MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries Version History
[b]MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries:[/b]
Base Version on 2 Cd"s from Microsoft & FASA Corporation (sometimes called PR0)
[b]Point Release 1:[/b]
Downloadable update by Microsoft and FASA, Brings bug fixes and some new Maps. Most time it is called PR1.
[b]Inner Sphere & Clan Pack:[/b]
These are two buyable Add-On Packs for MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries & Vengeance, and bring more Mechs and Maps to the Game.
These are several updates from the Mektek.net community. They bring many bug fixes, new Mechs, Maps & Weapons. The versions go from Mekpak 1 (MP1) up to Mekpak 3.02b (MP3.02b). In this Time Microsoft closes the original Zone Server, and Mektek programs a new one for the game.
At this time the guys from Mektek didn't have the license to program something for it.
[b]MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries Free Release:[/b]
Official Release of MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries from Mektek Studios.
In the time when Mektek was developing the MP3.1 & MP4 a company named Smith & Tinker gets the rights for the MW4 Package. They had plans to program a MechWarrior 5 but they only made a RPG based Free2Play Game named MechWarrior Online.
They gave the rights for an official Free Release of MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries to Mektek.
Mektek renames to Mektek Studios, hosts the download for the free Release and made several updates for it. They patched it up to the MP3.1/3.2. And they brought the Inner Sphere & Clan Packs into the game.
The Mekpak 4 is ready developed, but Mektek goes out of developing the free release.
At December 2012 they kick down all services and gave all to a new unknown Team.
Since that time you hear nothing from MW4 and the zone is dead.
At this time you can only play the MW4 Games over direct Ip-Connect or the Gameranger Tool.
1 or 2 Teams try to make Update packs in style of the old Mekpak to update the base MechWarrior 4 Mercenaries to the Free Release, because no one has a license to host the downloads of the Free Release.