Friday 13th July 2012 @ 18:00 UTC
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update. We'd like to start today's update with a trailer made by betatester Kubador. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
While you are watching the trailer, why not prepare yourself for tomorrow's release by downloading the passworded torrent files. The password to extract and install these files will be released tomorrow at the same time as the non-passworded direct download links. You will need a bittorrent program to download these files, many of these can be downloaded for free.
The following torrent contains everything you will need to play Forgotten Hope 2.45. Unfortunately, there is no patch from 2.4 to 2.45. The torrent contains two password protected RAR archives containing the installers, when the time comes you will need to extract both and install them.
Remember, you will not be able to access the actual files until this Friday. If you do not wish to download these torrent files, you can wait until Friday at 18:00 GMT to download the un-passworded files from a list of mirror sites.
If you are a server administrator and would like to have your server up and running by this Friday for the release, you can download the necessary files here.
Finally today, we'd like to list some of the changes in version 2.45:
3 New maps:
- Battle of Keren
Sidi Bou Zid
7 New aircraft, including:
- Hawker Hardy
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX
Junkers Ju 87D-1 "Stuka"
Macchi C.202 Folgore
Curtiss P-40E "Kittyhawk"
21 New Allied vehicles, including:
- M3 Scout Car
M3 Gun Motor Carriage
37mm M3 AT Gun
Cromwell Mk. VI
Churchill Mk. III
9 New Axis vehicles, including:
- Fiat M11/39
Cannone-Mitragliera da 20/65
PzKpfw III Ausf. L
SdKfz 135 "Marder I" on 39H(f) chassis
12 New weapons, including:
- Thompson M1928A1
Bomba a Mano L
Many further changes, including:
- Sector Push added to several maps
Objective Mode updated and added to Anctoville
Gameplay and Graphic changes for Crete and Operation Cobra
101st Airborne player models
To see a more expansive list of changes, you can read the changelog here.
If you have missed any previous updates this week, you can find links to them here:
That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for the big release. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.