SPACE ACE IS SET FOR RELEASE IN HD DVD FORMAT -
The high definition HD DVD version of Space Ace was created and finished in 2007 by
Digital Leisure, but it was then cancelled and never released when the format war was lost
to Blu-ray. The Personal Computer Museum is resurrecting the HD DVD version in a
licensed, limited 250 copy release and is also including some special bonus perks in an
Indiegogo campaign. Various gameplay options and video commentary from
the creators will be included. November 2016 shipment is estimated.
(posted by Dave Hallock 10.04.16)
DEXTER SHIPS -
The first official release version of the Dexter laserdisc replacement has begun
shipping. Assembly and shipping will continue through the coming
weeks. The release includes meticulous last-minute tweaks to audio/video quality
and synchronization which have been deemed perfect by multiple testers. The
Dexter Manager software will allow easy firmware updates as they occur.
(posted by Dave Hallock 04.26.16)
DEXTER/MERLIN COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS ALLOWS INSTANT GAME SWITCHING -
As previously foretold by the developers of the two devices, it is now possible for
a Dragon's Lair or Space Ace arcade game equipped with both Merlin and
Dexter to switch between different games automatically! With multiple
laserdisc images loaded onto a Dexter laserdisc replacement board, the Merlin
MultiROM board's imminent firmware update allows users to instantly swap between
Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, & Dragon's Lair II: Time Warp
in a Cinematronics cabinet by using the joystick and button alone to select a game,
without opening the cabinet or powering down.
See it in action in the videos posted to the D-L-P forum, and see the
(posted by Dave Hallock 02.17.16)
DRAGON'S LAIR: THE MOVIE - FUNDRAISING CONTINUES -
Following the canceled Kickstarter campaign, the new
Indiegogo campaign has begun! The goal this time is $250,000 USD, which is
nearly the amount that was pledged for the previous campaign. Don and Gary are
determined to make this film, and things are looking great in the first couple hours of
contributions. Make it happen!
(posted by Dave Hallock 12.01.15)
DRAGON'S LAIR: THE MOVIE - OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY -
Animators Don Bluth and Gary Goldman have started a 30-day
Kickstarter campaign to raise $550,000 USD to produce a 10-minute teaser with
which they intend to seek further backing for the production of a theatrically-released
movie based on Dragon's Lair. Dragon's Lair fans have been waiting for such a
movie since Don & Gary first publicly announced their plans to create one in
1984. Now you can help make it happen!
(posted by Dave Hallock 10.26.15)
DRAGON'S LAIR II ENHANCEMENT -
Thirty-one years after the beginning of the game's development, Dragon's Lair II:
Time Warp is finally coming to the platform that it was originally intended
for... the Cinematronics Dragon's Lair/Space Ace PCB!
The new DL2E ROM promises to give
Time Warp the classic 1984 treatment that it's been missing for too long.
(posted by Dave Hallock 07.06.15)
MERLIN FIRMWARE UPDATES -
Merlin, the MultiROM and laserdisc player conversion hardware for Dragon's Lair and
Space Ace games, has been updated to allow the switching of ROM sets, and also the
changing of some settings usually controlled by DIP switches, via an on-screen menu
that can now be activated from the game's control panel while the current game is
still running. Additional plans for the future are to interact with the Dexter
laserdisc replacement board to allow complete external switching of games that
would normally need a laserdisc change, without ever powering down or even opening
the game cabinet!
(posted by Dave Hallock 07.06.15)
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