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  1. 16 points
    Hey guys, Here is the updated ROM with the 2017-18 rosters. I'll add more details later, but if you're new to updated ROMs: -This is a 32-team ROM (updated teams, player cards and graphics by Slapshot67) -Updated rosters for 2017-18 season (rosters by Skip). Lines were accurate as of 10/8 (except for Vegas). Went ahead with Vegas "best lines" -Weight bug is fixed (heavy guys are harder to knock down) -1 minute penalties (except for injuries = 2 min penalty) KNOWN BUG: The menu screen will freeze if the player cards begin to cycle for team #31 - Winnipeg. This really was a fun ROM to put together. We hope you enjoy! NOTE: The tourney ROM has continuous OT. I ran some simulations with the ROM (w/ 7 minute periods) and teams were getting 30 shots on goal. It was actually not bad to watch! -Skip NHL18skipV1.zip NHL18tourneyV1.zip
  2. 7 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
  3. 5 points
    I didn't take many photos, mainly because I was using my phone for the livestream . But here are a few pics I managed to snap: OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT: Dinosaur spotted playing arcades: Our table of competitors Crowd watching the (very awesome) finals games: We didn't get the turnout we expected, but a lot of the guys were folks we knew from Long Island and/or Vegas! It was great to see familiar faces, something I never considered! In one way, having a solid group of 16 '94 players is better than 32 made up of those 16 solid and 16 "walk-ins" as it's unlikely the "walk-ins" would have made it past the RR or 1st round. Having said that, we will ALWAYS welcome more players because at the end of the day it's all about having some fun playing. These guys who participated all had a great time, and just about every one of them said "thank you for running this tournament", which really goes a long way with me. It's quite a bit of work to put this on, all free, and a simple "thanks" makes it all worth it!
  4. 5 points
    Hey everyone, Now that the tournament in Vegas is over, (and hopefully the hangovers too) I wanted to announce that I am working on the details of our next Green Bay WI NHL94 event. We are aiming for one of the later weekends in February 2018, and the venue is looking to be different. Some good friends are going to be opening up a Virtual Reality and retro arcade in Green Bay, and that is looking to be our tournament home. I don't have much more details than this, other than if this works out, attendees will be able to take advantage of the venue's arcade experience, while at the same time getting their fill of NHL94 and other games in. There has been lots of interest after every tournament, and we hope to continue this pattern for 2018. Stay tuned! Trojan
  5. 5 points
    I incorporated your boards signage and water bottle on the net into the working ROM. Thanks @mack! Also did the music test to a new area of the ROM and teams 29+ seem to work fine.
  6. 5 points
    I know some of you saw this on already but I thought I'd share here. This was from Facebook this morning. I was at my gate at the airport, sitting down for a couple minutes. I then hear over the PA system "There is a Super Nintendo at security, if this is yours please pick it up.., that's a SUPER NINTENDO!" Lady across from me says, with general concern, "I sure hope the kid gets their Nintendo back" I sigh, stand up and say "yes. It actually belongs to a 40 year old kid." This draws some laughs from the people around me as I walk back to security. I get back to security and the security staffer recognizes me and says"man you can't forget this. I loved the Super Nintendo!" Again this draws smiles and chuckles from people near by. Glad I was able to make people smile this morning.
  7. 4 points
  8. 4 points
    How's it going guys! New guy here stumbled across this site on reddit when I was searching for answers on how to use the universal xml scraper. Glad I found it because '94 has always been the go to drinking game with buddies. Never hurts that I fell in love with the game watching swingers too! Didn't realize that this community was so deep. Ready to dive into all the information that is ahead for me.
  9. 4 points
    Fall '17 Classic League Registration! Register HERE For those of you who have registered on the NHL94Online site before, then registration will be easy. You just need to choose "Yes" for the question "Have you registered for a league before?", type in your site user name and password (NOTE: This is different than your forum password and user name, unless you made it the same), and choose the league you will be joining (right now, you can select Genesis or SNES). Then, hit "Submit" and you will be placed on the waiting list. It's that easy. For those of you who have not registered on the NHL94Online site before, then there is a little more info needed to complete registration. You need to choose "No" for the question "Have you registered for a league before?" and enter a user name and password (it's common to use the same user name as your forum name or Discord user name). You will also be asked to fill out some more information about yourself (email, location, timezone, Discord user name, system preference). Then choose the league you will be joining (GENS or SNES). Then hit "Submit" and you will be placed on the waiting list. You will then need to play a test game to make sure your connection is set up properly. This does not affect your place on the waiting list, but you cannot play in the league without playing the test game. If you have played in other online leagues before, you are technically confirmed already. Please PM or email me (chaos[at]nhl94[dot]com) and I will change you to Confirmed status. Registration deadline will be Monday, October 30th. The day after, we will hold a Team Selection Draft. The draft order will be randomized. After the draft is completed for each league, the schedules will be released and the league will begin. If everything goes smoothly, the league will start the following Monday after the draft. LEAGUE INFO The season is 40 games. There will be no limit on registration this season; as long as you register and played a successful test game, you will play. We will divide the registrants up into different League Levels based on skill and experience in online leagues. The different League Levels will be decided after registration is over. If you register after the registration period is over, you will be placed on the Waiting List for the league. Don't worry if you end up on the Waiting List, there is a strong chance you will end up taking over a team during the season! 