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Last Count Updated: 11-30-08
At last count there is about 36 known versions of MechWarrior 2: 31st Century.
The criteria for Avoid and Absolute avoid is the follows:
If it lacks all music tracks it immediately gets placed in the absolute avoid list.
If it is missing features it makes the avoid list.
If the content can be contained by patching, it makes the rip-off list.
Singleplayer Only will be defined as a 95 game without dos on it. It may contain multiplayer, but since it is not popular online or playable in a general sense it will be relegated to an offline only stance.
Also note that if Mercenaries or MechWarrior 2 are located in the single player section it means that it is not recommended.
Unless otherwise noted with the enhanced versions, they do not work without the original hardware.
Semi Functional on 2000 and above.
- MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries D3D Edition
- MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries Direct 3D Video And 3D Positional Sound Edition
Absolute Avoid Rip-off List:
- Softkey/AOL Version
- Mercenaries - Action Hall of Fame
- MechWarrior 2: Titanium in General.
- Battlepack Series:
- MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries 3dfx Edition
- Netmech DOS - Online Only
- MechWarrior 2 95 Pentium - Retail - Works with patch
- MechWarrior 2 Voodoo Versions - Works with emulation
- MechWarrior 2 S3 Virge
- STB Velocity
- Matrox Mystique
- ATI 3d Rage Edition
- MW2: 3D Accelerated for the 6500 - MAC
- Ghost Bears Legacy - DOS - Works
- MW2: Playstation 1
- MW2: Sega Saturn
- Mech2: Retail Netmech Edition (Best Version)
- Mech2: Non-Retail Pentium Edition (2nd Best Version)
- Mech2: Essential Collection (UK)(3rd Best Version)
- Mech2: IBM CD-ROM 1.0
- Mech2: IBM CD-ROM 1.1
- Mech2: Sidewinder 3D Pro Version - DOS
- Mercs: Retail 1.05 95/DOS (Not Played, but still possible to play online)
- Mercs: German 95/DOS (Not Played, but still possible to play online)