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.

MEC2's gameplay focuses on Occupation Warfare in which players are encouraged to not only capture parts of the map, but to put the map to use. Low on fuel? Capture a gas station. Need money? Hold key positions on the map with units. Need MORE money? Depending on the faction you can; Export Oil, capture News Vans or deploy Pop-up Ads. Add in our unique map events, 3 factions with highly diverse gameplay, and multipurpose units ensures that MEC2 doesn't play like any other RTS out there.

If you have any problems installing or loading the mod please see our technical support FAQ here: Moddb.com (updated link)

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9 comments 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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CommanderJames
CommanderJames May 31 2013, 11:46pm says:

i wish i could download it at all :'(
like it litterally says "cannot download or retrieve"

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smurfbizkit
smurfbizkit Jun 2 2013, 6:07am replied:

hm? the moddb link worked just fine for me when I tested it now...

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CommanderJames
CommanderJames Jun 4 2013, 10:22pm replied:

yeah i just got it working. is there like a "how to" for this game cuz just 40,000 credits with no income isnt going to be able to hold me over in playing warfare.

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smurfbizkit
smurfbizkit Jun 5 2013, 11:05am replied:

play on mec2 maps, and you see the bright red flashing 'WATCH THIS' video in the skirmish menu? that might help

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Thelord444
Thelord444 May 22 2013, 3:25pm says:

Wish there is a new update for the one in Zero Hour

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JurgenBush
JurgenBush May 12 2013, 9:04am says:

Very nice mod for C&C3.Too bad,that no more updates are planned.It's kinda annoying that AI while being IDF creates only masses of Merkavas,while UN creates Abramses and Guardian...It spams with basic infantry,lots of tanks,and later AI rolls out only with rocket artillery...

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smurfbizkit
smurfbizkit May 14 2013, 5:07pm replied:

Even if we were doing updates I'm unsure how much better we could make the AI. CNC3's AI really hates our resource system, so just getting it working /at all/ was luck.

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X1Destroy
X1Destroy May 10 2013, 9:13am says:

Wow, I play against an Unbeatable IDF AI today and I saw them spamming tons of Merkava without stopping, must be a bug :)) Took me 2 hours to beat it. UN aircraft is without a doubt too powerful.

It's sad that there won't be any patch, cause there's still some bugs within the mod.

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willychong8921
willychong8921 Jun 19 2013, 4:33am replied:

You beat them, nice! I struggle to actually survive that, maximum 28 minutes.....

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Simple to learn, hard to master mod! Mideast crisis is a RTS mod featured less on structure and harvesting rush and more on taking, holding and attacking points, the fuel system is excellent as it reduce the chance you can rush mass tank force as easily as the vanilla game. Cash point and collecting recourses makes it harder for anybody to sit tight and wait for money to cash in, you basically have to fight your way into hostile areas, massive buildings garrison with infantry and constantly bombarded…

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