I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

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I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by thecrankyhermit » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:03 pm

Big thanks to Kontza for making the Mercs patching method and the MechPrep tool. I wouldn't have been able to get Mercs 1.1 working in the first place without them.

This took a lot of trial and error, and I'm not even sure what all the steps involved were, but I've gotten Mercs 1.1 XP to run on 3 different machines now, and I've put together a patch that should be a lot simpler to use than the confusing mess that currently exists.

There were three main issues that I encountered:
The official 1.1 patch frequently will not install properly.
Kontza's patch takes some effort and technical knowledge to apply properly.
MW2Hook is in my experience completely useless.

A warning: I have only tested this on the version with the jewel case that says "Enhanced Direct 3D Video and 3D Positional Sound." I have no idea if this works on other versions, and I'm pretty sure it won't work on Titanium Mercs.

To use this patch, first install the game fresh, into a clean directory. You can use the DOS installer or the Windows installer. Do not attempt to launch the game, or install other mods or patches.

If you used the DOS installer, then you must copy the "WAV" folder from the CD into the installation directory. If you used the Windows installer, it should already be there.

Next, download this:
http://www.box.net/shared/uoqhgbmhy3

Open it, and extract the contents of the folder inside "mercs11p" (don't extract the folder - extract the contents of the folder) into the directory where you installed Mercs, overwriting anything.

Go into that directory and run "MechPrep." Select your resolution, then click "Save GFX Prefs" and "Exit."

Right-click the file "MERCSWIN.EXE," select "Properties," and set the compatibility to "Windows 95." Do this for "mercnet.exe" too.

Now run MERCSWIN.EXE. If all goes well, the intro movie will play, and you will get the main menu. The first thing you should do is to test out Instant Action. If it works, great. From now on you should be able to launch this game just by running MERCSWIN.EXE, provided you don't uninstall.

One annoyance, is that it seems like no matter what resolution you pick in "MechPrep," the game will always use 800x600. Nevertheless, you MUST run MechPrep at least once in your computer's lifetime or the game will fail once a mission begins. I'm not even really sure what this does - I can use an installation that was backed up prior to running MechPrep, so the files will be unmodified by MechPrep, and the game will still work just fine.

Also, I've heard about a MechLab bug, but I don't know the details of it, so I couldn't say whether it's present here or not.

One last thing. If you have multiple CD-ROM drives, physical or virtual, the disc must be in the lowest-lettered one, or you won't get any music. This is a common issue with games that use redbook audio, but I thought it worth a mention here.

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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Col.Kell » Thu Jan 22, 2009 3:55 pm

I'm going to have this downloaded on my dial-up connection while I'm asleep, and then I can give this thing a shot next afternoon and finaly see what 1.1 looks like!

Great job, hermit! :)
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Col.Kell » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:50 pm

This is cool, I can play Mercs on Windows and without the hook. And no crashes! :)

Only problem I have is, when I play a mission, all I see is a white screen with nothing but shadows of mechs and cockpit textures. That's all I see.
I have experimented with all sorts of 3d and resolution modes, but I get the same result; White.

I am playing on a mercs disk... that I don't quite know what version it is. I know it is not the Titanium Edition, and this disk says "version 1.05" on it.

Am I doing something wrong? Do I have to apply the 1.06 upgrade before the 1.1? What is it???

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME PLEASE?!?! I WANNA PLAY THIS!!! :oops:
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by thecrankyhermit » Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:19 pm

You did run MechPrep.exe, right?

Is the game set to use "Primary Display Adapter" as the video renderer? That should be the default - Mercs 1.1 has serious problems with software rendering.

Also, what video card are you using? And do you have the latest GPU drivers installed?

Also, since you seem to be using a different version than me, here's something you can do to give me a bit of info:
* Uninstall the game, delete the directory, etc.
* Reinstall fresh, do not touch anything or modify anything
* Extract the files from mercs11 into the installation directory. Don't follow any of the other steps in my original post.
* Open up a command prompt, and cd into the installation directory.
* Type this command:
dir /s > out.txt
Now look at the installation directory. There should be a file in there called "out.txt." Upload this file somewhere where I can read it. This file should list every single file in your installation, its size, and its timestamp, and I can compare it to mine. If anything differs, then we have a suspect.

