Thayer's Quest - Owners Manual (37 pages)
Thayer's Quest - Schematics (7 pages)
Thayer's Quest - Electrohome NTSC Specifications and Pinouts
Thayer's Quest - Wells Gardner NTSC Pinouts
Thayer's Quest - Control Panel Pinout
Thayer's Quest - Coin Door Pinout
Thayer's Quest - DIP Switch Settings

Thayer's Quest - ROM Images
Thayer's Quest - ROM Images (alternate)
Thayer's Quest - Uncensored ROM - Made in 2000, this ROM imposes no restrictions on keyboard entries for the player's name.

Thayer's Quest Virtual Library - Images and information of the major components

 

 

Compatible Laserdisc Players - Pioneer PR-7820, Pioneer LD-V1000

Pioneer PR-7820 - Service Manual (168 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - General Adjustment Manual (20 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Programming Reference Guide (30 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - Programming Users Guide (13 pages)
Pioneer PR-7820 - DVA System Manual (68 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Operating Instructions (7 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Interface Guide (24 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Service Manual (81 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Schematics (27 pages)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Cleaning the Optics (1 page)
Pioneer LD-V1000 - Changing the Laser Tube (3 pages)

Standard LD-V1000 firmware required - The LD-V1000 players that were used in the game Badlands contain firmware that was modified by Konami.  The EPROM in these players must be restored to Pioneer's original firmware to work in Thayer's Quest.
Download the standard Pioneer LD-V1000 EPROM image.

Conversion Cards - Various products have been developed over the years to allow replacement/upgrade of the laserdisc player.

Dexter is the newest product.  Unlike the other products below which convert to a newer laserdisc player model, no player or disc is needed with Dexter.  The Dexter board is a drop-in replacement which poses as a laserdisc player and plays the video for the game digitally, from a custom file format.  Dexter accepts the original commands from the PCB through the original interface cable.  Dexter has been going in and out of production multiple times, per demand, via pre-order process only.

LaserCon is a laserdisc player conversion card that allows the game to use newer supported Pioneer players.  LaserCon is no longer in production.

The LaserAce conversion card allows the game to use a variety of different Pioneer and Sony laserdisc players.  LaserAce is no longer in production.

 

 

Kit Information - Thayer's Quest was released as a conversion kit only.  The Dragon's Lair wiring harness, laserdisc interface ribbon cable, and score display interface ribbon cable plug directly into the Thayer's Quest main logic board.

Keyboard Emulator - "TQKey" is a program that allows you to use a standard computer keyboard in place of the original Thayer's Quest keyboard.  Check out Warren Ondras's Thayer's Quest Keyboard Emulator.

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.

Manufacturer:
RDI Video Systems
(USA, 1983)

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