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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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Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.

As you can tell by the above banner, we now have a concrete release day. We hope to see you all on the servers on:

Monday 8th February 2016

First things first: we'd like to show the amazing trailer for version 2.5 made by Hawky:

There have been a number of improvements made to some of the gameplay mechanics. Most notably to the artillery spotting system. You will now be able to see the name of your spotter, and the system will prefer to automatically change to a new spot made by the same spotter instead of just the next spot in the queue. Additionally, there is a new camera position for mobile artillery and the behaviour of all artillery cameras has been improved.

A new push variant called Adaptive Push has been added. In this mode you will be able to bypass flags that normally would need to be captured to advance. These pocket flags will become isolated and easy to overrun - but watch out, the defenders will have a 60 second window to recapture it so make sure it is secure before moving on! You'll find this mode on Battle of Brest and Pegasus.

Finnish Army

Even though Finland was a small nation of 4 million inhabitants, it fought three distinct wars during World War 2 and managed to defend its independence in the post war world, in stark contrast to other nations in the Soviet sphere of influence. The first one, the Winter War, was fought in 1939 and 1940 against an overwhelming Soviet invasion and ended with the loss of territory to Russia. The Continuation War of 1941 saw Finland fight at the side of Germany in order to regain these regions, making it the only democracy in the Axis camp. In September 1944 Finland signed a separate peace with the Soviets, on the condition that they expel all German forces from their territory. This was achieved in the Lapland war, raging until early 1945. Our Finnish Army playermodels were made by the combined efforts of Zero, Stubbfan, Kev4000 and Roughbeak.

Ts4EVER has also posted a nice overview of the 5 maps featured in this update, check out his devblog here.

Finally today, we'd like to list some of the changes in version 2.5:

2 New Nations:

      Soviet Union

4 New playermodels:

      Red Army
      Finnish Army
      2nd Australian Expeditionary Force
      British Airborne

5 New maps:

      Dukla Pass
      Seelow Heights

34 New weapons, including:

      Mosin Nagant M91/30
      Suomi KP/-31
      Volkssturmgewehr 45
      Sten Mk. V

19 New Allied vehicles, including:

      Katyusha BM-13N

5 New Axis vehicles:

      PzKpfw 35-S 739(f)
      PzKpfw T-34E 747(r)
      Wurfrahmen auf Infanterie-Schlepper UE(f)
      Captured T-20 Komsomolets
      Semovente da 75/18

Many further changes, including:

      New "whiz" sounds for shells in flight
      Deployable weapons now show a 3D HUD marker in the location that they will appear
      Flare gun and spotlights are now brighter
      Automatic fast bleed at the end of a round
      AT mines stick to statics, AP mines no longer stick to vertical surfaces, all mines take longer to deploy
      Uncountable fixes to collision meshes, materials, animations, sounds and effects - almost every 2.48 vehicle, map and weapon updated in some way
      Performance, stability and memory usage improvements, mainly in python

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.

The Road to Forgotten Hope 2.5 Part 1

The Road to Forgotten Hope 2.5 Part 1

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Today we are finally announcing the release of our version 2.5, bringing the Eastern Front to FH2.

Stille Nacht

Stille Nacht

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Our final update of the year, thanking all our fans for the support they have given us in 2015



News 12 comments

Today we show off the final map to make it into our upcoming 2.5 update: Seelow Heights.

The Surprise Soviet

The Surprise Soviet

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A quick overview of the teaser and dev stream and all the goodies contained within.

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The spamming of "standalone" would stop, if the devs gave a comprehended answare to its community. (to US)
There are many people, who want to see a standalone (like me ) because BF2 is no longer for sale and the playerbase CANT get increased. These people (i)want to play this game in 7 years with full servers.

Some people say "it destroys the Community, trolls and more (kiddys). But we dont need to think about them, because fh2 is too realistic for these persons. They would leave as fast as they came.
but the new real community players would be gold (a present) for the playerbase.

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I just want them to make a standalone so I and many others can finally play this masterpiece!!

