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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. 10 points
    UPDATE: I'm dropping an updated version of my ROM rosters as of 12/15 (ish). I've been picking at the rom continuously, and this mostly a ratings update for how certain guys are performing this year, with updated starting lineups/ photos as well (some teams like Vegas, STL really needed updates!). 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 NHL 2018 1.2 by naples39.bin
  3. 8 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.
  4. 6 points
    Hey Players! Its been a while but I finally have some news about Pixelated Heroes release. A few weeks ago I was approached by a start-up streaming service (in Silicon Valley) about doing an online Aviation News show (much like Philip DeFranco on Youtube). As we were in talks I mentioned Pixelated Heroes and I sent them the screener we have seen in Vegas and they loved it. My original goal was to get PH on a major streaming service and to be honest I have been so busy at work that it fell by the wayside. I burnt myself out getting the film ready for Vegas and needed a break, that's why I have been away from the community. But know I'm reset and ready to start a new game lol. The new company submitted me their offer to stream Pixelated Heroes yesterday, It is not a lot of money and by no means covers the production cost. But what they are offering that no one else would do, is to take my 4 Terabytes of extra footage and make it into enough small videos to make years worth of content to stream regularly. I believe this is the best for everyone, as a lot of you spent your time helping me out and I would hate for the footage to be lost on a hard drive on my shelf (there is a lot of cool stuff and stories). Including full interviews with the producers and programmers. So basically, they will stream the finished full-length Pixelated Heroes on their new site. Then produce smaller videos from my footage and release them on a regular basis. All of this will be on a custom page so its all in one area. And who knows maybe we will do a sequel! I will for sure let you guys know more about the company and our plan once the deal is signed. But for now, keep your sticks on the ice. Cheers, Mikey
  5. 6 points
    Last night I fixed the Stanley Cup image problem on the playoff tree. The cup doesn't rotate anymore, it's now a static image. Well technically, it's still rotating 5 images, but the 5 images are all the same! So I reduced the size of the cup from 612 tiles to 124, saving a huge amount of space and graphic memory. The graphic memory was the cause of my issue after I expanded the banner image for the extra teams. So this is now my current working ROM. All the graphic hacks are done (I think) and the ROM is expanded to 34 teams that can be used in exhibition play. NOW, my next task is to start tackling the season data, trade players, etc. Current ROM: NHL95_34TM_beta_05c.bin
  6. 6 points
    View From the Booth (Dec 2017) Dec 31, 2017 Welcome to the year-end 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 . Congratulations to 2017 Bud of the Year@slapshot67! [Forum thread] He managed to code a 32-team Genesis rom that allowed the community to create updated 2017-18 post-expansion roms. I took this opportunity to ask Mr. Shot67 a few questions. It turns out that Slapshot is not his real name, he's actually a fine Canadian fellow from Saskatchewan named Shawn. He would rank himself as an average NHL94 player, who has little interest in online leagues, preferring instead to play at home with friends. He's been a member of NHL94.com since 2006, but admits to lurking around these parts for about a year before joining and searching out modding resources on the forums. A love of NHL93 and NHL94 convinced him to join the site, mainly with interest in creating classic teams in the rom. As any youngster would, he admits to trying to take the easy road first, writing a letter to EA Sports asking them to do it, but oddly never received a response. He praises @wboy's NOSE program, as well as resident mad scientists modders @mack and @smozoma for helping him to earn his modding badges, but credits a lot of reading and ultimately trial and error for his modding successes. I did ask if NHL titles were his only mods, and he detailed an earlier attempt to mod the NES title Rad Racer back in 1999. He jumped at the opportunity to help create the 32-team rom, and would rank this mod at the top of his list of accomplishments. He works as a freelance web and graphical designer in Saskatoon, and is taking a break from modding for the time being. A big thanks to Bud of the Year @slapshot67 for taking the time to chat, and for ushering our draft leagues into the next NHL era. The year has been a mixed bag of good/bad in the NHL94 community, with great successes (Kingof94II - Vegas including a preview of McMikey's documentary, expansion of the classic Genesis rom to 32 teams, to name a couple) and some downers too (shrinking numbers of regular leaguers, the usual forum drama). I feel like 2018 could be a bounce-back year, with many members working hard to expose the casual gamers to this community on many social platforms, new live events popping up all over the country, and unique new league ideas popping up to keep the online leaguers busy looking for games. We've met some new talented players in this years Classic, some who have already shown interest in draft leagues, but we would love to see some vets crawl back out of their caves and rejoin the scene. As gaming companies continue to milk the many millions of gamers out there with micro-transactions