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CD-i newcomer

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:34 pm
by Tupin
I just bought a CD-i 450, and I need some information, mainly about DVC cartridges.

What games require the DVC to work? Is there a list?

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:56 am
by phatrat1982
hi there, new myself but I will try and help if I can. I guess the forum is kind of quiet lately so I don't know how long it will be before someone else shows up.

I found this site to be very helpful so I think it is a good place to start.

Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:33 pm
by Alan_Eng
Welcome to you both into the world of cd-i!

Many cd-i games will require the DVC. All games like Dragon's Lair, Mad Dog McCree, Thunder in Paradise, Who Shot Johnny Rock, Secret Mission and the list goes on...

I would say that most games released during and after 1995 require the DVC. You can pick the cartridge up fairly easily on e-bay.

Please post again should you require any further info. The website you mention is Bas' website, and it is fantastic.


Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:18 am
by Trev
Actually, I don't think Secret Mission is a dvc game.

But yeah, many of the CD-i titles do make use of the dvc cart. Like Alan said, most (bu not all) of the consoles later titles require it. It is put to good use, and there are many games that betray their 16-bit roots and look awesome! :)

It was a very well supported add-on, something not to common in this industry.

I'd say its a must have for any CD-i owner!

Btw, I agree w/Alan that Bas has a fantastic site. Don't miss it!

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:51 am
by phatrat1982
it was finding that site that led me here. So question about games then, are most games available on other consoles like Sega CD, 3DO and such or are there any genuine exclusives that are worth checking out?

Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:11 am
by Trev
The CD-i has ports to be sure, but there a number of exclusives that I like.

My favorite is my avatar ... Secret Mission! :D Its from Microids who are better known for Amerzone & the Syberia games. If you like point n' click games, you'll surely like this. If not ... well, there are others.

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:55 am
by Tupin
The CD-i can run burned games, right? I'm still waiting for it to come in off of eBay...

Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 10:53 am
by Bas
Tupin wrote:The CD-i can run burned games, right? I'm still waiting for it to come in off of eBay...
They do, but some brands work better than others. If a burnt game doesn't work for you, you should try a different brand.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:47 pm
by Tupin
Some good news and some bad news. I finally got the CD-i in the mail today, and to my surprise it had a DVC installed in it! :P

Sadly, they sent the wrong power supply, I don't have one for the 450. I'm contacting the person that sold me it.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:26 pm
by Trev
Good news about the DVC, not so much on the power supply. Hope you can get it resolved quickly.

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:33 pm
by Alan_Eng
Yes sorry to hear about the power supply.

But I have certainly seen sellers on e-bay selling just the power supply for cd-i 450 models. Have a good look on there and you may find one...


Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:00 pm
by Tupin
Just curious, has anyone made up their own out of a CAT5 connector and a PC power supply? Would that be possible? I'm just curious.

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:55 am
by Tupin
Does anyone have a pinout of either the plug or the jack?