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Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:20 pm
by Devin
Well this is something new, consider the General Forum a place to chat about anything EXCEPT CD-i, we have a Philips CD-i Forum for that!! Introduce yourself, talk about the latest movies travel destinations whatever you want.

Me, i'm a 26 year old completely fascinated by Video Game Culture. I started off very young with a Spectrum 128K followed by the SEGA Master System then SEGA Megadrive and finally the Amiga A600 which I was addicted to for years then probably like many lost interest in video games and cleared out all my cool (rare prestine) gear to my later regret. A couple years later I started playing games through the PC again and gradually bit by bit assembled an overwhelming number of video consoles, games and accessories. Currently own all the current generation of consoles and quite taken with Resident Evil 4 on the cube at the moment and eagerly awaiting God of War for the PS2 out in a couple of weeks (I like my Game Gore!!). My interest in CD-i is a strange tale and certainly atypical for most, a bizzare combination of events drawn me into the format and i've never looked back since. A story for another time perhaps :D

Besides my Video Game Addiction, i've travelled alot mostly Europe but looking forward to some Californian sun in the summer after overdosing in Nevadas Las Vegas lights on a couple of occassions. Always fancied the orient but never made plans to actually travel east yet, although I know a certain CDinteractive colleague will be sampling asian delights come the years end!!

Did the whole university thing and now suffering the working life!!

Posted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:24 pm
by Bas
24 years old, and after having a NES with only mario and zelda i got my first cd-i pretty cheap internally from philips. Due to this my interest only got bigger...

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:59 am
by InTheSand

Thought I'd also introduce myself... Only just "discovered" this forum, the re-located ICDIA web site and the fact that a new emulator is coming soon - fantastic!

I'm 32 and went through a multitude of early-ish computers, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K, then 128K, Atari ST, Amiga A500, then Amiga A1200 and on to PCs. In the last few years, I have accumulated more computers of my youth and have a C64, several Spectrums, ZX80, ZX81, an Amiga A500 (again) and an A600. I became interested in the CD-i situation whilst attempting (and failing miserably!) to play a VCD back on a 486-based PC, somewhere in the mid-1990s.

I initially bought a HiSoft SMD-100 (consumer box designed to plug into a TV and a SCSI CD-ROM drive) to watch VideoCDs, and had a good time picking up VCD bargains as various UK shop chains dropped CD-i from their lines. MVC was a good place to find VCDs for £4.99 each at one point and I'm sure I was the only person buying them!

Years later, I discovered eBay and found a local person selling his CD-i player, so I bought it (a CD-i 210) and steadily increased my collection of VCD and CD-i titles. A friend also bought a CD-i 210 and we were both regular visitors to eBay and other online auctions to grab more VCDs.

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be given a CD-i 650T, complete with DV, Ethernet and SCSI interface, by another friend working for a multimedia company that was throwing away its CD-i stuff. Definitely a case of being in the right place at the right time!

Finally, a local second-hand shop had a CD-i 470 (with light gun and loads of software) for a really cheap price "sold as seen". So I had to have that too! It didn't work reliably to start with, but that was soon fixed when I replaced the transport mechanism with a new one.

Earlier this year, I moved from the UK to New Zealand and took all my computer and CD-i gear with me, so there you have it!


- Ali

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:36 am
by cdiplayer
hey there....well I got a cdi 450 a while back after hearing it was an add on for the snes and well there you go.

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:07 am
by tgn_rogue
Hello, fianlly returning after a long absence from the forums.

To those who dont know me, My names Tom, im 21 (almost 22), from South-East England.

I spend most of my spare time working in photoshop doing various forms of digital artwork, although nothing legendary, from simple forum signatures to entier images produced form scratch, wallappers, digital inking to texture art. When I am not doing that I now spend my time teaching the self defence marti art Aikido, as I passed my Black Belt grading just before Christmas, and passed my Coaching course in the very beginning of February but before this I used to help assist in the club genrally anyway, and I am now also starting training in stuntwork, in hopes of becoming a professional stunt performer.

