I am looking for the title of a book that feature a man who uses virtual reality equipment set up to his computer to play a game. Once there, he is immersed in a virtual medieval world and becomes a knight who fights other knights and a demon in order to save a princess.

I got this book from my school library around 1996.

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    Can you recall any other details? For example, when did you read this? It might take some more details to identify this story.
    – Adamant
    Commented Oct 1, 2016 at 2:40
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    it was in 1996ish and I borrowed the book from my school library Commented Oct 2, 2016 at 10:13
  • Did he become a demon or fight one?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 18:39

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Maybe Killobyte by Piers Anthony?

Not so much a novel as a series of situational puzzles, this stand-alone book by the bestselling author of the Xanth series features two characters who play a computer-generated virtual reality game called Killobyte. Walter Toland, an incapacitated former policeman, and Baal Curran, an angst-ridden, diabetic teenage girl, get to know each other as they enter into a game that calls for them to rescue a princess from a castle. But then they find themselves trapped inside the simulation by a hacker named Phoney Phreak. While the character-bodies they wear in the computer world are in no danger, their real bodies--Baal's weakened by diabetes and Walter's by a bad heart--are very much at risk. Written in Anthony's usual glib style, the novel is unimaginative in the extreme. Watching these paper-thin characters solve uninteresting puzzles is a maddening bore; and gaping holes in the plot, technological inconsistencies and Anthony's apparent ignorance of current methods of treating diabetes combine to make this one of his weakest efforts.

  • Yes that sounds about right ill look into it thank you Commented Oct 2, 2016 at 10:13
  • Killobyte is about VR but not about medieval setting or knights!
    – JDługosz
    Commented Oct 3, 2016 at 17:45
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    The cover of the book is a guy with a sword and shield fighting a dragon... that said, it covers several different regions, fantasy worlds, semi-real worlds.
    – erdiede
    Commented Oct 4, 2016 at 0:24

I know this is thread is old, but the book you're looking for might also be called Demons Don't Dream, another Piers Anthony book with a very similar plot.

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    Can you add any more details to explain how it matches? Commented Jun 28, 2017 at 17:39

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