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MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (634.47 MB)
MD5: 8afc537e82c5d8cb084aad523b051e1c
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
mechwarrior2_31stcenturyc.sit (83.94 MB)
MD5: 2e92cfc332f1c575c98d629886d792d3
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MechWarrior2_v1.2_NetMech.sit (16.10 MB)
MD5: 87c4a3c181d54819873e6edaeb18d129
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MechWarrior2_Volume_Fix.sit (3.53 MB)
MD5: 1bbd05026cee88011f450a5dd0d367cc
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

RAVE 3D-accelerated version also available. contains the original CD data in cue/bin format, including music tracks. The best way to play MechWarrior 2 is to burn this to a CD-R.

mechwarrior2_31stcenturyc.sit contains only the data portion of the game CD in toast format. You can mount this image to play without a real CD, but you won't get any music.

MechWarrior2_v1.2_NetMech.sit contains the patch to v1.2 and the NetMech installer.

MechWarrior2_Volume_Fix.sit contains tweaked v1.2 binaries that do not adjust the system sound volume (normally MechWarrior 2 sets the volume to maximum). This is highly recommended for any Mac using built-in speakers, or external speakers lacking a volume knob, such as the Apple Pro Speakers.

Architecture: PPC

System 7.5.3 - Mac OS 9.2.2
Not compatible with OS X Classic Environment
256-color, 640x480 or 1024x768

Important Crash Fixes for G3/G4:


Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2020, April 16 - 6:46am

My guess is rather OS9 - Mechwarrior is a rather "picky" game regarding the hardware if I recall correctly. I'd try it on System 7 machine if you've got one at hand and see if it changes. At least that was the kind of Mac it was intended (and tested) to run on.

Jatoba's picture
by Jatoba - 2020, April 15 - 3:50pm

@Ataru29 Wish I could try. It does sound like a GPU issue, or maybe even CPU model, but it being not updated enough for later Mac OS APIs is also not impossible. Does the game offer multiple rendering options, like OpenGL or ATI RAVE? Did you try different GPU models and brands?

Antonin29's picture
by Antonin29 - 2020, April 15 - 3:27pm

Am I the only one to allways get slight stutter every 5 to 10 seconds? I've tested the game in various PPC machines, but always under OS 9: that may be the problem? Or is the my burned copy? Because I'm pretty sure I've burned it at more than x8...

Raptor007's picture
by Raptor007 - 2018, October 22 - 11:17am

By the way, the music works best with an internal SCSI CD-ROM. With IDE, there might be a slight pause each time the track begins.

Raptor007's picture
by Raptor007 - 2017, October 26 - 11:04am

Yes, this works fine in Mac OS 9.2.2 as long as it is natively booted (not OS X Classic Environment). Before installing, you may want to copy your Sound Manager extension somewhere else, as it will be overwritten with version 3.1 from 1995.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2015, January 25 - 9:12am

will this run on mac os 9?

I think so.

SHiNShU's picture
by SHiNShU - 2015, January 25 - 8:24am

will this run on mac os 9?