40 game leagues will have the same 6 games/wk checkpoints as the past few seasons. You CAN NOT sign up for multiple league levels (i.e. GENS and SNES). Only those who are reliable will be allowed to do so, at the discretion of us admins. This will allow you to concentrate on one league. For those coaches that are new, I suggest practicing and becoming familiar with a few teams. This way, you will have multiple teams on your "Draft Board" to select from during the Team Selection Draft. You can contact any veteran coach to play some exhibition games, or practice against the computer. Please post here or in the Introduction Thread after you register. Also, you must join our Discord Server (link at end of post). Whenever you are available, you can post in the #testgame thread on the server and request a test game. Good luck! If there are any questions or problems, feel free to PM us or email us at chaos[at]nhl94[dot]com, KingRaph at kingraph[at]nhl94[dot]com, halifax[at]nhl94[dot]com. NOTE: Hopefully you are using the new LogMeIn Hamachi client. You can get it from the Downloads section on the front page of nhl94online.com. There is no need to remove the previous version, as the installer will remove it and keep the settings from the older version. You will also need to create a LogMeIn account (free). Hamachi needs to be linked to your LogMeIn account. You can create one after installing Hamachi. Once you start up the new version, it will ask you to sign up. Please check the "Getting Started" page (link at bottom of this post) for some info on how to use the new Hamachi setup. INFORMATION FOR NEW GUYS Read This - Guide for New Members If you are new to the league, welcome! We are a big brotherly community here, and there are a number of guys who are always around willing to help the new guys out. First things first, you need to register for NHL94.com (this site), as well as on the nhl94online.com site (registration link at the beginning of this post). It is also required to have a Discord screen name, since that is the main method of communication for scheduling games. Once you are registered, the next step is to set up a test game. You can use the forum links below and post your availability. You can also post on the Discord server and request a game. One of the veterans will send you a PM or a message on Discord (or feel free to add some veterans onto your Discord Friend List and message them yourselves). A test game needs to be played in order to make sure your emulator/network settings are correct. Once the test game is played, the veteran will confirm you on the nhl94online site. Once this is done, you are set until the season starts. A few days before the season starts, usually the day after registration ends, we will be holding a Team Selection Draft to choose teams. The draft will be held in the forums, so please make sure you register! An email will be sent out to all registrants before the draft, so it is important to register using an email you commonly check (also check your Spam or Junk folder). Once teams are selected, the schedules will be put up on the site and you can start playing your games. There will be another post announcing the start of the season, with information on how to log games, contact other coaches, and how to make the playoffs. Everything you need to play can be downloaded in one package (for either GENS or SNES) from the nhl94online.com site. On the main page of the site, the Downloads section is located bottom right. You will also have to download Hamachi separately (also located in the same Downloads section). I hope we get some new guys who recently participated in some of our live tournaments!! Again, if you have any questions, please email me (chaos[at]nhl94[dot]com) or PM me via the forums. Discord Server (You can register for a new account via the link) - NHL '94 Server Getting Started Online - Hamachi setup and netplay - Getting Started Rules - Rules Genesis Test Games - Post Here SNES Test Games - Post Here View the Waiting List here
  10. 4 points
    I'm pretty sure it's TD Garden in the beta ROM I posted: http://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/18130-nhl95-expanded-rom-project/&do=findComment&comment=168627 Let me know if you see something different. Thanks for the note, I appreciate the feedback! And since it's been a few days -- quick update on where I stand on this project. Been sidetracked with the recent tourney at the RetroExpo in Hartford, and my actual paying job is crazy busy from Oct-Dec. I was in the middle of fixing the graphics bug on the playoffs screen by shortening down the spinning Stanley Cup graphic. I found out how the tile layout works for that graphic, it's different than the non-animated ones. I'll make a more detailed post when I can, but once I fix that, the next step would be the season data update.
  11. 4 points
    Hey guys! Brand new here. Grew up playing hockey in Buffalo in a hockey family. I live in Sunny California now, but nothing can take me away from the sport! My first video game ever was NHL 94, and the PC version of NHL 95 is still my all-time favorite game. I logged a lot of hours back in the day on the genisis, but I just put together a RetroPie and boy am I rusty. I'm pretty competitive by nature so if there are any guides it must-watch videos for someone trying to play a little a catch up, please point me in the right direction!
  12. 4 points
    Hey guys, Just wanted to get some brief feedback and pics here. Overall, great tournament and great time hanging with other NHL94 peeps. @halifax did an outstanding job organizing this and keeping it moving. Can't thank you enough for all the hard work bud. @McMikey gave us a preview of his documentary, which was awesome to see. Thanks for sharing with the group. @angryjay93 congrats on an outstanding performance and winning the Gens. I have yet to win a game against you... EVER. @Jammer - KO94IIsnes congrats on a super solid performance winning Snes, and also your celebration was also solid. @CoachMac thanks for bringing that key CRT TV for us to play on throughout the weekend, and also for helping out during the tournament. Coach is a class act. These events are all about hanging around great people who share the love of NHL94, from all walks of life. Most of the feedback already mentioned I agree with so no need to say it again. For me, this was a little more fun than Toronto because we had the opportunity to play more games in both the tournament and friendly games as well. Also had more opportunity to chat with guys. Got to play @halifax finally (1 game on each system), and some 2 on 2 Gens after the tournament as well with @egg, @IAmFleury'sHipCheck , @chaos, @kingraph, and @corbettkb Thanks for all the good times guy! -Evan
  13. 4 points
    I've heard back from everyone and everyone is okay!
