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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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18 Wheels Of Steel: Pedal to the Metal - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 18, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

ValuSoft has released a new patch for SCS Software's truck driving sim 18 Wheels of Steel: Pedal to the Metal. This update brings your retail game to v1.03 and addresses an issue with running the game on a hyper threaded pc that is running XPSP2, and a few other minor problems (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ..

Get the 18 Wheels Of Steel v1.03 Update Patch off WP (4mb)

Patch 1_03.exe resolves a couple of issues:

- Reduces keyboard and steering wheel sensitivity.
- Fixes error: "the operating system failed to provide the window to render the graphics in". This error occurs when running 18 WoS PttM on a hyper threaded pc that is running XPSP2.

To download and install the patch:
1. Click on the purple Download Patch button below or visit: http://www.valusoftsupport.com/ProductProfile.asp?pid=333
2. Save the patch to your desktop or other favorite place.
3. Double-click to install it.
4. Play 18 WoS PttM.

NOTE: If you installed the BETA patch 1_02.exe
1. You will need to uninstall and reinstall the game.
2. Apply the patch.


This is a list of what 1.02 BETA fixed:

- fixed game not even starting on computers with P4 & Hyperthreading enabled or dual CPU with WinXP SP2
- AI trafic - braking lights fixed
- steering sensitivity addressed: added a nonlinearity slider
- slight braking delay removed
- motor brake turned off automatically when you accelerate
- voiceover sounds fixed
- advanced horns position fixed
- empty/full texure fixed in several interiors

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