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  1. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    I actually have 5 versions of it saved for that very reason. Here's the last version, of it, that I posted here... If you could add the patch to it, you sir, win the internet! Thanks for offering to assist. When I add the patch, it messes up the game/rink graphics. If you able to fix them, then you are "da man!" And, I may name my 1st kid Slapshot! If you want me to PM it, please let me know.
  2. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    True, but I didn't edit his ROM... I edited yours/Skips which doesn't have the sprite patch. I give you a shout out in the game scrolling credits as well as the post on this site. It's when I add it to your 2018 version that the problem occurs. I'm looking for some advice on how to overcome it as there are no searchable instructions. I believe he may have started with your 32 team ROM as well and then added the patch. Just guessing...
  3. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    Hey @naples39 (or anyone else who may know the answer) now that I have the sprite patch/hack, when I apply it, it messes up the trapezoid, some bench graphics (back up goalie in particular) and the glass behind the goalies. I have seen this mentioned before, on this site, but no definitive remedy. As you were able to overcome it, I am hoping that you could pass along some wisdom and point me in the right direction. How did you overcome/fix it, on you 32 team ROM? Did you fix it in TM, TileLayer, Hex or did you have another IPS patch that fixes it? Any insight is appreciated. I have been able to research and figure out most things but this one threw me a curve. Thanks, in advance, duder!
  4. A bit of a odd question but, does anyone know how to change the font color used for the Main Title page credits? These are the scrolling credits regarding EA and developers and whatnot for the game. I did a search but couldn't find any posts. Any help is greatly appreciated! I am attaching a screen of the ROM I recently created so you know which credits/font I am referring to above.
  5. Changing Font Colors

    Just tried it out and it worked. Thanks again for "the assist".
  6. Changing Font Colors

