MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries

Free version of Mechwarrior4 Mercenaries from MeKTek (most up todate version)

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Version: MekTek release
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Garbage
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.17

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Cant install with MTX installer. I copied the MW4 Folder from a Windows installation - this works to install the game on Windows. Crashes with bug 8563 on startup.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 03 20183.17No Not installable NoGarbageSDM 
CurrentLinux Mint 13 "Maya" x86_64Jan 01 20141.7.9No, but has workaround No Garbagemx2 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 19 20111.3.18No, but has workaround Yes Bronzespoonie 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Dec 29 20101.3.10No, but has workaround Yes Goldspoonie 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Nov 20 20101.3.7No, but has workaround Yes Goldspoonie 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View
8563 MechWarrior 4: Vengeance fails to start NEW View
24308 Fullscreen fails for MechWarrior 4 games (Only one D3D device per DirectDraw object) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Mektek wine howto

1. Install 7-zip for your distribution and a archive manager for youe desktop thats supports 7zip

2. Install wine from your distribution repo or get it from

3. Install libgsm if in your distribution repo has it (not necessary but it wine looks for it)

4. Install vcrun2005 and corefonts fronts from winetricks

5. Download form mektek website

6. Download all patches as win patch as mtx extractor dose not work under wine due to been written in .NET

7. Extract to somewhere on your file system with your chosen archive manager.

8. Apply the win patches in order with wine

9. In your base dir open options.ini and change ShadowMode=2 to ShadowMode=1 outherwise game will carsh when looking at any shadows.

10. Start MW4Mercs.exe with these command line options


gosusehw option:
gosnodialogs option:

eg: wine MW4Mercs.exe -noautoconfig -window /gosnoblade /gosnodialogs /gosnovideo

(thanks to Georg Hennig post in wineappdb )

Singel player game works but atm there is no multiplayer (game will crash bug


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