Harrier Jump Jet

Released: 1992
Published by: MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developed by: MPS Labs, Inc.
Author(s): Adrian Scotney, Tim Walter, Neil D Coxhead, Mike Brunton, Kristian Ramsay Jones, Tim Walkers, Amanda Roberts, Jacqueline Govier, Angus Fieldhouse, John Broomhall, Andrew Parton

System Requirements

System Requirements 80286 (386DX-33 or 486SX-25 recommended). 2 MB RAM. MS-DOS 5.0 or higher. Hard disk installation only.
Graphics support: MCGA and VGA only.
Audio support: Ad Lib, Sound Blaster or Roland MT-32 / LAPC-I.
Mouse and joystick optional (and recommended).
Original Media Four 5.25" 1.2 MB (DS/HD) floppy disks or three 3.5" 1.44 MB (HD) floppy disks.
Installed Size 7.03 MB (full installation - with intro)
5.05 MB (small installation - no intro)

Introduction

Harrier Jump Jet is a flight simulation released in 1992 by MicroProse. It directly competed that year with Domark's AV-8B Harrier Assault, though there are key differences between these two, with this title being an all-out flight simulation comprising three theatres of war, and AV-8B being a mix of a flight sim and a realtime strategy game focussed on a single island.

Harrier Jump Jet appears to use the same game engine as F-15 Strike Eagle III, but with the terrain now making use of gouraud shading for the first time in a MicroProse sim, though this is not as good quality as its use in Comanche: Maximum Overkill. The other colourful screens that are used to tell the story are very high quality.

From where can it be run?

From hard disk only. The original media comprises an INSTALL.EXE program and several large compressed files which the installer decompresses to your chosen installation directory.

 

Copy Protection

The game comes with manual copy protection. After the intro sequence you are asked to select the language your game manual is written in, and will then be asked to input a word on a given page, paragraph, and word number:

 

How to Setup

The game requires a minimum of 2 MB of RAM and 613,376 bytes of conventional memory (0 - 640 KB) free, which means DOS must be loaded into high memory. The installed software comes with a utility called BOOTMAKE which will create a bootable floppy disk that configures your startup files to ensure the game will run.

The INSTALL.EXE program allows you to reinstall the game files to your hard disk or reconfigure your hardware options (sound cards, video card type, etc).

Choosing the Roland Sound option works with a game port MIDI cable connected between your Roland MT-32 and sound card's Game/MIDI port, so it does not require an "Intelligent" mode MPU-401 interface such as the MFC-IPC or equivalent.

The game requires 2 MB of memory with the higher memory allocated as expanded memory (EMS). Therefore you need to have EMM386 or equivalent loaded into memory in order to play Harrier Jump Jet.

Initial Installation

To install the game, execute INSTALL.EXE. You will then be prompted to choose the source drive, either A: or B:. If you are running this without a floppy drive (and have copied the game disks' files to a directory on your hard disk) you can get around this by using the DOS command, SUBST. This associates a path with a drive letter, so you can tell DOS that a directory on your hard disk is drive A:. Here's an example of running the command from my HJJ directory (which contains all files from the original media):

SUBST A: C:\HJJ

Now you can run INSTALL.EXE and choose A: as the location of my installation files, and it will look in C:\HJJ instead.



Once the installer has finished installing the files, you will be prompted to specify your computer's configuration. The installer auto-detects your hardware and selects the best option in both categories by default:

Once complete, you should see a message stating "Configuration file written".

 

Problems

Symptom:
Cause:
Resolution:

 

To Quit the Game

Press ESC at any time. A screen highlighting some other MicroProse Software titles is displayed, along with a prompt, "Quit to DOS ? Y/N". Press Y to return to the command prompt.

 

Supporting Documents

Here are the original documents that came with the game:

And here are aftermarket docs:

Save Games

All personal data for the game is stored in a file called ROSTER in the main game directory. You can backup this file (copy and rename it) if you wish to keep a record of the roster at a given point in time, and then later replace the original with your copy to restore it. The file is not readable/editable in a text editor.

