Snap-on presents Gearhead Garage: The Virtual Mechanic
Windows - 2000
Description of Snap-on presents Gearhead Garage: The Virtual Mechanic
2000, the year Snap-on presents Gearhead Garage: The Virtual Mechanic was released on Windows. Made by Ratloop, Inc. and published by Activision Value Publishing, Inc., Mekada, this simulation game is available for free on this page.
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HearGead 2022-04-19 1 point
I've been searching for this game for YEARS! Glad to see I can finally play it again! W10 works like a charm, use PK's method if you're having crashing issues.
Mrs.Queen31 2021-06-09 2 points
I use to play this game as a young girl with my brother and sister on our dads computer.
io 2021-04-03 0 point
" Iskren Hadzhinedev sidemanc • 5 months ago
Follow these steps, I managed to install with those:
1. Run the setup (nothing happens)
2. Open Task Manager and go to the "details" tab
3. Right-click setup.exe
4. Select "Analyze wait chain"
You should receive a list of processes. For some reason the installer was waiting on "Viber" on my PC and I had to quit viber in order to get it running. Once I quit that the installer immediately popped up on screen. "
i found this information and it worked for me.
Credits to pkkilleru 2021-03-20 6 points
I have found a way to get Gearhead Garage to work on Windows 10:
1. Install normally from the ISO and apply all patches from gearheadgarage(com)
2. Get the portable version of Nelson Piquet's Grand Prix (game) from myabandonware(com)
3. Replace the file called d3d.vd from the Data folder of Gearhead Garage with the same file from Nelson Piquet's Grand Prix
4. Set compatibility mode for ghg.exe to Windows XP (SP2) and tick the box for "Run as administrator"
GHG should not crash anymore and you can enjoy it
Thomas 2020-08-15 3 points
Hey Mr. Meglo!
Will you share your secrets and tell us which file and where we can get it from? A lots of people waiting for those informations. Thanks buddy! Ouuu...by the way not working here...still nothing..
Meglo 2020-05-20 -6 points
Works fine in win 10 just had to replace 1 file to get it rocking. I still have all the car and decal mods that became available during the games hey day. Was nice to get it out and do a blast from the past
Imageracin 2020-02-15 1 point
Is there any way to make this for Google play or Apple store? Would be a great game in Apple or Android! I know they have mechanic simulator 19, and it's a great game for phone and computer, but would be nice to bring back a classic that pretty much started it all!
kown 2019-12-07 1 point
working on installing on windows 10 i installed windows 7 and windows xp files so fingers crossed
Rob 2019-07-07 0 point
New game coming out called 'Car Mechanic Simulator"..!! It's like a 2019 version of GHG!!
swedman 2019-05-04 -1 point
was wondering did anyone happen to figure out how to get this to run in windows 8.1 i got it to start up but just keeps crashing?
ERIK 2019-02-27 -2 points
WINDOWS-XP-MODE (Windows 7)
Virtual VM with compatible OS to run
blackris 2018-09-26 0 point
Noice, I remember playing this years ago! I have a laptop with 50megs shared video so its this instead of car simulator 2018!
MustDash 2018-03-05 -3 points
Several people have mentioned that they can't get it working on Windows 7+. You need to run a virtual desktop with Windows 98 to get it to work properly.
ZhiMan 2017-11-21 0 point
didnt work with Win10 :(
the game successfully installed but when opened, the screen turned into small screen and also the mouse cursor got error
BourbonBob 2017-07-14 1 point
Gearhead Garage is addicting. I love it!
Car Mechanic Simulator 2014 and 2015 look good, but require internet connection. I only play games that NEVER require access to the internet -- as I often play where there is no internet.
Reapercrew112 2017-05-01 0 point
Has anyone successfully downloaded this game on windows 8.1 I would love to know how to do this, it was one of my favorite games on Windows 7 but ive brought a new asus laptop and I have tried this download and the furthest I have got so far is opening the game and playing for about 2 mins and then the game closes itself any ideas?? Thanks guys
budama 2015-11-13 2 points
Now days we have Car Mechanic Simulator 2015 It has to be the one game that comes close to gearhead garage.
The-Dude 2015-04-30 3 points Windows version
I remember playing this game when I was younger. I still haven't found a good, new game that is like it. It plays great on Linux using Wine. The only thing that I found is needed is the updates, which I just checked are still available on there website (just search for Gearhead Garage to find it).
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