@Clyde thanks for the reply, the 'position 1' I was referring to was the part on jstest where it shows the result for the joystick movement, so basically when I press up I get a result showing 0:-32767.
I think I have it sorted now by downloading the Daphne version from this thread...
The most unusual time I've ever played the game was on a Tandy computer back in the day.
That's impressive to get through with one player. I was never quite that good but the enjoyment was off the hook. You'll enjoy the updated graphics.
That was my first computer I actually purchased fully out of my own pocket. Tandy 1000 HX with dual 3.5 floppies that held a whopping 720KB per floppy. It had 256KB of RAM expanded to 640KB. It seems weird that those old systems worked in less than 1MB of RAM. No hard drive.
We also would type in old BASIC programs into a VIC-20 similar to Zork but smaller. Back then it was still fun even knowing every possible outcome to every decision.
I have no idea how we survived the incredibly long load times on the C64. I do remember some of the games like Karateka taking 20 to 30 minutes to load.
Some say Moore's Law is coming to a close well at least for silicon. I suppose that's ok we'll just use our computers longer or prices won't drop as quickly or who knows really. I don't know if it's Intel or consumers driving the market to buy bigger and better every few years or companies like Apple that make it a yearly party to repurchase everything. It hardly seems a necessity nowadays but technology is interesting none the less!
@bbrueck Glad I could help - spent a bit of time getting Daphne and Singe up and running on my arcade cab and wanted to share what I've learned as there doesn't seem to be a lot of discussion on laserdisc emulation.
That said - in terms of my post, I was suggesting that you enable the On-Screen Score Board, since I assume that when you start Dragon's Lair there's no score/credit info on screen in the top right/centre of the screen?
You can enable that by creating the dle21.commands or lair.commands file (depending on which version you're running) and and placing it in the proper location. (See the Daphe documentation I've linked above). You can do this either through SSH or connecting to the roms network share and taking a look under the daphne folder.
The folder structure should look like this (linked in the Daphne docs above):
| | (The folder below holds a laserdisc...".daphne"
| | tells emulationstation to add this to the menu,
| | and "dle21" tells daphne to use that game engine)
| |-- dle21.daphne
| | |-- dle21.commands (Optional extra command-
| | | line params!)
| | |-- dle21.txt (Framefile)
| | |-- lair.m2v
| | |-- lair.ogg
| | (All roms go into this roms folder)
| +-- roms
| +-- dle21.zip
Now you mentioned you're running a 3rd party image - so unfortunately I can't help much further as I can't say for certain what has / has not been modified from a clean / stock image of RetroPie. Given the level of customization available with RetroPie, there's no way for me or anyone on this forum to know what settings/parameters, etc.. have been changed so the information that I and others provide may not work as expected or at all.
I'd really recommend installing a fresh stock image and learning about how to setup a RetroPie install so you can troubleshoot/customize as you so desire.
Let me know if you have any other questions and I'll try my best to help you out.
Wire up the mode button . I am using the CY-822B USB led-joystick controller board . The mode button switches the joystick to point of view hat ( on my pc ) . For some reason this works ? acts like a d-pad mabey ? . So far switching the mode button back and forth even in game works . I was about to give up on Daphne too.