Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business. In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
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Very Positive (129) - 89% of the 129 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Aug 22, 2016
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“First of all I think it’s important to be transparent with my community,and it's my first public project that’s why I think I need to be very close to people who buy Hardware Engineers.

I want them to participate in the development process by exchanging their experience when the game is in progress.

Second, I’m independent and work practically alone on Hardware Engineers, it means that I really need external opinion.

Third, I think that if people can buy Hardware Engineers when I develop it, it will allow me to develop it faster and better.

The quality and player satisfaction are my first priorities in my work.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The Early access is scheduled for some 6-12 months dependent on the success of the game.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“In the final version all of the features describe in the shop page will be available and probably more.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current version many features are not completely done yet. At the moment only basic mechanism of the game and the engine can be playable.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we add new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The gameplay will evolve with your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to send me personally what you think about Hardware Engineers and how I can improve some part of it.”
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October 21

Update 0.1.77



Hello everyone!

Inspection and items's status
The software "3Dbench" have now a new option to make stability test.
That wills allow you to make the status of the graphics cards visible.
Scan a hard disk drive with "Polygon backup" will nows inspect its status too.
The Status of computer's case and CPU's radiators will always be ok and visible except if the radiator had an integrated fan.


Interface
Supplier shop and workshop selector will now use icons.

The glowing effect mouse hovering buttons will now be more visible.

The space between template in workshop selection has been reduce.

New button has been added to settings. This button will redirect you on the translation section of the workshop.


Tutorial
You can now disable tutorial directly when starting a new game.


Engine
Several textures and their uv map has been reworks.
The final scale calculated from your resolution and render scale has been improved to double the precision of the result.
This will prevent the risk of misplaced small line or rectangle on interface.

And of course many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB this is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change in the comment section below.

Indie developer in a nutshell:


Thanks for reading! If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Summary:
  • Adding 3DBench stability test
  • Adding Tutorial on "new game" screen
  • Adding button "more language" in settings
  • Improved Polygon backup software
  • Improved item status
  • Improved shop Selector
  • Improved workshop's tools
  • Improved textures
  • Improved Scale calculation
  • Fixed error when loading old settings
  • Fixed Buffer resizing every frame
  • Fixed animations speed when VSync is OFF
  • Fixed audio engine crash
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October 14

Update 0.1.76



Hello everyone!

Software
RamTest87+ and its usb tool is now available on the ingame download center.
After making a bootable device with RamTest87+ USB Tools you will be able to scan memory.
In the current stat of the game there is no advantage to do it instead of scanning the RAM directly with the inspection button but when the Expert mode will be fully available this will be the only way to know the RAM's status



Camera
Arrow keys will now move the view likes the mouse wheel.


Audio
New feature has been added to the engine. The volume will fade out when you are in menu.

Devices
The Devices list in explorer has been improve. This should remove the overlapping text


Engine
To prevent future false positive detection the engine startup as been simplified.
Some DLL as been removed and crash report will now works better.

Performance
CPU usage has been greatly reduce, this should increase fps and reduce game stuttering.
If you encounter unusual CPU usage or a bad framerate I advise you to enable VSYNC.
This would force the game to update itself only when needed.

And of course many bugs was fixed. If you found a bug, do not forget to report it on the Bug Report section of the Steam HUB this is very important!

As usual feel free to let me know what you think about this change in the comment section below.

This happens when you get a false positive. (a cat-antivirus for illustration)


Thanks for reading! If you want to support Hardware Engineers share it with your friends!

I hope you will enjoy this patch and see you for the next one!

Summary:
  • Adding RamTest87+
  • Adding RamTest87+ USB Tool
  • Improving camera movement
  • Improving Audio
  • Improving Devices
  • Improving Engine startup
  • Improving Performance
  • Reducing CPU usage
  • Fixed Nas errors
  • Fixed invisible shelf
  • Fixed false positive issue (again)
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About This Game

Hardware Engineers is a simulation game where you have to manage a IT business.
In a world where technology expands every day, you will need to learn how to be competitive.
Economy, reputation , selling strategy and communication will be your best weapon to travel on the road of success!

  • Play with large number of components like processors, graphic cards, RAM with realistic and balanced characteristics!
  • Buy, sell, test, optimize, replace all devices and components in a computer.
  • Create your own rig for different profiles from the little workstation to powerful gaming computer.
  • Investigate on system of your client to repair and debug.
  • Reinvest in your company to expand your business.
  • Customize your shop
  • Native 4K support
  • Develop your skills
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Cloud
  • Two Game mode
    • Easy : Suitable for neophytes in technology with a simplified mounting system and compatibility among components
    • Medium : An intermediary level to offer you the best way to learn quickly and play with the basic of IT

  • Steam Workshop ( to allow community to make their own content )
    • Components
    • Translations
    • Decoration

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 (latest SP)
    • Processor: 2 GHz dual core
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 2GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Hardware Accelerated Graphics with 4GB or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1024 MB available space
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