CD-i Emulator

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  1. _Chaz_
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    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

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    Recently, I've been wanting to torture myself with the game Hotel Mario for the Philips CD-i.
    However, I could only find 3 emulators for the system which all have serious flaws.

    1. CD-i Emulator: Requires a payment to play for more than 3 minutes between resets.
    2. CD-ice: Only plays "Rise of the Robots".
    3. TinyCDi: Plays Hotel Mario, The Apprentice, Dimos Quest, Alien Gate, Jokers Wild, Tetris, and a few others, but most have issues.

    So far, TinyCDi is the best one I've found and it's a "Tiny" MAME build (I have no idea what that means).

    For such a notorious console, why is the pool of emulators so shallow?
     
  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Dreamland.
    Probably because most people hated the console.

    Though you could try and buy them, but from what I heard, they are rare and expensive.
     
  3. Hadrian

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    Hotel Mario isn't that bad neither was the 3rd Zelda game.

    This thing was shit I admit it but it had some decent enough light gun games and it was cool to play films from a CD back then. Crap interface to control games though, no idea why Nintendo partnered with them though! Shit even CD-32 was better than this.
     
  4. Nujui

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    Dreamland.
    I know, I wouldn't mind playing them either if there was good enough emu.
     
  5. Hop2089

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    Not to mention some of the games cost a fortune, Zelda's Adventure can run you between $180-$250. Hotel Mario sucks end of story, Zelda's Adventure is ok, the voice acting is annoying though.
     
  6. twiztidsinz

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  7. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    There is a cracked version of CD-i Emulator (first one you listed) floating around.


    I just snatched it myself.
     
  8. Schlupi

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    I BOUGHT that same emulator... running on my great computer, I couldn't even run the Zelda games and Hotel Mario properly. =( Waste of time and money.

    If you can get them running fullspeed without wonky controls, PLEASE, tell me. I would like to know.