>> Sunday, August 12, 2007
Most visitors of Interactive Dreams are still running Windows XP and only a few made the upgrade to Windows Vista. Troublesome compatibility issues are always the downside of technology improving. Devin is the first one who gave CD-i Emulator a try running Vista. How does it fare? Devin: "The answer is apparently very well! Actually CD-i Emulator performs too well under Vista, the graphical emulation zips past audio playback with ease, maintaining a startling 50 video updates per second of emulated time! Unfortunately it's not all good news, the inevitable upgrade to Vista for most will mean computers dropping old ports that we used for the likes of CD-i Link which was so helpful when it came to retrieving Bios files from real CD-i players. The lose of the classic joystick port is also sorely missed from recent motherboards for use in CD-i Emulator." Alternatives from the Asian market that may solve these issues will be discussed later!