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Forgotten Hope 2 is an award-winning World War II modification for Battlefield 2TM and is based on the original Forgotten Hope, a modification for Battlefield 1942TM, one of the most popular multiplayer games ever. Battlefield 1942TM featured land, sea and air combat in a way never before seen. It was the goal of the development team to maximize the game experience by adding both a realistic and enjoyable gameplay to FH and now to FH2.

With the release of Electronic ArtsTM Battlefield 2TM, the development potential has increased a lot. An all-new game engine and physics system brings the battlefield to life like never before. The new material penetration feature measures weapons ability to fire through barriers based on their composition and players will need to know the difference between concealment and cover in order to survive. Immense, richly detailed environments from city streets to remote forests, brought to you with brilliant graphics are some of the more exciting features of Battlefield 2TM. And we are going to bring all this to the Second World War.

With over 250 new pieces of authentic equipment, with tanks such as the mighty German Tiger tank and the diminutive British Vickers light tank, aircraft from the famed American P-51 Mustang to the antiquated German Stuka dive-bomber, and weapons including the powerful German Panzerfaust and the fearsome American M-1 Garand rifle, Forgotten Hope 2 has a wider scope than any other Second World War First Person Shooter, ever!

Winston Churchill once said "It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." But we do look far ahead. The end of our road has not changed, only the stops along the way. Forgotten Hope 2 currently concentrates the battles fought between Allied and Axis powers in the North African and Normandy theaters of operation.

You will be given the chance to take part in maybe the most important campaigns of World War II. Fight alongside Rommel's Africa Corps in the harsh climates of the North African desert as you attempt to break through the British lines at El Alamein, or hold off attacking forces at Tunis. Serve next to American forces as you seek to destroy Hitler's Atlantic Wall at the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc, or break out from the Norman countryside in Operation Cobra.

"The battle which is about to begin will be one of the most important battles in history. It will be the turning point of the war." But it will only be the end of the beginning for Forgotten Hope 2. We will be ever expanding the mod to all of the theaters its prequel currently occupies, and more.

Whatever the side you choose you will have an almost endless armory at your disposal. Your weaponry will reach from knives to heavy machine guns to anti-tank rifles. Your equipment will contain everything from the first aid kit to magnetic hollow charges. Your motor pool will offer any type of vehicle, whether you want to drive jeeps, APCs, or tanks, and your airfields will give you the chance to pilot scout planes, fighters, and heavy cargo planes.

Forgotten Hope 2 will also offer different gamemodes for different situations. In addition to the standard conquest maps Battlefield is famous for, you will also need to destroy or defend strategic targets in objective-mode, or take tactical positions in a set order in push mode.

So whether you like house to house fighting in Tunis, tank battles in the African desert or dogfights in skies over northern England, Forgotten Hope 2 will have something for you.

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5 comments by Eat_Uranium on Apr 17th, 2015

Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

Today we have some renders of Soviet antitank equipment.

45mm Anti-Tank Gun M1937 45mm Anti-Tank Gun M1942

Soviet engineers had lacked the experience needed to design an anti-tank gun in the late 20s, and had turned to the Germans for assistance. The company Rheinmetall had worked on what would eventually become the PaK 35/36 in secret, and the plans for this were provided to the USSR where it became the 37mm Anti-tank Gun M1930 (1-K).

The first 45mm guns were a result of the desire for weapons that could use a more effective high explosive shell and thus double up as battalion guns. They were made from an updated 37mm carriage fitted with the new larger gun barrel. About equivalent in penetration to the Pak 35/36, the 45mm M1937 (53-K) was thus a rather poor weapon in the face of the larger panzers.

The 45mm M1942 (M-42) was a result of these shortcomings. It had a longer barrel, more powerful cartridges and a new gunshield. Despite these additions, it still struggled with the improved panzers of the period, though it could deal some damage from the side. 37,354 M1937 guns and 10,843 M1942 guns were manufactured, and several hundred of the former were captured and turned against their former owners by Finland. Our guns were made by Toddel, modified from the PaK 35.36 made by K98.

