Author Topic:  MCG Link Collection (March 2017)  (Read 82 times)

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Offline RizZen

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The best retro rts mech game ever made.
How to "install & play" MCG on windows 10 video from YouTube:
https://youtu.be/trQCt198pvs


Game Original ISO Download:

1. http://www.thegameengine.org/mechcommander-gold/mechcommander-gold-freeware-download/
2. http://www.old-games.com/download/6413/mechcommander-gold
3. http://gamestand.net/Downloads/details/id=8.html
4. http://www.monkeygames.uz/game/mech-commander-iso -> ISO & 1.8patch divided from German fanpage
In order to proper run game it is recommended not to use a cracked version of exe file. So to run MCG downloading the original ISO is the first step. After downloading just mount that ISO file in a virtual drive or burn ISO on a disk if you like. Important to know is that these days you only need it to start and run the game, NOT TO INSTALL IT


MCG Original Game Folder modified for in-game high resolutions:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/mechcommander-gold-hi-res/downloads/mcx-original
After successfully burning the original ISO or mounting it in a virtual drive you should download this *.rar file which you can open with any *.zip opener like winzip or winrar. In it you find a fully installed vanilla version of the original game including
- high resolution patch
- patch 1.8
- editor extender patch (not important unless you can only use it while having it manually installed on your computer which is nearly impossible with newer systems, therefore a virtual machine emulating win98/winXP is needed).
After downloading and unzipping it put game folder in ur personal game directory and start game using its exe files while original ISO is mounted or disk is used to start cause exe files need disk to start game.



Exodus & Turncoat user campaigns built on high res original:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/mechcommander-gold-hi-res/downloads/mcg-exodus-and-turncoat
It's same like original high res game folder above. The difference is that the original and expansion campaigns are overridden by user made campaigns showing a complete different storyline. After downloading and unzipping just use the exe files in this game folder to start game.


X-Ray & DSC Raid user campaigns built on high res original:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/mechcommander-gold-hi-res/downloads/mcg-x-ray-and-dsc-raid
It's same like original high res game folder above. The difference is that the original and expansion campaigns are overridden by user made campaigns showing a complete different storyline. After downloading and unzipping just use the exe files in this game folder to start game.


Xenocide & Bengal user campaigns built on high res original:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/mechcommander-gold-hi-res/downloads/mcg-xenocide-and-bengal-lancers
It's same like original high res game folder above. The difference is that the original and expansion campaigns are overridden by user made campaigns showing a complete different storyline. After downloading and unzipping just use the exe files in this game folder to start game.


Notice: You can have all versions similar in different game directories, like example:
C:\Urgamefolder\MCG Original\
C:\Urgamefolder\MCG Exodus\
C:\Urgamefolder\MCG X-Ray\
C:\Urgamefolder\MCG Xenocide\
Now just enter the folder of campaign u wanna play and start it's game.exe files to play them.


Extracted (compressed) game files:
http://www.thegameengine.org/mechcommander-gold/mechcommander-gold-extracted-source/
Is a download containing the files from game's *.fst files in original root folder. It contains all files from
Mission.fst
Terrain.fst
for example.
In addition it includes the extraction tools by cmunsta.



http://www.thegameengine.org/mechcommander-gold/mechcommander-gold-open-pak-files/
One of cmunstas tools to extract pak files.


Github also contains many files for MCG:
https://github.com/oseparovic/MCGExtracted/tree/master/extraction_tools
Separated download including cmunstas extraction tools.


A fansite containing patches like 1.8 (like noticed above not needed with the game folders above cause these versions all have v1.8 already installed:
http://www.pryderockindustries.com/dl_retail.php
The most interesting thing to download here is an update for the original game editor (editor2.exe) to find as downloadable .zip file. Only interesting when u got the editor manually installed on your system like mentioned above.
http://www.sarna.net/files/programs/games/mechcommander/patches/
Another fansite / sarna net offering updates * see above MCG Original contains v1,8, no need to install.
If you install the patches like map packs do it on a copy of original folder if you want to have the functionality of its campaigns untouched.



A German fan site:
http://www.kerlin.de/artikel.php?id=789
Includes another original ISO download and site contains some other files like patches.


A British fan site (containing link to ISO download from gamestand):
http://www.mechcommander.co.uk/
(Look download section on site or above the ISO links I gave)


Discussion forum of uk MCG multi-player community:
http://forums.mechcommander.co.uk/index/


Living mech commander community primary working on mech commander unofficial part 3, omnimech, visit for more information:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=210.0
They have also valuable information about modding mech commander gold and collecting download links of all playable and available campaigns ever made. +++
MCG Tools:
http://omnitech.hard-light.net/release/MCG_Tools.zip


Mission extender informations (it's included in the original game folder to download above and some other sites in download sections u find above):
http://web.archive.org/web/20080725003213/http://www.colossus.demon.co.uk/mechcommander/extender.htm
Extender download:
http://www.thegameengine.org/mechcommander-gold/mechcommander-gold-mission-editor-extender/
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24 Mar 17

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Offline SeanLang

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