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playing backups on cdi
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:18 pm
so i am new to the cdi and new to the forums but i would like to know can the cdi play burned game out of the box with no modification , the main reason for doing this is so i can play super mario wacky worlds also is the cdi region free out of the box?
if the way i type is its because i american and i realize most on the forums are from europe.
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:34 pm
The CD-i can play burned games, although certain models are more picky than others.
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:42 pm
Trev wrote:The CD-i can play burned games, although certain models are more picky than others.
do you mean picky as in the quality of the cd-r cause that is a common nuisance , and can you recommend some models that work great i haven't bought a cdi yet , but i have thought about i for along time since it can i will buy one as soon as i see a good deal on ebay, i'm look at around 80 +shipping witha at least a controller av power cord and one game . cdi must be fully functional .
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:52 pm
No, I wasn't meaning the quality of the CDR or anything like that ... just certain models (like the more common 450) seem to have difficulty reading them on a regular basis.
Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:46 pm
Higher quality CD-R's will help to preserve your laser, not matter what model you're using. Low quality CD-R's might get you a lot of read errors, and the extra access time can add up and wear down the laser a lot faster compared to original or high quality discs. Which brand is considered high quality these days I'm not too sure about. It's been a while since I bought any CD-R's.
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:10 am
Trev wrote:No, I wasn't meaning the quality of the CDR or anything like that ... just certain models (like the more common 450) seem to have difficulty reading them on a regular basis.
I have tried many backups on my recently-acquired 450 and I can attest to this. In contrast, with the same types of discs, my Neo Geo CD, 3DO and Sega CD have no problems whatsoever.
Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:55 pm
My 450 will read backups anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 the time. Its really more an exercise in patience, rebooting the CD-i over & over and hoping that the next time will be the one it reads. To a much smaller extent, the Goldstar model of 3DO has a slightly similar problem.