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Les Schtroumpfs: Le Teleportaschtroumpf on CD-i

>> Saturday, May 31, 2008

For a long time I've never seen a member here who has a copy of the official Smurfs game on CD-i. For a long time we even thought it was only a prototype CD-i (we only have a french and dutch prototype). Out of the blue a french version appeared on eBay a few years ago, which gave me the possibility to snap some nice pictures. But it showed the french version was actually released in 1998. However, the dutch version remains to be prototype exclusive, as far as we know. And what's even better, it's a very nice game, it's a mix of platforming and minigames. But you have to understand the dutch or french language to understand. (So Devin doesn't get the point Laughing ). Shroo-man recently got his hands on a copy: "the release date on mine says 1995 not 1998. How strange are those product numbers: "SCHTRFR4021", "SCHTRFR4041" and "SCHTRFR4011"! a different one for each of the manual, disc and back cover. I played it, it's very nice. if you choose the plaform mode I think up to 4 different people can play but not at the same time. you have to choose minigames and the first player to finish 10 wins. I haven't completed it yet though some mini games need an understanding of French.

Screenshots to follow! Thanks to Shroo-man for the pictures!


We count a total of 133 released CD-i games

One of the members of our ever-small CD-i community puts the deed to the word after all the endless struggles in creating a complete CD-i title library. One of the biggest efforts before has to be, which has in my opinion the best collection of all catagories, as it is difficult to get one for reference, kids, etc. Interactive Dreams published a full list of movies published by Philips, and Shroo-man made one about games. Shroo-man: "I'm not sure how complete and accurate it is. Of course there is also the recently "released" games : Frog Feast, Go, Jack Sprite vs the Crimson Ghost, Plunderball and Space Ranger." They are not included. So to anyone: Which game do you miss?

001 3rd Degree
002 7th Guest
003 Accelerator
004 Affaire Morlov, L'
005 Alfapet
006 Alice in Wonderland
007 Alien Gate
008 Ange et le Demon, L'
009 Apprentice, The
010 Arcade Classics
011 Atlantis: The Last Resort
012 Asterix: Caesar's Challenge
013 Axis and Allies
014 Backgammon
015 Battleship
016 Big Bang Show
017 BMP Puzzle
018 Braindead 13
019 Burn:Cycle
020 Caesar's World of Boxing
021 Caesar's World of Gambling
022 CD Shoot
023 Chaos Control
024 Christmas Country
025 Christmas Crisis
026 Clue
027 Clue 2
028 Connect Four
029 Creature Shock
030 Crime Patrol
031 Dark Castle
032 Defender of the Crown
033 Dimo's Quest
034 Domino
035 Dragon's Lair
036 Dragon's Lair II
037 Drug Wars
038 Earth Command
039 Effacer
040 Escape from Cybercity
041 Family Games I
042 Family Games II: Junk Food Jive
043 Flashback
044 Foqus
044 Go
045 Golden Oldies I
046 Golden Oldies II
047 Golgo 13
048 Great American Golf 1
049 Great American Golf 2
050 Great Day at the Races, A
051 Guignols de l'Info, Les
052 Heiroglyph
053 Holland Casino CD-i
054 Hotel Mario
055 Inca
056 International Tennis Open
057 Jeopardy!
058 Jigsaw
059 Joker's Wild
060 Joker's Wild Jr.
061 Kether
062 Kingdom: The Far Reaches
063 Labyrinth of Crete
064 Laser Lords
065 Last Bounty Hunter, The
066 Lemmings
067 Lettergreep
068 Link: The Faces of Evil
069 Lingo
070 Litil Divil
071 Lords of the Rising Sun
072 Lost Eden
073 Lost Ride, The
074 Lucky Luke
075 Nationale Spellingwedstrijd, De
076 Mad Dog McCree
077 Mad Dog II: The Lost Gold
078 Magic Eraser
079 Making the Grade
080 Marco Polo
081 Master Labyrinth
082 Mega Maze
083 Memory Works, The
084 Merlin's Apprentice
085 Micro Machines
086 Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron
087 Mutant Rampage: Body Slam
088 Myst
089 Mystic Midway: Phantom Express
090 Mystic Midway: Rest in Pieces
091 Name that Tune
092 NFL Football Trivia Challenge
093 NFL Hall of Fame Football
094 Othello
095 Pac Panic
096 Palm Springs Open
097 Pinball
098 Power Hitter
099 Pyramid Adventures
100 RAMRaid
101 Rise of the Robots
102 Sargon Chess
103 Schtroumpfs: Le Teleportaschtroumpf, Les
104 Scotland Yard Interactive
105 Secret Mission
106 Shaolin's Road
107 Solar Crusade
108 Space Ace
109 Sports Freaks
110 Steel Machine
111 Striker Pro
112 Strip Poker Live
113 Strip Poker Pro
114 Surf City
115 Tangram
116 Tetris
117 Tetsuo Gaiden
118 Text Tiles
119 Ultra CD-i Soccer
120 Uncover Featuring Tatjana
121 Un Indien dans la Ville
122 Video Speedway
123 Voetbal
124 Voyeur
125 Whack a Bubble
126 Who Shot Johnny Rock?
127 Wordplay
128 World Cup Golf
129 Zaak van Sam, De
130 Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon
131 Zelda's Adventure
132 Zenith
133 Zombie Dinos from the Planet Zeltoid

