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Hard Truck - Road To Victory (1998) The Game ((HOT))

I'm currently trying to get to run this Russian truck racing/simulation game, Hard Truck: Road to Victory. It's been released in 1998, was initially designed for DirectX 5, and despite some reports from around the web of people getting it to run on Win7 x64 systems, has been a terrible chore so far.

Hard Truck - Road To Victory (1998) the game


Edit: To anyone who wants to get the software version of this game to run in VMware, you'll have to go to your VM's hardware settings, and in the Processors section activate the checkbox Disable acceleration for binary translation. You can turn this on and off even while the VM is running. Only windowed mode will work, I haven't yet figured out how to get fullscreen to work. The game complains that the video mode isn't supported; forcing 16-bit mode didn't help.

dgvoodoo is a program that i've been experimenting with a lot to resolve issues with older games. i decided to use it for hard truck: road to victory and did some serious testing with certain options to see where they lead me.

using the 3dfx voodoo wrapper that comes with the program allows me to load up the game and access the main base area, but i couldn't load any other maps; the game gave me memory related errors like the ones you're getting. i had a hunch to look at the truck.ini that sits in the main directory, and one variable in there caught my eye and had me thinking - eff. eff, by default, is defined with a value of 1023. this was a shot in the dark, but i edited the memory value that sets in the 3dfx options for dgvoodoo to match eff's value. lo and behold, i can successfully load other maps, though the game tends to crash with the hardware renderer randomly still; i think that's because softlab-nsk didn't really perfect it.

another important step is to change the compatibility mode of htruck.exe to windows nt 4.0, and to never play with 7 other truck ai's; the game seems to crap itself if there's two of the same trucks on the same map and doesn't know how to handle it

The 2000 sequel to Hard Truck. Like its predecessor, it is open world, but grants far more freedom with a larger world that only requires one loading screen per play session, while shifting focus from racing to cargo transport across various cities (although competition with rival truckers is still present). It also adds traffic, police and mafia, and trucks can fall under attack if drivers do not practice safe driving or are spotted by mafia. Making money with successful deliveries is crucial to gameplay, as running out of funds would result in a game over, and the ultimate goal of the game is to achieve dominance of the trucking market (with at least a 51% stake), but not before gaining enough money to start a company first.

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