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New MTX

The MekTek Website has recovered from its recent outage, and now offers an updated beta of the MTX software designed to overcome some of the problems users experienced trying to download the free MechWarrior 4 rerelease using the first release of this content delivery system. The new version will no longer fail if their website is unavailable, and removes the custom skin that caused its performance to lag. They also respond to user criticism of the use of MTX to distribute the free version of MechWarrior 4, but they also say: "MekTek will be releasing a self extracting installer containing both MTX and Mechwarrior4: Mercenaries very shortly. However, in the meantime, if you have your MTX files, download the new installer of MTX, and give it a try." Their defense of the MTX software follows, which seems to downplay the ability to distribute patches through more traditional community approaches.

Some people have expressed questions and concerns about using MTX to install the game. The main reason we are using MTX to deliver this free distribution of Mechwarrior: Mercenaries is to be able to serve the many updates we have planned in the near future. Patching and updating Mercs without an easy method of distribution to the amount of people who will need the patches and updates, will become a much larger problem than simply being patient with us and MTX while we work out the bugs. The community will fragment with all the different versions that will be out there once we start releasing updates without a system in place to deliver the updates to everyone playing the free release. We are aware of hardware issues and long standing bugs with Mechwarrior4 which we plan to address in the future. Also worth noting that we are planning to release more Mechwarrior titles via MTX in the future. We realize MTX caused grief for many folk and we apologize. We hope our 100,000 guests that crashed our server this weekend will return and not be too disgruntled.

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14. Re: New MTX May 4, 2010, 05:58 eRe4s3r
 
More like they didn't bother polishing anything. These MTX bugs were well known for over 6 months.  
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13. Re: New MTX May 4, 2010, 03:48 edaciousx
 
You realize that they did put it out as a torrent and mtx's download system is a torrent system. The torrent tracker got hammered, i'm assuming their tracker was also the same server as the one that was seeding the MW4 file.  
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12. Re: New MTX May 4, 2010, 03:11 KilrathiAce
 
I understand the thing about being patient and cutting slack, but I also remember them posting how this legal delay gave them extra time to polish this release, well it seems not enough time...  
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11. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 21:22 Overon
 
Okay I understand the problems. But I read their explanation and they have some good points too. They are asking people to be patient. It is free so why not be patient and give them some slack?  
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10. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 20:21 Cthulhu
 
Damn... If I knew there was going to be THIS much whine about a free game, I'd have brought a few hunks of Cheese to go with it....

Glad to see the the ppl responsible acknowledge the issue and take steps to prevent it moving forward...

More FREE Mechwarrior (titles or expansion) is ALWAYS a good thing....
 
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9. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 18:39 eRe4s3r
 
Well, i too think MTX is suckage in pure form. I'll never understand what they smoked when it was decided to force down another bullshit app down everyones throat thats only good for 2 things (MP4 and MW4).

its free huh! Well ebola is free too but that doesn't mean anyone wants it. ^^
 
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8. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 18:28 KilrathiAce
 
I have decided to go the road of manual installing and setting registry items, I have talked to someone who tried new mtx today and supposedly they couldnt find the game available in download section of the new mtx 0_o?  
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7. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 17:55 .Drifter
 
This isn't air, water, or food.
I don't have to have it.
It's free.
Taken all together, that means I can wait until all the bugs are ironed out and then get it if I want to.
Or I can not get it.

As a side note, I seem to remember several posts about how bad MW4 was, and some asking why bother to release it.
A lot of complaints I've read here and elsewhere from people ranting and trying to get a bad, free game.
 
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6. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 17:29 Kxmode
 
I still think MTX should have uploaded the package to file hosting sites then list them on their download page. This is what CD Projekt RED did for The Witcher Enhanced Edition, and AFAIK they NEVER encountered any downloading problems.  
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5. removed May 3, 2010, 17:26 LIQUID-SEX
 
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4. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 17:00 Cutter
 
Seems the internet has killed off what was left of people's patience or appreciation for people that actually do things for free anymore.

Or you could not make people go through a mountain of bullshit to get 1 fucking file, you know? I mean how hard is is to get the complete file up and mirrored on file sites? It's why they exist. Why not just throw up a torrent? If you want people to register the game to see how many people grab it, that's cool, but enough with trying to force people to use your shitty client they're going to uninstall the moment they got the file - which seems to be about forever for most people anyway. Why do you feel the need to be an apologist for stupidity?

I'll grab this if it ever gets setup on a file site, otherwise whatever.
 
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3. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 16:48 LIQUID-SEX
 
You could make all the custom content and patches yourself. Then you wouldn't have to bitch about how to get it. Seems the internet has killed off what was left of people's patience or appreciation for people that actually do things for free anymore. Long live Activision, EA and UBI!!!  
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2. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 16:45 mch
 
Anyone know if the torrent is still functioning? Will this update require a new torrent?

I'm interested in getting this but I won't be using their content delivery service.
 
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1. Re: New MTX May 3, 2010, 16:38 Burrito of Peace
 
Blah blah blah.

This boils down to "This is my pet project and, instead of releasing patches like everyone else does with self-installing executables, I'm going to continue to force you to use this buggy piece of shit because, hey, I have Mechwarrior 4 for free...and you don't."

How is version tracking a "much larger problem"? It isn't. For fuck's sake, you could do basic version tracking in Excel!
 
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