>> Thursday, June 7, 2007
Our recent discussion clearified the copyright of games lasting for at least 70 years. But do you remember there are a few freeware CD-i games available for download? In 2004, BEPL published two ISO files of two prototype CD-i games: Solitaire and Tic Tac Toe. Interactive Dreams tested the free games with CD-i Emulator, and ended with a great package including the CD-i Emulator and two free games. I can't deny the uprising popularity of CD-i in the underground, and a lot of ISO files are offered if you look closely. Interactive Dreams shows you a legal start to enjoy the CD-i experience without any costs.
After following our guide to use the CD-i Emulator without any trouble, let's have a try downloading some free games for good use! Head over to the website of BEPL's Solitaire Game Page. Here you can download both games: Solitaire (download here) and Tic Tac Toe (download here). Use Nero (if needed, a free trial is available here) if you want to create a hard copy for use with an original CD-i player. The original ISO file you can use to start with CD-i Emulator. Just open the file with CD-i Emulator and the intro screen will start.
The two free BEPL games have one condition though: You need to allow the Emulator to load the screen completely, because if you click too fast, the emulator will crash. After you've passed the intro screen successfully, the games play excellent. Here you'll see some screenshots too. Solitaire is definately the more interesting game, as Tic Tac Toe, while fun in two player, it's over quickly. Solitaire takes up some thoughts and if you ever played an original game of Solitaire, you know this is not going to be easy! Tic Tac Toe has one major pro though, as it is playable with two players, so you can beat each other on television. Considering the small amount of two-player games on CD-i (we have another feature about that soon) Tic Tac Toe is a worthwile add to the multiplayer CD-i library.
Thanks to: Underground-Gamer