Mid-Game Disc Swapping

CD-i Emulator is the first fully evolving windows compatible emulator project of the Philips CD-i system. Discuss the emulator, compatibility issues, seek help and support to get the program operating and post what you'd like to see in future revisions of the program. CD-i players ROM (BIOS) requests, begging and links will not be tolerated. Otherwise feel free to post your thoughts on this amazing new piece of software.
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Kao
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Post by Kao » Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:24 am

:O How? I've never managed it...
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Post by Bas » Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:00 pm

Perhaps Erronous points out disc-swapping like in Creature Shock, where in the game asks for the other disc and you don't have to reset the player for doing that.

Also in Atlantis: The Last Resort you can insert an audio cd without resetting the player.

In every other case the player does reset, as far as I know of ;)

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Post by cdifan » Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:26 pm

Note that I wrote "would normally reset"; it is possible to disable this default behaviour from a CD-i application, and multi-disc CD-i applications of course do this.

On a "real" player the slave processor would perform the reset (unless disabled) so that it works whatever the state of the main processor (it could be hung or crashed); my emulated slave processor simply never performs this reset. It easily could of course; I just didn't bother :-)

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Post by Kao » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:46 am

I'm glad you didn't ;)
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Post by Erronous » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:29 am

You don't have to use the eject button on the CD-i player. If you use a command in the shell to eject the disc, the CD-i player doesn't reset.

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Post by Heatseeker86 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:04 pm

Id buy it instantly if it played Dragons Lair.......................... :D

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