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By this post the Singleplayer Task Force is proud to present you our efforts for the past month - the Singleplayer Über Patch ausf. B for Forgotten Hope 2.45, or "Patch B" for short.

THE PATCH IS SUPERSEDED BY PATCH C
Download link: <REMOVED>

Reserve link: <REMOVED>

The patch size is ~260 MB.

Public Coop server, running Patch B: [FMR][PzDF] FH 2.45 COOP Patch B
IP: 95.156.229.29:16567 
Location: Germany
Managed by and thanks to: Plattfuss


INSTALLATION
Just run the installer, select your FH2 folder (e.g., C:\Program Files\EA Games\Battlefield 2\mods\fh2) and click the "Install" button.

The patch can be installed both on "vanilla" FH 2.45 and on FH 2.45 patched with the previous hot fix ("THE SINGLEPLAYER 2.45 HOT FIX").
 
NOTE: The patch is not multiplayer compatible. If you try to join any multiplayer server with patched FH, most likely you'll get kicked. So creating a copy of your ...\Battlefield 2\mods\fh2 folder before installing the patch is strongly recommended, if not for the sake of multiplayer, but at least for backup purposes.


CHANGELOG
The patch includes the stuff from "THE SINGLEPLAYER 2.45 HOT FIX" and the following updates:

Rebuilt maps*
  • Operation Cobra
  • Operation Luttich (including 16 map size)
  • Tunis
* "Rebuilt" means that the maps got new navmeshes, up-to-date gameplay and completely rebuilt and strengthened AI - sane spawning (no more "We will spawn on the base while the enemy takes our front line flags"), emplacements get manned at proper times and by proper teams, everything that should ride or fly - rides and flies.

Maps with updated navmeshes
  • Giarabub
  • Hurtgen Forest
  • Mersa Matruh
  • Purple Heart Lane
  • Sidi Bou Zid
  • Villers Bocage
Bug fixes
  • Fixed Marmon-Herrington Armoured Car (the cure for CTDs on Keren and Siege of Tobruk).
  • Fixed CTDs and gameplay issues on Falaise Pocket (still not perfect, but at least it doesn't crash).
  • Fixed Sherman Firefly and Piper Cub (the American spotter plane) (CTDs on enter, Villers Bocage and Bastogne respectively).
  • Updates and fixes for quite a few vehicles and weapons, including: fixed remaining "choo-choo" sounds for tanks, fixed AI issues with reloading M1 Garand rifle in Coop, and so on.
  • Fixed wrong number of tickets at the start of Coop rounds (vBF2 bug - the game used to take tickets number from 16 map size instead of 64).
  • Fixed ticket bleed speed for a lot of maps (but not all).
  • Fixed Bardia missing from Coop maplist.
Changes in gameplay
  • In all American bazooka kits the Colt pistol was replaced with the Winchester shotgun. It fixes hanging and freezing bazooka-bots and besides, it's, um, funnier in that way.
  • Destructible emplaced MGs - the German bipods, the Lewis gun and Breda M37. In FH 2.45 they are almost or completely indestructible, now in the patch you can kill them by applying 1 or 2 grenades to the place that hurts.

CREDITS
  • Remick04 - navmeshing, vehicles and weapons AI.
  • ballard44 - navmeshing, vehicles and weapons AI.
  • gavrant - coding and map rebuilding.
  • djinn - testing and theorizing :P
Special thanks goes to the FH Dev team, especially to Mayhemic.MAD for file hosting and to Kev4000 and Spitfire (fh_spitfire) for general advice and assistance.
« Last Edit: 25-04-2013, 22:04:43 by gavrant »

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #1 on: 02-12-2012, 12:12:56 »
Thanks, lads! This is like an early Christmas present to me! Finally, I can enjoy Keren and Tobruk again.
I'll be playing FH2 for the rest of the day and report back any issues that I may find.

Once more, thank you!

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #2 on: 02-12-2012, 18:12:39 »
Thank you very much :)
Will test it.

And may I ask? ))
How can I merge this with the "THE 2.45 UBER MAPPACK"?
Conflicts is possible?
Or I need just one of them?
« Last Edit: 02-12-2012, 19:12:54 by MaxP »

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #3 on: 03-12-2012, 01:12:24 »
Quote from: MaxP

And may I ask? ))
How can I merge this with the "THE 2.45 UBER MAPPACK"?
Conflicts is possible?
Or I need just one of them?


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The patch can be installed both on "vanilla" FH 2.45 and on FH 2.45 patched with the previous hot fix ("THE SINGLEPLAYER 2.45 HOT FIX").

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #4 on: 03-12-2012, 04:12:55 »
Guys, this patch is an update for "THE SINGLEPLAYER 2.45 HOT FIX" aka "THE 2.45 UBER MAPPACK" and includes all the stuff from that hot fix. In other words, you don't need that hot fix any more.

Ksl94, how was your all-day-long FH2 session? ;)
« Last Edit: 03-12-2012, 04:12:01 by gavrant »

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #5 on: 03-12-2012, 15:12:42 »
Awesome :)
Loving the shotgun/bazooka combo! So fun :D

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #6 on: 04-12-2012, 00:12:26 »
Thanks for another great Coop package. Will try this out.
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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #7 on: 04-12-2012, 00:12:25 »
So if I want to try this and still go back to multiplayer, I need to back up FH2 folder, then install this, play single player, then delete and replace FH2 folder with back up? I want to try this but dont want to mess up multiplayer.

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #8 on: 04-12-2012, 13:12:33 »
Yes, create a copy of the whole ...\mods\fh2 folder, install the patch. Then, when you decide to go back to multiplayer, delete the patched fh2 folder and put the copy instead. Or you can rename the patched folder to fh2_sp, for example, in case you will want to play it in the future.

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #9 on: 04-12-2012, 14:12:36 »
Thanks for this patch, its great!

Are you going to fix the other maps too, like Ramelle, Meuse River, Battle of Keren ....? Or are these maps ok and need no patch or fix?


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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #10 on: 04-12-2012, 15:12:17 »
Of course, the ultimate goal is to fix and polish every single map, vehicle and weapon. Ramelle and Alam Halfa are currently in the process of rebuilding. Regarding the other maps to work on we were going to ask the community, but I think the clear winners will be the 3 new maps - Keren, Sidi Bou Zid and St Vith.

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #11 on: 04-12-2012, 15:12:37 »
Patch is installed on our server:



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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #12 on: 05-12-2012, 14:12:53 »
Mersa Matruh is crashing after 15% loading!


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« Reply #13 on: 05-12-2012, 15:12:36 »
Plattfuss, I couldn't reproduce the 15% crash, my Mersa Matruh successfully loaded. My guess is a missing file in your case. Check the content of the Mersa Matruh folder, it should look like this:

("КБ" means "kilobytes")

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Re: Singleplayer Patch B for Forgotten Hope 2.45 - DOWNLOAD
« Reply #14 on: 05-12-2012, 15:12:22 »
It´s crashing on our server, while the map is loading. Except the client.zip all files are on the server.

Same problem with Siege of Tobruk. Both maps should run as coop64!
« Last Edit: 05-12-2012, 15:12:23 by Plattfuss »