These instructions will fix a very specific singular issue that only I seem to be facing, and I don’t trust myself to not lose a .txt file, so here we are.
- I previously played this game, but now there’s a problem
- Game launches, I see the Pirahna games logo, then a screen listing a bunch of logos, then a loading screen with toy mechs, then a black screen.
- Nothing is frozen, the game hasn’t crashed, just a black screen after the initial loading screens on launch.
Last time I played the game, I went into Options -> Display, and changed the display mode to windowed borderless.
Now I’m stuck.
Go to my game installation folder, “D:\SteamApps\steamapps\common\MechWarrior 5 Mercenaries”
Whoever else is reading this, if you don’t know where your game is installed, do this: In Steam, go to Library -> right click the game from the list -> Manage -> Browse Local Files.
Launch MechWarrior.exe from the installation folder.
An error should show up:
Click Ok, or just close it.
The game will launch, and it should successfully load into the main menu. If it does not, end-task it, and try launching MechWarrior.exe again.
Launching the game in this way will prevent you from being able to join/host co-op, and maybe also miss out on some other online features.
Go to Options -> Display, and change display to Fullscreen. Then hit Apply, and quit the game.
Now launch the game through steam, and it should work properly.