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Old 15 August 2010, 03:14   #1
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I joined just to ask you guys about an Actionware Phaser...

I'm cleaning out my attic and I found an Actionware Phaser light gun I bought years ago thinking it would work with my sega. Anywho, I don't know anything about it and a google search turned me onto this forum. Anyone know anything about it? Thanks.
 
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Old 15 August 2010, 03:35   #2
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It works on specific actionware software for the amiga.

http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?...itstart=&find=

The games on that list besides prison should all use it.

As far as I know the gun will also work on the Atari 8-bit computers such as the Atari XEGS.


I also have one but mine is white and shares the same plastic as the atari gun.

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Actionware produced a few shooting games for the Amiga range of computers back in the 1980s. These phaser guns were designed to only work with Actionware games on the Amiga, however thanks to WHDLoad, a program which patches Amiga games to run from the hard drive instead of floppy disk, you can use these guns with all Amiga phaser games, including those from Actionware, Trojan and Loriciel. If you'd like to see the games that are playable with this gun and an Amiga, here they are:

http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?N_ref_publisher=18
http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?N_ref_publisher=611
http://hol.abime.net/hol_search.php?..._publisher=352

Of course, if you don't have an Amiga or aren't interested in getting one the gun isn't much use to you, but many Amiga owners would be happy to own one so we can play these games which we've had to use a mouse with due to the lack of Amiga-compatible phaser guns being available.
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Hehe, funny, I was going to mention the Atari XEGS too, but I'm not 100% sure if their phaser guns are the same as the Actionware gun or the Trojan gun.
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My actionware gun is identical to the XEGS gun. Shame I never tried it on the XEGS. I sold it recently but didnt have a way to get software to work on it anyway.

edit: I did try the actionware gun on whdload when support was still in beta and didnt have any luck. Maybe I should try it again. The sad part is, the gun isnt very accurate.
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Old 15 August 2010, 04:48   #6
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Thanks for the info! Should I post it in the marketplace section or just have people pm me? Oh, I'm in the US, so shipping price and time might be up there. None the less, you guys will get more use out of it than me.
 
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Remember these light phaser guns expect to be used on CRT screens....
If the Amiga ones are anything like the PSX versions then LCD screens are a no go.
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I've wanted one of these for years, so if no one else has already sent you a message about it I'd be happy to buy it from you provided it's something I can afford. How much do you want for it? I can pay through PayPal if you have that.
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