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xx Installing via MTX
« Thread started on: Jul 23rd, 2011, 10:24am »

MTX is the program used by MekTek to install the MW4 game and all relevant patches.
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« Reply #1 on: Jul 23rd, 2011, 10:31am »

Follow this link to download MTX:

http://www.mektek.net/downloads/mtx/beta/SetupMTX1.0.3.5.exe

Step 1. Disable you Anti-Virus and Run the installer (as admin).

Due to conflicts with certain anti-virus suites (Most notably Norton and McAfee, it is recommended that you temporarily disable the AV during installation. After installation of MTX and MW4Mercs is complete, you will want to make an AV exceptions for the MW4Mercs.exe file and re-enable your AV. At the time of this writing, Mektek is reported to be working with AV Vendors to alleviate this issue.

Most failures after install are due to AV programs deleting the MW4.exe file.

Step 2. Run MTX and Install MW4 Mercs

Once the installation is complete, launch the MTX software. You won't see anything appear on the screen, but the MTX icon should appear in your System Tray (Bottom Right corner of the screen near the clock.)

Double-Click or Right Click > Restore on the MTX icon in the System Tray. It may take a moment for the application to display.

Once the window is open you might see a message stating "Our servers are under heavy load! Web page viewing in MTX is disabled" - This is normal behavior, Click on the "Games Available" tab at the top.

The "Games Available" tab is broken down into 3 sections: Installed Games, Games You Can Install, and Update Status.

Under the "Games You Can Install" section, Right-Click on "Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries" then Click "Install Game".

The download is rather large and can take a while. I'm using a 6MB cable connection and usually see times between 15-30 minutes when downloading the main game. If the "Download Speed" field shows a very low number after 2 or 3 minutes then refer to the following page for network troubleshooting: nano's About Me page - Click on the About Me link towards the top.

Once the game is installed, you will have the basic full install of Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries.

At the time of this writing, the current full install is 51.03.01.0028 - This number will change in the future

Step 3: Update software:

The final step in the installation process will be to update to the current release. To update Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries, again go to the "Games Available" tab in MTX. You will see "Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries" listed in the "Installed Games" section. Right-Click on "Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries" and Click "Check for Updates".

The updates should proceed in order one after the other. Watch the status field in the "Update Status" section to monitor the progress of the installation. There may be a brief pause between one update and the next.

If the updates do not automatically continue installing, then you will need to manually Right-Click on "Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries" then Click "Check for Updates" to install each individual update.

You can find the most recent version's version number by referring to the highest available patch number on the following page: MekTek Downloads -- The most recent version should be the topmost link under the section "Patches Download Via Torrent Client" and is often shown with a yellow "New" next to it. Since you are installing via MTX you don't need to download from this page, just use it as a reference.

Once the updates have finished, you can launch Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries by Right-Clicking on "Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries" on the "Games Available" tab in MTX and Clicking "Launch Game".

In some environments a UAC exception will need to be setup for MW4Mercs.exe and/or MW4Mercs.exe will need to be set to "Run as Administrator"
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« Reply #2 on: Jul 23rd, 2011, 10:47am »

If the install still does not work....we will need to validate the software's check sum values....not as scary as it sounds.

Run md5chk.bat from the Mercs folder, copy and paste you results in notepad (or similar word doc software) and compare the following...if the valuse are different..then you are not fully patched..or have corrupt install...



Current Check Sum Repository:
http://www.mektek.net/forums/topic/162209-md5chk-sum-repository-mercs-31/

# MP3.1 Release
# 51.03.01.0030b
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cce4854d3c42c71c823ecc28cd8ca60b *MW4Mercs.exe
5b35d4eeaeaab6afe6e1eff0fcadd481 *MW4Ed2.exe
------------------------
8532f388eebc892958b78ed964f77cca *core.mw4
e8b4d69a2f640209764e9158a9d77568 *props.mw4
ad9b7de3b9c0d4d89052631e77735aa3 *textures.mw4
------------------------
3556af4b082b144356b47d034838463c *artpclnt.dll
370fa8810b792e786a7fe19d6c0e6874 *blade.dll
3744c10aea690b662faab9cdbcff4518 *Cdac14ba.dll
f6fa8079436b8b3c633cf9f571f1a66d *dsetup.dll
9760604246b227b87f3cda9a359297c7 *EBUEula.dll
3de1252cc9e729f2975c6b14667bee5c *GunDll.dll
ea54d4fd2405746cf30a96ef9050fee0 *GunTicket.dll
38b09b8eaa0c87d8a27a3761af733ee3 *Language.dll
cfaaf1fa212b88f7d05cf7bd470ccbd4 *libapr-1.dll
5e0f2a2e59c002d5fcd19689443cd642 *libapriconv-1.dll
d72ae025af870083f1a5fae2729b06a9 *libaprutil-1.dll
42f89321aa00c8144dd68fdb6f91f6d0 *lmx-MD-vc6.dll
28f2911af34f73259a9c5dffcbf71a00 *mfc42.dll
d3728b216ffca62198b7f3adbef772e1 *MissionLang_MERCS.dll
e7cd26405293ee866fefdd715fc8b5e5 *msvcirt.dll
75f2a9b695ef3ef22d731f059920f636 *msvcm80.dll
f33a2734000fc6d3dbae2e1337e2bb1f *msvcp80.dll
055309c927def2f09305ed0f3065cf66 *msvcr80.dll
0b9c183d1565b48fa6e5d1d3d4b86bcc *msvcrt.dll
7048a466a70873784187b530fb9787a1 *mtshellmq.dll
287f2477a1dc8481f110654b325a054b *mtshl32.dll
365d3658f88a540652290bbfb2cb77f9 *MW4MekStats.dll
c25c26532dfb0f3d6f319cd62ae6ba7b *MW4Stats.dll
b7243587c8889d52c5e7fb50a25effd4 *ScriptStrings_MERCS.dll
a2cad9a6a1dcfe34e16410cc345742f3 *ZlogLib.dll
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