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Release Candidate #1 is upon us for MEC2! Play the mod and share it with your friends, it's here and it's ready for action.

Posted by ashelia on Feb 23rd, 2009

Sweet, sweet release is upon us. Is there much else to say? Perhaps, but first let's let the mod speak for itself - go on, download it now, and play it.



Note: You will need Command and Conquer 3 fully patched up to play MEC2.
Note #2: This is also Release Candidate 1, it is not the final version of the mod by any means, but it is the first we are unleashing to the public. The UN will be in a later update.

Release Trailer


What is MEC2?

New to our mod? Curious about this release craze? Install your copy of CnC3, patch 'er up, and get to playing. The official manual for the game may be found at our website.

For the newcomers, MEC2 is a total conversion mod for CnC3 (Kane's wrath Expansion pack is NOT required) featuring a sci-fi conflict between the IDF, the GOI (guardians of Islam) and the UN (UN is coming in release 2).

MEC2 features:

  • Fast and accessible gameplay
  • Augmented reality system (ARS). The ARS essentially transforms the standard RTS user interface into a HUD system for the players.
  • Gore: MEC2, unlike CnC3, implemented a rather detailed gore/death fx system. Now instead of just falling over, these guys will explode, melt, or disintegrate depends on the weapons used against them!
  •  Professionally acted and post-processed unit voice-overs. These voices are if not better, at least on par with most of the commercial RTS games.
  • Original soundtracks composed by Frank Klepacki's protege, Jonathan Vd Wijngaarden.
  • Each individual map has an unique concept and scenery. These are not just for looks either. Each map has its own individual twist on gameplay.

Be sure to check out the official website!

Magnum Opus

Words directly from the team lead of the mod, Smurfbizkit aka Bryan Ahonan:

Smurfbizkit wrote:Mideast Crisis 2 is the culmination of over a decade of modding Command and Conquer games. I released 3 total conversions (2 as team lead), 4 mods, and helped on countless others which never saw a release. MEC2 h more of my time than all of the others put together. However, after thousands of hours of work, it has far exceeded my expectations.

MEC2's outstanding quality is due to the talented and dedicated team that I've been privileged to work alongside. Above all, I'd like to single out Korona, our XML scripter, who alongside me has spent the past year working full-time on MEC2. Without his unwavering work ethic and technical wizardry, MEC2 wouldn't have been possible.

Everyone at Isotx also deserves a large thanks, not only for making it all possible but also for being patient with us. Dealing with the MEC2 team hasn't exactly been easy.

Finally, I'd also like to thank Aaron 'Apoc' Kaufman (C&C3's Community Manager) for his support and for pushing through the C&C3 SDK.


Note

Please keep in mind that this is is a beta release - release candidate #1.  We have a lot of balancing and tweaks to do for the IDF and GOI, not to mention we have the entire UN Peacekeepers faction to add. We will be continuing our monthly status reports, and you can expect much more from MEC2.

Lastly, we'd also like to apologize for how long it took to get this mod out here and into your hands; numerous delays, bugs, and all the works have hit us and knocked MEC2's release back more and more. Yet here we are, on February 23rd, as promised, still standing, complete with a mod to share with you... forgive us?

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--JoKeR--
--JoKeR-- Feb 24 2009, 7:30am says:

better then the original cnc3

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Feb 24 2009, 8:41am says:

Brilliant... have been looking forward to playing this. Downloading now. Congrats on the release... and Thanks you for all of your hard work...

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Setis
Setis Feb 24 2009, 9:21am says:

fantastic looking mod.. haven't really given this too much attention, but I think I will definitely cram out my old cnc3 copy to give this little gem a whirl.

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Lost_World_Returns
Lost_World_Returns Feb 24 2009, 11:07am says:

Thanks to all involved. Will be downloading this tonight!

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gabbanova
gabbanova Feb 24 2009, 1:42pm says:

probably the best mod ever made

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BigPapaSmurf
BigPapaSmurf Feb 24 2009, 6:37pm says:

I'm actually speechless at how good this mod is...

Well done lads.

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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf Feb 24 2009, 6:38pm says:

Yay! I get to fight with friggin ugly apcs!
Great details amazing! AMAZO! :D

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myles
myles Feb 25 2009, 11:44am says:

Nice work!

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smokeythebear
smokeythebear Feb 25 2009, 12:51pm says:

Damnit I lost my CnC3 disk when I moved :'(

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attackmike
attackmike Feb 26 2009, 12:43am says:

hard but balncedXD

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Bird_of_Prey
Bird_of_Prey Mar 7 2009, 12:45am says:

Didn't see this coming. Congrats! Now downloading NOW!

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foxhole2
foxhole2 Mar 7 2009, 9:21am says:

uhm it looks good but what can some1 tell who can i play as? (besides the IDF)

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smurfbizkit
smurfbizkit Mar 7 2009, 2:42pm says:

what I enjoy most about websites is that they usually contain useful information

Isotx.com (see game info) ;)

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symbolzzzz
symbolzzzz Mar 8 2009, 5:13pm says:

look like a good time to blow some dust off of my C&C 3 disk

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Cynxos
Cynxos Mar 10 2009, 1:21pm says:

It still kinda bugs me that you wrote שלום the wrong way...

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klemen1702
klemen1702 Mar 13 2009, 6:03am says:

ok i've download it it an dinstald it but i run the mod and go schirmish but dont know what to choose gdi or nod ;( please help i''ve started it with the c&c starter and mods and all that IM LOST

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mleo1
mleo1 Jun 3 2009, 4:28am says:

can it work with kanes wrath

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