Problem with Thunder in Paradise

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Problem with Thunder in Paradise

Post by Backflip » Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:31 pm

I have a CD-I 450 with a DVC but I can't seem to play Thunder in Paradise. The console acts like it's about to boot the game but it keeps coming back to the main Philips CD-I menu.

I have Les Guignols de l'Info and Dragon's Lair II and they both work so does anyone know what can be done to fix the problem ?

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Post by Bas » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:04 am

is it an original disc? Copies may be corrupt....

Is it scratch-free? The 450 is rather sensitive about small scratches.

Have you turned off the player before trying the game? I noticed some games leave data in memory when you exit the disc, (like updating drivers?) and other games hang when playing them without turning off power.

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Post by Backflip » Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:09 am

It is an original disc, I just bought it. It was brand new when I received it.

And I did turn off the player before trying the game. I always do.

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Post by rdjnl » Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:09 pm

You could try to read the disc on your computer, make a disc image and burn this on a cd-r.

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Post by Backflip » Mon May 05, 2008 10:41 pm

It may be a better idea to download the game then burn it. That way I'll see if the problem comes from my CD. The only thing is that I don't know where to download it.

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Post by rdjnl » Thu May 08, 2008 9:34 pm

You can find a link on my cd-i webpage.

I suggested to try to make a disc image, because if your computer can read the disc, there might be nothing wrong with it. In that case the problem is caused by the player.

I successfully made disc images before from cd-i discs that wouldn't play, including ones with a lot of scratches. The discs I burned played fine.

Moreover, downloading software is illegal. But makeing a back-up (for personal use) of original software you bought is not or might be not, depending on where you live.

Finally, as already mentioned, a disc image you find on the internet might be corrupt.


BTW: Strange problem. I also bought my Thunder in Paradise brand new (+/- two years ago) and played it on my 450, but it works fine. I guess you also have a US version from eBay?

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Post by Backflip » Sat May 10, 2008 12:53 am

rdjnl wrote:You can find a link on my cd-i webpage.

I suggested to try to make a disc image, because if your computer can read the disc, there might be nothing wrong with it. In that case the problem is caused by the player.

I successfully made disc images before from cd-i discs that wouldn't play, including ones with a lot of scratches. The discs I burned played fine.

Moreover, downloading software is illegal. But makeing a back-up (for personal use) of original software you bought is not or might be not, depending on where you live.

Finally, as already mentioned, a disc image you find on the internet might be corrupt.


BTW: Strange problem. I also bought my Thunder in Paradise brand new (+/- two years ago) and played it on my 450, but it works fine. I guess you also have a US version from eBay?
I bought it from the GoodDealGames website (along with Flashback and Dragon's Lair II). But it indeed is a NTSC game.

I'll try to make an image out of it. Is there a special way to do it (I'm not really used to doing stuff like that).

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