Windows - 1999
Description of MechWarrior 3 Windows
Here is the video game “MechWarrior 3”! Released in 1999 on Windows, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's an action and simulation game, set in a battlemech, sci-fi / futuristic, licensed title, vehicular combat simulator and war themes.
MechWarrior 3 has an addon available: MechWarrior 3: Pirate's Moon, don't miss it!
Comments and reviews
GuyFawkes 2019-05-09 0 point
I didn't realize this until now but the archive of the site with the 1.2 maps for Gold doesn't have them in that particular revision of the page, seams they removed it later. Go to revision Dec 18, 2007 to find it.
GuyFawkes 2019-05-09 1 point
I figured out what the Radeon patch is. Here's a video of an ATI card without the patch for those who are curious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEdPhetwLEc
Unfortunately nobody seams to remember who created it. I also found out that EOP's full name was Eater of Pies and his res fix was once called Mech3Loader.
GuyFawkes 2019-05-08 1 point
I did a analysis of the no-cd here with HxD and it appears to incorporate EOP res fix. I'm curious where the Radeon fix comes from. Anyways I've found an official Map Pack (or so it claims, not sure if it was really endorsed or not so more analysis may be needed) here: https://www.gamefront.com/games/mechwarrior-3/file/mechwarrior-3-official-map-pack
The problem is it does a checksum on the exe file to determine the version of the game you have installed (requires 1.2) and it doesn't like the no-cd exe.
Also, doing some digging, I found that 1.2 added 2 new maps to the game but the devs forgot about them in Gold/deluxe version (whatever the version that included Pirate's Moon with the base game was called). An unofficial patch to add the missing maps is available here: https://web.archive.org/web/20090214023739/rhttp://www.mechwarrior3.org/wordpress/?page_id=35
Not really needed for these rips sure, but someone might be grateful to find it.
Night Thastus 2019-03-09 1 point
I have a guide on how to run Mechwarrior 3 and Mechwarrior 3: Pirate's Moon on modern PC's that you can find here:
I've gotten both running excellently on modern Win10 machines. If you need any help, there's contact info in the guide. As well, you can help contribute to the project by making pull requests or issues to improve the guide.
Confused 2019-02-03 -12 points
What is the difference between the RIP and ISO and how do I install these games on Windows 10?
StoneWall 2019-01-28 1 point
We have a Discord Community of old fans of MechWarrior 3 here:
Apollo 2019-01-17 1 point
Only getting 64kbs download is there a mirror for this title anywhere? Not going to spend two or more hours for a 500mB file...
yuo263 2018-10-26 -1 point
one of the best games ever. i remember playing this with microsoft sidewidewinder joystick with force feedback... WICKED !!!!...
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmitt 2018-10-01 -1 point
One of the greatness games in the history of mankind. The all time most requested game of all time on gog.com and probably on other game download sites. For a very good reason.
nick 2018-08-01 2 points
Hi, I tried to put the patch in but it says insert cd, i put the patch installer into the c folder, that did not change the response.
The no cd patch just wont start, i moved it to the c folder and same thing.
MrJingles 2018-06-25 -1 point
MW3 and XP are in my opinion the last best Mech titles that ever were and ever will be. Everything after it has been a drop dead replacement, at this point your cloning zombies its dead leave it buried and move on.
SinfuLsoulzzZ 2018-05-11 1 point
I download the 119mb file and nothing happens, doesn't go to my C drive, no compressed file to extract what gives? I was able to download the 119mb version of MechCommander with no issue, however music and video files are missing, is the 500mb more complete?
i miss the nostalgic days of MW3 and pirates moon add on
Feckingwrecked 2018-05-08 1 point
is anyone else having trouble with the MFB's not repairing your mech? the game runs fine but for some reason it wont let me repair my mech, yet I can have them repair my allies mech...
Kairie 2018-04-19 0 point
Couldnt figure out the mw4:m download so here i am, grabbing this, and pirates moon for nostalgias sake.
