347.19349B-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, you wrote:
>>On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Eckhard Stolberg wrote:
>>> I don't have a lightgun, but I think it is the same as a paddle with a
>>> photo sensor instead of a potentiometer. You would read it the same way
>>> and it would take longer to recharge depending on how much light reaches 
>>> the sensor. Since the amount of light, that reaches the sensor, depends
>>I think it's more than that with Atari systems at least, otherwise light
>>pens would not work as paint programs or pointing devices.  Such a system
>>as you describe is far too crude for anything but the early pong systems
>>and you wouldn't be able to differentiate between hitting one object or
>>another, etc....
>I think that other method of lightgun detection is how the NES works.
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