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#1 Rishky

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 09:45 PM

I downloaded and installed Jetpack 1 last night on my laptop running Windows 8. When I open up the application, a message says that the "app" can't run on my PC. Is there anything (plugins, etc) that will allow it to work on Windows 8? Any feedback would be much appreciated. I used to play this game all the time as a kid, and I would love to play it again.



#2 Chaostorm

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:05 PM

Yes, it will definitely work on Windows 8.  You should be able to try the web game now.



#3 Rishky

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:58 PM

Can you post the link please? I'm new and don't know what I'm doing.



#4 Chaostorm

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 07:58 PM

It's http://www.jetpackhq...top of the page



#5 Saga Musix

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:19 AM

Jetpack 1 won't work without DOSBox - get it from http://www.dosbox.com/

#6 Rishky

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:32 PM

Thanks! I have it running now.



#7 Joseph Collins

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:12 AM

Yep, just like Saga said and you found out, Jetpack won't run under Windows 8 directly since they completely removed MS-DOS support.  Thank goodness for DOSBox, eh?



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:32 AM

Come to think of it, DOS support for NT based operating systems was never that good in the first place. Jetpack did work okay on XP but the Adept Software classic game page says that the VDM sound tool was needed for sound to work, and that joysticks didn't work at all. I'm guessing that poor all-around DOS support is the reason they made DOSBox in the first place.  



#9 Chaostorm

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:34 PM

Yep ms has negative interest in supporting platforms that don't make them money any more.  DosBox is great, without it I would need to run an emulator for a ton of games.  I still have to for certain games, like Grandest Fleet (I use virtualbox).  They are a pain to set up, and slow, but one advantage is you can save state at any time.  A good emulator will probably eventually replace DosBox.







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