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.



Features


  • 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.


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Servers


FHSW-Europ.ucoz.de v0.51

Active: Every weekend at 8 pm CET

PrinceUmeboshi.jpn FHSW051

Active: Every day at 8 pm JST

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Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: FHSW 0.552 released!

20 comments by eYe.ris on Sep 17th, 2014

FHSW 0.552 released!



After a long wait the FHSW devs have finally released version 0.552. There was also 0.55 and 0.551 but I skipped them because they were very buggy and laggy and the devs said they would release a bugfix very soon.


I'll list all the news since the last release to give you an quick overview of what has been added:

But there are also a lot of things added which haven't been mentioned in any news yet or we didn't cover properly on moddb like the new Panzer II late variants or Japanese tankettes. Also see the pictures below for some examples.

FHSW_0.55_Changelog

(thanks to MinefieldJoe for the translation)



New level bombing mechanic

One huge gamplay related addition is the new bombing sight which allows proper level bombing for heavy bombers. On the minimap you can see two new icons which show the current position of your plane (reticle) in relation to the horizon (half blue/black circle).


If you go for a bombing run both indicators you have to be aligned which means your plane flies level.


Use then the bombing sight (left mouse click) to aim at your target. The center of the reticle is where the bombs will approximately hit.


Success!


Be aware that bombers with this new bomb sight can't be used as dive bomber anymore. Because of a built-in game mechanic you'll always miss the target. Practice and stay over the clouds! Then flak and fighters will have a hard time shooting you down.


How to install?

Please follow the instructions of this guide.

In short, you need:

  • Battlefield 1942 1.61b (CD) or 1.62 (Origin)
  • Forgotten Hope 0.7
  • Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6
  • Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552

Gamespy shutdown?

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 on specific times.

The European server hosts events regularly with a lot of people participating the next one is right around the corner, see you there! To avoid any timezone confusion use this timer as reference:



Site: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

Alternatively there's the Japanese server which is always full at about 8pm Japanese time. Be aware that you'll get kicked with a high ping which you usually have when connecting from Europe or the America East.


Sources:
FHSW 0.55 released
FHSW 0.551 released
FHSW 0.552 released

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Full Version 7 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2)

Sep 14, 2014 Full Version 12 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Sep 13, 2014 Full Version 3 comments

A new installer for the Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6 which is compatible with the Origin and CD version of Battlefield 1942. This mappack is required...

Forgotten Hope 0.7

Forgotten Hope 0.7

Sep 12, 2014 Full Version 2 comments

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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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy Jun 30 2012, 12:07pm says:

hey
will there be some new animations too?? something like this?: Youtube.com
Youtube.com
Youtube.com
Youtube.com

and some new animations for the submachine guns??
and some new animations for the side arms???
please reply. because the animations of bf1942 sucks.

greetings

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris Jul 1 2012, 4:17am replied:

These animations will definitely be in the next release, the video title even says FHSW 0.5. :P

submachine guns, side arms: I don't know.
I don't see any problem with the current walking/sprinting animation, not really necessary to change anything there.

Of course the animations can't be compared with any newer game, it's just an old engine. Instead FHSW shines in vehicle and gameplay variety, Bf3 doesn't have ships and only a handful of vehicles, FHSW has about 600 different tanks, planes and ships. ;)

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy Jun 30 2012, 11:47am says:

hey
will there be some new animations too?? something like this?: Youtube.com
Youtube.com
Youtube.com
Youtube.com

and some new animations for the thompson, mp40, stg44 etc??
and some new animations for the pistols etc?
please reply. because the animations of bf1942 sucks.

greetings

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy Jun 29 2012, 4:50pm says:

oke i hope so. iam waiting for some more news and ecspeccialy the release the last few weeks!!

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy Jun 25 2012, 11:15am says:

when release + new updates??? i hear nothing from this mod the last few months. you said the release was somewhere in march but its almost july now! please reply

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris Jun 27 2012, 7:01am replied:

I'm a bit disappointed, too. But I only told you what the devs told me. Now they plan to release it within the next 4 weeks.

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AnetoBG
AnetoBG Jun 22 2012, 8:53am says:

When i play non cracked servers works fine but when i want to play cracked servers it says to me "ivalid CD key" i download bf1942 key changer and i change the key but even this didn't help.Can somebody help me please.

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AnetoBG
AnetoBG Jun 21 2012, 10:16am says:

Hi guys i need nelp when i try to connect to the server it says me "invalid CD key". Please tell me how to fix this. I install every thihg.

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris Jun 21 2012, 4:40pm replied:

I assume you bought the key and didn't use a keygen. Do you have this problem with other (non cracked) servers, too?

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal Jun 1 2012, 12:39am says:

Final question, I think.
Will singleplayer work without official support, or will it just crash the game?
I don't really care for glitchy bots.

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Superheavytank
Superheavytank Jun 4 2012, 10:24am replied:

The only map that the bots work good is Alpenfstung, where you can play around in the Super Pershing.

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris Jun 1 2012, 4:58am replied:

In the current build some maps work with the AI, although you won't see many new vehicles, so it's basically Forgotten Hope 0.7 with improved effects and sounds. Not really worth to download 2.9 GB just for that imo.

I also experienced random crashes while loading or during playing in SP.

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