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    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

    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 that is simmed (as several folks like to sim games) 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 are player 1, it defaults starts scoring line 1. If your opponent is the CPU, you default start with scoring line 1 and the CPU default starts with the CHK line. If you are playing head to head, both you and your opponent will default start with scoring line 1. 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 3-on-3 v4.zip
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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

    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. *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. *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 (between 700-800 edits). 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 goalies or Dmen 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 v3.1.zip
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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!
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    NICE! @slapshot67 with the game winning goal!
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    @Boston Boy I forgot, I am using smozoma's nose1.2b-2012apr not the original wboy version. That may be why I had a different experience than you. Def. try the file Slapshot just posted.
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    Crazy thought...your screenshot shows that your NOSE folder contains both the original INI and Smoz INI file. I wonder if for some crazy reason they are conflicting with each other? I’m not a techy guy so I wouldn’t be able to offer any sorta expertise or rationale. I just kinda remember replacing (and getting rid of the original INI) when I did the update. If that’s in fact what I vaguely remember doing.
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    I’ll see if I can download NOSE to my wife’s laptop and see if I can retrace my steps. Assuming that I may need to... if I find something, I’ll let you know.
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    Did you try to replace out the original INI file with both of the file updates in Slapshot post? Just to see if either would do the trick...
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    Smozoma reposted a link to a post from Slapshot regarding the INI file update. I kinda...sorta... remember reading it back when which leads me to believe that I “may” followed it.
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    I dont recall doing that... I kinda think I just replaced out the original INI file with an updated one. Similiar to how I had to replace the sprite file, in NOSE, to the one that allows for editing helmets.
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    Issues with NOSE: Only 30 teams show up

    He’s definitely using a 32 team ROM as I edited team 31 and 32 for him. As I see it in writing, via smozoma’s suggestion, I vaguely remember having to change out the ini file when I started using NOSE. It was quite a whiles ago so I’m not 100%. Just sorta seems familiar as a “must do.” Wish I could remember...
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    Best NHL Season

    And it was the last time a Canadien based team won the cup. Thats crazy to think. Since then, Canadien market teams have returned to the finals only four times.
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    Nintenda's NHL Hockey 94 2018 2v2

    No prob... thats a quick and easy swap out. Ill send it to you, with that pairing, in a little while.
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    Nintenda's NHL Hockey 94 2018 2v2

    No prob... I have it with Schiefele and Wheeler as they are always paired together. Laine is the extra. If you would like it to be something else, let me know. I’ll PM it to you later when Im near my personal laptop.