and pay-to-play models - the retro gaming community grins with tens of thousands of hours of playable titles and sports gems with incredible replay value. In short, I don't think that the Retro Gaming scene is just for the nostalgic, nor will it be a passing fad. The next generation of gamers needs to witness the sheer amount of existing gaming content out there, and should take that into consideration before feeding the massive pay-to-play, or ad-supported game companies. ONLINE LEAGUES: Plablegs (Season 2) - @Brutus is running this league based on draft/league rules originally set out by @Premium. Season standings 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. Fall Classic - The NHL94 Standard, for most this is their first taste of competitive online play. Playoff brackets here GENS-A, GENS-B1, GENS-B2, SNES. VHL5 - A WBF draft league based on @skip's current NHL ratings played with the new 32-team NHL18 rom. Playoff brackets here. LIVE EVENTS: Feb 17, 2018 - BROOKLYN, NY [NHL94 Sega] Aviator's Retro Video Game Tournament & Expo: Event details, Tickets (20% discount) Feb 24, 2018 - GREEN BAY, WI [NHL94 Sega/SNES] A Fleury of Goals: Sign-up/details, Facebook Event/RSVP, Registration Form. Aug 11-12, 2018 - LONG ISLAND, NY [NHL94 Sega] Long Island Retro Gaming Expo: played during the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo: Event details 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. 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. In progress. 32-team NHL94 rom [GENS] - Thanks to the hard-work and dedication of @slapshot67, 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. ROM Jukebox [GENS] - this classic goes back to the early days of the site, a league rom created by @clockwise. Presenting NHL91. [Forum link / dload link] ROM Jukebox [SNES] - with the WJC going on in Buffalo as we speak, here's a rom with the 2011 WJC rosters by @northstar91 [Forum link] FROM THE STANDS: Cast your vote for the possible location of King of 94 III. Forum thread. @kingraph played a little NHL94 on the Prudential Center Jumbotron, still waiting for the full story. Forum thread. Check out this tabletop version of NHL94 created by forum member @Bil. Forum thread. Fightcade 2, possible GENS replacement? Forum thread. TECH TALK: AIM is DEAD, join us on Discord [invite link]. Retro Bit Genesis USB dual adapter discontinued? [Amazon link] if you see one on Ebay, scoop it up! Looking for the best video adapter to connect your retro console to your new HDTV? Read this. Visit NHL94rocks.com, a website to upload gamesaves and track your NHL94 series results. Credit to @aqualizard and @AtomicRaven for this beauty. 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:
  7. 6 points
    I played against Ken Daneyko, Mr. Devil, and didn't want to get pummeled by him, lol. I DID rock the jersey at the game later that night though!
  8. 6 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.
  9. 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:
  10. 5 points
    I've been typing up notes over the last few days as I can to try and capture my thoughts as fresh as I can, so here they are! First, many thanks to @King of 94' WI for organizing this event. He has been a great member of this community, embracing the game, helping others during classic, as well as stepping up his own level of play in a relatively short period of time. Putting together an event like this is no small task -- getting a location, procuring the equipment, promoting, figuring out structure, setting up, taking down, etc. requires a lot of work. Trojan was relentless in his promotions, even creating a promo video (!), and ran a wonderful tournament. Somewhere during that time, he welcomed another baby to his family! Most people can barely function in life after that, so major stick tap for all those months of work! The BEST part of any of these live tournaments is meeting up/hanging out with all the guys that I've come to know over the years, and meeting some people for the first time. After every tournament, it's always something I wish I had more time to do! Some quick shout outs to these guys, in the order that I remember running into them: @IAmFleury'sHipCheck - One of the original '94 legends (GDL 02 champ!) that truly has a love and passion for this game and community. He was gracious enough to drive me 2 mins away to McDonald's for a late meal when I arrived (McD's closed at 10pm, but drive-thru was open until 11pm), and picked up a sack of cheeseburgers for everyone else who was playing the Friday Tecmo tourney/'94 exis. He hooked up a Genesis in his room for late night exis, lent us the Genesis the next night for MOAR exis, gave me a protective case for my '94 sealed copy (thanks again), and generally played until he could no longer keep his eyes open! I was glad we got to play some exis, and at least one tournament game, but he definitely got the draw from hell in the Genesis tournament (explained later). @Arda Ocal - Our celebrity retro video game fan, Arda really adds a lot of fun and character to these events, promotes and creates excitement all day. Simply can't say enough about what he does for this community, and on top of all of that, he's just an awesome dude to hang out with! He may have been a part of establishing a 4 man record fro NHL'96...TBD. @CoachMac - So happy Coach made it out to Green Bay for the event. As usual he dropped some old school hockey knowledge on everyone, crushed it at '94, was amazing doing commentary, and just overall a blast to hang out with. @angryjay93 - Doesn't get any better than this guy competing. The most traveled '94 player made it out again to defend his KO'94 