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Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:45 am
Was just wondering if any of the online 'ram raid' veteran's are on this forum?
I used to compete online on this game myself,and managed to come 2nd on the first competition(my cdonline name was Stryker) and won myself a ramraid t-shirt.so was just wondering if any other ramraider's are here.
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:24 am
That's quite something William! Is a picture of the Ram Raid T-Shirt possible if you still have it?
Alot of us came along after the CD-online era of CD-i gaming which as we all know started and ended with Ram Raid. I'd be interested to hear what the game was like playing in this competition. From what I gather you could download different maze maps from the service, whilst you couldn't compete directly against human rivals the competition was in the form of a scoreboard. Maybe i'm mistaken! Enlighten us
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 8:00 pm
Firstly, i still own it(t-shirt)and yes i will try to get a photo for it.
you didn't download the maps as they were already on the disc,but they are the 2 levels that you have probably already played on the demo disc (but i think there may have been a third level somewhere but i may be wrong,i think i am).
Yes you are correct in saying that you couldn't play directly against others, as how it worked was you picked someone on the scoreboard(with a higher score than you) and then picked which level you played so if you won then you would get a score increase based on the difference on your and the other persons score,and so would work up your score rating ,i'm also positive that the larger the score difference added to the difficulty of the level,because i remember on the first comp that there was just a few of us overtaking each other as there was a MASSIVE difference between the top 6 and the others,and only a few managed to catch up.
Also i think it was only the first comp that acknowledged runners up as well(i think the top five in the first comp all won tshirsts and further comp's after that only gave to the winner)but the winner of the first comp also got his name in cdi mag(i think i could have won the first comp but my machine crashed downloading my final score seconds before the end AAaaaaaargh!).
i forgot to mention but hopefully i'll get the photo soon as i have just got a new camera and am still trying to suss it out
Alot of us came along after the CD-online era of CD-i gaming
you make me feel old,i'm only 32.
finally,i hope that made sense i'm in a bit of a rush just now,but once i get a better chance to think about it then i'll fill in any other details i remember.
Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:28 pm
Look forward to it!
Did you notice we revived the original Ram Raid
homepage as posted through the Atlantis - The Last Resort
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:07 am
The fact you needed a seperate subscription for the cd-i connection kept me from signing up. Moreover, even at the time the modem included was slow, only 14K4. It was just not very attractive compared to the PC internet style. You couldn't browse through every page, only a list of sites which were supported by CD-online. Ofcourse, the fact you could use it on your television even today would be a true improvement, but the price tage didn't weigh against the pros of the CD-i internet kit.
That's my humble opinion ofcourse. It's nice to hear some folks actually entered the Ram Raid competition!
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:44 pm
The fact you needed a seperate subscription for the cd-i connection kept me from signing up.
your right as it cost £12 a month plus you also payed for your phone calls as well but at a local rate as once you setup the machine it asked you to pick a local number from a list of 20 or so,and from that it was diverted to cdonline.I still have my modem sitting on top of my machine
Did you notice we revived the original Ram Raid homepage as posted through the Atlantis - The Last Resort game page?
yes.it brought back memories,i even tried to logon
,later on they put another page into the ramraid part of the web in that you could look at the roll of honour-winners of each round.
also some pages didn't work as the cdi couldn't handle the graphics,so either refused to load or the page was full of icons where graphics should have been.
shame i didn't find this forum sooner as recently i threw out some letters i received from philips,such as the newsletters that came with each upgrade
finally,has anyone else seen these other two bits of merchandise i have as well and they are the 'space ace' pin badge that came with the CDI magazine and the 'chaos control' pin badge that i got from buying the game at dixons and received a free badge?.
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:32 pm
Nooooo, consider yourself damned for breaking the first rule of CDinteractive. Never throw anything CD-i related away!!
Seriously, that's a crying shame! We have heard of the Space Ace badge one of which I still have attached to the magazine. Never seen or heard of the Chaos Control badge however, we needs a photo for this one.
Posted: Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:45 pm
Yeah,shame i threw it away,esp after keeping it for so long,but this weekend i'm planning in cleaning out my cupboards,so will keep an eye on anything useful and dig out the badges as well.
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:20 am
Well its nearly 12 midnight on friday,i've just came back from clearing out my cupboards and have say that i was unable to find my news letters from philips(so i must have definitely thrown them out
did manage to come across these-
firstly,i found my chaos control badge and also came across a few extra discs,mostly the cd online ones that came also in the magazine(cdonline issue 1/cdonline issue 2/cdi games-highlights-previews-gameclips/total euro 96/disc 97-10(cdonline by lost boys)/the net on your set 96-10/video cd music sampler/usa'94 world cup/micro machines demo/99-1 'doing the business'(tv episode starring leslie granthem(can't remember how to spell his name-lol).
my cdonline user manual issue 1(all the others have been thrown out
but the last two items are a bit more interesting- a cd from philips cd-online titled 'cynet plus' which is just an internet access disc for the PC with a shareware game called 'clockwerx',but the disc also includes 8 cd quality music tracks by 'Chris Thorne' and 'Honeynut' one of which is the 'Ramraid' music track(nice),it was sent to me by philips since i was a cdonliner.
Finally,i found a cdi music disc i got as a runner up in the comp in issue 12 of cdi mag and its 'Pete Townshend Live' which shows pete singing 7 complete songs at a concert in america somewhere,it also plays all the songs on a standard cd player as well.
Nooooo, consider yourself damned for breaking the first rule of CDinteractive. Never throw anything CD-i related away!
yes i will repent,hopefully something from the above list shall save my soul.
havent found my tshirt yet,but i know i still have it
Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2006 2:05 am
That is interesting! We were a little confused over the HoneyNut connection with Atlantis which I now realise was in fact for its precursor Ram Raid, one mystery solved