Courious since I finally bought a new computer to play FH2 and now I find myself not able to play FH1 if the developers of FH are working on a patch or something? ... or is the thought that FH1 is a dieing game and no more attention is being spent on it? I love the original FH & after spending cash on my new set up I realy hate having to spend more money for XP to be reinstalled. If no one from the mod dev. is concerned or working on this problem then it is what it is & I'll have to adjust, but I just don't want any false hope that the cure is coming soon. I wish I had read more of these threads reguarding this topic before I bought my computer.:uhm: I've tried everything the other threads suggest but not working.:bawl:
i strongly doubt that there will be any more development, updates, patches or even hotfixes for FH1.
could you explain your problem ? there are only few problems in this forum we were not able to solve.
and plz give enough information to work with.
Sadly, its not the FH1 devs fault that FH1 does not work on Windows Vista, in reality FH1 works on Vista, you just have to run it in compatibility mode for windows 98/melenium, and run as administrator, by doing this you can play it, but only a no punkbuster enabled servers. The problem is Punk Buster as you should already know from reading around in other topics, after an update punkbuster stoped working with any compatibility mode under wndows XP, and since FH1 can not function on that compatbility mode, we cant do much of anything. There is a type of fix to this, it allows you to play online on any server for anywhere from 30 mins to 2 hours depending how lucky you are. The way of doing this is found here. Forgotten Honor Tournament - Best Forgotten Hope Tournament Forums-viewtopic-PunkBuster on Windows Vista 32-Bit can be FUNCTIONAL Its no Hack or anything, it just allows you to use an older version of punkbuster, however the problem with it is that it will update eventually and you will get kicked. So after you follow these instructions, make sure to copy the new pb folder you have just edited somewhere else so when it eventually updates, all you have to do is delete it, and copy paste the back up one. Hope this helps you enjoy good old FH1 again.
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1st November 2004
or install a second partition with xp running on it just for fh1 purposes.
Another reason for crashing FH1, even under XP are the multicore CPU's. I noticed this when upgrading my AMD 2800+ to a AMD X2 4200+. FH1 crashed everytime after just a few minutes ingame. After checking the forums, i noticed that it was suggested to use just one core for the BF1942.exe to solve this. Run the game, switch back to desktop with Alt+Tab, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to open the Taskmanager, rightclick on BF1942.exe and choose Set Affiliation (hope thats right since i'm using a german XP), check only one core and press OK. Now go back to the game.
At this time you can play on Pixel Fighter Community (PFC) (Grabbi my Friend is the "chief administrator" of this site. Your OS is detected and if it's Vista, no problem (in this case update punkbuster function is blocked.)
If you play on servers where this function is not implemented, unfortunaly, you wiil be kicked by Punkbuster!
I hope in the future FH1 servers would (should? Sorry for my English..:( ) use our technical procedure. If you know the servers administrators, please tell them to contact administrator (Grabbi, Kampsau......) on PFC, to get informations about this procedure. At this time it's the only methode to play FH1 on Vista OS. See also topic, please:
Best regard and cordialy, FH1 is one of the best mod as you know and we DO (insistance form) work hard and fight for its survival (survey?).
sgt_garcia alias joeldecaroual responsable technical support forum on somua.com in France and on Pixel Fighter Community in Germany:Pc:
I keep getting PB kicks stating "abnormality". Tried everything that I've read, but not working. I dont want to limit myself to PF, nice server but would like to play on wolf.
Well RAM, if you want to play FH1, at Forgotten Honor we have a tournament running on saterdays, its Aemricana #3, battles are 6 hours long and start at 20:00GMT on saterday, we begin on a european server for europeans to play with good Pings, then we switch over to an american server to give americans a chance at a good ping, you can join up whatever time you want during the night, from start to finish, or for just an hour, what ever time is best for you. We dont use PB on our servers so that people with vista, such as myself can enjoy FH1. So you have nothing to loose in joining up, you get to play FH1 again with no problems, and you get the added bonus of playing in an organised team, brand new custom maps and mod, and its all completely free. So check us out at Forgotten Honor Tournament - Best Forgotten Hope Tournament. And here is the specific info on the americana campaign, Forgotten Honor Tournament - Best Forgotten Hope Tournament - Ending The Silence - Americana #3