Philips CD-i emulation

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  1. Langin
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    I am too lazy to Google and since you guys have accurate info everytime I ask something, I'll ask it here. :)

    Anyways, I want to emulate the three Zelda games which were made for CD-i. What is the best CD-i emu around and what things do I need to get everything working?

    Thx!
     
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    why would you do this to yourself
     
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    How could you say that about the best Zelda games in the entire series? :rofl:
     
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    Last time I checked, nothing can emulate Zelda's Adventure.
    There are two CD-i Emulators worth mentioning.
    "cdiemu" from here: (Note that development appears to have stopped and technically the following emulator is "expired", you'll need this to run it with some date between 2011 and 2012: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/run_as_date.html )
    http://www.cdiemu.org/download/cdiemu-0.5.3-beta2.zip

    the other emulator is MESS, which is like MAME but for all non-arcade systems. It can be a pain to get working, but has decent emulation, is still in development, and doesn't have any silly expiration nonsense.
     
  6. sion_zaphod

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    Mess/ume all do the job OK. You need to convert cdi ISO files to chd format. The mame package comes with a utility to do that (I think). You can even use the retroarch mess/ume core to play cdi. My raspberry pi 2 with emulation station/retropi is proof.

    If you want to emulate cdi games bit of advicr: don't bother with the Zelda or Mario games they are absolute pants. Burn Cycle, 7th guest are the best games on the whole system (still have my 220 with fmv cart). Also in my opinion those cdi games are better than their PC ports.
     
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    You can run the iso's (or at least CUE+BIN) directly with some command line arguments, something like this:

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    mess cdimono1 -cdrom "Link The Faces of Evil.cue"
     
  8. sion_zaphod

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    Don't know about that I use mess through retroarch and pretty sure it doesn't like bin/cue sheets. Either way try and find a version of mess source with the disclaimers removed and compile it yourself. Otherwise you'll get annoying messages with every game.
     
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    Awesome guys! I appreciate the answers. I'll look into it once I am home. :D
     
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    Plllllease can you tell me how to set this up, I am going out of my tree trying to suss it! Have lr-mess2016 installed have a cue and bin file of burn cycle and cdimono1.zip in a cdi folder. Have updated the es_system and created the XML...... But as soon as I try to run it I crash back to the emulation station. Any help you can offer on how to run cdi on a pi3 would be so much appreciated! Thanks
     
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    Working next 2 nights. I'll have a look at my configs after that.
     
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    Cheers man that would be awesome. Like I say I am on a pi3 with emulation station. I have compiled lr-mess2016 put the ROM files and cdimono1.zip into a cdi folder within ROMs. Updated the es_config file as well as the cdi.xml. but nothing runs. I saw the post about command line but can't rune the mess command (not found). So any help when you get the chance would be superb!
     
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    I really like Lost Eden on the CDi, I think that only the CDi version was the text in Dutch.
    Great music
     
  14. Mtullock

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    I had lost Eden... And I remember being wowed by the graphics but the story left me cold. Secret mission, mad dog, the apprentice, ceasers boxing and above all burn cycle were the ones that caught me. I still think the cd-i could have been so so so much more if Philips played it right......which they didn't lol

    Oh and littil divil how did I forget that!
     
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    I've used a cracked version of cdiemu in the past to play Wand of Gamelon and Faces of Evil, works well enough. Though I could only stand to play them for about 5-10 minutes :P

     
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    Did you get a chance to look at config files? ... Excited to play cdi again lol Cheers
     
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    Mtullock, I have an old tinydsl pre-configured to click a game and it plays, if you just want to play them
    Zelda Adventure
    Zelda - The Wand of Gamelon
    Link Faces of Evil
    Hotel Mario
    Super Wacky Worlds (Prototype)
    Alice in Wonderland (English Version) We all know everything above is what people really are looking for :)
    Alien Gate
    Dark Castle
    Dimo's Quest
    Jokers Wild
    Laser Lords
    Tetris
    The Apprentice



    https://mega.nz/#!EBw2STKJ!1gUfab45T9_USkmu41FE0J8aMpakps6-bHgdDZ4_OV0

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    Save all the headache, it's ready to go :)
     
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  18. Mtullock

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    Thanks man. Will give that a go. Still really keen to see if it works on pi just because I am a geek who loves to tinker about. But that is great cheers!
     
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  20. Futurdreamz

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    You can get nearly the same experience by chugging whisky, beer, and tequila while watching youtube videos of the game.
     
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