 

Versions of the game known to exist

Version Date Comments
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Original Floppy Disk Contents

The floppy disks have no volume labels.

Disk 'A', 1 of 3 (3.5" 1.44 MB DS/HD):

HARRIER  001     1,236,782 12-13-92   11:14p
INSTALL EXE 100,779 12-13-92 11:09p MPSCOPY EXE 83,657 12-13-92 11:08p MPSLABS IDX 30,882 12-13-92 11:22p README NOW 574 12-13-92 11:09p README TXT 3,179 12-13-92 11:09p
6 file(s) 1,455,853 bytes
0 bytes free

Disk 'B', 2 of 3 (3.5" 1.44 MB DS/HD):

HARRIER  002     1,457,346 12-13-92  11:19p
1 file(s) 1,457,346 bytes
0 bytes free

Disk 'C', 3 of 3 (3.5" 1.44 MB DS/HD):

HARRIER  003     1,039,039 12-13-92  11:21p
1 file(s) 1,039,039 bytes
0 bytes free


Installed Directory Contents

Once installed, the following directory structure exists in the game directory.

Directory of C:\MPS\HARRIER

Directory of C:\MPS\HARRIER\.
. <DIR> 28-07-2022 13:38
.. <DIR> 28-07-2022 12:29
25MAY 3D 3,411 28-07-2022 12:30
2S19 3D 1,052 28-07-2022 12:30
2S23 3D 1,790 28-07-2022 12:30
2S6 3D 1,152 28-07-2022 12:30
3D $$$ 55,536 28-07-2022 13:24
A4 3D 1,306 28-07-2022 12:30
A50 3D 2,315 28-07-2022 12:30
A6E2 3D 1,703 28-07-2022 12:30
AA_SIDW IMP 1,199 28-07-2022 12:30
ACES DAT 205 28-07-2022 13:21
ACES IMS 31,078 28-07-2022 12:30
ADLIB CAT 76,474 28-07-2022 12:30
ADSCREEN IMS 27,352 28-07-2022 12:30
ADUMP 3D 804 28-07-2022 12:30
AEGIS 3D 2,957 28-07-2022 12:30
AIM7M 3D 667 28-07-2022 12:30
AMFLAG IMS 33,290 28-07-2022 12:30
AML90 3D 1,568 28-07-2022 12:30
AMUSIC IMP 2,751 28-07-2022 12:30
AMX 3D 1,163 28-07-2022 12:30
AMX13 3D 1,330 28-07-2022 12:30
AN12 3D 1,932 28-07-2022 12:30
ARM_UK IMS 17,000 28-07-2022 12:30
ASOUND IMP 1,867 28-07-2022 12:30
AS_ALRM IMP 1,259 28-07-2022 12:30
AS_HELL IMP 1,125 28-07-2022 12:30
AS_MAVK IMP 1,664 28-07-2022 12:30
AS_SIDA IMP 1,480 28-07-2022 12:30
AV-GBARM IMS 28,426 28-07-2022 12:30
AV-USARM IMS 33,347 28-07-2022 12:30
BEEP CAT 7,799 28-07-2022 12:30
BLOKHOUS 3D 589 28-07-2022 12:30
BM22 3D 1,889 28-07-2022 12:30
BM30 3D 3,120 28-07-2022 12:30
BMD2 3D 786 28-07-2022 12:30
BMP1 3D 1,388 28-07-2022 12:30
BMP2 3D 1,510 28-07-2022 12:30
BMP3 3D 1,041 28-07-2022 12:30
BMUSIC IMP 1,092 28-07-2022 12:30
BOMB1 CAM 18,406 28-07-2022 12:30
BOOTMAKE BAT 2,640 28-07-2022 12:31
