New links are added or changed. With pleasure I welcome Vladimir with his two sites: VAP Company (Russian) and the international site Hard Truck American Hills. A.T.S. has moved to a better server with lots of room ;-). Hard Truck 18WOS Custom Trailers with great stuff appeared.
December 2nd, 2002
I've established temporary TruckPol Forum due to Trucksims Forum is absent now.
November 27th, 2002
I came back but I have still problem with transfer limit. HT 18 WOS TruckPol AI Pack 1.2 is available in downloads section.
November 21st, 2002
The final version 1.2 of the patch for Hard Truck 18 Wheels Of Steel is available here. Added special thanks to TruckSims and TruckPol to credits of the Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel game !!!
November 12th, 2002
Unfortunately, I have reached transfer limit on free web server. So I must close this site for several days this month. I will search new web server space for my site so you be patiently.
November 11th, 2002
Trucksims Forum is closed due to MyIconBoard Beta expired. Sunstorm Forum is still in rebuilding. Sunstorm Interactive is relocating their webserver to provide better bandwidth and a more stable connection. Thanks to Tom Shiflet (Sunstorm) for a piece of information.
November 5th, 2002
New links are added. A.S.T. Custom Trucks (great stuff for 18WOS) and Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel Site / Detroit Trucking. LA Trucking Systems Inc. is removed. New shop is added.
October 26th, 2002
ValuSoft has a new version of the patch, 1.2b for Hard Truck 18 Wheels Of Steel, which can be downloaded from: here. This patch is for testing only. More you can find in TruckSims Forum.
October 16th, 2002
The counter has reached 110,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site. 18 WOS European Road Sign Pack 1.1 is available in downloads section.
October 9th, 2002
For anyone who's interested in testing the forthcoming HT18WoS patch, the beta (testing) version of the 1.1 patch is available for download from here. Thanks to Cory Johnson for the message. More you can find here and in TruckSims Forum. New truck is available in this patch!!!
September 29th, 2002
18 WOS European Road Sign Pack 1.0 is available in downloads section. It's only 31 signs converted at this time.
September 24th, 2002
The counter has reached 100,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site.
September 19th, 2002
Sunstorm Forum has some information about adding custom music, changing textures, cheats for 18 Wheels Of Steel. This information is available on ValuSoft Technical Support. The list of shop was updated.
September 13th, 2002
18 WOS TruckPol Pack 1.1 is available in downloads section. Two screens from it in screenshots page. Hard Truckn' in links page is added.
September 11th, 2002
Stop Terrorism! Remember September 11th,2001.
September 9th, 2002
Happy Birthday to Pavel Sebor (SCS Software).
September 9th, 2002
New picture for 18WoS and KotR. Some pages was updated (trucks and time)
September 5th, 2002
The counter has reached 90,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site. New links was added. Manges HomePage (great stuff for 18WOS) and LA Trucking System.
September 4th, 2002
Some pages in TruckPol site was updated (main, features). Review 18WOS is basis of game manual. 18 WOS TruckPol Pack 1.0 is available in downloads section. Two screens from it in screenshots page.
August 31st, 2002
Here is my new version of map (1.4) to King of the Road. The dealers place, police place and mafia activity are added. If you want to put the map on your website you'll must to place link to TruckPol only.
By now I'm starting to test Hard Truck - 18 Wheels of Steel, courtesy of ValuSoft®, Inc. I've got a help from Cory Johnson. Thanks to him.
August 18th, 2002
The counter has reached 80,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site. Some pages was updated.
August 15th, 2002
ValuSoft®, Inc., a division of THQ®, Inc. and leading global publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and productivity software, today announced the release Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel™. The game is shipping to major retailers and mass merchant accounts, and will be available for $19.99. Have a good time! ValuSoft has updated their site. TruckPol is added to SCS Software site.
August 14th, 2002
Due to lack of time I've eliminated my TruckPol Forum. I join now to TruckSims Forum with owners consent (amalgamation). Have a good time! :))
August 13th, 2002
The credits of Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel is available on the left this page. Police table and Mafia table are added in characters page (KotR). List of upgrades and dealers are added in money page (KotR).
