Latest Revision (R40) --- Entry Revised: 20Jan 2018

MC2X is an extended MC2 gaming and mission design environment. It is built on the extended and freshly compiled MechCommander 2 system files based on the source code released by Microsoft and covered under the shared license agreement. Several additional tools and viewer are provided to allow easy mission design.


MC2X includes:

- wolfman's extended MC2X Mission Editor

- wolfman's extended MC2X Gaming Core

- wolfman's extended MC2X Viewer (Encyclopedia)

- Poison's "MechSwapper" tool to exchange units in existing missions

- Jussi's "MC2 Warrior Brain Tool" to easily allocate or create warrior brain files

- the re-distributable of important library files

- MC2xClean (to easily eliminate all *.lst,*txm, and thumb.db files and arm folders)

- the maps "Metropolitan" , "RedRock Outpost", "Paradise Defense", "City Assault", "Stormbreaker's Mudhole" and "Operation Delta"

- MC2X SkyViewer Folder

- MC2X TerrainOverlay Viewer Folder

- MC2X RandomMaps Viewer Folder

- MC2X AmbientTune Folder

- MC2X TerrainDetail Viewer Folder

- MC2X OverlayMask ViewerFolder

- MC2X OverlayMaskShape Viewer Folder

- MC2X Water Viewer Folder

-MC2X WaterDetail Viewer Folder

Thank you and credits to (in alphabetic order):

Aetrion, Battlemaster, Karl, Magic, Marceror, Paul, Rollin, Starman01, Raven IIC, VossieWulf

The features and the inventory available in MC2X are to some extent the collection of the work of the people mentioned above. They deserve the credit for their outstanding work and my greatest thanks for being able to feature their results in MC2X.

After almost 14 years of collecting inventory and features and improving I stopped to continue an anyhow incomplete list of who deserves credit for which features or object.

Magic has by far provided the most inventory and MC2-insights over several years.

THERE IS A LOT OF MAGIC IN MC2X --- Thank You

The first revision of MC2X was release in 2006 and continously improved and extended since then.


MC2X is neither a total conversion nor a revolutionary approach to change MC2; it is intended to be an evolutionary improvement over time. This is a stand-alone installation; do not mix with any other MC2 installations or expansion packs.

MC2X is based on the released MC2 source code; the source code release did not contain multiplayer gaming functionality nor embedded video capability.

Therefore MC2X does not support multiplayer gaming nor in game videos.

Because of the missing video capability of the released source code, MC2X does not contain the CARVER V campaign and is not fully compatible to missions or campaigns designed under and for wolfman-x !


MC2X is not compatible to any other MC2 mod or campaigns/missions designed under other development environments. Never mix with files from other authors.


Installation

- MC2X and its tools require:

- win XP SP3 or better (Win Vista, Win7 Ultimate (32bit and 64 bit), win 8.1Pro (64bit) work just fine)

- DirectX 9 or better

- DOT NET Framework 4.0 or better

- Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x86) (Visual Studio 2005)

Microsoft.com

* The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of

Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed. These runtime files are part of the wolfman-MC2X installer package and will be offered for selection towards the end of the installation; select to install if you have not done before.

* Install MC2X into a clean directory!

* Edit the mc2s.ini file to link WarriorBrainTool to your specific file folders

* System will select best possible resolution automatically and go full-screen-mode.

* Implemented Resolutions:

1280by720, 1280by800, 1280by1024, 1366by768, 1440by900, 1600by900,1600by1200, 1680by1050, 1856by1392, 1920by1080, 1920by1200, 2048by1536

All selection that fit on your screen can be selected manually as well and used in window-mode

* You may create desktop shortcuts for the following folders

SkyViewer

RandomMapsViewer

TerrainDetailViewer

TerrainOverlayViewer

OverlayMaskViewer

OverlayMaskShapeViewer

WaterViewer

WaterDetailViewer

AmbientTunes

* Set these Viewer folders to thumbnail presentation mode


Uninstall Impact:

- Use the MC2X Uninstaller

- The uninstaller deletes all files that came with the installation.

- Any mission data files that came from independent installations or any savegame files are not impacted.


Support:

Visit wolfman's forum for support at: S2.invisionfree.com

Please send me an e-mail and let me know, if you feel that I did not give the deserved credit to somebody.

wolfman[at]wolfman-x.net

Let me know if you find something that should not be included in the MC2X package.

I will review and make or eliminate objects from the package.


Read as well:

MC2X WarriorBrains.pdf

MC2X Advanced Scripting Options.pdf

MC2X MechSwapper Documentation.pdf

MC2X Terrain Overlay.pdf

MC2X Terrain Overlay X.pdf


MC2X is for non-commercial enterprise only!

This is for fun and keeping a great game of tactical command alive.

Every use is under your sole responsibility and at your own risk.

Read Microsoft's Shared Source Limited Permissive License for use of MechCommander® 2 carefully. If you do not agree, don't use MC2X in any ways.



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The GAMEPLAY OPTIONS MENU

MC2X Game Options

Beside the Difficulty Level and the Unit Color there are 14 selectable options to change the gameplay.

Originally there were only 2 Options:

UNLIMITED AMMO:
Select to provide all units the in the game with unlimited ammunition. Unrealistic.

L-C/R-C MOUSE CONTROL:
Select to change mouseclick usage during mission. Best when DESELCTED.

The new options are:

SANDBOX MODE:
Select to game without restrictions inside the gaming system limitations.
Enjoy all unit types,max pilots,max dropweight,plenty of CBills and resourcepoints,
no time limits and all support options.
Cheating: thus campaign mision results will not be saved in this mode.

