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edited May 2012 in Games and Technology

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MechWarrior 5: What's the Scoop?
MechWarrior 5 is a reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise. It's NOT a MechAssault game, it's a MechWarrior game, which means simulation, customization, blowing off limbs, heatsinks, and a robot female voice playing while you sit inside your mech cockpit furiously pressing buttons to stop your ammunition from exploding while your lancemates fire volleys of 20 missiles into an unending stream of giant enemy robots that are trying to kill you with lasers.

MechWarrior 5 is actually MechWarrior Online, though. It's a free to play MMO that will follow (in real time) the Clan invasion of the Inner Sphere, which is a thing. We don't know much yet but here is the website.

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I Played MechAssault on my XBOX and It Was Boring. Why do I Care About This?
Yo fuck MechAssault. MechWarrior is a venerable franchise that, as far as videogames go, dates back to MechWarrior, which was fun but was made before graphics were invented, MechWarrior 2, which was sweet but mostly just a prelude to MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries, which is one of the best games ever made. MechWarrior 3 was by all accounts sort of fun and MechWarrior 4 was mostly just a prelude to MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries, which was also pretty sweet and which is FREE TO DOWNLOAD FOR EVERYONE! The MechWarrior games are simulations and damn good ones, too. There aren't too many complicated buttons but there are enough, and the HUD ends up looking a bit like an F-14's HUD looks like if the F-14 was designed to blow off the legs of an enemy F-14. With lasers.

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I Just CAN'T GET ENOUGH MECH STUFF!
Oookay, well, you've got a few options.

MechCommander
MechCommander and MechCommander 2 are free. They're pretty fun; you basically load out your 'mechs and command them in battle. They're pretty good recreations of the MechWarrior games, actually. Certainly worth a look if you enjoy strategy and mechs.

MechWarrior 4
MechWarrior 4 is free too. MekTek, which released tons of awesome mech "paks" and stuff for the game, has been given the rights to release it because god loves MechWarrior and is smiling on us fans or something. The free version comes with MekPak 3.1 which adds even more stuff and adds the new 'mechs into single player. This is probably the best MechWarrior single player experience right now.

MechWarrior: Living Legends
Living Legends is a kickass Crysis Wars MechWarrior mod. It's almost professional quality. The graphics are stupendous and they've done more than just add 'mechs: you get a bunch of the air vehicles and ground vehicles, too, plus Elementals if you're silly enough NOT to want to pilot a giant walking tank. The mod is multiplayer only and it even has Solaris arena matches in there. Definitely check this out if you have Crysis Wars, because it's free (as long as you own Crysis Wars, duh).

MechWarrior 2
MechWarrior 2 is not free but if you own a copy already (like, say, MW2: Mercenaries woooo) you can get it running on Windows XP (and Vista and 7?) with MechVM. Install MechVM, put your CD in, and tell MechVM to install from the CD. Bada-bing, it runs fine. I'm playing Mercenaries right now and I'm stuck on an early level where I have to escort some people to a prison that the AI keeps blowing up in order to make me lose. An alternative is to use MW2hook which works pretty well but is a bit of work to figure out.

MechWarrior 3
MechWarrior3.org should have everything you need to get up and running with the worst game in the series since MechWarrior 1. That said, it's still a pretty good game. I don't think there's ever been a bad MechWarrior game really.

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Odds Und Ends

Mechwarrior 2 Intro

Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries Intro

Mechwarrior 3 Intro

Mechwarrior 4 Intro

Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries Intro
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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited July 2009
    You should post a link to the MW3 forums too, for those who are trying to play MW3 on a modern computer, and maybe the free MechCommander stuff too

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    MW3? Fiiiiiine. Mechcommander was edited in while you typed though. I am sneaky like a Jenner.

    edit: where exactly are the MW3 forums?

  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The best thread title. <3

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I finally got around to watching the HD video.

    Goddamn, that is awesome. And I seem to remember some people making fun of MW3's intro's "surprise Atlas"....looks like Atlases are the gigantic, skull-faced Ninjas of the BT universe.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • FiarynFiaryn Omnicidal Madman Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I finally got around to watching the HD video.

    Goddamn, that is awesome. And I seem to remember some people making fun of MW3's intro's "surprise Atlas"....looks like Atlases are the gigantic, skull-faced Ninjas of the BT universe.

    Beware their missile-jutsu

    Also words fail to indicate just how pleased I am to see MechWarrior getting a reboot. I was just bemoaning the lack of such a thing a month or two ago. Gleeeee.

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I finally got around to watching the HD video.

