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 17 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.

FHSW_0.55_Changelog

(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.


Success!


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:



Site: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

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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FHSW 0.55 released
FHSW 0.551 released
FHSW 0.552 released

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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.

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Sep 14, 2014 Forgotten Hope: Secret Weapon Full Version 11 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.

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A1
A1 Sep 6 2006, 2:39pm says:

Ahh. BF1942. A great game! after 1 year of not playing it I just reinstalled it!

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Kippersnell
Kippersnell Feb 21 2006, 5:31pm says:

Guess What, go to GaMeSpOt.CoM and they have unbeleivably loads of mods for battlefield

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fluke01
fluke01 Feb 8 2006, 3:48pm says:

Wow posts back to 2003 on the same page, ive stumbled on a prehistoric marvel

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BDNeon
BDNeon Nov 13 2005, 5:45am says:

The mods alone will make this game worthwhile well into the next decade. Of course some deserve more recognition then they get right now. Take a gander at this for example: Planetbattlefield.com

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SublmnL
SublmnL Sep 21 2005, 5:03am says:

Man, I currently own and play BF2.. It's awesome, but it just compare to BF1942. It's MOD database it awesome, and online play is a blast.. Viva La BF1942!!!!!!

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Raider451
Raider451 Sep 19 2005, 2:53pm says:
TopAce wrote: This game is unbelievably unplayable. The gameplay does not even deserve the 1 out of 10 rating, it would be -2.


wtf do you mean? pop into a server, slect a team and select a class *cough* engineer *cough*. After that its WASD

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jimhoey
jimhoey Jul 18 2005, 9:08pm says:

The most awsome game of its time, the only drawback is that the graphics are outdated.

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Ourumov
Ourumov Jul 16 2005, 12:02pm says:

Cool game but lousy, sound acting.

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TopAce
TopAce May 31 2005, 12:40pm says:

This game is unbelievably unplayable. The gameplay does not even deserve the 1 out of 10 rating, it would be -2.

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MetaMod
MetaMod Dec 31 2004, 1:19am says:

NOt a bad game, the gameplay was fun. I can't wait to see BF2.

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