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The '''LaserActive''' is a [[converged device]] and fourth-generation capable of playing [[Laserdisc]]s, [[Compact Disc]]s, [[console game]]s, 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) accepts [[Sega Genesis|Mega Drive/Sega Genesis]] and [[TurboGrafx-16|PC Engine/TurboGrafx 16]] [[ROM cartridge]]s and [[CD-ROM]]s.
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{{Infobox console
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|title = Pioneer LaserActive
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|logo = laser.png
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|developer = Pioneer Corporation
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|type = [[:Category:Consoles|Home video game console]]
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|generation = [[:Category:Fourth-generation video game consoles|Fourth generation]]
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|release = 1993
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|discontinued = 1996
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|emulated = {{~}}
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}}The '''[[gametech:Pioneer LaserActive|Pioneer LaserActive]]''' is a converged, fourth-generation device capable of playing [[LaserDisc]]s, 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.
  
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. NEC later released a cloned version of the system, the NEC PDE-LD1, which also accepted Pioneer's PAC modules. the LaserActive was a list of commercial failure.
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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 <abbr title="$1,679.50 in 2018 money">$970 USD</abbr>. 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.
  
==Emulation==
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==Emulators==
Currently there are no emulators for LaserActive games.  
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! scope="col"|Operating System(s)
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! scope="col"|Latest Version
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! scope="col"|Active
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! scope="col"|[[Emulation Accuracy|Accuracy]]
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! scope="col"|[[libretro|Libretro Core]]
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! scope="col"|[[Recommended Emulators|Recommended]]
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|[[MAME]]
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|Multi-platform
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|[http://www.mamedev.org/release.html {{MAMEVer}}]
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|{{✓}}
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|?
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|{{✓}}
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|?
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|}
  
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===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:
 
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:
  
<blockquote> 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)<ref>http://laseractive.wordpress.com/faq/</ref></blockquote>
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<blockquote>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).<ref>https://laseractive.wordpress.com/faq/</ref></blockquote>
  
Emulation Developer Nemesis has made an effort to dump the games for the system (except for porn games). <ref name="Nemesis">http://gendev.spritesmind.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1647&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0</ref> Copies of the games will be sent to him and then sent back.<ref name="Nemesis"/>
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Emulator developer Nemesis has made an effort to dump the games for the system (except for porn games).<ref name="Nemesis">https://gendev.spritesmind.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1647&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0</ref> Copies of the games sent to him will be dumped and then returned.<ref name="Nemesis"/>
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==References==
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{{Reflist}}
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
* http://laseractive.wordpress.com/
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* [https://laseractive.wordpress.com/ LaserActive Preservation Project]
* https://www.youtube.com/user/LAPProject
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* [https://www.youtube.com/user/LAPProject LAPP YouTube page]
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[[Category:Consoles]]
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[[Category:Fourth-generation video game consoles]]

Latest revision as of 11:29, 17 March 2019

Pioneer LaserActive
Laser.png
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[edit]

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

Emulation issues[edit]

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[edit]

External links[edit]