BO_BL75 IMP 2,064 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_CBUB IMP 1,632 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_CMDB IMP 1,132 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_DACM IMP 1,546 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_FAEB IMP 992 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_HADE IMP 1,931 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_M13R IMP 1,428 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_MK13 IMP 1,279 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_MK1B IMP 990 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_MK1R IMP 1,129 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_MK82 IMP 1,250 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_MK83 IMP 1,453 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_PV12 IMP 1,389 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_PV13 IMP 1,666 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_PV16 IMP 1,496 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_ROCK IMP 1,492 28-07-2022 12:30
BO_SNKE IMP 1,500 28-07-2022 12:30
BRDM2 3D 1,822 28-07-2022 12:30
BRIDGE 3D 1,304 28-07-2022 12:30
BRIEFMAP IMS 16,968 28-07-2022 12:30
BSOUND IMP 977 28-07-2022 12:30
BTR70 3D 1,806 28-07-2022 12:30
BTR80 3D 1,775 28-07-2022 12:30
CAMPAIGN IMS 16,218 28-07-2022 12:30
CAN 3D 1,316 28-07-2022 12:30
CAPTURED IMS 33,159 28-07-2022 12:30
CAR 3D 1,068 28-07-2022 12:30
CAR_BR IMS 35,512 28-07-2022 12:30
CD1 EXE 6,140 28-07-2022 12:31
CH53 3D 1,192 28-07-2022 12:30
CHALL 3D 1,394 28-07-2022 12:30
CHINOOK 3D 1,571 28-07-2022 12:30
CIST64 3D 1,047 28-07-2022 12:30
CIST72 3D 1,047 28-07-2022 12:30
CIST80 3D 1,088 28-07-2022 12:30
CMDPOST 3D 2,415 28-07-2022 12:30
COCKOVER IMP 1,165 28-07-2022 12:30
COCKPIT IMS 6,230 28-07-2022 12:30
COCK_BR IMS 41,377 28-07-2022 12:30
CPLBACK IMP 4,657 28-07-2022 12:30
CPLEFT IMP 1,982 28-07-2022 12:30
CPRBACK IMP 4,734 28-07-2022 12:30
CPRIGHT IMP 2,064 28-07-2022 12:30
CPUP IMP 4,071 28-07-2022 12:30
CRASHED IMS 25,892 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED1 IMC 14,619 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED2 IMC 12,367 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED3 IMC 20,724 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED4 IMC 13,948 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED5 IMC 18,202 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED6 IMC 10,435 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED7 IMC 20,817 28-07-2022 12:30
CRED8 IMC 17,153 28-07-2022 12:30
CREDITS SCR 337 28-07-2022 12:30
CRSHGND1 CAM 22,375 28-07-2022 12:30
CRSHSEA1 CAM 13,830 28-07-2022 12:30
CTRLWIN IMP 697 28-07-2022 12:30
DAY IMS 26,548 28-07-2022 12:30
DEBRIEF IMS 12,134 28-07-2022 12:30
DEPOT 3D 2,544 28-07-2022 12:30
