Game question

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.
Post Reply
barpa0
Burn:Cycle Activated
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 am

Emulator ROM?

Post by barpa0 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:32 am

Hello,

Put simply, I'm trying to get cutscenes from a game for some YouTube work I'm doing. I don't have a CD-i, just the emulator. I got a file for a game somewhere and I did everything you said and still this thing keeps asking for a ROM file.

Help? Please?

YouTube profile:

BavarianSnack

WindowsKiller
Karmic Church Disciple
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Emulator ROM?

Post by WindowsKiller » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:49 pm

barpa0 wrote:I got a file for a game somewhere and I did everything you said and still this thing keeps asking for a ROM file.
So, do you actually have a ROM file? That's not a game but the BIOS ROM of a CD-i player. The emulator doesn't run without it.

barpa0
Burn:Cycle Activated
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 am

About that...

Post by barpa0 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:58 am

Well, I'm not sure. What looks like the most important folder came with a .bin and a .cue file. When I look into the folder through the emulator, I only see the bin file. I click that, it doesn't fuss about incompatibility, but it still doesn't work.

Where would the ROM file hide?

WindowsKiller
Karmic Church Disciple
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Feb 20, 2006 2:39 pm
Location: Germany
Contact:

Post by WindowsKiller » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:41 am

Again, the BIOS ROM file has nothing to do with a game. If you only downloaded a game, you don't have a ROM file.

A ROM file has 512kb and a name like "cdi205a.rom". You have to dump it from a CD-i player.

User avatar
Bas
CDinteractive Admin
Posts: 3024
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:14 am
Location: the Netherlands
Contact:

Re: About that...

Post by Bas » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:19 pm

barpa0 wrote:Well, I'm not sure. What looks like the most important folder came with a .bin and a .cue file. When I look into the folder through the emulator, I only see the bin file. I click that, it doesn't fuss about incompatibility, but it still doesn't work.

Where would the ROM file hide?
The CD-i ROM file holds the operating system of the player. Read this tutorial to find out what it is and how to get it.

User avatar
cdifan
CD-i Emulator Author
Posts: 902
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:19 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by cdifan » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:18 pm

Topic split off from the "Technical Discussion" which is intended for discussing the internals of CD-i Emulator.

barpa0
Burn:Cycle Activated
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 am

Post by barpa0 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 5:44 am

Okay so let me get this straight.

1.The ROM file has nothing to do with anything but the emulator I downloaded and has to come from a ROM dump.

2.The emulator won't work without an actual CD-i system.

3.I'm gonna get into trouble and have my account revoked for posting something I thought was on topic but really wasn't.

That all correct?

User avatar
cdifan
CD-i Emulator Author
Posts: 902
Joined: Fri Jun 24, 2005 6:19 am
Location: The Netherlands
Contact:

Post by cdifan » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:36 pm

Let me reply item by item.
barpa0 wrote:1.The ROM file has nothing to do with anything but the emulator I downloaded and has to come from a ROM dump.
Correct.
barpa0 wrote:2.The emulator won't work without an actual CD-i system.
No, you just need the ROM dump from an actual CD-i system. Obtaining it from an actual CD-i system you own is the only legal way to obtain it, but there are pirated copies around. In this forum we do not condone such practices; if you want such a copy you'll have to hunt for it yourself.
barpa0 wrote:3.I'm gonna get into trouble and have my account revoked for posting something I thought was on topic but really wasn't.
No, I simply noticed that the topic was getting too diverse and cleaned it up. The misconception is entirely understandable and I don't see why that should get your account revoked?

barpa0
Burn:Cycle Activated
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:18 am

Post by barpa0 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:18 pm

Okay. Thank you graciously! I am close to getting my own CD-i system and I think I understand what you are saying. I'll come back here if I need help.

Post Reply