Is it possible to emulate the lazergames?

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Is it possible to emulate the lazergames?

Post by QRS » Tue Apr 11, 2000 12:30 pm

I was just wondering if there is a way to emulate
the classic lazergames like Space Ace, Dragons Lair,Astron Belt

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I4m not got at the technical matters if emulators, and as I
have never seen any of those games emulated i suppose those games
are hard or maybe impossible to emulate.

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Anyone who knows??

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I think i have seen the Space Ace rom dumped on some site somewhere(i may be wrong)
but never any emulator that claims to emulate the game..

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Regards

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QRS

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Alex Weir

Post by Alex Weir » Tue Apr 11, 2000 12:30 pm

QRS,
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Dragons Lair, and Space Ace are available on DvD. I think you can
order them from somewhere on the following URL:

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http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/

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Slan,
ALEX

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Ian Sutton

Post by Ian Sutton » Tue Apr 11, 2000 12:30 pm

They seem to already be emulated! Unfortunately it looks like you
need the original discs and a laser disc player too. Try:
http://www.xmission.com/~redflame/daphne/

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Post by *** » Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:30 pm

Dragons Lair is a wip driver in Mame.

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Vaz

Post by Vaz » Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:30 pm

Well, the fact is: you can buy the 3 games (Drag's Lair 1 + 2 and
Space Ace) at http://www.digitalleisure.com; I did (it isn't a bad price, you
know) and I'm quite satisfied. The games are great played in a *SMALL*
window; if you want to play them in full screen mode... well, you
asked for it... obviously I refer to the CD-ROM version. Digital
Leisure has already released the DVD versions but I can't tell
anything, I just can suppose the quality should be much greater.
The roms you saw are EROMS (I don't know what the hell they are but so
it is written in the notes in the zipped file) for Pioneer and LDV
1000 laser players; in fact they are just 40 K each...

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Tommi

Post by Tommi » Thu Apr 13, 2000 12:30 pm

I tried this emulator called winUAE /dos uae, it emulates amiga
homesystem. Maybe those space ace roms were for it. I could only get
intro to work. Game is divided into several "disks" and I couldn't
figure out how to change them to start the game. Well, graphics are
really CRAPhics so it doesn't matter. Now have to look if
digitalleisure sells those CDs to Europe, bye

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Vaz

Post by Vaz » Thu Apr 13, 2000 12:30 pm

Yes they do, the Dragon's Lair Deluxe Pack (DL 1 + 2 & Space Ace) it's
about 50 US $. Don't know anything about the DVD version.

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scott lewis

Post by scott lewis » Tue Jan 30, 2001 12:30 pm

i have recently purchased space ace, dragons layer and dragons layer
ii time warp on dvd video for £17.99 each from mvc record store

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Chad

Post by Chad » Tue Jan 30, 2001 12:30 pm

So how do the dvds play? are they arcade realistic? are they just
movies you can't interact with? are they playable only via computer
or can you play them with any dvd player?

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Kurgan

Post by Kurgan » Fri Oct 19, 2001 12:30 pm

Okay guys, Digital Leisure, http://www.digitalleisure.com (or is it
www.digitaleisure.com ? whichever one works) has released several
versions of Dragon's Lair.

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The first one was on CD-ROM, which you can get it's called
the "Deluxe Pack" was released some time ago. From what I've read the
quality is crap, but it's cheap. This pack includes Dragon's Lair, DL
II: Time Warp and Space Ace.

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Then they released two versions of each of those titles for DVD.

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For each title there is a "DVD-VIDEO" and a "DVD-ROM" version. The
DVD-Video will work on a DVD player or a DVD-Rom on a PC (not Mac)
running Win95/98, I believe you can download patches from the
official site if it doesn't work in ME, 2000 or NT.

