06.06.2004 22:00 GMT
On this date 60 years ago, the operation to break into Fortress Europe began. The operation was dubbed "Overlord" and consisted of nearly 150,000 troops and over 5,000 naval vessels, most of these forces were comprised by the United States, Great Britain, and Canada, however is also included smaller French, Poland, Italy, Czech, and Belgian units. This frontal assault on the Atlantic Wall combined air, sea, and land combat into one massive attempt to smash this wall, and gain a foothold to engage in the Great Crusade to finally free Europe from German control.
The success of this endeavor depended heavily on the unity of the allied nations to complete the goal. It also came at a high price, total allied casualties on D-Day are estimated to be roughly 10,000 including 2500 dead. German casualty's on this day 60 years ago amounted to between 4,000 and 9,000. Today we, the Forgotten Hope Team, as with most of the world, would like to pay a tribute to these men who mostly fought over soil quite far from their own homes and families.
The tribute we would like to offer comes in the form of a release. Today we would like to present one of our newest maps, Omaha Beach, Charlie Sector, done by Beregil. We've heard that many servers are going to be running Normandy maps in honor of this day, so we would like to put a newer map out to also honor the occasion. We would like to invite the public to walk in the footsteps of these soldiers, and in doing so, remember the sacrifice that was made 60 years ago on this day.
Below you will find some screen shots of Omaha Charlie Sector, and also the download links for the map. This is not a required download for Forgotten Hope, however it comes highly recommended, and you will get disconnected from a server if it is running the map and you haven't downloaded it.
Please god, make people read these instructions before they barrage our forums
Installing a map for battlefield 1942 is an easy task, as long as you follow uncle B.F. Pierce's rules for installing a map.
Step 1: DOWNLOAD the map from one of our easy to find download links below
Step 2: Go to the following directory C:\program files\EA Games\battlefield 1942\mods\fh\archives\bf1942\levels; Or if you installed to a different location, find your EA Games folder and go through the same path as before.
Step 3: Take the .rar you download and cut and paste it into that directory
Step 4: EXTRACT the .rar into that directory you just pasted it into. You'll need winrar to extract this file, just go and download it.
Step 5: Load up Forgotten Hope and enjoy!
Step 6: If none of that is working for you, go to our public forums and we can help you out. Or you can wait until we get our self installing .exe uploaded, I'll be letting the mirrors know when this happens.
I'd like to thank the guys over at WOLF Gaming for helping me out in a tight spot. Thanks to them we've already started setting up the first public server, they should be up and ready to go shortly, thanks a ton guys, for this and also for being one of our longest running public FH servers.
A second just as huge thank you goes out to Piltti from the BFE-WAW for getting me a bunch of mirrors for this file as well when I needed it most. The both of you are oustanding assets to the Forgotten Hope community.
Client Side Links
Download if you Intend to play Omaha Beach, Charlie Sector
Server Side Links
Download if you intend to host Omaha Beach, Charlie Sector, on a server
If you would like to host this file, contact me via one of the following locations and i'll set you up with a clear download link.
Feel free to discuss this news update and release in our public forums, we'd love to hear you opinions on the new level!