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'''Key points'''
{{ii}} Also released as '''Ex Machina'''.
|introduction      = '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', also released as '''Ex Machina''', is a {{Glossary:Singleplayer}} {{Glossary:Vehicle combat}} game with {{Glossary:Business}} and {{Glossary:Shooter}} elements developed by [[Company:Targem Games|Targem Games]] and published by [[Company:Buka Entertainment|Buka Entertainment]].
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'''General information'''
'''General information'''

Revision as of 17:13, 28 November 2022

Hard Truck Apocalypse
Hard Truck Apocalypse cover
Targem Games
Buka Entertainment
Release dates
Windows December 8, 2005
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Business, Shooter, Vehicle combat
Vehicles Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic
Series Hard Truck, Ex Machina
Hard Truck Apocalypse on MobyGames
Hard Truck Apocalypse on Wikipedia
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Hard Truck Apocalypse: Arcade 2007

Hard Truck Apocalypse, also released as Ex Machina, is a singleplayer vehicle combat game with business and shooter elements developed by Targem Games and published by Buka Entertainment.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
StarForce 4 DRM[Note 1].
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StarForce DRM for this game does not work on modern versions of Windows (see above for affected versions).

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>>data>config.cfg[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/285500/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>>data>profiles[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/285500/pfx/[Note 3]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


Game settings.
Game settings.
Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
See the WSGF entry.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Change r_fullScreen in config.cfg to 'false'
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
2x-8x MSAA.
High-fidelity upscaling
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.


Control settings.
Control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Can also invert X-axis.
Controller support


Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
All dialogue is subtitled.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Retail version, download.
Retail version, download.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
AMD Athlon XP 2.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 512 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 2.5 GB
Video card (GPU) 128 MB of VRAM


  1. This version of StarForce DRM does not work on Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11.[1][2] For supported versions of Windows the StarForce driver may need to be updated manually using SFUPDATE.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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).
  3. 3.0 3.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/285500/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (285500) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.