Contributed by: Jeff Rivett (site admin) Thursday, February 11 2016 @ 03:15 AM -08
Forgotten Hope 2, version 2.5[*1] is now available.
I originally planned to spend some time evaluating the new version before upgrading the JDRGaming BF2 server, to make sure that co-op play was possible with the new version's maps. Unfortunately, the master server that was used by FH 2.48 is now permanently offline due to recent Denial of Service (DoS) attacks[*2] .
The FH 2.5 launcher and client, as well as the FH 2.5 server files, use a different master server. In order to play Forgotten Hope 2 online, everyone will need to upgrade to version 2.5.
The JDRGaming BF2 server is offline while I upgrade the server. I'll post here when the server is back online.
According to the dedicated folks who work on making FH2 maps work in single player (and co-op) mode, none of the new maps (including the western front maps) work in co-op mode[*4] . I'm hoping they find the time to knock those maps into shape, because they look interesting: Arad, Dukla Pass, Pegasus, Sammatus, and Seelow Heights.
Meanwhile, several long-standing, global issues with FH2 co-op have been fixed or limited in the new version. For instance, crashes related to deployed emplacements have been fixed. The release notes[*3] have additional details[*5] .
You can (and should) download[*6] and install the new FH2 client files. Note that the new master server is apparently having some issues[*7] and you may have trouble getting it to show any servers. If that happens, try using the FH2 web site's server browser[*8] to find and join a server.