    Goddamn, that is awesome. And I seem to remember some people making fun of MW3's intro's "surprise Atlas"....looks like Atlases are the gigantic, skull-faced Ninjas of the BT universe.

    Beware their missile-jutsu

    Also words fail to indicate just how pleased I am to see MechWarrior getting a reboot. I was just bemoaning the lack of such a thing a month or two ago. Gleeeee.

    My joystick is dead, so I'm not going to be enjoy MW4 (probably go back to MW3 with a mouse and keyboard), but waiting for this is going to be damned exciting.

    I'm a little worried about the "health percentage" factor though. Still, this is just a teaser.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I finally got around to watching the HD video.

    Goddamn, that is awesome. And I seem to remember some people making fun of MW3's intro's "surprise Atlas"....looks like Atlases are the gigantic, skull-faced Ninjas of the BT universe.

    Beware their missile-jutsu

    Also words fail to indicate just how pleased I am to see MechWarrior getting a reboot. I was just bemoaning the lack of such a thing a month or two ago. Gleeeee.

    My joystick is dead, so I'm not going to be enjoy MW4 (probably go back to MW3 with a mouse and keyboard), but waiting for this is going to be damned exciting.

    I'm a little worried about the "health percentage" factor though. Still, this is just a teaser.

    My guess is that they didn't want to bother designing and animating the whole UI and stuff for all three mechs when that's probably not even the final UI. I mean, the Atlas loses an arm in the video and I can't imagine they'd even consider making a mech game without full locational damage.

  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited July 2009
    MW3? Fiiiiiine. Mechcommander was edited in while you typed though. I am sneaky like a Jenner.

    edit: where exactly are the MW3 forums?

    Mechwarrior3.org

    They have the patch and such for being able to play without crashing when you use command mode or touch a enemy

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    FUCK YEA! I wonder if this will give us levels where we can play as tanks and hover craft and stand a chance in hell against assault mechs?

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Fiaryn wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    I finally got around to watching the HD video.

    Goddamn, that is awesome. And I seem to remember some people making fun of MW3's intro's "surprise Atlas"....looks like Atlases are the gigantic, skull-faced Ninjas of the BT universe.

    Beware their missile-jutsu

    Also words fail to indicate just how pleased I am to see MechWarrior getting a reboot. I was just bemoaning the lack of such a thing a month or two ago. Gleeeee.

    My joystick is dead, so I'm not going to be enjoy MW4 (probably go back to MW3 with a mouse and keyboard), but waiting for this is going to be damned exciting.

    I'm a little worried about the "health percentage" factor though. Still, this is just a teaser.

    My guess is that they didn't want to bother designing and animating the whole UI and stuff for all three mechs when that's probably not even the final UI. I mean, the Atlas loses an arm in the video and I can't imagine they'd even consider making a mech game without full locational damage.

    Oh, I'm sure locational damage will be in there.

    I'm hoping information like that, speed, heat, will for once be on console display screen. Seriously, this could be the first MW game with actual useful instrumentation and displays, instead of everything crammed on a HUD. The HUD option should remain, but it would definitely be possible with the sort of resolutions we use nowadays.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Taranis wrote: »
    Woodroez wrote: »
    That tractor is slow by fucking tractor standards.
    As cool as walking robots are there really just isn't much of a point to them. Why have legs at all when treads work better.

    The sad but true fact is there isn't a point to having a tank with legs.

    Incorrect. Tracks don't work that well on paved roads and a thrown track can take a while to repair. Legs should work on pretty much any terrain and would be better protected than tracks.

    Isn't that the point of Agromechs?

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  • HamHamJHamHamJ Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So apparently the newest MegaMech release has aerospace and space combat implemented. I just ran a quick test space fight with an Avalon and two Fox corvettes against a Clan Potemkin and a Clan Cameron.

    This is some crazy shit. Like... there are at least 6 firing arcs and you have to cycle through something like 5 weapons each or more.

    While racing light mechs, your Urbanmech comes in second place, but only because it ran out of ammo.
  • WoodroezWoodroez Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So I wasn't really into the whole mech thing back in the day; will it be worth getting MW4 just for the single player?

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Woodroez wrote: »
    So I wasn't really into the whole mech thing back in the day; will it be worth getting MW4 just for the single player?

    MW4:Mercs? Yeah, I'd say so.

    The original game.....I'd say not so much, but that's just me. It's not quite as strong as MW3 or the different MW2 games.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    They need to bring the mission briefing guy back from MW3. That dude has a great voice. I can't find my MW3 install disk, but I watch the intro movie and campaign briefings on youtube just to hear that guy brief.

