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Merlin-8000
Enhancement Board for Dragon's Lair and Space Ace

The Merlin 8000 Board is two enhancement boards in one.
It is a laserdisc player upgrade board which allows you to use a newer player
and it is a ROM replacement board providing 2 ways to play Dragons Lair, 2 ways to play Space Ace,
and as an additional option: Dragon's Lair II Enhancement.

Laserdisc Player Upgrade Board: The original Laserdisc players used in Dragon's Lair and Space Ace have worn out and there are no direct substitute players. Merlin replaces the original LD-V1000 or PR-7820 player commands with those needed by Pioneer's newer industrial grade players (see list below). The upgraded laserdisc player provides reliability and a much better game experience. The pauses between game scenes and death sequences are greatly reduced and the game play is more fluid.

Multi-Game ROM Board: Merlin is a replacement for the ROM board used in the 1983 arcade version Dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Your original ROM board holds just one ROM set, However, the Merlin board holds many. It gives you two ways to play Dragon's Lair and two ways to play Space Ace.
And with the additional DL2E add-on pack, you can also have "Time Warp" for your 1983 machine.
Change the gameplay firmware directly from the control panel without re-starting the machine.
Play either Space Ace or Dragon's Lair in the same machine by simply changing the disc!
Set your machine for 1 coin per play!

Simple Installation: Because Merlin replaces the original ROM board, there's no extra board to mount, no extra power wires to run, no extra cables in and out of the conversion card. Your new player simply becomes the correct player for your game.

Kit includes: LaserCon - "Merlin" Enhancement board, Player interface cable for modern players, and instructions.
Sorry, laserdiscs and laserdisc players are not included.

Merlin-8000 Board

With included ROM sets:
Dragon's Lair F2
Dragon's Lair Enhancement
Space Ace A3
Space Ace Enhancement


$150 plus $5 S&H within the U.S.A.

Merlin-8000 Board with DL2E

With included ROM sets:
Dragon's Lair F2
Dragon's Lair Enhancement
Space Ace A3
Space Ace Enhancement
Dragon's Lair II Enhancement

$210 plus $5 S&H within the U.S.A.

Dragon's Lair II Enhancement
Upgrade



Add "DL2E"
to your existing
Merlin or MultiROM board


Click Here for more information.


For International Orders, Multiple Orders, or Payment via Money Order, email me first.

Do you have a question? Would you like some technical help?
Send email to shaun@wood1st.com

Please note that "Merlin" is only for use with the 1983-'84 versions of Dragon's Lair and Space Ace built by Cinematronics \ Magicom.

Pioneer Replacement Players:
                   Preferred Models: LD-V8000, LD-V4400, LD-V4300D
                   Acceptable Model: LD-V4200
                   Usable Models: LD-V2200, CLD-V2600, CLD-V2400

Video: Gil Velez shares his experience doing a Merlin install. Watch it Here

Firmware Upgrades:
                   The latest firmware for the Merlin board is version 4.3.
                   Merlin-8000 Change Log
                   Order a new EPROM chip here
                   You can also request the upgrade file by email: shaun@wood1st.com

Downloads:
                   Merlin Installation Instructions for Version 4.x firmware (pdf)
                   Dip Switch Settings for Version 4.3 firmware (pdf)
                   Dip Switch Settings for Version 4.0-4.2 firmware (pdf)

                   Merlin Installation Instructions for Version 3.x firmware (pdf)
                   Dip Switch Settings for Version 3.x firmware (pdf)

                   Merlin Installation Instructions for Version 2.x firmware (pdf)
                   Dip Switch Settings for Version 2.x firmware (pdf)

                   Merlin Installation Instructions for Version 1.x firmware (pdf)
                   Dip Switch Settings for Version 1.x firmware (pdf)

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