MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries
DOS - 1996
Also available on: Windows
Description of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries
If you haven't play MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries already, go ahead and download it now! Published in 1996 by Activision, Inc., MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries features action, simulation in a battlemech, sci-fi / futuristic, licensed title genre.
How to play MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries
Thanks to Damon, you can now download a full ISO preinstalled. Warning, performances can be really bad in DOSBox.
This download of Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries is a pre-installed package for MS-DOS, fully patched to v1.06. Use MERCS.EXE to launch the title, and mount MERCENARIES_DOSWIN.CUE as an ISO using DOSBox’s IMGMOUNT command.
IMGMOUNT D [Path to MERCENARIES_DOSWIN.CUE] -t iso
Do NOT burn the CUE file to a physical disc and run from your CD-ROM drive; there is a bug present only when running in DOSBox that prevents the game executables from detecting the disc, even after successfully using it to install.
You can find more information on these amazing games at the Mechwarrior 2 community forums at http://www.mech2.org/. Just know that they will NOT provide technical support for anything other than legally obtained, official copies, but feel free to search existing threads to find answers to the more common questions, including advance controller mapping, and how to play online.
Thanks for downloading, and enjoy Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries!
Comments and reviews
Vitoria90 2016-03-02 2 points
Use MechVM to run this game's Windows version. Install the Titanium version from the CD using it and just play. It's safe and works like a charm (visual glitches might happen on Win7 because of Explorer.exe. To mitigate that, open the Task Manager with Ctrl+Shift+Esc and terminate explorer.exe after opening MechVM, play, and when you're done, go to the Task Manager, click on File, New Task (Run...) and type in explorer.exe and press the OK button. This also works, from my experience, with StarCraft 1 and Warcraft 2, if you have similar graphics issues with that).
sndwv 2016-03-01 0 point
The audio tracks in the .cue sheet are off by 2 seconds (for the DOS/WIN version at least). Subtract 2s from each track from TRACK 03 onwards to fix, so INDEX 01 27:33:70 becomes INDEX 01 27:31:70 etc.
Splyn 2016-01-10 1 point DOS version
DOSBOX fails to mount the .cue file. Looks like the .cue file is corrupt.
roman117 2015-03-17 2 points Windows version
Can't even install it - after I mount it and choose the install directory, I get the message 'Installshield Engine has stopped working' followed by a black screen with the game's music playing forever until I close it.
Tyler 2015-01-07 2 points DOS version
I'm trying to install this game but having trouble. Not that familar with dosbox. I'm using D-Fend Reloaded which has dosbox in it. Which commands do I need to type and in which order to make the game run. I've downloaded this 657 MB zip file and unzipped it to its' own folder on my desktop.
manicbassman 2014-12-21 1 point DOS version
I have both the original quick reference card and the Tri-M Mercenary Academy Book
mechtester 2014-12-07 1 point DOS version
My environment is Linux + DOSBOX. I noticed the image mounting command wasn't working for the cue file. I edited the cue file to read:
FILE "MERCENARIES_DOSWIN.bin" BINARY.
I just changed the case of the extension. I suppose you could also just change the bin file's extension case too.
After that the game loaded fine and I got to play, however after some missions the game would just crash. I was pretty happy about the performance on my laptop though!
smite2001 2014-11-23 0 point Windows version
i was just stupid... it is the windows version, i failed to recognise the image file in the second dir
smite2001 2014-11-23 0 point Windows version
looks like this is the MAC version of the game (i get 2 folders after unzipping, one is called "_MACOSX"... no exe)
Jacked 2014-09-26 1 point Windows version
This is the Windows version not the DOS version. dang it.
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Windows disk image version, contains optional patches in mw2mercs-patch folder. Mount on Windows using MagicDisc or another disk mount software.