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 Post subject: Daphne's Euro Dragon's Lair & Space Ace emulation
PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:23 pm 
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I only want to report some little issues that occurred while playing on "OUR" ( I'm italian , heh ! ) wonderful blue-screen Dragon's and Ace on Daphne ! I called them "little" because they don' t cause a trouble in the game ( they can be played and completed just like in the real arcades ) , but the emulation of their blue-screen and audio are not perfect .

First of all I have to thank very much Mark Broadhead who provided the drivers for the emulation , and , of course , Mr. Matt Ownby , who also had the patience to listen me ... :D

Mark ! Heh ... I'm the one who worked with Matteo Marioni on the captures of the ORIGINAL discs , then I did some encodings & conversions to produce nice mpegs for Daphne ! Yeah it was me that tried and tried the games to report to you various issues ( quickly solved , indeed ) , and probably I'm the one who bothered you :oops: !

Well , about the VIDEO :
_there are some vertical blue lines while the virtual disc player perform "seek" and "skip" commands
_blue screen might appear instantaneously between two different scenes and stay for few seconds , displaying current lives left and score.
Daphne's euro games sometimes display it just for an instant , with a second of "black" ( I said "a second" ... it might be more or less , depending on the delay given to the vldp :) )

... about the AUDIO :
_"Volume of all audio besides VLDP" must be set at a maximum of 50% , otherwise the audio will distorce loudly
_in the arcade machine beep & buzz sound generator is connected with the ONLY RIGHT audio amplifer , while in Daphne we can hear those sounds coming from BOTH L & R channels .
[ P.S. it is the same in U.S. versions : Daphne beeps and buzzs on both audio speakers instead of "only" the right one : I solved that little difference from a "real" arcade machine by editing the sampled sounds and telling Daphne to use them instead of emulateds ... :wink: .
> It could NOT be done for Euros , because they only use emulated sounds , and the dedicated option on DaphneLoader gui does not have effect <
Cliff Hanger has almost the same defect : the arcade plays beep & buzz on the LEFT channel only ... ]

... and that's all

:)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:31 am 
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hi I am new and Italian, would I like to know why I don't succeed in unloading vldp_dl2 for the Italian version of dragon's lair with daphne loader? does it seem that the relative data are lacking, how come?


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 Post subject: Autodownload of DL and SA Italian stop at 8%
PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:18 pm 
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Hello I'm new and italian, I have the same proble, I want to play the italian version, I have Digital L. dvd but I have a problem with downloading DL and SA italian (PAL) version the autodownload stop at 8% why? (the other versions the download was ok).


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:55 pm 
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Well ... when euroDL & SA torrents were just released you could shoot them down to your PC in less than one day , because there were LOTS of peers / seeders ... that are no longer "on" , at the moment .

I'll be "on" in a few minutes , and I could talk with some other people to tell them to stay "on" , too .

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Thanks a lot! I'll try again. One question: the number of lives that are in the form of swords are present only in the italian version? or there is a way to show them in the other versions?
Ciao e grazie ancora! (stasera accendo)


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Remaining lives are represented in the form of (red) rectangles with a (blue) sword inside (we used to call them "moffins"... AARGGH !!!). Those rectangles, with current player (red) and relative score (white) are part of the in-game "blue screen" , typical of European (Atari) and Italian (Atari-by-Sidam) version of Dragon's Lair and Space Ace , which is represented on the screen every time the game change the scene or the player dies .
When the attract mode is "on", that blue screen shows alternately the "insert coin" and the " Best score - Last score" pages .

American releases of DL and SA shows score and lives on a LED score board display placed between the two audio loudspeakers .

... but I suggest you to watch & read on Dragon's Lair Project (D-L-P) pages which could teach you almost EVERYTHING about lasergames ... ;)
http://www.dragons-lair-project.com/

Ok ... this evening I'll keep it "on" !

