Hard Truck: Apocalypse Rise Of Clans / Ex Machina: Meridian 113
Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of Clans - is an addon to a vehicular Action/RPG set in an alternate future. New heroes and mysteries await you in the vistas of a post-apocalyptic North America. Special customization features, new types of weapons, and hi-tech bosses will immerse you even deeper into the ruthless world of Apocalypse, and...
User reviews: Mixed (115 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 18, 2006

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Hard Truck Apocalypse: Rise of Clans - is an addon to a vehicular Action/RPG set in an alternate future. New heroes and mysteries await you in the vistas of a post-apocalyptic North America. Special customization features, new types of weapons, and hi-tech bosses will immerse you even deeper into the ruthless world of Apocalypse, and your extreme driving skills will serve you well in its new multiplayer mode.
INCLUDED IN EX MACHINA GOLD EDITION

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4/Athlon XP 1.7 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 64 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP/Vista/7/8
    • Processor: Pentium 4/Athlon XP 2 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX compatible 128 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
3.4 hrs on record
Won't load on my computer... Don't know why.
Posted: October 10
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Imagine a game that mix Twisted Metal and a open world game like Fallout...Is this game.You start as a vagabond that has to do missions to earn some cash and at the same time,killing enemies. The fun thing is that you can purchase parts to your dune buggy or truck,making he faster and stronger.This game has a cool soundtrack. The only problem is the cutscenes,the characters continue moving after they have talked .-.

Anyway,it's recommended for Mad Max fans, Vehicular Combat games fan and even Fallout fans because this game has a bit of everything :D

8/10
Posted: June 18
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
A Really nice game that you can play alone
Posted: June 28
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Hard Truck is a rather old game but that doesn't mean it's a bad game. As a matter of fact it gets a lot of thing right, where other modern games fail.
To get the game running you might have to run it in Compat. Mode and or delete the video directory withing the game installation directory.

The gameplay is okay and the controls fluid. The quest system is a bit off and the the rather strange dialogs make sure that you don't forget about this being an east-block production.
Still, Hard Truck is a game that delivers a lot of fun, especially for this price.
Posted: May 28
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
Really enjoyed it! 10/10 it is one of my best.

WARNING: the game may not work on windows 64 bits, i know there is a solution but i dont know, wharever, this opnion it is not including that, I have tested it on Windows 32 bits.

I spend a lot of time playing this game with my cousing, totally we made like 300 game hours, know i buy it on myself and start again, and i have to say, still very funny, I dont finished in my acount and i dont have play enough because other games.

I agree there is people who say the price is high, I love the game and I could pay for it 30 dolars, but i know that no everyone will pay for it $13 DLS (I buy it on $6) so, that is for your opinion

The gameplay is good: it is not hard to crontol the vehicles as you must upgrade your vehicles while making the campaing, for that you must hunt members of clans againts you (normaly bandits) good mechanics and the battles are funny.

Music: it is wonderfull in my opnion

Ambient: always apocaliptic ambient is good

History: is interesting, almost it is not so "excitining" as oder ones but i thing it isn´t crap
Posted: June 25
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
12.0 hrs on record
Ok. This game is the worst of the two Hard Truck Apocalypse games. Granted, for $1.50 (on sale) you get what you pay for.

Pros:
Trucks with guns
Truck models are nice
More customizable colors for trucks and the ability to add decals (when available).
Like the previous HT:A, you have easy to use driving/aiming using keyboard and mouse
Perks system: This is kind of a WTF. You have them, but I didn't see any way that they helped or hindered. It was never obvious.

Cons:
Voice acting: ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE! Weird language, lack of inflection, etc.
Story: Disjointed. Nonsensical. Your character is the most naive, trusting, moronic human being in the freaking planet. You are looking for some place called "Edmonton" for no other reason than it is there. Along the way you join forces with the obviously badguy "Sam" (who looks like Uncle sam). You also meet someone named "One-Eyed" who sounds like they are your friend, but (spoiler alert) you end up killing her because she won't give you a box of old filmstrips and she decides to attack you because you bothered to ask. So you kill her. But you seem to think that Sam is an OK guy despite threatening to kill you and wanting to find an ultimate weapon. Also, bad guys are super tough for no reason and they are ALL OVER THE PLACE. You can't even leave a town without getting blown up (seriously, it happened multiple times).
Money: In the first HT:A you could actually make money trading. It made sense. Not in this one. It's cheaper to go out and kill bad guys and sell their stuff.
Side quests: Like the first HT:A, they are essentially "go here, kill this", "guard this slow guy" (p.s. if you let the cargo truck die, you get a LOT more money fromt heir death drop), or "go here, deliver this package." After a while, I stopped doing those as there was no point.
Video issues: There were options to improve the graphics, but the game would refuse to load after I upped them from "medium" (the default). Had to go and reverify the game files before it would load with the default graphics.

If you can look past the bad voice acting, horrible story, and just random goofiness, it's an ok game. It is fun driving around blowing things up and running over pedestrians (which apparently is ok, but bumping into another vehicle will ♥♥♥♥ them off).
Posted: June 21
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Never have I seen a harder band of trucks. They're made out of some ridiculously tough type of metal and can withstand one thousand guns. These are truly hard trucks. How hard are these trucks? WEll,
Posted: August 29
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2 of 7 people (29%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Even for the time, this game didn't caught much my attention.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Figured the game was worth a try at $2 even if it didn't work. Which it didn't even with the suggested fixes. Maybe you can get it to work, maybe you can't. Up to you whether the risk is worth taking.

