>> Thursday, February 14, 2008
Coming up on its 3-year birthday, the compatibility of CD-i Emulator is still quite limited. The author about this issue: "I haven't invested much time in this; I feel the functional holes are still too large. When DV emulation is in somewhat decent working order (meaning it supports at least simple continuous play) and the pointing device support is in better shape (this includes the much-wanted keyboard support), I'll add some checkpoint/tracing functionality and then the serious compatibility work can start. So far I've only fixed a few generic problems and worked around one or two title bugs (mostly null pointer errors or some variant thereof). If somebody with relevant knowledge (preferably a CD-i developer himself) wants in, I'd be willing to discuss this. So far it hasn't happened; It wouldn't necessary need to be an "old" CD-i developer; cdoty (who is the creator of homebrew games on CD-i) has proved that it is quite possible to bring yourself up to speed on the platform even now. I'd certainly be supportive of such an endeavor. Perhaps somebody feels motivated by this? "