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  1. 6 points
    View From the Booth v.1 Oct 31, 2017 Welcome to the inaugural edition of the official NHL94.com newsletter. We hope to keep everyone informed of all that is happening in our gaming scene, with a top-down look at events, leagues, forum happenings and Discord chatter. The view from the broadcast booth is often worse than some cheap seats in the arena, but journalists require a sweeping vantage point to see everything that is happening in the game. It seemed a suitable name for a newsletter that hopes to provide a bird's eye view of NHL94 and all of it's retro hockey siblings, so take a minute to get caught up with this edition of View From the Booth . If you were lucky enough to attend the King of 94 II tournament in Las Vegas, then you likely already know the outcomes. If not, let me just say that it was an incredible display of Sega/Genesis mastery. On the Sega-side, the most probable finals outcome played out with @kingraph and @angryjay93 meeting in the final game, with Jay pulling out a 5-3 win with Detroit over Raph's Buffalo squad. On the Super Nintendo bracket, we again witnessed the ascension of a relative unknown (at least to NHL94.com community). @Jammer - KO94IIsnes was able to punch his ticket to the finals versus @Bob Kudelski and win it all with an incredible 4-3 OT victory. If you wish to relive the final hours of the tournament, including some great commentating and celebratory laps you can watch the replay on Twin Galaxies Twitch stream here. With the build-up and successful staging of King of 94 II in Las Vegas NV now behind us, Fall leagues are starting to fill-up as player interest returns. Along with interest in preseason hockey and the eventual puck-drop on the NHL season, NHL94 players are returning to the site with hopes of building on last seasons successes and again proving themselves on the ice. Now is the time to get your name in for Classic, whether a seasoned veteran, a site lurker, or new to the site. If you're tired to playing against the CPU, take the next step and start playing some real competition. ONLINE LEAGUES: Fall Classic - The NHL94 Standard, for most this is their first taste of competitive online play. Sign-up here. VHL5 - A WBF draft league based on @skip's current NHL ratings played with the new 32-team NHL18 rom. Sign-up here, and/or check out the rom here. NHL94 Ladder League - @smozoma has started a unique ladder league, with no defined schedule so you can play whoever, whenever. Check it out here. Premium Retro (Season 2) - @CoachMac has dreamed up this beauty, a limited draft league with a retro twist. Possible expansion for Season 3. LIVE EVENTS: Nov 12, 2017 - EDMONTON, AB [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details Feb 24, 2018 - GREEN BAY, WI [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details, Facebook Event/RSVP Aug 11-12, 2018 - LONG ISLAND, NY [NHL94 Sega]: played during the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo ROMS/HACKS: NHL 2018 - by @naples39 - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), speed-burst has been limited to 75%. NHL18 by @skip - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), 1 minute penalties, and will be used to play @skip's VHL5 league. NHL18 rom [SNES] - Help needed to produce an SNES rom with current line-ups. @tru is looking for people who want to learn to hack/update SNES roms. 32-team NHL94 rom [GENS] - Thanks to the hard-work and dedication of @slapshot67 and @skip, the community is now ready for current and future NHL expansion. 34-team NHL95 rom [GENS] - @kingraph has been hard at work customizing the NHL95 rom to allow for current and future roster updates. A work in progress. FROM THE STANDS: Cast your vote for the possible location of King of 94 III. Forum thread. Forum members are dreaming about an NHL94 clone that would be easier to customize. Forum thread. TECH TALK: AIM is DEAD, join us on Discord [invite link]. Find some great tournament footage on Twitch, Ko94II pt1, Ko94II pt2, Ko94II pt3. RWExpo pt1, RWExpo pt2, RWExpo World Record Attempt. Thanks for reading folks, and as usual comments and criticisms are welcomed. If you have an idea for future stories, or links to anything related to the newsletter categories feel free to pass them along. Keep mashing those buttons. Bonus video for those of you who made it this far:
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    Don't let the nerd push you around! Also, for those not aware, Plabax used to use a LAG SWITCH, which greatly increased his playoff winning percentages. It was after this was discovered, and his controversial retirement that suddenly, his greatness has been put into question. AND, the guy who FOUND the C/B trick is Plabax, and he used it for over a full season and won a title before sharing it, but part of his "glory" was with a clear advantage I think Frey? didn't know about. I mean, 1 million kudos to the kid to finding a bug in the game 20 years later that noone else had and using it to his advantage. BUT in the debate of straight skill, Plabax was more like Belichick, using all the edges to win, but they become tainted. Can't take away the trophies though, or the lack of class
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    Fightcade is basically a match-making program, a lobby for fight game enthusiasts. On the backend it uses an emulator called FBA, which was designed to run MAME games (actual ports of arcade games). It also uses a different technology to play P2P (GGPO), one that is supposed to be easier to set-up (no issues with routers, and no need to port forward). Recently it has been updated/upgraded to Fightcade 2, which promises many enhancements, specifically the addition of Sega Genesis emulation. On the reddit page for this project (it is in BETA as of Oct 27), I found a copy of the supported roms. NHLPA93, NHL 94-98 were all there, not to mention NBA Jam, Madden etc.. As it is in beta, it can only be tested by folks with older accounts (you need to register to play on Fightcade). Anyone here a member of Fightcade since 2014? We need a tester!
