>> Sunday, January 2, 2011
I think most of us marked CD-Ice being dead for years, but it is the first time Pete showed more of it than just Rise of The Robots running on it. On December 31st we showed you CD-Ice running Frog Feast and according to Pete CD-Ice was able to run games like Micro Machines, International Tennis Open and Striker Pro as well. You can't download CD-Ice anymore as far as I know, but Pete's version was further in development than the RotR crippled version we got anyway.
Pete: "I didn't (don't) really have any intention of resuming development [on CD-Ice]. [...] The process handling could all do with a rewrite now that the info is available and I can probably fill some gaps in some other things but I doubt it's really worth it so I think it's best to mark CD-ice as permanently dead. [...] But as I am intending on coding a new CD-i game I thought why not use my own emulator to develop it on. I think until the latest beta version cdifan's emu didn't run RotR and as I'd be using the same code as a base it wasn't going to be very helpful. My current dabbling with the emulator is just to check how compatible it is (was), just out of interest because I couldn't remember. As you say, only the RotR crippled version was ever released. btw, that just checks which file is the "boot" file on the cd and if it's not rise_cdi it wont run."
It's hard not to get excited on a new CD-i game in 2011, based on existing CD-i code from Rise of the Robots as it automatically makes me think about Pete's Digital Video version of Rise of the Robots. Remember Rise of the Robots on CD-i was supposed to be a Digital Video title equipped with drilling backgrounds and visual enhancements. Together with Charles Doty that would be excellent stuff for Frog Fighter CD-i!