there is a torrent called mechwarrior4mercenaries.all.to.51.03.01.0017.mtx.torrent that you will need to launch in the Bit Torrent client of your choice (Vuze/Azureus, etc.)
Once the torrent is downloaded, copy the .mtx file to
c:\Program Files (x86)\mektek.net\MTX\temp\Games
Launch MTX, and select Mercenaries, install. It'll churn for 3-5 minutes. Then you have to repeat the process with the ".0017 to .0018 update" (DL the torrent, then replace the MTX file in /games, then let the update install).
At this point you SHOULD have the install the MekTek wants you to have for playing.
OR ... you could just wait till they release a stand-alone executable later this weekend.
BTW, the reason they went thru all this foolishness with the downloader and verifer is that they REALLY love tournament/league multiplayer. The old Mechwarrior leagues had a problem with balkanization due to folks playing with different versions/mods. MekTek thinks they can control this problem by making everyone play thru their verifier/updater.
[Edited by FatherMike, 5/6/2010 11:55:29 PM]
cekediz posted on May 07, 2010 1:28:55 AM - Report post
This post contains additional links to the MTX files (Megaupload/Filefront): Link
Goes up to version 51.03.01.0020, which I think is the latest.
And here's the instruction on how to install the game manually: Link
FatherMike posted on May 07, 2010 1:25:30 PM - Report post
Using the torrents and methods in cekediz 2nd link I have managed to download and patch up to a working copy of the game.
But you have to launch it from a desktop shortcut. The MTX launcher is still borked.
SpardaSon21 posted on May 07, 2010 1:45:07 PM - Report post
Yeah, MTX is a piece of crap. It runs slow as hell on my system, and since the HDD isn't lighting up it's like MTX isn't even trying.
secolliyn posted on May 08, 2010 8:44:58 PM - Report post
I've had MTX for a while now and yes it does run slow but the problem I'm having is that the .EXE for mechwarrior Mercs is found by Norton Endpoint as a Trojan so now i cant play it anymore but it's still taking up space on my computer ...... nice huh?