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    Thanks to Arda Ocal for making this happen! Arda got the organist (Pete Cannarozzi) at the NJ Devils game vs. the Blues last night to play the NHL'94 theme during intermission. How AWESOME is this???
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    Congrats to @chaos and @kingraph for breaking the 2 player NHL'94 sega Genesis world record with 36 goal spread! http://www.twingalaxies.com/game_detail.php?gameid=6324&platformid=29
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    Hahahaha, I appreciate it bud, but I don't mind doing this for free. Your seasons are fairly easy to set up.
  7. 2 points
    Please Read Carefully! Season 4 is the ALL IN Season! We will have been through all 24 NHL 94 Teams. After Season 4 ALL rosters will reset. No one will have the rights to any players. The Draft Pool will consist of: NHL 94 Smythe Division Teams (CGY, EDM, LA, SJ, VAN, WPG) Teams from my 1966 Rom All returning B coaches may keep 2 players from any of their previous seasons. Chef, Flat, Jer, Aqua, and Coach YES, Aqua can bring Mario back or Jer can reclaim Mogs. All returning A coaches (except for those who have won a Bailey Bobble) may keep 1 player from any of their previous seasons. Currently KingRaph would be the only one without a returning player. Lupz, Tex, Ice, Brutus Atomic will be an Expansion Team without any keepers. Expansion is tough in the PRL. But we will help him a little in the draft. (see below) The Draft will have a twist to it. In Round 1 only the order will be determined by LOTTERY! From Round 2 on we will follow an order based on results from Season 1,2, and 3. Atomic will get the first pick in round 2-9. The PRL has been in negotiations with 1966 Bobby Hull. He is one of the greatest pixelated hockey players of all time. 7 WT. 5/5 Shot, 5/5 Skate, 6 Stick and Awareness. In order keep Bobby from jumping directly to the VHL, the PRL has made some concessions. Bobby has made it clear he does not want to play for some yahoo "B" Coach or an "A" Coach who could only win 1 game last season. He would really like to be in Chicago where he has some great memories and more importantly he could party with Brutus. He would also be happy to play for talented coaches in New York and Detroit. Montreal would be OK, if they kept his son Brett, though they don't get along that well and Bobby doesn't speak French. Obviously, the PRL wants all teams to have the opportunity to land Bobby. The agreement that the PRL has come to with Bobby is this: 1. There will be a Drunk Brutus Draft Lottery Video. (Pending Brutus Approval). 2. All 11 teams will be eligible for the first pick. 3. Teams will get 0-4 Balls in the basket. Each Ball cost $5. 4. All proceeds raised by the Draft will go to @chaos for the awesome work he does setting up the stats for us.
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    It looks like you found what you were looking for, but since you asked, I am sharing my "NHL Dream." Since my skills are limited, I only made changes using NOSE. Players' pictures, team ratings, graphics, etc. are not accurate. However, I did use Coach Mac's '87 ROM as a base since I love the 80s and love his work. Many of my decisions will make no sense to others, but I do think that the game is a fun solo game. You can choose from 8 teams that had not won a cup as of 1990: Quebec, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Washington, Los Angeles, Vancouver, St. Louis, or Minnesota. I set playoff brackets so that only 4 of these weaker teams show up at a time(1 in each division) and the other 12 teams are better opponents. Your opponents are suped-up cpu teams whose player ratings reflect a team ranking (A, B, or C) that I assigned each. The best opponent in the Wales is Montreal; the best opponent in the Campbell's is Edmonton. Only 10 skaters are included for most teams. I play with line changes ON for 7 minute periods, so the cpu and I would rarely need a checking line. If you do use line changes, please know that most 2nd lines are an 80s line, not an all-time greats line (except Montreal). The timeline cut off is 1989-90, so Detroit will have Howe and Yzerman but not Lidstrom. Edmonton will have Gretzky and Coffey but not McDavid. Pittsburgh will have Lemieux but not Jagr or Crosby. Really, it's mostly a 70s and 80s ROM that goes back further in time for certain all-time greats. You can also play with my favorite NHL 80s stars against a suped-up Soviet team. Remember that I call it "NHL Dream" because it is not historically accurate but a weird mix of my childhood memories and impressions. For me personally, it is a lot of fun! NHL Dream.bin
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    I actually could go for this in the PRL, season 4. Did you know until the 1955-56 season scoring a goal on the Power play did not let the guy out of the box, so you could literally score 3-4 goals on a single Power Play. AND, The Canadiens did. The rule was changed and known as the Beliveau Rule.. Maybe in Season 4 we will go penalties off.
