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Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia

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Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia
System(s): Sega Mega-CD
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Genre: Miscellaneous






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-118015
Sega Mega-CD
US
$? T-118025




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Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia is a 1994 software program developed and published by The Learning Company for the Mega-CD; it was only released in North America, both as a stand-alone product and as a pack-in with the X'eye.

CIE is, of course, an multimedia encyclopedia licensed from the Compton's series of print encyclopedias, sporting a comparatively impressive 34,000 subjects, 5,000 pictures, and 30 video articles from the American Library Association. It is part of a sizeable series that presumably started in 1989 and had a number of entries throughout the '90s.

History

At least three different versions were released, two exclusively as pack-ins with the X'eye and one at retail. The initial X'eye release is dated 05/04/1994, which is significantly earlier than any of the other builds. The second X'eye release is dated 09/28/1994. It adds a series of slideshows which use photos from the encyclopedia's library with recorded explanations. It also greatly expands the number of articles in the database. The retail release, dated 10/03/1994, is almost identical to the 09/28/1994 build except for an updated set of credits and some changes to the CODEHOLE.BIN utility library.

Magazine articles

Main article: Compton's Interactive Encyclopedia/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Mega-CD, US
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Cover
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Disc
Comptons mcd us manual.pdf
Manual
ComptonsIE MCD US RegCard.pdf
Reg Card
Mega-CD, US (X'Eye pack-in)
CIE MCD US Box Back XEye.jpgCIE MCD US Box Front XEye.jpg
Cover
Comptons xeye us manual.pdf
Manual
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Disc
(blue variant)
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Disc
(red variant)
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Disc
(black variant)

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega-CD
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
383,027,904 CD (US) T-118025

References