SANDBOX MODE PLUS (can only be selected when SANDBOX MODE is selected):
Cheating: Campaign mission results will be saved despite cheating.

ACTIVE UNIT CAPTURE:
Select to allow the in-mision unit capture of enemy units that are unarmed, powered down, or unwilling to fight. If captured by an infanty-type unit, the captured unit will join your forcegroup and be piloted by the former infantrist. If captured by any other unit type, the captured unit will switch sides and become friendly (defector).

DISABLED UNIT CAPTURE (can only be selected if ACTIVE UNIT CAPTURE is selected):
Select to allow the in-mission capture of disabled units.

RECHARGE BUTTON:
Select to activate a button to recharge repair units. Simplifies logistics during mission but is unrealistic.

QUICKSAVE/QUICKLOAD:
Select to be able to quicksave your mission at any time and reload this status later.
Unrealistic but not cheating.

AUTOCAPTURE/AUTOREPAIR:
Select that player units scan the rea within a specific radius and:
- automatically capture capturable enemy objects
-automatically get repair at repairbays within range when idle.
Unrealistic: repairing and capturing should be a task under commanders control.

SPY MODE:
Select to simply see everything on the map; all enemy units are revealed.
Furtheremore fog is eliminated.
Cheating: Campaign mission results will be saved despite cheating.

INVULNERABILITY:
Select to make you invulnerable during mission.
Cheating: thus campaign mision results will not be saved in this mode.

ALARM LOOP:
Select to loop invulnerability reminder during mission.

AUTOCBILLS:
Select to automatically convert unused resourcepoints at the end of a mission into CBills

AUTOCBILLS2:
Select to automatically convert unused dropweight into CBills after deployment.

Default settings are

ACTIVE UNIT CAPTURE ( SELECTED), QUICKSAVE/QUICKLOAD (SELECTED) ,AUTOCBILLS (SELECTED)
and all other (DESELECTED).

Some options allow bigtime cheating.
Select your options carefully and consider that cheating in my view is for those who are desperate.
Good MechCommanders don't need cheating.

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luxebo
luxebo

Hi, I want to play the revised Mother's Clan, but it seems that resolution cannot be changed in fullscreen mode (I want to run on 1900x1200 at least, 4k is nice but I don't think there's support for that). Also seems that the first mission gets stuck when I try to send the tank to the dropship, since the tank gets taken by the dropship and the obj doesn't complete, even though I have killed everything.

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

No MC2 mod can handle 4k; the game can easily handle 1900x1200. This is the resolution I always use as a standard. Resolutions are selected automatically and adapted to screen/videocard capabilities and screen dimensions. There is a manual selection for screen sizes in window mode as well. List of all supported resolutions is in the readme file.

The tank and the two observers have to be below the dropship on time.
Can not confirm any issue here.

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luxebo
luxebo

Ah ok, thanks for the reply. I think the observers died :P.

For resolution, is there a way to manually change what resolution I want in full screen? The game automatically sets the resolution to 1200x800 in fullscreen mode despite that I can handle 1900x1200 easily in windows.

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

What is the natural resolution of your screen ?

...and I have to correct myself.
I use by standard 1920x1200 NOT 1900x1200.

A 4k monitor is automatically detected and the resolution 1920x1080 is selected The ration of heights and width is important for the automatic selection which is always full screen (otherwise you have a out of proportion stretched game.
In window mode the ration of the screen does not matter.

Resolution 1900 x 1200 is not directly supported and not that common.

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luxebo
luxebo

3840 x 2160 is natural resolution (4k monitor). In full screen mode the game automatically forces the game into 1280 x 720.

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

Which resolution do you use by standard when not gaming? 4k?

Can the monitor and your graphics card resolutions beyond (larger) 4k?

..and you stated first 1200 x 800 and later 1280 x 720 as resolution automatically selected in full screen mode. Please explain the circumstances (this may hold the key to understand and fix it because 1200 x 800 is not an implemented resolution to be selected at all.). Thx

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

Wow. When I game using a4k monitor the resolution switches automatically to 1920x1080 9hat it is supposetd to do). Mystery for now. Dis you ever try to reactivate/deactivate the badcard and vidcard files? It should not do anything but there are reports of those files helping/not helping

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luxebo
luxebo

Did not try this, should I try this?

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

The files should be in the package. Just name them correctly vidcard.csv and badcard.csv and try the game in auto mode if it does nothing you can deactivate them again or delete completely. I do not expect a change but it is a simple additional try to get it running.

And please check if 4k as well as 1920x1080 show as possible resolutions when you use the common slider to select your PCs resolution. The monitor can do it, can the graphics card?

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luxebo
luxebo

Can confirm that the graphics card can do 1920 x 1080 as a resolution.

Both files do not exist in the package that I installed with (as far as I know they aren't in omnitech, mc2x carver 5, uprising, tangomaster rework either).

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wolfman-x Creator
wolfman-x

I have no idea right now why this is not selected. Hmmm?

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luxebo
luxebo

I think I found a solution, have to set the resolution directly to 1920 x 1080 initially as resolution and then enter mc2x. It works for now.. but it doesn't run that smoothly either which is a bit frustrating.

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Mar 25 2019

Mother's Clan Campaign ( R05) embedded into MC2X(R41) released. Gaming Only Package !

Dec 15 2018

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Oct 30 2018

More time to implement new features in gaming system required. It will be released once it is up to the quality level I want it to be.

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Campaign revision is finishes. Need to fix some issues with MC2X (R41) prior to release. may take another month.

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