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Mech Warrior 2: Mercenaries - Activision (1996)
Tested By: me262

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
85% (supported)
  DOSBox version: 0.74 (supported)

runnable  -  playable  -  supported
10% (runnable)
  DOSBox version: 0.63 (runnable)


WORKING (2012-02-08 05:48) fluxrez
okay, I got everything to work INCLUDING launching missions, but I had ALL the issues listed here. Use a BIN/CUE file. MOUNT the CUE file NOT the bin file. If you mount the BIN file the missions won't launch, but you can go through the menus. Make sure you install the game from the DOS folder of the cdrom. "imgmount d c:cdsmercs2.cue -t iso". YAY!
figured it out halfway (2011-10-14 17:25) k-man12
i got the game to run up to a certain point... when i hit launch mission tho the game stops and sends me back to the dos box command prompt. i installed the game by opening the contents of the cd from my d-drive and clicking on the setup button directly.. which allowed me to install from windows but not play(i have win7). i then moved the folder that was created labeled mercs3d from the program section of the c drive to its own little seperate folder i then mounted the c drive in dos box using that folder and raN The game using mw2 shell
its really frustrating not being able to launch any of the missions... please help!
Dos Box wont run this game in dos (2011-10-06 18:20) Burly Shirley
Im not sure what Im doing wrong here. I have followed the instructions of both the Dos Box Wiki tutorial and the fulkren method, and both times dos box tells me this program cannot be run in dos mode. did anyone else come across this problem? if so how did you fix this?
Running under DosBox 0.73 (2010-01-23 15:08) baboo85
I follow all instruction of fulkren, it install and try to run but it doesn't work.

I type "mercs", the game try to start:

"MechWarrior 2 : Mercenaries
Copyright (C) 1996, Activision Studios [bla bla bla]..."

and it return "C:MERCS>" and won't start. I don't know why... Can you help me?

I try MechWarrior 1 and it work, so there's no problem between dosbox 0.73 and Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit...
These settings worked for me (2008-10-11 05:39) fulkren
I've found that the following settings make Mercs function completely using DOSBox v0.72 (I'm using the original game, not the platinum edition). First, you need to make a bin+cue image of the mercs disk. Other disk formats may work as well, but I'm sure that bin+cue works. Next, run up DOSBox and mount your dosbox folder. Use the -freesize command give it around 200-400 MB of space(example: mount C C:OLDGAMES -freesize 300). Then mount the mercs cue using the imgmount command with the -t option (example: imgmount D c:mercenaries.cue -t iso). You should now be able to install mercs to the hard drive and run it with full CD audio. You'll need a fairly modern system to run Mercs at higher resolutions without stuttering. I can do high rez and high graphics on my C2D E6600 - ATI Raedon 1950xtx rig, but an older P4 2.54ghz could only run it at 320x240 without stuttering.
Help For Kchaosfive (2008-08-10 17:23) Jeffyboy
The game works 100% The problem is with the CD and DosBox....

I used Alcohol 120# to make an image and loaded it and it worked 100% You cannot use the original CD in DosBox... it says no CD detected. For some reason an image works better. Use DEAMON tools.. There is probably some protection which DOsBox doesn't emulate, i used the same CD in my old PII 350Mhz and it worked fine back in 1998..

Hope that helps.. DOSBOX is the best out there, keep it that way...!!!!!!!!
Help!!! (2007-09-27 11:58) kchaosfive
I found my old mercenaries cd, and wanted to play it. So I installed in on my computer, and it wouldn't run. Then I found dosbox, and installed that, and I can't get the game to work, can someone help me figure out what I need to do. I don't really know that much about computers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
oh yeah,,, (2007-02-11 07:39) gwledig
you need to rename the file mech2.exe to mercs.exe (these two files seem designed for mech2 but work with mech warrior 2 anyway)
Found a fix for the CD not being detected (2007-02-11 07:19) gwledig
Found a fix for the CD not being detected
...to remove the non-CD detection, just use the 2 files at:
http://www.jaylittle.com/jaylittle/downloads/mech2_1.1_crack.zip
NB this was done for Mechwarrior 2, but works for Mechwarrior 2 mercenaries also
half-working (2006-07-13 06:07) hydra
mount as C one of your local drives, mount as D image of mercs cd. Run d:\dos\install, install the game on C. After installation run game from c:\MERCS\mercs.exe.
Works for me but without sound :|
This game will run without a crack (2006-04-19 09:54) MassOCH
I have only tested with DB 0.65, but you can run this game without a crack.

