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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10 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 2 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 1 comment

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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Metallic_Madness
Metallic_Madness Jan 7 2014, 10:07pm says:

Do the AI work in this mod?

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D*Maier
D*Maier Jan 7 2014, 10:49pm replied:

No, it doesn't offer AI support at all.
It would take a great effort to add proper bot support to FHSW maps because naturally bf42 bots get stuck at obstacles like trenches and act completely dumb. Because FHSW has a living mulitplayer community the devs felt that there is no need for it and decided to not waste time on AI.

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Deuce_Savage
Deuce_Savage Jan 7 2014, 9:37pm says:

Are there a lot of people still playing this game & mod? I may have to dust my BF'1942 off & play at GameSpy if they still have it...

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D*Maier
D*Maier Jan 7 2014, 11:00pm replied:

You can bet on it ;)
Unlike other bf42 mods which have no active multiplayer community anymore, the FHSW community continues to play it with passion.

On FHSW Europe you find 20-30 players on weekends and even some die-hard fans in the middle of the week.

The japanese fill regulary their server (PrinceUmeboshi) with more than 64 players (they hacked it for greater player capacity).

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joeldecaroual
joeldecaroual Dec 25 2013, 4:24am replied:

Hello all comrades!
First a Merry Christmas to all and your families!
I wrote a full detailed tutorial with many pictures on somua.com
Note: About BF1942+FH+FHSW Origin version, text is written in Orange color.
Original in French language
Somua.com
In English language please use "Google translate".
Translate.google.com
Best regard!
joeldecaroual AK sgt_garcia

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Dec 16 2013, 6:40am replied:

Hmm, I can play this mod fine with the Origin version so it must be something on your end. Did you follow the instructions here: Moddb.com

And sorry development is not in our hands, it's a Japanese mod we just write the news for them.

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[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil
[AWWIIR-Dev]m0chil Dec 16 2013, 7:02am replied:

Finally working :D. However it the server you listed above has no players so its kinda boring. Can you tell the devs if they could make bot support? Thx in advance

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listjoshua
listjoshua Jan 2 2014, 9:51am replied:

The server does have players actually, we get more than 30 players almost every friday saturday and sunday night.

Bots wouldnt relly work for fhsw, there are simply too many things in the game, and too many awesome ways to use them.. Plus, only noobs and small children like to play against bots, real thrill comes from pitting yourself against another living thinking being!

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grishnikov_007
grishnikov_007 Dec 16 2013, 2:35pm replied:

They have specific playing times on their website, and it gets pretty full during their events. You should check out their website

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