Last time you helped me out with my Apple II (see https://www.applefritter.com/content/apple-ii-europlus-help-diagnosing-no-prompt). It still runs!
I got the Drive II's running as well, it boots DOS 3.3 and also some games and software I have.
Now it seems that a few disks will not boot. The drive starts reading, makes some noise and then the red led stays on forever without any movement. This is also the case for an original Mystery House disk from Sierra On-Line, that I like to try. As I am quite new to the Apple II field I need some pointers with this. I already cleaned the drive head and lubricated the shafts.
I've read a little about the 13 vs. 16 sector disks? Could it be that my Drive II interface card needs older ROMS in order to read 13 sector? Do I need to convert the original Mystery House disk (I do not want that actually), with the BASICS disk? Or is the rpm of the disk not good? Of course the disk could be damaged in all those years... but not giving up yet!
Another question; a lot of games require a joystick or paddle to play, do regular IBM XT joysticks work for the Apple II with a convertor?
Regards from Holland,