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A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« on: 26-12-2009, 20:12:34 »
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Forgotten Hope 2 install guide
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1. First of all your going to need to install Battlefield 2 with either:
-Retail version
-Battlelog.co (free and includes 1.41 & 1.50 patches)


2. After installing the retail version of Battlefield 2 on your computer, be sure to patch the game with the according patches:
-1.41 & then 1.50

->Reminder note, installing BF2 from "Battelog.co" does not require these additional patches!


3. Now you should be ready to download Forgotten Hope 2! The latest version is 2.52 and it can be found at:
http://forgottenhope.warumdarum.de/fh2_downloads.php?

The recommended download for the mod is the official "FH2 Launcher"; this neat installer allows you to download everything you need and automatically updates or patches the mod if a new public version is available.

4. Once you installed the FH2 Launcher, go through the steps, and make sure to install the files on their default installer path.

5. Now that you've installed the files, you should be able to play Forgotten Hope 2! Enjoy!

If you have any questions or issues you have, please head over to the help/support and post.



LINUX USERS
(Thank you to Frnz.nl for this guide)


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

Code:..$ 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 )

MINIMUM SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS
(A thanks to DesertFox & Alubat)

CPU
Recommended: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP

CPU Speed
Recommended: 2.4 GHz
Minimum: 1.7 GHz

RAM
Recommended: 2 GB
Minimum: 1 GB

   
OS
Recommended: Windows XP (32-bit version)/Vista/7

Video Card
Recommended: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 compliant video card (GeForce FX 5700+/Radeon 9500+)

Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
         
   Video RAM    256 MB   
   3D  Yes   
   Hardware T&L     
   Pixel Shader version
   Vertex Shader version   
   
DirectX version
Recommended: 9.0 (included)

   

   
Free Disk Space
Recommended: 6 GB

   
CD-ROM
Recommended: 8x speed CD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)


The minimum standard of gaming today 1920x1080 (1080p Full HD) at 60Hz Monitor
60Hz : Cpu + Gfx + Ram = 60fps
120Hz : Cpu + Gfx + Ram = 120fps
144Hz : Cpu + Gfx + Ram = 144fps
etc....

If you go high end 120Hz 120fps at resolution higher than 1080p. You might want a mouse with high polling rate at least 1000Hz.
2000Hz is recommended at 144Hz 1440p resolution

Minimum specs maybe?
i3 2.5Ghz
4 Gb ddr3 ram
512mb ram on dedicated GFX card
10 Gb HDD space (less is possibel)


Enjoy!


~EDITS by Roughbeak!
« Last Edit: 04-08-2016, 19:08:38 by Roughbeak »

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #1 on: 26-12-2009, 20:12:55 »
Good, now people won't have to ask questions that were for me obvious like that one dude

Edit: you might want to put minimum specs for FH2

CPU
Recommended: Pentium 4 or Athlon XP

CPU Speed
Recommended: 2.4 GHz
Minimum: 1.7 GHz

RAM
Recommended: 2 GB
Minimum: 1 GB

   
OS
Recommended: Windows XP (32-bit version)/Vista/7

Video Card
Recommended: 256 MB DirectX 9.0 compliant video card (GeForce FX 5700+/Radeon 9500+)

Features: Recommended attributes of your Video Card
         
   Video RAM    256 MB    
   3D  Yes    
   Hardware T&L     
   Pixel Shader version
   Vertex Shader version    
   
DirectX version
Recommended: 9.0 (included)

   

   
Free Disk Space
Recommended: 6 GB

   
CD-ROM
Recommended: 8x speed CD-ROM (This game contains technology intended to prevent copying that may conflict with some CD/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD-RW and virtual drives.)
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #2 on: 27-12-2009, 18:12:14 »
I didn't know the minimum specs but your using "canyourunit.com" aren't you? xD

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #3 on: 27-12-2009, 18:12:43 »
I didn't know the minimum specs but your using "canyourunit.com" aren't you? xD
That and a bit of editing for FH2 ;D  

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #4 on: 27-12-2009, 18:12:44 »
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #5 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:24 »
Hi, I was wondering if you could help me out. I don't have the disc version, but I don't have the steam version either. I have a version I downloaded off of the EA website. Will this work? Also, I tried installing Forgotten Hope 2 yesterday, everything went finr until I got to the multiplayer. Every time I tried to log on to a server, it told me I didn't have the map that was running. I did manage to make it to a lading screen on one servern but when it loaded all the way I CTD'd. So after that I decided to uninstall and look for help...looks like I found some  :)


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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #6 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:26 »
You downloaded it off the EA site and its a full version?

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #7 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:11 »
Yes, but I'm not sure if I have the patches. I can play online with it...
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #8 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:13 »
Yes
Did you try to join the dev server? that's maybe why it said you didn't have the map. Also, what version of FH2 did you download, the version should be 2.2. Additionally, seeing your system spec could be useful

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #9 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:13 »
I tried multiple servers, all of which gave me the same message. And yes, it was 2.2

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #10 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:18 »
Did you install punkbuster?

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #11 on: 06-01-2010, 22:01:41 »
Yes I have punkbuster. Oh and if it helps in anyway, I've been playing Project Reality for about a year now. It used to CTD on me all the time because I had a downloaded version of BF2, but then I started using a mirrored version of the game and it has been fine ever since. Could that be the problem?
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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #12 on: 06-01-2010, 23:01:50 »
Okay, now I've got another problem. Last night I uninstalled FH2, or at least I thought I did. The shortcuts and the game are still there and working. I keep trying to uninstall it but nothings working.

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #13 on: 06-01-2010, 23:01:02 »
If it won't uninstall, delete the fh2 file in you BF2 directory, and delete the icons

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Re: A guide to installing Forgotten Hope 2
« Reply #14 on: 06-01-2010, 23:01:25 »
Okay, I decided to to do a system restore to the day before I installed. That got rid off it.

Look, I'm gonna pass on this till I get a copy of BF2 on CD. Then I plan to unistall the downloaded version. Install and CD version and go through the process above. That should work right?