>> Friday, August 13, 2010
Have you tried the MESS CD-i driver yet? Some say it works better than CD-i Emulator, others say CD-i Emulator 0.52 excells. For example, on trying to emulate CD-i using MESS, running Link Faces of Evil and Zelda's Adventure, the overall is better than CD-i emulator, but it shows a lot of freezings on a lot of other games. The MESS CD-i author sais about it: "Your best bet at this time is to shell out the money for CD-i Emu. The current CD-i driver in MESS is held together with glue and toothpicks. It can run a number of simpler commercial games, but it falls right over on pretty much anything major."
Some (but probably not all) of the issues will be resolved once the internal roms for the CDIC and SLAVE MCUs are decapped and dumped. But who knows when that will happen: The MESS CD-i project is pretty much silent. We at Interactive Dreams hope that the upcoming CD-i Emulator 0.53 will show a definitive better CD-i emulation including a start at Digital Video on CD-i.