Originally, Desperate Measures was going to be released as a separate expansion pack. However, retailers by then want "gold" packages, so MicroProse made MechCommander: Gold. However, they didn't have time to update all the printed documentation. All of the printed manuals, reference cards, etc. refer to Deseparate Measures, and a separate sheet tells the players to "substitute MechCommander Gold for all references to MechCommander: Desperate Measures".

Contributed by Kasey Chang (4620) on Apr 07, 2005. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (196118)]. -- edit trivia