Apple II games

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Apple II games

So I'm trying to play some of the Apple II games I loved, back in the day...and not having much success. FWIW, this system has an Applied Engineering TransWarp card, but the results are identical regardless of whether the card is running or is disabled via the ESC key at boot.

Lode Runner-- Once the game starts, all key presses are ignored. Sometimes banging on the entire keyboard will start the miner running in one direction or the other, but no single key does this reliably.

Castle Wolfenstein-- All I can do is toggle back and forth between the "select controls" screen (offering a choice of keyboard, joystick, or game paddles) and the "start game" screen, which lets me create a "new castle map" either retaining my current rank or being reset to private. After I select either new game option, I'm simply dropped back to the "Select controls" screen.

Anything obvious I'm missing?

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Some experimentation on the Virtual II emulator on my MacBook Pro showed that I had to press the arrow keys before the keyboard would start working. After pressing the arrow keys the U and O would make him dig either left or right, the I made him climb, J made him run left, L made him run right but for some reason I couldn't figure out what made him drop or go down. It could also be that it's expecting a joystick for some reason.

Hope this helps.

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Well, I suppose I should get a joystick...

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Did you try pushing the arrow keys first and then the keyboard keys I indicated? Did you remember to put the caps lock key on? Just some other thoughts.

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D'oh! Caps lock!

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Glad I was able to give you a hand.

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