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A New CD-i Webpage launched today! (update!)

>> Saturday, September 1, 2007

More updates this week in CD-i land with a very surprising initiative of our member RDJNL (you always remind me of AFX) launching his very own CD-i website. True, it's new and empty but the potential is again high! Who will tell RDJNL will finally give us all the information in one place, an aspect various websites have still failed to do. There's plenty of information available and we all know: Once you start, it's hard to stop! Hats off for RDJNL and we will certainly keep a keen eye on it. Details inside ;)

RDJNL: "This summer I spent some time learning how to make a webpage. I didn't know much more than a bit of basic HTML like 'title', 'p' , 'br' etc. But now I know there are various 'versions' of HTML and I learned about CSS, JavaScript and even a small bit of PHP and MySQL. So... it's time for me to build a great webpage! However, i'm out of time: the summer is over and I have to go to work. Obviously, while I was studying, I made a webpage to see if everything worked. I chose to make a webpage about cd-i." So if RDJNL will continue may be the question, let him know below to do so! You can already find some exclusive pins inside and a lot of CD-i cover art. rdjnl: "I initially created this page for study purposes. I wanted to learn more about building webpages. The website is the result of this work. There isn't much content on it yet, but if i have time i'd like to work on it. Feel free to share your comments..."

Update 02/SEP/07: "Sorry...not much content yet." With these words, another cd-i related webpage is launched on the first day of September 20007: this webpage! This page was initially created for study purposes. I wanted to learn more about building webpages. So I started studying HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript. The website launched today is the result of this work. As a matter of fact, this website is hosted on a PHP enabled server. I'm just beginning to understand why I would want to use this. Hopefully I can build an even better cd-i website in the future...!

I hope you enjoy visiting this website just as much as I did creating it! You can already find plenty of cd-i cover art on the 'software' page of this site, but let me make a start with my cd-i story on this main page... Let's start with the beginning: when I got my cd-i machine many years back. To be honest, I don't remember exactly when I got my cd-i machine. But it must have been in the summer of 1995. I happened to find this letter from Philips Netherlands, dated 27 July 1995. Take a look. It confirms our membership of the so-called CD-i Gold Club. If one registered with Philips one received as a gift the cd-i disc Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia for free. We also received the Dutch wordgame and TV Show 'Lingo' as an extra gift. At the time this was a new released cd-i disc, which was given away for free to new buyers of a system to promote the cd-i. The machine I got was the CD-i 450 system. The 'CDI 450 Tutorial Disc' was included in the box. Finally, I also got the Dutch demo disc called 'Alles over cd-i' for free. It was either in the box or it came with the Compton disc. I have forgotten. It was 12 years ago, you know!" More news? Visit "CD-i is Great"!

I just found this page, where you can easily browse through all the CD-i covers and titles. It works far more easy than searching for a picture in the image gallery of Le Monde du CD-i. This one goes in the same direction as the index of Philipscdi.com, please make it complete as no-one ever did that!

More website news (now we're at it) finally at wednesdays topic Philipscdi.com: "CD-i is still alive! - Many many years after Philips gave up the CD-i and long after their last title was published, it is still obvious that the CD-i community is a very active and resourceful one. Not only the many CD-i related sites prove this, because a couple of weeks ago, a new CD-i game was released. Yes, indeed!" And plus, our own Interactive Dreams is hyped, we can't see that enough!

For these two updates, both surprised me. The CD-i scene has a fairly large website library, and it was even mentioned by Charles that the CD-i scene is full of energy and interested people. That's odd, as CD-i seems like one of the least known retro videogames formats out there. All our regular readers will know I have a close eye to every initiative that is started about CD-i, like the Eigenstart portal, The CD-i Technical Archive, the Philipscd-i page, the Sidewalk CD-i page, but unfortunately all these don't show a lot of life. It's true building a full website is a lot of work! Somehow I feel this autumn will be another busy time for CD-i.... ;)


source: RDJNL CD-i, Philipscdi.com

6 reacties:

Richard,  September 2, 2007 at 6:14 PM  

Nice to see anyone creating a new CD-I website, it always gives new inspiration to CD-I! By the way RDJNL, the software page is very heavy to load, maybe you can make smaller pictures as a pre-view? Maybe my computer is slow, but that page takes a pretty long time to load all the pics, but, true, once it's loaded, there's a big cover library for you! I've never seen those pins also, do you have a bigger picture of them? Keep it alive!

Bas September 2, 2007 at 6:57 PM  

RDJNL, I liked the picture on the top left of this post, which I took from your site and marked it black. Where did you get it from?

rdjnl September 3, 2007 at 8:48 PM  

Richard, thanks for your comments!

