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}}The '''[[gametech:Pioneer LaserActive|Pioneer LaserActive]]''' is a converged, fourth-generation device capable of playing LaserDiscs, compact discs, console games, and LD-G karaoke discs. It was released by [[wikipedia:Pioneer_Corporation|Pioneer Corporation]] in 1993. In addition to LaserActive games, separately sold add-on modules (called "PACs" by Pioneer) accept [[Sega Genesis emulators|Mega Drive]] and [[PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) emulators|PC Engine]] ROM cartridges and CD-ROMs.
 
}}The '''[[gametech:Pioneer LaserActive|Pioneer LaserActive]]''' is a converged, fourth-generation device capable of playing LaserDiscs, compact discs, console games, and LD-G karaoke discs. It was released by [[wikipedia:Pioneer_Corporation|Pioneer Corporation]] in 1993. In addition to LaserActive games, separately sold add-on modules (called "PACs" by Pioneer) accept [[Sega Genesis emulators|Mega Drive]] and [[PC Engine (TurboGrafx-16) emulators|PC Engine]] ROM cartridges and CD-ROMs.
  
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Revision as of 07:22, 30 October 2018

Pioneer LaserActive
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Developer Pioneer Corporation
Type Home video game console
Generation Fourth generation
Release date 1993
Discontinued 1996
Emulated ~

The Pioneer LaserActive is a converged, fourth-generation device capable of playing LaserDiscs, compact discs, console games, and LD-G karaoke discs. It was released by Pioneer Corporation in 1993. In addition to LaserActive games, separately sold add-on modules (called "PACs" by Pioneer) accept Mega Drive and PC Engine ROM cartridges and CD-ROMs.

Pioneer released the LaserActive model CLD-A100 in Japan on August 20, 1993, at a cost of ¥89,800 and in the United States on September 13, 1993, at a cost of $970 USD. NEC later released a cloned version of the system, the NEC PDE-LD1, which also accepted Pioneer's PAC modules. The LaserActive was a commercial failure.

Emulators

Name Operating System(s) Latest Version Active Accuracy Libretro Core Recommended
MAME Multi-platform 0.213 ? ?


Emulation issues

The LaserActive Project wishes to document all LaserActive media. On their FAQ page, they have this to say about the possibility of creating a LaserActive emulator:

Emulation of the LaserActive, if attempted at all, would be an incredibly difficult task – due to the hybrid nature of the system's hardware (utilizing Sega/NEC hardware in synchronization with the unique LD player hardware) and the analog-digital composite image (analog video background, digital in-game graphics generated by said Sega/NEC hardware).[1]

Emulator developer Nemesis has made an effort to dump the games for the system (except for porn games).[2] Copies of the games sent to him will be dumped and then returned.[2]

References

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