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MechWarrior 4 Now Available for Free Download

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 68 comments

The best things in life are free.

Late last month, MekTek Studios revealed that Microsoft had finally cleared MechWarrior 4 for free release.

If you've been following the drama surrounding the free release of Mechwarrior4, than you would be aware that the initial announcement, made last summer, was a bit premature. After nearly a year since the announcement came, MekTek Studios is pleased to announce, that Microsoft Legal has given the all clear for the free release of Mechwarrior4. This hallmark movement by Microsoft Games couldn't come at a better time, as the Mechwarrior community is attempting a rebirth, amidst announcement of a Mechwarrior Reboot. Thank you Microsoft.

And now, the download is available to everyone for absolutely nothing at all. Hit up this page here for the 1.7GB download.

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    2zao , May 3, 2010 4:25 PM
    i think ALL older games (that have newer versions anyway) should be distributed online for free by their creators....

    it would bring more individuals to the gaming community which would in turn increase sales of newer games
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    sliem , May 3, 2010 4:14 PM
    F.F.F.F.FREEEEEe ... doooooooooooommmmmmmmmm!
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    sliem , May 3, 2010 4:14 PM
    F.F.F.F.FREEEEEe ... doooooooooooommmmmmmmmm!
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    kostya001 , May 3, 2010 4:15 PM
    woah...can't wait for the new mechwarrior. amazing, its only 1.7GB. I remember when games used to be in megabytes... and look at them now!
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    liquid0h , May 3, 2010 4:18 PM
    Yep, i'll be downloading it tonight when I sleep.
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    bustapr , May 3, 2010 4:23 PM
    Ive never played one of these games...Im downloading it now, hope its good.
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    2zao , May 3, 2010 4:25 PM
    i think ALL older games (that have newer versions anyway) should be distributed online for free by their creators....

    it would bring more individuals to the gaming community which would in turn increase sales of newer games
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    triculious , May 3, 2010 4:27 PM
    free games? count me in!
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    lasaldude , May 3, 2010 4:42 PM
    kostya001woah...can't wait for the new mechwarrior. amazing, its only 1.7GB. I remember when games used to be in megabytes... and look at them now!


    And in a few years you'll be saying the same thing about a 1.7 Tera-byte Game in higher definition.

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    hellwig , May 3, 2010 4:43 PM
    I still don't have a joystick, did they ever get rid of torso twisting or am I still screwed?
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    scotters , May 3, 2010 4:44 PM
    I feel so elitist when I play Mechwarrior knowing it would not be a halo fanboys cup of tea.
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    Crazy Hitchhiker , May 3, 2010 4:58 PM
    I know microsoft is in on this, but is there any chance there is/will be a port to linux?
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    Gandalf , May 3, 2010 5:00 PM
    I remember when a 64M HDD was overkill. Free? What's the catch?
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    liquidchild , May 3, 2010 5:11 PM
    page down ;(
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    alphadark , May 3, 2010 5:13 PM
    Server overload again in 3...2...1....
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    cracklint , May 3, 2010 5:13 PM
    Saturday their site was down due to the enormous amount of traffic; Mektek's sight that is. I tried to download it yesterday, but to no avail.
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    hyssar , May 3, 2010 5:13 PM
    "I know microsoft is in on this, but is there any chance there is/will be a port to linux?"

    No and unfortunatly, it apparently doesn't work in Wine...
    http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=652
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    decepticon , May 3, 2010 5:14 PM
    Too bad their servers can't handle the requests. Might be a while before you can download this release.
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    liquidchild , May 3, 2010 5:21 PM
    may of found a workaround hold up let me make sure it works....
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    ShadowFlash , May 3, 2010 5:22 PM
    They just released this the end of last week and over the weekend and had over 100,000 downloads before there server blew up...they are fixing the problem now, so you may want to give it a few days to get sorted out. You have to download it through MTX, which is their own bittorrent type client. This is important, because all updates are also handled through MTX and MekPak 4 is due shortly also.

    @hellwig...of course there is still torso twist, but many do play keyboard/mouse...for me, joysticks are just ,more fun

    @crazy hitchhiker....actually, MS didn't have much to do with this, as Smith & Tinker owns the current rights, MS's approval was just crossing the T's and dotting the I's...The MekTek team has there hands full right now, and I highly doubt a Linux port.

    This was released for free to generate interest in the upcoming ( someday ) Mechwarrior 5, also by Smith & Tinker
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    liquidchild , May 3, 2010 5:26 PM
    dont click the small text link click on the yellow/orange X on the side bar and it will download ...SLOWWWWWWW LLLLLYYYYYY
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    ShadowFlash , May 3, 2010 5:27 PM
    I stand corrected...MekTek is back up and Running....

    http://mtxgear.mektek.net/MW4/
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