I'll admit that I don't really know what I'm doing. But because of that, I'm not quite sure where to start!
I just got an Apple IIe (unenhanced). Obviously, the first thing I wanted to do was to boot up some old games I remembered from childhood.
Every time I try to play a MECC game (Oregon Trail, Odell Lake, Number Munchers, etc), the system loads the title screen with MECC logo and . . . stops.
Nothing else happens, no matter what buttons are pressed.
I've tried this with about 8 MECC games and they all behave identically. Every other game I've tried works fine.
Right now installed in the system is a 64k expansion/80 column card, a Super Serial card hooked to a printer, an IO card for the Duodisk it has, and that's it.
I find it really strange that only MECC games don't work, and NONE of them work. It makes me wonder if there's something going on where they're all trying to do the same thing, and my system is failing . . . whatever thing that is. But all my attempts at Googling have failed. It's like the only thing I can find are articles about "Remember all those MECC games from childhood?" That every other disk I have tried seems to boot up makes me confused.
The games I've tried have both been actual 30-35 year old disks and also "new" (old) disks with images from Asciiexpress.net. The original disk that isn't a MECC games boots up, and the two original MECC games do not. The games I've transferred from Asciiexpress work... unless they're MECC games, in which they behave the exact same way described above. Just the title screen, then nothing.
Any ideas of what I might try, or what might be going on? I know this is a minor issue in the scheme of things, but I'm wondering if something might be wrong with my system that's preventing those games from working.
Thanks for your help. :)