Simply make a CD image of your original game CD, and then mount with:

imgmount d "mw2mercs.cue" -t iso

Then, on the CD (at least on my original game CD), I change to D:\DOS, run the installer to C:\MERCS, and I can run MERCS without CD protection issues.
Hrm (2005-01-02 20:27) Niarbeht
Try getting a crack for the game, that MIGHT clear up your problems with the CD check, I don't know.
- (2004-12-26 13:46) Starc
had a similar problem with a different game; did you mount the cd-rom with the parameter -t cdrom? e.g. mount d d:\ -t cdrom
Note: (2004-11-21 19:53) me262
Game installs via DOS mode, but reports "Error: MechWarrior2: Mercenaries CD-Rom not found." (IMAGE mode) (I believe that it may check an attribute on a file called "OLD_MERC.DRV".)
Running mercnet works until a game is hosted, giving a similar error. There are also palette errors when running it.


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Game: Year:   Version:   Status: runnable - playable - supported
M.A.X. 1996   0.72   playable 60% (playable)
M.U.D.S. 1990   0.60   supported 80% (supported)
M1 Tank Platoon 1990   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Macadam Bumper 1987   0.61   playable 55% (playable)
Mach 3 1987   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Machiavelli The Prince 1993   0.63   supported 75% (supported)
Mad Dog II 1994   0.61   supported 95% (supported)
Mad Dog McCree 1993   0.74   runnable 28% (runnable)
Mad News 1994   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Mad TV 1 1991   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mad TV2 1996   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
MAG! 1996   0.65   playable 63% (playable)
Magic 1994   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Magic Boy 1994   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Magic Carpet 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Magic Carpet 2 1995   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Magic Johnson Basketball 1989   0.74   supported 74% (supported)
Magic Maze 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Magic of Endoria 1995   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Magic Pockets 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Magicland Dizzy 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Magnetic Scrolls Collection Vol.1 1991   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Magnetik Tank 1987   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mah Jongg 1984   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Mah Jongg -8514- 1991   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Mahjong Fantasia 2 (Trad. Chinese) 1993   0.63   playable 63% (playable)
Mahjong Fantasia 3 (Trad. Chinese) 1996   0.63   supported 98% (supported)
Mahjong Hote Raoyui 1995   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Major Stryker 1993   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Malice for Quake 1997   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Manchester United - The Double 1995   0.60   supported 100% (supported)
Manhattan Dealers 1988   0.65   broken  
Manhunter 1 - New York 1988   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Manhunter 2 - San Francisco 1989   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Maniac Mansion 1987   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
manic miner dos remake 1997   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Manic Miner PC v.1.00 1997   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Mantis XF5700 Experimental Fighter 1994   0.61   supported 90% (supported)
Marble Cooking 1996   0.70   supported 90% (supported)
Marble Madness 1986   0.61   supported 85% (supported)
Marble Madness 1986   0.61   supported 85% (supported)
Marco Polo 1995   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Mario 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mario is Missing 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mario teaches typing 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mario's Game Gallery 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Marshmallow duel 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Martian Dreams 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Martian Dreams /Ultima World of Ad2 1991   0.60   supported 99% (supported)
Martian Memorandum 1991   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Martini Racing 1996   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Mass Destruction 1997   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Master Levels for Doom II 1995   0.74   supported 95% (supported)
Master Ninja 1986   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Master of Magic 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Master of Orion 1993   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Master of Orion 2 1996   0.74   supported 98% (supported)
Masterblazer 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
MasterMind 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Masturb Joe in Alpha Zone 1999   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Math Rescue Plus! 1992   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Math Rescue! 1992   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Matterhorn Screamer 1988   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Maupiti Island 1990   0.61   supported 90% (supported)
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
MAX 1996   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Mayday Squad 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Maze Runner 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
McDonald Land 1992   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
mcdonaldland 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
MDK 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mean Mini Golf 1992   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Mean Streets 1989   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mech Brigade 1989   0.61   broken  
Mech Warrior 1989   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mech Warrior 2 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mech Warrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mech Warrior 2: Mercenaries 1996   0.74   supported 85% (supported)
MechWarrior 2 31st combat century 1995   0.74   broken  
Medieval Lords 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Mega lo Mania 1991   0.74   playable 63% (playable)
Mega Man 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mega Man 3 1992   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Megablast 1995   0.74   playable 51% (playable)
Megafortress 1991   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Megalomania 1991   0.65   supported 70% (supported)
Megaman X 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Megarace 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Megarace 1994   0.63   supported 98% (supported)
Megarace 2 1996   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
MegaTraveller - The Zhodani Consp. 1990   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Megatraveller 2: Quest of the Ancie 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
MegaZeux 1990   0.74   supported 92% (supported)
Meka 2007   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Menace 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Mental Blocks 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Menzoberranzan 1994   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Mephisto Genius 2.0 1993   0.60   broken  
Merchant Colony 1991   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Merchant Prince 1993   0.74   playable 30% (playable)
Merlin 193   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Metal and Lace 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Metal Gear 1987   0.72   supported 90% (supported)
