I've not visited these boards in a long time, so I doubt anyone remembers me lol.
I got the urge to fire up Hardware again this evening, though I've been pondering it for a few days now. I managed to get the game installed, sorta of, but it'd fail with a DX error. However, copying over one of my backed up UIM.06 Install Folders sees the game launching and running just fine.
There is one problem though, the game appears to be running at around 30fps. I recall this being a thing to help with network traffic back in the day, so it was aimed at the MP side of things. I've launched a single player game, but the FPS is still limited. There was a hack posted way back when to use a hex editor to change a couple of bytes in the .exe to allow 60fps gameplay. This never worked for me though. I'm wondering if there's any way to enable 60fps that currently works? Afraid I suffer from eye strain rapidly followed by headaches if I try to play at 30fps.
Anyway, hope everyone is well, such a shame HW2 was never a thing. Bloody loved this game back when it was launched and I've revisted it many times over the years. I still have the original boxed copy somewhere safe - aka buried in a cupboard somewhere lol.