Anticipation and Ravings about CD-i Emulator v0.5.3 thread

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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Anticipation and Ravings about CD-i Emulator v0.5.3 thread

Post by Devin » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:51 am

I'm excited about this release if only for KEYBOARD SUPPORT, yeah you heard me! :D

However that is not the only update! Just follow the threads on this forum running parrallel to the MESS forum posts and you get an idea of what is in store. The blog of CD-i Fan has lots more information and musings available here...

http://cdibits.blogspot.com/

So I suggest we put any feedback in this thread!

One question on my mind to you CD-i Fan is how will the upgrade be handled? I mean it's very dim in my memory but didn't we originally use a key to open up the emulater so it was 'unlimited'? So how would this work when paying customers of the previous version download the new v0.5.3?

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Post by cdifan » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:39 pm

Each beta release (there will probably be multiple) will contain a single CD-i Emulator executable; it will act as a limited edition unless you have already activated an unlimited edition v0.5.2 on your machine or (at least for the initial releases) you're using a Mono-I player system ROM (BIOS).

The former exception has two purposes: it delivers the promised free compatibility updates to my existing customers, and it should encourage new customers as well (several people have promised to buy CD-i Emulator as soon as keyboard support was working).

The latter exception is mainly intended to allow for full compatibility tests against the MESS CD-i driver; I haven't decided yet for how long this will be maintained.

It will not be possible to directly activate beta releases, for that you will need an unlimited v0.5.2 edition. However, when the beta cycle is over, I will do a full unlimited release that can be activated directly (for paying customers only, of course).

The first beta will NOT include DV cartridge functionality; it is still too flaky for release. Hopefully this can be remedied in later beta releases.

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Post by Heatseeker86 » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:54 am

Wow, a new version? Very nice move hooking up with the MESS team. I look forward to these future developments.

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Post by Shroo-man » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:56 am

any news on when this version will be released? I'm ready and willing to buy the full release. this would make getting screenshots much easier then screwing around with annoying capture cards...

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Post by cdifan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:06 am

I have no fixed timeline, just a single feature that needs to be refactored: input recording/playback. Without this, creating movies is very hard on some older PCs, and it also allows you to record input traces that e.g. show a bug.

The new beta was slated for end of 2009, guess I didn't make that :?

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Post by Devin » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:45 pm

I guess we can wait! :roll:

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Post by Kao » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:36 pm

It's really encouraging to hear that work is still being done on this! :)
Thank you very much for your continued efforts.
It's like 1993 all over again!
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Post by Natesroom » Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:10 am

I just found this website because i was playing Ring King on a NES emulator and thought the only real boxing game that i ever thought was fun was the boxing one on CD-I...

So after googling and stuff found this emulator and the ROM for Caesars World of Boxing and Volia the EMU say "NO DIGITAL VIDEO COMPATABILITY!!!... Arg...

So now since i was using the Limited 0.52 Version i am going on the Waiting for DVC Compatabilty till i actually purchase this EMU.. This was the only game i actually liked on the CD-I

But i appreciate the work you have put into this program and i hope that this will someday become available.

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Post by Natesroom » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:56 pm

So its been about a month and half does anyone still check this forum out or is this emulator update dead in the water?

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Re: Anticipation and Ravings about CD-i Emulator v0.5.3 thre

Post by Natesroom » Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:15 am

So its been 4 years and i dont think anyone even posts or supports this system anymore... CDIFAN i havent seen you post here in over a year.

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Re: Anticipation and Ravings about CD-i Emulator v0.5.3 thre

Post by cdifan » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:38 pm

I've posted last June, perhaps you should check my posting history before drawing such conclusions?

Anyway, CD-i Emulator is not dead but certainly on a long hiatus...

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Re: Anticipation and Ravings about CD-i Emulator v0.5.3 thre

Post by Natesroom » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:20 pm

Cdifan I wasn't talking abou you, I was saying it's been 4 years since my post on this topic and no answer or movement

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