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.

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A step by step guide on how to install Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon correctly.

Posted by eYe.ris on Dec 12th, 2011
Basic Starting a mod.

MULTIPLAYER ONLY MOD, IT WILL CRASH IF YOU TRY TO PLAY SP/COOP! 


Follow the instructions depending on the version of BF1942 [A) Origin or B) CD] you own. I personally experienced that the Origin version crashes a lot less with Win7, so I recommend to use that one.


A) You use the Origin version of Battlefield 1942

1) Install Battlefield 1942

The Origin version of BF1942 can be downloaded for free and fully patched here.

2) Download and install Forgotten Hope 0.7

Docs.google.com (2042 MB)

3) Download and install FH Fan-Mappack 6

Moddb.com (448 MB) Mirror

4) Download and install Part 1 to 3 of Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon

You must delete your old installation of FHSW first by simply deleting the folders "FHSW" and "STFHSW" from ../Battlefield 1942/Mods/

Part 1: Moddb.com (992 MB) Mirrors
Part 2: Moddb.com (1008 MB) Mirrors
Part 3: Moddb.com (1111 MB) Mirrors

There is a Windows 7 and widescreen fix included in this installer, make sure you run FHSW with admin rights and without any compatibility mode on.



B) You use the CD version of Battlefield 1942

1) Install Battlefield 1942

Before installing the mod make sure you have these two patches installed:
Patch 1.6: Gamefront.com (268 MB) Mirrors 
Patch 1.6 to 1.61b: Gamefront.com (6 MB) Mirrors

2) Download and install Part 1 to 3 of Forgotten Hope 0.7

Part 1: Gamefront.com (689 MB) Mirrors 
Part 2: Gamefront.com (686 MB) Mirrors 
Part 3: Gamefront.com (694 MB) Mirrors 

3) Download and install FH Fan-Mappack 6

Moddb.com (448 MB) Mirror

4) Download and install Part 1 to 3 of Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon

You must delete your old installation of FHSW first by simply deleting the folders "FHSW" and "STFHSW" from ../EA Games/Battlefield 1942/Mods/

Part 1: Moddb.com (992 MB) Mirrors
Part 2: Moddb.com (1008 MB) Mirrors
Part 3: Moddb.com (1111 MB) Mirrors

There is a Windows 7 and widescreen fix included in this installer, make sure you run FHSW with admin rights and without any compatibility mode on.


Known issues:

  • All maps crash if you try to play them in Coop/SP
  • Sometimes it crashes while loading a MP map, too. Try to load the map a second time and close all other applications including browser before you start the game.
  • Only CD version: Apply Win98/Me compatibility mode on the FHSW desktop icon if everything fails, the downsides are longer loading times, lower resolution and Punkbuster problems.
  • Very long loading times up to 3 minutes for a map. The higher your RAM the faster it loads.
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Spyr0x
Spyr0x Jan 2 2012, 3:30pm says:

wait nvm i found that, but i have another problem, after i downloaded everything, i cant load any maps, the loading bar fills up about half way and then it slows down and takes FOREVER, i sat here for 1 hour waiting for it to finish, and it did but then it just sat there doing nothing, and if it really takes that long for every map to do this then im gonna just delete it, (fhsw) and i tryed bout 3 maps, and each did the same thing

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 2 2012, 6:26pm replied:

Hmm, what's your hardware? The requirements for this mod are a lot higher than for Battlefield 1942.
Yes, sadly it takes long to load a map compared to other mods. For me it's max 2 1/2 minutes and I have a pretty average pc:

AMD X3 450 ~3,2 GHz
4 GB Ram
Radeon HD 5700 Series 1 GB

I got used to the long loading time, mostly I alt tab out and surf on the internet while it loads.

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modmakin
modmakin Jan 16 2014, 5:49am replied:

hey what about this?:
AMD Athlon (tm) 64 X2 Dual core Processor 5000+ w.60 GHz
1 GB Ram
32-bit Operating System

i have 38.3 GB hard disk.
i can play bf1942 full quality without problems.
but bcause i dont know, this happen, my cursor just get stuck! i still can hear the song but my cursor is stuck! cannot move!! how im suppose to handle this??? that happen when i start the game.......

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 16 2014, 1:59pm replied:

Try to create a new profile and see if that fixes it.