Thanks to Shroo-man for his great attention to CD-i: we need more members like him!


Mysterious CD-i audio format: How to rip it?

It seems like nobody knows about how to rip the music of CD-i discs, there has also been no answer on a forum post about the specifications of CD-i audio music as well. It looks like more people are interested in it (I'd love to hear the Litil Divil soundtrack again), but the knowledge isn't there. CD-i Fan responds: "here is currently no single tool to do this. It is possible to extract the music files from the CD using e.g. IsoBuster, but they need some massaging (selecting the right channel and/or stripping headers) before the data is in "pure" ADPCM format. The "pure" ADPCM format is identical to the one used with CD-ROM XA and there are some tools out there to decode it; I think ffmpeg is one of them. This assumes that the music is stored on the disc in "native" CD-i format; if not actual runtime grabbing (using either a CD-i emulator or a hardware player) is the only way. Many titles store the sound effects in encoded form, for example. A future project of mine is to create a standalone "CD-i File Player" that would provide most of the above with a graphical interface like IsoBuster; most of the support code is already in CD-i Emulator..."
What I always did is using my Minidisc recorder to record the audio (analog). It works perfect, although I remember playing Litil Divil I had to watch out little Mutt didn't fall asleep because he'd start snoring and disturbing the background music


Holland never sold non-Philips CD-i players

>> Sunday, May 25, 2008

I hate it when I see beautiful pictures of the LG GDI700 CD-i player below and I ask myself why they never released it it the Netherlands. The Netherlands had, of all countries, the most popular and biggest CD-i fan-base! Maybe I never paid enough attention to it, but I'm pretty sure I've never seen a non-Philips branded CD-i player here. Was it because Philips didn't allow for it, or was it because LG thought the dutch market was too small to invest in. To tease us 'dutchies' even more, look at the beautiful pictures below of a brand-new LG GDI 700 cd-i player and also a mint box of the Goldstar CD-i version of the Philips 450 CD-i player. I think honestly this LG player (or the DVS equivalent) is the most beautiful model ever released, and, also important, it offers a replaceable timekeeper battery which means it doesn't die like our Philips consumer models will!

These pictures are courtesy of Lemmi; this is his personal collection. Boy, am I jealous ;)

Thanks to: Lemmi (who we know from the 3DO part of CDInteractive.)