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    Please see attached spreadsheet. As you can see there were plenty of groups missing. I'm so mad at myself as I really thought I had grabbed all the scores. Apologies as they are loosely put in there and not in order of when they were played. Kingof94-2-scores.xlsx Sega Playoffs SNES playoffs SEGA - Group A SEGA - Group B SEGA - Group C SEGA - Group D SNES - Group E SNES - Group F SNES - Group G SNES - Group H
  11. 2 points
    A place for all champions of nhl 94' Tournaments!
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    FALL '17 CLASSIC LEAGUE BEGINS! Team schedules are up and games can now be logged on the nhl94online site. We have 4 league levels total (GENS-A, GENS-B1, GENS-B2, SNES) this season. Admins For This Season: chaos (SNES) and KingRaph (GENS). If you have any questions or concerns, please contact one of us. PM through the forum is the preferred method. IMPORTANT LINKS: HOW TO: Log a Game with a Save State on NHL94Online.com - Everyone needs to read this (unless you played before and haven't forgotten). HOW TO: Create a Savestate File - GENS - shows how to create a save state for a Genesis game (IMPORTANT) HOW TO: Create a Savestate File - SNES - shows how to create a save state for a SNES game (IMPORTANT) NHL94Online.com Stat Pages - how to navigate to and display the different Season stat pages. The stats are collected from the save states that are uploaded. Teams and Schedules Page - displays the coach names and Discord usernames (update yours if you have not yet) for the coaches in your division. Again, if you have not joined Discord, you need to - Discord Invite Some important links for new coaches: League Website - http://www.nhl94online.com Getting Started - Getting Started Kingraph's video on setting up your Gens Emulator - Link to Video Rules - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/rules.php Registration (for coaches who missed initial registration, and wish to be replacements) - Registration Waiting List - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/waiting-list.php Edit User Profile (if you wish to change any of your information) - http://www.nhl94online.com/html/updateuser.php (Use to update your Discord Username - it will currently display your AIM screen name) Most of the above links can be found from navigating the NHL94online.com navigation bar. --------------------------------------------- For those of you who have forgotten how the site works, or for the new coaches in the league, a game is played and logged as follows: 1. Contact the coach you would like to play on Discord. You can find their Discord Username by going to the nhl94online.com site. Choose the Classic '94-Fall 2016 league from the drop-down "League Selection" menu on the navigation bar. Choose the "League Level" you were assigned (all new coaches are in GENS-B or SNES league levels) in the left-hand column and click on your Team. Your "Coach Page" should come up, and you can see which teams you have games remaining against. Click on that opposing team's name in the left-hand column, which should load that team's coach page. On the right hand side of the page, there is an area which contains the coach's Discord Username. You can contact them via the #classic-gens or #classic-snes channels on the Discord server, or via direct message. You can also choose the "Teams & Schedules" page from the menu bar and this will list all the coaches in the league and their Discord Usernames. Once you contact the coach, add them to your Hamachi network (or join theirs) and set up the game. 2. Play the game. Play the game against the selected coach. When playing a game against a coach, the home team hosts the game (this matters for the GENS emulator; in ZSNES it doesn't matter who hosts, as you can switch team control). Once the game is complete, and you get to the "Three Stars" screen or the Final screen, a save state must be taken and uploaded to the site (either coach can do this, please decide who will perform the upload beforehand). Please check out the threads on creating a Save State linked at the top of this thread post. Once the Save State has been made, the game can be uploaded to the site. This is done on the "Coach Page" that displays your schedule. By clicking on your team's name in the left-hand column, you access your "Coach Page". Games that need to be played will have a "Log a Game" link next to it. Choose the game that has been played, and upload the file. Type in your password (that you used when you registered for the nhl94online.com site) to log the game. Once this is done, the game is uploaded and the stats on the site will update. NOTE: If an incorrect save state was uploaded and has already been processed by the site (both coaches didn't realize the score was wrong and it was confirmed), please PM Kingraph or me. We will need to correct it. EXTRA NOTE: Do not upload a save state that was taken during display of "Highlights from the game". It will take data from that game that is being displayed. Best place to take a save is when the Three Stars screen pops up. Also, the schedule does not need to be played in order. It is encouraged to get all your games in with an opponent at the same time. Checkpoints There will be WEEKLY CHECKPOINTS. 