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According to what I've read (I can't say too much because I haven't
played the original arcade, but this is what hardcore fans tell me)

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The DVD-VIDEO version leaves out many scenes from the arcade, and
there are LONG pauses (almost a full second I think) and it doesnt'
work on some DVD players. But then they say that if you play it on a
DVD-ROM drive with a good machine the pauses are less noticeably.
This version also has a "Watch" feature letting you watch the whole
thing as a movie, which is cool, in addition to playing it. Also
there is a bit of fluff on the disc with interviews with the people
who made the game (or maybe it was fans talking about the game, not
sure). So there is a DVD-Video version of all three, I haven't seen
them in stores, but they aren't cheap (order from DL for like 30-40
bucks each).

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The DVD-ROM versions dont' feature any of the interviews or "watch"
feature, but you do get ALL Of the scenes from the arcades. However
the scenes are still left out of the actual game, and they are just
VOB files on the disc, so you can open them up in windows and watch
them, they just don't flow with the game. The DVD-ROM version runs in
a window, which is big, but it's not TRUE full screen. The pauses are
much smaller than on the DVD-Video version supposedly. The DVD-ROM
version of Dragon's Lair contains a LOCKED version of Space Ace, that
you can pay Digital Leisure to UNLOCK for you, for a cheaper price
than buying Space Ace seperately.

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Now from what I've been told, the arcade version BEEPED when you made
a decision, whereas all the DVD disc versions show icons on the
screen etc, with arrows, swords, colors to show you did it
right/wrong. Also in the original arcade you had coins, and you saw
the "drawbridge" scene in the demo only. In the DVD home versions you
can PLAY the drawbridge apparently.

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The Mame team has stated that they probably WILL NOT release the
driver for Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Why? Because it only works
with the DVD-ROM version in Win95/98. What is the point of playing it
if you have the DVD? Because it lets you insert coins and it includes
the missing scenes (form the VOB files on the disc) and it might also
randomize the scenes like the arcade (in the DVD home versions they
are always the same branching order, I'm told).

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Now if you download the Mame source and compile your own version,
perhaps you can enable this feature, good luck getting it to work (
you need the DVD-ROM version of Dragon's Lair). Also I think it
doesn't work with the UNLOCKED space ace. Could be wrong about that
though.

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Now there is ANOTHER emulator that recently came out called Daphne
(which has its own site.. check http://www.arcadeathome.com for links in
their emulators section or news page). Daphne is complicated because
it requires you to hook your laser disc player to your PC then to
your TV, and use your keyboard/gamepad/mouse to control the onscreen
action. So you need TV out I think, plus you need the ACTUAL
laserdisc. So get on ebay....

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Daphne can also be used with an encoded MPEG-1 video of the original
laserdisc, which you will have to author yourself from the original
disc, unlesss you can find a copy to download (probably over a gig)
or know somebody that has it. Daphne will also run with the DVD-ROM
version, supposedly, in much the same way the Mame driver would.

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Now in addition to these already released versions there is a game
called Dragon's Lair 3D coming out, which is NOTHING like the other
games. Instead of a movie, it's a third person action adventure game
like you'd expect from the likes of Tomb Raider or Heretic II. I saw
this at E3. It looks cool because it has the same animation effect as
you'd expect, like a 3D cartoon. It's not out yet....

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Now let me reiterate, this is all information fans have posted that
I've taken in, I have not played any of these games yet.

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Also, if you want the best port available, I WOULD WAIT A BIT. DL
recently announced they would release this month a NEW CD-ROM version
that includes all the removed scenes, has arcade perfect gameplay,
etc and has the watch features and interviews, etc. Sounds like it's
perfect, although it would be neat to be able to play it on your DVD
player.

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But anyway, it's for the PC, and it was supposed to come out
yesterday, but check your local stores, or wait for DL to put it on
their order form.

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Cheers!

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Adam CUNDY

Post by Adam CUNDY » Tue Jan 15, 2002 12:30 pm

Dragons Lair(Deluxe Pack) is great, but will only work under Windows
95/98.

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If anybody knows of anyway to get the 3 games to work under Windows
XP, then can you E-Mail me the solution.

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Thanks.

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