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".