The Compact Disc Interactive
), is an interactive multimedia CD player and format developed and released by Philips
on December 3, 1991. It had a Philips SCC68070 CPU at 15.5 MHz with 1MB of RAM. Notably, it featured intellectual properties from Nintendo, such as Mario and Zelda, due to previously having tried to develop a CD add-on for the SNES
. Their takes on Nintendo intellectual property were so infamously terrible that you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn't think of them when you mention the CD-i. However, there were a few cult classic games for the system.
- Has incomplete support but is much easier to control, and it actually emulates better audio than CD-i Emulator in some cases. It is recommended to start the emulation with the game already loaded, either with the game picker or through a soft reset after mounting the disk.
- This is a 'Tiny' MAME build containing the CDi code from MESS as it is on 28th October 2009 using a fixed game list like MAME. Works better than the last official MAME builds with some games (for example Zelda's Adventure).
- CD-i Emulator
- A payware emulator. Was presumed inactive but got a new beta release in 2018, seven years after the last release. Used to only have mouse movements for control, now has preliminary keyboard support. However, the keyboard control isn't great in some games.
- One of the first made CD-i emulators. It doesn't need a BIOS and can only play Rise of the Robots as that's what it was solely developed for.