WI title. From the "storybook" mode, he was the guy I wanted to play as he knocked me out in Vegas, but overall I just enjoy that level of competition that he brings. I wish I had gotten some more time to play exis and talk, but the days go by so quickly! @RetroSportsGamer - Tom, aka the RetroSportsGamer. Was great to meet you in person, and absolutely loved the stream you had set up for the tournament (looking forward to watching more). I encourage all to subscribe to his YouTube channel, he's keeping tabs on the retro scene! - The Retro Sports Gamer (YouTube link) @jer_33- Missed this guy at Vegas, so was awesome to catch up here in WI. Talked hockey, curling, Canada, and got to team up to go undefeated in 2v2 at night! We also may have been a part of establishing a 4 man record for NHL'96...TBD. @corbettkb - Texas Pachyderm! He was my main exi opponent going into the tournament and knew how dangerous he could be. Aside from '94 related talk (which is always great with fellow enthusiasts), it was just fun to hang out, drink some Spotted Cow beer, shoot the breeze. @Coffey - Rocking the Pat Verbeek Detroit Red Wings jersey, it was great to hang out and chat. Nice that you were able to just be a player/spectator for the first time without having to worry about streaming/production equipment! Amazing insights to Twin Galaxies history, and the fact that it was HE who started this whole '94 world record recognition on this site from this post. I'm looking forward to watching the new stream location for Settle It On The Screen (you should all check it out): https://www.twitch.tv/settleitonthescreen @Kevin Cabarello - Not exactly a '94 member specifically, Kevin is just a retro gamer who has been at all these events. First got to hang out with Kevin in Vegas and it was nice to see him again here! @smozoma - One of my personal '94 heroes, I was happy to see him make the trip from Canada for this event. Just like the rest of the guys I mentioned, I always appreciate the time hanging out during these events and rooting for my friends to win. Some amazing games vs AJ (both in SNES and Genesis), it was fun to watch. @Tyler Votaw - Turns out I played a test game with him a while back and now he's here for the '94 tournament! Was great to meet you and play some great '94 games all weekend. Also rocked some 2v2 and he may have been part of establishing a 4 man record for NHL'96...TBD. @LeifErikson - Sooo cool for Leif to bring that awesome NHL'94 themed cabinet to the tournament! I didn't even realize at first that the guy I was talking to wearing the '96 Penguins jersey was you! Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to play some exis or tournament matches against you, but I DID have to play Leif Jr. in my Genesis Round Robin play! Special shout out to Leif jr, who stopped what was supposed to be my 5th goal with an amazing manual goalie save in the 3rd, to keep me at 4-0! Kid is 10, btw; an awesome little dude who seemed to really be enjoying himself all day. Great again to see you guys there, I hope to be able to meet up again one day. THE REST - Great crowd overall! Nice to meet Moe Man and TheShield specifically, local players better known for their Tecmo prowess, but'94 players as well. We got to enjoy some cold ones after the festivities at the nearby sports bar. Okay...now the actual tournament. Loved the room full of CRT setups, there was enough systems to go around and keep things moving. @King of 94' WI kicking it off with the Canada and US national anthems was pretty damn cool. And Dan Rafferty playing the organ throughout the day was an 11 out of 10. Can't say enough how amazing that was. The music choices were fantastic, and if you were playing on the streamed game, Dan would do the Dragnet music on a penalty, etc. He was also having a good time, and it just created an amazing atmosphere for the opening of the games. Going into the SNES bracket, we knew none of the top SNES players were able to make the tournament (Bob K, Annatar, Jamil, etc) and it was likely going to be AJ and me going deep as we had the most SNES experience out of the group. I had gotten pretty good at SNES leading up to the Vegas tournament in September and I took over a team in Fall Classic to give me some more reps against the big dogs. Still, you never knew what was going to happen since a lot of Genesis skills transfer to SNES. Group play was a nice way to break the ice, but since we all made the brackets, I don't think much changed from group play to brackets. My bracket run was pretty uneventful to the finals (no disrespect to others). I did enjoy the semifinals vs Trojan when I ended up with the NJ Devils, put in Ken Daneyko, and had Arda and CoachMac doing the play by play. I got to play against Ken Daneyko in the Prudential Center on the jumbotron back in December thanks to Arda, so this was fun to put him in the game. AND he made the last two game winning checks to stave off Trojan's Montreal attack! Videos can be found here via the links that @jer_33 posted above. The big upset in the SNES bracket was smozoma taking out AngryJay93 in the quarterfinals. It went down to game 03 in a best of 03, Smozoma was leading by one goal in the 3rd period when AJ ties it with ONE SECOND LEFT! An amazing feat to tie the game. Smozoma keeps his composure and wins it in OT to complete the upset. Smozoma also took out corbettkb in the semis to face me in the finals. I had smozoma’s number on defense in our series, and with a little bit of luck, kept him scoreless in our two games to win the SNES championship. It felt great to win the tourney, but the focus was still on winning the Genesis brackets. Given the SNES tournament