Gjammer 2018-04-03 1 point
This site is great! This is the third game I've downloaded and successfully installed from here on my Windows 7 PC. I'm running it in XP compatibility mode. I remember the fuss people made about Mechwarrior games when they first came out. I didn't try them out back then but now I'm making up for lost time.
sajad.sn 2018-01-09 -1 point
every time that i ran this game,thought my pc is fucked!
OMG! it was a video game!!!!! :O
CsabaZz 2017-12-03 -1 point
Anyone who has problem with the mission 2, I just installed this app and locked the FPS to 30 and I just successfully completed it without any issue:
???? 2017-09-24 -2 points
So you unzipped the folder and then do what now? I need instructions windows 10.
Strider 2017-08-09 1 point
I have no idea how to even begin to make this work. I unzipped it. Now what? Running Windows 7.
StoneWall 2017-07-17 0 point
Here's how you fix bouncing MFBs, graphic glitches, jump jet bugs, etc.
TLDR: cap your frames to 30, don't use a No CD patch, don't use compat mode
RAHANZIE 2017-05-30 0 point
WINDOWS XP GLITCHES CAN EASILY BE FIXED BY RUNNING GAME EXECUTABLE IN WINDOWS 95 COMPATIBILITY MODE.
enferno 2017-05-25 1 point
Ill try to install the radeon patch later. but I don't have time for that right now cuz im using some old amd radeon gpu
enferno 2017-05-25 0 point
I have a problem. I installed it on my win xp pc cuz it probably had some compatibility issues on my w10 pc and the game ran smoothly but in the campaign the enemy mech was walking underground, shooting me , the apcs were bouncing around like stupid. and the screen kept flickering white approx. every 15 sec even outside missions. instant action worked well but still kept flickering. the tutorial I tried once but I couldn't quit the mission in the end for some reason , I haven't tried to run the tutorial again but I don't need training cuz im used to MW games. also I have the patch installed but the fix I couldn't install cuz some error always kept popping up. I used the ISO installation
MechWarrior 2016-12-28 4 points
For those of you missing MSVCP50.dll, you can find a clean copy of it (I just ripped it, myself, from an XP installer disc) here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ioszyzd87dgxz1a/AAB8UjPZyPAzg-SQiEMR5L6Fa?dl=1
Copy that to your installation folder. If you play more games from the 90s that use that dll, you can place it in \Windows\system32.
If Op 1 M2's turret isn't spawning, force enable v-sync and make sure you have your frame rate limited to 30 FPS (with RivaTuner or EVGA PrecisionX or... whatever your preference is).
Cascarus 2016-10-09 -2 points
I have a problem, when i was playing the op2, mission 1 the game stop working i always pass in the same part, other thing is that some enemies start to jump and disappear of the game, some one can help me with these problems??
tmoonswarrior 2016-08-25 0 point
MSVCP50.dll is missing??
plis fix this
E:\mechwarrior-3_windows_0cff.zip: Checksum error in E:\Mechwarrior 3.iso. The file is corrupt
E:\mechwarrior-3_windows_0cff.zip: The archive is corrupt
help 2016-07-21 0 point
any one know how to get the cut scenes to work everything runs fine but the cut scenes are skipped.
Javelin 2016-07-09 1 point
the radeon fix doesn't work for windows 10 and my gcard is a AMD Radeon HD 8470
RedPhx 2016-05-28 2 points
Haven't played this one in a long time. Mechwarrior (1) I just got and would need to learn the controls before saying what I think. Number 2 and 4 I haven't played yet. As for MWO as long as you don't mind having horrible teams for about 90% of the pug games its a good game but its frustrating to try and buy a new mech or improve the skill on the ones you have if after you get a good score your team loses cutting your gain in half.
Zero Senki 2016-05-25 1 point
I love Mechwarrior 2 a lot, but it seems I left myself out of a possible gem here. Mechwarrior 4 had some good gameplay in my opinion. Athough I respect the opinions of Surivirus, I liked Mechwarrior Online.
SuriViruS 2016-03-18 1 point
thnx for sharing. MWO is still pretty....half-baked. And don't mention MW4 - pah
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