I can understand your frustration. I also have a few gems I keep coming back to once in a while. Games that I spent a whole summer on back when I was still growing up.
I can see how one of the original developers would be able to resolve this without spending much time. Throwing a random developer on this will be harder.
My personal recommendation would be trying to look into any kind of virtual machines that can run these older OS.
Worst case dual booting may be an option. The machine you would need to run this game will probably be thrown out by your local library soon so you could also consider just picking up an older machine for cheap and installing it on there.
Unfortunately this is really something that goes beyond the scope of what we can assist you with over here, but maybe some other fan of Jane USAF will find this thread and have an answer?
November 2012 - last edited November 2012
You are right, at the moment, Jane's USAF is not supported on these boards. However, I'm sure that the Answer HQ player community will be happy to help you.
I am trying to get some older Jane's Combat Simulation (produced by EA 10+ years ago) games that I have (Fighters Anthology, 688i Attack Sub, etc) to work on my Windows 7 platform.
It is probably not possible to do this as the last of the Jane's Combat Simulations games that you mention was published in 2000.
January 2013 - last edited January 2013
Pain in the butt trying to find tech support on a game not listed on EA's site. Having problems with game installing at 3% it errors out but continues installing. Severe
Unable to create regestry set
Component Move Data Error
File group:Game data
Error number -106
I uninstalled the game and deleted all regestry for USAF then restarted Windows XP. Reinstalled game it comes up with same error. Is it a bad file?
Would love to see an Updated Version of Fighters Anthology. That game was a riot. Was a great sim for it's time and an updated version would be a Killer. Think a lot of people would buy it. Hoping it comes to pass.
June 2013 - last edited April 2016
Neither the author of the misplaced message in here (the Answer HQ's own website help forum, and/or the suggestion box), nor the even further out in far left field comment writer has the vaguest idea what is on topic in there. If you cannot restrict yourself to the topic of improving AHQ's website, your posts will be erased without comment.
I also love this game and really wish it was playable under Win 7 x64.
After weeks of searching an trial an error, I've managed to get just about everything working except the flying itself.
Seems to go into some sort of software render and the framerates are less than .5 FPS.
I believe it has something to do with the type of .dll and directx files it calls, but I don't know enough to look into it.
I believe it would take an average EA developer about 10 minutes flat to resolve this for us and can't understand why EA wouldn't do this small favor for its fans.
We are a niche group, but there is STILL a user base for this game and more than most people would think for such an old title.
If EA put a team on this for like 6 weeks to simply update the graphics and modernize the text and mission scripts, they could easily sell it again for $20-30 and I would buy it within seconds.
Too bad its EA, I don't ever expect them to help the little guys..