August 12th, 2002
The two new screen shoots of 18 WHEELS OF STEEL, only in TruckPol, courtesy of Pavel Sebor (SCS Software). He wrote: Please understand that these are not normal in-game shots. I have a developer build of the engine available where I can freely manipulate with the position of the camera, so I have taken a look at interesting places in the maps from an angle from which the players will not normally be able to see them. They will be able to drive through those locations of course, but will not see them from this particular bird-eye perspective One of the screen shots shows is a crossing in a city near a place where construction work is about to start (it seems, at least by the presence of the machinery and piles of material). The other is a view of one of the loading docks in the game - places where you pick up the cargo od deliver the cargo to. The bridge in the distance is not just a decoration, you can normally drive across it to the other side of the bay.
August 11th, 2002
The new screen shoots of 18 WHEELS OF STEEL, only in TruckPol, courtesy of Cory Johnson (ValuSoft).
August 10th, 2002
Cory Johnson (ValuSoft) wrote: 'The game went to duplication on Monday, the 5th. We're on target to start shipping it on the 15th'. Thanks also to Malcolm for exactly the same news.
August 9th, 2002
Piotr Mlynski said that the Polish version of KotR is unfortunately not accepted to release by CD Project. Bad news for me :-( New links are added.
July 30nd, 2002
The counter has reached 70,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site. Some pages has been updated (money, characters, truck). New link is added.
July 24th, 2002
Good news. The save files from the German version 1.1 of KotR operate with the English version 1.3. Some pages has been updated. New links are added.
July 22nd, 2002
By now I'm starting to test the English final version of KING OF THE ROAD, courtesy of JoWooD Production Software®. I've got a help from Georg Klotzberg. Thanks to him.
July 21st, 2002
There is the official piece of information about release Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel at ValuSoft site. There is a short review: 'Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Bid on jobs, then hit the road to deliver faster than the competition. Road hazards, low fuel and even the police can affect the timeliness and condition of your deliveriesand impact your bottom line. It's all in a day's work when you're driving the big rigs.
July 20th, 2002
Here is my new version of map (1.3). If you want to put the map on your website you'll must to place link to TruckPol only.
July 19th, 2002
Tom Shiflet (Sunstorm) wrote the engine of 18 WOS is based on the Prism3D engine, that used in Hunting Unlimited and Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project, both published by Arush Entertainment.
July 15th, 2002
I am still on vacation, so only short news I will place here (thanks to Daniel for information). Hard Truck - 18 Wheels of Steel (18WoS) is being developed by SCS Software and pictures of this game you can find here or there. Tom Shiflet (Sunstorm Producer) wrote that 18WoS is a truck driving game that lets you strike out on your own hit the open road with your rig. You'll compete against time, traffic, weather... and maybe even the state troopers if you break the speed limit! The game is currently in the very early beta stages, but its coming along nicely and should be ready for release in late summer or early fall. There are 3 huge maps that let you haul cargo along the West Coast, the Rocky Mountains or the Midwest in any of 6 different trucks. In addition to hauling your cargo, you must manage your business well by winning recurring contracts, hiring drivers to haul loads for you, and managing your own overhead. This game is definitely about business... the business of trucking! More at Sunstorm Forum here.
July 15th, 2002
Bill Dunsmore wrote that his Trucksims.com has been able to find a supplier for King of the Road, and is now offering the game for sale from Canada for $39.99 USD + shipping & handling.
June 30th, 2002
New shops are added. I go on vacation, so TruckPol won't updated to nearly the end of July.
June 23rd, 2002
See below front cover the English version of 'Hard Truck - 18 Wheels of Steel' released by ValuSoft. (This is unofficial..).
June 22nd, 2002
The counter has reached 60,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site. If you have got some verifiable news about trucking games, please, send message to me.
June 16th, 2002
New link and shop page are added.
June 12th, 2002
Cory Johnson (ValuSoft) wrote: We are planning for a late summer release ('Hard Truck - 18 Wheels of Steel'), but it all depends on how the beta version looks. In any case, until we get to beta any dates floating around out there are pure speculation.
June 7th, 2002
JoWooD® today announced the release of King of the Road™. Go to the store and have a good time!
June 6th, 2002
King Of The Road won't be released anywhere in the US. You can buy the game by mail order. Piotr Mlynski from CD Project said that the Polish version of KotR is unfortunately still not accepted to release.
May 28th, 2002
The English version of KotR includes free bonus CD: screensavers, wallpapers, trailers and demos of other games released by JoWooD. This message came into being by courtesy of Georg Klotzberg.
May 16th, 2002
The counter has reached 50,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site.