Le Monde Team does not feel any rush to reload the site

There is some progress to mention here, as DJKoelkast deleted the old site permanently and started to reload the contents. It's not completed yet, but at least he has been busy with it. Although it's worth mentioning the Le Monde site will not be the same, as Omegalfa announced that he won't be the administrator of the site anymore. This means it remains unsure who will lead the website, and chances are it will be back there only for archive purposes. As we all know, Omegalfa was mainly the only person who put up some activity at Le Monde, so I'm afraid it will never be the same again. Same thing goes for CD-i Collective, as Gir does not have the ambition to create a new CD-i Collective. For us at Interactive Dreams this means we will continue to save and secure the contents for this site.


CD-i regional exclusive releases

>> Monday, May 12, 2008

Many interesting releases on CD-i were only published in a specific region. Especially the home country of CD-i, The Netherlands, had quite a few unique games developed by first class CD-i developers. Have you ever played Lingo? It's a dutch word game developed by SPC Vision, the same team who was behind The Apprentice. Technically Lingo is very nice and there are more titles like this. Shroo-man, one of our members at the CD-i community, put together a list of all regional releases on CD-i. Very few people know about the german version of the medical encyclopedia: Kursbuch Gesundheit is a very impressive encyclopedia about the human body, including lots of digital video. Produced by Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch in 1995, I'm surprised Philips didn't go for a cheap translation of the dutch medical encylopedia (from SPC Vision), but instead they funded a completely new project. The same goes for the many regional but fully-functional encylopedias in holland (Standaard Encylopedie), USA (Compton's Encyclopedia), Germany (Bertelsmann Universal Lexikon) and France (Dictionnaire Hachette Multim├ędi). Personally I find those titles to be very impressive on CD-i. Bonus points if you have collected them all!

* Big Bang Show
* L'Ange et le Demon
* Les Guignols de L'Info
* Les Shtroumpfs: Le Teleportaschtroumpf
* Strip Poker Pro
* Un Indien Dans La Ville
* Dictionnaire Hachette Multim├ędia
* Le Journal Interactif 1994
* Le Journal Interactif 1995
* A Night in Nylon City

* CD-i mit der Maus
* BMP Puzzle
* Hieroglyph
* Magic Eraser
* Bertelsmann Universal Lexikon
* Kursbuch Gesundheit

* Super Test
* Go
* Strip Poker Live
* Dizionario Universale Multimediale Groiler Hachette

* Golgo 13

* De Nationale Spellingwedstrijd
* De Zaak van Sam
* Domino
* Lettergreep
* Lingo
* Sports Freaks
* Voetbal
* 1994: Dit was het Nieuws
* 1995: Dit was het Nieuws
* Philips Media Interactieve Encyclopedie
* Philips Media Medische Encyclopedie

* Alfapet
* Foqus

* Pyramid Adventures
* 3rd Degree
* Jeopardy
* Name that Tune
* The Joker's Wild!
* The Joker's Wild Jr.
* 1995: All the News and Views

Do you know of any more?
Thanks for Shroo-man for the initiative, and the following members for all additions: Alan_uk, Ruekov, cdifan!


Do you remember the '60s on CD-i ?

>> Friday, May 2, 2008

Created by the same team who developed Cluedo on CD-i, I just saw this title popping up on eBay. Released in 1996, 3T Productions announced this title in the press in a 1992 paper, so it's another long project with perhaps an interesting story, just as we like here at Interactive Dreams. Normally I don't really enjoy these 'trivia' titles on CD-i, while there are a lot of them in all kind of themes, like the NFL trivia quiz, the Wimbledon CD-i Quiz, the 'All the news and views' series on CD-i, ... and more. And what makes this one special? It uses Digital Video to show lots of videos about the sixties. Unfortunately you don't see it very often; Like more of these trivia games; it's hard to find some info or pictures. I saw this post in our archive vault from 2006, so I've never found a copy since. Maybe you have?


