Compatible Laserdisc Players - Pioneer PR-7820 (USA / Cinematronics), Pioneer LD-V1000 (USA / Cinematronics), Philips 22VP932 (Europe / Atari) and (Italy / Sidam), Sony LDP-1450 (1991 USA / Leland), Sony LDP-3600D (1991 USA / Leland), Philips VP380 (1991 Europe / Atari) and (1991 Italy / Elettronolo)
Pioneer PR-7820 - General Adjustment Manual (20 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Programming Reference Guide (30 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Programming Users Guide (13 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Operating Instructions (7 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Interface Guide (24 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Service Manual (81 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Schematics (27 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Cleaning the Optics (1 page)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Changing the Laser Tube (3 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Laserdisc Player Conversion Manual (8 pages)
Sony LDP-1450 - Owner Manual (19 pages)
Sony LDP-1450 - Service Manual (part 1) (50 pages)
Sony LDP-1450 - Service Manual (part 2) (19 pages)
Sony LDP-xxxx - Command Set Info
Philips 22VP932 - Service Manual (95 pages)
Philips VP-312 & VP-380 - Owners Manual (24 pages)
Philips VP-380 - Service Manual (67 pages)
Standard LD-V1000 firmware required - The LD-V1000 players that were used in the game Badlands contain firmware that was
modified by Konami. The EPROM in these players must be restored to Pioneer's original firmware to work in Space Ace.
Download the standard Pioneer LD-V1000 EPROM image.
Conversion Cards - The original Pioneer PR-7820, Pioneer LD-V1000, and Philips 22VP932 laserdisc players are not natively
compatible with any other model, making direct substitution impossible. Several products have been developed over the
years to allow replacement/upgrade of the laserdisc player.
Dexter is the newest product. Unlike the other products below
which convert to a newer laserdisc player model, no player or disc is needed with Dexter. The Dexter board is a drop-in
replacement which poses as a laserdisc player and plays the video for the game digitally, from a custom file format. Dexter
accepts the original commands from the PCB through the original interface cable. Dexter has been
going in and out of production multiple times, per demand, via pre-order process only.
LaserCon is a laserdisc player conversion card that allows the
PR-7820, LD-V1000, and 22VP932 laserdisc players to be replaced with newer supported Pioneer players. The original LaserCon
is no longer in production.
Also from LaserCon, Merlin-8000 is a MultiROM board that performs
laserdisc player model conversion at the source, by altering the communication protocols within the Space Ace ROM, as opposed to
intercepting and then converting the original signal outputs, which costs processing time. Multiple Pioneer models are
The Hi-Tech conversion card allows the original Pioneer laserdisc players to be replaced
with newer Sony laserdisc player models.
The LaserAce conversion card allows the game to use a variety of different Pioneer and Sony
laserdisc players. LaserAce is no longer in production.
PC Conversion - This do-it-yourself document instructs how to install a desktop PC,
and the accompanying software download, into your game cabinet to convert it from the Pioneer LD-V1000 to a Sony laserdisc player.