The Sauce

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About The Sauce

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    Cheesy pick up line and cheap drinks

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    Hockey, football, drumming, beer, words with friends, meaningless factoids, good grammar, clean underwear, 42, tacos and hiking/nature walking.

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  1. It's awesome that they are bringing them back as I always thought they were underrated jerseys. Not sold on the gold vs yellow. Looks too much like what Vegas has done and I feel like the yellow pops more. I guess I'm too much of a purest. I heard rumor (keyword - "rumor") that the Hurricanes may do something to honor the Whalers history in the near future. I'm not sure if the can use the W logo but even if they used their own and swapped out red/black with green/blue/white for a game, that would be great! More teams need to do this... was so happy when the Flames brought back the '89 era jerseys (as 3rds) and that the Pens returned to their classic black/yellow.
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    NHL 2019 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM

    Thanks! Of course, I release it and a day later, Carolina trades Jeff Skinner to Buffalo. Lol I made the update on my own version. I’m not going to do a re-release right now as it’s been rumored (for quite some time) that MTL is trying to trade Pacioretty, OTT is trying to trade Karlsson and CAR may trade Justin Faulk. Plus, who knows what FAs may still sign somewhere prior to training camp.
  3. Hi Everyone! So August, to many NHL fans, is the most boring month of the year. Not much, if anything happens for the sport. The NHL world is still waiting for OTT to finally trade Erik Karlsson as rumored for months and months. Who knows when that will finally happen. That said, in honor of a boring month of low activity, I am releasing an NHL19 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM. Much of the details of my 2018 ROM carries over to this version (see "Another NHL 2018 ROM" for additional details of that ROM). The rosters, as far as big trades and signings, over the last couple of months, are up to date as of today. Tavares on TOR, Kovalchuk on LA, O’Reilly (STL), etc. If I missed any notable ones, feel free to let me know. Many promising prospects, projected as having a legit chance of making their team’s opening night roster, are in the game. They include guys like Rasmus Dahlin (BUF), Casey Mittelstadt (BUF), Andrei Svechnikov (CAR), Filip Zadina (DET), Michael Rasmusson (DET), Kailer Yamamoto (EDM), Evan Bouchard (EDM), Dylan Sikura (CHI), Miro Heiskanen (DAL), Robert Thomas (STL), Ander Bjork (BOS), Gabriel Vilardi (LA), Filip Chytil (NYR), Lias Andersson (NYR), Elias Pettersson (VAN) and many more. I have also added several recent European signings (Par Lindholm-TOR, Jan Kovar-NYI & Bogdan Kiselevich-FLA to name a few). I did get some insight on them via scouting reports. The different lines and D pairings, playable per team, are early projections. In some cases, like Toronto, it is what the coach (Babcock) stated he’d like to try at the beginning. In other cases, it is a best guess subject to changes. The NLC lines and related pics are those I felt fit best. Some player portraits have been updated. A lot of the new jersey numbers are confirmed. Teams like ARZ, BUF, CGY, CAR, DAL, MIN, PHL, PIT, STL and TOR have confirmed them on their websites. In other cases, if a new number has not been confirmed, I used a number the player wore on another team or in the AHL/JRs./College. Just as long as it was not retired by their new team. Jack Eichel and Jack Roslovic have confirmed they are switching to new numbers this year so they are updated. Some teams, this year, are trying forwards at new positions in camp. Perfect example, CAR has confirmed they will try Sebastian Aho at center on the top line. He played some, at that position, at the end of the last season. Lastly, I have created a new Prospects Team (as the 32nd team). These are the early projected stars of next year’s draft. It’s forgone that Jack Hughes is going number one overall. The kid is awesome! It will be a draft filled with promising centers/wings like Alex Turcotte, Alex Newhook, Kappo Kakko, Dylan Cozens and Peyton Krebs to name a few. I did my best to get them correct (or close to) in attributes by using several scouting reports as I did for the 2018 Prospects. Some could be slightly off as I am still learning more about them. If so, I'll update them at a later time (as well as the prospects listed if some rise or fall in value). As always, feedback is welcome. Think of it as a pre-season edition as I will release a final start-of-the-season version in October (much like Skip/Slapshot & Naples39 do). I’ll likely, in October, do another 3v3 version to accompany it. For now, enjoy! NHL94 2019 Way Too Early
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    3 on 3 Arena