When not doing any of the above I spend most of my time playing games on my new PC PS3 and still CDI games, all runnig through my new HD TV/monitor combo unit :D.

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:47 pm
by TheCDiFanboy92
I'm frans esselaar(real name XD).
im 16 years old (explans 92 in my name :P)
i live in grathem (netherlands!!!! FTW)
i am a professional UT3 player on xbox live.
CD-i was my first system i played on than i was 4 years old i think and my first game was chaos control or hotel mario (cant rember :P)
i still love my cd-i i dont have a big colection but im working on it!
i own many systems: cd-i, n64, game cube, xbox360, game boy, game boy color, game boy advance SP, PSP and a ps1.
i love old skool games like the first mario, street fighter and duke nukem 2.
My favorite games are: Unreal Tournament 3(DUH!!!!), GTA series, mario series, guild wars, guitar hero and cross fire beta(everyone check it out its realy good!!!).
My hobbies are: gaming, making movies, watching movies and hanging out with friends.

thats all if you want to know more just ask :wink:

Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:03 pm
by Justin Joshua
Halllooooo Everyone!

Am 23, I come from Australia but living in Berlin at the moment, just thought I´d say hi briefly!! Am a newcomer to most things, so apologise in advance for any obvious questions!

Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:57 pm
by Lightning
Hello, I'm 17 and from Missouri, USA.

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:55 pm
by BlindingLight
Hello, Im newbie here:)
Nice to meet you guys!

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:05 pm
by K1ngArth3r
Welcome matey,

Tell us it bit about yourself and how you ended up here.

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:25 pm
by qw4tt0r
I am the same guy as TheCDiFanboy92 but I lost my password so I created a new account. ;)
I bought a new cdi yesterday so I wanted to join again since now I have a lot more games.

Here is my new one, I bought this lovely package for 40 euro beleve it or not.
Link: The Faces of Evil is a dutch copy and like most of these games in mint condition which is really cool I haven't played any of these games yet though I was too busy playing Chaos Control since that's my favorite game on the system and I haven't played that in years.

I own these games at the moment:

Chaos Control
Hotel Mario
Arcade Classics
Family Games I
Family Games II
The Berenstain Bears
Nationale Spellings Wedstrijd
De Zaak van Sam
Link: De Gezichten Van Het Kwaad (Link: The Faces of Evil)
Micro Machines
The Apprentice
Merlin’s Apprentice
The 7th Guest
Litil Divil
Richard Scarry’s Allerbeste Buurt Disc!
Zombie Dinos van de Planeet Zeltoid
Dimo’s Quest
Mad Dog McCree
Karaoke 3
Alien Gate
Power Hitter
Alice in Wonderland
Karaoke Party
CD Shoot
Meer Duistere Fabels van Aesopus
Tim en Beer
Sandy’s Circus Adventure
Cartoon Jukebox

The first 8 games are from my original collection that I had as a kid so begining with Link all the games came with the system I bought yesterday.
Pretty badass deal if you ask me. :)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:48 pm
by Trev
Good deal, very nice. :)

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:38 pm
by qw4tt0r
Yeah but now I found out that my saves get deleted when I turn off the system.
Very weird and annoying but I can deal with it.
Still great deal anyway.

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:48 pm
by Trev
qw4tt0r wrote:Yeah but now I found out that my saves get deleted when I turn off the system.
Timekeeper chip ... every Cd-i owner has dealt with it (or will eventually)

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:07 pm
by qw4tt0r
Trev wrote:
qw4tt0r wrote:Yeah but now I found out that my saves get deleted when I turn off the system.
Timekeeper chip ... every Cd-i owner has dealt with it (or will eventually)
Yeah I heard it was a common problem, I am just glad it isn't as bad as my old cdi that one doesn't leave the memory screen saying that the memory is full but there is nothing on the list.
And I am glad that I have a cdi that I can play, I mean it's not like I have many games that are really long so I can live with a minor problem like that. :P