took longer than anticipated, we went straight into the Genesis tournament. We also had some unexpected drops, so in an attempt to quickly re-seed everybody, Trojan ran a 3 game swiss-style round robin. I think the intention was good, but ended up with some different-than-expected seeds. My first match was against EA! Having just played about 4-5 hours of SNES, EA was one of the last guys I wanted to play my first Genesis match against. Knowing that it was just for seeding purposes (can’t be eliminated) made me feel slightly better, but it was very tough. We played back and forth for 2 periods, and I pulled away slightly in the 3rd to win by 2. I think the final was something crazy like 8-6 or 9-7. We picked Vancouver Calgary, I believe. My 2nd swiss opponent was none other than CoachMac! Another ‘94 veteran who (by his own admission) was playing better than ever. I won the toss and chose New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Coach decides to roll with the Capitals. After about 1 minute of play I realize that I have a major cold team/momentum/disadvantage/whatever going and it doesn’t seem to be changing. I went down 2-0 early and said “I’m probably not going to win this game”. Coach was playing extremely patient, not making any silly mistakes with the goalie. I couldn’t complete a pass to Hogue, and Turgeon’s slappers looked like he was using a foam stick to shoot the puck, so I continued struggling go get anything going. If I remember correctly, we were in the 3rd period knotted up at 5, when Coach wristed one past Healy to go up by 1 with about 1 minute left. I threw everything I had at the end, but Coach held me off to go 2-0 in his swiss RR and I was now 1-1, with a low goal differential. I knew then that the brackets were going to be strange, with me going 1-1 and EA (likely) 1-1 as well. My 3rd and final opponent was Brock, aka LeifErikson jr, who was 10 years old. I wanted to win 5-0, and before I knew it we were in the 3rd period with about a minute to go and I was up only 4-0 (we had a good conversation about RoBlox). I thought I had a sure one-timer, but he manuals to make quite a great save! It was truly fun to play, and fun to chat with him, I sure hope he enjoyed his time at the tourney. SO, as expected, we had some surprise seeds in the bracket. The first thing I noticed is that I was the 11th seed, playing the number 6 seed, who was none other than CoachMac! Well, having just lost to him a few minutes ago, I knew I needed to wake up quickly! Luckily I downed a large coffee a few minutes ago and it started kicking in. Our games were on the main FB stream, so the replays should be available. Coach, as the higher seed, picked MTL and NYR to start, and I unexpectedly chose MTL, not giving Patrick Roy to Coach. I went up 8-0 and Coach put in the NYR enforcers at the end to knock some of those Canadiens around, but survived and gave Roy the shutout. I chose two high powered teams in Buffalo and Vancouver for game 02, and took out my friend in the round of 16. It never feels good, but Coach always has fun and also put in the May Day line for Buffalo to send a message to those pesky Canucks in the 3rd period! Ggs Coach, I always root for you at these tournies, but two times now I had to be the one to knock you out. Meanwhile, in the “bracket from hell”, EA ended up as the 16th seed and had to face the #1 seed AJ in the opening round of 16! To me, this should have been a featured matchup, but it wasn’t on the streams. They had started playing their first game during my matchup with Coach, so I caught the end of their first match where AJ won 4-1 using Edmonton vs Philly. I scrambled to get my phone and realized that I could stream directly from my phone on Twitch, so I managed to snag the 3rd period between their 2nd game, AJ using Dallas and EA Calgary. https://youtu.be/ilSn3hLPWIw Really wish we had captured this one more, that was high level ‘94. AJ wins 3-1, the one goal I captured was a deflected pass into a goal, so tight defense on both sides there. Things were moving quickly, so my next opponent was corbettkb, which was the quarterfinal match. I was anticipating playing him in semis or finals, but the way it shook out we were set to duel now. I had played a bunch of exhibition games online vs corbettkb leading up to the tournament and knew he could win 2 out of 3 against me. He's done it before, and in general he is very tough to beat. He was the higher seed and chose Florida vs San Jose. I took San Jose as I felt they were better skilled than Florida, if ever so slightly. We played a pretty tight match, a bounce here or there and things could have been different, but I took the first game 3-1. The second game I chose Toronto and Dallas. I was pretty sure corbettkb would take Dallas, and I was okay with that. For some reason I do very well with Toronto, even though I don’t particularly like the makeup of the team. And if he went with Toronto, I was happy to fly with Russ and Modano. I don’t remember the score, but I don’t think it was a particularly close game. We have 1 period on stream before Facebook cutoff at the 4 hour mark, and I was very fortunate to have Potvin make a stop late in the 1st to be up 2-0. Always good games vs. corbettkb, another guy I’d always root for if he wasn’t playing me! Because things had to move along quickly, I played TheShield in the semifinals at the same time that smozoma was playing AJ. I had wanted to watch that match, especially after smozoma took AJ out in SNES, but was only able to catch the end of the game. Meanwhile TheShield was the higher seed, so he chose Florida vs Ottawa. I generally don’t like these matchups, but