MechWarrior 2 Add-Ons and Patches
This page lists out all available add-ons and patches for MechWarrior 2. Check out the FAQ for related information. The second portion of this page lists the patches, if any. As usual, please inform me if there are any problems with this page. Lastly, as with some other pages that I have, I disclaim from all content herein.
Watch out, MecHeads! This is the second and probably last add-on for MechWarrior 2, and it was officially released on September 25. Please note that this CD-ROM game does not need the MechWarrior 2 CD-ROM to install and play (unlike Ghost Bear's Legacy). Activision also provides a FAQ list which answers common questions and problems. Will Day has also compiled an unofficial FAQ.
One new feature in Mercenaries is MercNet, which seems to be a better network software package included with this game. The animation sequences are more awesome than the previous titles, and it only gets better. There are more textures and more exciting sound effects. Mercenaries is definately more complex in game setup as well.
There have been people asking me for cheat codes already, and here they are. The patch to fix many bugs has been released, so look over here. Those looking for ways to create missions can find what they need in the CD-ROM's \TOOLS subdirectory. I have seen at least one third-party mission on the Internet already.
Article: 51804 of rec.games.mecha From: "J. J. Franzen"
NetMech: Eight Player Pack
Indeed, the download is a choice between a single 11MB file, or 8-part 1.4MB files, which can be stored easily on diskettes. The installation procedure requires about 40MB of disk space, and after that, NetMech requires about 30MB of disk space. If I am not wrong, NetMech does not support TCP/IP, but IPX instead. Modem head-to-head play is possible.
It is imperative that you also download the installation notes, filename INSTALL.TXT, because it can save you alot of download and installation anxieties.
Reports show that NetMech for DOS is a higher quality product compared to NetMech for Windows 95, which I personally agree. It is well built and full of features. If you run Windows 95 and want to play with others who have NetMech for DOS, you are advised to download NetMech for DOS and use DOS.
Go to this page for screenshots.
MechWarrior 2 for PowerPC
Article: 48562 of rec.games.mecha From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Marshall1) Newsgroups: rec.games.mecha Subject: Re: What ever happened to the PowerPC version of MWII? Date: 20 Jun 1996 05:20:24 -0400 Well, those of your waiting for PowerPC Mechwarrior are gonna be happy, cause its looking great! In fact, frame rate on a 6100/66 is higher than that on a P75. I'm not gonna say anything about release dates, cause I'm not sure what's official right now, but I'd warm up your joysticks... pronto. John Keating MWII DOS team
From: email@example.com (ACTSEARCH) Date: Wed Oct 04 09:38:32 SST 1995 The revised MechWarrior2 demo has been released. You should be able to download the file from the following FTP sight: ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/sl/slally/MW2DEMO2.EXE
Download mw2demo2.exe (5,050,960 bytes)
Please read the demo notes before downloading or playing.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (ACTSEARCH) Date: 20 Sep 1995 22:41:46 -0400 ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/sl/slally/mw2giddi.exe Should fix joystick drift and hang-up due to joystick problems on the Net/Mech demo.
From: email@example.com (ACTSEARCH) Date: Thu Nov 23 01:03:31 SST 1995 This is patch v1.1 that addresses the right arm bug as well as expands on the capabilities of MechWarrior2. The text file accompanying the patch will explain all. Download from ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/sl/slally/MECH2V11.EXE.
Please read some of the text I have stripped from the documentation in the patch which I find important before you download.
Suped-up Elemental for MW2
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