Games 0-F

3rd Degree - PF Magic
7th Guest, The - Philips Freeland Studios
Accelerator - SPC/Vision
Adventure of the Space Ship Beagle, The - Denshi Media Services
Affaire Morlov, L' - Titus
Alfapet - Adatek
Alice in Wonderland - Spinnaker
Alien Gate - SPC Vision
Alien Odyssee - Argonaut
Aliens Interactive CD-i - Dark Vision Interactive
Ange et le Demon, L' - Smart Move
Apprentice, The - SPC Vision
Apprentice 2, The - Marvin's Revenge - SPC Vision
Arcade Classics - Philips ADS / Namco
Asterix - Caesar’s Challenge - Infogrames
Atlantis - The Last Resort - PRL Redhill (Philips ADS)
Axis and Allies - CapDisc
Backgammon - CapDisc
Battle Chess - Accent Media (for Interplay)
Battleship - CapDisc
Big Bang Show - Infogrames
BMP Puzzle - Circle (for ZYX)
Brain Dead 13 - Readysoft
Burn:Cycle - Trip Media
Caesar's World of Boxing - Philips POV
Caesar's World of Gambling - CD-I Systems
Cartoon Academy - Bits Corporation
CD-i mit der Maus - SPC Vision
CD Shoot - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Change Angels Kick-off - HMO
Chaos Control - Infogrames
Christmas Country - Creative Media
Christmas Country - The Lost Levels - Creative Media
Christmas Crisis - DIMA
Clue - 3T Productions
Clue 2 - The mysteries continue - 3T Productions
Connect Four - CapDisc
Creature Shock - Argonaut (for Virgin)
Crime Patrol - CapDisc
Crow, The - Philips POV
Cyber Soldier Sharaku - Japan Interactive media
Dame was Loaded, The - Beam Software
Dark Castle - Philips POV
Dead End - Cryo
Defender of the Crown - Philips POV
Deja Vu - Icom Simulations
Deja Vu 2: Lost in Las Vegas - Icom Simulations
Demolition Man - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Demon Driver - Haiku Studios
Discworld - Teeny Weeny Games
Dimo's Quest - SPC Vision
Domino - Wigant Interactive Media
Down in the Dumps - Haiku Studios
Dragon's Lair - Superclub / INTL CDI
Dragon's Lair 2- Time Warp - Superclub / INTL CDI
Drug wars - Crime Patrol II - CapDisc
Dungeons & Dragons - PF Magic
Earth Command - Visionary Media
Effacer - CapDisc
Escape from Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Evidence - Microids
Falco & Donjon & The Sword of Inoxybur - BMi / Zephyr Studio
Family Games I - DIMA
Family Games II - Junk Food Jive - DIMA
Felix the Cat - Philips Sidewalk Studio
Flashback - Delphine/Tiertex (for US Gold)
Flinstones Wacky Inventions - Philips Funhouse
Fort Boyard: The Challenge - Microids
Frog Feast - Rastersoft

CD-i Games Index G-M

Go - CapDisc
Golden Oldies - SPC Vision
Golden Oldies II - SPC Vision
Golgo 13 - Japan Interactive Media
Great day at the races, A - CD-I Racing, Dove Films, Total Vision
Guignols de l'Info, Les - Canal+ Multimedia / INTL CDI
Heart of Darkness - Amazing Studio (for Virgin)
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The - Philips Kaleidoscope
Holland Casino CD-i - HMO
Hotel Mario - Philips Fantasy Factory
Inca - Coktel Vision
Inca 2 - Coktel Vision
International Tennis Open - Infogrames
Jack Sprite vs. The Crimson Ghost - PF Magic
Jeopardy - Accent Media
Jigsaw - Novalogic
Joe Guard - DIMA
John Dark: Psychic Eye - CapDisc
Joker's Wild!, The - Accent Media
Joker's Wild Jr., The - Accent Media
Kether - Infogrames
Kingdom - The far reaches - CapDisc
Kingdom 2 - Shadoan - CapDisc
Labyrinth of Crete - Philips Funhouse
Laser Lords - Spinnaker
Last Bounty Hunter, The - CapDisc
Legend of the Fort - Microids
Lemmings - DMA Design / Psygnosis
Lettergreep - Wigant Interactive Media
Lingo - SPC Vision
Link - The faces of evil - Animation Magic
Lion King, The - Virgin Interactive Entertainment
Litil Divil - Gremlin Graphics
Litil Divil 2: Limbo Years - Gremlin Graphics
Lords of the rising sun - Philips POV
Lost Eden - Cryo (for Virgin)
Lost Ride, The - Formula (Lost Boys)
Lucky Luke - The video game - SPC Vision
Mad Dog McCree - CapDisc
Mad Dog McCree II: The lost gold - CapDisc
Magic Eraser - Circle (for ZYX)
Mah-Jong - Japan Interactive Media
Making the Grade - 3T Productions
Man Before Man - Cryo
Marco Polo - Infogrames
Mario Takes America - CIGAM
Master Labyrinth - AVM AG/HQ
Mega Maze - CapDisc
Memory Works, The - Compact Disc Incorporated
Merlin's Apprentice - Philips Funhouse
Microcosm - Philips Freeland Studios
Micro Machines - Codemasters
Monty Python's Invasion from the Planet Skyron - Daedalus CD-i Productions
Mutant Rampage - Body Slam - Animation Magic
Myst - Sunsoft (for Cyan)
Mystic Midway - Rest in pieces - Philips POV
Mystic Midway 2 - Phantom Express - Philips POV