System info

Windows 8.1
Fx8320
HD7950
Posted: August 18
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2.3 hrs on record
The game could be good! The English is pretty bad and the game overall is pretty empty but for like £1 something you can't really complain
Posted: August 20
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9.5 hrs on record
I liked this game but I found the other title I own; Ex Machina to have a more substantial storyline.
This game though, has a few more gameplay features.
Minus for its easy-does-it translation although i acknowledge that it may be tricky to translate the original Russian dialogue.
Voice acting is also quite half hearted at times but that does make some amusing moments itself.
Posted: August 24
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0.3 hrs on record
this game is amazing. amazing I say, graphics good, music goooooooooood, game play good, but, aways one "but" you habe to configure you controls because default controls, my God what s that control, thats impossible to play. in general I recommend
Posted: August 25
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7.0 hrs on record
Less bugs than the first game, but the story is a lot more linear and shorter. While the first game had you running everywhere, this one teleports you even when you don't want to, like after a fight and you want to pick up the loot.

Again, should keep you busy for a few hours but do not buy it for more than $2.
Posted: August 21
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3.9 hrs on record
Somehow this game ruined the original, despite more content.

Rise of Clans is an attempt to move the game to the Americas (or at least, sorta like the Americas) and give more options, like instead of a truck, start with a smaller vehicle (such as the vehicles bandits drive in the first game). There's also more cutscenes and a bit more of a story. Unfortunately, the result is buggy, and somehow, much WORSE than the first game.

Rise of Clans have you, "The Vagrant", on a quest to reach "Edmonton" in "Le Canada". You run into towns in your "Scout" (one of fast but small vehicles), and you end up fighting a lot of people here and there, as you run into "Sam", who then task you for some missions...

The cutscenes are horrible, and the translations are just... Oh dear. People swear with expressions like "Holy Fuel" and "Drill my carburetor" (huh?) And it's a wonder how did the voice actor actually read the lines with a straight face. It's just completely atrocious translation.

Somehow the game got MUCH MUCH harder, as even on "rookie" level I died every few minutes, and as there is no autosave, I have to save manually QUITE often.

Then my entire save profile was corrupted. Lost HOURS of progress.

Also ran into a mission that's virtually impossible and it's widely reported as impossible and depends on LUCK rather than skill.

Forget about this game. Play the original.
Posted: September 2
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91 of 102 people (89%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Tested on Win7 64bit and Win8.1 64bit with GTX780 and GTX660, works fine.

DO NOT USE IN-GAME ANISOTROPIC FILTERING, OR U WILL GET UNHANDLED EXCEPTIONS.
ONLY USE TRILINEAR FILTERING:
(config.cfg)
shaderMacro0="MIN_MAG_FILTER Linear"
shaderMacro1="MIP_FILTER Linear"


Force Anisotropic Filtering in the driver settings of ur graphics card.

You can edit the resolution and the filtering method in the config.cfg @ X:\Steam\SteamApps\common\HARD TRUCK APOCALYPSE RISE OF CLANS\data

r_height="1080"
r_width="1920"


and (you must edit both)

r_desiredHeight="1080"
r_desiredWidth="1920"
Posted: March 15
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
I run it on WIN7 64 bit. I got some errors (Unhandled exception and assertion failed) but i found a solution I rename the folder video to video.old (data/video), set compatibility to WINDOWS 2000 and after i lunch the game alt tab, Task manager -> Meridian113.exe-> Set afinity-> CPU 0.

BTW i try Ric Castle advice:

Tested on Win7 64bit and Win8.1 64bit with GTX780 and GTX660, works fine.
DO NOT USE IN-GAME ANISOTROPIC FILTERING, OR U WILL GET UNHANDLED EXCEPTIONS.
ONLY USE TRILINEAR FILTERING.

I have a AMD RADEON HD 7700 Series and both methods work for me, so feel free to try.

ADD ME FOR MP DESTRUCTION !!!!
Posted: March 15
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27 of 30 people (90%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Cheesy as hell, but a classic game that is still fun, if you don't mind driving around a lot. Very similar to the first game, Rise of Clans features more twists in the story than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. Quests usually are not more than go here, deliver thing, go there kill bad guys, or find this, but it works.
Half the fun is the glitchy mess that HTA is, with terrible ai and bugged missions, but it works often enough that it's not detracting from the game.

Also dosn't hurt that it's impossible to find retail.

Easily worth the $6.
Posted: March 19
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Not a bad game for $5.99. If you want somthing differnt and are found of vehicular combat trucking then this is a must. Just remember to save offten. It dosent crash, its just your truck sucks in the begining. Also it works well with my GTX670 and Win 7 64bit set up.
Posted: March 24
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Unlike the two other games in this series, at least this one loaded on the first attempt and I was able to play it. It was actually quite fun.

I was disappointed though that HTA Ex Machina and Arcade would not load. I was able to get Arcade to load on the second attempt, but I could never get Ex Machina to load.

I would avoid both Ex Machina and Arcade, and just get Rise of the Clans.
Posted: April 8
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