40 game leagues (GENS-B1, GENS-B2, SNES) - 6 GP / week. 20 game league (GENS-A) - 3 GP/week. 6 GP (3 GP) - end of Monday, November 13th 12 GP (6 GP) - end of Monday, November 20th 18 GP (9 GP) - end of Monday, November 27th 24 GP (12 GP) - end of Monday, December 4th 30 GP (15 GP) - end of Monday, December 11th 36 GP (18 GP) - end of Monday, December 18th 40 GP (20 GP) - end of Tuesday, December 26th If you miss a checkpoint, you will risk the chance of being replaced. Coaches who are confirmed on the Waiting List will be used for replacement. This is to speed up the season so we can hopefully complete the playoffs before the end of the year. I do not think this is asking much, and most of the guys in the league are easy to reach and are active in the forums. If you cannot find a coach and would like to try to schedule a time to play, please use the "Schedule a Game" forum on this site, send them a message on Discord, or use the forum PM. Please make an effort to reach your checkpoints! Also, the 6 games a week is a minimum . Feel free to play more games than that. For example, if you play 16 games in the first week, then you already satisfy the first 2 checkpoints. It's easy to get to this 6 game point, since most coaches you play multiple games against and everyone likes getting all the games against a single coach in at the same time. It normally amounts to playing 2-3 coaches a week. If there are issues making these checkpoints, please let an admin know. We are accommodating, as long as you let us know. Regular Season The regular season consists of 40 games (20 games for GENS-A). Click the links below to check out the Team Selection Draft and the list of coaches in each League. GENS Fall 2017 Draft and Leagues SNES Fall 2017 Draft and Leagues Playoffs Playoff series will be best-of-7. Also, NP (negative points) will be applied to missed games at the end of the season. This could hurt your playoff seeding! If you weren't able to play certain games vs. your opponent you will be given NPs. You will lose two points for every unplayed game. So play early if you can and play often! GENS-A Playoff Format: Top 4 make playoffs. They will be seeded by Win %. There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs. GENS-B1 Playoff Format: Conference winners are top 2 seeds, next 6 best teams make the playoffs, seeded by Win %. There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs. GENS-B2 Playoff Format: Conference winners are top 2 seeds, next 6 best teams make the playoffs, seeded by Win %. There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs. SNES Playoff Format: Conference winners are top 2 seeds. Next 6 best make the playoffs, will be seeded by Win %. There will be no re-seeding in the playoffs. Hamachi Networks Due to the limitation of only allowing 5 members in a network, it is recommended that you create a network for yourself, and allow the coach you are playing against to join your network. Then, once the games are completed, you can remove the coach from your network by right-clicking on their name in Hamachi and removing them. I would also like to point out that it is recommended to open Hamachi before starting the emulator. Also, please quit Hamachi after you are done playing for the day. That's about all. Good luck to everyone and lets hope for another successful season! If there are any website problems or questions about the site, or the league in general, please PM me (chaos), email me (chaos@nhl94.com), or Discord (chaos).
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    Coach Mac becomes the 30th player All-time to reach 100 Wins. Far and away the worst win % of anyone in the 100 win club at .260 A tale of perseverance My first 94 league was as a replacement in GDL. I went 1-53-2. Not much better this year in B2. (Tough Group) But, 94 is so much like Golf, you hit one good shot and you are like oh wow, I am awesome. I've got it now, before shanking the next 10.
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    Congrats Raph. I think he should have to play season 3 with his bobbles..
