Mechwarrior 4: Mercenaries


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I installed this game and it worked for a good while. Then I downloaded the patch so I could play online but I accidently installed it in the Mechwarrior folder. After this, all I can get is the splash screen. The screen will go black but the game will not start. I unistalled and reinstalled the game but it still will not play. Help somebody!
 
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Jimmy S.

Hi Icepick,
| I installed this game and it worked for a good while. Then I downloaded the patch so I could play online but I accidently
installed it in the Mechwarrior folder. After this, all I can get is the splash screen. The screen will go black but the game will
not start. I unistalled and reinstalled the game but it still will not play. Help somebody!

It shouldn't be too difficult to remove all traces of the game before reinstalling it.
Here's how to properly install or reinstall a game (and patch):

Step A: Temporarily disable Startup programs one at a time, starting with
Firewall, Antivirus & AdBlockers using this method:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=331796 or this utility:
http://new.jtsoft2001.com/windows/startup.php Reboot, go to Step B.

Step B: In Control Panel / Add-Remove Programs, delete the game and then
the game's folder especially if you previously experienced problems
with a patch, or if you installed the Trial, Mods, NO CD patches, etc.

Note: Click Start to Search or Find your game. Many times there are two installs
of the same game on a system and the patch installs to the wrong one. Also if you
installed a Trial version of the game, this could be causing a conflict.. Uninstall it
and delete the folder.

Step C: Install and Run Regcleaner and if it finds any stray registry keys for the
game, delete them. Reboot your computer, and then re-install the game.
Regcleaner Download: http://www.majorgeeks.com/download460.html

Step D: Play a single player game, using an administrators account if necessary.

Step E: Download new game patches or mods in case the old ones are corrupt.
Double click the patch/mod to install it. If it's a .zip file, unzip it into the
game's folder and follow the instruction in it's readme.txt file.

Step F: Reboot your computer, verify that your game is working properly, and
re-enable any programs that you disabled using the method in Step A.

Cheers,
Jimmy S.

Microsoft MVP Windows XP Shell/User: http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
Additional Support Resources: My Zone.com Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk
Game FAQ's: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________
 
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HentaiPockyStick

icepick said:
I installed this game and it worked for a good while. Then I downloaded
the patch so I could play online but I accidently installed it in the
Mechwarrior folder. After this, all I can get is the splash screen. The
screen will go black but the game will not start. I unistalled and
reinstalled the game but it still will not play. Help somebody!

I get the same problem as well... but if you wait a couple of minutes, the
options menu should popup prior to the splash screen, yes the screen will
still be black... from there you should be able to choose your game
settings.

Wait time could be as long as 6 minutes, you should have experienced the
first time when you bought and played the game prior from installing the
patch.... reason is that it is trying to find the best way to give you
really nice graphics with minimal settings without showing any slowdown.
 

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