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.
User reviews: Mixed (187 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 18, 2006

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"More of the same but in america. Still, amount of tweaks and new stuff makes it worth it."

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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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
This open-world, third-person, post-apocalyptic driving shooter is kind of odd. It's also kind of old. This game is from the mid-'00s, and there are some issues getting it to work reliably on new systems [like it failing to save video settings after restarting, occasional crashes]. The translation from Russian is a bit rough, but overall the gameplay of driving about and shooting all sorts of things is compelling. Especially because you get to customize your rig, not just with different chassies, but within chassises. You tend to have three or so different models of cab and/or trailer to swap out, equip, and possibly even load up with cargo.

Just driving along blasting hostiles is a good way to make money, also.


One complaint I'd have is in a mid-late game mission you're dropped into a stationary turret to defend a base from a wave of robots. It feels mostly luck-based, and I had to mash my head against it many a time.
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102 of 118 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
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"
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59 of 77 people (77%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
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 !!!!
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
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.
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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18, 2014
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
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