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 10 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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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 2 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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Battlefield 1942

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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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lmschomp
lmschomp Sep 3 2013, 7:40pm says:

ORIGIN FREE DOWNLOAD FAIL, I tried Forgotten Hope and Secret Weapon both crash when I try to load a map! PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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D3NV3RD3M0N
D3NV3RD3M0N Sep 13 2013, 4:06am replied:

Glad I read this before trying to download them, hope you get a reply soon. If online play is still available send a pm (if this site/service has it).

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yone
yone Jul 9 2013, 10:20am says:

Why are so fuckng good mods for this game :p¿¿??

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upsideshuriken
upsideshuriken Jul 18 2013, 9:35am replied:

its old thats why

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killab22
killab22 Jul 5 2013, 3:46pm says:

how do you add a mod to bf1942? everytime i try it says verify files and when i do it keeps saying the samething over and over!!!

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Fusuke45
Fusuke45 Jun 17 2013, 12:20pm says:

uouou

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archmage629
archmage629 May 31 2013, 4:08pm says:

origin is a **** up to all life i cant ad a shortcut to it beacause of stupid origin.SCREW YOU ORIGIN

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joeythompson31
joeythompson31 Aug 27 2013, 4:07am replied:

did you ever figure out how to i have the same problem

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TheLolmaster34
TheLolmaster34 May 12 2013, 4:25pm says:

I love this game, anybody else play on disc?

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agentrock12
agentrock12 May 17 2013, 4:19pm replied:

i do

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