It's been a long time since I've had to use one, but IIRC, you boot off the
translator disk, then switch to the disk with the game you want to play.
The translator makes the 800xl more 800/400 compatible.
On 4/18/11 3:23 AM, "Anne Howard" <ahow at live.co.uk> wrote:
Can you help me. I have just sorted out my loft and
found my 800xl console
with loads of games (on diskette) and a rather sad 1050 diskette drive. I
have got dos diskettes and also translators and emulators. Unfortunately
after 25+ years I cannot remember how to load things properly. I have some
notes as to when a program needs translator but not sure the order to load up.
I have multiple games on the diskettes which a friend gave me!!!
So when exactly do I load the translator diskette ? is it right at start up
and before dos (some diskettes have a subset of dos on in any case) . It is
so long ago. I have searched on the internet and not found much luck.
thanks in advance.