I have a slow computer too, so I understand the software page might take a long time to load for some people.

I'll see what I can do about it. I have to use smaller pics or split them up between different pages.


Bas, thanks. I drew the picture myself!

Bas September 22, 2007 at 6:07 PM  

The site is updated again!

Daan,  September 23, 2007 at 8:26 AM  

Nice update about this "Hall of Fame and Shame" but now Ultra CD-i Soccer is on number one of the Shame list? I loved that game! Have you played it thoroughly? It's not better than Striker Pro, but definately deserves a better spot than Dark Castle (Now that was no good value for money!)

Bas September 30, 2007 at 5:55 PM  

Update by rdjnl: "You may have noticed I recently put Dimo's Quest on number 3 of my cd-i fame list. I think it's a great concept for a puzzle game. I have never seen another game like it. I was very happy to be able again to play 'this' brilliant game, now on cd-i! Visit to read the rest!

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Games 0-F

3rd Degree - PF Magic
7th Guest, The - Philips Freeland Studios
Accelerator - SPC/Vision
Adventure of the Space Ship Beagle, The - Denshi Media Services
Affaire Morlov, L' - Titus
Alfapet - Adatek
Alice in Wonderland - Spinnaker
Alien Gate - SPC Vision
Alien Odyssee - Argonaut
Aliens Interactive CD-i - Dark Vision Interactive
Ange et le Demon, L' - Smart Move
Apprentice, The - SPC Vision
Apprentice 2, The - Marvin's Revenge - SPC Vision
Arcade Classics - Philips ADS / Namco
Asterix - Caesar’s Challenge - Infogrames
Atlantis - The Last Resort - PRL Redhill (Philips ADS)
Axis and Allies - CapDisc
Backgammon - CapDisc
Battle Chess - Accent Media (for Interplay)
Battleship - CapDisc
Big Bang Show - Infogrames
BMP Puzzle - Circle (for ZYX)
Brain Dead 13 - Readysoft
Burn:Cycle - Trip Media
Caesar's World of Boxing - Philips POV
Caesar's World of Gambling - CD-I Systems
Cartoon Academy - Bits Corporation
CD-i mit der Maus - SPC Vision
CD Shoot - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Change Angels Kick-off - HMO
Chaos Control - Infogrames
Christmas Country - Creative Media
Christmas Country - The Lost Levels - Creative Media
Christmas Crisis - DIMA
Clue - 3T Productions
Clue 2 - The mysteries continue - 3T Productions
Connect Four - CapDisc
Creature Shock - Argonaut (for Virgin)
Crime Patrol - CapDisc
Crow, The - Philips POV
Cyber Soldier Sharaku - Japan Interactive media
Dame was Loaded, The - Beam Software
Dark Castle - Philips POV
Dead End - Cryo
Defender of the Crown - Philips POV
Deja Vu - Icom Simulations
Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas - Icom Simulations
Demolition Man - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Demon Driver - Haiku Studios
Discworld - Teeny Weeny Games
Dimo's Quest - SPC Vision
Domino - Wigant Interactive Media
Down in the Dumps - Haiku Studios
Dragon's Lair - Superclub / INTL CDI
Dragon's Lair 2- Time Warp - Superclub / INTL CDI
Drug wars - Crime Patrol II - CapDisc
Dungeons & Dragons - PF Magic
Earth Command - Visionary Media
Effacer - CapDisc
Escape from Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Evidence - Microids
Falco & Donjon & The Sword of Inoxybur - BMi / Zephyr Studio
Family Games I - DIMA
Family Games II - Junk Food Jive - DIMA
Felix the Cat - Philips Sidewalk Studio
Flashback - Delphine/Tiertex (for US Gold)
Flinstones Wacky Inventions - Philips Funhouse
Fort Boyard: The Challenge - Microids
Frog Feast - Rastersoft