DRTSTRP 3D 122 28-07-2022 12:30
EAQUAL IMP 10,631 28-07-2022 12:30
EFA 3D 1,418 28-07-2022 12:30
EJECT1 CAM 16,908 28-07-2022 12:30
END EXE 75,236 28-07-2022 12:30
ETQUAL IMP 14,653 28-07-2022 12:30
EXIT2 IMP 142 28-07-2022 12:30
EXOCET 3D 1,627 28-07-2022 12:30
FA18 3D 1,441 28-07-2022 12:30
FDUMP 3D 1,884 28-07-2022 12:30
FL WLD 6,174 28-07-2022 12:30
FLCLUMPS IMP 10,157 28-07-2022 12:30
FLINTRO IMS 32,847 28-07-2022 12:30
FLMAP BIN 10,974 28-07-2022 12:30
FLTILE BIN 3,425 28-07-2022 12:30
FLYTO_A1 CAM 18,990 28-07-2022 12:30
FLYTO_B1 CAM 18,668 28-07-2022 12:30
FM80 3D 1,812 28-07-2022 12:30
FMODEL IMP 7,092 28-07-2022 12:30
FORCE IMP 1,098 28-07-2022 12:30
FRIGATE 3D 2,552 28-07-2022 12:30
FROG 3D 2,085 28-07-2022 12:30
FRONTEND EXE 63,874 28-07-2022 12:30
FUELBAR IMP 312 28-07-2022 12:30
FUELBUT IMP 123 28-07-2022 12:30
FULL BAT 71 28-07-2022 12:30
FUQUING 3D 2,136 28-07-2022 12:30
GAME EXE 124,844 28-07-2022 12:30
GAMELOG $$$ 466 28-07-2022 13:35
GAMETYPE IMS 9,741 28-07-2022 12:30
GBFLAG IMS 27,222 28-07-2022 12:30
GEN 3D 858 28-07-2022 12:30
GINSLING 3D 1,622 28-07-2022 12:30
GTYPE IMP 13,072 28-07-2022 12:30
GUNFIRE1 CAM 17,253 28-07-2022 12:30
GU_ADEN IMP 1,530 28-07-2022 12:30
GU_ADEP IMP 1,431 28-07-2022 12:30
GU_GAU1 IMP 1,241 28-07-2022 12:30
GU_GPU5 IMP 1,787 28-07-2022 12:30
GW03 3D 1,242 28-07-2022 12:30
H5BEAGLE 3D 1,751 28-07-2022 12:30
H6BADGER 3D 1,398 28-07-2022 12:30
H7HONGZH 3D 1,392 28-07-2022 12:30
HARI CFG 8 28-07-2022 12:32
HARR COM 557 28-07-2022 12:31
HARRIER $$$ 33,339 28-07-2022 13:35
HARRIER 002 1,457,346 28-07-2022 12:30
HARRIER 003 1,039,039 28-07-2022 12:30
HARRIER 3D 1,319 28-07-2022 12:30
HARRIER BAT 71 28-07-2022 12:32
HARRIER CFG 62 28-07-2022 13:35
HAR_HIT1 CAM 18,718 28-07-2022 12:30
HAR_LOGO IMS 24,919 28-07-2022 12:30
HERC 3D 2,287 28-07-2022 12:30
HIDESTRP 3D 1,285 28-07-2022 12:30
HIDE_BR IMS 30,937 28-07-2022 12:30
HK WLD 6,825 28-07-2022 12:30
HKCLUMPS IMP 12,465 28-07-2022 12:30
HKINTRO IMS 30,812 28-07-2022 12:30
HKMAP BIN 17,317 28-07-2022 12:30
HKTILE BIN 3,237 28-07-2022 12:30
HN5A 3D 2,007 28-07-2022 12:30
HQ1 3D 1,750 28-07-2022 12:30
HQ2 3D 2,032 28-07-2022 12:30
HY2 3D 2,072 28-07-2022 12:30
IL76 3D 1,998 28-07-2022 12:30
INSTALL EXE 100,779 28-07-2022 12:30
INTRO FLI 2,072,251 28-07-2022 12:30
INTRO SCR 210 28-07-2022 12:30
INVINC 3D 2,633 28-07-2022 12:30
J5FRESCO 3D 1,412 28-07-2022 12:30
J6FARMER 3D 1,218 28-07-2022 12:30
J7FISHBE 3D 1,368 28-07-2022 12:30
J8FINBAC 3D 1,368 28-07-2022 12:30
JEEP 3D 1,334 28-07-2022 12:30
