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Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« on: 24 May 2011, 20:44:49 »
Anyone know how I can get these to run on my windows 7 64-bit? If possible I hope :(

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #1 on: 25 May 2011, 23:11:15 »
Check earlier posts...but it is
Possible with lots of tweeking if not sure just google for nechcommander
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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #2 on: 15 June 2011, 22:43:29 »
I have MC and it wont work on vista or 7.  I have it installed on a netbook that has xp.  Mechcommander 2 does work though.  I cant remember the reason Mechcommander wont work on vista or 7 but it was a good one. 

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #3 on: 16 June 2011, 12:22:47 »
I've been trying to get MechCommander to run in Virtual XP mode on 7... can't get that to work either.


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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #4 on: 16 June 2011, 12:28:45 »
I got it to work with only a couple small hiccups here and there- I'll see if I can find the instructions I saved when I get home later, but it was simple enough that even I could do it.
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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #5 on: 16 June 2011, 16:57:27 »
I got it to work with only a couple small hiccups here and there- I'll see if I can find the instructions I saved when I get home later, but it was simple enough that even I could do it.

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Certainly, a conspiracy to force pre-industrial economics onto a post-scarcity society could easily produce economic systems as screwed as FASA echognomics. However, I propose my counter-theory - that there are in the Inner Sphere 9 catgirls for every one human. This explains why planets can only maintain small military outputs - too much energy spent on taking care of the catgirls. They're never mentioned in canon because, at some level, everyone realises they're slightly ashamed of the whole thing.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #6 on: 16 June 2011, 20:33:45 »
I would be interested in such a thing

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #7 on: 19 June 2011, 05:52:24 »
Copy and paste the the contents of the disc onto a computer, don't worry about the installer, double click and you should be good to go.  Tried it last night on my Windows 7 64-bit and it worked just fine.
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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #8 on: 19 June 2011, 06:58:51 »
Copy and paste the the contents of the disc onto a computer, don't worry about the installer, double click and you should be good to go.  Tried it last night on my Windows 7 64-bit and it worked just fine.

Sweet.  I'll try that out later today


Certainly, a conspiracy to force pre-industrial economics onto a post-scarcity society could easily produce economic systems as screwed as FASA echognomics. However, I propose my counter-theory - that there are in the Inner Sphere 9 catgirls for every one human. This explains why planets can only maintain small military outputs - too much energy spent on taking care of the catgirls. They're never mentioned in canon because, at some level, everyone realises they're slightly ashamed of the whole thing.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #9 on: 19 June 2011, 09:39:02 »
Copy and paste the the contents of the disc onto a computer, don't worry about the installer, double click and you should be good to go.  Tried it last night on my Windows 7 64-bit and it worked just fine.

This worked perfectly! Thanks  [notworthy]


Certainly, a conspiracy to force pre-industrial economics onto a post-scarcity society could easily produce economic systems as screwed as FASA echognomics. However, I propose my counter-theory - that there are in the Inner Sphere 9 catgirls for every one human. This explains why planets can only maintain small military outputs - too much energy spent on taking care of the catgirls. They're never mentioned in canon because, at some level, everyone realises they're slightly ashamed of the whole thing.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #10 on: 19 June 2011, 09:54:57 »
I believe i tried that but it wouldnt load missions.  ill try again

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #11 on: 19 June 2011, 17:35:24 »
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This worked perfectly! Thanks  [notworthy]

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #12 on: 24 June 2011, 18:52:05 »
I got Mech Commander 2 to work on Win 7.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #13 on: 14 July 2011, 09:15:48 »
The copying of the game directory works for me, but keep in mind you likely won't be able to use the editor. Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be any other way around this. I've seen some other issues on Windows 7 as well:

  • I believe if you're installing on 32 bit you can successfully install the game from disc/iso (32bit seems to support MCG's 16 bit installer) but you'll have to set compatibility on the  _ISDL.exe, CPUID.exe and SETUP.exe files to Windows XP or earlier. The same applies for Windows Vista 32 bit.
  • You may have some strange colour display issues (far fewer colours) when you start the game. It seems these either go away in a few seconds or you can minimize (alt+enter) and then maximize (alt+enter) and they'll reset themselves

There's more on this on: Game Engine - Mechcommander Gold

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #14 on: 13 September 2011, 14:14:30 »
silly thing i came accross in my back ups ...i came accross two files one for mech regular and the other for gold. the files let you play mad cat right from the start...any one intrested let me know and i will e mail them to you if you want them...
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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #15 on: 13 September 2011, 17:15:21 »
silly thing i came accross in my back ups ...i came accross two files one for mech regular and the other for gold. the files let you play mad cat right from the start...any one intrested let me know and i will e mail them to you if you want them...

Well THAT'S pretty handy to have around, I'd say. You won't have a pilot who can figure out which way is up enough to drive it well, but still- a Mad Cat driven by a sniveling idiot is still a sight better than a decently-run Firestarter any day!
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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #16 on: 14 September 2011, 03:39:56 »
Yep, the Save Game files were easy to transfer to MCG.  I had the good luck of saving the first mission right after the MadCat was patched in.  There are at least two missions where having two functional MadCats all you need. 

I got really good at salvaging the MadCat with Firestarters while fetching the Raven home.  So, I can't really imagine what it's like any more to play through without those big mechs.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #17 on: 14 September 2011, 11:21:52 »
I got really good at salvaging the MadCat with Firestarters while fetching the Raven home.  So, I can't really imagine what it's like any more to play through without those big mechs.

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #18 on: 11 April 2012, 09:58:36 »
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Windows 7 fix and all the downloads u need to play online ;)

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Re: Mechcommander Gold on win 7
« Reply #19 on: 21 April 2012, 12:21:52 »
I've never had a problem installing or running MechCommander Gold. Running on vista: Simply go to the cd in Windows Explorer, and locate every EXE file on the cd, and set them to Win 95 compatability mode.
Install the game.
Go to the game's installation directory, find every EXE file, and set them to Win 95 compatability mode.
The game will now run.