Mideast Crisis 2] (MEC2) is a total conversion for 'Command and Conquer 3 - Tiberium Wars' set in the near future, letting you use modern technology (such as the Abrams, F-35 and Hind) alongside future technology (such as Drones, Airships and Medibots) in a conflict ranging from Jerusalem to Beirut.

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The final version of MEC2 is released! It adds the UN Peacekeeper faction, new maps and many other fixes/improvements.

Posted by smurfbizkit on Dec 18th, 2011

Final Version of MEC2 Released

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While you download, if you're new to MEC2 (or just want a refresher) you may want to check out the following video. MEC2's gameplay is different from CNC3 so it is advised.

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Final Thoughts and Thanks
MEC2 was intended to be made in 6 months as a quick promotional effort for Isotx. Somewhere along the line it became a game design and art testbed for us. During the same time EA released 5 'Command and Conquer' games, laid off most of their team (including everyone I knew there) and rehired most of a new one. Isotx itself released several games of their own (if you really want to support MEC2; buy Warlord and play Marauders).

I'd like to thank Isotx for their unwavering support even when we ran...several years over deadline. Thanks to all of the fans, EA (specifically Apoc when he was there), beta testers, past team members and current. Most of all a huge thanks to our coder Korona who's waged an unending war with the C&C3 engine (and won, most of the time). If not for him MEC2 wouldn't have been released, let alone completed.

Mod of the Year
The Mod of the Year contest is almost over, if you haven't yet please vote for MEC2!

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What is next?
MEC2 for C&C3 is done, where will be no updates from our team. Obviously if there is a major bug or imbalance we will do a small patch, but otherwise we're done.

Is there a retail version in the future? EA doesn't license SAGE (we asked, twice). UDK type engines would be too costly to convert to RTS. The only chance is with Starcraft 2 Aracde, but Blizzard has yet to release enough solid info (or mod support) for Isotx to greenlight it.

We do believe that Starcraft 2 is the best place though and that is what we've been using for our next project. It has nothing to do with Isotx or Mideast Crisis and we won't announce it for a while but when we do you'll know it.

Hope you guys enjoy Release 2. Thanks again!

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Hijacker
Hijacker Dec 18 2011, 11:41pm says:

YEEEAAAAAAHHH!!!

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MrTaxikiller
MrTaxikiller Dec 18 2011, 11:42pm says:

awesome job guys you should really consider to try to make an engine your self and make your own games.

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GooberTrooper
GooberTrooper Dec 18 2011, 11:42pm says:

AWESOME! Great work guys! Go and celebrate this awesome day!

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Evil-Kommie
Evil-Kommie Dec 18 2011, 11:45pm says:

THANK YOU!You guys are the best,the best :D Happy holdiays smurf and the rest of the MEC2 team! :D

Sincerely,Kommandant.

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Furrywolfie1
Furrywolfie1 Dec 19 2011, 12:11am says:

Wow. it's done. What's the next big project? I really liked this and I'll probably enjoy it for a while.

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C&C-Pickled
C&C-Pickled Dec 19 2011, 12:48am says:

Join my Hamachi network MEC2r2 no password if your looking for a match!

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therethree_55
therethree_55 Dec 19 2011, 1:33am says:

Great job guys :D

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willychong8921
willychong8921 Dec 19 2011, 3:59am says:

A grand thanks to you guys who spend so much time developed this game, salute to you!!! :)

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Goblin_5
Goblin_5 Dec 19 2011, 6:02am says:

Congratulations on release, great work which I can't wait to test.

Any chance of Far-East Crisis on SCII? ;)

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yaik7a
yaik7a Dec 19 2011, 6:20am says:

Have you guys ever thought about waiting for Generals 2 for your new project?

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smurfbizkit Author
smurfbizkit Dec 19 2011, 12:06pm replied:

1) No one knows how good modding for Generals 2 will be, or if it'll even be possible.

2) Generals 2 is slated for a 2013 release.

3) No matter how much effort EA put into Generals 2 modding, there is no way it will be remotely as flexible as Starcraft 2. Let alone have something similar to the Arcade.

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Commander_RealWar
Commander_RealWar Dec 20 2011, 8:08pm replied:

I don't know if the answer will change now, but considering EA probably won't be using SAGE/RNA for anything else now, you might as well ask if they will license it to you, again.

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Captain_Romulus
Captain_Romulus Dec 19 2011, 6:27am says:

AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!
Terrific job MEC2!! Happy Holidays!!!

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liberty_wings
liberty_wings Dec 19 2011, 6:41am says:

F**K! I need a copy of C&C 3!

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OmeVince Creator
OmeVince Dec 19 2011, 7:36am says:

Awesome job guys! MeC2 ftw!

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Smoth
Smoth Dec 19 2011, 9:58am says:

WOAH YOU GUYS DID A WARLORDS RTS!?! **** YES I'LL BUY THAT!

Edits, oh it is MMO. Never mind, now I am sad.

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Yard1
Yard1 Dec 19 2011, 4:02pm says:

As a beta tester, I thank you all, mod team, for creating such a wonderful mod.

Sincerely,
Yard1, MeC2 beta tester.

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UNSC_SCOUT
UNSC_SCOUT Dec 19 2011, 4:55pm says:

OMG! Brumbars. I shall have much fun on my day off.

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K05T4R
K05T4R Dec 19 2011, 6:36pm says:

"And Israel saw that it was good" :D
Great work on this guys!!

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Rafenrazer
Rafenrazer Dec 20 2011, 6:49am says:

Another Great release from you guys, congratulations on a job well done. You've certainly exceeded everyone expectations in quality! And Merry Christmas!

If your still interested in releasing some form of RTS retail product then I would suggest that you check out the Alamo, MassTech, or Essence engine for licensing. Essence, if memory serves is owned by THQ... Either way license fees would likely be significantly cheaper than anything Blizzard-Activision would offer.

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igor_777
igor_777 Dec 21 2011, 4:09pm replied:

This is awesome this makes the Mideast crisis 2 so Mitch better

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JokerReturns
JokerReturns Feb 21 2013, 7:39am says:

CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHICH PATCH I NEED TO PLAY THIS MOD PLEASE :)

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