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Re: Dragon''s Lair home conversions

Post by dolligan » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:10 pm

patmanqc wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:33 pm
I have not found this type in version you are speaking of. The reason I didn't call the Amiga version a proper version is because it was not complete. I seem to recall reading only 40% of the game was included in the original Amiga release. The mega CD version was complete and proper aside from the loss of color.
Ah right - fair enough!
Interestingly while digging through the dark corners of the internet looking for the elusive "type-in" version of Dragon's Lair, I found a few versions which have DL and Escape From Singe's Castle sewn together into one Amiga CD game - I don't think they are exactly official releases though.

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Re: Dragon''s Lair home conversions

Post by ncf1 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:13 pm

slacey1070 wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:23 pm
The DS version is pretty good.
agree! I just played it yesterday actually, first time I think Ive ever played a version of Dragon's Lair all the way through, even though Ive had lots of different versions of it. I think the DS is perhaps the most 'playable' of any of the versions ive played. Having said that geez.. its an awful game, just not fun. But a huge and necessary achievement, great to watch.

Bu play... dear me, no.

one day I might tackle the c64 version.. I've held off for so long, but something tells me I cant die until I at least try and conquer the C64 version. :lol:

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Re: Dragon''s Lair home conversions

Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:27 am

dolligan wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:07 pm
General Opulence wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:08 pm
The Laird wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:09 am
Well ST version was released at the same time as the Amiga.

I would argue the Philips CD-i was the first proper home port, given it came out at the same time as the Mega CD version but was actually arcade perfect.
The ST version came out a year after the Amiga version in 1990.
dolligan wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:55 am

You may very well be right - in fact you may have jogged my memory - thinking about it, it may have been an Amiga program, which somehow interfaced with DL running on a laser disc player? Does that ring any bells?
All I am sure about (well 99% sure) is that I read about it in Amiga Format, which I read cover-to-cover from around 1989 - 93. And I am fairly sure it was towards the beginning of that period.
http://amr.abime.net/amr_popup_picture. ... ize=308033
You may well have seen this article, although it was the ST that was connected to the Laserdisc player not an Amiga (though there may well have been an option if the connection was the same) not sure how many people would have had the money for both back then and what this ‘special’ Laserdisc player was.

Edit: just found it, Amiga, ST and PC compatibility mentioned.
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/flyers/LDG.pdf

Youtube video of Amiga connection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAZVJeIHLcc&app=desktop
Looks interesting - unfortunately that AMR link doesn't work for me - I can't quite be certain from the URL which issue it is supposed to link to, can you let me know, and I will look it up manually?
It's ST/Amiga Format, issue 9, page 56.
http://amr.abime.net/issue_589_pages

There's a box out that explains you can use the ST to play the original Dragon's Lair laserdisc, though it isn't fluid gameplay - it pauses when there's an imput required and asks which direction/action you want to choose, then continues with the next scene as if it was played in real time. Essentially the full game, just without the immediacy of the arcade setup.
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Re: Dragon''s Lair home conversions

Post by dolligan » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:13 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:27 am
dolligan wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:07 pm
General Opulence wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:08 pm


The ST version came out a year after the Amiga version in 1990.


http://amr.abime.net/amr_popup_picture. ... ize=308033
You may well have seen this article, although it was the ST that was connected to the Laserdisc player not an Amiga (though there may well have been an option if the connection was the same) not sure how many people would have had the money for both back then and what this ‘special’ Laserdisc player was.

Edit: just found it, Amiga, ST and PC compatibility mentioned.
http://www.dragonslairfans.com/flyers/LDG.pdf

Youtube video of Amiga connection:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAZVJeIHLcc&app=desktop
Looks interesting - unfortunately that AMR link doesn't work for me - I can't quite be certain from the URL which issue it is supposed to link to, can you let me know, and I will look it up manually?
It's ST/Amiga Format, issue 9, page 56.
http://amr.abime.net/issue_589_pages

There's a box out that explains you can use the ST to play the original Dragon's Lair laserdisc, though it isn't fluid gameplay - it pauses when there's an imput required and asks which direction/action you want to choose, then continues with the next scene as if it was played in real time. Essentially the full game, just without the immediacy of the arcade setup.
I am happy to believe that this is the version I have been racking my brain to remember details of. I was obviously mis-remembering the type-in element.
The fact it's not specifically a home computer game release (more a device which lets you play an existing game on a home computer) probably explains why it never gets listed in any of the online game indexes (Mobygames for example).

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Re: Dragon''s Lair home conversions

Post by icemann » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:42 pm

I did a remake of the NES game a few years ago. Improves the gameplay a bit, though art's not my strong point. So the animations are half half. Made for a great coding project to do though.

You can find screenshots of that remake in the homebrew thread.

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