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    Premium Retro League Season 2 Bailey Bobble Finals KingRaph and his NY Rangers will look to defend the PRL title and win the Bailey Bobble in a rematch from Season 1 with the Detroit Red Wings and Icestorm. Both teams had to work with completely rebuilt line-ups as no one returned from their Season 1 teams. The Rangers were Regular Season Champs again with a mark of 18-1-1. They were led by Retro Goalie Jacques Plante who had one of the all-time best Save % at .766 a 2.49 GAA and 3 shutouts. Offensively, Mats Sundin (58 goals/26 assist), Geoff Sanderson (43/32), and Andy Bathgate (17/38) led the Rangers. Red Kelly was the leading scorer from the Blueline. The Rangers defeated Tex and the Montreal Canadiens in the Semi-Finals 4 games to 1. Icestorm and the Red Wings fell to fourth in the Regular Season standings (10-6-4) and actually barely snuck into the Bailey Booble Playoffs. Once in though Ice showed his mettle with a 4 game sweep of Aqualizard and his Super-team LA Kings. Ice made big news by bringing Gordie Howe back to the Motor City and along with Vinny Damphousse and Valeri Kamensky, led the Red Wings offensively. Hopefully Kingraph will video the series and post here later tonight. The PRL continues to lead the way in NHL 94 Leagues completing its second season with 100% completion in under 2 months. The PRL launch in Mid-September 2017 and has completed 2 seasons with 100% of the games played including consolation rounds in the Playoffs. The PRL combines a rotating NHL 94 Draft Pool with Historic Players from the past. Season 1 was the 94 Patrick Division Teams and players from 1952. Season 2 was the 94 Adams Division Teams and players from 1956. Season 3 will feature the 94 Norris Division Teams and players from 1961.
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    Lol no problem, people! I am not trying to rig the system here. There is a very strong chance I will NOT be in the finals, and not have to do a 100% rebuild. Just wanted to mention an idea, or get a dialogue going for other ideas... Coach seems very open to ideas that benefit the league as a whole. (I thought I had a good one, but I guess I came up with a stinker. :P) PS: Sorry I misrepresented your keeper situation, Jer_33. Honest mistake.
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    I think if you get a super team & get to keep super players for multiple seasons & then get into the finals, it's worth having to start over. i like the idea of eventually losing your keeper team if it gets too strong to beat. i understand your pints clearly. They were well articulated with excellent analogies! i just disagree.
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    Team draft selection has begun! We will have a 6 team "A" league and two 10 team "B" leagues. There is no difference in the B-leagues. There were 8 new players, so 4 in each league, along with 6 vets in each league. One waitlist member as well (thanks Annatar!), but I hope we don't need to use his services. Below is the draft order for the A, B-1, and B-2 leagues. All were chosen at random, and you should all be able to get a good team to compete with this season. When it is your turn, reply to this thread to choose your team (or hit me up on Discord). You can choose any team that has not already been selected in your league. Deadlines start on Thursday at 10am EST in ~1 hour increments from the last pick. I hope to not need them, but if you miss your deadline, your turn will be skipped and you will be given best available team at the end of the draft based on the default list. You can also post your draft list in this thread, or PM me your list if you don't want to post your team selections. ON THE CLOCK: A: DONE B-1: DONE B-2: DONE "A" League 01. zeppelin55 - DET 02. corbettkb - BUF 03. kingraph - CHI 04. brutus - BOS 05. Lupz27 - WPG 06. Icestorm NHL94 - CGY "B-1" League 01. Quetzalcoatlus - DET 02. aqualizard - WPG 03. Chefmc - CHI 04. trojan1979 - BUF 05. CoachMac - MTL 06. Chefstar88 - VAN 07. AdamWoodrow - CGY 08. jer_33 - BOS 09. LABS_66 - QUE 10. flatcrusher - DAL "B-2" League 01. LeifErikson - BUF 02. viz - DET 03. jmj -CHI 04. scamy89 - VAN 05. Darko - LA 06. AtomicRaven - MTL 07. skip - BOS 08. CoachMac - CGY 09. Jackandjose - DAL 10. Buc - WPG DEFAULT DRAFT LIST (links are to "Building Lines with AJ" Thread)
  19. 2 points
    So I've hardly any time to test, but the time is now for release. Details: -All 31 NHL teams with up-to-date logos/uniforms/lines/ratings (thank you slapshot!) -player portraits for all no-line-change starters -custom/anniversary center ice logos for teams that use them this year (CAR, DAL, TB, DET, NYR...) -Weight bug fix -speed burst at 75% of original rom -accurate arena music per team (default in slapshot 32-team rom) -ice/bench graphic hacks (default in slapshot 32-team rom) -known bug with 32-team rom -- GAME WILL CRASH IF CYCLING THROUGH WPG (TEAM 31) PORTRAITS ON MAIN MENU Please let me know if you find any bugs or errors. Enjoy! EDIT: Re-upped v 1.1 with minor roster/player tweaks and corrections. Barring any major problems, this is final release. NHL 2018 by naples39.zip naples39 NHL94 rompack.zip
  20. 2 points
    Can I be in still? Give me the Pens!!!
  21. 2 points
    That is awesome. I have many questions! #1 How do you play that game? What is it looks great. #2 I love just the numbers and no position, like 92 did it. Can we make 94 look like that? #3 The music. Where did you get that? Made my day!
