MechCommander is squad-based Real Time Tactical Combat game. Take command of Zulu company from the Federated Commonwealth's First Davion Guards and liberate the planet Port Arthur from the Clan Smoke Jaguar. The game's campaign progresses through 30 different missions. Each mission consists of a number of objectives. Each mech is piloted by a mechwarrior. The more missions and kills a particular pilot has, the more experienced and valuable he or she becomes. If a pilot gains enough experience, he or she will increase in rank. The four ranks from least to greatest are "green," "regular," "veteran," and "elite." MechCommander: Desperate Measures is an expansion pack that was released in 1999. Set immediately after the liberation of Port Arthur, the player once again assumes command of Zulu company in a campaign to liberate the desolate planet Cermak in the Periphery, taken by a renegade Smoke Jaguar Star Colonel for an unknown reason.

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MechCommander Gold - Darkest Hours: Player's Guide Head-Topic Hi MechCommanders, this is RizZen. In the past week i recreated all the lost MechCommander Content that got lost when it's biggest content holder: NoGutsNoGalaxy put their forum offline. I've got many requests for this content - so here we are back online:

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MechCommander Gold - Darkest Hours
Player's Guide

MechCommander Gold - Darkest Hours - Full Version - Download
Free Full Version, No Costs, MechCommander is legally free to download mod and play since 2006.

Tactics for combat
Mech Commander Gold - Desperate Measures - especially pages 26-33 about Tactical combat!

Single Player

XXL - Campaign Merges containing 130 single-player missions. For sp campaigns there is IS technology available as purchases in logistics. Clan technology can be salvaged from battlefield during campaigns. For Solo-Missions integrated mixed-tech is available.

Multiplayer Scenarios

In Multi-Player games both sides using same techs equalizes the natural disadvantage on IS side. This way all competitors of a multi-player scenario can use same potential for building a force.

Mixed-Tech all goods

(only remastered version)
For campaigns & solo-missions - mixed-tech can be used on both sides (IS & Clan). In solo-missions mixedtech is available for playing free as players desire to play using all stuff game offers in its original content.

Player´s Gadgets

  • VCD for Mounting *.iso as disk on XP/older Windows then 10 - freeware
  • GameRanger Download GR for Multi-Player feature
  • Customizing Ingame Music
  • Changing Starting conditions // Sharing Savegames // PKK Work

User feedback & Bugfixing

  • Feedback from "MechCommander Gold - Darkest Hours 3.0"-players
  • Bugs & Solutions - Thread for MCG-DH-v3.0

MCG - Discord & Reddit

MechCommander Gold

MechCommander Modding - Threads, Tools & Milestones

Terms of use

MCG Darkest Hours CONTENT

(c) by RizZen (2016 - 2020)

Reproduction & translation of my work (as a whole or parts of it) in any mode without permission is strictly forbidden allowed.
I don´t claim owner rights of all informations and files i have created while modding and working on this game. Anyone is free to do with it what´s desired. I love to test new game improvements and evolving old retro games. What i have done on MechCommander is my tribute to one of the best Real-Time-Tactics games i´ve ever played. I don´t feel offended or betrayed when someone is using my Version - i would be honored.

All names and marks are properties of respective owners (FASA Interactive / BattleTech / Micropose / Microsoft & Hasbro) - freeware since 2006 (Begin of active Modding: 02/2017).

MCG Darkest Hours - Guide - you are here!
MCG Darkest Hours - Full Version (all versions)
MCG - Downloads on modDB

are all officially hosted by owners of

Without this website & forum there won´t be a single version of mod or a full version standalone for MechCommander. Only after given a new home by it's owners all MechCommander content would be actually permanently offline. Therefore i dedicate MechCommander Gold - Darkest Hours - with all content to, AceTimberwolf and his crew. If changes are desired i admit my help to make them. My only attempt on MechCommander is and was all-time = FUN!

(c) by RizZen (2017-2020) - overhauling (2020)

"Thanks for reading! Have fun, that's an order, RizZ!"


Any ideas why not getting any sound?

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MCRizZen Author

DirectPlay must be active. Some sound settings can be manually modified in the prefs.cfg file (main folder, open with notepad).
Otherwise it may be that your sound drivers are used by other apps which collide with Mc. Close all other apps that have access to sound drivers and give it a try.

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you are a godsend, sir !
i played the original game a lifetime ago. ditto the sequel.
endeavoring to download now in competition with three zoom meetings.

i hope you and yours are safe and well.

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MCRizZen Author

Sorry for delay. Yeah all is fine here. Rizzen over and out!

Thank you for the good vibes!!!

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