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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #120 on: 01-01-2011, 19:01:05 »
if you have a retail (a version with a physical CD/DVD) then it should install itself in the correct folder. no need for any input from your end.

if in doubt it should install simply the BF2/mods folder
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #121 on: 06-01-2011, 23:01:44 »
My friend tried to install FH2.3 and it says he needs a patch greater than 1.5?  He said he installed forgotten hope first (he thought FH2.3 was a stand alone game) then reinstalled after he installed BF2. Is there another patch that needs to be installed for FH2.3 to work? BF2 works fine by itself.

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #122 on: 07-01-2011, 02:01:46 »
As far as I know, the order of install is BF2, 1.41 patch, 1.5 patch, FH2 2.3.  ;)

Hope that helps.

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #123 on: 07-01-2011, 15:01:06 »
By using EADM, BF2 will be installed easily and with all the latest patches.
At least i think it does so, cos i downloaded and installed it thru EADM and after installing FH2, it worked like a charm.

http://www.ea.com/1/download-manager

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #124 on: 16-03-2011, 20:03:28 »
A short note for those interested in playing FH2 on linux (probably  0.01% of the forum visitors ;)).

I've managed to get FH2 working for online play without getting kicked by Punkbuster. Something I tried before many moons ago but couldn't succeed in.

Using the newer versions of wine (http://www.winehq.org/) it's actually pretty easy, here are the steps I took:

- Get everything you would need for a Windows install (BF2, patches, FH2)

- Get the newest version of wine (http://www.winehq.org/)

- Mount the CD, open a console and navigate to the CD

- Start the setup program
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..$ wine setup.exe  You should be able to just run the windows installer and install BF2

- Install the patches and FH2 installer likewise using the 'wine' command in console

You should be able to run FH2 now.

Doing this I was able to play, during online play I got problems with Punkbuster though. Here is a work around which works for me:

- Get the 'pbsvc.exe' executable from http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php and save it inside the 'Battlefield 2/pb' folder. (By default the BF2 folder is '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/EA GAMES/Battlefield 2/pb' (~ is your home dir))

- Use wine to execute it and reinstall Punkbuster using the pbsvc.exe, some test should run with result that everything went fine

- Run FH2

Note: I used Ubuntu 10.10 and wine 1.2.2.

Be aware that graphic and sound quality isn't anywhere near that of its windows counterpart. I had to use a resolution of 800x600 and the lowest settings to be able to play. When I used Vista on this machine I had settings set on High, 2xAA and a higher resolution.

Sounds are awefull too..

..But hey, it works ;)

(screenshot I took from playing online a couple of mins ago: http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk111/frnznl/FH2/Fh2Ubuntu.png

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #125 on: 23-03-2011, 01:03:17 »
[ 3/22/2011 Edit]

- Added LINUX USERS guide by Frnz.nl
- Added MINIMUM SPECIFICATIONS guide by DesertFox

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #126 on: 26-03-2011, 19:03:26 »
I have a problem installing. I have downloaded the 2 parts and becuase i have vista have no idea of how to open them or do something with them! They are on my desktop as shortcuts and on my files. Has anyone got a clue of how to ope them so i can play? :'(

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #127 on: 26-03-2011, 22:03:29 »
Are they in folders, a .zip, or .exe? 

If its a .exe, you only need to double click the icon to install it, starting with the first install file.

If it is in a .zip file, you will need winrar (or another .zip opening application of your choice), a link to WinRar can be found in the first post of the thread

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #128 on: 27-03-2011, 12:03:36 »
I downloaded winrar and the icon on my fh2 downloads are winrar symbols what do i do now?

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #129 on: 27-03-2011, 19:03:33 »
Double click the winrar icon for the first part of the download, inside, should be a .exe file. Double click it and just say yes to everything that pops up. That will install the first part.   

Repeat for the second installation and FH2 should be installed.

Once FH2 is installed, run the FH2 icon as Administrator and you'll be set to go

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #130 on: 19-07-2011, 18:07:55 »
Updated for 2.4!

Wow, this threads already a year old, soon to hit the two year mark, time has certainly passed!  :)

Edits:
Added a sentence or here to change grammar.
Changed all 2.3 to 2.4
Changed from 2.3 password to 2.4 password
Added a STEAM USERS section
Put links in to steam guide and the 2.4 users manual

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #131 on: 19-11-2011, 22:11:32 »
Another problem ive installed now with desura and when i click launch the screen stays black and if i pull up control panel it says there is an error running along with fh2. I cant click on the error so i dont know what it says. it did this when i installed this from the fh2 website links all three parts and ive tried many different times. Any ideas on why this is happening?

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #132 on: 21-11-2011, 08:11:14 »
You can see the error screen when you run FH2/BF2 in windowed mode. To do this just add "+fullscreen 0" to the link-properties on your desktop (accessible via right-click on the icon).

Did the installation work without any problems and are you sure that your BF2 is on version 1.5?
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #133 on: 22-11-2011, 09:11:24 »
OK, I´ve installed v. 2.5 twice now, but when I try to start the mod I keep getting the msg a .dll is missing...  :'(

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #134 on: 22-11-2011, 11:11:49 »
Which one?
Could it be the Novint.dll?
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