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.


Helpful links



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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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

oke thank you!! but was there in v0.42 sp support? or not? i will take a look. but the bugs and the AI fails, dont care for me. i play always with bots i dont play many on multiplayer because you constantly die and that sucks. if there will be no sp support in the next release, my rating is a 5. i will be so dissapointed is there,s gonna be no singleplayer. it is so awesome

greetings

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Yes, some maps work with bots to some extend and I’m pretty sure these will also work in v0.5. But you won’t find any vehicles on them that were added with v0.4 or later, only the old ones.

Of course you die more often in multiplayer, but if you have the will to learn from your teammates you’ll eventually become better. FHSW is such a heavily vehicle based game it’s very easy to get killed but also to kill someone else. New players always receive a warm welcome on our forum or server and can ask as many questions as they want.

What I also would like to mention is that these "awesome" things which you see in the trailers is mostly not possible with the Bf1942 AI, you _need_ human players for that. Sadly, the only thing the bots can do is running from point A to point B in a straight line and plane circling over a certain point. That’s an engine related problem and can’t be fixed in any mod, Bf1942 is simply a multiplayer game, the bots are just a nice to have addtion. That’s okay for a quick round but gets dull after a while and you miss many of the amazing features that FHSW has when you only play singleplayer.

You can rate whatever you want, but it’s pretty lame if you haven’t even played it. Maybe it’s the wrong game for you?

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

alright and oke. i have played the game but my cd key of bf1942 didnt work anymore so i could not install the game right now. i have some positive and negative reactions about multiplayer and singleplayer:


multiplayer positive
+ play with friends
+ play more realistic
+ they dont stuck on certain points

multiplayer negative
- you die very often
- they take all the vehicles they can get
- they are mostly not nice if you say or ask a certain question
- the servers are not full every day or every evening ( i live in holland)
- you can be kickt and you MUST follow the rules

singleplayer positive
+ bots are easy to defeat
+ you can take all the vehicles even if there are bots in it
+ you can choose any level you want( mission)
+ you can choose the dificulty of the mission
+ you can change the number of bots
+ they are very fun

singleplayer negative
- they stuck very often
- they run through walls ore something else sometimes
- they are not so releastic to play with
- if you ran in there crossfire, they just shoot you and you die
- if you are in a vehicle with a bot, he crashes sometimes or drives into the water

that are my negative and positive points about singleplayer and multiplayer. now i will stop complainting. or i will see.

greetings

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Okay I understand your points and they make sense, I agree on some but not all of them.

I think you must have made a bad experience when you played online. However if you want to give it a try online, server link is on top of this page, we play Sunday ~8 pm CET (=Holland time).

But here are some Bf1942 mods for you that have decent singleplayer support:
- Battlefield 1918 (WWI mod): Moddb.com
- Battlegroup42: Moddb.com
- Eve of Destruction (Vietnam mod): Moddb.com
- Forgotten Hope Revisited: Moddb.com

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

oke many thanks!! i would well know which point you disagree with. because i like to hear someones opinion.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

i HOPE they will ad sp support

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Not gonna happen or highly unlikely at least. See page 3 or 4 for a more detailed answer.

I don't think there's an offical forum, at least not an English one. But we have a thread in our forum where we propose ideas, some devs read there: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

Look through the thread before you post, because there isn't much left that hasn't been suggested yet. ;)

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

where can i post some ideas for the next release?? because i cannot find a moddb forum from this mod. i have some ideas

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

last question: all the maps and all the old vehicles will stay in the next release/update?? (stupid qiestion but oke)

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Yes, vehicles definitely, some even receive new features. The Elefant for example gets pistol ports for close defense against infantry.

But the devs sometimes dropped one or two maps in previous releases for unknown reason.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

oke, i will see. but will there be some cool ironsights too?? some modders placed, in there mods, ironsights. please reply

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

You asked that before, on page 9. The answer ist still the same.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

oopsie sorry i forgot that

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