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Hard Truck 2
Hard Truck 2 cover
Developers
SoftLab-NSK
Publishers
North America ValuSoft
Europe JoWood Productions
Russia 1C Company
Release dates
Windows June 19, 2000
Taxonomy
Series Hard Truck, King of the Road
Hard Truck 2 on Wikipedia
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Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of Clans 2006
Hard Truck Apocalypse: Arcade 2007

Key points

Released as Hard Truck 2: King of the Road in Europe June 7, 2002
Released as Дальнобойщики II in Russia September 27, 2001

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Hard Truck 2: King of the Road
Windows
ZOOM Platform
DRM-free
Uses GOG's custom DirectX wrapper.
Windows

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip intro
  1. Open the game folder
  2. Rename, move elsewhere, or delete the following files,
  • "kotr.avi"
  • "kotrDemo.avi"

Patches

Official NA 1005 Patch

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Change Driver / Profile Menu
Change Driver / Profile Menu
Single Player Menu
Single Player Menu
System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\truck.ini[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\*.pl1[Note 1]
DRIVER.pl1 is the default profile. New profiles can be created under the Change Driver menu.
Player name can be changed simply by renaming the file.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy

Video

Graphics Menu
Graphics Menu

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4:3 only - choice of Small (640x480), Medium (800x600), or Large (1024x960).
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
In the GOG.com version, the dxcfg.exe application can achieve this.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
In the GOG.com version, the dxcfg.exe application can achieve this.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
In the GOG.com version, the dxcfg.exe application can achieve this.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In the GOG.com version,Can be forced off through dxcfg.exe.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input

Controls Menu
Controls Menu
In-Game Controller Menu
In-Game Controller Menu

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Keys are mapped by double clicking on the control name.
Mouse acceleration
Controlled by Windows Enhance Pointer Precision setting.
Mouse sensitivity
Controlled by Windows Mouse Sensitivity setting.
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Controller sensitivity
Adjustments are made via the in-game "On The Road" pause menu.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Can be set in the truck.ini file.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
The game seems to only recognize a single analogue stick on most controllers.[citation needed]
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Force feedback (adjustments are made via the in-game "On The Road" pause menu).
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Keyboard, Mouse, Joystick.

Audio

Sound Menu
Sound Menu

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects.
Surround sound
Subtitles
No spoken dialogue
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Russian
Using Russian in the NA release only changes the splashscreen, and the plain text UI elements. All of the UI elements that are bitmap based remain English.
Portuguese
Retail release only (Truck Racing 2001: Os Gigantes da Estrada) distributed by Playgames
Change Game Language to Russian
  1. Go to the configuration files location
  2. Open TRUCK.INI
  3. change this line:
  4. [ENV]
    langv=rus
    
  5. Save file to desktop, then copy into <path-to-game> and replace existing TRUCK.INI.

Network

Multiplayer Host Configuration
Multiplayer Host Configuration

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
8 Versus
Versus mode only, no business competition or freight racing.
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed

"your computer does not have graphic accelerator" error on launch

No Accelerator Error
No Accelerator Error
Use dgVoodoo2[1]
  1. Download dgVoodoo2.
  2. Extract the contents of the MS folder into the installation folder.
  3. If the game does not start, set htruck2.exe to run in the Windows XP (Service Pack 3) Windows Compatibility Mode.

Notes

dgVoodooSetup.exe can be used to change various settings (e.g. disabling the dgVoodoo watermark).

Issues unresolved

  • Collisions with other vehicles may cause the vehicle models to get bound (stuck) together.
The impact of this issue can be reduced by changing the game resolution as follows.
1600x1200 (Russian title) or 1280x960 (English title) assuming your graphics card supports these resolutions.
If you must use resolutions of 1024x768 or less, avoid colliding with cars and objects as you may experience game breaking physics.
  • Falling through the floor or walls of the game map.
This often occurs after changing seats with other drivers many times in a short period.
Change seats again or call 911 (use caution as changing seats can cause other issues, see bugs below)
  • After changing seats (including changing back and forth) during the trucking mission, some of the rivals disappear.
This makes it impossible to arrive at the destination first. No known fix.
  • After conquering the majority of the in-game market share (around 95%), it's no longer possible to find the remaining drivers for hire.
A workaround is to initiate a trucking race, finish it in any position and the remaining unemployed truckers (assuming they participated in the race)
may be for hire after the race. This workaround is not guaranteed.
  • After conquering the majority of the in-game market share, you often witness your employees engaging into any race you initiate.
(This may be triggered by starting the race directly or by changing seats).
While often considered an in-game mechanic, this is very likely a memory leak. No known workaround.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 7
DirectDraw 7
OpenGL 1.2
Glide
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 266
System memory (RAM) 32 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 15 MB required (minimal install)
Video card (GPU) Direct3D compatible hardware accelerator
2 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible
Supported GPUs are not explicitly listed in the official system requirements, however, softlab-nsk referenced support for S3, 3dfx, and SiS cards on the Hard Truck 2 website (until they stopped hosting the webpage).[2]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).

References

  1. Verified by User:evokethunder on 2019-03-24
  2. Hard Truck 2 - Graphics Card Support - last accessed on February 12, 2018