It’s taken a little while since the original announcement, but Mechwarrior 4 is now available for free from the splendid fellows at MekTek. Seems to have been a bit popular as MekTek’s servers promptly melted, but they’ve rebuilt them (presumably stripping a few PPCs, going with more autocannons, upping the heatsinks and standing in a lake) and put out a new version of the MTK software that downloads, installs and patches the game. Unfortunately MTK is slightly temperamental and I’m having a bit of a wrestle with it to try and get the game patched up to the free version, but not to look a gift horse in the mouth, should be fun to get stomping around in big robots again!
According to stuff i’ve read it’s quickest to download the files separately (it’s a bittorrent), then copy them across to where the MTK software is…
Sounds like it might be an easier way of doing it, I’ll give it a try, ta!
I’ve had trouble getting this to work, but then again, I’ve waited for this since last year when they announced it. Waiting for the download to piece itself together really isn’t much of a price to pay for a free MW4.