>> Friday, July 9, 2010
A few days back Pete Dabbs appeared online with a quote about his work on the two different versions he made of Rise of the Robots on CD-i. "Might have some info as I had the unfortunate job of coding the CD-i version...
Proto versions, depends really, what I've still got on a hard drive here could be classed as one, the probably 30 versions Philips had for testing etc could be too, if any of those survive or not, I have no idea.
I've always found it a bit weird that I did do two "final" versions, one for DV and one not because there was a massive rush on at the end of the project and I didn't have time to fit code for both into the same thing so it looks like only the non-DV version got released and got packaged as requiring (or using) DV??"
The same game converted to numerous formats also made it's appearance on CD-i. One notable difference in this version is the inclusion of Music from Brian May who you might recall was the guitarist from QUEEN with tracks called "Resurrection" and "The Dark". Also worthy of mention is that the only programmer that worked on this CD-i conversion, Pete Dabbs developed the first publicly available CD-i Emulator named CD-iCE (Compact Disc - interactive Computer Emulator). Only a preview version of CD-iCE was ever released which emulated Rise of the Robots, although it's rumoured that the emulator can be tricked into playing other CD-i games.