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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Col.Kell » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:10 pm

I am using (I firmly believe) the Pentium edition of Mercs, version 1.05.
My graphics card is "ATI Mobility 128 AGP 2X". I have no clue what or how GPU is/does.
And yes, I have ran MechPrep.exe, I have toyed with all kinds of resolutions both under ATi and RGB mode.
And setting it to "Primary Display Adapter", how is that done?

Here it is, this is the out.txt file you asked for, go ahead and click it:
out.txt
Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is 68CA-192D

Directory of C:\MERCS

01/24/2009 02:58 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:58 PM <DIR> ..
12/18/1997 02:59 PM 144,402 ADD.RTP
05/16/2007 11:19 AM 90,112 AdvApi42.dll
12/04/1997 12:11 PM 140 ANET.INF
12/12/1997 07:11 PM 62,824 anet2.dll
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> CFGS
08/03/2004 11:56 PM 388,608 cmd.exe
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 0 D3DERROR.TXT
09/14/1996 09:28 PM 16,198,967 DATABASE.MW2
10/11/1996 08:36 AM 199 DEFNET.CFG
01/21/2009 02:03 AM 90,318 DeIsL1.isu
01/24/2009 02:51 PM 8,323 DeIsL2.isu
12/12/1997 01:22 PM 72,704 dkupddll.dll
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> DLL
09/01/1994 05:00 AM 265,420 DOS4GW.EXE
10/28/1997 04:46 PM 557 doshelp.CNT
11/07/1997 12:50 PM 47,104 DOSHELP.HLP
10/28/1997 04:41 PM 776 dosnet.CNT
11/07/1997 10:35 AM 38,912 DOSNET.HLP
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 252 en01star.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 252 en02star.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 252 en03star.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 252 en04star.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 252 en05star.bwd
07/10/1995 09:56 PM 8,326 FLTSTCK.MAP
11/17/1997 05:12 PM 454 game.CNT
11/17/1997 05:11 PM 1,527,936 GAME.HLP
09/15/1996 12:47 PM 4,176 GAMEKEY.MAP
05/16/2007 11:19 AM 77,824 GDI42.dll
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> GIDDI
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> GIDDIWIN
08/29/1996 02:52 PM 15 HELP.BAT
11/10/1997 04:56 PM 3,457 HELP.CNT
06/09/1997 12:58 PM 13,312 HELP.EXE
08/29/1996 09:49 AM 8,628 HELP.GID
11/14/1997 04:40 PM 170,210 HELP.HLP
09/09/1996 07:01 AM 55,876 HELP.TXT
12/24/2008 02:14 PM 922 IMAGE.cue
12/24/2008 02:14 PM 746,461,296 IMAGE.img
11/02/1995 02:17 PM 5,324 INPUT.MAP
09/14/1996 01:44 PM 3,096 INPUTW.MAP
03/31/1997 05:12 AM 29,125 internet.txt
11/18/1996 11:17 AM 10,086 IPXADR.EXE
07/10/1995 09:56 PM 7,647 JOYSTICK.MAP
05/16/2007 11:19 AM 102,400 Kernel42.dll
07/10/1995 09:56 PM 7,225 KEYBOARD.MAP
09/14/1996 11:22 AM 8,462 LSLCHECK.EXE
05/16/2007 12:28 PM 289 md5sums.txt
05/16/2007 10:19 AM 65,536 MechPrep.exe
10/24/1996 10:43 AM 69,817 merc105.txt
01/10/1997 01:57 PM 40,689 MERCAI.HTM
01/26/1997 08:08 AM 32,160 mercfaq.htm
01/26/1997 08:08 AM 61,910 MERCMFAQ.HTM
11/26/1997 01:43 AM 122,368 mercnet.exe
09/14/1996 02:53 PM 4,341 MERCPPP.BAT
10/28/1996 01:28 PM 33,852 MERCS.EXE
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> mercs11p
11/25/1997 04:03 PM 11,421 MERCS1_1.TXT
05/16/2007 11:17 AM 1,531 MercsProxyPatcher.bat
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 804,352 mercsw.dll
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 41,984 MERCSWIN.EXE
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 2,432 mis1are1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 1,104 mis1are2.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 500 mis8are1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> MISSIONS
