Anyone know what this HyperCD software is?

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  1. LiveLatios
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    I've searched it up numerous times, and all that shows up is the actual HyperCD entry in wikipedia that is unrelated, and some apple answers entry saying how to open hyperCDs.. what i mean is this software that's apparently on my Pokemon soundtrack CD (for the first movie)
    This thing
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    Haven't installed bit because well.. it's on a cdthat came out in 1999, and before that main installer opens i get this little popup..
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    Anyone know what the hell this is?
     


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    Netscape is a very old internet browser :P
     
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    yeah, i know.. i tried installing it for the lulz once, turns out that 16-bit windows apps don't work on windows 10
     
  4. Tomato Hentai

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    The Pokemon soundtrack CD is a HyperCD and contains extra CD-ROM data which is supposed to be bonus film footage, apparently. I'm guessing this program allows you to read that data off the disc or something?
     
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    is it really? well then, i wonder if there's a modern way of checking that's supported on windows 10 instead of installing this most likely broken software, lol
     
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    this is a very helpful reply.
     
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    Couldn't you browse the CD-ROM data instead?
     
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    not really.. all that shows on it is a bunch of installshield files and some jpg/gif files...
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    EDIT: the readme says
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    "HyperCD® is an exciting new hybrid CD technology that delivers high quality video and CD-quality audio via the Web without any of the quality loss of streaming or the lengthy download times associated with the Web at large. The HyperCD installer has been designed to load in all of the software you will need to experience instant video playback when you arrive at the special HyperCD Web site."

    It sounds like a CD-ROM improvement or something.
     
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    in 1998? lel
     
  12. DKB

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    Actually, just noticed the same thing was in that HELPME file:

    "HyperCD(r) is an exciting new hybrid CD technology that delivers high quality video and CD-quality audio via the Web without any of the quality loss of streaming or the lengthy download time associated with the Web at large."

    So, it was some type of streaming..service? I think? Something that's extremely useless to us now.
     
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    yeah, now that youtube and netflix and whatever exist.. kek



    EDIT: tried installing it to see what would happen, it hanged for a few second, showed a black screen, then crashed
     
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    Probably a bit higher quality than what my computer lets me watch.
     
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    I'd be flabbergasted if it still worked now.

    So, to quote this thread's title of: Anyone know what this HyperCD software is?


    IT'S WORTHLESS

    Also, this post made me laugh because your avatar was just perfect for it.
     
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    holy crap, it installed, and works...
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    And then i click on "Click Here"
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    don't kill me.. i installed it to my IE directory because IE is a disposable browser idgaf about and can easily uninstall...
     
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    Fixed that for you

    32-bit Windows including Windows 10 can run 16-bit apps, just not 64-bit Windows.
     
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    This thread is really a testament to how young you are. Make sure sound works without a Sound Blaster.