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 Europe

Active: Every weekend at 8 pm CET

PrinceUmeboshi.jpn

Active: Every day at 8 pm JST

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At the same time the Kawanishi H6K was going into service in 1938 the Navy ordered the development of a larger, longer-ranged patrol aircraft. The result was the H8K which was one of the best if not the best flying boat of World War II. It was in service from 1942 till the end of the War during which it earned deep respect among Allied aircrews. Unlike many other Japanese airplanes "Emily" could take quite a beating and its defensive armament was pretty impressive as well.



Available in FHSW will be the main variant H8K2 which had improved engines and armament. Possible bomb load configurations are

  • 2x 800 kg bomb
  • 8x 250 kg bomb
  • 16x 60 kg bomblet
  • 2x torpedo

So the Japanese airforce in FHSW finally receives a four-engined bomber with a high bombload that can close the gap to the B-17 a bit.



It's equipped with an Air to Surface Vessel (ASV) radar which means for FHSW you have the rare ability to detect ships and submarines from air. Besides the pilot five seats are available and each one has a 20 mm gun. Even late American fighters can get into trouble when attacking a fully crewed "Emily"! There's no defensive armament on the underside of the plane so it's the safest to attack from below.



Look forward to version 0.6 to fly this magnificent airplane!


Source: Wbmuse.blog89.fc2.com

Map: Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

Map: Naval Battle of Leyte Gulf

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Usually a single map is not enough to write a news about but this one is very special. It introduces several new vehicles and has amazing visuals you...

Improved Bazooka & recoilless rifles

Improved Bazooka & recoilless rifles

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This time the FHSW developers present us new anti-tank weapons for the infantry.

British Reinforcements

British Reinforcements

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The Brits have been struggling with the late German cats, now they receive new ways to tame them!

FHSW 0.552 released!

FHSW 0.552 released!

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FHSW 0.552 is here with a lot of new secret and regular Weapons of WWII at Sea, Land and Air. Also a new level bombing mechanic is introduced.

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Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.552 (Part 1/2)

Full Version 14 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)

Full Version 16 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

Full Version 7 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

Full Version 3 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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thereaperstrain
thereaperstrain

What the hell is that thing that dwarfs even the Maus? I think I saw that in some concept art.

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thereaperstrain
thereaperstrain

Never mind. It's the Ratte. I found a great site thanks to you guys. It's greyfalcon.us

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp

I will love this mod when there's bot support. Until then I'll stick with Battlegroup, though I love the tanks in here, like the T29. But I don't want to play on a server located so far away, I won't connect.

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Hmm where do you live? Presumably not in Antarctica. ;)

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

eYe.ris can you please tell the system requirements of this mod? (all please) many thanks!

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

I'm not too certain about that, but here's my old PC that barely played it:
AMD 3500+ single core CPU
256 MB Geforce 6800 graphics card
1 GB RAM

Multiply that with 2 and you have the recommended setup.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

many thanks!! i have 2 more little questions: how do you open/close the hatch on the front side of this plane: Youtube.com and how do you close the door where you go in, if you gonna drive the plane?? many thanks!

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

1st question: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de
2nd: Go to the pilot seat and press+hold the left mouse button, release to open it again.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

they must make a game of this mod. this is soo awesome!!

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abrun4
abrun4

Will there ever be a SP / coop ?

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

No, doesn't look like it.

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abrun4
abrun4

Thanks for the reply , just wondering the people who play on the Japanese servers mostly speak English, Cause i wanna play tonight but im afraid that everybody will be speaking Japanese :/ Another question i live in Australia what will my ping mostly be like?

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abrun4
abrun4

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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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Even if you get on their server, playing with a ping of 400 is not really a great experience. I haven't thought that the connection from Australia to Japan is that bad. There are few Americans and even Europeans playing on that server though.

I wouldn't say that it's turning away players every day, it's just been pretty stagnant over the past years. One full server for Japan and one half-full (at good days) for the rest of the world. It was never more than that sadly.

But when I see how many American watchers this mod has, theoretically one server located in America could work.

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abrun4
abrun4

Indeed i mean we should appeal to someone or something (lol) that will host a server in america.

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