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Post  Scorch on Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:32 pm

http://games.on.net/article/8730/MechWarrior_4_free_release_confirmed_for_launch

I remember reading the original article, got excited, then was disappointing when no news about it came out of the pipeline. Now it is happening and I am excited again.

Who remembers epic times in MechWarrior? I do. I fsking loved that game. Very Happy

We should get some games going when it is released.
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Post  HTAPAWASO on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:36 pm

It's been announced that they've got the go-ahead.

Who knows how much longer it will take.


Anyway, I never played it but it looks enjoyable.

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Post  RazoR on Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:39 pm

Best thing evar was those pods they had at intensity in that eary room where you played against ppl in other pods and you had joysticks and throttles and everything, that was mad fun, why'd they get rid of them Sad

Anyone know what im talking about or did you miss out Razz


P.S I think we just made the board glitch waso, I posted exact same time as you but my post didnt show up only yours did lol Suspect
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Post  saregona on Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:50 pm

RazoR wrote:Best thing evar was those pods they had at intensity in that eary room where you played against ppl in other pods and you had joysticks and throttles and everything, that was mad fun, why'd they get rid of them Sad

Anyone know what im talking about or did you miss out Razz


P.S I think we just made the board glitch waso, I posted exact same time as you but my post didnt show up only yours did lol Suspect

OMFG i totally remember that. that was the bomb...
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Post  Aleczacool on Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:00 am

I loved the original games!

I used to waste hours and hours of my pre-school days playing old games like Mech Warrior 2. Very Happy
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Post  NN on Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:39 am

Damn, I remember playing that. I didn't rtfm then and kept wondering why my Nova Cat would droop after I spammed my Clan ER Heavy Lasers and Clan PPCs. Laughing
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Post  Scorch on Mon May 03, 2010 2:24 pm

Its been released. I am downloading as we speak. Should see if we can get some games going, should be epic.

Here is the main mektek install file, its only Mech 4 Mercenaries atm, but the original and expansions should be released eventually:
http://games.on.net/file/34006/Mechwarrior_4_Game_Content_Files

Then you need to download the Mektek install utility to install the thing properly: http://mtxgear.mektek.net/mtx/beta/SetupMTX1.0.3.5.exe

Then open the mtx file inside the Mektek installer once its installed.
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Post  Athelstane on Tue May 04, 2010 4:39 pm

The One True and Only Fan has arrived. If you really want to play, and are just as insane about purism... NetBattleTech is the only place to be. http://www.netbattletech.com/nbt-hc/ I was a member of the old Marian Hegemony, an Aussie Group, until the collapse. However, it still seems that some are still playing. So, use this site as your go to for all mods, tutorials, etc.
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Post  Athelstane on Wed May 05, 2010 4:21 am

K, a quick guide to how to patch and run:
1. Ideally you should have original discs if you want to do it this way.
2. Install to native directory.
3. Download NBT-CD Packages 1+2.
4. Install them in the obvious order of cd1 then 2. Ideally running in this fashion Arrow
Spoiler:
The installer will now take over and proceed to unzip the contents of the pack to the chosen directory. Once this is completed, please refer to the following points (in order):

* The Microsoft PR1 patch is located in the UpdatesCache directory, and should be installed first.
* The MekTek MP2.1a pack is located in the UpdatesCache directory, and should be installed next.
o Choose either the English or German version based on your base MW4 installation
o Please verify that all HUD patches are unapplied before installing (this cannot be stressed enough).
* All maps and terrains should already be placed in their correct directories and be ready for use.
* The ‘Mech Pack SafeCast Repair Utilities have been included in the UpdatesCache directory as well, if needed.
* NBT-HardCore releases are not included within these packages at this time.
5. Now download and install MekPak 3 (English) to update.
6. Then incrementally patch up the rest in this order MekPak 3.0.1 (English), MekPak 3.0.2 (English), MekPak 3.0.2a (English), MekPak 3.0.2b (English).
7. At this present point in time, I have not been able to devise a method of working with 3.1hd, but be assured I'm tearing my hair out right now trying to figure it out.
8. Almost finished now guys, download and install NBT-HC Client(Don't get the beta only the updater); now depending on your system and the installation process, extra packages may need to be activated via the Client, such as the MekMatch regedit and grid/map fixes.

Viola! You should now have a working copy of one of the greatest games around! I look forward to trouncing your corpses on the field of honourable battle. Twisted Evil
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Post  Blabil on Wed May 05, 2010 2:14 pm

Athel while that's a nice guide in all you don't seem to know about the Mechwarrior 4 free release, it comes with MekPak3.1 already installed, no need for your giant patch install fest.
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Post  Athelstane on Wed May 05, 2010 3:10 pm

Blabil, you didn't read my post then...
1. Ideally you should have original discs if you want to do it this way.
lol!
I just wrote it for people, like myself, that prefer to work from our store bought copies. king
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Post  NN on Thu May 06, 2010 4:39 am

The bloody updater doesn't work. It keeps telling me to check that I've dumped it in the correct directory. Mad
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Post  Scorch on Thu May 06, 2010 5:52 am

Did you install it inside the Mektek installer directory, or in a seperate folder?

Just so you know, I put it within the Mektek installer. Worked fine for me.
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Post  NN on Thu May 06, 2010 6:03 am

I dumped it in the Mechwarrior 4 Mercenaries directory, since that was what they said in the instructions.
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Post  Scorch on Thu May 06, 2010 7:44 am

Sorry my post above was worded wrong. I assume that you have the mtx download of the game? If so you just open MTX, click file -> open .mtx, then select the file.

Once it is ready you can click install down the bottom right hand corner for the game. Make sure you ask it to install into the MTX directory instead of its own one. Once that is done, and you can select the game in the "Installed Games" window, click the game and select "Check for updates".

Should work fine.
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Post  Aleczacool on Thu May 06, 2010 8:05 am

Mine's all downloaded and patched. Smile
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Post  NN on Thu May 06, 2010 5:41 pm

Screenshot of the error message that I get when I try to run the bloody Net Battletech updater:

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Post  Athelstane on Fri May 07, 2010 3:35 am

Well, NN and everyone else, after much searching, I found this thread which explains and details what the fascist pigs at MekTek are trying to do. http://www.mektek.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t142527.html
Hopefully NBT will get their act together to combat this, or at least figure out a patch/update that will work with this latest travesty. Until then, looks like we'll be forced to play this lesser mod. Oh well, I'll still beat you all Smile
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Post  NN on Fri May 07, 2010 3:52 am

No shit. I've been practicing my jump shooting and leg sniping though, so I'll probably strip some armour off your 'mech at the least. Razz
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