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« Thread started on: Jul 9th, 2009, 4:01pm »

HOLY CRAP!

This be HUGE!



FREE Venge / Mercs / and Paks!



This must the biggest frigging huge day in Mechwarrior History ever!!


This from Smith and Tinkers website!
http://www.smithandtinker.com/news/mechwarrior-to-be-distributed-free-on-battletech-com.php

7/09/2009

MechWarrior to be Distributed Free on BattleTech.com

In honor of BattleTech's 25th anniversary, Smith & Tinker has authorized MekTek.net and MekTek Studios to distribute MechWarrior 4 (along with its expansion packs) completely free. For years, MekTek.net has been the central point for online distribution of MechWarrior 4 expansion packs. Now they can provide the core game free to the fans as well. Keep an eye on BattleTech.com – the free download will be available soon!


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http://battletech.catalystgamelabs.com/2009/07/09/mektek-net-to-distribute-mechwarrior-for-free-on-battletech-com/

MekTek.net Honored To Distribute MechWarrior 4

We are very pleased to announce that Smith & Tinker has authorized us (MekTek.net) and our professional studio (MekTek Studios) to distribute and package a worldwide free release of MechWarrior4 and all of its expansions.

This free release of MechWarrior 4 commemorates BattleTech’s 25th anniversary as well as MekTek’s 10th anniversary, and will allow BattleTech fans a chance to re-discover MechWarrior, as well as help us bring in a new army of players who are discovering MechWarrior and the BattleTech universe for the first time, completely for free.

MekTek views this partnership as a hallmark moment for the global MechWarrior 4 community. We welcome the opportunity for the MekTek team to officially take a leadership role in the cultivation and development of the on-line MechWarrior 4 communities in support and anticipation of the recently announced MechWarrior game by Smith & Tinker and Piranha games.

We are honored by the opportunity bestowed upon us by Smith & Tinker and its partners, and we hope the online community will enjoy this free release all the while recognizing the support and commitment that Smith & Tinker, Catalyst Games, and MekTek.net has made to the BattleTech fans around the world.

MekTek.net
MekTek.net is an on-line community founded by Vince ‘VAM’ McMullin in 1999 to provide free downloadable content and tools, developed in-house, for the Mechwarrior series of video games. To date, MekTek has released 3 major fan made Mechwarrior 4 content expansions (known as MekPaks) and has the final iteration (known as MP4) in development.

MekTek Studios
MekTek Studios, established in 2006, is a Canadian based software development studio out of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada specializing in 3D geospatial development and virtual environment replication. MekTek Studios is currently pioneering geospatial development projects for corporate and academic clients nationally as well as continuing to work on gaming related projects including the last expansion pack for Mechwarrior 4 (MP4), Assault Tech1: BattleTech (AT1:BT) and the development of the NP project – a cross-platform, shader ready .NET engine.
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xx Re: FREE Mechwarrior 4 !
« Reply #1 on: Jul 10th, 2009, 12:13am »

Wot wot? Free MW4 for all?

Is it possible?

I just skimmed over this... so...

What about the keys? If everyone gets the same copy... will this be a problem for online play? I hope it's not an issue!

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« Reply #2 on: Jul 10th, 2009, 01:31am »

This is OMG WOW! I cant believe all this is gonna be anyone's for the taking! There is only one person from Mercs I really miss the heck out of and his name is RODO.

Jack and I were gonna send him a Venge disk so he could play with all of us! NAO WE DONT HAVE TO!

ILL HAVE TO NOTIFY HIM IMMEDIATELY!!! cool


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« Reply #3 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 3:30pm »

on Jul 10th, 2009, 01:31am, Bun Li wrote:
Jack and I were gonna send him a Venge disk so he could play with all of us! NAO WE DONT HAVE TO!

Bun, unfortunately you will still have to send Rodo a Veng CD:

Jehosephat2k from MekTek:
"Actually just our mekpaks (3.1 for the initial release) as a single install from scratch. We may be able to release a PR1 Mercs but there are some issues with that (i.e. - how to remove the copy protection). Vengeance we can't do (technically impossible for us - also we have no way to support a zonematch server for it)."

http://www.mektek.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t138585-150.html

Bottom line is - MekTek will release a dvd image of mercs mp3.1 with complete mercs install, nothing else.

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« Reply #4 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 6:38pm »

on Jul 12th, 2009, 3:30pm, Frost wrote:
Bun, unfortunately you will still have to send Rodo a Veng CD:

Jehosephat2k from MekTek:
"Actually just our mekpaks (3.1 for the initial release) as a single install from scratch. We may be able to release a PR1 Mercs but there are some issues with that (i.e. - how to remove the copy protection). Vengeance we can't do (technically impossible for us - also we have no way to support a zonematch server for it)."

http://www.mektek.net/forums/lofiversion/index.php/t138585-150.html

Bottom line is - MekTek will release a dvd image of mercs mp3.1 with complete mercs install, nothing else.

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Ahh crud.. Awww well. Whats that old saying? "If it sounds too good to be true...."

Awesome that no one will have to fiddle with the mercs files anymore though! So thats good news for some folks at least! Thanks guys! I'll still put a button up on the site for it when it comes out.

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