    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    South host wrote: »
    They need to bring the mission briefing guy back from MW3. That dude has a great voice. I can't find my MW3 install disk, but I watch the intro movie and campaign briefings on youtube just to hear that guy brief.

    Those were the best briefings I've heard yet in a MW game, and among the very best briefings in any game. It was a shame that the expansion pack had the lance leader narrating instead the MFB commander.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Seriously. Just listen to this voice. This is exactly what I imagine a commander of a Mechwarrior force would sound like.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qZvYwmgCHc

    Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.
  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Basil wrote: »
    The best thread title. <3

    Also, can MW 4 be played with keyboard/mouse fairly well or is it joystick or bust? I have some cheap ancient stick that may still work from X-wing vs Tie Fighter, but it has like a grand total of 2 buttons on it. So hopefully keyboard/mouse works well.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I always prefered the tactical overhead of MechCommander to the in cockpit simulation of the MechWarrior series.

    But holy sweet jumping jesus on a cracker jack crutch I want this game.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    Basil wrote: »
    The best thread title. <3

    Also, can MW 4 be played with keyboard/mouse fairly well or is it joystick or bust? I have some cheap ancient stick that may still work from X-wing vs Tie Fighter, but it has like a grand total of 2 buttons on it. So hopefully keyboard/mouse works well.

    Mouse and Board works very well with MW4 as long as you take the time to remap a few keys.

    WS for throttle, AD to turn, Mouse for torso control. Make sure to check the button that allows you to look up and down as well as side to side. The rest of the stuff is easy enough to modify to taste.

  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Xeddicus wrote: »
    Basil wrote: »
    The best thread title. <3

    Also, can MW 4 be played with keyboard/mouse fairly well or is it joystick or bust? I have some cheap ancient stick that may still work from X-wing vs Tie Fighter, but it has like a grand total of 2 buttons on it. So hopefully keyboard/mouse works well.

    I played it fine KB&M only for 3 years, so I'd say so

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  • XeddicusXeddicus Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thanks guys, good to hear. Now if they'd release the game. How dare those bastards delay my instant gratification with their fancy free game, geez!

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  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    South host wrote: »
    Seriously. Just listen to this voice. This is exactly what I imagine a commander of a Mechwarrior force would sound like.

    The funny thing is he's supposed to be in charge of salvaging and repairs. He ends up being in charge of directing tactics, strategy, communications, escape routes, linking up, and everything else. He's just that awesome.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    South host wrote: »
    Seriously. Just listen to this voice. This is exactly what I imagine a commander of a Mechwarrior force would sound like.

    The funny thing is he's supposed to be in charge of salvaging and repairs. He ends up being in charge of directing tactics, strategy, communications, escape routes, linking up, and everything else. He's just that awesome.

    To be fair, MW3 was the only MW game that I remember salvaging for ammo really being important in. The others made it easy enough to sell random crap and buy the ammo you needed, if they bothered assigning a cost to rearm in the first place

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Woodroez wrote: »
    So I wasn't really into the whole mech thing back in the day; will it be worth getting MW4 just for the single player?

    Heack yeah boi! It's the best since MW2: Mercs imho.

  • SynthesisSynthesis Honda Today! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Spoit wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    South host wrote: »
    Seriously. Just listen to this voice. This is exactly what I imagine a commander of a Mechwarrior force would sound like.

    The funny thing is he's supposed to be in charge of salvaging and repairs. He ends up being in charge of directing tactics, strategy, communications, escape routes, linking up, and everything else. He's just that awesome.

    To be fair, MW3 was the only MW game that I remember salvaging for ammo really being important in. The others made it easy enough to sell random crap and buy the ammo you needed, if they bothered assigning a cost to rearm in the first place

    In MW2:Mercs it should have mattered, once you started salvaging Clan weapons, but you never found ammo (unless you managed to take it off a Mech you took mostly intact). You couldn't buy Clan ammunition, obviously, and there weren't any ammo caches to be salvaged.

    Basically rendered all non-energy Clan weapons useless really fast.

    Orca wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote:
    Isn't "Your sarcasm makes me wet," the highest compliment an Abh can pay a human?

    Only if said Abh is a member of the nobility.
  • HyperAquaBlastHyperAquaBlast Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Synthesis wrote: »
    South host wrote: »
    Seriously. Just listen to this voice. This is exactly what I imagine a commander of a Mechwarrior force would sound like.

    The funny thing is he's supposed to be in charge of salvaging and repairs. He ends up being in charge of directing tactics, strategy, communications, escape routes, linking up, and everything else. He's just that awesome.

