|Latest Wine Version Tested:||1.7.28|
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Everything is working so far. I don't know for sure, if this still would be the case if I had used the CD for installing the game because I wasn't able to find my copy.
Due to the lack of a copy of the game I've decided to patch the downloadable demo.
I got the sound working by downloading this zip-archive and unpack it to the game directory.
What does not
After installing the demo and patching it to the full version, I was able to start the launcher, but it kept crashing after creating a new game.
After trying it again in debug-mode, i was able to solve all problems using winetricks.
I needed to use dll-overrides for devenum, quartz (install the devenum override before installing the quartz override, I got error messages stating that quartz depends on devenum), directplay and mono (I used mono 2.8, don't know for sure if other versions are working too, but I see no reason to doubt it.).
What was not tested
Playing online wasn't tested by now.
After solving all problems, the game runs like a dream. For anyone who has a need for at least a little better graphics, I recommend the skin pack found on http://hardwar.info/worldskin/skin1.htm
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Oct 21 2014||1.7.28||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"||Oct 01 2014||1.7.27||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||BackTrack 5||Jan 07 2013||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Gold||Jaxon|
|Show||Linux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64||Sep 22 2012||1.5.13||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 27 2012||1.5.5||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
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.
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 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.
There's one more file you have to download: the UIM06 patch. Download it here:http://www.downloads.hardwar.info/patch/ianmartin/uim06.zip
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 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