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modmakin
modmakin Jan 18 2014, 6:52am replied:

nvrmind, anyway, why i need forgotten hope 0.7 to play this thing?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 18 2014, 8:24am replied:

Because FHSW is like an addon (or "DLC" if you will) for FH.

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modmakin
modmakin Jan 26 2014, 5:23am replied:

oh yeah, when i download fh 0.7 (for Origin) at 99%, it suddenly say 'unknown network error'. i tried the second time and it happens again. why is this??

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modmakin
modmakin Feb 12 2014, 7:26am replied:

eYe.ris, can you tell me about my pc on the first question i asked you?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Feb 12 2014, 4:51pm replied:

That's very close to minimum requirements, what's your graphics card and OS?

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modmakin
modmakin Feb 13 2014, 2:38am replied:

I have ATI. i think its roughly from 150 mb to 250mb. im not sure but the rating for gaming craphics is 3.2. btw, if you are the creator of this mod, can you show me on how to make a mod? i tried BMDT (battlefield mod development toolkit)
but it says something about Gmax and other stuff... it says i need to update the tools but i dont know why. also, if you want to reply me, please dont forget the grphic cards i say.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Feb 13 2014, 5:37pm replied:

No I'm not the creator, but here's a couple of tutorials to get you started: Bfmods.com

For questions I recommend this forum: Bfmods.com

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modmakin
modmakin Mar 6 2014, 5:06am replied:

there's a problem, when i finished all the downloads, i tried joining a server. but there's no one in the server evn if it says FHSW Europe community, there is NO ONE in ANY server. i live in malaysia, which is very far from europe.
did the signal doesn't reach my place?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Mar 7 2014, 4:33pm replied:

You'll only find people on the 2 "active" servers at certain times.

You could try to join the Japanese server which is full at Japanese evening times (haven't checked but probably close to Malaysian time). You have to use the BF1942 Origin version to be able to join them though.

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modmakin
modmakin Mar 10 2014, 5:05am replied:

is the server everyday or only sundays? because i was too late to join a server. so i dont know...

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Mar 13 2014, 5:32pm replied:

The Japanese play everyday afaik. Europe only weekends.

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modmakin
modmakin Jul 24 2014, 7:34am replied:

eYe.ris, since it's been a long time since we don't comment each other, can I ask you a few questions?:
1.Do you play FHSW? I really want to meet you in game. So I can ask you questions lively without waiting your reply. I will ask for suggestions about this mod.
2.I heard a rumor about FHSW 0.55. Is it already out or is it still in development?

And also, if you are busy then it's okay. I will be there waiting for you.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jul 25 2014, 2:27pm replied:

1. Yes I do. But I'm not the person you want to ask for suggestions because I'm not in the dev team.
2. FHSW 0.55 is out, you can download it here: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

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modmakin
modmakin Jul 26 2014, 9:12am replied:

It's a full download. Can't there be a patch from FHSW 0.51 to FHSW 0.55?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jul 26 2014, 9:21am replied:

I think the reason is that there are too many changes to make it just a patch.

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modmakin
modmakin Jul 26 2014, 9:48am replied:

Oh, Okay.But from my view, I really like the effects of this mod. It's like BF3 (Battlefield 3) in WW2. Even though loading is slow, I would take my time reading books or doing something else. What about you?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jul 30 2014, 5:11pm replied:

Yea reading, solving a crossword puzzle or going to the bathroom is what I usually do during map load.

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modmakin
modmakin Aug 3 2014, 4:01am replied:

I think I have an idea. Why don't the Forgotten Hope 2 dev team creates FHSW 2? (FH2 is a WW2-realism mod for Battlefield 2)

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Aug 4 2014, 3:23pm replied:

That has been suggested before but they're not interested. There are a couple of reasons but the main thing is that they barely have enough people to develop FH2 nowadays, a second mod is out of question.

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modmakin
modmakin Aug 6 2014, 3:22am replied:

Oh yeah, does FHSW 0.55 needs FH fan map pack 6? And is there any server for FH 0.7?

