Recently I've been using my childhood //c to back up my floppies to my Floppy Emu before they go bad (or worse than some of them already have). While doing so, I've also checked a few of my original game disks to see if they still work. One of them is Legacy of the Ancients. I've noticed my //c more often than not is having trouble with the main menu. Normally there are 4 options displayed. but it instead is drawing all 4 options on top of each other in one line. if i use the joystick to move up and down, the program acknowledges it, and moves the highlighted bar to the next item, and redraws the menu, again all on top of itself. Pressing a button to go to the next menu results in the same thing.
I don't ever recall this issue happening when I was a kid, so it's making me wonder if something in my //c is starting to go. I've recapped the power converter and main board (the power brick is still original). And while I haven't spent a lot of time playing other games/using other programs on it, so far I haven't seen any other games/programs exhibiting any strange behavior. It happens both with my original floppies, the WOZ images, and the cracked images of the game. So it seems to be my //c, not the floppy itself. Originally, it seemed to only happen after the //c had been warmed up. But even now, I'm running it with the top of the case off (as I haven't gotten around to re-casing it after the recap), so it should be running even cooler than normal with no air flow blockage. But yesterday I tested again from a cold boot (machine had not been on for at least 2 days), and it it it right away. I've run various diagnostics on the //c, and nothing ever seems to come back as being bad.
I know this is a long shit, since it only seems to be happening with one game. But curious if anyone has ever seen this behavior before, and what may be the issue. Or have any suggestions for any other games/programs/diagnostics to test with it.