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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 90’s.  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 a 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 install 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!

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

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. brickmonke

    February 23, 2010 at 11:49 pm

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

    • MrGroove

      September 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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

      • christie

        July 3, 2017 at 2:23 am

        mrgroove is rather good looking

  2. brickmonke

    February 23, 2010 at 3:49 pm

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

  3. Thomas

    November 27, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    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 :)

    • mahahlia

      December 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      same

    • Linda

      May 23, 2016 at 10:41 am

      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

    April 18, 2012 at 9:38 am

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

    • Steve

      February 8, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Sorry – not sure I understand your question…?

  5. Guest

    June 23, 2012 at 6:27 am

    can you play it on flash at full screen?

  6. Pedro

    November 5, 2012 at 9:28 am

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

  7. Jade

    April 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    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.

    • Steve Krause

      April 8, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      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

    October 1, 2014 at 5:41 am

    Well.

  9. Monica D

    June 14, 2015 at 12:19 pm

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

  10. Steve

    November 29, 2015 at 12:59 am

    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.

    • Steve Krause

      March 20, 2016 at 12:06 pm

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

  11. Linda

    May 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

    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

    August 18, 2016 at 5:27 am

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

    • Steve Krause

      November 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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

  13. Jones fan

    June 4, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Multiplayer doesn’t work anymore… HELP!

    • Steve Krause

      November 16, 2017 at 8:07 pm

      Multiplayer on two different systems or on the same box?

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