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.

Post news Report content RSS feed Technical Support FAQ

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 on

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.

Post comment Comments
The_Synthesizer
The_Synthesizer

thnx

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
kazarr
kazarr

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+4 votes
smurfbizkit Author
smurfbizkit

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! :)

Reply Good karma+3 votes
willychong8921
willychong8921

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Kalga
Kalga

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

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
smurfbizkit Author
smurfbizkit

Thanks for this, hopefully this helps people out.

Reply Good karma+1 vote
sincere35
sincere35

thanks! worked for me!

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

Guest
Guest

This comment is currently awaiting admin approval, join now to view.

querschnitt
querschnitt

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? :-\

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
Post a comment

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community. Or sign in with your social account:

Icon
C&C3: Tiberium Wars
Developer
ISOTX
Contact
Send Message
Homepage
Isotx.com
Release date
Mod watch
Start tracking
News
Browse
News
New
Post news
Share
Related Games
C&C3: Tiberium Wars
C&C3: Tiberium Wars Real Time Strategy
Related Groups
ISOTX
ISOTX Developer & Publisher