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by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: Any one speak languages other than English?
Replies: 6
Views: 3922

yeah it is hard but I figured I learned so much Spanish without even giving any effort and most Europeans learn 2-3 languages why can't I?
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: CD-i Marketplace Sell/Trade/Buy
Topic: What is a fair price for CD-i used?
Replies: 13
Views: 4259

so what if I just wanted one for watching movies on and my main interest was best picture and sound quality what model would I look for and what would a fair price be for that unit? I know there are games I might look into but honestly unless the game is specific to CD-i and not just a port even a s...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: CDi one of the lamest consoles ever, according to.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7038

I know that now but back in 94 it was the console I wanted more than anything. I dreamt of getting one. Sure when I actually did get one years latter it was a dissapointment but I still hold onto those memories of what in my mind I felt it was. I kinda hate Sega for doing that to everyone, 32X, SVP,...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Earliest cd-i memory
Replies: 20
Views: 7936

well yeah I did sign up for that 3DO forum but haven't posted yet is it the same people or is it busier than this place? My 3DO knowledge is well only sightly more than my CD-i knowledge and I am only now learning more about both.
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: Homebrew Forum
Topic: Question about Homebrew
Replies: 1
Views: 2552

Question about Homebrew

what programming language do you have to work in does it make a difference and also if one wanted to say port a Sega, Sega CD, or Super Nintendo game directly to the console would that be possible? Also how does CD-i compare spec wise to those consoles is it superior, on par, inferior to any of them...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:23 am
Forum: CDinteractive
Topic: philipscdi.com?
Replies: 10
Views: 11761

philipscdi.com?

I see a lot of links to this site but every time I click on one it gives me a 403 Forbidden error is something wrong or did the site go away and nobody has updated the links? Just curious because as I read old posts a lot of topics reference this site but none of the links seam to work and a few top...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: CD-i Marketplace Sell/Trade/Buy
Topic: What is a fair price for CD-i used?
Replies: 13
Views: 4259

What is a fair price for CD-i used?

If I got one from ebay or craigslist or something what should I expect to pay for a working console and what do I need to look for in a listing? I am thinking of getting one to play movies on and I am considering looking at getting a few of the exclusive games if I can track them down.
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: Any one speak languages other than English?
Replies: 6
Views: 3922

Any one speak languages other than English?

I live in the US and like most Americans I speak English pretty well. But I am also learning two foreign languages at the moment which I know is less common in our culture. First I am learning Irish partly because my mom is of Irish ancestry and partly cuz of curiosity and also partly because well t...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:09 am
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: Comic Book movies?
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

Comic Book movies?

Does anyone else think they are getting carried away with all the recent comic book movies? I don't mean just the Super Hero flicks and it isn't just Marvel everybody who sells comics these days also makes movies. Just curious if anyone else thinks they are over doing it a bit. I mean don't get me w...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Beyond CD-i
Topic: AMERICAN FACTS
Replies: 14
Views: 10761

dude I know this is older thread but I have lived all over this country and to truly experience what it means to be American you have to visit the heartland, where I have settled in. We also call it the Mid-West. I live in NE at the moment but I have also lived in KS and IN.
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:54 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Why did CD-i fail to succeed?
Replies: 18
Views: 7551

I can't speak for everyone else and please don't bash me for this but truth be told back then I had a Sega Genesis and all I ever wanted during those days was to get a Sega CD and 32X when it came out. My friends also all had Sega a couple also had SNES and I always wanted one but back then I was su...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:50 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Anyone else collecting Philips VCD's?
Replies: 8
Views: 4350

I mostly only collect the movies and in fact I don't even have a proper player or anygames but someday I hope to get one. When I have some money that is.
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: Free programs to burn VideoCD's?
Replies: 6
Views: 2991

I don't know about play back on CD-i hardware but I have had success burning Video CD's using a combination of WinAVI to encode and Nero Vision to burn the discs. I also have done some encodes using Sony Vegas but WinAVI is faster although Vegas is well more powerful for one and can do a lot more th...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:43 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: CDi one of the lamest consoles ever, according to.....
Replies: 18
Views: 7038

Exactly. The problem is, that the author of that article equate commercial failure with bad/lame hardware. That's the worst thing one can do, and it clearly disqualifies the author as a serious journalist... I agree with this, one of my favorite and most revered classic gaming consoles is the 32X a...
by phatrat1982
Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:09 am
Forum: Philips CD-i Forum
Topic: im starting to get scared...
Replies: 4
Views: 3364

this very fear is the main reason why I made the switch to emulators and roms even though ideally I prefer to play on original hardware truth is some consoles and games are so rare emulating is the only way to really enjoy those games now.