KA50 3D 1,159 28-07-2022 12:30
KIROV 3D 2,765 28-07-2022 12:30
LANDGND1 CAM 19,512 28-07-2022 12:30
LANDSEA1 CAM 17,311 28-07-2022 12:30
LDIFF IMP 7,559 28-07-2022 12:30
LST 3D 3,376 28-07-2022 12:30
LVTP7 3D 1,074 28-07-2022 12:30
LYNX3 3D 1,446 28-07-2022 12:30
LYNX9 3D 1,461 28-07-2022 12:30
M109 3D 1,158 28-07-2022 12:30
M113 3D 997 28-07-2022 12:30
M198 3D 1,237 28-07-2022 12:30
M2T 3D 915 28-07-2022 12:30
M3 3D 923 28-07-2022 12:30
MEK140 3D 3,604 28-07-2022 12:30
MERLIN 3D 1,465 28-07-2022 12:30
MI24 3D 1,320 28-07-2022 12:30
MI28 3D 1,161 28-07-2022 12:30
MICRO1 IMS 4,379 28-07-2022 12:30
MICRO2 IMS 1,547 28-07-2022 12:30
MIG23 3D 1,325 28-07-2022 12:30
MIG29 3D 1,602 28-07-2022 12:30
MIG_HIT1 CAM 20,342 28-07-2022 12:30
MILMI8HI 3D 1,266 28-07-2022 12:30
MISSILE1 CAM 16,521 28-07-2022 12:30
MPSCOPY EXE 83,657 28-07-2022 12:30
MTLB 3D 929 28-07-2022 12:30
NC WLD 6,323 28-07-2022 12:30
NCCLUMPS IMP 13,279 28-07-2022 12:30
NCINTRO IMS 38,152 28-07-2022 12:30
NCMAP BIN 18,930 28-07-2022 12:30
NCTILE BIN 3,854 28-07-2022 12:30
NEXT2 IMP 143 28-07-2022 12:30
NIGHT IMS 31,457 28-07-2022 12:30
NMUSIC IMP 223 28-07-2022 12:30
NSOUND IMP 224 28-07-2022 12:30
OT_ECMP IMP 1,157 28-07-2022 12:30
OT_RECN IMP 1,506 28-07-2022 12:30
P793AAG 3D 1,456 28-07-2022 12:30
PL9 3D 2,448 28-07-2022 12:30
PLANEUK IMP 4,779 28-07-2022 12:30
PLANEUKN IMP 6,511 28-07-2022 12:30
PLANEUS IMP 5,441 28-07-2022 12:30
PLANEUSN IMP 4,982 28-07-2022 12:30
PLAYSCR EXE 10,153 28-07-2022 12:30
POL 3D 1,430 28-07-2022 12:30
POLSITE 3D 2,274 28-07-2022 12:30
PREV2 IMP 184 28-07-2022 12:30
PTM 3D 2,259 28-07-2022 12:30
PUCA 3D 1,542 28-07-2022 12:30
PUMA 3D 1,436 28-07-2022 12:30
PWRSTN 3D 1,037 28-07-2022 12:30
Q5IIFANT 3D 1,325 28-07-2022 12:30
RAF_ORD IMS 19,645 28-07-2022 12:30
RDR311A 3D 1,008 28-07-2022 12:30
RDRSITE 3D 729 28-07-2022 12:30
README NOW 574 28-07-2022 12:30
README TXT 3,179 28-07-2022 12:30
READY IMS 24,360 28-07-2022 12:30
RECON1 CAM 19,140 28-07-2022 12:30
REPAIR1 CAM 2,416 28-07-2022 12:30
RESCUED IMS 24,809 28-07-2022 12:30
RETIRE IMS 31,204 28-07-2022 12:30
RF61 3D 1,968 28-07-2022 12:30
RF61T 3D 1,871 28-07-2022 12:30
RMUSIC IMP 1,548 28-07-2022 12:30
ROCKETS1 CAM 19,244 28-07-2022 12:30
ROLAND CAT 80,657 28-07-2022 12:30
ROSTER IMS 7,152 28-07-2022 12:30
RO_CRV7 IMP 1,112 28-07-2022 12:30
RSOUND IMP 2,205 28-07-2022 12:30
RUNWAY 3D 1,285 28-07-2022 12:30
SA10 3D 3,194 28-07-2022 12:30
SA10R 3D 2,637 28-07-2022 12:30
SA10T 3D 2,432 28-07-2022 12:30
SA11 3D 1,546 28-07-2022 12:30
