Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon (FHSW) is an unofficial continuation of the famous Forgotten Hope (FH), a Battlefield 1942 modification. We say unofficial since FHSW is developed by FH fans, not the original FH creators. In 2007 it started as a small addon but since then it has grown to be one of the biggest mods of all time!
What makes this mod special is that it adds lots of - but not only - Secret Weapons which saw limited or no action at all during WW2 like jet fighters and super heavy tanks. Some of the maps feature "what-if" battles like a landing operation on the Japanese mainland or attacking a secret German base in the African desert.
Over 650 different vehicles at land, sea and air featuring lots of Secret Weapons of WW2!
130 maps, from tight infantry action over pure tank and plane combat maps to full scale naval battles. Or everything at once!
150 hand weapons with new reload and moving animations for all (AT) rifles, bipods for MGs and (reworked) deployable weapons like mortars and heavy machine guns
12 nations: Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Poland, Soviet Union and USA
Completely overhauled, more immersive sounds and effects
New techniques: switchable ammo, towable AT guns, altimeter for planes, napalm & cluster bombs, bayonets and much more
Heavily modified combat to enhance realism while not being overly complicated
Unique gameplay: Control the mysterious 1000-tonne tank "Ratte", use the Me 323 to transport tanks to the front line, fly Kamikaze missions against heavily armed Battleships or ... simply take a horse.
FHSW has been released and there's a lot of new stuff which the devs haven't shown us in previous news. Sorry when I skip over a lot of the new things but I don't want to break moddb with a one million characters article. ;)
Junyo (aircraft carrier): planned as fast luxury passenger liner then redesigned to light aircraft carrier, low armour but decent AA capabilities
Yubari (light cruiser): experimental cruiser to test various new designs and technologies, was later also used in the war
Type 26 revolver
Type 10 signal pistol
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Eagles Nest 1946: from the official add-on “Secret Weapons of WWII”
FHT Operation Dracula: GB vs Japan in 1945, in reality Japan evacuated before the British reached the city. What if they stood their ground?
Midway-1942: major overhaul
Monte Cassino: from the official add-on “Road to Rome”
Salerno: from the official add-on “Road to Rome”
The Merville Battery: readded
Operation Varsity: Allies want to secure bridges over the Rhine, can you stop them?
Way to Paris 1946: What if Soviet Union did not stop in Berlin but went further westwards?
Westminster: Germany has landed on the British mainland and is now attacking London.
Westwall 1945: Allied troops have to break through this deep defensive line to reach Germany.
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 at specific times.
The European server is generally populated on weekend evenings CET. Most players are online during "Events" which take place each Sunday at 7 pm CET:
Alternatively there's the Japanese server which is always full at about 8 pm JST. 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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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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