Now here I'll adress some problems that may occure while installing/playing FH and general gameplay issues. *make it sticky please*
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 tried to load a Singleplayer map. There is no Singleplayer support in FH 0.6 (0.61). Search the Forum for FHX, it's a nice little mod that adds Singleplayer to FH. A2: You didn't install all essential files or you installed them in the wrong order: a- install FH0.6 1of2 b- install FH0.6 2of2 c- install FH0.61 A3: You havent deleted 0.5 before installing 0.6.: try to delete the whole "FH" folder in bfroot/mods and then install 0.61 again in the right order (A2) A4: The server has a different FH version than you have. check the version. A5: You have a wrong 0.61! There is at least 1 wrong version in the internet. Get the 44,83 (44,8) version of it! (packed) A6: (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: How do I check if everything is installed correctly and if i did everything right when installing FH? A: In your BF main directory there should be a folder called "Mods". In it you should find 1 bf1942 and 1!! FH folder. (maybe a FHX if you ve installed the single player pack) If there are 2 FH folders you assigned the wrong directory somehow. There should be a Readme for 0.61!! inside the FH folder (in the manual and readme folder).
Q: You mentioned FHX. What is it, Where can I get it? A: FHX is a singleplayer modification for FH, meaning that it allows you to play FH maps with bots in singleplayer. Search the Forum for FHX, download it, install FHX and select it from the "custom game" list in your main menue in BF42. After that you should be able to play FH singleplayer. Only a few maps are supported yet, but the creators of FHX are working hard to get more FH maps working. ATTENTION FHX will be included in the OFFICIAL release 0.62!!!
Q: Is my old FH 0.5 mappack still working on Fh 0.6 A: Better don't try it. No Server has the old maps anyways...
Q: I got floating objects in my 0.6 installation A1: You havent deleted 0.5 before installing 0.6 (0.61) .: try to delete the whole "FH" folder in bfroot/mods and then install 0.61 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 0.5 before installing 0.6 (0.61) A2: You installed 0.61 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 0.5 before installing 0.6 (0.61) A2: You installed 0.61 in the wrong order A3: You forgot to install one of the essential files (look above) or cancelled the installation of one.
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 0.61!
Q: I have installed everything in the right order, didnt even have 0.5 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: Well that's unlucky but I guess you will have to download FH again (0.6 1of2 - 0.6 2of2 - 0.61). Maybe you had a corrupted file or a wrong labelled FH installation on the site you downloaded it. So try another mirror / site and be sure you have the right 0.61 (44,8MBs).
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 1,3 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]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email] for contact information.
would someone plz make this sticky? please?
BF1942files cannot burn FH to disc because it is so huge... Do I have to live in Germany to get the DVD/CD?
Dont you know any friend who have broadband (+ cd-burner) ?
can any one help me fh 1 of 2 stops installing and freezez at objects.rfa note i had to add .exe to the name:confused:
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. ........ just wait and plz, he gave you the link, at least read it :S
20th October 2002
Stuck as per AceS request.