Emulating Pioneer LaserActive (Mega-LD) games

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Post by LAPProject » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:43 am

PsychShaman wrote:This is out of my price range, but this is definitely one that should be preserved.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-Pione ... 0814358078
Funny you should mention that...

...stay tuned.

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Post by Nemesis » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:41 am

Wow, Myst!? That's one MegaLD game I was sure we'd never see surface. I'd love to get that game ripped. Myst is a personal favourite of mine, I'm a big fan of the series. The hardcover books still have a special place on my shelf

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Post by Braintrash » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:48 pm

Hi,

I haven't yet read the whole thread but Mega LD emulation is something I would to see happening and if somebody isn't already up to the task, I can digitalize LDs (both video and sound).

I have all the stuff needed for and already did that for DVD-unreleased anime features (both LD and VHS, but VHS only when we don't have a LD source).

Cheers.

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Post by T.A.P. » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:14 am

Hi everybody!

I joined this forum specifically to offer my LD collection for dumping if it is needed.

Here's what I have so far:

US Mega LD:
Hi-Roller Battle
Hyperion
Pyramid Patrol
Rocket Coaster*
Space Berserker*
The Great Pyramid*
Triad Stone

Japanese LD-ROM2:
Angel Mate - coming in the mail

*This game was bought brand new and still shrinkwrapped, so they'll hopefully be a good source.

I also have a bid in for a Japanese Doctor Totoeki Mega LD on eBay right now, so I can offer that one too if I win it (so nobody else bid on it please :p).

In addition to that, I'm in the process of securing a relatively large Japanese collection of another 8 games, 4 each of Mega LDs and LD-ROM2s

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Post by LAPProject » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:11 pm

We ought to make a combined list of all the games we possess.

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Post by bakudandan » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:38 am

Braintrash wrote:Hi,

I haven't yet read the whole thread but Mega LD emulation is something I would to see happening and if somebody isn't already up to the task, I can digitalize LDs (both video and sound).

I have all the stuff needed for and already did that for DVD-unreleased anime features (both LD and VHS, but VHS only when we don't have a LD source).

Cheers.
Bit off topic but do you have any links to the anime you ripped? Just curious....

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Post by ICEknight » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:51 pm

Sorry if it's been already brought up (it's bee a while since I read through this whole topic), but have you guys contacted that Dave Spicer guy the Daphne dev is talking about in this topic? He might be able to help with dumping these.

Quoting the post:
I am here because I heard that Dave Spicer made a really cool FPGA hack
for the laserdisc player used in Firefox and that he was able to somehow
digitize the Firefox laserdisc's NTSC signal straight from a laserdisc player.

I am interested in learning more about how he did this because myself (and the other Daphne team members) are always looking at ways to improve our laserdisc capturing
skills. Being able to do a "raw" capture is one of our "end game" goals. I
am pretty sure that the MAME guys would be interested in this technique also.
Star Rider is actually one of the reasons I am looking into a more raw method of capturing laserdisc content. It is one of a handful of games which reads its frame number from the VBI section of the video signal, which presents a very interesting problem to be solved. The other games that also do this are Cliff Hanger, Goal to go, MACH 3, and Us vs Them (unless I am forgetting some).

Perhaps the man he's referring to is actually one of you guys, so please forgive me in advance. =P

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Post by Nemesis » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:09 am

Ok, I've been ignoring this project way too long. I've taken the opportunity this christmas holidays to pick up where I left off with this system. I've done a lot more hardware testing on the PAC-S1/S10 module and have now reverse-engineered most of the hardware interface for the LaserActive unit. I'll be releasing that information soon, once I get it a little closer to complete. I'm ready to start dumping disks though, so I'm starting a new thread now for loaning disks. If anyone is able and willing to lend MegaLD disks for dumping and ripping, head over to this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=1647

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Post by Braintrash » Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:23 am

bakudandan wrote:
Braintrash wrote:Hi,

I haven't yet read the whole thread but Mega LD emulation is something I would to see happening and if somebody isn't already up to the task, I can digitalize LDs (both video and sound).

I have all the stuff needed for and already did that for DVD-unreleased anime features (both LD and VHS, but VHS only when we don't have a LD source).

Cheers.
Bit off topic but do you have any links to the anime you ripped? Just curious....
Nope. Gave the discs back along with the rips to the people who loaned me the LD to do this. There wasn't features of interest to me, so I didn't keep anything nor followed what they did of it.

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Post by isamu » Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:41 pm

Keep us posted on your progress guys :)

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