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07/10/1995 09:56 PM 7,466 MOUSE.MAP
07/10/1995 09:56 PM 8,323 MSJSTICK.MAP
07/24/1996 08:32 AM 136,192 MSS32.DLL
09/12/1997 03:18 PM 266,240 MSVCRT.DLL
07/08/1996 10:22 AM 882,176 MW2.DLL
11/20/1996 07:16 AM 474,134 MW2.EXE
09/15/1996 12:48 PM 4,959 MW2.INI
10/29/1996 04:52 AM 41,479,843 MW2.PRJ
07/10/1997 06:06 AM 84 MW2586.CFG
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 214 MW2CAR.CFG
01/21/2009 10:33 PM 23 mw2dif.cfg
01/26/1997 08:08 AM 66,318 MW2DOC.HTM
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 4,098 MW2LOGO0.cel
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 4,098 MW2LOGO1.cel
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 2,516 mw2msn.cfg
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 836 MW2PRM.CFG
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 243 mw2rmg.cfg
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 628,224 mw2shell.dll
10/28/1996 05:01 PM 1,010,479 MW2SHELL.EXE
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 84 MW2SND.CFG
08/05/1996 06:10 AM 0 NETKEY.MAP
01/21/2009 09:20 PM 174,604 netshell.dll
11/20/1996 07:16 AM 267,914 NETSHELL.EXE
09/08/1996 08:59 AM 5,825 NETSHELL.INI
01/24/2009 02:58 PM 0 out.txt
07/23/1997 02:18 PM 119,808 patchw32.dll
10/10/1996 06:13 AM 192,165 PPPSHARE.EXE
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 792 ran0brf1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 168 ran0dbff.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 188 ran0dbfs.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 2,598 ran0scn1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 132 randnav1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 132 randnav2.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 656 randwld1.bwd
11/13/1997 03:55 PM 624 readme.CNT
04/03/1997 07:15 AM 14,253 readme.doc
12/03/1997 03:51 PM 167,487 README.HLP
11/24/1997 05:30 PM 48,879 README.TXT
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> RMG
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 488 rmglog.txt
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 904 rnd0cam1.bwd
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 128 salvage.mw2
12/08/1997 09:27 PM 226 SERVERS.TXT
09/13/1996 07:18 AM 40 SETSOUND.BAT
10/16/1996 10:56 AM 402,713 SHELLFIX.MW2
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 76,673 SHELLMER.CFG
03/28/1997 07:09 AM 23,535 SKYGND.PAR
04/09/1996 07:45 AM 60,416 SMACKW32.DLL
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> SMK
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> SND
01/24/2009 02:54 PM 80,590 symlog.txt
11/25/1997 02:41 AM 518 UPDATE.txt
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 152 userstar.bwd
11/25/1997 07:01 PM 2,298 vendor.CNT
12/03/1997 03:50 PM 34,816 VENDOR.HLP
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> VFX
01/24/2009 02:57 PM 7,869 VIDEOLOG.TXT
05/12/2007 02:25 PM 1,372,160 vim.exe
11/25/1997 07:00 PM 279 vocab.CNT
11/20/1997 11:11 AM 16,384 VOCAB.HLP
11/21/1995 11:00 PM 114,688 WAIL32.DLL
09/08/1996 05:24 AM 75,416 WATPING.EXE
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> WINDLL
10/31/1997 04:24 PM 461 Winnet.cnt
11/07/1997 10:31 AM 24,671 Winnet.HLP
119 File(s) 815,479,055 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\CFGS

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
06/28/1995 10:43 AM 2,318 MW2.ADV
07/01/1995 03:21 PM 2,418 MW2.B50
07/01/1995 03:17 PM 4,938 MW2.M50
06/28/1995 06:13 AM 1,674 MW2.PHX
4 File(s) 11,348 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\DLL