Compact Disc Interactive

Compact Disc Interactive

Games N-Z

Name that tune - Philips Fantasy Factory
New Day - Bits Corporation
NFL Hall of Fame Football - Philips POV
Othello - HMO
Pac Panic - Philips ADS / Namco
Palm Springs Open - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Pool - SPC Vision
Pinball - CapDisc
Plunderball - ISG Productions
Power Hitter - ABC Sports / Fathom Pictures
Power Match - Two's Company
Pursue - BEPL
Pyramid Adventures - Compact Disc Incorporated
RAMRaid - PRL Redhill
Return To Cybercity - Fathom Pictures
Riddle of the Maze, The - Fathom Pictures
Riqa - Bits Corporation
Rise of the Robots - Mirage Technologies
Sargon Chess - Spinnaker
Scotland Yard Interactive - AVM AG/HQ
Secret Mission - Microids
Secret Name of Ra, The
Shaolin's Road - Infogrames
Skate Dude - Viridis
Smurfen, De - De Telesmurf - Infogrames
Solar Crusade - Infogrames
Solitaire - BEPL
Space Ace - Superclub / INTL CDI
Space Ranger - Studio Interactive
Special Operations Squadron - SPC Vision
Sport Freaks - SPC Vision
Star Trek - Philips POV
Star Wars: Rebel Assault - LucasArts
Steel Machine - SPC Vision
Striker Pro - Rage
Strip Poker Live - Greenpig Production
Strip Poker Pro - Interactive Pictures
Super Fighter - The Super Fighter Team / C&E
Super Mario's Wacky Worlds - NovaLogic
Surf City - Philips Sidewalk Studios
Tangram - Eaglevision Interactive Productions
Taco's Toyroom Troopers - Creative Media
Tankdoodle - Creative Media
Tetris - Philips POV
Tetsuo Gaiden - Creative Media
Text Tiles
Thieves' World - Electronic Arts
Tic-tac-toe - BEPL
Tox Runner - ISG Productions
Treasures of Oz - Philips Kaleidoscope
Ultra CD-i Soccer - Krisalis
Uncover featuring Tatjana - SPC Vision
Uninvited - Icom Simulations
Video Speedway - ISG Productions
Vinnie the Pinguin - Pandemonium Labs
Voyeur - Philips POV
Voyeur 2 - Philips POV
Whack-a-Bubble - Creative Media
What's it worth - Marshall Cavendish Multimedia / Spice
Who shot Johnny Rock? - CapDisc
Wordplay - BEPL
World Cup Golf - US Gold
Zaak Sam, De - Toneelschool NL
Zelda - The wand of Gamelon - Animation Magic
Zelda's Adventure - Viridis
Zenith - Radarsoft
Zombie Dinos From The Planet Zeltoid - Philips POV

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