Here is the new FAQ, it will be updated once i get some response in the Help and Support forum. The old one can be found here SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Ive heard that people can play FH perfectly with a 1,4 P3 BUT you have to get a lot of RAM! Best would be 1024. Getting another 512 MBs if you already have 512 will speed up the maploading speeds so that maps load 3 times quicker than with 512 + make FH run MUCH smoother. INSTALLATION / TECHNICAL ISSUES Q: My Installation stops at 40/60/90/xy% and when I press "Ctrl + Alt + Del" it shows me "No Response. A1: Be Patient! FH is a big Mod, it takes up to 10 minutes on older machines to install it. When the intaller seems to have stopped on a certain percentage: just wait for some minutes, in most cases the installer will proceed with the installation then. Q: My FH crashes to desktop when I try to load a map A1: You didn't install all essential files or you installed them in the wrong order: a- install FH0.65 1of3 b- install FH0.65 2of3 c- install FH0.65 3of3 A3: You havent deleted 0.6 (or any other previous version of FH) before installing 0.65.: try to delete the whole "FH" folder in bfroot/mods and then install 0.65 again in the right order (A1) A4: The server has a different FH version than you have. check the version. A5: (thanks to DuoGodofDeath): Every BF1942 game iv played crashed to desktop constantly. So an easy answer was discovered. In the sounds option 2nd page theres a 'Hardware Acceleration' button. The fix was to turn this off. So far I played FH for 2 hrs straight (new record) and was extremely happy with it. Q: You mentioned FHX. What is it, Where can I get it? A: FHX is already built in 0.65! You don't have to download it seperately. Single Player maps with the "FH" logo will work. Q: Is my old FH 0.5 mappack still working on Fh 0.65 A: Better don't try it. No Server has the old maps anyways... Q: I got floating objects in my 0.65 installation A1: You havent deleted 0.61 or previous versions of Forgotten Hope before installing 0.65 .: try to delete the whole "FH" folder in bfroot/mods and then install 0.65 again in the right order Q: I see transparent objects in Forgotten Hope 0.6 (weapons, players, custom objects like houses or tents) A1: You havent deleted 0.61 or previous versions of Forgotten Hope before installing 0.65 A2: You installed 0.65 in the wrong order. A3: You forgot to install one of the essential files (look above) Q: Everytime I want to connect to a multiplayer game it says: "Map not found" A1: You havent deleted 0.61 or previous versions of Forgotten Hope before installing 0.65 A2: You installed 0.65 in the wrong order A3: You forgot to install one of the essential files (look above) or cancelled the installation of one. A4: There are some custom maps out there. If you want to connect to a Server with custom maps, you have to download this very map first. (for example: WaW maps) Q: When I try to connect to a Server the "Data Differs From Server" message pops up. A: Either a very restrictive firewall, wrong PB-version, missing maps/files, bad (and i mean very bad) ping, theres soo much which can be wrong. (Thanks to Akatosh for this) Maybe you don't have the right Version of FH downloaded or you re trying to connect to a server that runs some sort of custom map. Best idea: reinstall Battlefield (whole thing not just FH) and install it in the RIGHT order into the RIGHT folder. Again you could have downloaded a wrong 0.65! Q: I have installed everything in the right order, didnt even have 0.5 / 0.61 installed on my HD and Im perfectly able to install 3 files according to the rules and logical thinking - but my FH keeps crashing / wont connect to servers. A1: Ok try to reinstall your FH or even the whole Battlefield 1942 installation. Sometimes this helps (god knows why, PCs seem to have their own will when it comes to running a program) Q: Tried everything but my game still crashes / won't connect. A: Try to download 0.65 and get it from some other mirror. GAMEPLAY Q: Why the §$%/)( hell did you remove the crosshairs on tanks? A1: We have replaced them by far more realistic and better looking tank aim sights. Just press "F9" when you are in drivers view or press "C" for view change. Q: There is a huge bug in FH: When my plane gets shot down I can't open the parachute anymore - so i die and can't kill those damn Americans with my STG44 .STG44 rulezzz! A: Well we removed the parachutes from all classes and added a pilot / para class on some maps. When you dont find a selectable pilot/para class in the spawn menue, you can pick up pilot kits near airplanes (in tents, on tables, on the ground beside them). Q: Why have you removed my parachutes.. as I said I cant planecrash into badass tanks anymore. The pistol and knife of the pilot is too weak to really fight against the enemy infantry once shot down and planecrashed. A: Well yes, basically the idea is that pilots dont planecrash anymore and then run around like crazy shooting everything down in the enemy base. Q: You don't have a medic! A: We have medic vehicles: trucks f.e. Q: I can't play sniper class anymore. A: You can, you just have to find a sniper kit. On most maps several of these are placed in logical spots like: top of houses, guard towers, inside army buildings and so on. OTHER PROBLEMS / ISSUES Q: Now.. I have this really slow connection. 56K. and I can't download over 1,6 gigs. Where can I get FH elsewhere? A: You can buy a CD from www.bf1942files.com and every other bigger website that offers file CDs. If you live in Germany (I think all of Europe should be possible too) there is still the chance to get the LIMITED EDITION FH DVD/CD with official cover (looks really cool - done by Towbee. Ask me (icq:65454500 or msn/mail: [email="email@example.com"]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] for contact information.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
Here is a new official Q & A for 0.65 gameplay related questions. The old for 0.61 can be found here.