Metal Mutant 1990   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Metaltech: Battledrome 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Meteors 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Metropolis 1987   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Miami Vice 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Michael Jordan in Flight 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Mickey's Space Adventure 1986   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Micro Machines 1993   0.72   supported 95% (supported)
Micro Machines 2 (CD Version) 1995   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Micro! Deluxe 1995   0.61   supported 99% (supported)
Microcosm 1994   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microleague Baseball 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Microleague Baseball 2 1989   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Microleague Baseball 4 1992   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
MicroLeague Footbal 4.0 1997   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microleague Football 2 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
MicroLeague Football 97 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microleague Wrestling 2 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
MicroMachines 1994   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
MicroMachines 2 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Microprose Pro Soccer 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Microsoft Adventure 1981   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Decathlon 1982   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 95 1995   0.72   supported 80% (supported)
Microsoft Golf 2.0 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Space Simulator 1994   0.63   supported 82% (supported)
Microsoft Windows 2.0 1987   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Windows 3.0a 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Windows 3.1 1992   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Microsoft Windows 98 SE Setup 1998   0.73   playable 50% (playable)
Midnight Rescue 1993   0.60   supported 100% (supported)
Midway - The Battle that Doomed Jap 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Midwinter 1990   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Midwinter 2: Flames of Freedom 1992   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
MiG-29: Deadly Adversary of Falcon 1993   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Might and Magic 2 1989   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Might And Magic 3 1991   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Might and Magic 4,5: World of Xeen 1993   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Might and Magic : SOIS 1987   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Might and Magic : Swords of Xeen 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Might and Magic I 1987   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mighty Bombjack 1990   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mike Ditka's Ultimate Football 1991   0.60   playable 63% (playable)
Mille Bournes 1989   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Millenia: Altered Destinies 1995   0.61   supported 100% (supported)
Millenium 2.2 1991   0.58   supported 98% (supported)
Millenium 2200 - Return to Earth 1991   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Mimi & The Mites 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mind Mirror 1985   0.65   supported 99% (supported)
Mindshadow 1985   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Mindwheel 1984   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Mine Shaft 1983   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Minebombers 1995   0.63   supported 99% (supported)
Miner VGA 1989   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Mines of Titan 1989   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
minesweeper 1992   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Mirage 2 (Trad. Chi) 1994   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Mission Critical 1995   0.74   supported 80% (supported)
Mission: Impossible 1990   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Mixed Up Fairy Tales 1991   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Mixed Up Mother Goose 1987   0.60   supported 85% (supported)
Mixed-up Mother Goose VGA 1992   0.65   supported 80% (supported)
mm 1987   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Modern Problems 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Moktar 1991   0.72   supported 98% (supported)
Molez 1997   0.70   supported 95% (supported)
Monkey Island 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Monkey Island (EGA) 1990   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge 1991   0.74   supported 94% (supported)
Monopoly 1985   0.73   supported 99% (supported)
Monopoly Deluxe 1.0 1992   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Monster Bash 1-3 1993   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Monster Math 1983   0.61   runnable 25% (runnable)
Montezuma's Return 1998   0.74   supported 75% (supported)
Montezuma's Revenge 1984   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Monty On The Run (PC Remake) 2001   0.60   supported 90% (supported)
Monty Python's Flying Circus 1990   0.73   supported 90% (supported)
Monuments of Mars 1-3 1991   0.62   supported 90% (supported)
Moon Blaster 1990   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Moon Bugs 1983   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Moon Patrol 1983   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Moonbase 1990   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Moonmist 1986   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Moonshine Racers 1990   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Moonstone 1992   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
Moonwalker 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Moraff's World 1991   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Morphello 1995   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Mortal Coil 1995   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Mortal Kombat 1993   0.74   supported 82% (supported)
Mortal Kombat 2 1995   0.74   supported 85% (supported)
Mortal Kombat 3 1995   0.74   supported 90% (supported)
Mortal Kombat Trilogy 1996   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
MOT 1989   0.73   supported 80% (supported)
Motocross 1989   0.72   playable 60% (playable)
Motor City: History Experience Part 1995   0.65   supported 99% (supported)
Mounments of Mars 1991   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Mozaik 1993   0.65   supported 80% (supported)
Mr. Ant 1992   0.63   supported 100% (supported)
Ms. Pac Pc 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Ms. Pac-Man 1983   0.72   supported 98% (supported)
Ms.Chomp 1992   0.63   playable 55% (playable)
MSKISS 2000   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Muck Men from Mars 1991   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
MUGEN 1999   0.70   supported 90% (supported)
Multiplex 2007   0.74   supported 95% (supported)
Muppet Adventure 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Murder in the Atlantic 1988   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Murder Makes Strange Deadfellows 1991   0.65   supported 90% (supported)
Murder on the Zinderneuf 1983   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Murder! 1990   0.72   supported 100% (supported)
Murders in Space 1990   0.62   supported 100% (supported)
Murders in Venice 1989   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Museum Madness 1993   0.74   supported 100% (supported)
Music Construction Set 1984   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
My Chess 1984   0.70   supported 80% (supported)
My Own Stories 1995   0.73   supported 100% (supported)
Mystery at the Museum 1993   0.58   supported 80% (supported)
Mystery Master 1983   0.61   supported 80% (supported)
Mystery of the Mummy 1989   0.72   supported 90% (supported)
Mystic Towers 1994   0.70   supported 100% (supported)
Myth 1989   0.65   supported 100% (supported)
MythMaster: A Vagabonds Adventure 1991   0.74   broken  