  14. 4 points
    Graphic updates moving along. Thanks to @naples39, I lifted a ton of team graphics from his beta'18 '94 ROM with permission. I got the 1st splash, 2nd splash, title screen, title logo, John Schrader (change to Doc Emrick), "1995" (change to '18) on the Stanley Cup Champions page, team logos, ice logos, scoreboard banners, and in-game banners all ready to go. I am not going to do the timer logo as 1 extra tile messes up the logo. I will add the player data, and try to figure out some other known bugs before posting, but either way should get out a playable copy sometime tomorrow night. In the meantime, enjoy these teaser photos, lol.
  15. 3 points
  16. 3 points
    First update for the season, here you are. I´ll post nex one with more rookies before christmas, As always, if you find ratings that are not what they should be, please let me know. 17_4.rar.rar
  17. 3 points
    I think we need to have a sort of monthly "tournament planning" thingie... maybe we can use Discord voice chat. For example, the website/forum demo has been talked about a lot in the past (was intended to be at Toronto), but it will take someone to actually sit down and plan it and prepare it ahead of time, and it would help if we split up duties for this and other tasks, such as big display brackets, t-shirt designs, trophy creation, prizes, and so on. The tournament really sneaks up on you and suddenly you don't have time to do the things you intended to do. Best to split up the work over the year and between more people.
  18. 3 points
    Alrighty, here is my current working ROM. I have not done a lot of testing with the ROM, so please feel free to report any bugs that you may notice while playing. This seems to have 34 working teams in the regular season format. KNOWN BUGS / WORK IN PROGRESS ITEMS: * Playoff Teams can't select past team 26 (Tampa Bay). I'm working on this now and hope to find this fix soon. * The playoff bracket page graphics are messed up. This is a result of expanding the team banners and the game running out of graphic memory. My plan is to change that spinning Stanley Cup to a static one, or smaller version. The spinning cup takes a boatload of graphic data and early tests show changing that graphic will fix that screen. I am not as familiar with the code to make graphics move, so this could be a while to figure out. * Graphic updates are not bugs -- so teams 32-34, player card photos, etc. are to be done at a future date. All teams, player data were copied from Naples39 beta ROM. * No testing on the season or trading has been done. I highly doubt teams 27+ will be available or incorporated into the season mode. * No music updates have been done. As such, I don't believe there is any music for teams 29+. I guess that's it. For now this seems to be a stable build with the noted exceptions above. Enjoy, and appreciate any feedback. NHL95_34TM_beta_01.bin EDIT: If you want NOSE to read this ROM properly, copy this text on the bottom of the roms.ini file and save: [GM T-50856 -34] Comments=NHL 95 - 30 Team ROM OriginalROMProductCode=GM T-50856 -00 Teams=34
  19. 3 points
    Yes, I'll post whatever I have when I get home later tonight!
  20. 2 points
    I've been meaning to put together a ladder league forever. The intention is to integrate it into nhl94online.com, but that'll take some time, so I figure I might as well just start it up without the website, then having the data will encourage me to get started on the website. The system will use an Elo-like rating system that will take into account the quality of the teams used. However to make things simpler at the start I want to factor out the team differences and get straight to the player(coach) ratings. So... at first all games are same-teams! Here's what you need to do: Play a home-and-home with identical teams (same teams for both games, ie both players are say Montreal for both games) Classic ROM only! Weight bug fix will be introduced later. Make save-states of both games. Label them in a way that indicates who was the home team, so for example kingraph-MTL@MTL-icestor.gs0, icestorm-MTL@MTL-kingraph.gs1 Also indicate if it's genesis or SNES Zip both save states into one zip file. If you don't know how, please ask. Make a post on this thread and attach the zip file. Please also write the scores of both games and who won them (kingraph MTL 3 @ 2 MTL icestorm, icestorm MTL 5 @ 3 MTL kingraph) Then I'll periodically update the ratings on here while also working on the website. Initial ratings will probably be based on the latest IIHF style classic ratings, then results from this thread will be introduced and modify the ratings Here are the current ratings: Sega Rnk Elo Coach 1 2177 kingraph ---------------------------- 2 2052 Depch 3 1987 angryjay93 ---------------------------- 4 1940 Uncle Seth 5 1902 swos 6 1871 FlamingPavelBure 7 1844 zeppelin55 ---------------------------- 8 1819 plabax 9 1796 Icestorm NHL94 10 1776 Sicarius Fulgur 11 1756 Vocally Caged 12 1738 brutus 13 1721 TomKabs93 14 1704 jmj 15 1688 canadiensfan66 ---------------------------- 16 1673 TexasPachyderm 17 1658 hokkeefan2 18 1644 Begley15 19 1630 Lupz27 20 1616 Gretzkyonacold 21 1602 CBK26 22 1589 Evan 23 1576 Fitzo 24 1563 AtomicRaven 25 1550 RoBro 