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Information Page: Defender of the Crown
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
Defender of the CrownPhilips MediaPhilips Interactive Media1991Action-Basic support (title starts but has problems)

Game Cover
Catalogue Numbers:
310690069-2 (USA)

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: Defender of the Crown

    It is a dark time in the history of England. Your liege, the King, has been assassinated, and the kingdom is in turmoil. You must defeat the Norman oppressors, as well as rival Saxons, to unite all of England under Saxon rule and be crowned the new King. The quest will take you from mighty battles in the open field, to fierce combat inside enemy castle walls.

    Experience the rich sound and regal pageantry of a time when average men rose above their peers. With strength, courage, and passion, you too can join in the mighty crusade and become a Defender of the Crown.

Bibliographic: Defender of the Crown CD-I

    CD-I Programming: Ken Jordan
    Original Programming: Robert J. Mical
    Score Composed by: Jim Cuomo
    Original Artwork: James Sachs
    Additional Artwork: Bradley Parker and Robin Hart
    Technical Direction: David Todd
    Executive Producer: Sarina Simon
    Producer: Robert Weaver
    Assistant Producer: David White
    CD-I Design and Direction: David Riordan
    Technical Assistant: Greg A. L. Hemsath
    Original Executive Producers: Robert & Phyllis Jacob
    Original Design: Kellyn Beck

Copyright: Copyright (c) 1991 American Interactive Media, Inc.

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 progress before it hangs. The games title music begins to play but then Blue Screens after a few seconds.

American Interactive Media Screen Blue Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

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

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