Titles in this collection: 116
Tested with: FS-UAE 3.0.5
File count (uncompressed): 574
File size (uncompressed): 30.8 GB
Format: .bin/.cue, .cue/.iso, .iso,
.ccd/.cue/.img/.sub, and .mdf/.mds
The Commodore CDTV was a project headed by Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari. It was basically an Amiga 500 computer with a CD-ROM drive in disguise to compete with the rising trend of home multimedia devices. That trend as well as the CDTV both died off very quickly.
Special items included: Prototypes, titles not in English (but only if they are easy enough to play without being fluent in another language), unreleased games, official kiosk discs, the Genlock add-on demo, the Assassins PD game collections, reference titles, official tech demos, and Workbench discs (if their primary focus was on games).
Items removed: Non-working dumps, duplicates, versions not in English when English is available, games not in English that require proficiency in another language to play, and Workbench discs with only a small amount of games (or no games at all).
Please note: The previous archival efforts of this system have been one of the largest messes I've ever seen, most likely due to the commercial failure of the system.
There is not even a comprehensive list of released games that Amiga and Commodore enthusiasts can agree on, and there is a small portion of titles that have just never been ripped before or only exist as copies of copies of copies of CDs. Some software was mistaken as CDTV when they were just CD32 games that happened to be compatible.
There was also a TON of Public Domain titles found on various Workbench discs with every last piece of software Amiga heads could find, all crammed into compilations of various compatibility and quality. Some games are often listed and included in other sets, but have never worked. And don't even get me started on "Fred Fish..." I am confident that this collection will be the best for gamers in the generations ahead - It's the absolute best I could put together with the sources I had available.