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.

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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

The long awaited FHSW 0.5 has been released!

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:

A quick guide on how to install it correctly, but you can obviously skip some steps if you already have them installed:

1) Install Battlefield 1942 with the latest patch 1.61b
Patch 1.6: (268 MB)
Patch 1.6 to 1.61b: (6 MB)

2) Download and install Part 1 to 3 of Forgotten Hope 0.7
Part 1: (689 MB)
Part 2: (686 MB)
Part 3: (694 MB)

3) Download and install FH Fan-Mappack 6 (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: (1338 MB)
Part 2: (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


Join at Japanese evening/night time

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SEAL320 Aug 3 2012 says:

WIN XP can't play 0.5,But play 0.42 is Normal,Why?I had deleted my old installation of FHSW0.42.

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris Aug 4 2012 replied:

Which map and more importantly which mode? SP/Coop crashes.

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SEAL320 Aug 4 2012 replied:

SP mode every map When loading the half will suddenly shut down automatically game,With "error" prompt tone(Windows)。

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris Aug 5 2012 replied:

SP/coop mode doesn't work anymore (=crashes).

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SEAL320 Aug 5 2012 replied:

It means that,Originally V0.5's SP mode was con't run?Need someone else would have to make one?

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KodY Aug 3 2012 says:

Wait a minute, 72 players limit on the japanese server? So after BF2 someone got rid of the limit in BF42 also? Neat.
Haven't played in a while so this is new to me.

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris Aug 4 2012 replied:

Yep, up to 128 is possible now and unlike BF2 the guy made the code public.

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Rapied Aug 4 2012 says:

will be sp version of the mod?

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris Aug 4 2012 replied:

No, at least not from the offical devs. Someone else would have to make one.

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THEawesomeFd Aug 2 2015 replied:

lol why make one bro come on u can do it for ur fans if ur creater :D

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abrun4 Aug 7 2012 says:

So anyways i joined the server and got kicked for high ping / pretty self centered in how only the Japanese can play the Japanese server i think theres a good reason for why this mod is turning away more and more players each day, wish somebody could tell them to increase the ping limit to 500 or 400

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abrun4 Aug 8 2012 says:

Heres the deal if enough americans / people of the world get hyped up by a notion that their might be an american server say 'I' if i get enough supporters i will host a 72 slot server possible a 123. thats all PM me for details.

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CodeBlackNL Aug 10 2012 says:

This is still alive?

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abrun4 Aug 12 2012 says:

Good mod , terrible community wish they would have more leeway for the servers.

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eYe.ris Author
eYe.ris Aug 12 2012 replied:

I assume you're talking about the Japanese server? The European server is open for everyone if you play by the rules. We had over 30 players yesterday!

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abrun4 Aug 12 2012 says:

Yer dude, Europeans have been good to me :) you guys rock wish i could play with you, i think the time zone will be a bit of a problem for me.

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MasterionX Sep 6 2012 says:

Ratte, OMG, OMG!

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