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Post by yakmag » Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:52 am

demon cleaner wrote:I get most games running, of course not those which aren't fully implemented yet. Don't forget to make the framefiles for each game.
I have made the framefiles, when I start it up like I say it plays all the way thru, death scenes, the lot!!!

I'm configuring the buttons etc, but nothing works!!

I'll take a look at the site that Antiriad mentioned.

Thanks for your help guys!!

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Post by FatTrucker » Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:43 am

Working on the presumption you have the correct video files in the first place I have pasted a copy of my working D.Lair framefile below. The trick seems to lie in getting the correct video locations (the number preceding the filename) and having everything in the correct order.

I found daphne likes simple paths so put my framefiles in the same folder as the mpegs.

Using daphne launcher it should work ok. If you are still stuck post back here or send me a PM and I'll check your settings in daphne launcher to see if the problem lies there.

Hope this helps:

C:\\mpegs\\DLAIR\
150 dl-slates.m2v
323 dls00.vob.m2v
1366 dls01.vob.m2v
2044 dls01d1.vob.m2v
2085 dls01d2.vob.m2v
2133 dls01d3.vob.m2v
2213 dls01b.vob.m2v
2297 dls02.vob.m2v
2729 dls02d1.vob.m2v
2801 dls02d2.vob.m2v
2849 dls02d3.vob.m2v
2921 dls02d4.vob.m2v
2956 dls02b.vob.m2v
3041 dls03.vob.m2v
3349 dls03d1.vob.m2v
3421 dls03b.vob.m2v
3505 dls04.vob.m2v
3865 dls04d1.vob.m2v
3925 dls04d2.vob.m2v
3999 dls04b.vob.m2v
4080 dls05.vob.m2v
4639 dls05d1.vob.m2v
4663 dls05d2.vob.m2v
4711 dls05d3.vob.m2v
4759 dls05d4.vob.m2v
4839 dls05d5.vob.m2v
4875 dls05d6.vob.m2v
4923 dls05d7.vob.m2v
4983 dls05b.vob.m2v
5065 dls06.vob.m2v
5423 dls06d1.vob.m2v
5459 dls06d2.vob.m2v
5495 dls06d3.vob.m2v
5543 dls06b.vob.m2v
5625 dls07.vob.m2v
5947 dls07d1.vob.m2v
6039 dls07d2.vob.m2v
6091 dls07d3.vob.m2v
6199 dls07b.vob.m2v
6281 dls08.vob.m2v
6647 dls08d1.vob.m2v
6695 dls08d2.vob.m2v
6731 dls08d3.vob.m2v
6827 dls08b.vob.m2v
6909 dls09.vob.m2v
7489 dls09d1.vob.m2v
7525 dls09d2.vob.m2v
7549 dls09d3.vob.m2v
7597 dls09d4.vob.m2v
7649 dls09d5.vob.m2v
7673 dls09d6.vob.m2v
7745 dls09b.vob.m2v
7828 dls10.vob.m2v
8395 dls10d1.vob.m2v
8449 dls10d2.vob.m2v
8533 dls10d3.vob.m2v
8569 dls10b.vob.m2v
8652 dls11.vob.m2v
8925 dls11d1.vob.m2v
9009 dls11b.vob.m2v
9091 dls12.vob.m2v
9281 dls12d1.vob.m2v
9329 dls12d2.vob.m2v
9389 dls12b.vob.m2v
9471 dls13.vob.m2v
9821 dls13d1.vob.m2v
9881 dls13b.vob.m2v
9964 dls14.vob.m2v
10453 dls14d1.vob.m2v
10501 dls14d2.vob.m2v
10565 dls14d3.vob.m2v
10601 dls14b.vob.m2v
10684 dls15.vob.m2v
11269 dls15d1.vob.m2v
11317 dls15d2.vob.m2v
11349 dls15b.vob.m2v
11432 dls16.vob.m2v
11881 dls16d1.vob.m2v