    Nice job!
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    NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    Hi all! Special thanks to @seamor who was able to help me with figuring out how to make this ROM have lines that could be edited within the game's "line editor". You can now edit all lines within the game as well as NOSE. This can be done with NLC turned on or manual/auto line changes turned on. No more freezing!!! PP units play as 4v3 in this ROM. NOTE: With the two PP lines, per team, you will not be able to edit the left point position in the game line editor. The hex coding had to be written so that only 3 players show per line. The left point has to be edited in NOSE. However, you can edit the right point on either PP unit. If you change that player, in the game line editor, to be the player who is already on the left point, it simply swaps them within the game. E.g - With WSH, Ovie is the left point and Carlson is the right point on the 1st PP unit. In the game, if you change the right point to be Ovie, the left point will automatically become Carlson. If you change Carlson (right point) to be someone other than Ovie, he will remain as the left point on PP1. Once a PP is over, the teams will skate 4v4 until the whistle blows. Unfortunately, if your team has two guys in the penalty box, it will become a 4v2 PP until PP time is up. This is a game limitation that I cannot correct. So, try not to take too many penalties at one time. I made most penalties a minute in length for this particular ROM. Of course, if you play with no penalties turned on then this doesn't matter. Per Slapshot67's feedback, I changed the team select menu teams to now be VGK & WSH in honor of the upcoming SCF. The game will still freeze on the Doc Emrick (formerly Ron Barr) page if you cycle the player portraits. This only happens on this ROM (not my 5v5 version). The ROM update is v4. Feedback, as always, is welcome. If you notice any bugs (besides the known WPG freeze bug or those mentioned above), please let me know. Enjoy!
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    NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    If you can PM me the 30 team file that you did, I'll take a look at it and see if I can figure out why it is not working on my 32 team rom. Perhaps, by comparing them, I may be able to figure out what's going on.
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    NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    I believe that coding solution was written for a 28 or 30 team rom (the instructions were in 2010 which believe was before the 32 team rom came out). I say this because I downloaded the original 3-on-3 ROM released on this site in 2009. It is a 28 team rom (as I couldn't locate a 30 or 32 team 3v3 rom) and does allow you to change out players on a line. When I mimicked it's hex coding, it still got freezing. I then played around with the hex coding based on the link that you posted, for crashing lines, and it doesn't appear to fix the freezing or inability to change out players on a line for a 32 team rom. I tried a couple different hex edits and didn't get the desired results. Who knows...maybe I skipped something? As it stands now, my rom can still be line edited in NOSE. Just, not within the game itself. I'll continue to play around with it and see if anything can be done.
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    NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    Just got around to updating the 3-on-3 ROM with the latest updates made to my 5-on-5 ROM. This includes Slapshot's recent catch on the home team bench carpet color issue for 3 teams. It has been fixed like the 5-on-5 version. See the rest of the notes regarding this ROM in the OP above. This file is v3.
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    Another NHL 2018 ROM

    My bad...the center ice logos that I fixed didn't take... that said, it's now fixed and what is attached is good to go.
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    Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Thanks for the feedback and more importantly, the catch on the skate blades. It only affected 3 teams. I fixed all three and in turn, their center ice logos (as best I could). I didn't know it affected the carpet as I don't usually play with one of those teams. As you may have guessed, I tweaked some of the blades to get that color into the center ice logo swatch. I figured, you don't notice the blades during game play and it would add a color not in the uniforms. Oh well...good lesson learned. Thanks for the heads up! Updated version is now posted. The EA logo will remain as I kinda like it (feels old school which I like). Anyone can remove/change it if they want use this ROM and it bothers them. It's all good. I am actually working on a new scoreboard logo but it wouldn't be for this ROM. Perhaps, for next years version. Gotta live with it for a while before I decide... I'll change the menu team select next season.
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    Another NHL 2018 ROM

    So, I recently received some good feedback/suggestions from some folks that I know, and turned on to his great game. I made some edits to skating speed and/or agility for many players...changed up some special teams...made a couple of jersey tweaks. I also made it so none of the forwards have a D-awareness rating above 4 (Bergeron, Kopitar, Couturier, Barkov, etc. all have a 4). I was seeing too much checking and aggressiveness in 5-7 minutes periods (for my taste). Those with higher checking ratings still check as expected but not like before. It's a little "dialed back" and I have been liking the results which includes less injuries. Anywho, I may have done a few other tweaks that are just escaping my mind right now. I have been doing some beta testing, on the skating updates, by playing and simming. I've liked what I have seen for the most part. That said, with travel plans coming up and the season nearing an end, this will be my final update to this roster. I'm looking forward to next years season of roster updating now that I have found some settings/edits that I actually like... If you download this version (v3.1)...enjoy! If you downloaded any prior versions, I hope that you liked them. Feedback is always welcome!
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    Out of play but not???

    Thats really strange. Whats more is, the puck turned radioactive at the moment it crossed over to the audience side. If you look close, it omits a flash. Either that, or I’m stoned. Lol
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    What Nhl Jerseys Do You Have?

    LOL... I did briefly have a "Shanghai Special" Zuccarello jersey that came to me with the wrong number font. It was the correct number but I guess they thought they could send me something unofficial for the font type. Luckily, I got my money back. Although, it was a struggle. Your Sakic jersey sounds awesome! He was one of my favs back in the day. You should just get the fleur-de-lis patched/sown up as that's a classic. My wishlist is a 1989 Flames (away jersey - love those colors) for MacInnis, a Steve Yzerman jersey, a Brett Hull Blues jersey, a Mike Modano North Stars jersey, a Whalers jersey (likely blank as I don't have a fav from that team), a Joe Sakic Nords jersey (likely the same as yours), another Messier Rangers jersey and a Dom. Hasek Sabres jersey. And perhaps, a Ron Tugnutt jersey. I'm not a fan of his... just the greatest hockey name ever! LOL! My wife has a blank Rangers jersey. Her rationale is that every time she gets a jersey, for any sport, that player usually gets traded.
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    What Nhl Jerseys Do You Have?

    *1994 CCM Brian Leetch Home Jersey with Stanley Cup Patches (my fav all time player) *Henrik Lundqvist Reebok Home Jersey (circa 2010 I believe) *Ryan McDonagh Reebok Home Jersey (circa 2014 I believe) *Charlestown Chiefs Jersey (no player). Never ceases to amaze me that whenever I wear it to any hockey game, someone comes over and yells out "Hey Hanarhan" or imitates the Denis Lemieux interview. Had a 90s CCM Messier jersey but ripped it and it is no more. Would like to get some jerseys from the late 80s/early 90s. Maybe one day...
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    Best NHL Season

    Sorta apropos that your 666th post is this one... pure evil to remind Leafs fans of their curse. LOL The seconds looks like a phone number!