Thursday, April 10, 2008
Freeware Version of MechCommander 2
Mech Commander 2 is one of the greatest Battletech Games ever made. Battletech was never meant to be a first person shooter. It was meant to be a strategy game. Mech Commander 2 captured the flavor of the original battletech game in a way that has yet to be matched.
Microsoft released the source code for the game more than a year ago, and Wolfman-X has created a freeware version of the game, MC2X, that can be downloaded here...
Unfortunately the Driftwood campaign he designed and bundled into it is HARD. If you are an MC2 veteran than by all means, grab it, but if you are an MC2 noob you might want to hop onto Ebay and get the original game first. There's also a stand alone campaign available on Wolfman's site by StarFox called Rebirth of the White Company. I haven't looked into it, but it looks like a much better starting campaign for noobs than Driftwood.
MC2X Does not support one of MC2's most outstanding features: multi-player. While this sucks, what sucks even more is that MC2 multi-player is pretty much dead anyway.
Like all my favorite games, MC2 and wolfmans MC2X both have mission editors.