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Developer(s) Matt Ownby
Latest version 1.0.12
Active No
Platform(s) Windows, Linux, macOS
Emulates LaserDisc-based arcade systems
Website DAPHNE
License GNU GPLv2+
Source code tar.bz2

DAPHNE is a multi-arcade LaserDisc emulator. The emulation code is open-source but the included frontend (DaphneLoader) is propriatary. It is available as a libretro core, currently only for Android.


  • DAPHNE (v1.0.0 - Windows version updates to 1.0.12)
  • Emu-France (French language. v1.0.9.)

A new fork of the old DAPHNE code was put on GitHub on May 9, 2015 with the goal to replace the standard closed-source frontend with an open-source alternative. It is available for 64-bit Linux only. Just two contributors have so far put in several commits per year till early 2018.

List of emulated games

  • Astron Belt
  • Badlands
  • Bega's Battle
  • Cliff Hanger
  • Cobra Command (running on Astron Belt hardware)
  • Dragon's Lair (US)
  • Dragon's Lair II
  • Esh's Aurunmilla
  • Galaxy Ranger
  • Goal to Go (running on Cliff Hanger hardware) (use the command line)
  • Interstellar
  • M.A.C.H. 3
  • Road Blaster
  • Space Ace (US)
  • Star Blazer
  • Super Don Quix-ote
  • Thayer's Quest
  • Us vs Them