First post, by B0ilz
Hey all, new to dgVoodoo here. I'm trying to get the most recent Mektek version of Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries to work with dgVoodoo 2.79.1's scaling mode and forced resolution options.
When either of these options is used, the game will run fine at first install until you go into the options and change the controls, which is highly recommended for this old game. The game then lags every time you move the mouse and will lag harder depending on how fast the movement is. This behavior does not revert after changing back the control options to default. I suspect the culprit is related to the mouse torso aim option.
I've tested this on every version of the game I could find with the same result, and can only assume it's dgVoodoo fighting the mouse aim somehow. Turning scaling mode and forced resolution to unspecified/unforced will allow the game to run fine, but the scaling options REALLY enhance the game, especially due to the enhanced textures in this specific Mektek version I'm using. Without them, it turns into a bit of a mess with the high-res textures and low resolution.
You can get the exact version of the game I'm using here [link removed]
Or if you don't trust a drive download you can get a non-enhanced version of the game at [link removed]