They just released this the end of last week and over the weekend and had over 100,000 downloads before there server blew up...they are fixing the problem now, so you may want to give it a few days to get sorted out. You have to download it through MTX, which is their own bittorrent type client. This is important, because all updates are also handled through MTX and MekPak 4 is due shortly also.
@hellwig...of course there is still torso twist, but many do play keyboard/mouse...for me, joysticks are just ,more fun
@crazy hitchhiker....actually, MS didn't have much to do with this, as Smith & Tinker owns the current rights, MS's approval was just crossing the T's and dotting the I's...The MekTek team has there hands full right now, and I highly doubt a Linux port.
This was released for free to generate interest in the upcoming ( someday ) Mechwarrior 5, also by Smith & Tinker
MECHWARRIOR IS BACK! MEKTEK CRASHES HARD DURING RELEASE!
The web server is back online and we have a new version of MTX available.
The new version brings with it an offline mode, allowing you to install games and updates when the web servers are down. A critical flaw in our design pattern has been addressed where MTX would fail when our servers went down. There are risks involved with installing and updating in offline mode as the client can't verify the files to make sure they haven't become corrupted, but it does give you the option if you wish to install when the web server is unavailable. If the files are corrupted, you will have to re-download and reinstall in order to connect to servers running the correct version. If you already obtained the MTX patches else where then you should be able to download and install those patches with MTX by using the Browse > Open *.mtx function.
The router has been replaced, if you have the MTX client it will start the downloading process.
If you need the client : hhttp://mtxgear.mektek.net/mtx/beta/SetupMTX18.104.22.168.exe
Forums are also up : http://www.mektek.net/forums/