Don't forget to read the manual and the list of special vehicle options. This manual includes a list of all special actions of certain vehicles: Catapult use:
To be found in: SwordfishPatrol, Ar196, A6m2-n Ammochanger: Use "land/sea turn up/down" to change between AP (default) and AA ammo (look at the ammo changer in the 1p view...for example 88 gun top left side) To be found in: Flak18/36, SdKfz7Flak18 Plane door: Pilot can use "Fire" to close the backdoor, also lights the jumplight in the back To be found in: Ju52, C47 Ammobox dispenser: Pilot can drop ammoboxes from the rear of his plane using "AltFire" To be found in: Ju52, C47 Ships AA guns: Some AA positions have more guns on "AltFire" To be found in: Tirpitz, Prinz Eugen 7th Passenger: Some planes feature a 7th passenger position, which can not be accessed by using the number keys, you have to enter it directly by standing next to it and using "enter". It is always the last Passengerseat in the row. To be found in: Ju52, C47 Artillery pieces: These can be turned around completely (but very slow) using the "land/sea turn left/right" keys. To be found in: Howitzer105mm, Nebelwerfer, TripodMGs Towing trucks: Use "hatch up/down" to deploy towed guns while being driver To be found in: SdKfz7Flak18 Ohka: Launch with "Fire", hold down "AltFire" for acceleration Komet: Hold down "AltFire" for acceleration Swordfish-T: First "AltFire" shot drops torp and 1 rocket. Next shots only shoot the remaining rockets Yamato: Position 7 can be accessed near the planelaunchers. It controlls the direction and elevation of the launching ramps Gnevny destroyers: Position 7 can be accessed near the 2nd torpedolauncher. Submarines: "AltFire" controlls the back torpedo tubes.
this doesnt include real-life problems right? Cause i have a lot of em...
No! I'm Spamacus!
17th June 2003
No it does not.
OOOOO. more ram does the trick. cus my game is so stuttery and I have a good comp AMD 2800+ 512 RAM RAdeon ATI 9800PRo I hope more ram deos the trick...
I'm having some trouble with FH. I try to install new maps for it (yes, they ARE FH maps and all my game and mod versions ARE up to date) and they install correctly and go to the game directory in the correct spot, but they do not show up in the level list in-game, so I cannot play them. This problem happens with the Normandy Drop levels and the WaW Map Pack, as well as many other official maps. Please help.
those mappacks were for .61 not .65
I've been having a problem recently. Whenever I try to join a server, within 15-20 seconds of play I get disconnected. This happens on every single server! I don't get it. It's never happened before. What should I do?
FactionReconI've been having a problem recently. Whenever I try to join a server, within 15-20 seconds of play I get disconnected. This happens on every single server! I don't get it. It's never happened before. What should I do?
this was of course awhile ago so im assuming you solve this, so I was wondering if you figured out why it did this and how you solved it. This happened to me once too, though probaly something else as it does not happen regularly.
My best guess is that its a PunkBuster issue. Make sure you have the latest BF1942 punkbuster www.punkbuster.com Moses