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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mihaita_tero
mihaita_tero

I have a problem!
=> when I load a map it gives me error
=> My bad english SORRY

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Did you follow these steps? Moddb.com

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

oke thanks for all your answers! i hope it will arrive soon! and iam gonna delete the sound&texture pack and the maptweakpack. and ofcourse, the old FHSW 0.42

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Saladofstones
Saladofstones

How is the SP support for this mod? Also is there anyway to see what servers are up? I hear that the in-game browse isn't very accurate.

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

It doesn't offer proper SP support. The in-game browser is accurate as far as I can tell but there are only two "active" servers anyway, links on top of this page:

Japan: 64 players every day @Japan evening time
Europe: 15-30 players on weekends @Central Europe evening/night time

If you really want to play this mod online and your ping is too high to play on the Japanese server, the best way is to register at the FHSW Europe forum Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de with a legit e-mail and you'll get a newsletter every time when there is a "gaming day".

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

and the sound&texture pack working with v0.5?

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

You have to delete FHSW and the Sound & Texture pack completely before you install the new version.

But I'm sure the guy who made the Sound & Texture pack will update it as soon as possible. 0.5 contains all the old stuff + map tweak packs + the new stuff.

As I said the release is planned for this month but I can't promise that.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

i play with windows vista 32 bit and all the bugs that are maybe in it be others? and does that maptweaketpatch works with v0.5?? are will there in v0.5 only be new stuff en things? and it will be released somewhere this month? (sorry for my bad english iam dutch)

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

1 more question: will all the bugs/crashes etc. be fixed in the newest version of forgotten hope secret weapon v0.5?? please answer thanks!

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eYe.ris Creator
eYe.ris

Hmm, what bugs/crashes do you mean? If you play with Win7 there can always be crashes, Bf1942 is oviously not programmed for it and I'm not sure that there can be much done to change that. But I play with Win7 64bit and it's extremely rare that it crashes, maybe 1 out of 50 times.

The Ratte is only available in MP and the Bf1942 engine is defintely not able to make it really working in SP. Sure you could just add bots to the map but they wouldn't be able to destroy or even properly drive the Ratte nor walk inside or ontop of it. But it's a fun map in MP.

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Gangstaboy
Gangstaboy

the landkreuzer p1000 ratte, is that tank in sp too? thanks!

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