CD-i Games Index G-M

Go - CapDisc
Golden Oldies - SPC Vision
Golden Oldies II - SPC Vision
Golgo 13 - Japan Interactive Media
Great day at the races, A - CD-I Racing, Dove Films, Total Vision
Guignols de l'Info, Les - Canal+ Multimedia / INTL CDI
Heart of Darkness - Amazing Studio (for Virgin)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The - Philips Kaleidoscope
Holland Casino CD-i - HMO
Hotel Mario - Philips Fantasy Factory
Inca - Coktel Vision
Inca 2 - Coktel Vision
International Tennis Open - Infogrames
Jack Sprite vs. The Crimson Ghost - PF Magic
Jeopardy - Accent Media
Jigsaw - Novalogic
Joe Guard - DIMA
John Dark: Psychic Eye - CapDisc
Joker's Wild!, The - Accent Media
Joker's Wild Jr., The - Accent Media
Kether - Infogrames
Kingdom - The far reaches - CapDisc
Kingdom 2 - Shadoan - CapDisc
Labyrinth of Crete - Philips Funhouse
Laser Lords - Spinnaker
Last Bounty Hunter, The - CapDisc
Legend of the Fort - Microids
Lemmings - DMA Design / Psygnosis
Lettergreep - Wigant Interactive Media
Lingo - SPC Vision
Link - The faces of evil - Animation Magic
Lion King, The - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Litil Divil - Gremlin Graphics
Litil Divil 2: Limbo Years - Gremlin Graphics
Lords of the rising sun - Philips POV
Lost Eden - Cryo (for Virgin)
Lost Ride, The - Formula (Lost Boys)
Lucky Luke - The video game - SPC Vision
Mad Dog McCree - CapDisc
Mad Dog McCree II: The lost gold - CapDisc
Magic Eraser - Circle (for ZYX)
Mah-Jong - Japan Interactive Media
Making the Grade - 3T Productions
Man Before Man - Cryo
Marco Polo - Infogrames
Mario Takes America - CIGAM
Master Labyrinth - AVM AG/HQ
Mega Maze - CapDisc
Memory Works, The - Compact Disc Incorporated
Merlin's Apprentice - Philips Funhouse
Microcosm - Philips Freeland Studios
Micro Machines - Codemasters
Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron - Daedalus CD-i Productions
Mutant Rampage - Body Slam - Animation Magic
Myst - Sunsoft (for Cyan)
Mystic Midway - Rest in pieces - Philips POV
Mystic Midway 2 - Phantom Express - Philips POV

Compact Disc Interactive

Compact Disc Interactive

Games N-Z

Name that tune - Philips Fantasy Factory
New Day - Bits Corporation
NFL Hall of Fame Football - Philips POV
Othello - HMO
Pac Panic - Philips ADS / Namco
Palm Springs Open - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Pool - SPC Vision
Pinball - CapDisc
Plunderball - ISG Productions
Power Hitter - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Power Match - Two's Company
Pursue - BEPL
Pyramid Adventures - Compact Disc Incorporated
RAMRaid - PRL Redhill
Return To Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Riddle of the Maze, The - Fathom Pictures
Riqa - Bits Corporation
Rise of the Robots - Mirage Technologies
Sargon Chess - Spinnaker
Scotland Yard Interactive - AVM AG/HQ
Secret Mission - Microids
Secret Name of Ra, The
Shaolin's Road - Infogrames
Skate Dude - Viridis
Smurfen, De - De Telesmurf - Infogrames
Solar Crusade - Infogrames
Solitaire - BEPL
Space Ace - Superclub / INTL CDI
Space Ranger - Studio Interactive
Special Operations Squadron - SPC Vision
Sport Freaks - SPC Vision
Star Trek - Philips POV
Star Wars: Rebel Assault - LucasArts
Steel Machine - SPC Vision
Striker Pro - Rage
Strip Poker Live - Greenpig Production
Strip Poker Pro - Interactive Pictures
Super Fighter - The Super Fighter Team / C&E
Super Mario's Wacky Worlds - NovaLogic
Surf City - Philips Sidewalk Studios
Tangram - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Taco's Toyroom Troopers - Creative Media
Tankdoodle - Creative Media
Tetris - Philips POV
Tetsuo Gaiden - Creative Media
Text Tiles
Thieves' World - Electronic Arts
Tic-tac-toe - BEPL
Tox Runner - ISG Productions
Treasures of Oz - Philips Kaleidoscope
Ultra CD-i Soccer - Krisalis
Uncover featuring Tatjana - SPC Vision
Uninvited - Icom Simulations
Video Speedway - ISG Productions
Vinnie the Pinguin - Pandemonium Labs
Voyeur - Philips POV
Voyeur 2 - Philips POV
Whack-a-Bubble - Creative Media
What's it worth - Marshall Cavendish Multimedia / Spice
Who shot Johnny Rock? - CapDisc
Wordplay - BEPL
World Cup Golf - US Gold
Zaak Sam, De - Toneelschool NL
Zelda - The wand of Gamelon - Animation Magic
Zelda's Adventure - Viridis
Zenith - Radarsoft
Zombie Dinos From The Planet Zeltoid - Philips POV

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