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About this mod

Join Blain in his quest to stop the Enclave from obtaining powerful lore-balanced weaponry in 'MERC 2!' We've created a mod which should fit seamlessly into your Vanilla experience which plays well with a variety of other mods and contains an entertaining 6-8 hours of gameplay.

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Ever wanted to be an operator in an elite organization? Join Blain in his quest to stop the Enclave from uncovering a vast weapons cache in 'MERC 2!' We've created a mod which should fit seamlessly into your Vanilla experience which plays well with a variety of other mods and contains an entertaining 6-8 hours of gameplay. 

Still not enough? How about a reasonably entertaining story, NPCs, and weapon-toting hirelings to follow you around and shoot things while you loot valuable items off of less-valuable lives?

STILL not enough? Remember when we mentioned weapons? We've got weapons from Fallout 1 and 2, custom weapons designed just for this mod with variable firing scripts, an AoE sniper rifle (a personal favorite), in so many shapes and sizes you'll probably want to start over from the beginning just for the fun of bigger booms!

Okay, Still Not Enough? Your base of operations, located in an undisclosed Capitol Wasteland location, is fully upgradable with turrets, patrols, dogs, robots, mercenaries, and a custom mortar with enough range to hit any outdoor location in the DC area!

On top of all that there is also Easter Eggs galore sprinkled throughout the story and world. Can you spot all the Lore and non-Lore related references and goodies?

MERC 2: The Search For More Dynamite

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**News: December 15, 2017**
Version 2.1 of Merc 2 has been released. Version 2.1 contains a good number of bug fixes  and a slight bit of new content as shown in the Master Update List for 2.1

IF YOU INSTALL VERSION 2.1 OVER AN OLDER MERC 2 1.3 OR 1.4 OR 1.5 BETA YOUR GAME WILL BE MESSED UP.
YOU HAVE TO REMOVE YOUR CURRENT MERC 2 1.x FILES, MAKE A CLEAN SAVE WITHOUT MERC 2 INSTALLED AND
    THEN INSTALL MERC 2 2.1

Tossman has been kind enough to make a patch which allows MERC2 weapons to use CALIBR
ammunition instead of the vanilla calibers. Special thanks to him for his work. CALIBR Patch for MERC v2

                    PATCHES NEEDED FOR OTHER MODS
1. FLAK users will need to download a patch from the Optional Files Section.
2. A World of Painusers will need to download a patch from the Optional Files Section.
3. The Girl Of The Violin users will need to download a patch from the Optional Files Section.
4. Marts Mutant Mod users will need to download a patch from the Optional Files Section.
5. Fellout users need to download and use the SGsUA - No Borders mod

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Vforvic and I (drjones013) have been working on this mod since we took it over from SiN several years ago and the rewrite is a labor of love (even a lightning strike couldn't put us down). Sumoftwosins, the original creator of the mod, will be working to create an adaptation of this mod for Fallout 4 as soon as it is released.  It will not be a 1 to 1 remake of this mod in the new game, but instead a continuation of MERC story/canon.  

Thanks to all for the support you've shown us over the years-- we were File of the Month, January 2012; your continued interest keeps the Nexus the best modding site for gamers!

***Hotfix list of changes available in Discussion Section***

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INSTALLATION/GENERAL INFO
1. Merc 2 requires the Anchorage and Broken Steel DLCs.
2. Merc 2 Version 2 is not compatible with any previous Version of Merc 2. Merc 2 is a completely new storyline. Your old content and progress in previous Versions of Merc 2 will not be saved. IF YOU INSTALL VERSION 2 OVER AN OLDER MERC 2 1.3 OR 1.4 OR 1.5 BETA INSTALL YOUR GAME WILL BE MESSED UP. You must remove your older Merc 2 files, make a clean save without Merc 2 installed and then install Merc 2 Version 2.
3. Version 1.3 is not compatible with Version 1.4 and onward. You must completely uninstall version 1.3 before upgrading.
4. Many load order issues may be corrected by using BOSS
5. Strange or rotating textures? Use either Nexus Mod Manager OR ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated. My personal recommendation is Nexus Mod Manager as it does what you need and much more.
6. To use the Different Fire Modes for MERC weapons you must be in Sneak Mode

7. MERC Stealth Armor provides 100% camouflage until you move.

NOTE ON SUPPORT
I normally answer all requests for help. If it is an open forum question with an answer that might contain a spoiler then I will answer you via PM.

OPTIONAL ADDON's
1. Tossman has been kind enough to make a patch which allows MERC2 weapons to use CALIBR ammunition instead of the vanilla calibers. Special thanks
to him for his work. CALIBR Patch for MERC v2
2. The Pitt, Adds an Elite Strike Team to help.
3. Broken Steel, Adds 2 Elite Strike Teams to help.
4. Point Lookout, Adds a small Merc Outpost to recruit units.
*The Strike Team ADDON's require that you complete all the base MERC quests to work. If you haven't finished "Lock, Stock, & Barrel" then none of the MERC units will appear.

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MASTER UPDATE LIST FOR 2.2
Red for critical bug fixes
Yellow for minor bug fixes
Orange for possible content adjustments or additions
Green for requests (considered, approved, and being implemented)
Blue for considerations (not approved, being considered for implementation)

Fellout Keeps Player From Reaching Plane Added a requirement to use the SGsUA - No Borders mod if using Fellout
Kalen/Ostermann Recruitment
Possible Creation Table Issues
Walls in Elevator Sometimes Missing Cannot Replicate Issue. Still Testing
Cryo Ghouls Give Negative Karma
Kalen Quest Shows Megaton
Unit 24 Hellfire Helmets Glow In The Dark
Potential Issue If Soldier Killed Early At SatCom Scene
Potential Issue If Player Bypasses Armory Scene
Mickey's AI Needs Work During Founding Fathers
K-4A3 AR still listed in Quartermaster Inventory
KM-4A3 5.56 not listed in Quartermaster Inventory, uses 5mm instead (see PM)
Pheonix Arms Shop mispelled - should be Phoenix Arms Shop
Complete Apothecary
Complete Phoenix Arms

Add hanger area or areas for Valkyrie from MZC
Change Healy's Officer (Firebase Adrian) to reflect Enclave Officer quarters vs LW
Merc Collectables display

Add Firebase Adrian Staff and Upgrades options
Summon Founding Fathers via Secretary

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