Gremlin Digital Video Player (Windows)

Tony Crowther developed the Gremlin Digital Video (GDV) standard that was used on many of Gremlin’s releases in the late 90s. On many games it powered the introductions and cutscene videos, but in Realms of the Haunting it drove the Full Motion Video embedded within the title. It was another example of Gremlin leading the games industry having its own video compression technology.

Tony has recently dug out the Windows version, developed for a native port of his True3D games that never happened. It should run under most modern Windows systems including Windows 10. Just find a Gremlin CD-ROM with the GDV files intact, download the ZIP and extract it somewhere and RUN ….

Gremlin Digital Video Player (Windows)

Categories:   Games, PC, Platform, Source Code


  • Posted: 16th November 2021 17:51

    Richard Stevenson

    I still have the source code for the GDV player, and it not only credits TC but also Kevin Dudley and Graham Ing.
    • Posted: 24th March 2023 05:57


      Hey Richard I would love to speak to you about the possibility of grabbing a copy of the GDV player source... I can connect you with the current copyright holders for most of Gremlin's games, and we are currently trying to revive Hardwar! Please reach out if you can, thank you! - Bladez1992#3813 (Discord) - Legacy Gamers' Union, my server

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