>> Friday, July 17, 2009
If you have a CD-i player without a Digital Video Cartridge extension you might wonder why some games actually need the Cartridge while it doesn't seem there is any full motion video in it. The Digital Video Cartridge was not only used to display FMV video. It had extra memory on board that is accessed during gameplay in some games like in Litil Divil (for example the moving backgrounds in the puzzles), Atlantis (for caching the levels), Creature Shock (for changing discs without losing power). That's what was supposed to be the case with Rise of the Robots which states it uses the Digital Video cartridge, and it actually uses the extra memory but it's hard tos ee where it was used for. There's a nice story of that you can read here.