>> Saturday, November 7, 2009
MESS version 0.135 is out and includes a very reasonable CD-i emulation (it is not bug-free but neither is CD-i Emulator).
MESS CD-i requires one of the following CD-i system ROM (a.k.a. BIOS) files:
cdi200.rom - Magnavox CD-i 200
cdi220b.rom - Philips CD-i 220 F2
This is because it only handles the Mono-I board and these are the only two CD-i players using that board.
You also need to have CD-i disc images in CHD (Compressed Hunks of Data) format, these can be created from CDI/2352 raw disc images with the chdman tool included with MESS/MAME. If you have disc images in another format (supported by CD-i Emulator), you can use the new CD-i File Extractor tool to convert them to this format; it can even invoke chdman for you.
Public beta versions of CD-i Emulator version 0.5.3, incorporating most of the compatibility bugfixes learned during the MESS effort, will start being released soon.
Thanks to cdifan