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30.09.2004 22:00 GMT
Hello again from all of us on the Forgotten Hope Mod Dev Team! I've got yet another update for you all today, and i'll have another one again on thursday sometime during the day. Today We'd like to present the changelog for Forgotten Hope version 0.65, it's quite extensive as it's a list of all the vehicles we're added to the battlefield1942 game engine since the beginning. You'll be able to drive, fly, and fight with all of these vehicles on our more than 20 custom maps! This changelogs so big i'm putting it on it's own page so it doesn't clutter up the news!
Forgotten Hope 0.65 Changelog
Having trouble getting bit-torrent to work? Well fear no more, i've gotten some common download mirrors of the passworded .rar file. Remember that you will not be able to install or unpack the .rar file until friday when we release the password!
I also have another link from an asian hoster for the western pacific. Check that out below!
I also have three new renders to show off today, all of these vehicles you've seen but we felt it would be worth it to put them up here anyways so you can really see the detail of these vehicles! Below we have the Matilda with all 4 of it's skins, the schwimmwagen, and also the Willy jeep with rocket launcher.
That's all for now folks, but within the next 24 hours I'll have one more update to put up, then it's friday, and you all know what that means! Be sure to stop by our public forums below, and don't forget to get in on the irc channel for some good times!
22.09.2004 22:00 GMT
As some of you might have noticed, our main page went down for a short time after we released the bit-torrent link for version 0.65. This is both a good and bad sign, good that so many people are interested, however bad since we're anticipating that our draw will eventually bog down our hosting server at some points on friday. We're confident that our hoster, bf1942files will be able to keep control, but we're taking precautions to ease the strain to the webserver so that they don't have to deal with it. We would like to ask all of you to please not barrage our forums on friday if this occurs, we're offering several methods of receiving the password to the password protected .rar file. First off, we're going to be distributing the password in the forgotten hope mod IRC channel. Haven't been over to our irc channel yet or don't know exactly what to do to get to the channel? Well we have just the solution for you, check out Eglaerinion's tutorial on getting irc and logging yourself into our channel here! Even if you've never used IRC before, you can get all the information you need in this great thread by one of our fans.
Hopefully we'll be able to avert a crisis on friday, we're currently setting up another server to better distribute the load, so if all goes well we won't go down, keep your fingers crossed, but even if our page ends up going down on friday don't panic. Our news will be relayed to the other news sites and also posted in our message boards, so there should be no difficulties in getting the password or the mod on friday as long as you remain patient with us and our hosters.
One more bit of information that we feel we should make very clear right up front yet again. Version 0.65 is a full installation of Forgotten Hope. There will be no patch from previous versions of FH, it became quite obvious to us that a patch would be just about the same size as releasing a full version, so we're going to make a clear slate for the future in order to make smaller patches in the future. Please make sure you delete your previous version of Forgotten Hope before installing this newer version on friday!
I've also updated the list of mirrors for the server version of the mod, so if you're a server provider and you were having any trouble getting the file there's two more mirrors for the linux and windows server versions. We should also be able to put up one or two mirrors for the password protected client version of the mod so that people who don't know how to use bit-torrent or were having problems with the program can get the file early as well. Thanks goes out to gaming4all.de, www.bf42.de, and bf-news.de for tossing us some mirrors quickly. If you're mirroring any part of the release so far and don't see your links posted feel free to send me the links to my mail and i'll get you put up here as well.
But wait, there's more! What news update would be complete without some very nice screenshots of the new version?
Today I'd like to present to you Operation Goodwood, a map done by GI_JoeJK.
And finally for today, I'd like to post the remaining three wallpapers done by lobo, Hope you enjoy, and see you right back here tomorrow for another update from the Forgotten Hope team! Be sure to drop by our public forums here and get in on the release action!
15.09.2004 22:00 GMT
Today the Forgotten Hope team would like to announce the official release date for Forgotten Hope version 0.65! The date is friday September 24th!
Along with the disclosure of the release date we'd also like to begin distributing the mod, over bit-torrent as well as distributing both the linux and windows server files!
Below you'll find the download link for Forgotten Hope version 0.65 over bit-torrent. If you've never used bit-torrent before go here and check it out. The file you will be getting from the bit-torrent download will be a password protected .rar archive file. You'll need win-rar to extract this file. The password you'll need to extract this file properly will be given out on Friday September 24th, the day we go live with the common download links.
If you're a filehoster, and would like to host the password protected file please contact Armin Ace and he'll get you all set up
Also today we'd like to post the downloads for the server versions of the mod, to give all of the people intending to host servers on release day a head start in getting themselves set up properly!.
Linux Server Version
Windows Server Version
As an added feature we've also begun distributing the manual for Forgotten Hope, this is a .PDF and you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it. This manual is full of useful information that will help you understand all of the features included within Forgotten Hope!
Now that that's all out of the way, we'd also like to present some more ingame screen shots to show you exactly what's in store for you this coming weekend! First up we have some British hardware, the 2 pounder, 6 pounder and the wellington bomber!
We also have some shots of Forgotten Hope's Afrika Corps in action, as well as a shot of the new .30 cal light machinegun.