01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> ..
10/28/1996 02:10 PM 50,070 DWANGO.DLL
10/28/1996 02:11 PM 16,764 IPX.DLL
10/28/1996 02:11 PM 20,343 MODEM.DLL
10/28/1996 02:11 PM 17,267 SERIAL.DLL
10/28/1996 02:11 PM 62,170 WAT.DLL
5 File(s) 166,614 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\GIDDI

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
10/31/1995 05:53 AM 3,872 AVENGER.CPC
08/28/1995 04:43 AM 8,843 AVENGER.DLL
08/28/1995 04:52 AM 4,551 AVENGER.TXT
12/03/1995 12:27 PM 3,872 CONFIG00.CPC
07/10/1995 05:59 PM 3,872 CONFIG01.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 CONFIG02.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 CONFIG03.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 CONFIG04.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 DEFAULT.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 FLTSTCK.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 6,831 FLTSTCK.DLL
07/09/1995 11:53 AM 174 FLTSTCK.STD
11/07/1995 04:04 AM 3,872 fltstick.cpc
09/09/1996 10:11 AM 3,872 JOYSTICK.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 4,870 JOYSTICK.DLL
09/09/1996 10:13 AM 189 JOYSTICK.STD
11/21/1995 12:30 PM 3,872 KEYBDENG.CPC
11/07/1995 01:21 PM 3,872 KEYBOARD.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 8,207 KEYBOARD.DLL
11/07/1995 03:38 AM 3,872 MOUSE.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 4,760 MOUSE.DLL
08/26/1996 01:34 PM 174 MOUSE.STD
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 MSJSTICK.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 6,863 MSJSTICK.DLL
07/09/1995 11:53 AM 178 MSJSTICK.STD
09/03/1996 01:49 PM 3,872 NOVICE.CPC
12/08/1995 11:51 AM 3,872 sidewind.cpc
08/04/1995 01:13 PM 3,872 SIDEWNDR.CPC
08/04/1995 01:13 PM 6,072 SIDEWNDR.DLL
08/04/1995 01:13 PM 177 SIDEWNDR.STD
06/14/1996 12:34 PM 0 sidwindr.cpc
11/07/1995 03:55 AM 3,872 TMASTER.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 6,957 TMASTER.DLL
07/09/1995 11:53 AM 173 TMASTER.STD
08/31/1995 09:41 AM 3,872 VFX1.CPC
08/31/1995 09:30 AM 3,222 VFX1.DLL
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 VIO1.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 4,341 VIO1.DLL
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 VIO2.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 4,341 VIO2.DLL
11/07/1995 02:15 PM 3,872 VPILOT.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 6,975 VPILOT.DLL
08/28/1995 05:31 AM 1,120 VPILOT.TXT
09/28/1995 06:38 AM 3,872 WINGMAN.CPC
10/28/1996 02:23 PM 6,941 WINGMAN.DLL
45 File(s) 175,015 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\GIDDIWIN

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
12/03/1995 12:27 PM 3,872 CONFIG00.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 DEFAULT.CPC
11/07/1995 04:04 AM 3,872 fltstick.cpc
11/07/1995 03:42 AM 3,872 JOYSTICK.CPC
11/06/1995 12:51 PM 182 JOYSTICK.STD
11/07/1995 01:21 PM 3,872 KEYBOARD.CPC
11/07/1995 03:38 AM 3,872 MOUSE.CPC
11/06/1995 12:23 PM 167 MOUSE.STD
09/03/1996 01:49 PM 3,872 NOVICE.CPC
12/08/1995 11:51 AM 3,872 sidewind.cpc
11/07/1995 03:55 AM 3,872 TMASTER.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 VIO1.CPC
07/10/1995 06:00 PM 3,872 VIO2.CPC
13 File(s) 42,941 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\mercs11p

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
0 File(s) 0 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\MISSIONS

