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Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Windows - 2002

Alt names 龙穴历险记 3D, Dragon's Lair 3D: Special Edition
Year 2002
Platform Windows
Released in United States (2002)
France, Germany (2003)
Genre Action
Theme Fantasy, Licensed Title, Platform, Puzzle elements
Publisher Ubi Soft Entertainment Software, Ubi Soft Entertainment, Inc., Ubisoft Entertainment SA
Developer Dragonstone Software
Perspective Behind view
4.55 / 5 - 49 votes

Description of Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair

Dragon's Lair 3D: Return to the Lair (aka 龙穴历险记 3D, Dragon's Lair 3D: Special Edition), a really nice action game sold in 2002 for Windows, is available and ready to be played again! Time to play a fantasy, licensed title, platform and puzzle elements video game title.

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Comments and reviews

Santolupo 2023-12-24 0 point

Già hai miei tempi dell'adolescenza questo gioco era un mito per me.
Ritrovarlo dopo anni è un piacere che mi rende felice.
Ottimo per chi ci lavora e trovandoci per le occasione Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo

LS-99-MOONLIGHT 2023-10-31 0 point

Oops forgot to say to place the dsound.dll and dsoundlog into Dragonslair.bin. This folder is hidden and I think it's in programdata, this is also the place in which you need to replace the dragonslair.exe you got drom GameCopyWorld. Make sure to select the option to show hidden files!

LS-99-MOONLIGHT 2023-10-31 0 point

Go to the wesbite "GameCopyWorld" get the Spanish patch-fix to replace DL3D.exe mentioned by previous user.

For issues when displaying this on a television in 4K make sure to right-click the dragonslair.exe go to properties-compatability and then change high dpi settings and turn on "ignore high dpi scaling".

For the audio issues use Creative Alchemy Universal 
https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/28-creative-alchemy-universal. Install this file and go to program files (x86) open the Creative folder and grab dsound.dll and dsoundlog. If you can't find the dsoundlog start up the Creative application to create this file.

For modern control support start up Dragons Lair 3D go to controls and turn on console camera, set movement speed to walk (you can hold a button to run or vice versa, handy for precise platforming TR style). Next, go to control options and set a button for jumping and accept changes. Close the game, download Joytokey and create a new profile. Assign (button 1 - X PS /A XBOX AKA jump button) to "Enter" on your keyboard, (button 8 - Start) to "Escape". Now boot up dragons lair 3d once again and customize the controls to whatever you like. Just make sure to not change the jump button anymore.

My controls xbox one controller
Left stick - movement
Right stick - Camera
Use/attack - X/button 2
Jump - A/button 0
Crouch - B/button 1
Auto-Target - RSB/button 9
Block - RB/button 5
Quicksave - LSB/button 8
Quickload - F9 (can also load from the menu)
Equip - Y/button 3
Walk - ......
Run - LB/button 4
Sword - dpad up/hat switch up
Crossbow - dpad down/hat switch down
Steel arrow -.....
Fire arrow -.....
Magic arrow -....
Prev arrow -....
Next arrow - dpad left/hat switch left
Amulet - select/button 6
Next essence - dpad right/hat switch right
Previous essence -....
Look around - RT or LT

I only noticed 2 instances with a visual bug with tapestry and pillars clipping through other textures, hardly noticeable but would be cool if someone know a fix for that. Some forum post said its a z-positionimg issue?

Dann_382002 2022-12-14 1 point

I am a video game player for long time the first home game system came out to the first Arcade video games come out. Years later i saw the first dragon's lair in a arcade on a
cd platform then later Dragon's lair 2 came out on a cd platform then years later i found DL 3D for windows pc. I was surprised to see DL 3d on a pc platform it was lots of fun an lots of rooms to see an play, and the fun arcade game was space ace then later years the game out on pc platform. Video games of all platforms can be real fun to play.. :o)

Manny 2022-12-06 2 points

Instead of going through all the trouble of getting the PC version to run I'd highly recommend that you get the Gamecube version and use the emulator called Dolphin. It runs great in Dolphin and you are able to increase the resolution so it looks great.

Agadeer 2022-04-05 0 point

Nice ! didn't find anywhere else .

LaLee 2021-10-01 2 points

Running the game on Windows 10:
1. Download the Spanish Fixed EXE and the German Fixed EXE #2.
https://gamecopyworld.eu/games/pc_dragon_lair_3d.shtml
2. Extract "Setupreg.exe" from the German .rar archive to the game's /bin folder (if you can't see it, turn on "show hidden folders").
3. Run Setupreg.exe - Install - Close
4. Extract "DL3D.exe" from the SPANISH .rar archive to the game's /bin folder, overwriting the original file.

This is where it gets weird. I renamed the Spanish DL3D.exe to "DL3DorigSP.exe" and it works (although the language is set to German everytime I start the game). I'm not sure why, but renaming it to "DL3D" or even "DL3Dorig" didn't work.

This method is not 100% sure, I've been fiddling around with all available No-CD-s, patches and fixes, and this is what I got.

I can confirm tho, that using Creative ALchemy solves the missing music issue.

none 2020-10-25 1 point

To make the game run on Win 10: find from GameCopyWorld the Spanish patch-fix to replace DL3D.exe (won't force Spanish language, don't worry) and use also Creative Alchemy Universal https://community.pcgamingwiki.com/files/file/28-creative-alchemy-universal/ if you want music/cutscenes/movies audio. That's it.

haverespect 2020-06-29 -2 points

For those of you who are struggling with this I racked my brains trying to get this to work even bought the cd version of ebay and was having the same issue getting to work in Windows 10 64. Today I managed to resolve this I renamed the dl3d exe to DL3Dorig.exe. I then downloaded the following 2 files and extracted them to the bin folder. DragonsLair3Dv1.0NoCDPatchEng and DragonsLair3Dv1.0.151.0NoCDFixedexeGer. Hey presto the game works and luckily despite 1 of the fixes being German the game is still in English.

Nopand 2020-05-12 0 point

"update" for the life of me I cant get it going tried many things no cd crack ended up with my thought is that the game is in 32 bit and the required patches and fixes run on 32 bit while i am running 64 bit would've loved to play this again but decided not to try any further if anyone gets it going on a 64 bit win 10 please leave a comment thanks

Nopand 2020-05-09 0 point

I had this game on xbox and have been searching for it for years havent fully downloaded yet but i will comment again with results

Jay 2019-11-18 0 point

Not working: when you try to play, ask to insert disk

The93DomGuy 2019-10-05 -1 point

Nice looking game but it does not work,
I have tried ruining it straight up and then with the no cd crack,
but even with the crack i just keep getting this error:

"Entry Point Not Found "
The procedure entry point _AIL_set_Stream_volume@8 could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\ProgramFiles\(x86)\Ubi Soft Dragonstone\Dragon's Lair 3D\bin\DL3D.exe"

Any ideas would be appreciated!

12234 2019-03-09 -4 points

cant install the game need to inert disc 1 and 2

marlon 2018-12-30 0 point

Very beatiful and memorable game!

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