DRAGON'S LAIR ENHANCEMENT ROM SET VERSION 1.1 - 29 February 2000
Created by Dave Hallock
These ROMs enhance the gameplay of the original Dragon's Lair arcade game (Cinematronics 1983) by using the full potential of the laserdisc. The methods that were used to shorten scenes and keep the game brief have been eliminated. Some presentation has been reworked, and some new choices and branching during play are possible, all without a complete change to the game structure. Also, a handful of typos in the original data that cause negative effects have been discovered and corrected.
View the quick list of the main enhancements that these ROMs provide (surprises revealed). Full disclosure of all changes is included with the download.
There are two ROM sets; each set contains four ROMs.
Set DLE_11_P is optimized for the PR-7820 laserdisc player & rev. A boardset.
Set DLE_11_L is optimized for the LD-V1000 laserdisc player & rev. C boardset.
The only difference between the two ROM sets is how values of time are defined. Different disc player & boardset combinations behave differently. Each ROM set has been fine-tuned for its hardware configuration specified above; however, both new ROM sets will function with any configuration and play the same game. If you are using an LD-V1000 with a modified rev. A boardset, or a PR-7820 with a rev. C boardset, it is recommended to use the ROM set optimized for your disc player. If you are using any other newer model of disc player, you should probably use set DLE_11_L, but only trial & error will determine which set works better for you. Dragon's Lair uses type 2764 EPROMs or compatible.
DLE version 2.1 is now available.
DLE version 1.1 replaced DLE 1.0 by restoring all of the game difficulty options found in the revision F dipswitch settings chart. DLE 1.0 only functioned correctly with the easy difficulty setting.
The download contains readme11.txt. This complete text file, or a printout of it, MUST accompany all distribution of DLE.
It is a record of how these ROMs differ from the original. Keep it together with the ROM files. Keep a printout with your game cabinet, including through any change of ownership. Please don't leave new owners clueless. Thank you!
DOWNLOAD DLE_11_L.zip NOW! (27KB) (optimized for LD-V1000/rev C PCB)|
DOWNLOAD DLE_11_P.zip NOW! (27KB) (optimized for PR-7820/rev A PCB)
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