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Mechwarrior 2... In 3Dfx--Working In Windows 7 64-Bit


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#1 Mister Blastman

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:29 PM

You know you want to. You dream of it.

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You want to play it, yet you can't. Or, maybe you can--through Dosbox. Still, something is missing. Something isn't right. You know in that deep corner of your imagination that there was this "special" version of Mechwarrior 2. The 3dfx version. It had all the graphical goodies the DOS version doesn't. Yet--you either had it and lost the CD, don't and never had it, or have a vanilla Mechwarrior 2 Pentium Edition (or similar Win 95 version) and... fantasize about something you can never have.

Well, cry no more! Lament not! Take hold of your machinations and embrace cowardice no more! Say hello to how to play Mechwarrior 2 in 3dfx on Windows 7 64-bit... TODAY!

Yes. Rest not. Get to playing. A little bird on Youtube whispered in my ear after a month-long quest to accomplish the impossible. I lost my 3dfx version. I have a Windows Mech 2 CD. Yet, I never could get it to work. MechVM just wouldn't do it. DGVoodoo wouldn't work right. Nothing... nothing worked.

Until now!

BEHOLD! I present to you a SOLUTION! These are simple steps that work!


-How to convert Windows retail version to 3DFX and run on Windows 7 64bit:

1. Download nGlide and install it. http://bit.ly/ZmbtbR
2. Copy all the files from your Mech2 CD to a folder on your harddrive. Call it Mech2Setup.
3. Download http://toastytech.co...s/Is3Engine.zip and extract into Mech2Setup.
4. Set Windows 95 compatibility on setup32.exe, run it and install the game.
5. Copy dplay.dll from Mech2Setup/DirectX to the game installation folder.
6. Download the 3DFX conversion files (those on Vogons don't work for converting!) So please use these: http://www.mediafire...l6wp13inn80e3a8 .Extract the files into the game installation folder.
7. Set Windows 95 compatibility on mech2.exe
8. Run the game with mech2.exe and enjoy!
9. If you want the music to play, you need to have the disc in the tray.

IF you have the 3dfx version...


1. Download nGlide and install it. http://bit.ly/ZmbtbR
2. Install MechVM http://www.mechvm.org/
3. Set Windows 95 compatibility on mechvm.exe
4. Install Mechwarrior 2 through MechVM
5. Copy dplay.dll from your Mechwarrior 2 disc /directx folder to the Mech2 installation folder.
6. Set Windows 95 compatibility on mech2.exe
7. Run the game with mech2.exe and enjoy!

Not only can you get it to work but joysticks work too.

Thanks go out to RetroCompaqGuy. You rock!

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Edited by Mister Blastman, 15 November 2012 - 12:30 PM.


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

I shall be trying this later when gather the will to go root through boxes for my MW2 CDs. Hopefully this version will allow me to change the controles to something playable.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

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#4 Mister Blastman

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:22 AM

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#5 SneekiBreeki

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:48 AM

"Setup requires _SETUP.DLL and _ISRES.DLL located in _SETUP.LIB in order to operate properly. Please make sure that these files are located in setup.exe."

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Meh. :V

#6 Mister Blastman

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

Those files are all on my Mech 2 CD--except _ISRES.DLL. Are you sure you don't mean _ISUSER.DLL?

Anyways, follow the steps to a T and it WILL work. You're probably missing something, somewhere.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I'll be going and digging out my MW2 cd's later just for this :)

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:22 AM

Got the game running all right but cannot change the controls. Most of the keys, including wasd, are greyed out. More annoyingly cannot find away to invert the mouse control. Anyone had any success with these?

EDIT: Seems I spoke too soon. Just as unstable and unplayable as always on my system (Win7 64, i7), attempting to make changes to controls just leads to constant crashes or on rare occasion get as far as the cockpit the keyboard is not recognised. Just have to hope GOG.com turn their eye to it at some stage.

Edited by Fiachdubh, 02 December 2012 - 09:22 AM.


#9 Nightshade199

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:11 PM

So, I have no doubt this works on Windows 7, but do you know if there is a trick for getting this badboy to run on Windows 8? Why couldn't they just keep support for this kind of game?

#10 ConnorSinclair

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

I might be trying this later

#11 Rhenis

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 01:22 AM

Anyway around the CD-requirement? I don't exactly keep my MW2 disc handy anymore...

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

6. Download the 3DFX conversion files (those on Vogons don't work for converting!) So please use these: http://www.mediafire...l6wp13inn80e3a8 .Extract the files into the game installation folder.

anyone know where i can get this for Mech2 Mercs i want too get that working too :P

#13 Reverend Poison

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:58 PM

View Postjohnyboy420, on 22 February 2013 - 01:55 PM, said:


anyone know where i can get this for Mech2 Mercs i want too get that working too :P

maybe the NBT-HC site?

#14 Risko Vinsheen

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:50 PM

When attempting to do step: 4. Set Windows 95 compatibility on setup32.exe, run it and install the game.

Nothing comes up upon first attempt to open the executable, if I click it again it pops up saying:
The instruction at 0x76ee8dc9 referenced memory at 0x00000014. The memory could not be written. Click on OK to terminate the program.

What am I doing wrong? I set it to Windows 95 compatibility and followed all the steps prior. Nothing's happening.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

I have my original MW2 matrox mistique edition CD, i installed the game trough MechVM, it starts but i cannot play. So i have a question: which is the "mech2 installation folder" where i have to copy Play.dll in?

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

I got the game installed fine and everything appears to work until I try to drop into a mission, then the game crashes at the load screen.

Windows 8-64, running in win95 compatibility mode and with administrator privileges. Any suggestions?

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:20 AM

YES ! This is d e l i c i o u s !!!!

Thanks and have a blast !

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

I remember playing this game on my playstation as a kid :(

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 07:50 AM

http://www.old-pc-games.com/ << batteltech 1 and 2 are on the list as well as a few other related games, I have not downloaded any of them but fig a hardcore mech fan may be interested

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 05:19 PM

Is there a game installation folder or is the whole folder the installation folder?





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