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Information Page: A Great Day at the Races
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
A Great Day at the RacesPhilips Interactive MediaCD-I Racing, Dove Films and Total Vision1993Sports-Basic support (title starts but has problems)

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
310690128-2 (USA)
Box Art:
USA Front Cover
USA Back Cover
USA Picture CD

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.


    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
    Memory: 2GIG
    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!

Philips Media Screen Title Screen Main Menu Screen Sub Menu Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

USA Release: This game was distributed in a plain regular CD jewel case with a closed slipcase.

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