11917 dls16d2.vob.m2v
11940 dls16d3.vob.m2v
11977 dls16d4.vob.m2v
12048 dls16b.vob.m2v
12132 dls17.vob.m2v
12477 dls17d1.vob.m2v
12537 dls17d2.vob.m2v
12585 dls17b.vob.m2v
12668 dls18.vob.m2v
13029 dls18d1.vob.m2v
13089 dls18d2.vob.m2v
13163 dls18b.vob.m2v
13245 dls19.vob.m2v
13803 dls19d1.vob.m2v
13827 dls19d2.vob.m2v
13875 dls19d3.vob.m2v
13923 dls19d4.vob.m2v
14003 dls19d5.vob.m2v
14039 dls19d6.vob.m2v
14087 dls19d7.vob.m2v
14147 dls19b.vob.m2v
14229 dls20.vob.m2v
14232 dls20.vob.m2v
14575 dls20d1.vob.m2v
14611 dls20d2.vob.m2v
14659 dls20d3.vob.m2v
14707 dls20b.vob.m2v
14788 dls21.vob.m2v
15306 dls21d1.vob.m2v
15365 dls21p1.vob.m2v
15486 dls21b.vob.m2v
15569 dls22.vob.m2v
16148 dls22d1.vob.m2v
16184 dls22d2.vob.m2v
16208 dls22d3.vob.m2v
16256 dls22d4.vob.m2v
16308 dls22d5.vob.m2v
16332 dls22d6.vob.m2v
16404 dls22b.vob.m2v
16486 dls23.vob.m2v
16976 dls23d1.vob.m2v
17024 dls23d2.vob.m2v
17088 dls23d3.vob.m2v
17124 dls23b.vob.m2v
17206 dls24.vob.m2v
18036 dls24d1.vob.m2v
18060 dls24d2.vob.m2v
18142 dls24b.vob.m2v
18224 dls25.vob.m2v
18378 dls25d1.vob.m2v
18486 dls25d2.vob.m2v
18522 dls25b.vob.m2v
18605 dls26.vob.m2v
19054 dls26d1.vob.m2v
19090 dls26d2.vob.m2v
19114 dls26d3.vob.m2v
19150 dls26d4.vob.m2v
19222 dls26b.vob.m2v
19305 dls27.vob.m2v
19872 dls27d1.vob.m2v
19926 dls27d2.vob.m2v
20010 dls27d3.vob.m2v
20046 dls27b.vob.m2v
20130 dls28.vob.m2v
20384 dls28d1.vob.m2v
20450 dls28d2.vob.m2v
20486 dls28d3.vob.m2v
20534 dls28b.vob.m2v
20617 dls29.vob.m2v
20928 dls29d1.vob.m2v
21000 dls29d2.vob.m2v
21030 dls29d3.vob.m2v
21072 dls29b.vob.m2v
21155 dls30.vob.m2v
21740 dls30d1.vob.m2v
21788 dls30d2.vob.m2v
21820 dls30b.vob.m2v
21902 dls31.vob.m2v
22418 dls31d1.vob.m2v
22478 dls31p1.vob.m2v
22599 dls31b.vob.m2v
22680 dls32.vob.m2v
23938 dls32d1.vob.m2v
23962 dls32d2.vob.m2v
23986 dls32d3.vob.m2v
24010 dls32d4.vob.m2v
24034 dls32d5.vob.m2v
24094 dls32d6.vob.m2v
24158 dls32d7.vob.m2v
24238 dls32b.vob.m2v
24320 dls33.vob.m2v
25098 dls33d1.vob.m2v
25146 dls33d2.vob.m2v
25194 dls33d3.vob.m2v
25300 dls33d4.vob.m2v
25360 dls33d5.vob.m2v
25396 dls33b.vob.m2v
25479 dls34.vob.m2v
25850 dls34d1.vob.m2v
25886 dls34d2.vob.m2v
25957 dls34b.vob.m2v
26040 dls35.vob.m2v
26578 dls35d1.vob.m2v
26613 dls35d2.vob.m2v
26637 dls35b.vob.m2v
26720 dls36.vob.m2v
27050 dls36d1.vob.m2v
27085 dls36d2.vob.m2v
27122 dls36d3.vob.m2v
27158 dls36b.vob.m2v
27242 dls32.vob.m2v
28498 dls32d1.vob.m2v
28522 dls32d2.vob.m2v
28546 dls32d3.vob.m2v
28570 dls32d4.vob.m2v
28594 dls32d5.vob.m2v
28654 dls32d6.vob.m2v
28718 dls32d7.vob.m2v
28798 dls32b.vob.m2v
28880 dls38.vob.m2v
31190 dls38d1.vob.m2v
31238 dls38d2.vob.m2v
31298 dls38d3.vob.m2v
31346 dls38d4.vob.m2v
31394 dls38d5.vob.m2v
31454 dls38d6.vob.m2v
31502 dls38b.vob.m2v
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Post by FatTrucker » Sat Jul 01, 2006 10:51 am

