Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon started as a small Minimod for Forgotten Hope mod for Battlefield 1942. The original intention was to bring some crazy but really planned weapons to FH like the Ratte Tank. However after 3 years of development, Forgotten Hope Secret Weapons became the biggest mod for Battlefield 1942 with dozens of improvements for the 'old' FH0.7 FHSW gives you more than 500 new equipments, new physics (bouncing bullets and towable artillery), more maps and even more mapimprovements/-changes on FHmaps and the new nation Hungary.
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