|Game Title||Publisher||Producer||Date||Genre||Requirements||CD-i Emulator Compatibility|
|A Great Day at the Races||Philips Interactive Media||CD-I Racing, Dove Films and Total Vision||1993||Sports||-||Basic support (title starts but has problems)|
From the Disc
Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.
Abstract: A Great Day at the Races is a disc that brings the excitement of horse racing into the home. It contains a series of tutorials covering every aspect of horse racing, from it's history to a multi-media dictionary of track jargon. It explains both the rudiments of betting and sofisticated handicapping methods. It contains simulated horse races, allowing up to six people to test their handicapping skills on a variety of different race classes. Everything the user needs to learn about the technical and social aspects of the race track is easily accessable.
Bibliographic: A GREAT DAY AT THE RACES
Producer: Paul Rother, Total Vision, Inc.
Engineering: James Benton, Total Vision, Inc.
Art Direction: Chris Walker, Mr. Film
Technical Assistant: Bill Tompkins, Total Vision, Inc.
Audio Production: Howard Soroka
Creative Producer: Cal Bernstein, Dove Films
Creative Producer: Phil Mittleman, CDI Systems
Copyright: Copyright 1993, Philips Interactive Media of America, all rights reserved.
CD-i Emulator Compatibility: This section covers crucial details concerning performance of this specific game under emulation through CD-i Emulator. It will state the CD-i Player Rom used during the test, what version of CD-i Emulator was used, which program the Disc Image was created from, specifications of the test PC and also provide screenshots of the emulator in action. Also included is an account of the test and most importantly if the game is playable through CD-i Emulator. Rather than an exhaustive list of tests with various ROMS and different PC rigs it's hoped that this section gives some insight into the progress of CD-i Emulator. For the most recent updates to CD-i Emulator and compatibility it's suggested you visit the CD-i Emulator Homepage.
CD-i Player ROM: CD-i 350
CD-i Emulator Version: 0.5.2
CD-i Disc Image created using: Golden Hawk Technology CDRWIN 4.0A
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Processor (CPU): 3.2GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT
Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
Graphics Depth: 32BIT
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS
Details of Tests: The Philips Media title screen appears and plays with sound accurately and then remains until an action button is pressed. This leads into the title screen followed promptly by the main menu. After which you can select various sub menus and listen to audio that educates you about racing and how to play the game. However after navigating the menu systems for a limited time eventually you hit a dead end and the game freezes after one too many clicks!
Release Information & The Rumour Mill
USA Release: This game was distributed in a plain regular CD jewel case with a closed slipcase.