MechCommander.org has fixed up the old games for a revival of MechCommander 1, 2 and MechCommander Gold on Windows XP. And apparently you can now download them for free! Download them from the main menu at MechCommander.org and follow the instructions to download and get the games to work on your PC.
Originally released in 1998 by Fasa Studios, MechCommander was at the very cutting edge of Real Time Strategy (RTS) games. Combining elements of the Battletech universe with solid multiplayer game play, it gained a huge following amongst both RTS and Battletech fans alike.
The sequel to the much-loved original gives gamers new mech chassis, weapons, vehicles and both a new single player campaign and new multiplayer maps. The game also comes with a map editor so you can make custom maps or modify existing ones.
The 3rd and final installment of the MechCommander series. The gameplay is tight, Mech customization is deep, and this is one of the few RTS games where 3-D environments factored into tactics.