went with Florida to have the use of Gord Murphy. Now, TheShield was definitely the beneficiary of the swiss group play, making it to the semis. He’s a great dude, great Tecmo player, but not known for his ‘94. I took game 01 10-2. I chose Boston vs LA for game 02, and TheShield took the Kings. He scored the first goal, but I ended up winning that game 9-2, cruising to the finals. I caught the end of the smozoma/AJ game 02, where AJ won 4-0 with SJ over Florida. I will watch those matches on The Retro Sports Gamer YouTube stream sometime soon. Anyway, AJ was battling some food poisoning from something he ate earlier, so I wasn’t entirely sure he was going to be able to play. That dude popped an Advil and said “let’s go”, and we were set for the rematch from Vegas just a few months earlier. I was definitely excited and nervous; AJ was going to be the toughest guy I faced all night, and he beat me 4 straight the last time we met! As usual with a finals game, we had a good crowd around us, with Arda and Trojan calling the game. AJ was the higher seed, so he started things off with a Quebec vs Montreal game. Now, I don’t like either of these teams in particular, but I felt that Montreal was the stronger of the two teams, and I LOVE having Roy in net. However, I really don’t like using Montreal. Plus, nothing is by accident with AJ. Having thought about it for what seemed like forever, I went with Montreal. I honestly don’t remember much of the game. I remember winning, and it was close as always, but not VERY close. I have to go back and watch the game footage. Game 02 I decided to go with Vancouver and Buffalo, same as I did vs. Coach. My thought here was to “out-offense” AJ, if possible. I love both these teams, and was hoping for Vancouver. I don’t think I’ve lost with Vancouver in a live event. However, AJ took Vancouver, which was fine because Buffalo is a pretty high powered team as well and I could cause a lot of damage with Mogs. Shmelik/Bodger would be a good CB defensive pair against those high-flying Canucks, however, I couldn’t take Svoboda out of the game. I had every intention, but when the edit lines came up, I just left him there. Again, I was going to focus more on the offense, so maybe I didn’t want to overthink the defense. All I remember from this game was exchanging goals back and forth all the way through, but never being able to take the lead. I threw the kitchen sink, including making a bunch of ridiculous pass shots to keep up. Most notably one late pass shot by 89 that even I was surprised went in, lol. Nonetheless, AJ “out-offensed” me in this one, winning 7-6. Coin flip and I win. My strategy from game 02 didn’t necessarily work (or really fail), and I thought it’d be exciting to continue with high powered teams again. This time I go with Chicago and Detroit. I wanted Chicago here, having just played a Classic season with them I was most comfortable, and the best matchup with Chicago in case AJ went with them was Detroit (I wanted to leave Buffalo and Vancouver off as we just used them). AJ immediately picked Detroit, and I was good with that. I LOVE Smith/Chelios/Belfour on D, and figured I could pick apart Cheveldae with JR. I sub in Rutuu for some more defense. I mean, what’s not to love about Chicago lineup? Plus I was home, in case there was some home ice benefits. However, in exchange for that deal I had to arm AJ with Yzerman, Fedorov, Dino, and Coffey. Yikes, here we go. I remember scoring 2 quick goals early, and I honestly felt like AJ was struggling at the beginning of this game. It’s hard enough mentally to play at a high level, and to be dealing with any stomach issue, no matter how small, will throw you off. Well, any sympathy I felt for AJ stopped once he knocked JR out for the game somewhere early in the 1st period! Chicago’s forwards severely drop off after JR, so I really remember thinking I had to rely on my defense. But damn, AJ had arguably the most potent offense out there! I don’t remember much else until the end of the 2nd period. I was up 5-1, and I remember thinking I have a 4 goal lead with one period to go, with a solid D...just focus. Weeellllllll, AJ had something to say about that. He came out in the 3rd on fire, relentlessly pushing and being much more aggressive on defense, and I remember he scored 3 unanswered early and I was reeling. I wasn’t panicked, because I knew this was possible, but man I felt a whole lot better 2 minutes earlier! The crowd was screaming at the comeback, and it was an electrifying atmosphere. I felt the pressure mounting as I was trying to hold onto my lead, and really unable to muster anything offensively as AJ was stifling my attempts. I scored a late goal to seal the deal at 6-4, in a thrilling finish to a tournament. Always the class act at these live events, AJ let me know “I earned that one”, which I appreciated. I was very happy to win the tournament, obviously, and glad that the games ended up being exciting. We shutdown rather quickly afterwards as we were over our time at the venue, went to local watering hole to have a few drinks. Ended the night playing some 2v2 at the hotel, watching the gold medal Olympic match OT between Russia/Germany, and finally trying to set a ‘96 4-man world record, which was hilarious because none of knew how to play, stay onside, or score. I am looking forward to watching some of that footage from both streams and thinking ahead to the next tournament, which will likely be the one I run with Chaos and Evan in Long Island in August. Thanks again for an awesome live tournament, and especially to all the good buds who took the time, money, effort to make it out last weekend. Cheers!
