I had an Acorn Electron as my first computer and have very fond memories of it. I currently use MAME to emulate it using roms of cassette tapes and loading them with the usual *tape and chain"" commands.
However, this feels very clunky and as MAME is so accurate, it takes ages to load the cassettes. I know I can FFW in MAME, but I'd like to be able to load straight into a game as quickly and with as few steps taken by the user as possible.
I had a look at the other emulators, but it seems from their websites that they are no longer maintained. I also read that disk images (.ssd) are quicker to load. I got my hands on a copy of StarshipCommand.ssd, but MAME spits out an error when I try to load it.
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Mame.exe electron -flop1 "StarshipCommand.ssd" "Fatal error: Device 3.5" double density floppy drive load failed: Incompatible image format or corrupted data"
Anyway, I am sorry for the word salad, but I suppose my question boils down to this:
What is the quickest, least involved method of booting into a game possible on a currently supported Acorn Electron emulator?