    Cool! Thanks @kingraph! I'll give it a try.
  7. NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    It's funny, whenever I use one of my ROMs to play against friends, they seem to prefer the 3-on-3 version more the 5-on-5. Maybe it is more fun as it certainly has more scoring on average. I'm not a fan of 3-on-3 so a seldom play it. But, to each their own. I did update this ROM much like my 5-on-5 version. If someone ever wanted to use it for a league, that would be cool. Then, maybe, I'd be more into it. LOL I updated this roster (now named v1.1) to include some missing players who I noticed playing in the playoffs. These include Greenway and Soucy for MIN, Fehr for SJ, Johnsson for TOR and Donato for Boston. I didn't add them to the lines as I'll let those interested in having true playoff lines do so. I also lowered the OVR team ratings for all teams. I noticed it does affect gameplay. Scoring was up a slight bit in games that I played and simmed. I based it around how the original/classic game was designed. I also made all teams a 4 for OFF and DEF as well as "average" for PP and PK. This way, it relies on player skill and who's hot or not for success or fail. Cheers!
  8. NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    Hi Everyone! So, I took my recently released NHL94 "2018 edition" ROM and converted it to 3-on-3 play. It's basically the same ROM with a couple notable changes/updates. Here's what's different from my other ROM: * When playing with line changes, the CPU gets the lines wrong. I'm not sure why. The CPU treats the CHK line as the #1 scoring line. The #1 scoring line is treated like the second scoring line. And, in turn, the 2nd scoring line is treated as a checking line. That said, I re-ordered them in NOSE. The CHK line will default to start each game (and see the most ice time unless you do manual changes) but, it will contain the #1 players (Crosby, McDavid, Ovechkin, Doughty, E. Karlsson, etc.). Keep this in mind whether you do auto or manual line changes. If you use NLC, it's a non-issue as that will default the NLC line. * The PP lines will have 4 skaters to have a man advantage. If your team gets two men in the penalty box, unfortunately, it will be a 4-on-2. Can't do anything about that...the good news is, penalties, in this ROM, are only a minute in length (unlike the normal 2:00 length used in my 5-on-5 ROM). * Line combos/pairings are "best guess" in some cases. I did my best to figure out many of them by checking OT boxes score info or from what I remember seeing in person. Many are accurate (e.g - Couturier with Konecny & Provorov which was very successful this year). PP and PK combos are all guesses based on the personnel used for 5 on 4 powerplays. * Skater speed has been increased by 1 for all D and FWDs for this particular ROM. While I prefer the speed of my 5-on-5 ROM, the increase does add to the excitement of 3-on-3 and allows for more potential breakaways. * By default, offsides is turned off. Feel free to turn it back on if you like... * KNOWN BUG: Player portraits can only be viewed in the main team selection screen. In any other screen/view, if you allow the portraits to cycle, it will eventually freeze the game. To learn more about the other edits/features of this ROM, including Playoff structure and ratings logic, you can review my summary for my other ROM (link below). It addresses the known "Winnipeg Freeze Bug". I welcome any feedback on this ROM. It's not perfect but, it is still fun to play (if you need a break from 5-on-5 play). If you notice any bugs or errors not mentioned, please let me know. Cheers! NHL94 2018 3on3
  9. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    So, I updated this roster (now V1.2) to include some missing players who I noticed playing in the playoffs. These include Greenway and Soucy for MIN, Fehr for SJ, Johnsson for TOR and Donato for Boston. I didn't add them to the lines as I'll let those interested in having true playoff lines do so. I also lowered the OVR team ratings for all teams. I noticed it does affect gameplay. Scoring was up a slight bit in games that I played and simmed. I based it around how the original/classic game was designed. I also made all teams a 4 for OFF and DEF as well as "average" for PP and PK. This way, it relies on player skill and who's hot or not for success or fail. I also updated my 3-on-3 ROM to reflect these updates. Cheers!
  10. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Hi everyone! I’m a long-time lurker but would like to now see if I can be a contributor (of sorts). I love NHL94…takes me way back to a fun time of sports video gaming. Plus, 1994 holds special memories for long time (suffering) Rangers fans like me. This is a wonderful site and appears to be a great community. I want to say thanks to everyone who contributes as it helps folks, like me, with no hacking skills, develop custom ROMs. Hat tip to Slapshot67/Skip and Naples39 for the awesome ROMs that they do for the current NHL seasons. Both versions are awesome for different reasons. That said, I have “lifted” Skip/Slapshot’s version and have been doing “tweaks” to it. In the end, it’s a hybrid concept of theirs as well as Naples39 as it pulls some inspiration from both. Here’s what to expect from this file: *31 NHL Teams. The “WPG freeze bug” doesn’t occur IF you use Kega Fusion. However, with Fusion, WSH, WPG and Team #32 all cycle player portraits but there is a weird error code that appears next to the image. While it’s not the end of the world, I hope to one day fix it. The “WPG freeze bug” does exist for some other emulators. *32nd Team is the 2018 NHL Prospects. So now, you can play as Dahlin, Svechnikov, Zadina, Tkachuk, Boqvist, Hayton, Hughes, etc. I added all of the top-rated prospects for this year’s June draft. I researched the prospects, online via multiple credible sources, to get some attribute insights. *Some team colors are tweaked but not to the same awesome efforts as Naples39. *Several player portraits have been updated/replaced. I may replace some more when time permits and my wife doesn’t get annoyed at me for putting in more time. LOL *Some NCL players have been updated/replaced, from how Skip/Slapshot67 had them. Perlini replaces Domi Dubois replaces Foligno Vatanen replaces Greene McDonagh replaces Sergechev D. Sedin replaces Horvat (farewell to The Twins!) DelZotto replaces Gudbranson Oshie replaces Kutznetsov *Skating speeds have been lowered. No one skates above a 4 (except McDavid and E. Karlsson who have a 5). BUT, it doesn’t feel sluggish at all. The guys with a 4 can still get separation but it now feels less arcade-like to me. In fact, there is significantly less offsides (players now wait at the blue line before crossing like real life). There are still penalties but it seems (a little) less of them. I got tired of 20 penalties for each game even with playing 10 min games. I even see some occasional cycling and more one-timer passes in the offensive zone. This is due to Dmen being slightly less aggressive/fast and there is a little more time to set and decide what to do. Many players have adjustments/raises to agility so that Dmen react a little more natural and players with speed can now stop on a dime to make a play rather than crash awkwardly into something (or someone). Although, you do still see some awkward physics every now and again. Go in open minded as you may be pleasantly surprised. *Goalie speed has been set to zero. As such, they are significantly less likely to go into the trapezoid (while forwards are attacking) as they don’t have the speed to come back in time. They are less spaz-like/aggressive out of the crease now. Agility rating makes the goalies move quickly side to side (between the posts) and makes them more animated in the net. I tested this many times and it feels more natural. Well, as “natural” as the NHL 94 will allow. *I edited just about every player (over 400). I did not base ratings on this year’s performance alone. However, this year influenced said ratings. The ratings are based on the last 3 years averaged out for players who played a minimum of 60 games/per. For those who didn’t, I had a different methodology. I used Hockey Forecaster, HockeyDB, Elite Prospects and HFBoards (each team’s page) for insight. Plus, I used stat and analytics sites for insight as well. *No severe spikes in OVR ratings, from 2016-17, with the exception of William Karlsson and Sean Couturier. I’m finding the players are playing, moreso, to my expectations based on their reputations. But, it is not an exact science. No goalies in the 90s, for OVR rating, several in the 80s. Only 3 forwards in the 90s. You could probably guess who…again, no drop off in terms of production as it is more in line with the original game ratings. So, in this ROM, 80 is the new 90. 90 OVR just means that you are the best in the world. Using the scale of 0-6 I did avoid 6 for certain attributes like defense. No one is higher than a 5 as it allows for some "human error" on the part of the CPU. *Only 2 goalies per team (except for the prospects who have 3). I felt it was a better use of a roster spot to have an extra forward and/or dman. I wanted to get some noobs like Donato, Andersson, Gaudette, Middlestadt, etc. in the game. Not all made it in but maybe one day… *Lines are set using LeftWing Lock’s and Daily Faceoff’s websites. They are not the most current but rather, the average for the year of which lines/D pairings were used the most per team. *Some injured players are still active (Shattenkirk, Bouwmeester, Suter, Carlo, Thornton, Nash, etc.). More fun that way. Folks can change them if they want up-to-date. *All shot/pass tendencies have been updated and play (mostly) accurate. Same for checking tendency. *Playoffs are based on 4 rotating scenarios. I added the 2017 & 2018 brackets (as of 4/8/18). There are also two fake/custom brackets that allow for teams that weren’t in the playoffs the last couple of years (CAR, BUF and ARZ) to have some opportunity as well as for those who maybe showed up once in the last few years (EDM and FLA). Anywho, sorry for the long post. This is in no way meant to be competition to Naples39 or Slapshot67/Skip (or Coach Mac or any other folks). I’m not interested in any such thing as I have big respect for what each does for the game/community. I just wanted to add “another flavor to the menu.” If you download and notice any errors, please let me know. I look forward to any and all feedback! NHL94 2018
  11. NHL18 3-on-3 ROM

