A short while ago, after suffering no end of problems, I received this 'top tip' from THARK as regards getting the Synapse/Broderbund electronic novel software series of floppies that make-up ESSEX to work correctly on the Atari 8bit platform:
"Yo, Baz. Apparently, to play Essex you have to have BOTH disks inserted whilst hopping on your elbows - simultaneously - chewing on your own face. Then, it sometimes works, mate..."
Anyone else experience ridiculous lengths of time and trouble spent getting this heap to work or can cite other titles that take the biscuit?
C'mon, get it off your chest this morning - any formats - any platforms - get these irritating ass-wipes off your butt...as it were...
I started playing it a few months back using my 1050 and APE as a second disc drive, but I had no problems getting it to run, so I'm mystified at any problems you or Thark are having. Essex is the only title out of the series I've tried though, Brimstone and Mindwheel I have yet to try.