26 1538 JackVandal 27 1525 smozoma 28 1513 minpind 29 1500 skeletor 30 1487 skip 31 1475 Darko ---------------------------- 32 1462 clockwise 33 1450 jer_33 34 1437 wwojo75 35 1424 aqualizard 36 1411 scribe99 37 1398 monkeyjuice1702 38 1384 kgman01 39 1370 LABS_66 40 1356 eggink444 41 1342 Pearate 42 1327 lasyoen 43 1312 maverick_z 44 1296 Northway Native 45 1279 McMarkis 46 1262 chefstar88 47 1244 millertime2325 48 1224 CoachMac 49 1204 jackandjose 50 1181 Wittgenstein 51 1156 mikey_mac94 52 1129 SoCalKing 53 1098 jagr68 54 1060 Culls17 55 1013 donnybrook 56 948 orangeblack92 57 823 jvc621 SNES Rnk Elo Coach 1 2127 Oilers442 ---------------------------- 2 1994 BobKudelski26 3 1922 annatar ---------------------------- 4 1870 angryjay93 5 1828 McMarkis 6 1792 c4outlaws 7 1760 BlackDevil19 ---------------------------- 8 1731 stheds2000 9 1705 kingraph 10 1680 jbalicki10 11 1656 Grayto 12 1634 BoKnowsNHL94 13 1612 Joe Baker 14 1591 matticefire 15 1570 pondhcky1 ---------------------------- 16 1550 tylerdeanhill 17 1530 rmac111 18 1510 Hazmat13 19 1490 fenty62 20 1470 NorthwayNative 21 1450 Shaftman 22 1430 The90Jacket 23 1409 etevans101 24 1388 crash46 25 1366 chaos 26 1344 heymelo27 27 1320 Jackandjose 28 1295 kupuck19 29 1269 the1jasontaylor 30 1240 schwartz 31 1208 Brutus 32 1172 Omega-Red 33 1130 tommy1978 34 1078 Fank009 35 1006 singelmamma 36 873 marchawg
  21. 2 points
    What : NHL 94 tournament for both SNES and Genesis Where : Edge VR Arcade in Green Bay, WI 2642 Packerland Drive Suite 1, Green Bay, WI 54313 When : February 24th, 2018 Cost : $30 for Adults $10, includes automatic entry into both SNES and Genesis tournaments, one will precede the other. Please send payment via Paypal when RSVPing for the event to trojan1979@gmail.com, stating who you are paying for. Adults are also given a voucher for VR time at the venue. Additional time may be purchased while present. Users may RSVP at this Facebook event page. You are considered signed up once you have sent in your payment, again $30 for adults, $10 for kids to trojan1979@gmail.com http://tinyurl.com/NHL94WI Format : Group play will precede bracket play, first SNES, then Genesis. There is an initial 32 player cap for this tournament. If we receive additional interest and have taken in payment, we will take measures to increase the tournament size. Rules : Stay Tuned, Genesis rules will remain unchanged from prior King of 94 WI tournaments, SNES rules still unconfirmed. Players are permitted to bring their own OEM controllers. All other equipment is provided by us, however we could use your help(see down below) Payout : 100% of money taken in from child entries will be paid out, 50% to each bracket. For each $30 entry, $10 goes to the SNES bracket, $10 to the Genesis bracket, and $10 to the venue for hosting us and providing the VR experience. An approximate 60/30/10 split payout will be for each bracket to 1st/2nd/3rd place. Hotel Accommodations :There are multiple locations within 2 minutes driving distance, including one that can be walked to from the venue. We are working on setting up a group rate and will update this thread when we have it. We are about 3 minutes from the Airport in Green Bay. What types of systems are used for this? : All Genesis systems and controllers are OEM. All screens used are CRT, which means no input lag. SNES are a mix of 1st gen, model 2, and NOAC clone units. All controllers are either OEM or Cirka brand clones, which work very well. Will this be streamed? : Yes, unless otherwise stated you can follow the action on twitch. Please favorite www.twitch.tv/trojan1979 Can I dress up in hockey attire? : Yes, you will basically be put in the sin bin if you don't get into character. How can I help the tournament organizers? : In addition to making an early commitment to attend, we ask that you share the existence of this tournament, early and often, on all forms of social media. Make plans to travel with friends, and make this a destination. We are also in need of some additional SNES systems. At this time, we own about 12 Genesis systems, but only 3 or 4 SNES systems. Anyone willing to bring an SNES setup would be of great help. That would include, a console, composite hookups, two controllers, and game copy.
  22. 2 points
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NHL-Hockey-94-Multi-Game-CUSTOM-Mini-bartop-ARCADE-GAME-machine-CABINET-MAME-/272562324732
  23. 2 points
    Someone caught the 2v2 bug! I've said it before, but I enjoy 2v2 the most out of any '94 game/league/ROM.
  24. 2 points
    If we have enough dudes, I'll be happy to run GDL. If we don't have enough for GDL, but do have enough post-classic, I'll privately chat with those 12-16 coaches & set up the rules we most agree upon. If there is enough interest, but not enough consensus, then I'd go with Et Tu Brute Season II, since those rules are already setup. My order of preference would be GDL, GDL, GDL.
  25. 2 points
    I really enjoyed this and would love to come to more... Thanks again!
  26. 2 points
    GDL is like the equivalent of the USFL Blitz is like the equivalent of the XFL Classic is the equivalent of the NFL Why? Because both GDL, and Blitz are currently belly up while Classic is about to run, and only game in town!
