MechWarrior 3

Last official release.

Application Details:

Version: 1.2
License: Retail
Votes: 3
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.3

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Link 1.2 Patch - English

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What works

Game installing works after changing windows mode to "Windows 98" in wine configure.
After install patch 1.2 and a little modify of regedit, the mission finally runs.

Here is how to get it the game run:
Using virtual desktop mode, first time start the game, after the main menu appears, go to INSTANT ACTION, create a name and start a mission, as soon as press "launch" button, the game will popup error dialog and crash, just close or kill the game.

Then do the following:
open regedit, find [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MicroProse\MechWarrior 3\1.0]
Change "HWCardDev"=dword:00000001 To "HWCardDev"=dword:00000000
this will set game 3D device to HAL mode.
After that, run the game again, if you go to Options>Graphics&Audio, you will see the 3D is now DirectDraw HAL.

NOW you can go to INSTANT ACTION or other mode and start a mssion, no more error occurs, the mission runs well.

However, the error dialog still occurred and crashed when you tried to quit the game.

What does not

Quit the game and game video.


What was not tested

MULTIPLAYER MODE, more game play.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowManjaro Linux 21.2Mar 13 20227.3Yes Yes NoSilverMulletman 
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 22 20227.0Yes Yes YesGoldAndy Yiu 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Apr 07 20183.5Yes Yes YesSilverEric Whitaker 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"Nov 12 20141.7.29Yes Yes BronzeSteven Vachon 
ShowLinux Mint 13 "Maya"Sep 28 20131.6Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

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