Anyone get the old games to work well?

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Prince posted this 25 March 2019

I've had an odd itch to play old Mechcommander for the longest time, but I found out last year that newer machines can't run mechcommander 2 at all, despite compatibility modes, windowed mode, and deleting the auto-video card detector. Has anyone gotten them to work on Windows 10?

 

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icehellion posted this 25 March 2019

https://www.reddit.com/r/mechwarrior/comments/5cfad2/how_to_play_mechcommander_1_2_on_windows_10/

 

Warhawk posted this 26 March 2019

With Win 7, you could download XP mode (basically running a Virtual Machine on your PC) that let you play older games.  I did the same with Civ 2 Gold.

Captain posted this 29 March 2019

My CD game PC is a Windows 7 system, so I don't know how much of this can help, but my copy of MC2 tends to have two functionalities: 1) Monochrome or 2) Extreme lag; it is rare for it to work right for me.

As for Mechwarrior 3, that one works (I think; been months since I last tried it.).

Prince posted this 30 March 2019

With Win 7, you could download XP mode (basically running a Virtual Machine on your PC) that let you play older games.  I did the same with Civ 2 Gold.

Doesn't work. As Captian mentioned, my game was single-digit frames despite what mode I ran it in.

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