Due to it being designed for prehistoric computers I can't run it on my Windows 8 laptop. How can I go about making it run on a current operating system?

EDIT: To avoid any confusion, the game can boot normally, but after 4 or so minutes after opening it, it starts gliching, and bugging to the point where it hangs and then crashes.

  • Seems unlikely. If it were a dos game, you could try dosbox, but it seems to be one of the few games designed for 16-bit Windows specifically. – TZHX Nov 19 '13 at 15:43
  • I heard, aren't there any compatibility programms? I mean, this is one of the best games ever made, and not being able to play it is sad. I somehow got Grim fadango to run to my computer, so, I am hoping it is possible to get this masterpiece as well. ALSO: Yea, but what would tagspam be? A question has tags, if you seach something within the tag, you find a question. Anyway, I suppose I understand. – user61981 Nov 19 '13 at 15:46
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    you could use some virtualisation software to set up a Win 98 vm, perhaps? – TZHX Nov 19 '13 at 15:49
  • Maybe this question contains the answer you seek? – Nolonar Nov 19 '13 at 16:02
  • ... although instead of Windows XP Mode, Windows 8 has Hyper-V – Nolonar Nov 19 '13 at 16:06

You can just run an older version of windows on Virtual Box or VMWare Workstation. You can play it on the Virtual Machine


For the sake of posterity, there is an unofficial installer for Windows 7+ and this file which I found on a forum. I just confirmed that running it from the installed folder makes the Jones3d.exe compatible with Windows 10.

Also, if that doesn't help and you don't have a legit license for an older version of Windows there are reports you can use Linux with Wine to play. And Linux can run in a virtual machine itself if you'd rather not use it as your general-purpose OS.


Have you tried buying it from GoG? (https://www.gog.com/game/indiana_jones_and_the_infernal_machine)

Their game page details that it works on Win7, 8 and 10.

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GoG optimize old games to run on newer systems, and games bought through them are covered by their Money Back guarantee which covers instances where they don't work. This is probably your best bet.

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