>What does this actually mean? Make an exact copy of the laser disc then people can choose >their own format....
Actual laser disc owners can preserve their own laser discs as best possible. Useful for cab owners that still have working cabs with original laser disc players....that is if even possible in this day and age since many of the laser players are probably no longer working these days.
A decision that will be made by MAMEdevs....in case there are laser disc owners willing to contribute to MAME later in preserving laser disc games. Standards (hopefully) will be in place. Laser disc owners can choose whatever they want for their own specific needs in case they still use a cab to run laser disc games.
>...mean we'll have working copies of Space Ace & Dragon's Lair in MAME in the not so >distant future?
I doubt it. I can see Digital Leisure's corporate lawyers go ballistic and send a cease letter to MAME. Laser disc owners can still do their thing (archiving their discs), but those specific laser disc games probably won't be supported in MAME.
*crossing fingers American Leisure products aren't in same situation*