    Thanks @Matt55 I just made two tweaks to two Rangers players. Nothing major which is why I didn't re-name the file. After watching them all year, I knew a tweak was needed for them and now they play more to my expectations. I think @CoachMac is right, I am sick in the head when it comes to this roster editing thing! LOL
  12. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    Awesome...thanks dude!
  13. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    Ok, cool. I'll do a search and see if I can locate anything regarding the Clockwise Sprint Hack. Thanks for confirming!
  14. NHL 2018 Deadline update - Naples

    Hey @naples39 Aweosme job on your ROM (as usual). I am did you get certain helmets to be the correct colors? Do you edit them in NOSE/Hex or in TM?
  15. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Thanks @skip & @naples39 ! I look forward to cool stuff people will continue to do, with the ROMs, for the "good ol' hockey game."
  16. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    For those interested, I re-uploaded the ROM as I just updated/cleaned-up some of the center ice logos. *Cleaned up Carolina, Nashville, Vancouver, Vegas and Washington (as best I could). *Added the correct center ice logos for LA and Minnesota. No edits to players/ratings in this latest version. Added v1.1 to file name.
  17. The Official "I'm New"/Introduction Thread

    Hi everyone! Like many, I was a long time lurker and now I'm hoping to be a contributor. I just posted my 1st Genesis ROM (link below). I'm working on another (different concept) but I'm keeping it under wraps until I test it and determine if I want to brave posting it. My hope is to continue to contribute current season ROMs moving forward. Hopefully, in ways that make them unique in some shape or form. And, from time to time, maybe share any hacking wisdom I happened to (luckily) stumble upon. I love hockey as well as NHL94. This appears to be a great community and I'm happy to join! Cheers! .
  18. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Thanks @CoachMac And, you are correct sir...I am sick when it comes to this roster editing thing. Too many "what if" moments. But, I will be good for now.
  19. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Thanks @AdamWoodrow . I appreciate the kind words. I just uploaded the BIN file for a 3rd and now final time (LOL). I made a couple more ratings tweaks but now realize that this could go on forever. That said, I'm now done with this file. Glad that you liked it!
  20. Another NHL 2018 ROM

    Noticed one little thing that I wanted to change so I uploaded a new version of the BIN file. Nothing worth reporting...just something I wanted changed.