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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Repost of our Technical Support FAQ. Sorry if anyone mistakes this for a new update, this is just a repost and minor update of the technical support FAQ from the forum (which I actually had to find via the wayback machine). Our forum and site is down, and unlikely to ever come back soo this is here to help anyone who has problems running the mod.

Posted by smurfbizkit on Jul 21st, 2013

Sorry if anyone mistakes this for a new update, this is just a repost and minor update of the technical support FAQ from the forum (which I actually had to find via the wayback machine). Our forum and site is down, and unlikely to ever come back soo this is here to help anyone who has problems running the mod.

MEC2 won't launch for me!

Is C&C3 fully patched up? You'll need that in order to play the mod.

Is MEC2 installed to the proper directory? (it should be located so that the file mec2.big's filepath is mydocuments\cnc3\mods\mec2\mec2.big)

Does the mod show up in the C&C3 launcher? (pop your disk tray out and back in, it'll bring up a menu...hit the "mods" tab and see if MEC2 is listed there)

It's still not working!
The MEC2 shortcut needs to be set up so that it is something like this (right click the desktop icon to see the settings);

Target: "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Command & Conquer 3\CNC3.exe" -modConfig "C:\Users\Bryan\Documents\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\mods\MEC2\MEC2_1.0.skudef"

Yes that all needs to be on the same line (ignore the 'Target:' though)

Depending on your computer the exact location will be different, but the importance is that C&C3 points to CNC3.exe as well as MEC2_1.0.skudef, if you have to use a search to find the location of them on your PC.

If you still have problems, it is likely that MEC2 is in the wrong location. See the first post for where in the mydocuments area it should be. In that CNC3 folder should be; mods, screenshots, replays as well.

What if I have the Steam version of C&C3?
The problem with Steam is usually just the filepath for mods. It is 100% possible to get mods working with the Steam version of C&C3.

What if I have the Origin version of C&C3?
You're screwed. I've heard of someone getting it working (via replacing launcher exe's I believe) but by default the Origin version of most C&C's don't run mods well.

Ingame units are invisible and have weird polygons stretching across the screen!
Changing your video settings (in the options menu) so shaders is set to medium or above should fix this. If you still have problems set your model lod to low.

The game crashes when I try to change my settings in the options menu!
Load up normal C&C3 and change the settings there, they'll carry over to MEC2.

When I load up a skirmish game it crashes (or gives me an automatic win)!
This is likely caused by setting the AI to random, set it to a specific faction and you should be alright. (I do think this bug was fixed though)

If you have suggestions for other FAQ items to add here please post below. Also if you have any extra info on how you got MEC2 running on a Steam or Origin version of C&C3 please post.

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The_Synthesizer
The_Synthesizer Jul 21 2013, 6:28am says:

thnx

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kazarr
kazarr Jul 21 2013, 6:43am says:

There were people having technical difficulties with MEC? Hard to imagine, in my experience it's the most polished C&C mod out there.

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smurfbizkit Author
smurfbizkit Jul 23 2013, 9:44am replied:

The issue isn't on our end, it's for people who have the Steam version (which messes up directory placement needed for mods sometimes) and Origin (which hates mods entirely).

I get pm'd enough it's worth having this up..and thanks! :)

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willychong8921
willychong8921 Jul 22 2013, 1:12pm says:

wow? I can hardly believe it as well. Like kazarr, this C&C mod is polished, never ever encountered anything weird aside from enemies produce an endless stream of tanks.

:D

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Kalga
Kalga Jul 25 2013, 10:14am says:

For those who have Origin (like me) this may help:
Commandandconquer.com

... and it seems that the guys over at Xenoforce Reborn has figure out a way to install mods on Origin:
Moddb.com

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smurfbizkit Author
smurfbizkit Aug 1 2013, 9:08am replied:

Thanks for this, hopefully this helps people out.

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sincere35
sincere35 Jun 16 2014, 11:32pm replied:

thanks! worked for me!

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querschnitt
querschnitt May 7 2015, 7:42pm says:

The mod doesn't start for me.. :(

This is my target in the shortcut:

"E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\CNC3.exe" -modConfig "D:\My Documents\Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars\mods\MEC2\MEC2_1.0.skudef"

my documents folder is on D. Everything is correct :-\ but when I start the shortcut I just see the splashscreen but nothing happens.

any ideas? :-\

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