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  1. If you are not looking to play online (and I'm not 100% sure that it's not possible), but would like an inexpensive way to to play solo (or perhaps with 2-4 players) this might be the little machine for you. I put together a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a microSD card, a micro USB hub, and a micro HDMI adapter - loaded up Retropie, and was able to play all of my NES/SNES/Genesis titles on my big screen TV. You probably already own a microSD card, (something as small as 2GB would work fine) - it's going to be your "drive" and will house the OS/programs/roms. You probably also have a USB keyboard, and a USB controller. If this is all true, the Raspberry Pi Zero W is a $10 component, the hub actually cost me more. This whole rig is not going to compete with your PC gaming rig, but as a dedicated retro solution you can't beat the price or footprint (The Pi Zero W is about the size of a 4 port USB hub). If you have any questions about it, I might recommend you watch this Youtube video. The Raspberry Pi Zero W, includes wifi and bluetooth which both allow for wireless transfer of roms from your computer. If you wanted to really strip it down, the Raspberry Pi Zero is a $5 board and would do the same job. Really cool little boards.
  2. [Oct, 2018 - Vancouver, BC] - KING of '94 III

    West coast is always going to be tough. When the tournament was in Vegas, my employer tempted me by having our annual conference in Palm Springs - but still couldn't commit to the travel. This year, Vancouver - and wouldn't you know it, the annual conference is being held in Vancouver Oct 22--25. Amazing.
  3. NHL eSports Article
  4. Vote on season starting date

    I voted for the later date (3/19), but will go with whatever is decided.
  5. Checking Success and Weight

    ^^ I'm guilty of this. ^^ It is particularly lethal if your opponent is between the dots (prime scoring area) - you're better off holding, or b-checking - or better yet, grab your goalie!
  6. Plablegs III Lineups

    MAPLE LEAFS LW - (8) Geoff Sanderson C - (93) Doug Gilmour RW - (19) Joe Sakic LD - (32) Don Sweeney RD - (2) Al MacInnis G - (31) Curtis Joseph Bench: F - (11) Evgeny Davydov (F sub) D - (21) Jyrki Lumme (D sub)
  7. Plablegs III Draft

    10.7 - Toronto selects: John Blue "Angels"
  8. No love for the original NHL Hockey?

    There are sections for both NHL Hockey ('92) and EA Hockey ('91) which are reportedly the same game.
  9. Nagano Tapes
  10. I think I've got all of the bracket rounds tagged, and many of the RR, and Swiss games. Haven't tackled the Twitch stream - but I'm guessing there is duplication there? Thought I'd share this small moment in the tourney, that I only got to see because of the stream.. this is two veteran SEGA players calling FLA/SJS in their Semifinal match-up [link].
  11. 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. 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.
  13. There are definitely more than a few set plays in NHL94 (at least on the SEGA), and I think it would be great for the new players to understand how to work on them, and how to potentially defend them. The ones that stand out to me are: offensive zone face-off, one-timer (C wins face-off to winger or defender, quick one-timer pass and score) neutral zone face-off, break away (C wins face-off and quick passes ahead for a breakaway, deke score) Any tips from the A/B players out there? Any other set plays you've witnessed? Any advice on how to defend against them? Instructional videos @TomKabs93?
  14. Plablegs 3 or ???

    The 2 game series has always been my preference, I think it breeds more activity as guys know that they can get a bunch of games in and nobody is waiting around for too long. 4 gamers are often enough that guys won't stick around and/or enough for some guys that one series is all they'll play in a night.
  15. Plablegs 3 or ???

    Et tu Brute 2 and maybe consider using last season teams to form keepers with new coaches.
  16. Running NHL '95 on your Hard Drive

    If you are running it in Dosbox, these are the best instruction I know of.
  17. Running NHL '95 on your Hard Drive

    These instructions were for installation on a Windows machine - to run it on a Mac, you'd need to dual-boot Windows, or run it on Dosbox. But yes, you should be able to run the game without the CD.
  18. View From the Booth (Dec 2017) Dec 31, 2017 Welcome to the year-end edition of the official 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 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, 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:
  19. I found the perfect controller for this tournament location. (For the price, it might be worth it just for the Genesis->SNES adapter included)
  20. VHL6 Line Combos

    TORONTO - jer_33 First Line: LW - (88) P.Kane C - (9) Forsberg RW - (40) Zetterberg LD - (7) Seabrook RD - (77) Hedman G - (88) Vasilevskiy X - (8) Pavelski Second Line: LW - (9) Forsberg C - (40) Zetterberg RW - (8) Pavelski LD - (2) Engelland RD - (2) Engelland X - (change to #19) E.Kane
  21. VHL6 Draft

    Toronto selects: Matt Niskanen
  22. VHL6 Draft

    Toronto selects: Evander Kane
  23. VHL6 Draft

    Toronto select: Deryk Engelland
  24. VHL6 Draft

    6.3 Toronto selects: Brent Seabrook
  25. VHL6 Draft

    5.8 Toronto selects: Henrik Zetterberg