>It's just weird that all over the web is Daphne emu with all roms & the dvds plus all the >other American laser disc games fully working & Daphne emu is free & so is MAME so why >Digital Leisure would go after MAME I can't see it there both emulators but MAME has it's >identity of preserving games but if MAME does successfully emulate Digital Leisure stuff >but not include it in official MAME I can see someone doing there own build to include them >but you never know what can happen.
I don't play laser disc stuff myself, but iirc from reading on forums a long time Daphne still relied on Digital Leisure discs to play Dragon's Lair? It was some agreement/arrangement between Daphne developers and Digital Leisure that allowed Daphne to emulate some of the popular cash generating laser disc games (Dragons Lair series and Space Ace series). At this point, I can't see Digital Leisure's corporate law firm jumping in compared to say 2000 AD.....but hard to say. Younger generations could care less imo.
MAMEDev members contributors can give more exact answers than what I posted, but that is what I recall being posted many years ago.
If Digital Leisure was very aggressive 15 to 20 years earlier, I still say play it safe and have other laser disc games emulated in MAME first. Start with existing supported laser disc games CubeQuest and go from there.