Man I used to love these games (even if getting your timing right on Cartoon Line was next to impossible!) I've kept an eye open on eBay but never seen any of the Eterna games on sale.. would love to give Ballarena another whirl.. and complete Legend Of The Lost Temple again!
I know Eterna disappeared a loooong time ago, just wondering whether anyone happened to have the disk-images. Hell, if there was a way to buy them I'd be more than willing to do that too (I bought Stunt Racer 2000 just for a nostalgic emulation kick)
Tried to locate the developers too some years ago. Got contact with someone who knew a developer but never received an answer. I've got the original discs for Cartoon Line at home and loved this game, but I can't get any disc image of it. If there is a working disc image from any of the Eterna games I would publish it on my website for everyone.
I vaguely remember they had some pretty decent copy protection but I was probably about 13 years old at the time so it's all a bit hazy.
Will be a shame if the games never surface again, that's originally what the whole point of emulation was for (certainly back when MAME first made an appearance) - to make sure that the classics were never lost.
Guess I'll just sit back and hope that one day, someone with the disks manages to get images of them all made.
Cheers for the reply Wocki, have a good one!
I have a copy of Cartoon Line as well, and I vaguely remember getting it working in Red Squirel but I might be mistaking that for my A3000. I can't seem to get it running now and I also seem to have lost disk 3 too... not going well there really, is it? :)
I do have disk images of BallArena, Poizone and Bubblefair around though - can't remember how well they run in the emulators though. I can pass these on if you like?
Please contact me with E-Mail concerning the disc images!