Something else I forgot to mention. The MPEG locator in daphne loader should be set to start at dl-slates.vob.m2v, in my case this reads C:\\mpegs\\Dlair\\dl-slates.vob.m2v

Simply modify the path to match your framefile location and you should be golden.

Anything else will produce the effect you are having with the game running through the animations in sequence but without any control.
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Post by GarryG » Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:03 am

Just thought I'd mention that there is a version of the ‘Space Ace’ DVD that won't rip/compile properly for DAPHNEY using dvd2daph.

The graphics seem to rip OK, but there is a problem with the parsing files.

I got a working copy of the compiled vob files sent to me and this almost worked although at times it seemed to produce a similar effect to the one mentioned here.

Don’t know it this is any relevance/help, but I just thought I’d mention it anyway as there aren’t much DAPHNIE threads going around ;)

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Post by yakmag » Tue Jul 04, 2006 11:59 am

Thanks for the info Trucker/Garry,

Will give it a whirl tonight.....

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DAPHNE Question ???

Post by driver695 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:38 pm

:?: DAPHNE Question :?:

Hi. I'm wanting to try to run the DAPHNE emulator on my laptop. But I'm a little worried by required file size (my laptop only has a 40GB Hard Drive).

I am able to obtain the MPEG files for each game on DVD. However, I was wondering whether I *need* to save them on my Hard Drive? :? (as to be honest there's not gonna be the room :cry: ).

So :idea: - Is it possible to run DAPHNE - and point it at my DVD drive as source of the MPEGS - then play away? (Swapping the DVDs for each game).

If Hard Drive installation is the only way to go...Could you give me a a rough idea of the size of the MPEG files needed for say Space Ace for example?

Many thanks in advance - Much appreciated :D

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Post by FatTrucker » Sat Jun 07, 2008 4:25 am

They should run fine from DVD. The Daphne guys have a deal with Digital Leisure now (who currently own a lot of the Laser game IP including Dragons Lair) allowing you to use their disks with the emulator. As a bit of a brucy bonus, thanks to this deal Daphne will now automatically download many of the Laser games when you select them to play, so it doesn't require all the framefile b*ll*cks anymore that used to put so many people off it. It just downloads the game and launches it. Very impressive.
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Post by driver695 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 7:33 am

Hi there.
Thanks for your reply FT.
I don't actually have access to Digital Leisure DVDs (being in NZ and all.....though I read they're in Poundland :shock: ).

What I was gonna get hold of were a set of 8 DVDs with all the laser disk MPEGs, Frame Files, ROMs, etc. from a reliable supplier I have dealt with before. It contains all files for 'Astron Belt' through to 'Who Shot Johnny Rock' :D .

I was just concerned about this whole storage issue. You really think it'll still work - as I really don't have HD space for near on 30 Laser Disk game files :(

PS. What is the size of the average game's MPEGs? - Say Space Ace?

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Post by oli_lar » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:18 am

Does it run other LD games? Like Laseractive/LD-ROM2/Mega LD & MSX LD games?

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Post by driver695 » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:49 am

oli_lar wrote:Does it run other LD games? Like Laseractive/LD-ROM2/Mega LD & MSX LD games?
Daphne? I'm not sure - Don't think so. The list I have of the ones I can lay my hands on are:
Astron Belt
Badlands
Badlands [re-encoded]
Bega's Battle
Cliff Hanger
Cliff Hanger [re-encoded]
Cobra Command
DL
DL (Prototype image)
DL 2 - Time Warp
Emulator and Support Files
Esh's Aurunmilla
Firefox
Galaxy Ranger
Galaxy Ranger [re-encoded]
Goal to Go
Interstellar Laser Fantasy
Laser Grand Prix
LaserDiskPlayer.gif
Mach 3
Mach 3 [resized]
SA
SA 1991
Super Don Quix-ote
Super Don Quix-ote [re-encoded]
Thayer's Quest
Time Traveler
Us vs Them
Who Shot Johnny Rock

I'm sure someone like FT will give you a more definitive answer.

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Post by GarryG » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:28 am

FatTrucker wrote:They should run fine from DVD. The Daphne guys have a deal with Digital Leisure now (who currently own a lot of the Laser game IP including Dragons Lair) allowing you to use their disks with the emulator. As a bit of a brucy bonus, thanks to this deal Daphne will now automatically download many of the Laser games when you select them to play, so it doesn't require all the framefile b*ll*cks anymore that used to put so many people off it. It just downloads the game and launches it. Very impressive.
Well I didn't know that!
I assume this is a newer version of Daphne than wot I have :o

I've got 4 or 5 of the Digital Leisure disk somewhere.

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Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:20 am

driver695 wrote:Hi there.
Thanks for your reply FT.
I don't actually have access to Digital Leisure DVDs (being in NZ and all.....though I read they're in Poundland :shock: ).

What I was gonna get hold of were a set of 8 DVDs with all the laser disk MPEGs, Frame Files, ROMs, etc. from a reliable supplier I have dealt with before. It contains all files for 'Astron Belt' through to 'Who Shot Johnny Rock' :D .

I was just concerned about this whole storage issue. You really think it'll still work - as I really don't have HD space for near on 30 Laser Disk game files :(

PS. What is the size of the average game's MPEGs? - Say Space Ace?
You don't need the DVD's mate. If you go over to the Daphne homepage Here, and download the latest version it will download any games you don't have the disks for automatically and you no longer need to set up framefiles etc.

Most LD games come in between 1Gb and 4Gb. Not sure about the new ones that you download directly through Daphne loader as they might use different/better compression. Most of the one's I have (old version) are .ogg files.
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Post by GarryG » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:30 am

So are the 4 games it downloads PD now?

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Post by FatTrucker » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:40 am

GarryG wrote:So are the 4 games it downloads PD now?
Nope but Digital Leisure have given the Daphne folk limited permission to allow the games to be downloaded for free for home use with the emulator (the licence can be read on their site). So no its not PD but it is all legal and legit.
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Post by GarryG » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:49 am

I'll have a look then.
I never did get my copy of Space-Ace to rip and run properly from the DVD!




[hint] This might even be worthy of some article space in RG [/hint]
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