With the almighty power of video game emulation, every classic CD RPG can be played right on your computer! Yup, it's true. They emulate almost 100% accurate to the real thing too. There's not much of a need to own the real thing. The only drawback is that Sega CD emulation is Windows-only at the moment.
>> SEGA CD
Sega CD emulators can emulate Sega CD games via the real thing (or a CD-R copy) through your CD-ROM, or through ISO/MP3 files on your computer. There are two popular Sega CD emulators: Kega Fusion and Gens. Both of them emulate Sega CD games equally good. Kega Fusion is probably the better emulator of choice since it's easier to use and makes Sega CD emulation less of a hassle, versus a few kinks that Gens has. Both emulators can be downloaded from my video game emulators page. But keep in mind that these emulators won't play Sega CD games out of the box. In order for Sega CD games to work at all, they require you to download the proper BIOS first and configure it. You can download the Sega CD BIOS from my video game emulators page right below the Gens and Kega Fusion downloads. Confused? I have detailed tutorials for Kega Fusion and Gens in my emulation help subsite: Video Game Emulation for Newbies.
Q: What's ISO/MP3?
In my video game emulators page I offer MagicEngine and Ootake.
MagicEngine is considered the #1 emulator for TG16-CD. It has a beautiful GUI and it's easy to use. Like Gens/Kega Fusion, you need to download the proper BIOS first to play TG16-CD games. I highly recommend MagicEngine! However, MagicEngine's drawback is that it's not free - it costs $19 US. If you don't mind paying for a quality emulator, then hop on over to Magicengine.com and get it. Then go to my MagicEngine tutorial for the CD BIOS and assistance with MagicEngine if you need it.
Don't want to pay $19 US? Ootake is free. As usual, free = less quality, for Ootake is not very user friendly and offers less features than MagicEngine (actually it offers more but they're advanced and useless). But hey, Ootake plays TG16-CD just as good as MagicEngine! Like Gens/Kega Fusion, you need to download the proper BIOS first to play TG16-CD games. To help with Ootake's poor usability, I made a tutorial for it.