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Information Page: Backgammon
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
BackgammonPhilips Interactive Media of AmericaCapitol Disc Interactive1991Board Game-Basic support (title starts but has problems)

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
310690039-2 (USA)
8130007 (German)
Box Art:
USA Alternative Front Cover
USA Alternative Back Cover
USA Alternative 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: CD-I Backgammon

    Interfaced designed by John Hight, Dave Townsend & Mike Willis
    Strategy and Implementation by Andy House
    Art work by Dave Vallone, Eddie Sutton, & Al Rosson

    Version 3.6 - Manufacturing

Bibliographic: Generated: 1991

    Prepared by: Andy House
    Template: CD-I Backgammon
    Title: CD-I Backgammon
    Description: Play backgammon against animated characters
    Languages: English

Copyright: Copyright (c) 1991 PIMA & Capitol Disc Interactive

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: Some minor sound glitches play when the American Interactive Media bumper plays and you must press an action button to avoid the emulator hanging. A further Capitol Disc Interactive and also the title screen appear and play correctly. Leading into the main menu this is where the emulator experiences problems with the screen rolling corrupt graphics. You can not advance past this point of the game.

American Interactive Media Screen Capitol Disc Interactive Screen Title Screen Main Menu Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

European Release: Typical of early CD-i releases within the USA this game was distributed in an elongated CD jewel case.

European Release: Typical of early CD-i releases within Europe the game was distributed in an elongated CD jewel case.

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