  22. 2 points
    New update long before I promised. I´ll propably post next one in early december. 17_5.rar
  23. 2 points
    Played NHL Hockey on my first real PC. Wish I could remember the specs on that baby. There was a company in town that used to rent PC games.. not sure how they got away with it - I suppose the customers signed something stating that they would delete the game once returned. Played a lot of great PC titles that I otherwise could not have afforded.
  24. 2 points
    I agree with changing it up. Have a preferred lineup, but also be ready to change it if needed. I used all my forwards at multiple positions. Another thing, I personally never liked the idea of "feeding" someone at center. Don't go into the offensive zone with the plan of "looking" for someone. Let the players look for you. So many people mess up their offense by trying to force too many one timers.
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    Yes sir! Here you go: NHL95_34TM_beta_04.bin The difference between v01 and v04 is * playoff teams selectable to 34 * Music works for all 34 teams * Mack's graphic hacks (water bottle, signage). Appreciate the support and any feedback!
  27. 2 points
    View From the Booth v.1 Oct 30, 2017 Welcome to the inaugural edition of the official NHL94.com newsletter. We hope to keep everyone informed of all that is happening in our gaming scene, with a top-down look at events, leagues, forum happenings and Discord chatter. The view from the broadcast booth is often worse than some cheap seats in the arena, but journalists require a sweeping vantage point to see everything that is happening in the game. It seemed a suitable name for a newsletter that hopes to provide a bird's eye view of NHL94 and all of it's retro hockey siblings, so take a minute to get caught up with this edition of View From the Booth . If you were lucky enough to attend the King of 94 II tournament in Las Vegas, then you likely already know the outcomes. If not, let me just say that it was an incredible display of Sega/Genesis mastery. On the Sega-side, the most probable finals outcome played out with @kingraph and @angryjay93 meeting in the final game, with Jay pulling out a 5-3 win with Detroit over Raph's Buffalo squad. On the Super Nintendo bracket, we again witnessed to ascension of relative unknown (at least to NHL94.com community). @Jammer - KO94IIsnes was able to punch his ticket to the finals versus @Bob Kudelski and win it all with an incredible 4-3 OT victory. If you wish to relive the final hours of the tournament, including some great commentating and celebratory laps you can watch the replay on Twin Galaxies Twitch stream here. With the build-up and successful staging of King of 94 II in Las Vegas NV now behind us, Fall leagues are starting to fill-up as player interest returns. Along with interest in preseason hockey and the eventual puck-drop on the NHL season, NHL94 players are returning to the site with hopes of building on last seasons successes and again proving themselves on the ice. Now is the time to get your name in for Classic, whether a seasoned veteran, a site lurker, or new to the site. If you're tired to playing against the CPU, take the next step and start playing some real competition. ONLINE LEAGUES: Fall Classic - The NHL94 Standard, for most this is their first taste of competitive online play. Sign-up here. VHL5 - A WBF draft league based on @skip's current NHL ratings played with the new 32-team NHL18 rom. Sign-up here, and/or check out the rom here. NHL94 Ladder League - @smozoma has started a unique ladder league, with no defined schedule so you can play whoever, whenever. Check it out here. Premium Retro (Season 2) - @CoachMac has dreamed up this beauty, a limited draft league with a retro twist. Possible expansion for Season 3. LIVE EVENTS: Nov 12, 2017 - EDMONTON, AB [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details Feb 24, 2018 - GREEN BAY, WI [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details, Facebook Event/RSVP Aug 11-12, 2018 - LONG ISLAND, NY [NHL94 Sega]: played during the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo ROMS/HACKS: NHL 2018 - by @naples39 - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), speed-burst has been limited to 75%. NHL18 by @skip - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), 1 minute penalties, and will be used to play @skip's VHL5 league. NHL18 rom [SNES] - Help needed to produce an SNES rom with current line-ups. @tru is looking for people who want to learn to hack/update SNES roms. 32-team NHL94 rom [GENS] - Thanks to the hard-work and dedication of @slapshot67 and @skip, the community is now ready for current and future NHL expansion. 34-team NHL95 rom [GENS] - @kingraph has been hard at work customizing the NHL95 rom to allow for current and future roster updates. A work in progress. FROM THE STANDS: Cast your vote for the possible location of King of 94 III. Forum thread. Forum members are dreaming about an NHL94 clone that would be easier to customize. Forum thread. TECH TALK: AIM is DEAD, join us on Discord [invite link]. Find some great tournament footage on Twitch, KO94II pt1, Ko94II pt2, Ko94II pt3. RWExpo pt1, RWExpo pt2, RWExpo World Record Attempt. Thanks for reading folks, and as usual comments and criticisms are welcomed. If you have an idea for future stories, or links to anything related to the newsletter categories feel free to pass them along. Keep mashing those buttons. Bonus video for those of you who made it this far:
  28. 2 points
    Yeah, I like to make up little stories about why they're hot/cold "Zelepukin cold again…. He ought to stop doing blow"
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    Yes, great splash screen that screams old time hockey! I look forward to your 1975 one -French Connection, Broad Street Bullies, the pre-cursor to the Habs' Disco Dynasty, and the powder blue Pens' Century Line!
