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!