>> Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Click on the thumbnail of the CD-i 615 pictured on the top-right of this article. Yes, you'll notice a 3,5" disc drive. Most professional CD-i players have a built-in floppy drive. Why? cdifan: "I think the floppy drives where used mostly for verification tests and quick program tests. You could also use them for getting screenshots etc. off the CD-i (provided your program could generate them, of course). I remember often using the floppy for preloading a RAM disk (on the 605 you can make these so they survive a reset) with basic OS9 system utilities like dir, copy, list..." "we used them for tests. But basically, those were OS9 system floppies, it looked and felt a bit like MSDOS. So you could do i.e. file operations on a command line, just like DOS", according to a former CD-i tester..