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Box artwork for MechWarrior 2: The Titanium Trilogy.
MechWarrior 2: The Titanium Trilogy
Year released1998
Genre(s)Simulation, compilation
ModesSingle player, multiplayer
Rating(s)ESRB Everyone
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MechWarrior 2: The Titanium Trilogy brings together the "Titanium" enhanced editions of:

It also has newly enhanced versions of the multiplayer components Netmech and Mercnet. The Titanium editions of Ghost Bear's Legacy and Netmech had never been available separately.

Each disc contained two versions of the game: an 8-bit software-rendered version (essentially the same as that of the MechWarrior 2 Battlepack) and a 16-bit Direct3D-accelerated version. Unlike previous enhanced versions the discs did not include an MS-DOS version in addition to the Windows version.

Before the Titanium editions a large number of 3D-accelerated versions of MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat had been made but each only worked with a particular company's graphics cards, causing many players to stick with the software-rendered MS-DOS version; the Titanium Trilogy made things easier by using the DirectX APIs, meaning virtually any card could run the game just by installing DirectX.

Unfortunately, while the single player was simplified the multiplayer was complicated; due to Mercenaries' multiplayer component being used as the base players with the Titanium edition could only play Netmech matches against Titanium or Battlepack owners, and Mercnet only worked with other Titanium editions.