I had issues running my original copy on windows 10, it did not matter what I did to the installed EXE file it just crashed on start, using the no CD-fix apparently worked for me. You basically just replace the original "MW4Mercs.exe" file in the install directory with the one downloaded in the "no CD fix".
Do note that I already had DirectPlay enabled, I did not need to start it as administrator, and I had run the auto-config tool prior to launching it.
I think that as a kid I played through the game three times, but it seems like I′ve always taken the Davion path, this time I′m going Steiner and I′m playing missions that I don′t even remember, so there was something to come back to.
I′ve played this game for many years using the original disc. The disc has developed reading problems that cannot be repaired. I suspect scratches or nicks in the disk. What I have noticed from several attempts to download the game from various websites is the executable file has a virus (Trojan.Gen2) that has been there for over nine years. Most of the virus catchers will catch it and allow it to be exempted. Windows 10 version 107 does not allow it, and deletes it entirely. Even the .rar files will get hit if they are in the download folder. I′m hoping the files from this website are clean and playable. The buggiest downloads were from Clan Coyote′s downloads. I informed the WEB master, but have not received a reply yet. Beware.
-Mektek version gives you tons more mechs and includes the original content with minimal modifications and slightly better performance. By far the version to grab.
-For the above version, MW4Mercs.exe launches the game.
-You can unpack it anywhere. Heck, you could run it straight off a USB stick and carry that around... and the game isn′t too intensive to worry much about the performance implications of that.
-For windows 10 users, I suggest a run through the compatibility troubleshooter if you have issues.
I′ve found that any bugs with this game are variable based on what other contents you have on your system, such as driver quirks or other programs. The operating system does not make or break MW4 as I have played it on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 10 without issues.
When I install it, both virtual disks dont work, no app is selected to open it, you know, when the icon is a white page. They are both ISO as you should know, so please help! I need them mounted virtually onto my PC to install mechwarrior4. My old computer works with them, but my new one doesn′t, and also a problem I found on my old PC, it tells me to insert disc 2 onto E: which is the first one, moving it or pasting it into the first one cant work because no space. Probaly did it wrong, but I dont know anything!
Hey guys I used this command line in the shortcut target and it seems to run all my mechwarrior 4 games on windows 10.
-32bit -window -f 1024x768 -gl -GameTime.MaxVariableFps 60 /gosnovideo /gosnojoystick
I posted more detail on how to make this work here: https://www.reddit.com/r/mechwarrior/comments/5tjgkj/running_all_mechwarrior_4_games_on_windows_10/
Just a tip-- once you have a ′Mech with 3 critical beam/omni slots and enough tonnage, make sure to equip at least one ER PPC. They′re lightweight (6-7 tons), have no ammo cost, and can remove almost a ton of armor in a single shot. The only downside is that they generate a LOT of heat, so make sure to save room for a few heat sinks. I typically outfit a Daishi with 2 ER PPC′s, an MRM-30, 2 Small Pulse Lasers, and 2 Large Pulse Lasers, saving the rest of the tonnage for missile ammo, armor, heat sinks, and engine power.
I have posted a detailed guide to getting all Mechwarrior 4 game titles to run on Windows 10 on Reddit. I have tested all versions of the game and they are working on windows 10. https://www.reddit.com/r/mechwarrior/comments/7y3twy/how_to_run_all_mechwarrior_4_games_on_windows_10/
Got this running on my Windows 10 workstation.
1. Downloaded the MekTek version
2. Needed to enable Direct Play, this website walks you through how to do it: http://www.dosgamers.com/directx-9-windows-10-windows-8
3. Right click MW4Mercs.exe, ′Troubleshoot compatibility′, used defaults, to get it to run full screen.
I have been playing this game since it started. I even got my son started on this game. This is one awesome game. Please make it compatible with the newer platforms. Y′all will make tons of money and we will have an awesome game to speed throughout the web. The games today that are knockoffs can′t come close to the original.
when windows "improved" after windows 8, the game got "broken" I was told. which means if u have windows 9 or higher it won′t work. game came out 2 early 4 windows 9 or above 2 comprehend and download. Harebrained Schemes is coming out w/Battletech pc game in 2017; i′m personally gonna wait 4 that 2 come out. then we′ll have our gaming we all loved back in windows 7 & 8 back. just b patient.
Q: Does the guide in "The Gaming Session" link actually work? I′m running a Win 10 and running into a lot of problems. Should I follow the guide to a ′t′? When even I launch the game I get a message saying I don′t have minimum specs, or if i do get into the game, the graphics glitch out at the menu, where I promptly close the program. Any hints? What has worked for everyone else?
- Release name: 机甲战士4：雇佣兵
- Year: 2002
- Platform: Windows
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Action, Simulation
- Theme: BattleMech, Licensed Title, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Vehicular Combat Simulator, War
- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Developer: Cyberlore Studios, Inc., FASA Studio
- Perspectives: 1st-Person, Behind view