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
09/15/1996 07:21 AM 44,544 AVO1.MWM
03/26/1997 05:19 PM 51,712 BAS1.MWM
03/26/1997 05:19 PM 46,592 BAS2.MWM
03/26/1997 05:20 PM 45,056 BAS3.MWM
03/26/1997 05:20 PM 49,664 BAS4.MWM
09/15/1996 07:15 AM 43,520 BAS5.MWM
03/26/1997 05:20 PM 54,784 FAL1.MWM
03/26/1997 05:20 PM 57,344 FRE1.MWM
03/26/1997 05:21 PM 54,784 FRE2.MWM
03/26/1997 05:21 PM 61,952 FRE3.MWM
03/26/1997 05:21 PM 69,120 FRE4.MWM
03/26/1997 05:21 PM 54,272 FRE5.MWM
03/26/1997 05:22 PM 49,664 FRE6.MWM
03/26/1997 05:22 PM 45,056 FRE7.MWM
03/26/1997 05:22 PM 45,568 FRE8.MWM
03/26/1997 05:22 PM 55,296 FREA.MWM
03/26/1997 05:22 PM 56,320 FREB.MWM
03/26/1997 05:23 PM 65,024 KIN1.MWM
18 File(s) 950,272 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\RMG

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 1,072 AIRPORT.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 5,752 BASE1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 1,768 BASEA.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 2,432 CHEMPLNT.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 500 DRPSHP1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 500 DRPSHP2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 500 DRPSHP3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 500 DRPSHP4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 696 DRPSHP5.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 1,104 FIELDHQ.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 4,424 FIREBASE.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 1,452 GRDTOWER.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 4,092 GREEK1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 4,424 HPG1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 5,524 INDPLNT2.BWD
09/15/1996 09:38 PM 440 MINERIG.BWD
09/14/1996 08:14 AM 2,900 MIS0SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:14 AM 4,019 MIS0SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:14 AM 5,138 MIS0SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:15 AM 5,502 MIS0SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,598 MIS1SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,566 MIS1SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,534 MIS1SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,502 MIS1SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,749 MIS2SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,019 MIS2SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,289 MIS2SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 6,559 MIS2SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,900 MIS3SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,019 MIS3SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,138 MIS3SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,502 MIS3SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,598 MIS4SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,264 MIS4SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,930 MIS4SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,596 MIS4SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,749 MIS5SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,415 MIS5SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,081 MIS5SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,747 MIS5SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,900 MIS6SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,566 MIS6SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,232 MIS6SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,596 MIS6SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,900 MIS7SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,566 MIS7SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,232 MIS7SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,596 MIS7SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,598 MIS8SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 3,566 MIS8SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,534 MIS8SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,502 MIS8SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,749 MIS9SCN1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 4,019 MIS9SCN2.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 5,289 MIS9SCN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 6,559 MIS9SCN4.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 1,104 NUKEPLNT.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 440 OFFICE.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 440 OFFICE1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,764 PROCESS1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,432 PUMPSTN3.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,432 RDRAREA1.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 1,616 RESEXTR.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 2,432 SMSTK.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 1,812 TRAINCTR.BWD
09/14/1996 08:16 AM 424 URBNSPCL.BWD
66 File(s) 215,794 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\SMK

01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> ..
07/16/1997 10:32 AM 599 ARROW.SHP
07/21/1997 10:47 AM 2,685 CHSS.SHP
07/16/1997 10:33 AM 2,322 LEAVE.SHP
10/05/1996 10:45 AM 2,231 MLBCH.SHP
10/09/1996 12:56 PM 2,636 MLBD.SHP
10/05/1996 10:45 AM 22,236 MLBOXA.SHP
08/28/1996 11:43 PM 2,185,168 MPOORW.SMK
07/03/1997 11:04 AM 19,453 MSBACK.SHP
07/16/1997 10:33 AM 6,336 RCHASS.SHP
07/16/1997 10:33 AM 2,969 REPAIR.SHP
07/03/1997 11:04 AM 2,786 SALV.SHP
07/21/1997 10:48 AM 204,536 SAMMO.SMK
07/31/1997 10:31 AM 557 SCROLLD.SHP
07/31/1997 10:31 AM 555 SCROLLU.SHP
07/21/1997 10:48 AM 106,180 SEQUIP.SMK
07/21/1997 10:48 AM 66,968 SLASER.SMK
07/24/1997 10:48 AM 119,576 SMECH.SMK
07/21/1997 10:48 AM 151,908 SMISSILE.SMK
07/21/1997 10:48 AM 110,352 SPROJ.SMK
07/16/1997 10:33 AM 2,258 TAKE.SHP
20 File(s) 3,012,311 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\SND

