- Two internal virtual VMUs
- Support for VMU in-game screen indications
- Support for Rumble Pak
- PC connectivity
- Region-Free : Can be used with any game including NTSC "locked" games
- Support for any TV (including HDTVs)
- Embedded VMU menu for calibration
- Auto-reload feature
The new version of the LightConn is totally wireless, works on HD TVs, looks exactly like an official Dreamcast gun...and has a few other features with regards to the VGA compatibility, as Chris helpfully explains:
"As you can see, this particular unit is made from the original Dreamcast light gun. Of course, as this is the final product, you can see some new additions and refinements. These include an ON-OFF switch, power LED at the side of the gun and charging LED, and a charging port on the bottom of the gun's handle. Also, now there is no need for crude extra parts at the front of the gun.
In the prototype version I mentioned that LightConn will be using custom VGA cable.
I reconsidered knowing that this could be quite inconvenient for some users that already have their setups. So as you can see, the base unit now has an extra cable, with a small VGA pass-through adapter. This will be just plugged into the user's existing setup VGA box/cable as an intermediate connection."
- Chris Diaoglou
After the recent cancellations of certain Kickstarter projects through lack of support, it's encouraging that hardware development on the Dreamcast is forging ahead and even outdoing what can be seen on current gen systems. The LightConn represents a leap forward that no other console can boast - a fully functional, wireless light gun that works with flatscreen TVs.
purchase from his eBay store in the very near future. I pressed him on pricing and current costs are $135 for the modding service and $185 for the complete package without supplying your own gun. While this may sound high, Chris puts the pricing down to the need to acquire additional parts such as Wii sensors, remotes and the creation of the Bluetooth dongles and passthrough connectors as the reason for this.