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Information Page: Accelerator
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
AcceleratorSPC VisionThe Vision Factory1997Racing-Full support (title plays correctly)

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
8101700 (European)
Box Art:
European Front Cover
European Back Cover
European Picture CD
European Manual
Game Facts: Accelerator had the most protracted development cycle of any CD-i game. It was initially written by a student Ben Sugden on a working vacation to SPC Vision. He designed the core concept of the game but left it in an unfinished state when his vacation was out. The game was developed on and off by various SPC staff until finally during the summer of 1994 a testing version was sent to PIMC. This came back with numerous bugs which remained unfixed until Michael Hildenborg was contracted to produce a fixed version which was completed towards the end of 1995. The game was sent to PIMC and returned again with new bugs, since there was no publisher and no great hurry Accelerator was shelved for more than a year. Finally the game was finished and released in 1997 by SPC Vision.

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: Accelerator, an addictive car racing game by The Vision Factory, 1997

Bibliographic: Accelerator

    Produced by The Vision Factory
    Programming by Ben Sugden
    Graphics by Niklas Malmqvist
    Music by Matthew Sugden
    Level design by Roland Zwaga
    Lots of help Tim Moss
    Additional programming and finishing off by Stefan Posthuma, Arjen Wagenaar, Luc Rooijakkers, Micael Hildenborg
    Extra game testing by Florinda Rooijakkers, Joost Steins-Bisschop, Mark Siebeler. With much help from Pepita, Merijn, Sterre, Lieve, Darren and Nicky
    Marketing and Sales Fraser Kleyn
    Executive Director Rob Hormann
    Some car designs Bengt Agaton
    Also thanks to the following people Fred Liauw, Eric van Orsouw, Luke S. Verhulst, Guido Wolters

    This game is dedicated to the finer things in life

    Niklas dedicates his bits to Lotta Agaton

    This game would not have been possible without Fields of the Nephilim, Nick Cave and his lads, Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Soul Music, The Orb, chilled heineken beer, sweet and sour chicken, family support
    Quick greets from ben to Keithey, Big man Ian, Rimby draw II, Ed Mat and Taff, Eddy and Tat, Dan crazy Poxton, Midly amusing Ade and everyone else

    All game code, graphics and music are copyright The Vision Factory 1997
    All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance, transmission and/or broadcasting are prohibited.

Copyright: All game code, graphics and music are copyright The Vision Factory 1997. All rights of the producer and of the owner of the work are reserved. Unauthorized copying, hiring, renting, public performance, transmission and/or broadcasting are prohibited.

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: CloneCD

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Processor (CPU): 3.2GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Memory: 2GIG
    Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Graphics Depth: 32BIT
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS

Details of Tests: The Vision Factory title screen appears and plays with sound accurately and then remains until an action button is pressed. This leads into the title screen where you must press an action button again to get to the main menu screen. Music appears to play correctly and all options can be selected/viewed. Gameplay runs at the correct speed with music, so it appears this game is fully supported by CD-i Emulator.

The Vision Factory Screen Title Screen Main Menu Screen Racetrack Map Screen Gameplay Screen Game Over Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

European Release: This game was distributed in a regular CD jewel case with a golden CD-i impression on the top left front of the spine.

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