Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel

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Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel
Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel cover
Developers
SCS Software
Sunstorm Interactive
Publishers
ValuSoft
Engines
Prism3D
Release dates
Windows August 15, 2002
Taxonomy
Series Hard Truck, 18 Wheels of Steel
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Hard Truck: 18 Wheels of Steel on Wikipedia
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General information

SCS Software Forums for the game
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Steam
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Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Latest version is Patch 1.2.
Installing the patch removes 1 AI car and 1 AI bus.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1318750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\game\usr\save\[Note 2]
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1318750/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Widescreen resolutions are Vert-. HUD is stretched. 4:3 resolutions display cockpit properly when the other cut it.
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
This game supports 4k quite properly.
Field of view (FOV)
Fixed FOV (Vert-).
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Up to 16 samples.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Called Sync every frame.(In Direct3D8 mode use d3d8to9 for Vsync to work on Windows 10). This option has to be turned on after every launch.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

Input[edit]

Audio[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, sound
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Polish
Polish audio available only in CB radio. Subtitles appear on the pager when road works or accidents are present.

Issues fixed[edit]

Vsync not working on Windows10 (Direct3D8 mode)[edit]

  1. Download d3d8to9.
  2. Copy D3D8.DLL from the folder to the game install directory

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 8 Setting Direct3d should work on better computers.
OpenGL
May be required (on weaker computers and Windows OSs) to be set instead of DirectX before the game to see the entire text.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 98, ME, 2000, XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium III 600 MHz
System memory (RAM) 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 200 MB
Video card (GPU) 12 MB of VRAM
DirectX 8.1 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectX compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 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>/1318750/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1318750) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. 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