My favorite one was Mech3 so far
Ah, if it only worked on XP without a problem.
Yeah, it is a bit of a ***** to get working.
Additionally, LOTS of the missions are buggy as hell under 2k and XP - When I tried it (and got it running, which was hard enough on its own...), I couldn't get past the Op1Mis2 because of
a) The Goddamned Bouncing APCs of Doom (As soon as they touch a 'step', they fly up into the air at 5 bazillion MPH and don't come back down unless you wait for a few hours, at which point they bounce up again. They move faster than a rack of LRM20s!
b) The Cheating Bastard Cloaking Gun Turrets (Due to some obscure rendering problem, the gun turrets are not drawn and you can't hit them! They make sound and can happily shoot you, but you can't damage them, even with splash damage!!)
As I still use Win98, that's what I run it under (On a Voodoo2 SLI no less!
It doesn't like my GeForce 6600GT... damned nVidia cutting off support!
), and it still works perfectly.
For MechWarrior 2, I find the DOS version works great under DOSBox (And if you don't have an ISA capable machine and a decent ISA sound-card, that's the ONLY way you'll get sound)
There is NO POINT in trying to use the Windows versions, espescially the godawful Titanium editions - It's ugly and big chunks of the game glitch up or just plain don't work (No Enhanced Imaging!).
On modern CPUs, you can software-render Mech 2 at obscene resolutions anyway
(Although you may need to tweak the DOSbox settings a fair bit to make it run smoothly at high res....)
It'll suck when I am forced to upgrade to a PCI-E system since I won't even be able to run so many of these older Windows games (No Win98 drivers... hell, no Win2k drivers either!