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Ok, thanks, my pc it's always on...now I've reached 11%...(dl rate 2-5 kbs).
OT: I have a problem with DL sound (DL2 and SA are ok) in my cabinet the initial voice is ok but music and effects are very ver very low (praticamente non si sente)...I don't think it depends that is mono...please help... :(


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OK... be patient :wink: !

Strange audio issue that your... you can correctly hear narrator's voice and you don't hear anything else... and Space Ace (that use the same "driver") sounds nice...
...mmmmmmm...

SO

>The "OFFICIAL" DL, correctly downloaded from the DDL, works great in all its parts... video, audio, frame parsing...
Well, first I suggest you to check if Daphne's audio settings are correct. Go in the "Dragon's Lair > Configure > Audio" window and verify if "Volume of VLDP" is not muted or at a low percentage...
If those settings are already "ok" then I think it could be an audio file problem.

>If you have a "NON-OFFICIAL" ( :evil: ) DL, then I could NOT help you in any way.

Note:
Dragon's Lair audio track isn't mono-aural, simply the voice of the narrator and Princess Daphne's are placed on the left channel, while all the rest sounds on the right one.
If you use "Emulated sounds" beeps and boops sounds from both channels (mono).
"Real" arcade DL & SA games sounds those beeps and boops on the right channel , so if you want a "full emulation" you (simply) have to edit all DL sounds (that work for Space Ace, too) in "sounds" Daphne's folder.

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Thanks I'm now 20%... :roll: I'll try your solutions, I've original dvd video of DL... :wink:
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Hi Michelo74

Be patient , 'cause there's few people who can seed now !!!

... "my" solution ?
Hehe ... it's the ONLY solution !!!
Throw all the rest in a landfill and get Daphne's !
( getta la "robaccia" e tieni SOLAMENTE gli mpegs "ufficiali" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

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 Post subject: Re: Autodownload of DL and SA Italian stop at 8%
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:49 pm 
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michelo74 wrote:
Hello I'm new and italian, I have the same proble, I want to play the italian version, I have Digital L. dvd but I have a problem with downloading DL and SA italian (PAL) version the autodownload stop at 8% why? (the other versions the download was ok).


If you want to do this download and haven't already, now is the time. You may miss your opportunity if you wait for just a few more days.


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Yeeeeeeeeah !!!
That's what I mean for "collaboration" !

p.s. Italian friends ! Tell me when you have your torrents completed !

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I've finished few days ago, thanks a lot my friends! Now I'll try this version nad I hope not have sound problem (I tried only official mpeg).
Grazie ancora. Mitici..... :P


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Yess !!!

For audio & video issues ( nothing that could affect the gameplay ) I suggest to read the first post of this topic ;) .

CIAO e ...

ENJOY playing Euro DL & SA !!!

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good job,
however,nobody has contacted me for captured the mpeg from my original philips pal dl discs,that are free rot.
it means you had no need of it, i ve understand that you have used NTSC disc for a pal work.....



see you

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Hello I'm new and new york escort italian, I have the new york asian escort same proble, I want to play new york escorts the italian version, I have Digital L. dvd but I have a problem with downloading DL and new york asian escorts SA italian (PAL) version the autodownload stop at 8% why? (the other versions the download was ok).


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I canNOT check Daphne torrents because I still NOT have my PC connected to the net... Maybe this evening I could do something , unfortunately without a cabled dsl ( I can count on my phone only , for now ... ) .
I'll tell you something ...
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OK , it's about a week I have vldp_dl2 torrent turned on , so I AM SEEDING !

I noticed that several people downloaded files , but NO ONE said a poor "thank" to Daphne members who keep their PCs/servers swithced "on" all the days , maybe just for seeding ...

Is it kinda' a "hit and run" ?

I think it would be a correct behaviour at least post here :
" GREAT !!! I got all that I need to play AGAIN my fav's !!! THANKS to all , guys "

... it's not a waste of time or money ...

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Good Job !
MACDLSA, I creed in you
i would finally play on my mamecab with the originals!! pal frames and sidam roms without blue lines :(

waiting for this great job

bye bye

www.c64sd.roxer.com :)


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