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you can get bf2 from battlelog dot co in a one file install with all patches included already. That and the fh2 launcher would be everything you need, so it's far from impossible.

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First point:
I think nobody wants to download bf2 from sources where you dont know its legal.(i never heard from this webside)
For me It seems not to be legal. (virus alert:)

Second point:
a fh standallone would be great bc you only get what you want: Forgotten Hope 2 . a great game for free.

Next point:
Its easy for everyone. you download the standallone,dont have trouble with mods (sometimes it chrashes or some maps dont work) you got a working game.

Last point:
It cant be so hard to make a standallone of fh2 if the pr guys can do it too. Also its good for the community, bc we get some new faces here( and full servers :)
FH2 Is an own game which have to be standallone. Holding classic systems is death to every game (there are many out there where you can see this)

In fact you are able to get bf2 about ebay, but it dosnt help fh2 ,its community and its Servers. Look around: the many classic games are death today,which means empty servers. if someone want to play there are only 2-4 people who play it you want to play fh2 with 3-4 (or 10 5v5) people?. WE NEED MORE COMMUNITY MEMBERS and this can only happen if FH2 is easy to handle(game ready to play after installation) and no problems to get the game legal and easy (steam shut it down last year(bf2) (too hard to get). and the best way to do it is a standallone.
IN my view FH2 should be an own game like Squad.
OK thats why i think FH2 have to be standallone. Whats about you?


(everyone who want to see a Standallone should write an own text with a comprehended reason why he wants to see it, and looking to the future of fh2 )
(I m writing too much but i waste time for a great game i Love)
Thanks for reading

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But is trustworthy and legal, and they recently made loads of of progress with something in congress as well. There are hundreds of loyal players using it and the forums and devs are active and responsive as hell. Go check it out, I promise you it runs smoothly most of the time.

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But this webside wont help FH2 increasing its playerbase.

You donload FH and have a working game (like PR)
I dont think the PR guys do something Illegal, but asked before they did a standallone.
Also I think EA only said "yes" to PR standallone because BF2 isnt sell on stream anymore.

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"I think nobody should download bf2 from sources where you dont know its legal."

Hate to break it to you, but technically the standalone version of PR is illegal, just as the FH2 standalone would be. We do not have the right to put any part of BF2 up for free, which an BF2 mod would have to do.

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See the thing is, I have downloaded bf2 twice on different websites and both had viruses.. now I don't even wont to try it again.

I would love for this mod to turn into a full game in the future.

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i think the PR guys get the permission (licence) of EA
(I think it but im not sure)
I remember reading it in a folder in PR
What i also mean was : you dont want to download bf2 on websides which you dont trust.

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Nevertheless I hope the devs will find a way for a standallone.
(I would pay 50 $ to see FH2 as standallone, with bigger playerbase and community in 2019)

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one question: i downloaded and installed the first realise of the mod but when i look through the reticle of the weapon,the screen is black and white. can you please help me with this :(

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You have to start the mod with the launcher, not through BF2.

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but when i run FH2.exe it says "Failed to move Battlefield 2/mods/bf2/ to Battlefield 2/mods/bf2/
and when i press OK it says the same thing again and like that 3 more times and then it opens FH2.exe and it says: WARNING: YOU NEED TO OPEN FORGOTTEN HOPE 2 THROUGH FH2.exe NOT THROUGH BF2.exe. PRESS ALT+F4 AND UPDATE YOUR SHORCUTS. and then i close it and again says the same thing:"Failed to move Battlefield 2/mods/bf2/ to Battlefield 2/mods/bf2/"
please help me,i want to play this mod so badly :(

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You have the newest version 2.48 installed? Then you should run it through the launcher: c:\whatever\Battlefield 2\mods\fh2\bin\FH2Launcher.exe

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i'm a biggest moron on this world. thanks for help.

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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 biggest, and in my opinion, greatest modifications ever done for BF2, brings us the real feeling of the WW2. Epic.

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