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#1 Thomas Covenant

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:01 AM

I want to take advantage of this free release. I am using windows 7 and got a .rar file but it says its incompatible with 64 bit :)

#2 wwiiogre

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:03 AM

my problem as well and I already own the game and have all the discs and have every patch saved to a flash drive; can't play cause I recently upgraded computer to six core, with win 7 64 bit and more ram than I can use with crossfire vid cards

so I can only wait for this game to come out and then I get some more mech killing love

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

i got MW4mercs with the MTX from MekTek and im using vista 64bit. no Problem (besides the video codec)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:25 AM

The reason it will not work Thomas is you are the "Unbeliever".

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Double that vote, mektek.net --> downloads --> MTX

#6 Seagon

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

View Postjuxstapo, on 06 March 2012 - 10:40 AM, said:

Double that vote, mektek.net --> downloads --> MTX


Yup, i'm playing this one without any problems whatsoever... Win7 x64

On the side... I still need the MW4:Mercs PR1 to Mektek's 3.02a update...
I found the 3.02a to 3.02b update on an alternative download, but i just can't find the other one -.-

Always fun when the creators "recalibrate" their downloads (as their website states) hehe. (Official links are down).

Edited by Seagon, 06 March 2012 - 11:13 AM.


#7 Thomas Covenant

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:20 AM

MTX says this:
Our servers are under heavy load! Web page viewing in MTX is disabled!
[mechwarrior4merc.all.to.51.03.01.0017.rar] says this:
The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see wether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

#8 Seagon

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:27 AM

Ah, there is where you went wrong... You got the 0017 version while they have a higher full install now... Looking it up and will edit this post!

EDIT:
Here it is:
Page where you can get them updatez! \/

http://www.mektek.ne...downloads-r1204

Just download the 0028 (full install) and open the file in MTX (You probably need to uninstall the old installation)

Best try to update it to 0030* (newest version) before playing

Edited by Seagon, 06 March 2012 - 11:42 AM.


#9 Jhereg KnT

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:41 AM

Your best bet is to actually contact the folks at mektek

otherwise follow this pinned post at their site:

http://www.mektek.ne...roubleshooting/

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:49 AM

I think it can just be simply updated (through the page i linked) from 0017 up, but my version is 51.03.01.0030 and works fine.

I think it just has something to do with version compatibility.
But if 0030 doesn't work, i'd indeed try to contact them after trying it.

#11 Arnold Carns

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:55 AM

You can also rename the mtx-file to "zip" and unzip it where you want to have it if you for whatever reason dont want to install MTX.

#12 Thomas Covenant

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:13 PM

Waaaaaa. Why is this so hard. Why doesnt my MekTek X display anything in the Games Available Tab. Why am I not running around on Solaris in a 100 Ton Daishi? :)

Ok, I'm good, I'll try all your guys advice and see what I can come up with.

#13 garx8

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

quick question. if i own a retail copy of mechwarrior 4 will it play on win 7 64 bit? and can i update it with mektek?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:05 PM

View Postgarx8, on 06 March 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

quick question. if i own a retail copy of mechwarrior 4 will it play on win 7 64 bit? and can i update it with mektek?


Nope won't work and you can't update it with mektek.

The mektek install encapulates MW4 plus the MechPaks IS and Clan as well as mekteks 's own additions to the series.

Just download with the The Mekpak Console at the troubleshooting link
http://www.mektek.ne...roubleshooting/

#15 Acid Phreak

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:34 PM

Hi there,

For win 7 64 bit user´s,

all u need is the Offline (manuall) installation programm from mektek called "MTX Extractor"

http://www.mektek.ne...ract0.0.1.5.exe

u can download the mw4 mtx file´s here http://www.mektek.ne...downloads-r1204

beginn with
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries MTX FULL Install (version .0028)
this is the game file and after installing with mekttek extractor u can add the patch files step by step by the same way
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries Patch (version .0028 to .0029) up to
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries Patch (version .0029 to .0030)
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries Patch (version .0030 to .0030a
Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries Patch (version .0030 to .0030c
all files are downloadable with an torrent client

after this u have a desktop icon, u need to edit the shortcut and adding a command into this

"***\Mechwarrior 4\Mechwarrior Mercenaries - Mektek Mekpak\MW4Mercs.exe" /gosNoVideo

and compatibility to win xp

now u can start the game

have fun and enjoy


Edit:
sry about my broken english, i hope u did what i mean :)

Edited by Acid Phreak, 06 March 2012 - 01:44 PM.


#16 Seagon

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:29 PM

View PostThomas Covenant, on 06 March 2012 - 12:13 PM, said:

Waaaaaa. Why is this so hard. Why doesnt my MekTek X display anything in the Games Available Tab. Why am I not running around on Solaris in a 100 Ton Daishi? Posted Image

Ok, I'm good, I'll try all your guys advice and see what I can come up with.


When you don't see anything, OR it says "copying file...etc." and nothing happens, or with anything else that might make it seem it's not responding...
Restart MTX and you will see it did everything, it just didn't update the UI.

View Postgarx8, on 06 March 2012 - 12:58 PM, said:

quick question. if i own a retail copy of mechwarrior 4 will it play on win 7 64 bit? and can i update it with mektek?


There are some MekPacks out there you can install over a Retail installation.

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Oh and thanks Acid, for the more clear explanation Posted Image

Edited by Egomane, 29 March 2014 - 06:26 PM.
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#17 Thomas Covenant

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

I GOT IT

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And I'm already failing escorts on Elite difficulty. Thanks guys.

PS renaming the .mtx to .zip is what I used.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:15 PM

I'm going to veer this thread slightly off-course by linking this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lfr9KO2vxg


Please see 1:38 and 1:41. On which version of the MekPaks are the Champion and Sha Yu playable? I clearly remember playing MekPak3 and not seeing those in action, ever. Do they even belong to a MekTek MekPak? Where do I get 'em, and how?

Edited by Youngblood, 12 March 2012 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:06 PM

View PostPosleen, on 06 March 2012 - 10:25 AM, said:

The reason it will not work Thomas is you are the "Unbeliever".



Nice nod

#20 eltute79

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hi, do you know were I can find the download links?? because the mektek download links are down, I manage to download mtx app but I can't manage to obtain list of games under "games aviable" tab. thanks!!





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