Battlefield: 1942 is a tactical first-person shooter set in World War II. It introduces combined arms tactics, using tanks and dive-bombers, submarines and carriers, and machinegun nests with AA-artillery. Every aspect of WWII warfare will be accessible to a player and his friends from an FPS perspective, and the ultimate goal is to win enough campaigns to win the war.

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About Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon with 5 comments by eYe.ris on Sep 17th, 2014

FHSW 0.552 released!

After a long wait the FHSW devs have finally released version 0.552. There was also 0.55 and 0.551 but I skipped them because they were very buggy and laggy and the devs said they would release a bugfix very soon.

I'll list all the news since the last release to give you an quick overview of what has been added:

But there are also a lot of things added which haven't been mentioned in any news yet or we didn't cover properly on moddb like the new Panzer II late variants or Japanese tankettes. Also see the pictures below for some examples.


(thanks to MinefieldJoe for the translation)

New level bombing mechanic

One huge gamplay related addition is the new bombing sight which allows proper level bombing for heavy bombers. On the minimap you can see two new icons which show the current position of your plane (reticle) in relation to the horizon (half blue/black circle).

If you go for a bombing run both indicators you have to be aligned which means your plane flies level.

Use then the bombing sight (left mouse click) to aim at your target. The center of the reticle is where the bombs will approximately hit.


Be aware that bombers with this new bomb sight can't be used as dive bomber anymore. Because of a built-in game mechanic you'll always miss the target. Practice and stay over the clouds! Then flak and fighters will have a hard time shooting you down.

How to install?

Please follow the instructions of this guide.

In short, you need:

  • Battlefield 1942 1.61b (CD) or 1.62 (Origin)
  • Forgotten Hope 0.7
  • Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6
  • Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552

Gamespy shutdown?

As you've probably heard Gamespy shut down the online support for BF1942 which means either your game locks up or it doesn't show any servers when updating the in-game server browser. But as always the community puts EA to shame and within days a solution was available, huge thanks to the creator s[sk]. I included the fix into the FHSW installer so no additional steps are required to play online. Go to here if you want some information about the changes he did.

Where to play?

As you might or might not know FHSW is a pure multiplayer mod, the game crashes if you try to play singleplayer. There are two servers but you'll only see players on them on specific times.

The European server hosts events regularly with a lot of people participating the next one is right around the corner, see you there! To avoid any timezone confusion use this timer as reference:


Alternatively there's the Japanese server which is always full at about 8pm Japanese time. Be aware that you'll get kicked with a high ping which you usually have when connecting from Europe or the America East.

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)
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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 7 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)
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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 0 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6
Battlefield 1942

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Sep 13, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 3 comments

A new installer for the Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. This mappack is required...

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Sep 12, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 1 comment

A new installer for Forgotten Hope v0.7 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. Forgotten Hope is required to be able...

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Sep 9, 2014 Gloria Victis Full Version 0 comments

This is the first map of our mod, fully historical, brand new equipment, guns, uniforms, sounds, icons and many static objects! And all placed with the...

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cordenand Jun 12 2014, 8:38am says:

A moment of silence for a fallen game that many enjoyed and continued to enjoy until the dark day marked May 31/2014 came, Battlefield 1942 may you rest in peace.

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maxammo May 30 2014, 6:50am says:

Love how the AI use bazookas instead pistols even there are no tanks in the area.

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stuka87 May 24 2014, 1:47pm says:

My choirs soldiers now we just need a mod in a mod battlafield 1942 that portrays aviation bombing missions in the cities and industrial or naval squadrons in the Pacific examples of maps that could be done if you already have Battle of Britain would create the bombing of bocage such of rome berlin or tamém in Moscow as the German Air incurssões foraça the English Channel and the attacks of the English ships in Mussoline Mediterraneos peaceful as in the famous attack on pearl Harbor coral sea among others the idea is that any team wanted make a mod based on the famous War Hogo thunder ...........

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jakemiller Jan 26 2014, 6:47pm says:

DONT GET THIS ON ORIGIN. Origin doesnt work ****

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CptMold Apr 8 2014, 9:11pm replied:

The only reason I have Origin is for this game. If I could somehow separate it, I would. It works fine for me, though.

If you know how to cut it out of Origin, though, please tell me... I just hate it so much and I wish EA hadn't thrown a diva tantrum and gone solo. What makes it worse is that generally, their games used to be only good on launch day, and now the bugs ruin that day, too. BF1942 is probably the best title available through Origin, because any other title should just be purchased for console.

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bot-95100 Jan 18 2014, 11:33am says:

all mod don't work in origin

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Maytckis Mar 16 2014, 8:57am replied:

I play Forgotten Hope & BF1918 on origin, and they work fine, you just need to look for a proper version of these mods ;)

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Guest Jan 27 2014, 6:19am replied:

I can play forgotten hope and desert combat from bf1942 origin and they work nice

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CptMold Apr 8 2014, 9:13pm replied:

Desert Combat works? Woo! I guess I won't be deleting Origin this weekend...

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