Jetpack

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Jetpack
Jetpack cover
Developers
Adam Pedersen
Publishers
Software Creations
Impulse Games
Release dates
DOS 1993
Jetpack guide on StrategyWiki
Jetpack on Wikipedia
Jetpack
Jetpack 1993
Jetpack 2 2017

Key points

Originally shareware, now freeware.
Includes a level editor.

General information

Jetpack Game World Headquarters

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Developer website
DRM-free
Freeware. Bundled with Squarez Deluxe. Use DOSBox.
DOS

Essential improvements[edit]

Run in DOSBox[edit]

To run correctly in DOSBox, use cycles=max. Leave all other DOSBox settings at their defaults.[1]

Patches[edit]

The latest version is v1.5. Patches are not available separately; for all earlier versions upgrade to v1.5 freeware.

Level packs and themes[edit]

Adept Software's Jetpack page has various user-submitted level packs and themes.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\JETPACK.CFG

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
DOS <path-to-game>\SAVEGAME.DAT
High scores are stored in <path-to-game>\JETPACK.HIS
Custom levels are stored in <path-to-game>\LEVELS

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
320x200 only.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
For DOSBox toggle with Alt+ Enter (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
For DOSBox use an unofficial build (see the glossary page for other workarounds).
60 FPS
120+ FPS

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Everything is text-based.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
8 Hot seat
LAN play
Online play

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
DOS video modes

System requirements[edit]

DOS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 3.0
Processor (CPU) Intel 8088
System memory (RAM) 512 KB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 700 KB
Video card (GPU) VGA

References