  27. 2 points
    This thread will be my notes and attempt to expand NHL'95 to a 34 team ROM. Before I start, I'd like to thank @wboy, @slapshot67, and @smozoma up front, as just about all of my hacking knowledge has come from them. I will try to give credit where appropriate, but 95% of this will be one of those guys. So my initial thoughts are as follows: Expand the '95 ROM from 2MB to 4MB to create room for more teams, graphics: Not needed, enough empty space to use in 2MB. Also going over 2MB creates RAM issues. Find the team data and move it to a new spot in the expanded ROM. Create data for 34 teams: DONE! Change the team pointers to the new data: DONE! "Decompress" graphics (logos, banners, player cards, etc.) - DONE! Change pointers to the new graphics - DONE! Make '95 recognize the new teams/graphics, able to select in menu - DONE! Figure out how the season data works, incorporate into 34 teams - WIP Same with trade player and other unknown '95 stuff ADD: Music, figure out how to make sure the music works for new teams - DONE! So here goes. I expect this to be a pretty long project, with many bumps along the way, but ultimately fun.
  28. 2 points
  29. 2 points
    wow. yeah. just move on. um, constant revisions are fun. we are lucky to have your devotion. I find it most efficient to halfass the ratings in the first ROM of the season using mostly rookie scouting (and a whole lot of carryover players, adjusted only for weight, really). hopefully by November guys have enough data to do a proper "now." and then after the trade deadline. and as many for the playoffs as possible. damn. that is a lot of work. hehe. you are crazy and we benefit.
  30. 2 points
    I've been both of Troy's tournaments and have enjoyed myself throughly each time. The setup is always great, the organization is on point, and the production value is high. Troy always makes sure everyone is taken care of and I highly recommend attending his events. I plan on being there and playing in both tournaments. The NHL 94 is great and the side games are always something to behold. Tecmo super bowl, street fighter 2, and mortal Kombat 1 & 2 are popular side games. If you play Troy in any of those titles, bring your A+ game or prepare to take a beating. Looking forward to seeing the great lakes buds again.
  31. 2 points
    This document was last updated October, 18, 2017 Getting Started This guide is meant to help people that are new to this site or our community. I just really got involved a couple years ago, and there was so much information in so many different places, it was overwhelming. Yes, it was mostly all here on the forums, or on another sister website, but finding clear, fresh info was very difficult. I aim to change that, with this guide, and other guides to come in this "Latest Info" section. I plan on keeping it "fresh" as things change and people tell me what they need to know, or want me to expand on I have organized it by headings. If a heading doesn't apply, just jump to the next one. You do not need to read this entire, lengthy, article from start to finish. If you just want to quickly see what events are coming up, both live and online, check out "Upcoming Events". Who We Are? We are guys like you! We all have one thing in common: a love of NHL'94! That is why we are here, and what is important. And we want you to be part of our community. That said, there are many facets to the community. Some people just want to share stories or get information on an ancient game that they love. Cool! That is why I came, originally. Some people play locally with a friend or two, or God forbid, against the CPU. And they are fine with that. We are fine with that, too! Other folks want to play in live events, which are happening with increased frequency these days. Many come here to play online -- yes, you can do that! -- against others that share their love of the game. (I think we have the best players in the world playing online here, doing things I did not know were possible before I joined. I myself am a middle-of-the pack player, and there are many like me here, too.) Some may want play customized ROMS, with the latest NHL players, or with little hacks and modifications ("mods") that fix or enhance the original ROM. (If you don't know what a "ROM" is, it gets explained a little further down.) Maybe they *only* want to mod the game, and not play or hardly play at all? Ok, cool! Some guys are Genesis ("GENs") dudes only, or SNES only, and some people here have done what seems impossible to me, and are competitive on both systems! Welcome! Welcome to everyone! (I say "guys" and "dudes", but really it is "people". There are a few females here as well.) Bottom line is, whatever your interest is in NHL'94, this is the place to be. We are the mecca of this world of NHL'94, and this forum is the heart of it all. There are other relevant websites, but the forum on NHL94.com is the *most* relevant. Look around. Ask questions. And please stay awhile. And please say hello in the "The Official 'I'm New/Introduction' Thread" thread! Genesis vs SNES This has been a hot debate since the 90s. Which console is better? Which plays NHL'94 better? Which looks better? Which has sold more, or has a bigger following? Most people prefer one over the other, and some weirdoes even like both! But this community is for -- you guessed it! -- everyone! At this moment, it is safe to say that there is more online activity on the Genesis side of things. There are more online leagues, and more forum posts, and more modifactions ("mods") and hacks related to Genesis ("GENs") ROMs. But! When it comes to live tournaments, the SNES is represented equally well; maybe better? And who knows what is going on out in the real world? Enough guys come out for live tournaments that are masters on SNES that indicates there is a huge offline community out there. Maybe offline SNES is played even more these days than GENs? Plus, when it comes to playing this game on your home computer -- yes it can be done! -- the SNES software is rock solid, eating the GENs equivalent for breakfast and spitting it out. Whether you are a GENs guy, or an SNES, we are happy you found this site. Playing the ROMs This applies to both playing online, and playing on your own computer. Originally, the ROM was the cartridge that you plugged into your system, be it Genesis or SNES. And if plugging in, "old school" style is what you want to do, that is fine. BUT! If you only play on a real console, know that you are missing out on a whole universe of opportunity. You see, you can use software on your computer, called an "emulator", that