01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> ..
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 11,278 ADRV688.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 16,131 AILDRVR.LST
04/13/1996 01:42 PM 2,955 DBSOUND.LST
09/01/1994 05:00 AM 265,420 DOS4GW.EXE
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 3,219 JAMMER.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 2,127 PROAUDIO.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 2,849 RAP10.DIG
12/14/1993 08:22 AM 3,662 SAMPLE.AD
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 10,780 SAMPLE.BNK
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 3,242 SAMPLE.OPL
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 2,812 SB16.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 2,984 SBLASTER.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 2,763 SBPRO.DIG
08/28/1996 07:45 AM 255,244 SETSOUND.EXE
10/29/1996 05:13 AM 12,076 SETSOUND.WAV
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 4,171 SNDSCAPE.DIG
11/07/1995 01:00 AM 3,332 SNDSYS.DIG
01/18/1995 02:00 AM 9,478 ULTRA.DIG
18 File(s) 614,523 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\VFX

01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:54 PM <DIR> ..
03/16/1994 05:35 AM 7,056 MCGA.DLL
03/16/1994 05:35 AM 19,028 VESA480.DLL
03/16/1994 05:35 AM 20,948 VESA768.DLL
09/14/1996 06:36 PM 48,642 VFXHD.BIN
09/05/1996 05:45 PM 24,863 VFXJK.BIN
09/14/1996 06:31 PM 48,450 VFXTM.BIN
6 File(s) 168,987 bytes

Directory of C:\MERCS\WINDLL

01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> .
01/24/2009 02:53 PM <DIR> ..
11/26/1997 01:42 AM 9,216 winets2.dll
11/26/1997 01:42 AM 7,680 wipx2.dll
11/26/1997 01:42 AM 11,776 wmodem2.dll
11/26/1997 01:42 AM 8,704 wserial2.dll
4 File(s) 37,376 bytes

Total Files Listed:
318 File(s) 820,874,236 bytes
35 Dir(s) 11,702,329,344 bytes free
Thanks for the help, Hermit.
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by thecrankyhermit » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:22 pm

If you move the cursor to the top of the screen while in any of the 2D screens, you'll see an "options" toolbar. In that toolbar is a "video options" item. Select that - the "Primary Display Adapter" option will be in there.

Also, I noticed that your MW2.PRJ file is about 10MB bigger than mine. MW2.PRJ should only be 49.4MB, or 41,479,843 bytes. See if a file with that size is on your disc and try copying that to your installation directory. If not, that file is included with MercNet 1.1. You can just install MercNet to a new directory, and copy that file over your inflated one.

Also, I noticed that there is no sign of the SMK directory or a WAV directory. You need to do a full installation to get fullscreen movies, and you need to copy the WAV directory from your disc to the installation dir to get sounds.

Your MERCS directory isn't exactly clean, BTW. There's plenty of stuff in it that you would never see in a clean installation. There's not much more I can do to help unless I can compare the directory on my system to a clean one on yours. If this post doesn't help get the game running, then please repeat the instructions of my last post, and this time make sure you follow the instructions precisely. This includes starting with a 100% clean MERCS installation, doing a full installation, copying the WAV directory into it, and not putting *anything* in the directory that the instructions don't call for.

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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Col.Kell » Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:03 pm

I'll see what I can do then and give it a shot. Thanks.
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Sir MMPD Radick » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:16 pm

hate to tell ya hermit, your build is one of the few which would have a WAV folder. Most versions do not have that.
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Col.Kell » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:29 pm

Mine doesn't have a WAV folder. Does this effect the game in any way other than sound?
If it is absolutly nessecary, can you post the WAV folder here?
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Re: I put together a Mercs 1.1 XP patch

Post by Sir MMPD Radick » Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:39 pm

(DO NOT PUT IT HERE)
Normally that folder should not effect anything except for the version he has.
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