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CD-i emulation

by wclem Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Is there a good and/or recommended emulator out there for the CD-i? I found Zelda Faces of Evil for a buck at the Goodwill today and would love to try it. I was hoping someone with experience emulating CD-i could help me as I do not own the system.

I think I once heard of someone charging for one but would prefer not to pay for an emulator.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Tanooki Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:13 pm

MESS does it well enough, but wont' play the DVR (1MB expansion) games right -- run yeah playable not a chance.

Zelda doesn't need it, the FMV games tended to use it.

The other is cdiemu, not updated in 9 years, can't play much for crap and it costs money for something that doesn't work but on few games and saddled with mouse movement which is just weird.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Jagosaurus Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:59 pm

I'm mostly be interested in The Apprentice & Burn Cycle. The novelty of the 3 Zelda titles & Hotel Mario would be worth trying.

Can you run MESS by itself or only as part of MAME?

Here's list of the games that require the digital video card. Luckily Burn Cycle isn't on it :)
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Tanooki Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:19 pm

I didn't think MESS was MAME, thought it was its own build. If it's part of MAME that's a whole lot of trouble right there since they love to make people miserable moving and renaming rom sets and things.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Jagosaurus Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:22 pm

Tanooki wrote:I didn't think MESS was MAME, thought it was its own build. If it's part of MAME that's a whole lot of trouble right there since they love to make people miserable moving and renaming rom sets and things.


Yeah, it's my understanding that MAME now includes MESS and that's what it running the console games within MAME. I'm not expert... you were on my MAME thread. I'm still running it on a 15 years old xbox :D

I might have to give MESS a DL so I can try out The Apprentice & Burn Cycle.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Tanooki Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:23 pm

Hmm if cancerous MAME gobbled up MESS that's just depressing. I feel sorry for anyone if their ROM name/directory mishandling mucks up that greatness as it would be a tragedy.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Jagosaurus Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:35 pm

Any one have recent luck here? Still been wanting to play... The Apprentice, Burn Cycle, 3 Zelda titles, & Hotel Mario.

Looks like I can run Burn Cycle in DOSbox but I have to install Windows 3.1 inside of it :roll:. Seems like a CDi solution would be easier.
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Re: CD-i emulation

by Jagosaurus Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:44 am

Well... surprisingly enough I've ran into some videos of people emulating CDi within MESS.... wait for it.... on oXbox.
Link: https://youtu.be/w73hPx9FUcY

I think that might actually be easier than getting into the MESS/MAME ecosystem so I'm going to dig into it more.

Seems you have to do some tinkering with the file though so I'm still looking at PC solutions outside of MESS.
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