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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

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

- Sound

- Missions

- Loading the campaign progress (game auto saves it between missions)

- Playing the game in full screen

What does not

  • Crashes at start if you don't turn on Windows 98 emulation
  • Crashes if dsound library in wine is not installed


  • Use windows 98 in Wine settings
  • Install dsound in the libraries (Wine settings -> Libraries -> (Add new override for library section) -> click "Add" and find "dsound"
  • My version of the game is just a zip file. I used Play on Linux to create a new wine virtual drive nad just moved the extracted game files to ~/PlayOnLinux's virtual drives/Win/drive_c/Program Files/ . After that you can even create a desktop shortcut
  • It is also possible to just move it to ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/ virtual drive, but launching is not as conenient.

What was not tested

  • Saving the game progress multiple times
  • Multiplayer
  • Patches for better resolutiosn (from moddb)

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

Running in emulated desktop will crash the came if you move the cursor out of the window.

I have used modesetting intel driver

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch 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 NoGoldRob 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64May 11 20131.5.29Yes Yes NoSilverHAARP 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 29 20121.4Yes No NoGarbagean 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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