    For some reason ever since I played MW3 and after just watching that vid up above again I always picture Michael McKean doing the voice...

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  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Thinking about the MW3 briefer just made me think about the guy from EarthSiege 2, which I actually had.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnYj9lhhvkI&feature=related

    God, why did I get that instead of any of the Mechwarrior games?

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  • GalagaGalaxianGalagaGalaxian Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Hey, StarSiege was good. :?

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  • South hostSouth host I obey without question Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh God, I wanted Starsiege so bad. But as a 4th grader, I was limited as to my budget of what video games i got. I think I chose "Civil War Generals 2", which wasn't bad, but it didn't have giant robots.

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  • TaranisTaranis Must be the feeling, it brings to you That makes you do what you doRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I played the shit out of the Starsiege demo. I <3 Goad.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That HD trailer just made me want to buy a new gaming PC. FFS.

  • KasanagiKasanagi Registered User
    edited July 2009
    Apparently, people seem to be persisting in not posting here, so I will drag the remaining topic of discussion from the old thread over.

    There may be a way to get a wheeled vehicle over any terrain type we've encountered, but show me a wheeled vehicle that can efficiently navigate ALL terrain types without modification. That is the appeal of a walker versus a tracked/wheeled vehicle, the versatility proven by humanity itself that two feet are more versatile than wheels or tracks.

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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Sorry did not see the new thread.

    Anyway this is what I posted on that topic of discussion.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcR7U2tuNoY&feature=related

    EDIT:
    Further, theres terrain you just can't go through with a wheeled vehicle that you can with a walker.

    And one day we will find out what that terrain is

    If you could build some kind of legged mobile weapons platform it would be incredibly useful in an area like Afghanistan. There are some places along the mountains were we ride freaking horses because you just can't get anything else in there.

  • RabidrabbitRabidrabbit Registered User
    edited July 2009
    This announcement made me pull out my old MW4: Merc CD's.

    I was worried it wouldn't be able to run on Vista, but I have had no problems. Installed the official patch and the HD pack. Runs like a charm, except for a very long start up, because of some stupid CD protection.

  • ElitistbElitistb Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Kasanagi wrote: »
    Apparently, people seem to be persisting in not posting here, so I will drag the remaining topic of discussion from the old thread over.

    There may be a way to get a wheeled vehicle over any terrain type we've encountered, but show me a wheeled vehicle that can efficiently navigate ALL terrain types without modification. That is the appeal of a walker versus a tracked/wheeled vehicle, the versatility proven by humanity itself that two feet are more versatile than wheels or tracks.
    I guess the real question is: If you can't get a wheeled vehicle there, why don't you just shell the crap out of it?

    Legs just have a lot of problems to overcome. Vulnerable joints, weight distribution, complexity, difficulty of replacement and repair, etc. Also, 4 feet are more versatile than 2. Go spider mechs! I also hope to see some of those in MW5.

    Legs have problems. But they look so much damn cooler.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Keep your damn spider mechs out of my Mechwarrior. Bipedal might make less sense, but it's more central to the giant robot bushido pew pewing.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I hunt Timber Wolves from a helicopter.

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  • Mr_RoseMr_Rose Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Elitistb wrote: »
    I guess the real question is: If you can't get a wheeled vehicle there, why don't you just shell the crap out of it?
    Because it's a goddamn cave with an eight-foot entrance that could technically go three miles into solid granite. Shelling that shit just doesn't work - about the best you can hope for is to collapse the entrance and hope no-one inside has a shovel or thought to hide in a cave with two exits. And even then you have to be careful of that entrance for evermore, in case someone decides that since that particular hole is on your flank now it'd be a good idea to launch a few RPGs from.

    Not that a 'mech would be much use in those conditions; a few BigDogs with a 300Kg payload of C4 and a remote detonator would be infinitely superior as a weapon against a cave.

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  • psycojesterpsycojester Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You wouldn't even need the C4, just send in the Big Dogs, can you imagine being stuck in a pitch black cave with those things making that screaming noise as they lope towards you. *shudder*

    Also the capture your own planet finale mission for the Steiner path in Mechwarrior 4 has got to be one of my favourite moments in gaming. Its just crazy awesome fun seeing the amount of units deployed and it really gave the sense of this being a full scale battle as opposed to just a mission in a game or a minor skirmish, the amount of crap going on at once actually does a good job of showing why they still use crap like helicopters that get 1-shotted by mechs, when you're engaging with armour and a couple of heavy lances at the same time the harassment factor from those things really does work.

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