is the software equivalent of a real console. There are different emulators, of different quality, for both GENs and SNES. The beauty is, if you use an emulator, not only can you play on your regular, modern computer, which is super-convenient, but you can play all of the amazing ROMs that exist, including modified ones made by members of this community! And you can even play online against other people, which is not possible with the original consoles. Obviously the ROMs used by emulators are not cartridges, but rather files that represent the code that made the cartridges run. So an emulator is just a piece of software (like Microsoft Word) and a ROM is a single data file (like any document used by Microsoft Word, previously written, that you load into Word). They go together to make this all possible. There are soooo many ROMs here. As mentioned earlier, the Mod community is much busier on the GENs side. But there are some for SNES, too. You can play with modern NHL rosters, you can play with fixes and enhancements to the original ROM, and you can even play a ball hockey ROM. Two of my favorite ROMs are a 2v2 Rom (located in Master List link below), that eliminates 1 forward and both d-men, for non-stop action, and the just released "NHL 2018", which has 32 teams. This last mod has for some time been the holy grail of ROM hacks, and it just happened, after 25 years! The imagination and genius of our Mod community knows no bounds. And there are many people that are only interested in modding these ROMs and hardly playing them, and that is fine and cool. (I think so, anyway.) Click here to see the "Master List of GENS '94 ROMS". Computer Requirements While you may want to buy a controller to play this game (see below), you definitely do not need a new computer. In fact, many think older computers running Window 7 or even XP work best. However, you can use a Mac or Linux, too. Though the methods are different for GENs versus SNES. We have a whole subforum devoted to Mac Users: Check out: "Mac Users". Anyway, the bottom line is the hardware requirements to run the programs needed are low. Any computer that is less than 10 years old should work fine. And your operating system is not a deal breaker, although running Windows gives more options. If you are going to play online, there are some recommendations regarding your internet connection in the "Playing Online" section below. (Spoiler alert: Your internet connection is probably fine!) Gamepads and Controllers Here is an interesting thing: some of the most talented players to ever play online use the keyboard! And if you are brand new, and don't already have a compatible controller, you may have to try your hand with a keyboard, initially. But in my opinion, the learning curve is very steep. Many of us much prefer to get a proper controller. You can buy one that is USB compatible, and plug it right into your computer, for as cheap as $15 from Amazon. (See iBuffalo link below, or check out a bunch of options with 6-button Controller Round-up by Jer_33.) Click here for a "$15 iBuffalo controller" from Amazon. Click here to go to "www.retorusb.com and see available adapters". Click here to see "GENs Contollers Used Here" from a small sampling of players. Playing Online If you want to see what leagues are currently running, jump to the "Currently Running Leagues" heading below. I am not going to lie, playing this game online is not like playing Xbox online. It is not plug-and-play. But! It is very doable. I am confident I could show my 75 year old mom how to do it, though I am also confident she is not interested presently. But here is the thing: Once you figure out any snags and get up and running, you will be playing NHL'94 against other people over the internet in 2017!!!! -- how cool is that? And whether you want to just play the odd pickup game here and there, or you want to play in a competitive league, we are here to help you. We *want* to help you! There are two links below that have step-by-step instructions on getting up and running, so look at this section of this article as just an overview. To communicate, we use a chat app called Discord. This applies to both GENs and SNES. It has a lot of bells and whistles, but for our purposes we just have a bunch of "channels" and use it to chat, like MSN Messenger or any other old school chat application. Channels are just categories, like "classic-genesis", "classic-snes", or "nhl", among others. You start Discord, choose a channel and start chatting. Click here to see "How to Get Up and Running with Discord". Click here to see the "Online Ettiquette Guide". Besides Discord, things are a little different playing GENs online versus SNES. The emulators are different and the ROMs are not compatible. As mentioned above, the SNES emulator is less buggy and in general more solid that the GENs one. And also requires less steps to get up and running. Similar to not needing modern hardware to play this game, you also do not need cutting edge internet connections. In a nuthshell, anything faster than dialup should work. Once that low threshold is met, the most important things are: Ping rate, latency and proximity. Being in close proximity to others helps, and you will feel it if someone from Europe plays someone in the USA -- lag is inevitable -- but almost any internet package will give you similar results, as long as you are not on dialup. A wired connection definitely helps, but some people play on wifi and seem to get by ok. (But if you have the option, plug that sucker in! Check out Best Connections for Online Play for the nitty gritty.) When you are playing, ideally your wife won't be steaming Netflix, and you will have the connection to yourself. If you are plugged in, turning wifi off, even though you are plugged in, can also help for a laggy connection. Click here to "Get up and Running Online with GENs and SNES". (link to external site) Playing in Leagues and nhl94online.com When I first got involved, this caused a lot of confusion for me. First of all, I was blown away that I could even play online against other people, but I didn't know where to begin. This is also an area where the GENs presence outshines the SNES. There are more online leagues, and more online participants on the GENs side of things. But for both systems, there are online leagues, and of course, pickup games outside of the leagues. The mainstay of online play is the "Classic" league. There is usually a "Fall Classic" (starting in October or November) and a "Spring Classic" (starting in February or March). Anyone of any level can join. But to participate, you have