LIFE ON TITAN
The link at the bottom of this page takes you to Software Refinery's main page. You'll have to sign up for a password to log in. Don't worry, they won't spam you to death. Just register and they'll email you a password immediately. Now log in and go to the Hardwar section to download the demo. The download is 12.5 MB and takes some time to download, but it's well worth it.
The demo is fully functional, but limits you to the Alpha Crater. You only get to fly for 20 minutes at a time. You can replay the demo as much as you want. It's a great way to develop flying and fighting skills. When you think you're ready, you can take on Coolon Dibsey. He's a pirate discussed in a message from the Police.
The demo starts you in the Alpha Trading Post. You're piloting a Silver-Y with laser, pod, and drone. You've got $10,000 and I suggest browsing the Alpha Trading Post's stock and fitting a plasma kannon.
The minimum hardware/software requirements for HardWar are:
The recommeded requirements for optimal play are:
My 19K Basic Training Manual makes a good accessory to the demo. It helps you install, configure, and play HardWar. It's a pretty quick download, too.
I STRONGLY recommend using a joystick with a throttle. You can play with a keyboard or gamepad. HardWar supports LAN and modem play, but I know of no known gaming sites palying it currently. If you know of one, please e-mail me.
If you have problems downloading the demo or finding HardWar CDs, please e-mail me. I'll probably be able to help.