Jones in the Fast Lane – Great old game still lives!

Do we have any old-schoolers out there? Does Jones in the Fast Lane ring a bell? Yeah, I thought so!

Jones in the Fast Lane is for sure on my list of top games from the early 90s.  Jones is a Life SIM released in 91 I think??? by Sierra. Although Jones is fairly simple, it’s quite addictive and is 100% responsible for countless late nights for my buddy and I. Hmm. Now that I’m thinking of it, I think this is the first PC game I ever played and possibly one of the reasons I converted over to the PC from my Commodore 64? Wow!

Jones in the fast lane screenshot

Anyway, if you want to take a trip down memory lane, or try out Jones in the Fast Lane for the first time, you will be happy to know that Flash Developer has ported the game. Here’s the link:

Since I can’t guarantee how long the link will stay valid, another option would be to just grab the old game here:

Jones in the Fast Lane Game Download

Since Jones is an old DOS game, you will need to get a DOS emulator. Personally, I just grabbed a copy of DosBox, installed it, and was up and playing the game in about 30 seconds.

For those of you not familiar with Dosbox, all you need to do is launch the shortcut after installing and mount the Jones folder using the command:

mount c c:\jones\

Then goto the C drive you just mounted and run Sierra.bat.  From there the game should launch and you should be golden!

As I said, the game is addicting so make sure you have about an hour, so you don’t miss any appointments :)


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23 responses to “Jones in the Fast Lane – Great old game still lives!”

  1. brickmonke Avatar

    Oh Yeah! I just found 32 hours I didn’t know what to do with this weekend. Thanks!

    1. MrGroove Avatar

      Glad I could help you fill that void in your life. ;)

      1. christie Avatar
        christie

        mrgroove is rather good looking

  2. brickmonke Avatar

    Oh Yeah! I just found 32 hours I didn’t know what to do with this weekend. Thanks!

  3. Thomas Avatar
    Thomas

    Do you have the download link for the game? I only got the one for dosbox to work. And played for an hour :P Want it on the pc..but cant get the DL link to work. Just end up on this page when i click it :)

    1. Linda Avatar

      I am having the same problem, it’s like there is a broken link somewhere. I wish I could get it to work.

  4. Nineteeneighty Avatar
    Nineteeneighty

    yeh so how do i do this??? preferably in english..

    1. Steve Avatar

      Sorry – not sure I understand your question…?

  5. Guest Avatar
    Guest

    can you play it on flash at full screen?

  6. Pedro Avatar
    Pedro

    This game provided me with many hours of entertainment! Thanks for the revival!

  7. Jade Avatar
    Jade

    Thanks so much for this! I have been looking for his game forever! It was the first game I played on a computer :) I still think it’s better than any of the newer, way more confusing games.

    1. Steve Krause Avatar

      You’re very welcome. I think it’s one of the first if not THE first game I played on a computer as well. Still a great old game. ;)

  8. Kathleen Jones Avatar
    Kathleen Jones

    Well.

    1. Steve Krause Avatar

      Indeed yes! Great old game. ;)

  9. Monica D Avatar
    Monica D

    OMG! I played this game all throughout college! Am so happy to be able to play again! Thanks for the revival!!

  10. Steve Avatar
    Steve

    Just wanted to say a quick ‘Thank you very much’ – like many others, I remember playing this with my brother and sister when I was young. Loved this game (still do!)
    Great job and effort Steve, well done and thank you again.

    1. Steve Krause Avatar

      Yup – you bet Steve. It takes ya back! ;)

  11. Linda Avatar

    I can’t seem to get the link to work on the download for Jones. The flash download works but I want it on my computer. I have windows 10 and I have downloaded the dosbox but when I type “mount c c: \jones\” in the dosbox I get the message “drive cannot be found”. I tried to download the link but it just takes me back to the same page again. What can I do. I have always loved this game and so have my kids (all grown now). I hope you can help me get it on installed on my computer. Thanks

  12. Gill Avatar
    Gill

    The zip file is longer hosted at that link. Please relink! Thanks!

    1. Steve Krause Avatar

      Hmm… it’s still there. Can you try again plz.

  13. Jones fan Avatar
    Jones fan

    Multiplayer doesn’t work anymore… HELP!

    1. Steve Krause Avatar

      Multiplayer on two different systems or on the same box?