to have had successfully played a game or two online, to make sure you have things sorted out. To join "Classic", you have to register at nhl94online.com. Some leagues you just say "I am in" on the forum, but for Classic, there is this extra step. The site -- nhl94online.com -- is sort of a sister site to nhl94.com, but it serves a totally different purpose. For most leagues, you use nhl94online.com to see your schedule, to upload the results of your games, and to keep track of stats. When I first saw this, I was completely amazed. It keeps all the running stats of you as a player, as well as each team you play, as well as the players on your team, and where you are in the standings for each league! It is really cool to take Chicago in "Fall Classic" say, and to track how Jeremy Roenick is doing as your season progresses. (Hint: If JR has less than 3 PPG you better change something up! ) It is a phenomenal site that makes playing that much more fun, especially if you are a stats guy. Anyway, the "Classic" league has been around from the beginning of this forum, and just uses the unmodified ROM. Pretty simple. But historically there have been other leagues, and in fact anyone who wants to start a league can do so, although to get hosted on nhl94online.com it usually has to be mid-sized or bigger, and run by a well known forum member. Click here to "Register for Fall Classic" on nhl94online.com. (It is open right now! Registration ends Monday, October 30th.) Currently Running Leagues At this very moment there is one league running (a small league by Coach called "Premium Retro"), one that just wrapped up (a mid-sized league by Skip called "VHL"), and two about to start. Premium Retro and VHL both use different modded ROMs, and are both for GENs. Skip's uses modern rosters and teams, while Coach's uses the Classic players, with a few retro dudes like Gordie Howe thrown in. For some leagues you can get on a waiting list and join late if someone drops off, but it is too late for both of these ones. Here is the good news: The "Fall Classic" will be running soon, as is VHL5, and both are open for registration now. That is currently your best bet for playing in an online league. (See the link in the section above, at the bottom.) Still to come... This guide is a living, growing document. I have a lot of ideas of what else to write. If you want to give me feedback, that may help the shape of what is to come. On my radar is: The many small utility programs out there (like ROM extractor); short history of the game (starting with first version, NHL '92 or whatever it was); some comments on other related ROMs ('92, '93, '95); some links to sister sites (Raph's guide, nhl94rocks); small write-up about Mikey's documentary; more commentary of different ROMs and leagues; explanation of weight bug and CB checking and advances in game play; perhaps a "Best Of" for amazing articles/threads here... Most of all, I just see this as a Guide, that *points* to the meatier articles. I don't want to re-invent the wheel, and I know there is great stuff out there. I just want to shine a light on it.
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    It was easy only because I started with the assumption that this table existed in the same way as '94! This saved me HOURS of sleuthing. First I ran a trace at the start of a game when the music starts. I knew if a table existed, there must be a "MOVE" function that loads the explicit offset into an address register, so I isolated all of those. I grabbed the offsets and removed duplicates. Initially there were 45 unique offsets. Roughly half were already previously identified (graphics, team data, etc.) so it was easy to remove them. Then, it was sort of easy to quickly eyeball the hex data on the remaining offsets for anything that resembled the music table. Once I found it, it kind of stood out because it looked exactly like the '94 table! I then compared the '95 trace on that offset to one I ran for '94 and the instructions were identical! After that, I changed the song for the first team 2-3 times and it seemed to work! I posted my find and went to bed. This whole thing took about an hour. This method only worked because '95 had the same music structure setup as '94, so I was lucky my assumption was true.
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    The goalies are still pretty amped up when compared to the old ROM, it's been the hardest part of the ratings for me. But I agree, it is definitely harder to score.
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    Music I'm back on this project and thanks to the work on music for '94 from @smozoma here: http://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/11307-how-to-change-and-view-nhl-94-sound-effects-and-music/&page=3&tab=comments#comment-167211 it was MUCH easier to understand and find the same table in '95. I haven't fully tested this out, but I'm 98% sure it works the same way. A few tests with the first team confirms the find. Team music offset table is found @067A20 and follows the same structure as the linked thread for '94. I will test this some more with other teams and expand it to all 34 teams in a new location. Thanks Smoz!
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    Ok, two pages have been added now: 1. http://nhl94.com/joinus/ 2. http://nhl94.com/events These are nice, simple URLs as we discussed, that can be put on flyers or even just spread by word of mouth. The "Events" URL just redirects to the a forum thread in a new subforum called "Latest Info" where an overview of Upcoming Events, both Live and Online, has been added. (I think having its own page, with radio buttons for "live" or "online" is a cool idea, but the forum thread approach is the quickest...) Note: the "Join Us" is quick and dirty, but functional. I will add some graphics, and change wording. Feedback is welcome.
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    Hi guys. Here it is at long last, the video I promised of the SNES final game and celebration. Congrats again to Jamil and of course to Adam Kudelski for a hard fought game. I'd like to think it was the first round game between Adam and myself that helped boost his confidence and propel him into the finals (he beat ME by 6 or 7 goals, can you believe it???). Follow the link here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j8py2lk80n8y3e2/AAB7dx0vgluHVy6oDtQcyAOua?dl=0 You can stream it and download it if you like, along with a few pictures. I may add some more stuff later on. Thanks again to everyone who was there and epecially those that organized the event. Cheers!