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    Season is 59% complete. Regular Season Ends Friday December 1. Bailey Bobble Playoffs 1 v 3 2 v 4 Teddy Bear Cup Playoffs 5 v 7 6 v 8 Consolation Cup 9 v 10 Huge THANK YOU to @chaos for setting us up for saves, if you have games to upload please do.
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    Thanks for the info!! Have a great weekend, looking forward to your future updates!!
  32. 1 point
    LOVE the stats! Note that Beaupre's save % was .693, you carried over Plante's.
  33. 1 point
    I ran through each of the teams again updating the format a bit. No forwards >70 overall, no D >60 overall. Player is benched after a hat trick. Only benched Roy and Belfour this time, but may force myself to use all backup goalies if I do it again. My write up about it here: http://coalm.blogspot.com/2017/11/handicapping-nhl94-take-2.html
  34. 1 point
    Acknowledging this and I'll write up a new separate thread on player cards (which just walks through wboys tutorial in detail) soon. You'll be able to get 26 (I think) cards for each team.
  35. 1 point
    do I make your top 10 bud?
  36. 1 point
    You can't have your cake, and eat it to man! Enjoy the ride IF you get a chance at the Bailey Bobble give it all you got, and start the rebuild the following season.
  37. 1 point
    Basically what @Brutus said. You make the finals, that is your season to win! The following season may be a rebuilding for you, but that means some other person has a chance to win the cup/bobble head! Figuring out if this is your strong season also factors into the draft.
  38. 1 point
    incoming! sent. my plan is to carry some to hand out after conversations go there and also post them in appropriate public and private spaces in my travels. if my Stick Zelda game ever gets completed, I plan to make cards for http://trudatmangames.blogspot.com to use similarly. I imagine that, if I end up making a ROM this season, I would scribble http://ninetyflow.blogspot.com on the backs. again, thank you for being active. this is good.
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    The handicap idea should be taken outside of this virtual environment into REAL sports! Handicap the best teams in the NHL! Or handicap the player in tennis. This is a closer comparison to nhl94 as the "coach" in nhl94 is one person. Federer was the undisputed champ for so long and seemingly came out of nowhere. Then Djokovic came along. Both while at the top of their game almost unbeatable. This is clearly not fair to the other players in the league! Yes. They should handicap the best tennis players in order to make it morer fairerer for the other really good players in the league who can't beat the top guys.
  41. 1 point
    As the internal lead producer for NHL Hockey Genesis and Madden at Park Place Productions (owned by Knox and myself), let me clarify some things for you all here - read to the end to get the full scoop. I probably wouldn't have written anything here, but seeing my former partner Michael Knox maligned as a "black Bernie Madoff" couldn't be further than the truth. Quoted from Wikipedia: The point here is that both Madden and NHL Hockey, both great versions first on Genesis, we developed by a team. No one person deserves all the credit. For example, on Madden, Lyndon and Knox had previously published 3 football games - and in their wisdom, they recognized Simmon's programming talent and hired him, while teaching Simmons everything about how to create a solid football game - otherwise, there is no way Simmons could have completed the game on a new piece of hardware in 5 1/2 months. Seriously. However, to Simmons credit, Lyndon recognizes his innovation in developing the 3D view - that part was inspired by Lyndon's former boss, Scott Orr. Lastly, Rich Hilleman spent every waking moment near the end to fine-tune the play-ability of the game. So in fairness to the entire team, not a single member could have been omitted without the game turning out so well - that includes Michael Knox, Troy Lyndon, Jim Simmons, Scott Orr and Richard Hilleman, period. On the EA side, there was also the technical expertise of Scott Cronce (now Director, Software Development at Amazon) who supported us in developing one of the first Sega Genesis titles to be released. And I'm sure there were more at EA, including the team that created their awesome development systems. Now as for NHL Hockey, Lyndon and Knox are to credit for the innovative green-screen techniques they utilized (as do filmmakers today), but remember this was back in 1991. Those innovative techniques combined with specialized code written to assist artists in "roto-scoping" were responsible for the fluid animations which had never been seen before in a sports game. With that said, Simmons is to credit for the awesome physics built into the engine which gave the game such a realistic and great game play feel. But he may not have been able to develop it so quickly without Lyndon input as the developer of Capcom's Hat Trick hockey game, which he brought from the arcade to the C-64 and PC. Scott Orr may also have been involved, as was Hilleman again who worked relentlessly with Simmons in the final days before release to fine-tune the game. So again, without the