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



Active servers

If you want to play online, your best bet is to join the discord (link above) since the servers are only active on specific times. Or check the historical data on the Gametracker links below to see when people join.

FHSW Europe

FHSW Japan

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FHSW 0.621 released!

News

FHSW 0.621 released!


After a long wait FHSW is back with 0.621.


How to install?

This is a full release. If you’re new to FHSW please follow the instructions of this guide.

If you have a previous version of FHSW installed and only want to update to 0.621 use the installer linked here: Moddb.com


Change log

I’ve tried to translate most of the changes from the Japanese dev blog, I can’t guarantee that everything is correct. The source is linked at the bottom of this news.

General

  • zoom feature added: Pressing the “X” key while in a vehicle lets you zoom in. This has to be installed manually. Navigate to ../Battlefield 1942/Mods/FHSW/readme/ and copy the User.con from there to ../Battlefield 1942/Mods/BF1942/Settings/Profiles/[your profile]/Controls
    • tanks: only tanks that historically had magnifying optics get the zoom feature
    • aircrafts: zoom feature only enabled on planes with at least 30mm guns
    • ships: main guns on battleships can be zoomed in twice, other ships once
  • potential game crash removed which was related to removing land mines via wrench
  • added crosshairs to hand held AT weapons such as Panzerfaust
  • now shells with a caliber of 94 mm and above can penetrate walls and hurt infantry hiding behind, previously this applied only to shells with a caliber of at least 150 mm
  • added new effects when AP or HEAT shells penetrate a target to give better feedback to the player
  • bomb damage reduced when hitting objective mode targets
  • fixed a bug that caused artillery shell explosions to not show up when they were fired from out of view distance
  • improved FOV on some AA guns
  • fixed flak tower collision mesh
  • coop works again but it’s limited to maps and vehicles which were in the game before v0.5
  • added missing vehicles to repair points and death bubbles

Netherlands

  • The Dutch army from FHT has been added to FHSW, you can find it on the two new maps shown at the bottom.

United States

  • added F2A Buffalo: carrier aircraft which replaces some planes on the early Pacific maps for historical accuracy


  • fixed B25G parachute bombs which often destroyed your own plane
  • fixed 40mm Bofors hit marker
  • fixed an issue with the Atlanta-class cruiser torpedo launch which was assigned to the wrong mouse button
  • fixed the gun reload time on the Cleveland-class cruiser
  • added an indicator on the LST1 landing ship which lets you know how far the ramp has been lowered


Great Britain



  • added Cruiser Mk VIII Challenger: 17 pounder gun on a lengthened Cromwell chassis, about 250 were built and used near the end of the war.


  • added Achilles: Another tank with the 17 pounder gun, this one used the M10 chassis.


  • lowered A39 Tortoise reload time for the mortar
  • removed hull-mounted machine gun on the Sherman Firefly for historical accuracy

Germany





  • added HEAT shell for the short-barreled 7.5 cm gun which is used for example on the Panzer III N or Panzer IV D, it penetrates up to 160 mm of armor
  • added HEAT shell for the short-barreled 15 cm gun which is used on the Brummbär and Sturmpanther, it penetrates up to 300 mm of armor
  • moved damage smoke of the Jagdtiger “Entwurf II” to not obstruct the gunner’s view
  • doubled HP of the side guns on the P.1000 Ratte in response to the stronger UK tanks on this map
  • increased resolution of some shell icons
  • fixed the display of the reload time on the Nahverteidigungswaffe

Italy



Japan

  • adjusted Kawasaki Ki-100 maneuverability and speed
  • fixed too wide freelook camera angles on Mitsubishi J8M (Japanese Me 163 Komet)
  • added radar to more AA guns on ships

Soviet Union

  • added explosion effect to when IS tanks get destroyed
  • changed ZSU-37 gun sight

France

  • changed ARL-44’s gun from autoloader to manual reload for historical accuracy

Poland

  • adjusted gun elevation and depression of 7TP and 14TP based on historical data

New maps

  • FHT Conquest of Java 1942: Japanese landing operation launched against mostly Dutch troops.


  • FHT Siege of Zeeland 1940: German attack on the Dutch province of Zeeland.



Sources:
FHSW 0.62 released!
FHSW 0.621 released!

News 12/2020

News 12/2020

News 9 comments

After a long break FHSWman has started working on this mod again. 7.5 cm IG 37 +++ TOG 2* +++ TOG 3 +++ Tiger II (“Porsche turret”) +++ Piaggio P.108

FHSW 0.611 released!

