>> Wednesday, September 4, 2013
A small collection of cd-i controllers.
Alan: I bought this from the former head of Philips Media games. It doesn't work with any of my cd-i players, but how cool it is. The only way I know it was released is because it appears on the packaging of the cd-i game 'The rules of golf'. The joystick controller is very 'sticky' though so I wouldn't want to play games with it. More designed for audio CD's I'd say.
Loren Nerell replied: "That controller was for a development CDi player. No developers had machines before the retail machine was released so that they could make the software, all the development machines were this color. I worked at Philips Media LA from 90-96, so I remember them well."
This was only available direct from my old mate Gamgator2000 on ebay. It allows an external gamepad to be connected to the cd-i via a convertor (left of picture). One recently sold for a high price. Using a Sega gamepad just adds a little extra, as you can use 'turbo' mode.
How about this? I found it a few years ago in Germany. Allows you to use a Sony playstation gamepad in conjunction with a cd-i joystick. You can use either - I've never tried to use both at the same time. But I will! The analog sticks do not work though, which is a shame.
Wow! This was available for a short time on ebay this week. A fully working prototype wireless controller, with mini trackball. Allows both left and right handed players to play. Was going to be released just before the end of cd-i. Did anyone snap this up? Would love to know..