Official Software Info
The official Sinden software has the latest downloads and information:Sinden Website
The package includes Windows software, Linux x86 software, Raspberry Pi software and Windows 7/8 drivers (Windows 10 and 11 do not require drivers).
Main known issues from testing so far:
- There have been issues with Bluetooth modules; if you are having an issue with the app crashing, remove 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 players 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 players is unlikely to work.
- When assigning keyboard presses to the buttons, capital letters are misbehaving; use the lowercase letters for now. Upper-case letters are being processed as a "shift" key, which is wrong.
- LED projectors: does 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 the differences 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.
- If the camera is struggling to pick up the TV, check that you don’t have the backlight in an eco-mode or auto mode that makes it dim. You can see how well you pick up the TV on the camera feed.