57mm Anti-Tank Gun M1943

The 57mm Anti-tank Gun M1943 (ZiS-2) began life in 1940, with the demand for a powerful anti-tank weapon issued under the false assumption that the Germans would invade with heavy tanks on a par with the KV-1. It first entered service as the M1942, but was production was quickly stopped since it was overpowered, expensive and had complicated to manufacture ammunition. The production facilities were switch to the production of the 76.2mm Divisional Gun (ZiS-3).

The appearance of the Tiger and Panther soon convinced the Soviets to restart manufacture of the 57mm gun, which re-entered service as the M1943. A limited number of guns were mounted on vehicles, principally the T-20 Komsomolets armoured tractor and as the T-34-57. 9,645 were manufactured, and ours was made by Kraetzer and Toddel.

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That's all for this week, but be sure to come back next time for another update. 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.

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NuclearBanane Dec 14 2009, 9:00pm says:

Can you give me some numbers

Approax how many servers are running this mod?

Approax how many of does are within 32+

And Approax how big are the maps in general
Like 1024x4 or 512x4? Just wondering.
Wanna know if it's worth witching from PR to FH

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Natty Creator
Natty Dec 18 2009, 5:20am replied:

there are always full servers to play on.
You dont need to switch from PR, you can enjoy both mods :)
see you!

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Eat_Uranium Creator
Eat_Uranium Dec 15 2009, 9:16am replied:

Heres a shocker for you - you can play two mods!

Anyways, maps are usually 1x1km or 2x2km. There are no 4x4km maps, and no scale 4 maps.

I don't know much about the No. of north american servers, but I think there is usually at least one populated (i.e. more than 30 players) at peak hours

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sniper77shot Dec 15 2009, 5:46pm replied:

Usually there is 2 servers with 45+ and a bunch with like 5-10 on Fridays forgotten honor has matches 2 servers 50+, Saturdays its Waw night. And usually campaigns from Forgotten honor have like 1000 people in it. is the link to forgotten honor sign up there. and then theres co op servers with like 4 or 5 people on them.

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Alakazou Dec 15 2009, 12:47am replied:

Try it, it will give you a better idea.

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majingwen1352 Dec 13 2009, 9:50am says:

And your mod have some plan about SP?thank fof you

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Eat_Uranium Creator
Eat_Uranium Dec 13 2009, 11:12am replied:

Some maps have singleplayer support currently (although a few of those are broken currently). There is a dedicated SP dev who is working towards getting more support in in the next patches.

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majingwen1352 Dec 13 2009, 9:47am says:

i'want to know can i play this mod in single player?(all the map)

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joshua13452 Dec 11 2009, 7:47pm says:

yes i launched with the shortcut and it says you need to launch fh2.exe not bf2.exe and ive tried everything i can so now im tryoing to get help from you guys.

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Eat_Uranium Creator
Eat_Uranium Dec 12 2009, 2:13pm replied:

You have Vista or 7?

If yes, you MUST run the mod with administrator powers and in XP compatibility mode.

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kTeku Dec 11 2009, 6:57pm says:

I've seen some gameplay on this mod, and I can say I'm impressed. Looks very fun! Also, is there a lot of people playing this mod?

I have Battlefield 2 and Special Forces, how do I install mods for BF2? I never done this before, and this will be my first mod for BF2.

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Eat_Uranium Creator
Eat_Uranium Dec 12 2009, 2:20pm replied:

Good that you like the look of the videos. I'd suggest you watch the tactics and training series on yt that was made for the first release - useful info that still stands.

You need BF2 patched to 1.5. Special Forces is not required, but can be installed anyway since it is technically just another mod.
Then you download FH2 version 2.2. It comes in two files each of ~2GB. These contain .exe installers, that you just run one after the other.

Once the mod is installed, you start it by using the shortcut created on your desktop. Warning - do not start it any other way! If you have windows 7 or vista, you will have to run the mod with admin powers in XP compatibility mode. The reason for this is the mod uses custom shaders, support for which was removed in patch 1.3.

See you on the battlefield. Don't hesitate to ask if you have more questions.

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abc.@@-mann Dec 11 2009, 1:04pm says:

why when adding bots in, game crashes to the desktop window? You can solve this problem?

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Historically correct, crude and with lots of violence, completely realistic, action in the most pure level, what else can be said about it? one of the most biggest, and in my opinion, greatest modifications ever done for BF2, brings us the real feeling of the WW2 and makes us feel like if we are there. Epic.

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