Prez wrote on Apr 21, 2010, 23:32:
No, it's a completely free release. Whether or not all of the mods and maps will work remains to be seen, but the game itself requires nothing but a download unless they significantly changed from what their press release said about 9 months ago.
No need for the disks, and your installed version from the disks will not work either. Might want to head to mektek now and get MTX and begin downloading the MekPak 3.1 version, we will be patching that version to the free release sometime this weekend.
If you have the CD's still, you can play the current version, if you don't have the CD's, you will just have to wait a couple days until we patch up to the free version, but you will be all set by then. We will be releasing it to our testers for a quick beta to make sure we catch any bugs that may be lurking. Once that's cleared the beta team, it will go public.
All of our mods will work, they're actually all included in the download,and I don't know of any maps that don't work either. There's really no reason they shouldn't.