Emulating Pioneer LaserActive (Mega-LD) games

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Post by Chilly Willy » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:23 pm

LAPProject wrote:Good news and bad news on the floppies. Good news is that, through methods I won't disclose, I DID manage to get ahold of their data and it does work correctly in DOSBox.

The BAD news is that the editor proper doesn't want to start since it doesn't detect the PC-1 PAC. And good luck finding that...
Did it come with any libraries... header files are often more useful than anything else. The Sega CD header files give you all the CD BIOS commands and whatnot, for example.

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Post by LAPProject » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:35 pm

Chilly Willy wrote:
LAPProject wrote:Good news and bad news on the floppies. Good news is that, through methods I won't disclose, I DID manage to get ahold of their data and it does work correctly in DOSBox.

The BAD news is that the editor proper doesn't want to start since it doesn't detect the PC-1 PAC. And good luck finding that...
Did it come with any libraries... header files are often more useful than anything else. The Sega CD header files give you all the CD BIOS commands and whatnot, for example.
Where would I look for them?

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Post by Chilly Willy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:08 pm

Wherever the data from the disks were installed to.

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Post by LAPProject » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:06 am

Chilly Willy wrote:Wherever the data from the disks were installed to.
Well, there are a lot of files to comb through...any place to start?

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Post by Chilly Willy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:14 am

LAPProject wrote:
Chilly Willy wrote:Wherever the data from the disks were installed to.
Well, there are a lot of files to comb through...any place to start?
Archive everything and post a link? :wink: :lol:

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Post by LAPProject » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:37 am

I'll get it up and send you a PM link.

Of course, all of this is for naught if Nemesis is still tied up.

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Post by Chilly Willy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:55 am

Well, having someone look through the stuff to see if anything looks useful is a good use of time while waiting on him. There might not be anything useful, but we don't know until someone who is used to looking through "stuff" for goodies has a chance to check it out. :D

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Post by bastien » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:13 am

LAPProject wrote:I'll get it up and send you a PM link.

Of course, all of this is for naught if Nemesis is still tied up.
Did you plan to make it public

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Post by sega16 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:32 pm

bastien wrote:
LAPProject wrote:I'll get it up and send you a PM link.

Of course, all of this is for naught if Nemesis is still tied up.
Did you plan to make it public
To me it sounds like he does not want to use up his bandwith on hosting this I am just speculating but he already did make it public by PM'ing chilly willy unless in the PM is says not to mirror it. I have a mediafire account and there appears to be no bandwith limit there I could mirror it if needed.

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Post by Chilly Willy » Fri Nov 23, 2012 6:11 pm

No PM yet, but there's no reason to make it public unless there's something worthwhile in it... unless someone wants a copy just for the sake of making sure all materials related to a console are saved for posterity. I can see that.

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Post by Nemesis » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:03 pm

I still don't have time to resume this project properly yet, but I'm interested in this software that's been unearthed. Does someone want to PM me a link? I'd like to take a quick look. Even if the files themselves don't look that interesting, disassembling the program might yield some insights into the hardware.

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Post by LAPProject » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:14 pm

PMs sent.

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Post by MNc99 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:56 am

Nice work, LAPProject!
Can I have a copy of the files as well, please? :D
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Post by Chilly Willy » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:30 am

The files aren't very interesting from a programmer's pov. There's no libraries or headers or anything remotely similar.

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Post by LAPProject » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:04 pm

Sorry you guys couldn't find anything useful. Since it's likely using an entirely different BIOS that the Sega and NEC modules I figured it wouldn't yield much interesting.

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