And last but definately not least, we have two more screenshots of the new schwimmwagen!
That's all for today folks, but keep your eyes on this site all this week as we post more information of the release this friday! Be sure to stop by our public forums to dicuss this and other news updates!
07.09.2004 22:00 GMT
Greetings again everyone, and welcome back to another update from the Forgotten Hope Mod Team. We have some big news for you all today. We're finishing testing the linux server version of version 0.65 of FH, and as soon as that is finished we're going to announce a release date and begin distributing over bit-torrent as well as emule. This release will be going similar to the last release, if you don't remember how that worked here's the scoop.
Sometime once we verify there are no further problems with the server version of the mod (which should be sometime this weekend) we'll post the links for emule and bit-torrent distribution. These links will allow you to download Forgotten Hope 0.65, however this file will be password protected. What this does is allow people with slower connections and those who simply prefer this method of download to get the file. On the date that we post for the official public release of the mod, we'll post a password to open this file. Simply put, you can download earlier and get the latest version, but you will not be able to play it until we release the password!
We will be giving out more details as we continue with the release schedule later on this weekend. However today we'd like to reveal two new screenshots of the new upcoming version, as well as three wallpapers for your viewing pleasure!
First up are the two screenshots, today we present the American Willy's Jeep equipped with rockets, as well as the German Schwimmwagen with a brand new skin done by Rad!
And lastly we'd like to present three wallpapers, with more on the way. These were all done by Lobo and come in the standard desktop sizes. Simply click on the size you want and it'll take you to the file!
That's all for this update, but stay tuned for later on this weekend for the full news of the release of Forgotten Hope version 0.65, including bit-torrent and emule distribution links. Be sure to discuss this update in our public forums!
06.09.2004 22:00 GMT
Greetings to all of the Forgotten Hope fans! Today we have some exiting FH related news!
First up, I'd like to post this information given to us by BFE-WAW about their upcoming Campaign Nine
World at War Campaign Nine Opens for Registration
The biggest World War 2 Tournament is back! World at War, the MFOTS tournament that uniquely hosts a RISK-style WW2 campaign, has opened registration for it's ninth campaign.
For the newcomers, World at War is FREE OF CHARGE to be assigned to an army and start fighting, and ANYONE can join, doesn't matter whether you're in a clan or not, there are no requirements to joining in the war.
For those with previous experience, World at War continues to use the latest version of the biggest ongoing BF1942 modification: Forgotten Hope, and new additions to the ninth campaign include more territories and a whole new theater of war: Continental Asia.
So take the 30 seconds to sign up to the tournament that can provide you with as many hours of war as you want!
So if you're interested in signing up, just follow this link and get involved. You won't be sorry you did!
And now onto the news from the Forgotten Hope Development team. As many of you may have noticed, we're currently running Forgotten Hope Version 0.65 on our test server. This is because the release version of Forgotten Hope is going through it's final stress testing! Be sure to keep an eye out quite soon for a release date. Once we've finished setting up hosting for the version we'll be getting it out to you.
As celebration of the final stages of this version of Forgotten Hope, we have a ton of ingame screen shots to show all of you. These shots show off the new MatildaII tank and also the Sherman firefly, not to mention a bunch of other new models that will be included with this version!
That's all for this news update folks, but stay tuned for later on this week for more news of the impending release of Forgotten Hope 0.65!. Be sure to stop by our public forums to discuss this and other news updates.
05.09.2004 22:00 GMT
We have some more content to show off today! First up we're showcasing two new anti tank guys, the British 2 pounder and also the British 6 pounder.
We also have two more renders to show off, the first of these renders shows off some of the new handweapons that are getting included with 0.65, new skins for the PPsh and Sten submachine guns, and also renders of the Arisaka Carbine and the Mosin Carbine. The second render shows off all of the new player model equipment we've got for you. These include an entrenchment tool, new soldier head gear, and also pack gear including gas mask canisters and tons of other goodies!
That's all for this update folks, as you can see version 0.65 of Forgotten Hope is not far off! Be sure to check out public forums for more information!
04.09.2004 22:00 GMT
Welcome back for another update as we continue to polish off the internal version of Forgotten Hope, in order to create a better gaming experience!
Today we have two new vehicles to show off, plus some varied camo skins!.
The first vehicle we're showing off today is the german Elefant, modeled by Lude and skinned by Armin Ace! This german mobile gun featured 200mm armor and its main armament consisted of an 8.8cm gun, and a bow mg34 on later models. This vehicles first action was seen
at the battle of Kursk.
The second vehicle we have to show off for today is the German Jagdpanzer IV/70 modeled by Omni and skinned by AceS. This was one of Germanys later war tank destroyers, featuring a 7.5cm PaK L/70 main gun, it served in the Ardennes Offensive in 1944 and later.
Below we have two renders, showing off the wreck model, and 3 camo schemes that have been made for it. And to top it all off, two ingame screenshots of this vehicle!
Just a small update for this weekend, we have plenty more in store as we're working very hard to polish this version and fix every bug. Be sure to discuss this news in our public forums