  11. 5 points
    When I find some time, I'd like to post the match-ups recorded on the streams for future reference. Also want to mention that I really like to look of Tom's stream, the retro design looks awesome. Brackets: Challonge (SNES Bracket) [link] Challonge (SEGA Swiss) [link] Challonge (SEGA Bracket) [link] Streams: Retro Sports Gamer Channel - Youtube - (SNES) [link] 0:02:40 - Matt S. @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game PIT@LAK) [link] 0:15:34 - @angryjay93 @ Tom S. (SNES - Round Robin Game DET@CHI) [link] 0:30:14 - @angryjay93 @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game NJD@EDM) [link] 0:44:35 - Tom S. @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game LAK@CHI) [link] 0:56:00 - @angryjay93 @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game SJS@TBY) [link] 1:09:21 - @Green Majik @ Tom S. (SNES - Round Robin Game DET@PIT) [link] 1:22:52 - @Green Majik @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game WSH@PHI) [link] 1:41:38 - Tom S. @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game STL@WPG) [link] 2:50:39 - @Green Majik @ Chewy (SNES - Exi DAL@CHI) [link] 3:13:20 - Chewy @ @jer_33 (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 QUE@VAN) [link] 3:24:54 - @jer_33 @ Chewy (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 BUF@CGY) [link] 3:55:48 - @Green Majik @ @Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 16 Game 1 WPG@CGY) [link] 4:12:18 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round of 16 Game 2 SJS@TBY) [link] 4:27:45 - @kevincabarello @ @Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 8 Game 1 STL@HFD) [link] 4:41:20 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @kevincabarello (SNES - Round of 8 Game 2 NYR@DET) [link] 5:05:27 - @smozoma @ @corbettkb (SNES - Semifinals Game 1 VAN@BUF * bonus OT period) [link] 5:23:11 - @corbettkb @ @smozoma (SNES - Semifinals Game 2 BOS@LAK) [link] True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SNES Bracket) [link] 0:19:00 - coachmac / kevincabarello (DET@CHI) 2:06:00 - Arda O. @ Graham T. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 LAK@CGY) 2:18:24 - Graham T. @ Arda O. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 CHI@BUF) 2:28:25 - Matt S. @@Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 SJS@ANH) 2:40:00 -@Edge of 94' WI @ Matt S. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 SJS@ANH) 3:08:00 - @CoachMac @ @jer_33 (SNES - Round of 16 Game 1 MTL@EDM) 3:20:40 - @jer_33 @ @CoachMac (SNES - Round of 16 Game 2 BOS@DET) 3:36:14 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SNES - Round of 8 Game 1 CGY@CHI *3rd per. audio only) 3:48:00 - @angryjay93 @ @smozoma (SNES - Round of 8 Game 2 PIT@BOS *audio only) 3:59:00 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SNES - Round of 8 Game 3 VAN@WPG *brief audio) True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SNES Finals - SEGA Swiss) [link] 0:42:00 - @smozoma @ @kingraph (SNES Finals Game 1 BUF@CHI) 0:56:30 - @kingraph @ @smozoma (SNES Finals Game 2 NJD@HFD) 1:40:00 - @jer_33 @ Moe Man (SEGA - Swiss Round 1 DAL@WSH) 1:56:00 - @King of 94' WI @ @Green Majik (SEGA - Swiss Round 2 DAL@NYR) 2:22:55 - Moe Man @ @LeifErikson (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 BUF@LAK) 2:35:00 - @Green Majik @ @Coffey (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 LAK@DET) 2:55:00 - @kingraph @ @CoachMac (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 MTL@NYR) 3:08:30 - @CoachMac @ @kingraph (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 BUF@VAN) 3:41:20 - @kingraph @ @corbettkb (SEGA - Round of 8 Game 1 SJS@FLA) 3:56:00 - @corbettkb @ @kingraph (SEGA - Round of 8 Game 2 DAL@TOR *1st per. only) Retro Sports Gamer Channel - Youtube - (SEGA) [link] 0:01:48 - @kevincabarello @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 1 CHI@PIT) [link] 0:21:00 - Chewy @ @angryjay93(SEGA - Swiss Round 2 PIT@STL) [link] 0:35:10 - Carter @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 2 CHI@DET) [link] 0:50:21 - Chris K. @ Graham (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 CGY@BOS) [link] 1:03:55 - @jer_33 @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 LAK@PIT) [link] 1:22:40 - @Coffey @ @kevincabarello (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 DAL@QUE) [link] 1:34:14 - @kevincabarello @ @Coffey (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 DET@LAK) [link] 1:47:54 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @smozoma (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 BOS@DAL) [link] 1:59:24 - @smozoma @ @Edge of 94' WI (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 EDM@TOR) [link] 2:09:46 - @smozoma @ @Edge of 94' WI (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 3 MTL@CGY) [link] 2:25:26 - @kevincabarello @ @smozoma (SEGA - Round of 8 game 1 DET@VAN) [link] 2:39:11 - @smozoma @ @kevincabarello (SEGA - Round of 8 game 1 DAL@LAK * bonus OT period) [link] 3:15:30 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Semifinals Game 1 DET@VAN) [link] 3:26:29 - @angryjay93 @ @smozoma (SEGA - Semifinals Game 2 SJS@FLA) [link] 3:42:09 - @smozoma @ The SHield (SEGA - Battle for 3rd Place NJD@HFD) [link] KingraphNHL94 - Youtube (SEGA) [link] 0:00:00 - @angryjay93 @ @IAmFleury'sHipCheck (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 CGY@DAL *3rd per. only) True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SEGA Bracket) [link] 0:00:00 - @kingraph @ The SHield (SEGA - Semifinals Game 1 FLA@OTT *missing 1st per.) 0:05:33 - The SHield @ @kingraph (SEGA - Semifinals Game 2 LAK@BOS) 0:38:00 - @kingraph @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Finals Game 1 MTL@QUE) 0:50:20 - @angryjay93 @ @kingraph (SEGA - Finals Game 2 VAN@BUF) 1:03:00 - @kingraph @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Finals Game 3 DET@CHI) BONUS FEATURES Tom the Retro Gamer interviews @smozoma [link]
