Heavy Gear

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Heavy Gear
Heavy Gear cover
Developers
Activision
Engines
MechWarrior 2
Release dates
Windows November 25, 1997
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Heavy Gear on Wikipedia
Heavy Gear
Heavy Gear 1997
Heavy Gear II 1999
Heavy Gear Assault TBA

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
The game is not available digitally.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Available here and here

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Use a wrapper such as dgVoodoo 2 to force the resolution, then:
  1. Open the file "hgsim.dll" with a Hex Editor.
  2. Search for the hex-string "AB AA AA 3F".
  3. Replace it with "39 8E E3 3F".
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
Use a wrapper such as dgVoodoo 2 to force the resolution, then:
  1. Open the file "hgsim.dll" with a Hex Editor.
  2. Search for the hex-string "AB AA AA 3F".
  3. Replace it with "26 B4 17 40" for 2560x1080, "8E E3 18 40" for 3440x1440, "9A 99 19 40" for 3840x1600.
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
Controller types
Additional information
Haptic feedback

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0[1] (requires 1.1 patch)
Red Book CD audio
On Windows, CD music might not play correctly; see the troubleshooting guide for solutions.

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Co-op, Versus
Online play
Co-op, Versus

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 90 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 195 MB
Video card (GPU) PCI video card with 1 MB RAM

References