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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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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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal

Will there be singleplayer support on this mod? PLEASE! Judging by other comments there aren't a lot of people on the servers, so I want to enjoy the mod at least, even if I can't play it with others.

But I heard from someone that BF1942 can be played on a Mac. If this is true, can you tell me how and I might be able to share the game and the mod with friends :)
But once I find the game disk :(

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Singleplayer support is very unlikely for any future release.

As for multiplayer, depends where you live, Japan for example has a full (64 players) server on a daily basis. In Europe it's 15 to 30 on weekends, yesterday we were about 25.

Sorry, I have no idea how to play the game or mods on Mac. :(

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal

I'm in Australia, so i guess there's not a big gaming community there huh?
But why wouldn't there be singleplayer support? Is it just too hard?

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

There are two main reasons, first it's a Japanese mod and their community is very, very big for a Bf1942 mod
-> they have a full server every day, why would they bother adding bots when they can add awesome new MP stuff in the meantime?

Then there are a lot of things that are just not doable or require enourmous work with the Bf1942 AI, like switchable ammo, maps with trenches, tunnels, buildings, ships or generally maps with a lot of obstacles.

In MP you can also use way more tactics, real players give you fire support, spot targets for your artillery, use alternative routes, throw smoke grenades wisely, don't see you through smoke, bushes or walls etc. etc.

You could try to join the Japanese server, even some Americans have a decent ping there. They play at evening time and Australia is in a relatively close timezone, isn't it?

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MasterofMetal
MasterofMetal

Thanks, I'll try, once I find the game disk :P
But if this is a Japanese mod, why does it say the devs are Europe based?
Never mind.
P.S. Read my blog on my game idea and tell me what you think!

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

how do you mean ''support your team''? i dont get it

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Churchill Kangaroo and ISU-T can repair friendly vehicles. With the APC's you transport your troops and supply them with ammo and a MG kit. ;)

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

are you working for new news?? i hope so

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Grauhans
Grauhans

Great! New ships for the Japanese navy! As I love battlefield 1942 (-mods) seabattles, this is really a wonderful addition!
I also want to congratulate to the ship sinking system in this mod!
It's really fantastic that ships begin to list when they are hit twice by a torpedo in the same "compartment"...
By the way, will there ever be a Japanese submarine in FHSW? Because as far as I know, there is still just the German VIIC with Japanese markings.
As this is a "secret weapons" - mod, wouldn't it be great to have the Sen Toku I-400 class submarine with Aichi M6A Seiran - Airplanes on it ?
Or the B3 type cruiser submarine with Kaiten - torpedoes ?

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

thanks for news!! now the other news and then....hopefully release!

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