Compatibility statistics (3864 games in database)
Version: Games broken: Games runnable: Games playable: Games supported:
DOSBox 0.74 (927) 34 (3.67%) 20 (2.16%) 34 (3.67%) 839 (90.51%)
DOSBox 0.73 (618) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 13 (2.10%) 579 (93.69%)
DOSBox 0.72 (709) 40 (5.64%) 20 (2.82%) 28 (3.95%) 621 (87.59%)
DOSBox 0.71 (151) 28 (18.54%) 5 (3.31%) 7 (4.64%) 111 (73.51%)
DOSBox 0.70 (944) 21 (2.22%) 13 (1.38%) 30 (3.18%) 880 (93.22%)
DOSBox 0.65 (714) 35 (4.90%) 26 (3.64%) 39 (5.46%) 614 (85.99%)
DOSBox 0.63 (912) 75 (8.22%) 43 (4.71%) 45 (4.93%) 749 (82.13%)
DOSBox 0.62 (391) 54 (13.81%) 24 (6.14%) 27 (6.91%) 286 (73.15%)
DOSBox 0.61 (998) 87 (8.72%) 58 (5.81%) 68 (6.81%) 785 (78.66%)
DOSBox 0.60 (768) 109 (14.19%) 67 (8.72%) 72 (9.38%) 520 (67.71%)
DOSBox 0.58 (1141) 263 (23.05%) 14 (1.23%) 19 (1.67%) 845 (74.06%)






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