MULTIPLAYER ONLY MOD, IT WILL CRASH IF YOU TRY TO PLAY SP/COOP! [edit | edit source]
For Windows Vista/7/8 it's highly recommended to not install Battlefield 1942 on your system volume (where your operating system is installed) to reduce the chance of crashes.
Follow the instructions depending on the version of BF1942 [A) Origin or B) CD] you own.
NOTE!: FHSW Europe Commmunity offers you a FHSW server where you can play using either the CD version (1.61b) or EA Origin version (1.612). The only difference is that the server might be greyed out in the ingame server browser. This is normal so you don't need to be worried.
Guide for manual installation[edit | edit source]
If you have installed BF1942 and FH already then go to step 4.
1. Base game: BF1942
This setup file was created and provided by tuia and s[sk]. It has been modified to include widescreen support and gamespy fix. It does not include punkbuster (PB) as the official support for it ended long time ago.
Link to download: https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuYO9LTRCu_3gS2wMK-VrTT5Nt1E
After installing the game, please stop and run it without any mods.
Check your version at the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
If you install CD version of the game, it is possible your version will show 1.6. If that is the case, you need the following patches:
- To be supplied
- To be supplied
2. Forgotten Hope 0.7 (FH)
The installation file depends, whether you have installed ORIGIN or CD version of the BF1942.
2.a: ORIGIN Version
You need to install FH 0.7 from the following installer: http://www.moddb.com/mods/forgotten-hope-secret-weapon/downloads/forgotten-hope-1 OR https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bz1i19ZF7UNF1o0hNWvvv-sjXmdZYoMw
2.b: CD Version: You need to install FH 0.7 by the following installers. They have to be installed in chronological order:
After installing the FH for your version of the game (Origin or CD), proceed to the installation of FH Fan Mappack 6, below.
3. Forgotten Hope Fan Mappack 6
This is compulsory mappack for the proper functioning of FHSW. Please, get it from here:
After installing the fan mappack, please run your FH installation, ideally from the icon placed on your desktop. You should see a movie playing in the background, NOT a gray screen. If everything seems alright, proceed to step 4.
4. Forgotten Hope Secret Weapons 0.611 (FHSW0.611)
FHSW 0.611 installer by @eYe.ris : https://drive.google.com/file/d/18y8OihkY9yA1_3egEPzYzXefQV-VEUcP/view
Or, if you prefer manual installation, FHSW client files are provided in the form of RAR archive, which can be downloaded from here:
In case you're upgrading from FHSW v0.61 please make sure to delete the following files:
5. [FHSW]Europe Mappack 3.1
In order to be able to play all maps played on the server you need this mappack.
We strongly advise to unpack it with 7-Zip: https://www.7-zip.org/ , since WinRAR tends to fail this job.
6. In case of crashes, slow loading, random errors, etc.
Try the "4 GB Patch" (it does not have 4 GB in size, it allows your BF1942 process to use 4GB of RAM on older systems instead of just 2 GB). To install it follow instructions on this page: http://www.ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php
7. Additional tweaks to game (not required):
Sound and Textures pack "FHSWS&T Pack" ("STFHSW")
This pack adds better sounds and historical textures to your game.
Please notice: this pack can cause the game to crash during on loading screen for certain maps. Currently, the only solution is to try joining the game until the game starts to work.
7.a) Download the latest S&T pack from one of the following links:
7.b) Unzip the S&T Pack using WinRAR, 7zip or other archive unzipping software - you should see 2 folders: STFHSW & FHSW.
7.c) If you have older version of STFHSW pack installed, please find your "BF1942/Mods" folder and delete "STFHSW" directory if it is already there. The folder's location depends on the installed version of the game (CD or Origin). For the CD version it can be: "C:\Program Files (x86)\EA GAMES\Battlefield1942\Mods". The drive letter "C" could be different depending on your system.
7.d) Please backup FHSW folder that is in "BF1942/Mods" (i.e. copy the FHSW folder to a safe place).
7.e) Move the FHSW and STFHSW folders, which you extracted from archive in step 8.b, to the "Mods" folder you localized in step 8.a. Once the overwrite prompt appears, please click "Yes".
7.f) Go to your FHSW mod folder "../Battlefield 1942/Mods/FHSW/" and find "init.con". Back it up (i.e. copy it to a safe place).
7.g) Go to FHSW folder inside the STFHSW folder "../Battlefield 1942/Mods/STFHSW/FHSW/" and find "init.con" file. Copy it and place it in "../Battlefield 1942/Mods/FHSW/", overwriting the old "init.con" file there.
All in one installer (Battlefield 1942,FHSW)[edit | edit source]
All in one installer (by RADIOSMERSH)
- BF1942 1.61 + widescreen fix with 4GB patch applied
- FH 0.7 + FanMappack #6
- FHSW 0.61 + FHSW-Europe Mapppack 1+2+3
Download the image file from one of the following links:
Mount the downloaded ISO image file with WinCDEmu or similar software, or just extract it anywhere with archive tool.
If you have Windows 10, just mount the downloaded ISO image file by clicking on it. Otherwise, you will need to install utility for mounting disk images first (I recommend WinCDEmu: http://wincdemu.sysprogs.org/ )