DAPHNE FAQ
Written by Matt Ownby

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Last updated on 2012-10-16 17:58:06

TOP QUESTIONS

 - DaphneLoader says that a game cannot be run because required files are missing. What does this mean?
 - Why do I have to insert a DVD to play Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, or Thayer's Quest?
 - Where can I get video/audio files for these games?
 - Where can I get the ROM image files for these games?
 - Why doesn't DAPHNE play the drawbridge scene in Dragon's Lair?
 - I've used DaphneLoader to auto-download Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, or Thayer's Quest. Does a valid DVD have to be in the drive every time I want to play this game?
 - Where do I get framefiles?
 - How can I get started using DAPHNE ?
 - I found some ROM images but they are way too small to possibly be what I'm looking for. Where are the real ROM images?
 - Are you going to emulate any other laserdisc games?

General Information

 - DaphneLoader says that a game cannot be run because required files are missing. What does this mean?
 - Why do I have to insert a DVD to play Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, or Thayer's Quest?
 - Where can I get video/audio files for these games?
 - Where can I get the ROM image files for these games?
 - I've used DaphneLoader to auto-download Dragon's Lair, Dragon's Lair 2, Space Ace, or Thayer's Quest. Does a valid DVD have to be in the drive every time I want to play this game?
 - Where do I get framefiles?
 - How can I get started using DAPHNE ?
 - I found some ROM images but they are way too small to possibly be what I'm looking for. Where are the real ROM images?
 - I've used DaphneLoader to download some files and now I want to use these files on another computer. How do I do this?
 - What is the purpose of DAPHNE?
 - Does DAPHNE support Dragon's Lair 2?
 - If I buy Digital Leisure DVD's, am I supporting DAPHNE?
 - Why do Daphne and DaphneLoader try to connect to the internet?
 - Has anyone thought about building a DAPHNE cabinet?
 - What's up with Goal to Go?
 - I asked a question and received a rude response. Why?
 - Does DAPHNE work with any LaserActive games?
 - Does DAPHNE support the European version of Dragon's Lair?
 - Where can I get previous versions of DAPHNE?
 - What is DAPHNE?
 - What font is used for the Daphne logo?
 - Why does the Daphne site have ads now?

General Problems

 - Why doesn't DAPHNE play the drawbridge scene in Dragon's Lair?
 - When I die in Dragon's Lair, I move to a new scene instead of playing the same scene over again. Why?
 - All the scenes in Dragon's Lair (including death scenes) end prematurely. Why?
 - How do I disable the move hints in Dragon's Lair 2?
 - The scenes in Dragon's Lair appear to be playing either in the wrong order or at the wrong times. Why?
 - Why is Dragon's Lair's audio "mono" instead of "stereo" ?
 - Can I remap the keys that DAPHNE uses?
 - When I try to click "Configure" in the DaphneLoader, I get some error. How do I fix it?
 - Sometimes I see death scenes appear briefly after I make a correct move in Super Don Quixote or Esh's Aurunmilla. Why?
 - DAPHNE can't control the parallel port for use with my real Dragon's Lair scoreboard. What's wrong?

MPEG2/MPEG1 Questions/Problems

 - What video/audio format does DAPHNE support? Does it support XVID, DIVX, MPEG4, MPEG2, MPEG1, MP3, etc?
 - I am unsatisfied with performance in DAPHNE. How can I improve performance?
 - Why does Windows Media Player play the mpeg2 video so much faster than DAPHNE?
 - My MPEG video has "interlacing" lines in it. What causes them and how can I get rid of them?
 - Does DAPHNE use its own mpeg2 decoder or does it require an mpeg2 decoder to be installed with Windows?
 - Does the resolution of my MPEG matter?
 - When I play an mpeg2 inside Windows Media Player, there are no interlacing lines, but when I play it inside DAPHNE, there are. Why?
 - MPEG playback in DAPHNE is very jerky. I've read your 'improving performance' document and done everything except upgraded my Win9x install. What could the problem possibly be?

Laserdisc Questions/Problems

 - Can I use Software Corner laserdiscs with DAPHNE?
 - Can I use a PAL Dragon's Lair or a PAL Space Ace disc with DAPHNE instead of the NTSC discs?
 - How can I make the game's graphics display on my TV if I am using a real laserdisc player?

The Future

 - Are you going to emulate any other laserdisc games?
 - How do I make an enhancement request (ie a "feature" request)?
 - I really want to help with DAPHNE but I can't program at all. What can I do?
 - A certain bug in DAPHNE has been bothering me. Do you intend to fix it?