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Hard Truck 2

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Hard Truck 2
Hard Truck 2 cover
Developers
SoftLab-NSK
Publishers
2000-2018 1C Company
2018-2022 1C Entertainment
2022-present Fulqrum Publishing
Retail (North America) ValuSoft
Retail (Europe) JoWood Productions
Release dates
Windows June 19, 2000
Taxonomy
Series Hard Truck, King of the Road
Hard Truck 2 on Wikipedia
Hard Truck
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Hard Truck Apocalypse 2005
Hard Truck Tycoon 2006
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, Truck Racing 2001: Os Gigantes da Estrada in Portugal, and Дальнобойщики II in Russia

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

Move, delete or rename intro files
  1. Go to <path-to-game>
  2. Rename, move, or delete the following files: kotr.avi, kotrDemo.avi.

Patches

Official North American 1005 patch
The GOG version is v1.3 and does not need the 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)
In the GOG.com version, the DirectX settings (dxcfg.exe) application in the game folder has 2x, 4x and 8x MSAA settings.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
In the GOG.com version. Can be forced off in dxcfg.exe.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
See the glossary page for potential alternatives.

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 setting.
Mouse sensitivity
Controlled by Windows 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
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
Royalty free audio

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
Portuguese
Retail only, distributed by Playgames
Russian
Using Russian in the NA release only changes the splash screen and plaintext UI elements. All of the UI elements that are texture-based remain English.
Changing game language to Russian
  1. Open the configuration file with a text editor.
  2. Change the value of the langv entry to rus.
  3. Save teh file.

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 dgVoodoo 2.
  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.

Rendering issues

Use D2GI
This fix requires game with version 8.1.
Fixes most bugs and works more stable, than dgVodoo2 or GOG d3d8.dll wrapper
Game has perfomance issues, when in-game map is opened.
  1. Download the latest version of D2GI
  2. Extract the contents of the archive into the installation folder.

Issues unresolved

Vehicle models stuck together after collision

Reducing chance of issue occurring[citation needed]
  • Change resolution to 1600x1200 (Russian version) or 1280x960 (English version) if supported.
  • If resolutions of 1024x768 or lower are the only option, avoid colliding with cars and objects to avoid experiencing 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[citation needed]

Rivals disappear after changing seats

This makes it arriving at the destination first impossible. No known fix.

No more remaining drivers to hire after majority market share

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 to work.

Employees engage in any race after majority market share

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