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    This is it! The other pointers are the songs and yes it is related, but had to do with shared songs, which always confused me. 00 in the chart below, chooses random songs. I am not sure exactly how to explain this, but all I use now is the chart below. As an example 40 is Brass Bonanza, so now if I move Hartford from the 11 slot to say the 7 slot I put there 6 songs there. It is much easier and more effective than changing the earlier pointers. It works flawlessly, but I had to go back on all my roms and Naples roms that I fixed and put the other earlier changes I made based on the other post to the default values. I also still don't get team 29 and 30 so I don't mess with them.,
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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/aol-instant-messenger-is-shutting-down-on-december-15th
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    The anticipation is killing me.
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    I haven't touched this all week, I'm still recovering from the KO94 tourney!
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    http://bit.ly/2kjbe65 That is Casey wearing the V jersey! Congrats to the SNES NHL'94 Champion in Las Vegas Jamil Karimani! Jamil is from Vancouver B.C. Canada! I'm so proud! He beat Adam Giles (Bob Kudelski) in the final Championship game in overtime! Adam Giles (Bob Kudelski) played great and had a great comeback on Jamil! Adam hit the post in overtime so close bud! What a great weekend hanging out with Jamil and his 4 friends from Vancouver. They invited me over for some beers and '94! I hope with enough beers in Jamil I'll beat him lol. Great meeting Evan the NHL'94.com site creator, Halifax (Darrell Sampson), Adam Giles, Dangler, Arda Ocal and Mike McBryan the man that made the documentary about NHL '94! So many great guys! '94! Jamil the SNES NHL'94 Champion and Jeff Jeff and Darrell Sampson (Halifax) Arda Ocal, Jeff and Mike McBryan at the Vegas Golden Knights vs San Jose Sharks hockey game
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    strong possibility I will attend. I am located 15 min south of Hartford ✔ sd
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    Good news, long-time SNES player Dan Cameron finally got the SNES record up on Twin Galaxies and set the bar at 72! Not official yet, but should be very soon as the video looks completely legit. http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/177577-SNES-SFC-NHL-94-NTSC-Biggest-Blowout-72-Daniel-Cameron Here are the current WR's for the Genesis/Mega Drive and SNES EA Hockey series as of today: Genesis NHL Hockey (NHL'92) - 45 (kingraph, Oct'15) NHLPA Hockey '93 - 87 (kingraph, Aug'15) NHL'94 - 69 (kingraph, Oct'15) NHL'95 - 39 (kingraph, Oct'15) NHL'96 - 21 (Steve Germershausen, Sep'09) NHL'97 - 21 (Steve Germershausen, Sep'09) NHL'98 - 24 (Steve Germershausen, Aug'10) Super Nintendo NHLPA Hockey '93 - 47 (Jonathan Plombon, Jan'08) NHL'94 - 72 (Dan Cameron, Oct'17) NHL'95 - 56 (Jonathan Plombon, Jul'08) NHL'96 - 80 (Jonathan Plombon, Apr'09) NHL'97 - 52 (Jonathan Plombon, Jul'08) NHL'98 - 58 (Jonathan Plombon, Jul'08)
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    I missed out on the last one unfortunately so I'll be keeping a lookout for the details on this one. Thanks Troy!
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    Plus Side Games went fast and smooth. Brackets were well organized. Settle it on the Screen Set-up and announcers was great and fun. ARDA OCAL!!! Awesome Dude! Great Announcer. Competition was outstanding. I went 3-3 in Toronto and 2-4 in LV. In Toronto all games were blow-outs win or lose. Except one good game with JER33. In Vegas every game was a 1 or 2 goal game. Except my game with KingRaph. I could have easily been 5-1 or 0-6. Seeing Mikey's Movie. Hauling my CRT TV to and from the room, gaming site, lobby, pool, across the street etc... PIZZA ROCK Pizza and Mexican Cokes. WEDNESDAY. Playing 10 Games against AngryJay in my 94 Game Room. THURSDAY. Vegas Knights Game. Beating KingRaph in Air Hockey. FRIDAY. Playing all-day LIVE in the Hotel Rooms with AngryJay, Evan, Smoz, EA, KingRaph, Backhand Floater. SATURDAY. Playing Kevin from Columbus and Aqualizard many games after we were all eliminated and between playoff games. Live 2v2 in the Hotel Lobby until late into the night. Meeting Tex, JackandJose, and Aqualizard. The SNES guys celebration was awesome. Minus No T-shirts, Hats, Jersey, Swag, etc.. of any kind. No Trophies for winners. No name tags. No Screen poster or whatever showing brackets and results. No signs, posters, or banners, promotion of any kind. No Vegas Knights or NHL presence. No NHL94.com promotional area. Aqualizard was pushing it some and I tried to set up something after being eliminated but no real effort to promote.. I got lots of guys asking questions about roms, online play etc.., but we really dropped the ball here again. NO CRT's for Genesis sucked especially when i got 6 at my house I could have brought, plus a side trip to Vegas thrift shop could have scored all we needed for the price of a few drinks. I would be happy to hel;p/do much of this if/when we have KO943. Missing to many of the top guys (KG, Brutus, Ice, to name a few).
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    The tournament was extremely well run. Thanks Darrell and the team for an amazing life experience. Everyone was awesome! Congrats to top 3!
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    Thanks for the suggesting bud. However people have paid to play, and there's always an outside chance you could win a game on snes. I think someone would generally be mad if they finished one game out rom missing the playoffs and one of those losses coming from someone that hadn't paid to play.
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    We'll have to try to eliminate you from the SNES bracket as soon as possible so you aren't feeling rushed.
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