expertise of every team member, no one can say with assurance that they could have built these rockin games, unless they have an inflated view of their capabilities. As for Mark Lesser, he was an unknown at this time when the first award-winning games (Madden and NHL Hockey for Genesis and SNES) were developed from 1990 through 1992. It is my understanding that '93 and '94 versions of both games were not new innovative games. However, they were clearly well-done derivative sequels of the originals which faithfully continued the legacy forward. Perhaps the most evidence we have about the uniqueness of this amazing team becomes clear when the moment EA cut-out Lyndon and Knox in future work, which they did with Lyndon's approval (Knox begrudgingly went along), this same team never worked together, collectively, again - and accordingly, never innovated again in their entire careers to the degree that these two games changed sports simulation games forever. I am forever grateful for having been on this team. Richard Hilleman deserves the most credit for having brought us all together. Had he recognized the importance of the collective parts, I'm sure there would have been many more hit games thereafter. Very kindly, Troy Lyndon
  42. 1 point
    This is just your opinion. That's great if that's how you want to play the game, but that doesn't mean others need to do the same. We should avoid players who just want to come on the site and play some competitive games? That's stupid. I guess I should I leave the site, then? I've almost never practiced/exhi'd. I practiced 8 games vs Raph before Ko94 Toronto. I could be way better at this game, but getting better at this game has never been a priority for me. Did you know, way way back 10 years ago, there were people who were upset that all these cheesy league players were taking over the forums, instead of just sharing info about modding the game? I made Blitz into A/B leagues to keep the scores closer. (I tried having a C/Farm league but I was too lazy to make it any good) If you want better players, you need more players. Some will want to be great. Most just want something to do in their downtime after getting home from work or while the kids are asleep or whatever. There's nothing wrong with that. Like aqualizard said, if C players left because they weren't engaged with the forums or more veteran/involved players, then that was just as much our failing as theirs.
  43. 1 point
    I've played video games all my life. I've found unlike real life, where it is 100% all in control of the actions of players/coaches/refs in a real world, video games tack place within a controlled reality coded by & controlled by the games creators. Ever try to be competitive with friends at the arcade w/ those goofy race car games?? It's not a clutch upset if my son beat me as much as the game just forced a comeback. This type of coding exists within video games where despite any button combinations you might try, despite all skill difference, the result almost seemed pre-determined. While I think Plabax arguments, examples, case, etc are weak, I find highlighting real life upsets to not be as valid cause he's really not claiming to be cheated by the refs or anything that can exist in real life as did in USA vs Ussr. But aside from home/away advantage being removed & the drafted teams generally less skilled than classic teams on average, there aren't that many variables being removed to suddenly claim the winners are now random. It is true what wins in classic is not what wins in draft leagues. To me that seems logical, not systemic of some internal "classic" issue. Also, "classic" is designed to play the game the way we all played it for many, many years in real life vs each other, unaltered , but in a season format. As a young kid, you never experienced this, & it's value has inviously eluded you... Along with many other things.
  44. 1 point
    Truer words have never been spoken...or typed for that matter...
  45. 1 point
    No, its not fishy at all. No need to elaborate. You have your own conspiracy theory so why should I bother fighting you on it. The real question is this. What happens when we set the league to your exact specifications for fairness and you end up getting bodied by a player who is "inferior". Will you just make more excuses and attempt to move the goalposts again? Dont answer, that question is rhetorical. As a guy who has bitched and moaned about losing before (nowhere near your level, but I will admit I have). Shut up, put your damn stick down on the ice and play some f**king hockey. Go earn a championship, dont sit here and demand to be catered to so we can just hand you something. If you dont like classic, dont play. Go make your own league with your rules or just play GDL. End of story.
  46. 1 point
    You had Calgary and lost. That's not a handicap. You just lost. Get over it and move on.
  47. 1 point
    That's awesome bud. Nice touch adding Fleury's original hockey skates in the background.
  48. 1 point
    You had to cheese him as the Kings vs the Sharks smh
  49. 1 point
    I'm with evan...I'd love to know more about this.
  50. 1 point
    Goulet from Chicago. Slow, weak, never in the right position, lousy pass, horrible defence. Thanks to NOSE I could delete him forever!!!!!!