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 (175) - 89% of the 175 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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April 14

Update 0.1.96



Hello everyone!

First of all I would like to inform you of the opening of Wiki.
Any contribution are welcome !

Content
38 new motherboards has been added to the game with new 3D models!
All motherboard has been rebalanced.


Modding
The interface of the components editor has been completely reworked.
Thank to the previous patch to the engine, It is now possible to add your own materials and textures.
The preset editor has also been reworked.


The guide [HowTo] Use Models Builder has been updated and now contains a list of fully configured and ready to use template for each components


And ofcourse 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.

When I see reviewers talking about PBS and not Hardware Engineers


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 new motherboard model
  • Adding 38 motherboards
  • Rebalancing motherboards
  • Reworked Components Editor
  • Adding Material Customization
  • Reworked Preset Editor
  • Updated Modding guide
  • Updated Template
  • Fixed slowdown of the shop window
  • Fixed wrong decimal number in Shop's detail
  • Fixed misaligned text
  • Fixed misaligned workshop preview background
  • Fixed a crash with WinDoorTool
  • Fixed error with shaders
  • Fixed Flickering "flower" time indicator
  • Fixed desktop.ini detected as assets by builder

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April 7

Update 0.1.95



Hello everyone!

Engine
In continuation of the previous patch, the engine has been improved especially the management of character's animations.
The 3D model of the characters has been reworked to take advantage of the new functionality of the engine.
Animations now uses significantly less CPU resources while it is played and updated.
The use of RAM memory has also been reduced.


Content
New motherboard models as been added.


And ofcourse 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.



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!

Earlier this week:
    # v0.1.94b #
  • Fixed SSD mission prerequisite
  • Fixed color bug in Scan and Temperature view
  • Fixed DVD/USB not visible in Boot view
  • Fixed Watercooling black slots
  • Fixed Inventory Black USB
  • Fixed Flickering texture
    # v0.1.94c #
  • Adding PolygonBackup will now copy downloads folder
  • Adding Drive letter in "Properties" of files
  • Improved Performance: Assembly
  • Fixed Black model in Assembly
  • Fixed Mods preview
  • Fixed bug with effect for tube
  • Fixed bug with Assembly update

Summary:
  • Performance improvement
  • Improved Character model
  • Reducing CPU usage
  • Reducing Memory usage
  • Adding new motherboard model
  • Adding Copies duration take drives performance into account
  • Fixed Time go faster for no reason
  • Fixed Bruce's mouth not moving
  • Fixed framedrop in Assembly
  • Fixed abnormal memory allocation
  • Fixed Animation's CPU usage
  • Fixed bug with Animation played too often
  • Fixed Assembly's MouseOver animation
  • Fixed Potential bugged radiator in savefile

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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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