Different EPROM for LD-V1000 - Konami modified the ROM of the LD-V1000
to include an extra command that enhances game play. It allows the same scenes to play differently and adds to the random element in the game.
A standard LD-V1000 will not work with Badlands. The EPROM inside the laserdisc player must be changed first.
Download the LD-V1000 ROM image modified for Badlands.
Download the standard Pioneer LD-V1000 ROM image.
Aftermarket Conversion Cards - The original Pioneer LD-V1000 laserdisc player is not natively compatible with any
other model for a direct substitution. Various Laserdisc Player Conversion Products have been developed over the years
to allow replacement/upgrade of the laserdisc player.
Game Conversion Info - Badlands was released in a dedicated cabinet. There has also been a report of one
Astron Belt / Star Blazer PCB found in Japan that has been converted to play Badlands, using the
LD-V1000 laserdisc player unmodified. A very low resolution
JPEG photo of this PCB has been submitted, but it has not been posted here because it looks indistinguishable from an
Astron Belt PCB. Two drawings were also submitted, which are Sega's drawings for the Japanese Astron Belt
cockpit/PCB/parts, still shown with the Sega logo, but with new Badlands-specific wording replacing some of the original
wording, and no mention of Konami. These two drawings are available below. There is also a
video of this PCB in operation; however, the
PCB is not shown, and a conversion card has apparently been used to substitute a late model laserdisc player for the
LD-V1000. Any further details that develop will be updated here.
LD-V1000 Boot Switch - A simple inexpensive way to build a switch that issues a play command to the
LD-V1000 or LD-V1001. See the
LD-V1000 Boot Switch page.
Konami/Centuri (USA, 1983)
United Artists (USA, 1983)