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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    dresden
    July 7, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    link 2 for MechCommander 2 (Microsoft released source code) does not work any longer. It shows a page no longer displayed. Please cross it off.

      Updated it on the freeware post. Thanks for the heads up. You can use the ModDB download link instead

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