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#1 Vegiemaster

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Posted 21 March 2006 - 11:00 PM

I've never played the game, but, looking at screen shots, it seems pretty cool. Here's a link if anyone's interested. I'm not 1337 enough to port a game.

http://www.MS.com/do...&DisplayLang=en

#2 The Zep Man

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 09:54 AM

Correct URL for the source:

http://www.micro soft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6d790cde-c3e5-46be-b3a5-729581269a9c&DisplayLang=en (please remove the whitespace between "micro" and "soft").

The official website, contains some screenshots.

A fansite with a lot of info.

System Requirements for the source
MS Visual C++ 2005
MS MSBuild 2.0
4.5 GB of disk space is required during installation.

System Requirements for the game
System Requirements
486DX66 computer with 8MB RAM
45MB available drive space
SoundBlaster-compatible sound card
DOS 5.0 or later; Windows95

This might be portable, but it first should be backported to MS Visual C++ 2003. Too bad they didn't release the source of MechWarrior 4, but 2 ain't bad either. The Xbox lacks a good MechWarrior simulation (MechAssault is an arcade game), so this would be a nice addition.

#3 Sirmatto

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 11:29 AM

Hmmm...MS releasing a game as "open source" is a feat to be considered, although the "shared source" license is very icky. Nevertheless, this would be a very welcome game on the Xbox.

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 03:39 PM

QUOTE(Sirmatto @ Mar 22 2006, 11:36 AM) View Post

Hmmm...MS releasing a game as "open source" is a feat to be considered, although the "shared source" license is very icky. Nevertheless, this would be a very welcome game on the Xbox.
I think they did this to promote/create an example for MS XNA. You need it to build MechWarrior 2. Just look at the "Related Resources" at the bottom of the page.

And I don't think MS had the idea of: "we released the source code so 'they' can port it to the Xbox". I don't even know if it is possible to port at all, but I already doubt that any developer dares to touch the source. unsure.gif

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 06:35 PM

QUOTE(The Zep Man @ Mar 22 2006, 01:01 AM) View Post

This might be portable, but it first should be backported to MS Visual C++ 2003. Too bad they didn't release the source of MechWarrior 4, but 2 ain't bad either. The Xbox lacks a good MechWarrior simulation (MechAssault is an arcade game), so this would be a nice addition.


This is not MechWarrior 2, this is Mech Commander 2. It's more of a RTS game. Sort of.


#6 BlaCkAdDa

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Posted 23 March 2006 - 07:00 AM

I thought the game needed a bit more than a 486DX2!!!

I remember the original, and I thought the sequal needed D3D and so on?

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 11:13 AM

QUOTE(thebeaz @ Mar 22 2006, 06:42 PM) View Post

This is not MechWarrior 2, this is Mech Commander 2. It's more of a RTS game. Sort of.
Argh, how stupid of me. blink.gif

You are right. MechCommander 2 is an RTS-like game. How could I have mistaken it for MechWarrior?

Thanks for the heads-up. smile.gif

#8 mike315

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Posted 24 March 2006 - 05:34 PM

QUOTE(The Zep Man @ Mar 24 2006, 11:20 AM) View Post

Argh, how stupid of me. blink.gif

You are right. MechCommander 2 is an RTS-like game. How could I have mistaken it for MechWarrior?

Thanks for the heads-up. smile.gif


lol @ me clicking the link and wondering why i was at morgan stanley's website

DUH! Didnt know XS changed the links like that... laugh.gif im such a dumbass rolleyes.gif


Anyways...RTS on the xbox...hrmm console RTS games are always painful. Not sure if this would work gameplay wise.

Edited by mike315, 24 March 2006 - 05:38 PM.





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