09.04.2014 19:30 GMT
Hello and welcome back to another Forgotten Hope 2 update.
Today, we'd like to show off a rather important change to the way that you will start and update FH2. Firstly though, we'd like to show a fan made trailer for version 2.46, created by the talented JMLigthart:
New to 2.46 is the FH2 Launcher, which has been made, tested and refined by Gavrant, Mayhemic.MAD and Spitfire.
The new launcher provides several useful services, but the most useful is the built in update engine, that can check for and then download new versions of FH2 automatically. The download will restart from where it left off in the case it is interrupted. Broken your FH2 installation? Don't worry, the same torrent engine can repair it too! For those of you with custom maps, the launcher will leave these alone.
You can select which game account you'd like to login with, as well as the number of bots for singleplayer. The launcher also allows you to manage your game without having to use the ingame settings page. You can change the audio and video settings without needing to restart the game afterwards.
For those of you who want to jump straight into the action on Friday, we have a pre-release download containing all the files you will need. The password to extract and install 2.46 from this download will be released on the website on Friday. You will need a bittorrent program to download the torrent file, many of these can be downloaded for free.
If you have missed any previous updates this week, you can find links to them here:
That's all for today, but be sure to come back tomorrow for another update. Until then, feel free to visit our IRC channel, our public forums, and/or our Twitter and Facebook pages to discuss this update and other news.