Authoring Manuals

On this page, you will find scanned pages from manuals for CD-i development equipment and software.



  • Software Installation

  • From OS-9 System Disk for the CDI 605 player - January 1994
    This chapter will teach you how to install the OS-9 utilities on a CDI 605 system with or without a harddisk connected to it.
    Download 605_swinstall.zip (706 KB)

  • Accessing the OS-9 Utilites

  • From OS-9 System Disk for the CDI 605 player - January 1994
    This chapter will teach you how to access the OS-9 utilities on a CDI 605 after they have been properly installed.
    Download 605_accessos9.zip (463 KB)

  • Setting Up Internet

  • From OS-9 System Disk for the CDI 605 player - January 1994
    This chapter will teach you how to connect a CDI 605 player to a computer network using an ethernet connection and then communicate over it using the Internet Support Package. Please note: Internet in this context does not refer to the worldwide Internet network but to a local network based on TCP/IP.
    Download 605_internet.zip (1517 KB)

  • Using The SCSI Driver Suite

  • From OS-9 System Disk for the CDI 605 player - January 1994
    This chapter will teach you how to use the SCSI driver suite to access devices connected through a SCSI bus, such as harddisks or tape drives.
    Download 605_scsidriver.zip (927 KB)

  • Using The PC File Manager

  • From OS-9 System Disk for the CDI 605 player - January 1994
    This chapter will teach you how to access PC (MS-DOS) formatted diskettes and harddisks on an CDI 605 system, and how to use the OS-9 utilities with them.
    Download 605_pcdos.zip (2000 KB)




  • OS-9 IFF Documentation

  • Optimage - December 1992
    This document contains a wealth of information about the CD-I IFF file format, which is a standard format for storing CD-i assets (images and audio). The contents include:
    • OS-9/IFF Support Library C Functions
    • CD-I IFF Specification: Version 0.99 6 January 1989
    • A Quick Introduction to IFF
    • "EA IFF 85" Standard For Interchange Format Files: August 1, 1987
    • Audio Interchange File Format: AIFF

    Download IFF.docs.pdf (202 KB)




  • Disc Building Installation for Sun Workstations

  • Optimage - June 1993
    This document describes the installation and verification procedures of master, cdedit and emulate for Sun Workstations.
    Download discbuild.pdf (927 KB)

  • master - Disc Building for Sun Workstations

  • Optimage - June 1993
    This manual describes the process of generating disc images for CD-I using the master utility. This utility reads a script file that controls the creation of realtime files and the placement of CD-I assets in the disc image and from this creates the disc image containing the assets and realtime files.
    Download master.pdf (927 KB)

  • cdedit - Disc Building for Sun Workstations

  • Optimage - May 1993
    This manual describes the cdedit utility that allows you to replace files in the disc image after it has been created with master. The utility also provides numerous diagnostic tools to examine a disc image or realtime file.
    Download cdedit.pdf (927 KB)

  • Emulation for Sun Workstations

  • Optimage - June 1993
    This manual explains how to emulate a disc image file using emulate or emutool. An appendix of technical notes is included for those who wish to have a more indepth understanding of emulator operation.
    Download emulate.pdf (927 KB)

  • CDD 521 Recording Software for Sun Workstations

  • Optimage - May 1993
    This manual explains how to install your recording hardware and software and how to record a disc image using cdr521 or emutool.
    Download cdd521.pdf (927 KB)




  • HAL90 Manual version 1.5

  • OptImage - October, 1992
    HAL90 (High-level Authoring Language) is an authoring development system dedicated to the production of CD-I titles that can be used without knowledge of CD-I language syntax or internal CD-I features. This manual describes how to use all the modules included in the system and the construction of the HAL90 language.
    Download hal90_manual.pdf (8.7 MB)




  • Balboa Video Users Guide Draft #3

  • OptImage - March, 1993
    This note attempts to give some introduction to the Balboa video managers in a order which is a little more relevant to users than the current programmers guide.
    Download balboa_using_video.pdf (188 KB)




  • CD-I Fonts User's Guide Revision A

  • OptImage - May, 1993
    This guide introduces basic CD-I Font Terminology and describes how to use CD-I fonts with Media Mogul and Balboa; it includes a sample program showing how to use a CD-i font with Balboa. The guide ends with listing the contents of the distribution disks containing the CD-I Fonts currently (1993) available. Download cdi_fonts_users_guide.pdf (3.57 MB)




  • NIRD User Guide version 1.0

  • Philips Media - May 1995
    This manual explains how to use the CD-i Non-Intrusive Realtime Debugger. It describes installation of the hardware and software components of the system, and how to use the various debugging facilities that the system provides.
    Download nirdv10ug.pdf (13.5 MB)

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