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Combines the original game and the Desperate Measures expansion pack.

Application Details:

Version: Gold
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 6.7

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Test Results

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What works

Entire Campaign

What does not


Problem:     The game needs to be run in a Virtual Desktop.
Fix:         Set your resolution way down so you can see the game.
             (Game plays as 640X480)

Problem:     If the cursor leaves the window the game has a tendency to crash.
Fix:         Press Escape to skip the movie, then press Alt+Enter to go to windowed.

Problem:     Operation Briefing videos crash the game.
Fix:         DO NOT run the game windowed while the movie plays and MAKE SURE THE MOUSE STAYS IN THE WINDOW, after the movie, everything works fine.


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

SWEET game! works better in Ubuntu than it does in Windows, except for the movie crashes.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowArch Linux x86_64May 02 20216.7N/A Yes YesGoldMarek samec 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 23 20194.20Yes Yes YesGoldKarl Smith 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jan 05 20172.0-rc3-stagingYes Yes GoldRob 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 11 20131.5.29Yes Yes SilverHAARP 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20121.4Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
7459 stack_overflow when launching MechCommander CLOSED FIXED View
12194 Some DDraw games flicker the screen CLOSED FIXED View
13637 MechCommander Gold: Two keypresses simultaneously are not recognized NEW View
15110 MechCommander crashes in virtual desktop mode when mouse leaves virtual desktop NEW View
32587 Mech Commander Gold fails to run CLOSED ABANDONED View

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HowTo / Notes


Versions prior to 0.9.37 may have a problem with keyboard focus

The game may crash in virtual desktop mode, especially if you move the cursor out of the window

On the other hand, virtual desktop mode might be necessary to get the game to start

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