FHSW 0.611 released!

News 11 comments

FHSW 0.611 has been released with the main goal of fixing a lot of bugs. The addition of new equipment is planned but for now bug fixing is the top priority...

FHSW 0.61 released!

FHSW 0.61 released!

News 18 comments

FHSW 0.61 has been released with the main goal of fixing a lot of bugs. But the devs also added a lot of new things, the highlight being the new map "Fall...

FHSW 0.6 released!

FHSW 0.6 released!

News 40 comments

FHSW has been released and there's a lot of new stuff which the devs haven't shown us in previous news. Warning: A lot of pictures.

RSS Files
Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.621

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.621

Full Version 13 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.621.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.611

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.611

Full Version 20 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.611.

FHSW v0 61 Patch

FHSW v0 61 Patch

Patch 9 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.61 (patch). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 + Forgotten Hope + Mappack...

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2)

Full Version 3 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 2/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 and Part 1 first.

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2)

Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2)

Full Version 4 comments

This is the installer for Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon 0.6 (Part 1/2). Make sure to install Forgotten Hope + Mappack 6 first.

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6

Full Version 12 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...

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crystopher11
crystopher11

When will the Kabu server host Hill 203 and Tsushima again?

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fhswuser
fhswuser

FHSW Community Discord:
discord.gg/BdSp5h5NuS

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buschhans
buschhans

You find here: Hg-clan.blogspot.com the COOP support for this mods, most of contains COOP.

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determity
determity

yea but that file is from 2009 version 0.3b2 ?

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buschhans
buschhans

Go to the mainpage there: Fhsw-europe.com

You get get a full package for your friends to make a step in to the BF 1942 mod multiplayer world.

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Alpha2C
Alpha2C

where to download 0.62?

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fhswuser
fhswuser

join discord and download newest 0.621
discord.gg/BdSp5h5NuS

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_Pavel_
_Pavel_

In discord server Discord.gg

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fhswuser
fhswuser

Join BF1942-FH-FHSW Discord and play with us:
Discord.gg

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_Pavel_
_Pavel_

Oh.

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FHSW 0.621 RELEASED!!! Wbmuse.blog89.fc2.com T.co

Feb 12 2021

FHSW 0.62に幾つか不具合が確認されました。特に一部の致命的な不具合を修正するため、修正パッチとしてFHSW 0.621を現在準備しています。パッチは2/12に公開予定です。特にマルチプレイには導入が必須となるので、兵士たち… T.co

Feb 11 2021

FHSW 0.62 RELEASED!!! Wbmuse.blog89.fc2.com T.co

Feb 10 2021

FHSW 0.62 has Gone Gold!!! Wbmuse.blog89.fc2.com T.co

Feb 9 2021

#FHSWinfo 新規実装予定モデル「F2Aバッファロー」を公開致します。F2Aは大戦初期に米軍によって運用された艦載機で、12.7mm機銃を4門装備しています。50kg爆弾を2発搭載したタイプも用意されており、ミッドウェイ等の… T.co

Jan 28 2021

#FHSWinfo 新規実装予定モデル「巡航戦車.VIII チャレンジャー」を公開致します。チャレンジャーはクロムウェル巡航戦車の車体を延長し、17ポンド砲をTOG-2*重戦車用の砲塔ごと装備した戦車です。機動性は良好ですが、車体… T.co

Jan 7 2021

#FHSWinfo 新規実装予定モデル「アキリーズ対戦車自走砲」を公開致します。アキリーズはM10戦車駆逐車の主砲を17ポンド砲に強化した対戦車自走砲です。M10と同様、上下キーでAPCBC弾とHE弾を切り替えることができます。ま… T.co

Dec 23 2020

#FHSWinfo 新規実装予定モデル「P.108B爆撃機」を公開致します。P.108BはFHSW枢軸国初のエンジンを4発搭載したイタリアの重爆撃機で、射界の広い防御機銃を機体各所に備える重防御が特徴です。武装のバリエーションとし… T.co

Dec 9 2020

#FHSWinfo 新規実装予定モデル「VI号戦車ティーガーII B型(ポルシェ砲塔)」を公開致します。こちらは現在実装されているVI号戦車ティーガーII B型(ヘンシェル砲塔)の初期生産型となります。火力は後期生産型と同等ですが… T.co

Nov 25 2020

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