This is the downloadable version of Mercnet for the version of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries that is included in the MechWarrior 2: Titanium Edition.
With the downloadable version of Mercnet you can join games only. In order to host a game you need the the full version.
There is not an installer of the downloadable version of Mercnet, you must remove the files manually. Delete all of the files where you installed the game (Default is
C:\Program Files\Titanium\Mercnet 16bit\)
Remove shortcuts in the start menu by going to C:\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ and deleting the Titanium Mercnet folder.
After installing the game, random freezes or you crash when entering the Sim occur.
Go into the game Video Option and click on the correct API for your card (3Dfx or Rendition RRedline). Click on it even if it already looks selected, thenh click on OK.
I set the Video Options for one game, in both Multiplayer and single player, but now you have the same crash/freeze in the other games.
Each game has different shells, so go in the Video Option of each game and select the appropriate API to your card.
After freshly installing DirectX 5, installing the game and rebooting, the game locks up as I am about to enter the sim on my system with a 3Dfx Voodoo Rush.
You may need to reboot a second time and set your desktop to 640x480.
Random Loud static when Betty voices and sound effects play in combat.
You may need to uninstall and re-install the game.
3Dfx Voodoo Rush Users:
There have been reports of a 'Z' shaped blue flashes in the lower portion of the screen.
Try to run the game in D3D, instead of 3Dfx.