  12. 5 points
    After 10 years of waiting, the 90s are coming soon.
  13. 5 points
    What an amazing experience for Raph! Awesome buddy!
  14. 5 points
    The Matchup Quetzalcoatlus - #1 Detroit Regular Season: 21-10 Playoffs: #8 Vancouver (4-0), #5 Dallas (4-1) AdamWoodrow - #6 Calgary Regular season: 16-19 Playoffs: #3 Boston (4-1), #7 Montreal (4-2) Games 1-4 Recap Calgary won a back-and-forth Game 1 in Detroit. Down 2-1 going into the 3rd, Calgary scored three unanswered, two with less than a minute remaining, and won 3-2. Game 2 continued the back-and-forth. Detroit led by one going into the third, but Calgary was able to tie it up early. A scramble around the net with two minutes remaining left the Detroit net wide open, but Al MacInnis fired wide. Calgary was then called for a penalty, which Detroit immediately took advantage of, and added one more for good measure. Final score, 6-4 Detroit. Games 3 and 4 in Calgary were both tilted in Calgary's favor. Calgary won Game 3 6-2 and Game 4 6-3. Both games were tilted in favor of Calgary. In both games, Calgary jumped to early leads, never looked back, and clamped down defensively. (Calgary coach perspective) Being up 3-1 didn't matter to me. Q won the regular season series 3-1, plus, his manual goalie is so good. I knew it was entirely possible that he could reel off three straight. I felt good about my defense and thought I might be able to shut him down one final time. Game 5 Back in Detroit for Game 5, the Red Wings were in a do-or-die situation. This time, though, the Wings took the early lead; one goal from Steve Yzerman and the other shorthanded from Sergei Fedorov. But, three late penalties, one to Yzerman, put Detroit's back against the wall as the period came to a close. The defense was tight in this one with both teams only having two shots in the period. Lucky for Detroit, both found the back of the net. (Calgary coach perspective) With Yzerman in the box, I knew this was the chance I needed. Yzerman was smoking me in the dot all series long. Finally, a couple of draws without him. Calgary came out blazing to start the second and got an early power play goal from Gary Suter. Unable to capitalize on the remaining power play time, Calgary continued the pressure, but Detroit was ready. Throughout the period, the ice remained titled in Calgary's favor. They won the 50-50 puck battles, and successfully poke checked Detroit's top players all period long. Detroit finished with zero shots, while Calgary put up five. As they entered the third, Calgary continued the pressure on offense and defense. Each time Detroit readied a shot, Calgary was there for a poke. Then, finally, at 3:03 Calgary got the tying goal from Theoren Fleury. He spent most of the game throwing his body around, and his relentless work finally paid off. As the seconds ticked away, overtime was looking like a possibility. But, with 35 seconds left, Al MacInnis came flying down the right side of the ice with one defender closely on his tail. Calgary was looking for the center-drive one-timer, but Detroit was ready. Only this time, while defending the pass, the puck ricocheted off of the Detroit defender and through Tim Cheveldae! Calgary was up 3-2 with 35 seconds remaining! (Calgary coach perspective) I hate own goals and definitely didn't want to win that way. I didn't want to celebrate because in this league anyone can score off the face-off in under ten seconds. Detroit didn't even flinch. They regrouped quickly, Dino Ciccarelli won the ensuing face-off, took it to the net and scored! Eight seconds later it was 3-3 with 28 seconds remaining! What a battle. Both teams traded the puck back-and-forth for the remainder of the third period. Overtime we go. Calgary won the first faceoff in overtime and immediately went to the attack zone. Shortly after, the guy who tied the game for Detroit in the 3rd, Dino, took a costly penalty that led to a penalty shot for Gary Roberts. A penalty shot in overtime! (Calgary coach perspective) I've been horrible at penalty shots both ways all season. I didn't have much faith because Q is one of the best manual goalies I played against this season. The whistle blew, and Roberts took off down the middle of the ice with speed. At the dots, Roberts came to a halt anticipating Chevldae to make the first move, but instead, he held his spot. In a stand-off that felt like an