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.
FHSW 0.5 has finally been released and with over 650 land/sea/air vehicles it's now probably one of the biggest mods ever created.
Posted by eYe.ris on Aug 2nd, 2012
It’s a pure multiplayer mod so your only chance to properly play it is to join one of the servers at the given times, links at the bottom.
A quick summary of all the offical news since the release of version 0.42:
there are a lot more not offically announced things included! Here's the full changelog: Text-upload.com
A quick guide on how to install it correctly, but you can obviously skip some steps if you already have them installed:
3) Download and install FH Fan-Mappack 6
Gamefront.com (506 MB)
4) Download and install Part 1 and 2 of Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.5
You must delete your old installation of FHSW first by simply deleting the folders "FHSW" and "STFHSW" from ..\EA Games\Battlefield 1942\Mods\
Part 1: Gamefront.com (1338 MB)
Part 2: Gamefront.com (1516 MB)
There is a Windows 7 and widescreen fix included in this installer, make sure you run FHSW with admin rights and without any compatibility mode on. Apply Win98/Me compatibility mode on the FHSW desktop icon if it crashes too often, the downsides are longer loading times, lower resolution and Punkbuster problems.
As you might or might not know FHSW is a pure multiplayer mod, so you won’t find any of the new things in singleplayer. There are two servers for you to choose from, you have to join at specific times to find players on them though:
Join at European evening/night time on weekends