It has been reported that If you use an ATI graphics card, the game may run unplayably slow.
If this happens to you, please let us know in the comments section.
HOWTO Install Full Game From Demo (Without Movies)
First, make sure you install the offical OpenGL drivers for your card (eg: nvidia-glx for nvidia cards). The game won't run otherwise. Also, in the Device section of your Xorg or XF86 configuration file, make sure you have Driver set to "nvidia".
Second, make sure you use a fairly recent version of Wine. The game will run with wine 0.9.2, but it crashes when a pilot takes you to a hangar. I recommend installing wine 0.9.5 or later.
Make sure you don't carry out the following steps as root.
Once you've downloaded these two files, you'll want to move harddemo.zip to your Program Files directory (you'll need the .wine directory first, run winecfg to create it) by issueing the following command (without quotes): "mkdir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/harddemo; mv harddemo.zip ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/harddemo"
Change directory (command is "cd directory", wihtout quotes) to your harddemo directory, and issue the follwing command (without quotes): "unzip harddemo.zip"
Once you've done all that, open up winecfg by typing in winecfg, and add Hardman.exe as one of the applications. To do this, click on "Add application...", browse to your harddemo directory and double click on Hardman.exe. Change the Windows Version for Hardwar.exe to Windows 95. Once you've done that, run Hardwar.exe (wine Hardman.exe). If the installation doesn't work, repeat step 4 using setup.exe instead of Hardman.exe.
Unzip it (issue the following command, without quotes: "unzip uim06.zip") and run the extracted file (wine HardwarUIM06.exe).
Playing the game
Note: Never, EVER run wine as root.
The UIM06 installer should have created a directory called Hardwar in your Program Files directory. You'll want to change directory to this directory and run: "wine Hardman.exe" without quotes to start the Hardwar manager.
When you start up the Hardwar Manager, click on the Display tab and set the resolution to something over 640x480. The game looks bad otherwise. Of course, if you don't want to change the resoloution to something over 640x480, that's fine.
You can set the game to 24/32 bit display if you want. You can do this by clicking the "24/32 bit display" checkbox in the Display box.
Set the game to windowed mode at your own peril.
Click on the Controls tab and change the controls to how you want them. It seems that the buttons are counted from 0 with joysticks, so button 0 in the controls configuartion window for joysticks is button 1 on your joystick.
Lastly, click on the Game tab, click on Launch game, select "Start a new world", save the game where you want it (I recommend saving it in the Hardwar directory), and click on Ok.
PS: You may want read the New Pilots guide at: http://zedo.hardwar.org.uk/newpilot1.htm
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slow with ATI
by Tiger Neville Johnson on Tuesday September 8th 2009, 15:46
i can get it to load but then it is unplayable slow.
Black screen in cockpit view.
by richy on Monday August 17th 2009, 5:47
Hardwar works fine for me in software mode in U.204.
But if I try Direct3D mode in any version up to and including UIM 06 the screen will often go black whilst in the cockpit view.
Pointing the Moth one way might make the whole screen go black, and another direction may clear it again.
The problem occurs most often when the fog distance is set as close as possible.
And dissappears when the Moth is put into reverse.
I've tried Hardwar with Wine 1.1.25 and 1.1.27
on Mandrive 2007 Linux with a GeForce 2 mx graphics card.