eternity, neither player budged. Chelveldae eventually made his move, but just as Roberts shoulder-faked and buried his forehand into the back of the net to win the championship! (Calgary coach perspective) My only hope was to get Q to make the first move. Once he didn't, I was kinda stuck because I had no momentum. Luckily for me, I made my move just as he moved, so I was able to deke around him and end it. What an amazing ending and series! Series by the Numbers After ripping 11 and 13 shots in Games 1 and 2 respectively, Detroit struggled to get shots on net in Games 3-5. In Game 5 alone, they were held to just five. Detroit's biggest advantage was in the face-off circle winning 63% of the draws. C-Checks were a push. In Game 2, Calgary doubled up Detroit, but Detroit flipped the script in Game 3. Games 1, 4, and 5 were roughly a 50/50 split. Nik Lidstrom led Detroit with 32, Theoren Fleury had 28. Gary Roberts led the series in scoring with ten goals and three assists, followed by teammate Thereon Fleury with six goals and five assists. Stevey Y led Detroit in scoring, getting nine points (five goals, four assists) while Sergei Fedorov finished with five goals and two assists for seven points.
  15. 5 points
    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!
  16. 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!
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 4 points
    Got home today around 5:30pm, spent an extra night in Minneapolis on the way home and watched the Wild/Sharks game Sunday night. Just wanted to say thanks to Troy @King of 94' WI for setting up this weekend, we had a really great time and played a lot of NHL94 from Friday evening exis, to a full day Saturday. The venue (Edge VR) was just about perfect IMO - basically next door to the hotel, and within walking distance of anything you needed including the airport (ask @CoachMac and @angryjay93). In the end I played 18 tournament games on Saturday between SNES (10 games) and Sega (8 games), making the Quarterfinals on both systems. Big thanks to @corbettkb for sharing his cheatsheet for SNES, and @CoachMac for bringing the sheets for Genesis. I was lucky to play a good number of games on the streams which was fun, but the highlight would have to be the series vs/ @CoachMac on SNES on Facebook Live - True Game Fans Network starting around 3:08:00. We had Arda calling the play, and the organ playing along to our goals and penalties. The OT winner in game 1 was SEXY! On Genesis I had a game vs. Tom -The Retro Sports Gamer which was called by @kingraph, streamed on Youtube - The Retro Sports Gamer. Best series was vs. @LeifErikson, without question, a tense 3 game set that I really wish was recorded somewhere. He picked the match-ups in games 1 and 3, looking to get his home Kings in both games by giving up the Wings and Hawks as visitors. The other game I got to play my Leafs vs. the Bruins. Great to hang out with the forum guys who attended, and enjoyed meeting all of the players in my groups. Cheers guys, and looking forward to attending another tournament in the future.
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    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!
  23. 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
  24. 4 points
    The access to competitive NHL '94 has to involve or it will die out. Emulators and desktop/laptop are dying as well. I haven't played a single game of NHL '94 online. So I'm no expert on that process but until you can play NHL '94 on a tablet or phone (with a USB controller or keyboard) you will, of course, see a decline. I have tons of experience with network television and there biggest threat and what will kill them, in the end, is streaming services (NETFLIX). In a way, NHL94.com has the same problem. What worked for to play 94 five to ten years ago is becoming obsolete. There are thousands of people out there that want to play NHL '94 but the access is limited as you have to have computer knowledge to play. If this game was on the PlayStation network and playable though modern consoles, you would have almost unlimited competition and the talent of players would be insane. So the answer might be as simple as to convince EA Sports to re-release the game online. A simple www.change.org might be all that it takes to get the puck rolling. This might sound stupid at first but at least this is a free option. It's not the game that's dying its the medium at which its played on. Resist, M
  25. 4 points
    Interesting note on the title screen. The screen is 32 x 28 tiles, which means a fully decompressed image would be 896 tiles. However, the game has 1,013 tiles stored in the image! I've confirmed that over 120+ tiles are not used in the title image, which means decompressing the image actually saves a ton of room on the ROM! The extra tiles look to be the NHL Shield and NHLPA logo. My guess is originally they wanted the shield and NHLPA logo to "fly in" as an overlay like it does in '94, but due to whatever reason (graphic constraints?), they just stuck directly on the picture. Anyway, graphic edits are more fun, so I'm playing with those now.