[amsat-bb] InstantTrack on Win10?

Ed K9EK e.krome at comcast.net
Fri Oct 30 19:24:55 UTC 2015

Half a dozen responses to what I thought was an arcane question... the general consensus on how to run InstantTrack on WIN10 is through DOSbox. So, over about 10 minutes, I downloaded and installed DOSbox, put InstantTrack in it and fired it up. Works perfectly. Even runs the map screens. Cool! 

Thanks to all! 

Ed K9EK 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK)" <amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net> 
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2015 9:57:08 AM 
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] InstantTrack on Win10? 


​What you're seeing is probably related to InstantTrack 
predating Windows 95, being a program that goes back to 
the MS-DOS days. You may want to install something 
like DOSBOX on your Windows 10 PC, and run IT under 
DOSBOX. This may give the program the environment it 
expects to see, instead of the more modern Windows 10 
operating system that doesn't have support to run the 
oldest DOS-style programs anymore. This may be especially 
true for the newer PCs with 64-bit CPUs, something that 
was only a dream in the DOS days. I think I still have 
IT on my Win7 laptop at home, and I may try this on one 
of my Win10 tablets this 
weekend. Another item for the 
radio to-do list... :-)​ 
​ ​ 


Patrick WD9EWK/VA7EWK 
Twitter: @WD9EWK 

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:36 AM, Ed K9EK <e.krome at comcast.net> wrote: 

> Here is the odd question of the month: Has anyone found a way to run the 
> ancient tracking program InstantTrack on a Win10 machine? Win10 gives a 
> bunch of run compatibility and screen options all the way back to Win95; 
> none work. The Troubleshooter says it should run on XP. Same old "can't run 
> on this PC" response. Before I am advised to get out of the stoneage, I do 
> run SatPc32, HRD and Orbitron. Just that IT has some stuff that I like. 
> And, on XP, it is fast. 
> Thanks! 
> Ed K9EK 
> EM69xd 
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