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Spyr0x
Spyr0x Jan 3 2012, 12:52pm says:

i have:
AMD athlon II 630 Quad-Core
4GB DDR3
750GB hard drive with 358 GB left
I have a graphics card that can play crysis 2 on its highest quality, meaning ( i dont remember what type =] )
And for very few maps, the loading bar goes bout half way, then it goes super slow like 1% ever 5 secs, then it speeds up near the end and finishes, but the maps like Tank Test Field or I guess the Larger maps, take longer or dont load at all, and im only having this problem with fhsw. And i rly wana play those maps =]

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 3 2012, 1:32pm replied:

Yeah the loading bar behaves strange in FHSW. Sometimes the bar is full but it still takes 1 or 2 minutes to finish. Just let it load, the map will show up eventually.

How long does it exactely take to load a map? Your hardware is way better than mine so it should take 2 mins maybe?

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Spyr0x
Spyr0x Jan 3 2012, 3:22pm says:

one more thing, whats the map that has like a giant tank on it? i heard something bout it being called "Rattrap" but i wasnt sure

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 3 2012, 4:34pm replied:

Good to hear that it's working now.
The map is called "Operation Rattrap", it's an objective mode map.

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orielmaster
orielmaster Aug 4 2012, 2:10am says:

on my pc the loading bar ends but not appearing on the map after two minutoso game crashes and exits automatically

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eliasr
eliasr Dec 4 2012, 8:39am says:

This is not to be rude, but could someone distribute the origin install by torrent?
I'm currently not able to cover this on HTTP downloads as my network has some problems, and I'm transferring between several destinations every day.
Sort it by 4 folders (install 1, install 2, etc.)
and add the instructions in a read me file. That would be really humble and awesome if you could do that.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Dec 4 2012, 4:35pm replied:

Sorry, I can't setup a torrent because I have a very slow internet connection (30kbyte/s upload). :/

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blith-powell
blith-powell Jan 14 2013, 6:05am says:

i got a problem, but only when trying to go to the server, even if it says to have the same version 0.51 the bar when it says connecting to server doesen't fill up and then, shortly after goes back telling that the version of the server differs from the one i installed.

did i install the digital release by mistake?, i got the CD version of BF1942 so i wonder if that might be it.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jan 14 2013, 11:21am replied:

It works with the CD and Origin version. Someone had a similar issue only a few days ago, a simple reinstall of the game+mods did it for him.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Apr 4 2013, 10:26am replied:

If you use the installer it should autmatically pick the right folder. With the zipped version you have to put the maps into ..\Battlefield 1942\Mods\FH\Archives\bf1942\levels\

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joeldecaroual
joeldecaroual Apr 27 2013, 4:42am says:

Hi all Comrades!
I made an ultra detailed tutorial with many pictures, I think it can help people.Please go to the following link:
Somua.com
For translating this tutorial in your language please use Google chrome or for example in English language:
Translate.google.fr

Best regards!
joeldecaroual AK sgt_garcia

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Apr 29 2013, 12:25pm replied:

Thanks, with this even my grandma should be able to correctly install it. :)

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Cr4sYD4sY
Cr4sYD4sY Apr 27 2013, 8:10pm says:

Why have you not make this mod for SP ?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Apr 29 2013, 12:19pm replied:

Hi,
we, who maintain/update this moddb page, are fans of this mod not the actual devs. Here's a link which hopefully answers your question: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jun 30 2013, 11:31am replied:

Hi,

it's an objective mode map, so go to Multiplayer -> Create game -> Game mode: objective (top right corner)
and there it is.

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TimberWolfer
TimberWolfer Jul 8 2013, 2:05pm says:

So, where do you install the Forgotten Hope base (the thing mentioned in step 2) at?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jul 10 2013, 9:39am replied:

It should automatically detect the correct folder, after installation the folder "FH" has to be in ..\Battlefield 1942\Mods\

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hellraiser-ARG
hellraiser-ARG Jul 24 2013, 9:00pm says:

'still people online?

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Jul 28 2013, 5:31pm replied:

Sure, only on specific times though: Fhsw-europ.ucoz.de

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Frytalun
Frytalun Nov 28 2013, 6:39am says:

Hi! I have a problem with instalation. I have origin version. I downloaded 3 parts of Forgoten Hope mod version 0.70 via PFC Toolbox. When i want to instal your mod it says that i need battlefield 1942 version 1.06.101 to instal mod but i have a latest one on ogigin. please help.

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eYe.ris
eYe.ris Dec 4 2013, 12:20pm replied:

The old 3 part FH installer doesn't work with the Origin version, you have to use the new one: Docs.google.com

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