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Title: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Darth Sharkray on September 09, 2017, 06:12:55 AM
Hey guys :) out of curiosity: does anyone have any other Mechwarrior 4 Games besides Mercenaries? I used to have the Vengeance iteration and absolutely loved it, but my CD's are so scratched, I can't read shit off of them. Just curious if anyone knows any reliable source in the Interwebz to find a working copy of Vengeance or any other Iteration :)
greez
DS
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Bolo on September 09, 2017, 02:03:13 PM
ran across the following....

Mechwarrior pc games (https://www.reddit.com/r/battletech/comments/6jkx7p/the_mechwarrior_quadrology_yeah_its_written_like/)

Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Shadowfax 13th on September 09, 2017, 05:37:06 PM

I have the CDs for MW 2 through MW 4 & Mercenaries. I've just never been able to make them work with the newer OSs.
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Bolo on September 10, 2017, 12:27:59 AM
have you tried a virtual machine with the appropriate OS?

here's one that I use...
Virtual Box (https://www.virtualbox.org/)
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Darth Sharkray on September 12, 2017, 12:35:35 AM
thanks a bunch guys!! in case anyone was wondering: It works !! finally some vengeance action ;) if anyone needs either the link or the zip-file, just let me know. :)
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Shadowfax 13th on September 12, 2017, 12:06:52 PM

Yeah there's no making the older games work with emulators or virtual machines. If I had the Windows 10 Pro or some other version that's one step up from what I have I could emulate an older OS.

If anyone want the CDs let me know. I'll happily send them to you if you want to pay the shipping.
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Darth Sharkray on September 13, 2017, 03:09:28 AM
ran across the following....

Mechwarrior pc games (https://www.reddit.com/r/battletech/comments/6jkx7p/the_mechwarrior_quadrology_yeah_its_written_like/)

this one :)
I have the File at home and I'll make it available on my Google Drive. I've only tried Mechwarrior 4 Vengeance but that seems to be running just fine on my old Laptop (HP crap-top. I'm not even going to bother you with Hardware specs) with Windows 7. I'm pretty sure it'll work just fine on my Desktop PC, but I can't try that until October ^^ If you have any questions, I'll be right here ;)
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: KBrowing on October 10, 2017, 01:26:18 AM
I have spent hours searching for a way to run my old MW4 games on CD.  Every single download I found was infected.  I had given up.  I was going to settle for a few drops on MWO and then go to bed...

Then I saw an advertisement for CGBI... I'd played with some CGBI a few days ago, fun enough folks.  My brother and I pledged GB and have been looking for a crew.  I'll check out their forums, maybe we'd be a good fit!

Look, they have a section for old MW games.  Maybe... just maybe they found a way to play MW4...

So here I am.  It's 2:23 a.m. and I am now officially begging that someone send me a link to a non-infected quadrology file!
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Jason on October 10, 2017, 04:51:22 PM
I have spent hours searching for a way to run my old MW4 games on CD.  Every single download I found was infected.  I had given up.  I was going to settle for a few drops on MWO and then go to bed...

Then I saw an advertisement for CGBI... I'd played with some CGBI a few days ago, fun enough folks.  My brother and I pledged GB and have been looking for a crew.  I'll check out their forums, maybe we'd be a good fit!

Look, they have a section for old MW games.  Maybe... just maybe they found a way to play MW4...

So here I am.  It's 2:23 a.m. and I am now officially begging that someone send me a link to a non-infected quadrology file!

We only hand those out to Sibkin and above, so put in an application ^.^

I'm sure someone can either link it to you, or PM directly if it's easier. I hated MW4 personally, and don't have it. But others can help you out. Hope to see you in the field soon!
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: KBrowing on October 11, 2017, 11:14:31 AM
We only hand those out to Sibkin and above, so put in an application ^.^

I'm sure someone can either link it to you, or PM directly if it's easier. I hated MW4 personally, and don't have it. But others can help you out. Hope to see you in the field soon!

Thanks!  Fortunately work has kept me busy enough I haven't been able to spend much time thinking about not playing MW4!

I think my brother and I are going to check out the TeamSpeak and if it works with everyone maybe play a few drops.  I figure it would make sense to make sure we're a good fit before we waste everyone's time!
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Dubious Squirrel on October 11, 2017, 04:21:46 PM
I haven't played MW4 Mercs but from watching videos it's making me excited for MW5.
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Jason on October 11, 2017, 06:35:23 PM
I haven't played MW4 Mercs but from watching videos it's making me excited for MW5.

Watching videos from mechcon 2016 is making me excited for MW5
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Ghostryder on October 11, 2017, 09:15:27 PM
MW5 IS exciting, but I have to temper that with experience-Don't get me wrong, I WANT it to be awesome, I am just realizing MWO and by extension (even though they did it first, referring to MWLL), it has never captured the 'magic' of MW4.   
  As a Clan, we will be eyeing it as another avenue for us.
   
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: BigBlue on October 12, 2017, 05:09:21 PM
Aff. I have great hopes but low expectations,... considering. (for Mechwarrior 5)
Title: Re: Mechwarrior 4 Iterations
Post by: Jason on October 12, 2017, 06:30:37 PM
MW5 IS exciting, but I have to temper that with experience-Don't get me wrong, I WANT it to be awesome, I am just realizing MWO and by extension (even though they did it first, referring to MWLL), it has never captured the 'magic' of MW4.   
  As a Clan, we will be eyeing it as another avenue for us.
   

From what I've seen mw5 will be SP only, and set before/during the 4th succession war