May 12th, 2002
Georg Klotzberg from JoWooD has confirmed that the german release of KotR has version 1.3 now. Ascaron's version had number 1.1
May 10th, 2002
See below front cover the English version of KotR released by JoWooD.
May 9th, 2002
JoWooD has published a message about KotR at last.
April 30th, 2002
The owner of Blue-Delivery has come back with Roadfun site. This site about HT2 is available across link page.
April 25th, 2002
Most the screen shots have been replaced.
April 21st, 2002
Good news from SandHawk. He's opened new website Freight Master due to the closing of Trucksims Transport. New virtual trucking company for HARD TRUCK 2 call Mercury Transport is available across link page.
April 20th, 2002
There is the answer for all the fans. Andrey Epifantsev (Softlab-NSK) wrote that turn signal is not available in all releases of KotR.
April 3rd, 2002
Georg Klotzberg (JoWooD) has confirmed that UK release of KotR begins June 7th, 2002. See below front cover the German version of KotR released by JooWooD.
April 2nd, 2002
Raven's written in Forum some news about release date of KotR.
March 28th, 2002
Nikolay Baryshnikov (1C) wrote that the English version of KotR is 100% the same as the German one and some bugs are fixed.
March 27th, 2002
Cory Johnson (ValuSoft) wrote that ValuSoft only had licensed the 'hard Truck' name and '18 Wheels of Steel' has new codebase.
March 26th, 2002
The counter has reached 40,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site.
March 21st, 2002
Georg Klotzberg (JoWooD) wrote that the polish version of KotR will be distributed by CD Project. Piotr Mlynski (CD Project Poland) confirmed that that game will be released in Poland probably before vacation.
March 20th, 2002
Georg Klotzberg and Manfred Albrecht (JoWooD) confirmed that JoWooD will publish the english version of KotR.
March 20th, 2002
Nikolay Baryshnikov (1C) wrote that '18 Wheels of Steel' developed by ValuSoft is not their game.
March 17th, 2002
For some time now a strange things was happened. It looks as if two independend version of game will be released. 'King of the Road' or other name by JoWooD in Europe and '18 Wheels of Steel' by ValuSoft in US.
March 17th, 2002
Nikolay Baryshnikov (1C) wrote: We have signed another distribution deal for King of the Road. JoWooD will release the game in all European countries.
March 16th, 2002
Aslani sended me an email from 1C. Marketing Manager wrote: King of the Road will be released this Spring. King of the Road 2 will appear in 2003. (?)
March 15th, 2002
Cory Johnson (ValuSoft) wrote: I believe there is some confusion regarding our upcoming titles, and I apologize for that. We currently have a new trucking game in development but, 'Hard Truck 18 Wheels of Steel' is entirely new. ValuSoft has not licensed 'King of the Road'.
March 14th, 2002
This site exists one year !!! Thanks to all of us. In particular: Daniel, ASCARON Team, Zachariah, Bandit Gurfus, Grizzly, SandHawk and all of other.
February 26th, 2002
Thanks to Zachariah for his news. He's written to me that ValuSoft established name of game. It will be called '18 Wheels of Steel'.
February 23rd, 2002
A piece of information from ValuSoft. The sequel is currently in production and no release date has been set.
February 20th, 2002
Bandit has written in TruckPol Forum that the rights to the game Hard Truck and all upcoming projects like KotR have been purchased by ValuSoft. More in TruckPol Forum. Thanks to Bandit.
February 15th, 2002
Ascaron has overcome their problem with insolvency. More at Ascaron Home.
February 2nd, 2002
The counter has reached 30,000. Thanks to each of you for visiting my site.
January 27th, 2002
Most the screen shots have been replaced.
January 12th, 2002
Trucksims.com is negotiating with 1C to be their distributers of the English version of KotR
January 10th, 2002
The english version of King of the Road is ready for release and Softlab is just waiting for final decision of their publisher. More news in TruckPol Forum. Thanks to Johan for news. Good work!
January 9th, 2002
The year 2002 isn't good for the game truckers. ASCARON have announced that they don't publish of english version of KotR. It's now back in Softlab's sole discretion. I wrote e-mail to Softlab and 1C but I haven't received any information. Thanks to Christian Franke, Ingo Mohr (Ascaron) for co-operation between us and german version of game. Good luck!. You can also find some info about it in TruckSims website.
January 4th, 2002
Bad news written by Sandhawk in FORUM. ASCARON is no longer in charge of the international version of King Of The Road. More in FORUM