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 14 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.

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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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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

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal May 30 2012, 8:21pm says:

I've heard that this can be played on Mac, is this possible?
If so, how do I do it? Would I need an emulator?

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eyeball600
eyeball600 May 2 2012, 2:53am says:

why does the game close when i try to play mods?

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feillyne
feillyne Aug 30 2012, 2:33pm replied:

Do you have Windows 7? Had problems with that OS, and tried compatibility mode with Windows 98 and it worked (save for random crashes during loading of some maps).

You can also try to run it unmodded (vanilla Battlefield 1942), then go to Custom Game and launch mods from there and see if it works this way.
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Thread Apr 16 2012, 8:51pm says:

Im thinking of buying this game with a good deal new. This game with Vietnam. Is it worth getting? (Work with windows 7?) and is it worth modding? if modding point me to were to begin

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal May 30 2012, 8:23pm replied:

It's a good game, really, but I don't like the lack of environmental sounds (gunshots in the distance made by other players). With mods (like Forgotten Hope and BG42), however, it can be a brilliant game with all the extra content!

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bmw11400
bmw11400 May 5 2012, 9:11pm replied:

Get it. Get it now.

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reegad
reegad Apr 20 2012, 4:03pm replied:

i was gonna write a big list of reasons for u to buy it but to save time

yes

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SveaRikeSoldier
SveaRikeSoldier Apr 16 2012, 10:49am says:

Can anyone tell me if there is any mod for 1942 that adds German naval units? Such as the Bismarck or there prototype aircraft carrier? If anyone knows please PM me.

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Franmar_The_Great
Franmar_The_Great Apr 14 2012, 7:00pm says:

Does anyone know if i can use my serial key to reinstall BF1942?
I lost disc 1 and i have complete pack

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Stugs
Stugs Mar 24 2012, 10:48pm replied:

Do eet! Do eet nao!

But seriously, BF1942 is no longer sold like normal, unless through E-bay, torrents or... that's it i think unless you're lucky enough to find old copies still on the shelves. This game NEEDS to be free!

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