MidEast Crisis is a total conversion for the EA game Command and Conquer Generals: Zero Hour. It is a mod featuring Israel and Syria in a hypothetical modern war setting.

This is a non-political, non-biased mod, where no party is good nor evil. Both factions have their own unique arsenal and abilities.

MidEast Crisis also contains a new gameplay element where you battle for key locations. Enormous efforts have been made to provide an authentic feel to the project, including the traveling of several team members to Israel to record authentic Israeli and Arab voices and audio samples.

Accompanied by a soundtrack, which was recorded in a professional recording studio, MidEast Crisis is all about atmosphere.

Recently updated in July 2009 for a final, complete version, titled MidEast Crisis 1.9 the features include:

  • Complete Israeli army with its own unique abilities
  • Complete Syrian army with its own unique abilities
  • New gameplay
  • Enhanced “smart” AI support for skirmish games
  • Custom maps
  • MidEast Crisis soundtrack
  • Authentic Arabic and Israeli voices
  • High-quality models and skins
  • Total audio conversion
  • New graphical FX

Release of MEC 1.9

MidEast Crisis 1.5 was a big deal for Isotx and its fans. Many hours of our life were lost as we played the war torn maps, exploded into brilliant fires, and demolished enemies. In many ways, we had been looking for an opportunity to go back to the mod that changed our history and brought us up from our roots. It just seemed, with all our other projects, we never had the time. Affluent modder Larry "bhones" Griffith, however, changed all of our time constraints by tackling on the project himself with a drive that astonished us all. Thus, I'm proud to present MidEast Crisis 1.9 - an homage to the fans, a great addition to the MidEast titles, and a project that would never have happened without Larry's dedicated and determined work.

MidEast Crisis 1.9 still runs for Command & Conquer: Zero Hour - this is a disclaimer, in case our recent CnC3 projects have confused anyone.

MEC 1.9 Changelog

MEC 1.9 is the result of a year of Bhone's slaving and attention to detail. Relentlessly, he picked apart bugs and added maps to the mod's repetiore. The below are just some of the vast changes he made in upgrading the game from 1.5 to 1.9:

  • Added a new unit, Quad Bikes, to Israel
  • Changed build list layout for better fit and more build options
  • Implemented all levels of difficulties
  • Implemented all units in AI
  • Replaced unfinished maps with finished versions and added new ones
  • Adjusted footprint slightly for all structures to allow for standard base sizes
  • Fixed Syrian Guard Towers: now built with troops garrisoned
  • Added all specialties at all levels with randomizer for both Israel and Syria
  • Now works with ALL EA built Official Zero Hour maps. That’s 80+ maps!
  • Easily convert custom ZH maps to MEC1 with a simple script import
  • Utilizes all Zero Hour tech structures
  • The AI utilizes everything within MEC now to its fullest compacity; previous versions left some errors.
  • Overall bug detection and removal to make MEC 1.9 run smoother and provide the best experience possible

MEC 1.9 Screenshots

You don't believe us that this is an awesome upgrade? That MEC 1.9 is pretty spiffy? Then see it for yourself in the gallery! Below are a few of our favorites:

Cruise Missiles Explosions and More!
Explosions and More! Explosions and More!

MEC 1.9 Download

You may download MidEast Crisis 1.9 right here on ModDB. In the .zip folder, all you have to do is drag it into a MidEast Crisis 1.9 folder in your Zero Hour and play. Further instructions are in the included PDF manual in the download file so be sure to read if you have any problems.

One Last Thank You

Thank you Larry “bhones” Griffith for taking a year of your life to refine MEC 1.9 into a vicious unrelenting masterpiece of carnage.

In particular, to anyone out there going to try MEC 1.9 for the first time, we suggest the Dune map. The Dune map is a whole new experience. It is so easy to get lost in this vast sprawling sea of sand, only to find yourself face to face with an enemy before it's too late. We've played against 7 AI on the 1000 x 1000 Dune map and encountered minimal lag; we're amazed that Larry was able to create maps more than 2.5 times the recommended size, and still make them playable.

So thanks Larry, and thanks to the fans who kept this project going. Dust off your copies of Zero Hour and give it a go!

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themesmith Aug 2 2010 says:

Something seems to be wrong with my version of 1.9 MEC mod. It gives me stuff saying MISSING: *thing here*. Example would be something like MISSING: Jerusalem. Yet I can still play it. Both sides are like that too. And all the ingame texts. Was I supposed to install overtop of 1.5?

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themesmith Aug 3 2010 replied:

Nevermind, I had a custom Generals.csf that conflicted.

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Necromancera Jul 15 2010 says:

The AI has major issues. I fought against a Hard Army and the AI only made a barracks and a few defensive structures. They had a total of 2 buildings and some defense. The biggest attack against me was five soldiers and even that was very rarely.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to fix this?

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Jared_Kane Jul 15 2010 says:

ai isnt working

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bob800800 Jul 21 2010 replied:

I'm having the same problem, it seems like its an error with the skirmish script.

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Jared_Kane Jul 15 2010 says:

hey i have a problem i start a game and i win every time anyone can help me ai is not working

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sgfan95 Jul 14 2010 says:

hi guys,
i have a problem:i have the mod downloaded and the three files copy in my zero hour folder....and if I want to start the mod is one error message, technical problems...

can anyone help me?

sorry for my bad english, i hope you can understand me ;-)

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dudman1221 Jul 14 2010 replied:

wtf i just downloaded it and i cant play multiplaer b/c it says i am vectorus win i start to play can someone help?????

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Jul 13 2010 says:

Lol. Iron Grip. I heard it's pretty good, but still BLASPHEMY!

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5anfor Jul 13 2010 says:

guy whats new here the add or what? =S

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Solaire Jul 13 2010 says:

Ah, you suck.

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