SA12 3D 3,750 28-07-2022 12:30
SA13 3D 1,167 28-07-2022 12:30
SAFELAND IMS 19,410 28-07-2022 12:30
SAMSTORE 3D 1,481 28-07-2022 12:30
SAPBA 3D 1,627 28-07-2022 12:30
SCIMITAR 3D 1,278 28-07-2022 12:30
SCORPION 3D 1,256 28-07-2022 12:30
SENTRY 3D 2,205 28-07-2022 12:30
SET 3D 1,188 28-07-2022 12:30
SH5SHUIH 3D 2,637 28-07-2022 12:30
SHILKA 3D 1,127 28-07-2022 12:30
SK105 3D 1,003 28-07-2022 12:30
SKY 3D 1,633 28-07-2022 12:30
SMALL BAT 43 28-07-2022 12:30
SMALL SCR 512 28-07-2022 12:31
SO120 3D 796 28-07-2022 12:30
SO203 3D 1,529 28-07-2022 12:30
SPAND 3D 2,045 28-07-2022 12:30
SPARTAN 3D 1,215 28-07-2022 12:30
STOGRND1 CAM 18,052 28-07-2022 12:30
STOSEA1 CAM 12,338 28-07-2022 12:30
SU24 3D 1,188 28-07-2022 12:30
SU25 3D 1,504 28-07-2022 12:30
SU27 3D 1,904 28-07-2022 12:30
T12 3D 1,318 28-07-2022 12:30
T37AAG 3D 943 28-07-2022 12:30
T551HN5C 3D 1,776 28-07-2022 12:30
T56LAAG 3D 1,427 28-07-2022 12:30
T59AAG 3D 1,444 28-07-2022 12:30
T653 3D 1,261 28-07-2022 12:30
T80AAG 3D 992 28-07-2022 12:30
T80MBT 3D 1,047 28-07-2022 12:30
T84 3D 1,008 28-07-2022 12:30
T85LAAG 3D 1,071 28-07-2022 12:30
TAM 3D 771 28-07-2022 12:30
TAMSE 3D 801 28-07-2022 12:30
TANKBR IMS 35,500 28-07-2022 12:30
TARATOP 3D 539 28-07-2022 12:30
TARAWA 3D 1,183 28-07-2022 12:30
TNC45 3D 3,429 28-07-2022 12:30
TNKFRM 3D 1,831 28-07-2022 12:30
TORNADO3 3D 1,292 28-07-2022 12:30
TORNADO4 3D 1,328 28-07-2022 12:30
TRDEPOT 3D 2,546 28-07-2022 12:30
TRUCK 3D 1,369 28-07-2022 12:30
TU160 3D 1,432 28-07-2022 12:30
TU95 3D 1,864 28-07-2022 12:30
TYPE22 3D 2,787 28-07-2022 12:30
TYPE42 3D 3,403 28-07-2022 12:30
UDALOY 3D 1,896 28-07-2022 12:30
UH1 3D 1,814 28-07-2022 12:30
UKDEFEAT IMS 31,128 28-07-2022 12:30
UKMEDAL IMS 22,643 28-07-2022 12:30
UKPROMO IMS 36,070 28-07-2022 12:30
UNDO IMP 292 28-07-2022 12:30
USBADGE IMP 1,055 28-07-2022 12:30
USDEFEAT IMS 34,093 28-07-2022 12:30
USMC_ORD IMS 19,627 28-07-2022 12:30
USMEDAL IMS 22,295 28-07-2022 12:30
USPROMO IMS 35,259 28-07-2022 12:30
V22 3D 1,688 28-07-2022 12:30
VCPC 3D 2,020 28-07-2022 12:30
VCTP 3D 831 28-07-2022 12:30
VICROLL FLI 96,706 28-07-2022 12:31
WEFFECT IMP 8,720 28-07-2022 12:30
WEPHITG1 CAM 17,130 28-07-2022 12:30
WORLD IMS 21,929 28-07-2022 12:30
WS1 3D 2,245 28-07-2022 12:30
WTRUCK 3D 1,431 28-07-2022 12:30
WZ551 3D 1,645 28-07-2022 12:30
XMUSIC IMP 2,751 28-07-2022 12:32
XSOUND IMP 1,867 28-07-2022 12:32
Y12YUNSH 3D 1,562 28-07-2022 12:30
Y7H500CU 3D 1,696 28-07-2022 12:30
Z8ZHISHE 3D 1,453 28-07-2022 12:30
Z9HAITUN 3D 1,415 28-07-2022 12:30
328 File(s) 7,355,772 Bytes.