Latest "unofficial" patch from Ian Martin, one of the game's original developers.

Application Details:

Version: UIM.06
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.28

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Link Captain Zedo's Hardwar Site Link Wez's Hardwar Space Free Download Link to UIM.06 patch.

Test Results

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What works

Installation and patching.

Running the game

Saving and loading.

What does not

The screen often goes completely black in cockpit view with Direct3D.

It depends on where you point your moth, and occurs most often during the night phase.


What was not tested

CD based features such as CD music and the movies.


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

I've found that adding and setting the registry string value: 'RenderTargetLockMode' to 'textex' in: HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Wine/Direct3D/ will stop the screen going completely black. Instead it will darken slightly.

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ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Oct 21 20141.7.28Yes Yes NoPlatinuman anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Oct 01 20141.7.27Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowBackTrack 5Jan 07 20131.5.18Yes Yes NoGoldJaxon 
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ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 27 20121.5.5Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
6847 DirectPlay metabug. Implement dplay tcp/ip provider. NEW View
56207 Hardwar: strange, vivid colors when 32 bit textures enabled NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


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.


First of all, you need to download the Hardwar Demo here:

And the missingres here (optional):


Once you've downloaded these two files, you'll want to move 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 ~/.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"


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.


There's one more file you have to download: the UIM06 patch. Download it here:
and put it in your harddemo directory. You should know how to do this by now.

Unzip it (issue the following command, without quotes: "unzip") 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.

Have fun!

PS: You may want read the New Pilots guide at: