Mechcommander 2 freeware download

Mechcommander 2 is the third Mechcommander game set in the Battletech universe. Mechcommander 2 has been released as freeware. You can download it from the following links:

+ Download link 1 <– Fileshack
Download link 2 <– Microsoft official source code you can download and compile.
+ Download link 3 <– MyAbandonWare

If you have issues with low framerate see the Mechcommander 2 low framerate post.

The single-player takes place on Carver V, a planet previously held by House Liao. At the beginning of the story, the Federated Commonwealth is breaking apart due to Archon Katrina Steiner’s controversial seizure of power. It had claimed a few territories in Carver V, killing Mandarin Cho, Liao ruler of the planet, in combat.

All the Houses on Carver V are avoiding any military action that could endanger the peace, so when a suspiciously well-equipped bandit force threatens Steiner territory, the House Steiner employs a mercenary team led by the player, who takes the role of their commander.

Mechcommander 2 also has a multiplayer mode where each player pits their customized lance of mechwarriors against the others.
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Mechcommander 2 windowed mode

To play Mechcommander 2 in windowed mode, once the game has loaded simply press:
alt+enter
To revert back to full screen press alt+enter again. This combination works for a wide variety of games especially those made by Microsoft.

Mechcommander 2 slow menu and low framerate

Mechcommander 2 has some framerate issues due to the game having hard-coded video card settings. This causes the game to run very poorly on some newer video cards. Symtoms include very slow and unresponsive main menu and  really low framerate in the game itself. To fix this framerate issue follow these steps:

  1. Open your Mechcommander 2 directory. This usually defaults to something like C:\Program Files\Mechcommander 2
  2. Delete the vidcard and badcard files. Find and move/delete the files out of your main Mechcommander 2 directory:
    vidcard.csv
    badcard.csv

    If you are missing one of these files that’s ok just make sure you’ve moved/deleted all the .csv files in the root directory of Mechcommander 2 and then start the game.

If you’re still having framerate issues see the following posts:

If you’ve followed the steps above and checked through the provided links and still haven’t found a solution to your framerate issues please post a comment below detailing your problem and your current operating system and video card. The more detail the better!

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