Merlin MultiROM -
Merlin is a direct replacement for the original EPROM board used in Dragon's Lair and Space
Ace. It includes Dragon's Lair rev F2, Space Ace rev A3, DLE, SAE, and optionally,
DL2E. Merlin allows ROMs to be swapped by using the joystick and button. For
more information, check the
European Versions -
Ace (83) was licensed to Atari for production and manufacturing in Europe. The
cabinet was very similar to the Cinematronics release, but the hardware,
including the laserdisc player was totally different. Atari sub-licensed
Space Ace to Sidam for production and manufacturing in Italy. Most of the
hardware for the Sidam version was the same as the Atari version, but the
cabinet design was totally
different. Space Ace (91) was licensed to Atari for production and
manufacturing in Europe. Atari sub-licensed Space Ace (91) to Elettronolo
for production and manufacturing in Italy. Most of the hardware for the
Elettronolo version was the same as the Atari version as well as the cabinet,
Enhancement ROMs -
These ROMs make use of the laserdisc's full potential. Check out Dave Hallock's
Space Ace Enhancement.
DIP Switch Remap -
With this replacement ROM image, your Space Ace DIP
switch settings will be more closely matched to Dragon's Lair. Also, the
skill level selection can now be set via DIP switch. Check out the
Space Ace DIP
Switch Remap page.
Swap - If the monitor in your Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, or
Thayer's Quest is not up to your liking, you can replace that monitor with a 19"
TV. The Monitor Swap Tech Page will
show you everything you need to know.
68705 Bypass Mod - Update
for older Rev. A DL/SA PCBs. See the
68705 Bypass Modification Tech Page for
Control Hack - Shaun Wood comes thru with a neat hack
for the "move beeps" in Dragon's Lair or Space Ace. Now you can adjust the
move beep volume if it is too loud or soft for your environment. Check one
Shaun's Space Ace Volume Control Hack.
Dragon's Lair can be played in a Space Ace cabinet
simply by changing the laserdisc and the EPROMS. Dragon's Lair II came
with a conversion kit for
Space Ace (91). The kit included a Space Ace laserdisc (91), control
panel overlay, marquee, two 'fire' buttons, and one EPROM.
Although the animation on this Space Ace (91) laserdisc was the same as the
original Space Ace version (83), they are not compatible with each other.
In other words, you cannot use an original Space Ace laserdisc and EPROMs in a Dragon's
Lair II nor can you use the Space Ace (91) disc and EPROM in an original Space Ace cabinet.
Engineering Mode - Engineering mode was designed to let the engineers play-test a scene without
having to play through the whole game. To learn more about this, check out
info on the Engineering Mode for Space Ace.
LD-V1000 Boot Switch - A simple inexpensive way to build a switch that issues a play command to the LD-V1000
or LD-V1001. Check it out here.
Easter Eggs - See some of the things the programmers / animators left in the game. Check
out Laserdisc Game Easter Eggs.