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  1. But first, since tis the season. Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the house, No more creatures were stirring, not even the mouse-r. The stockings were empty, the tree, it lay bare, In memory of loot that used to be there; The children were finally snug in their beds, No more talking of whatever popped in their heads; And mamma was snoring and I on my laptop, Thinking "just one more thing, then I will nap... pop" Recalling the games played throughout the day's chatter, Defeating the bosses like it was no matter. Now the finishing touch should be done in a flash, I pick the controller whose buttons we'll mash. Just a quick test of the new-finished show, Fire up the game by the monitor's glow, Then, what to my critical eyes should appear, But a miniature ref, and ten tiny players, With a flick of the thumb, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment I'd have a hat trick. More rapid than... something else fast, goals they came, And he whistled, that ref, and displayed their name; "Now, center now, wingers now, defence and goalie! Go, Shoot it! go, stupid! go, save it you... goalie! To them hit with a check! now into the wall! Now bash away! crash away! dash away all!" In the overtime frame, off a shot like a missile, The game it was over, and the ref gave a whistle, We'll play it tomorrow, the kids and I might, HAPPY GAMING TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT! Pardon the indulgence. Now for another with the retro game review. Back in 1988 SNK released arguably the best baseball game ever made for the Nintendo Entertainment System. You may remember it as: With the shift to licensed league based games, it has been mostly forgotten aside from retro-re-releases, but at the time it did spawn a series of games with both Baseball Stars and Baseball Stars 2, Legends of the Diamond and Little League Baseball: Championship Series all being released for the NES while being based on the same engine. Another Baseball Stars 2 was released for arcades via the NEO•GEO MVS, which wasn't a sequel to the NES game as much as it was of Baseball Stars Professsional , a launch title/pack in for the NEO•GEO MVS and AES systems. Two more ports were released for the NEO•GEO Pocket/Colour. That's a lot of bla bla bla about baseball, but wasn't this supposed to be about hockey? Yes. So what about that hockey game? Released in 1992 by Romstar [SNK's North American distribution arm in the late '80s/early '90s] on the Sega Genesis, the first Hockey Stars features many recognizable teams and player names from it's baseball contemporaries. Including the trademark stark white splash screen and "Be a Champ" words of encouragement. Teams are still divided up by league; You will find mention of the "Exciting", "Fighting", "Professional" and "Legends" leagues in the team intros. These are not exclusive in Versus play as in the NEO•GEO releases, but will determine what division you play in during the Playoff mode. Although not as sharp as you will find on AES hardware, full colour cartoony depictions of player photos are still present and take their art style from the previous "Professional" game. And just as in most other SNK games, the pre-match presenter has another SNK character making a cameo in Athena from Psycho Soldier. You will not have any trouble identifying the developer of this game. Team names are also on brand. Each player has an individual photo and stats you can look up. It can be considered lucky that this is the only screen that features this intense of a watermark treatment. In another similarity to the Baseball games, player stats seem to be directly imported as they are wildly different. Meaning that play-style can vary quite drastically even among line mates. Some may wish to play with line changes off and create a "super line" of each team's best players, but if you are looking for the added challenge of having to adapt to each player's varying abilities, you may want to keep line changes on. The Playoff Cup from Professional makes a return, only this time it is put on a pedestal as hockey deserves. The colour coding now makes sense as each "League" is contained to a divisional playoff format. You can play a traditional Best-of-7 or Single Elimination tournament. There's more of that branding... Finally the gameplay, it was described to me as simultaneously "perfect" and "clunky" so make of that as you will. It seems to be both reminiscent of the vintage hockey games of the era, while also adding that layer of challenge due to the wildly different character attributes typical to the SNK titles. At least the 3-stars icon isn't another SNK logo. I don't like to give number reviews, but I will rate this one as "Recommended" during this World Juniors season. Hockey Stars v1.1.bin
    8 points
  2. Name, age, occupation, location, system Thomas Solarik, 39, Corporate Sales (Hillenbrand Inc.), Toronto, Genesis and at times SNES(TSB3/Super Mario/Legend of Zelda) What hobbies or other interests do you have? Custom roms on as many platforms as I can hack. Writer (4 books published), Hiking, and anything Google Sheets related When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? About when I was 12 or 13, my parents (my dad), bought my brother and I a genesis with 3 games (Sonic, World Series and NHL94, a year bought 95). The love for hockey was already there and 94 brought me and my brother a lot of joy and fights. I can still remember scoring the first goal off the back of the glass hit the goalie and going in. Montreal v Chicago. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) Started looking for updated rosters for football games and came across this site and wanted to see what it was all about. But, took over 20 years between the last time I played 94/95 to first playing online NHL94. First league, was the CDL C League this past year. Then developed with a few fine folks @kingraphand @segathon the WN95HL online league for NHL95. What are a couple things that you love about the game? 1x Goals....my favorite part and obviously the fact as fun as it is today as back when 12 year old Thomas was playing, the true genius of the game and how simple but complex it is. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? A lone gamer before this site came along. Mostly, Old retro games have always been my jam. The XBOX OG is the last system, modern system I played. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Montreal Canadiens/Winnipeg Jets fan both from the early 80s until now. NFL (played University Football myself) a huge 49ers fan. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? Never been. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) UltraMagnus...Growing up in the 80s everyone knew or heard of Transformers. Everyone loved Optimus Prime, but seem like he got his ass kicked alot of the time...Similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger movies. But always won in the end. I just was drawn more to Ultra Magnus, his General and closest friend (viewed as a potential replacement for him for the matrix of leadership). Never to the focal point, but always there to service and jump in when needed, as well as loyal. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Selanne...Jets...fast....and favorite player growing up.
    6 points
  3. Almost forgot about this. Congrats to @UltraMagnus for winning bud of the year! And best league organize and rom creator. Shoutout to @SammieSmith33 for winning best online streamer!
    5 points
  4. 1. Name, age, occupation, location, system? John M, 35, Civil Engineer with the Public Water utility, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, SNES. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Ice hockey, ball hockey, golf, sometimes play other sports like soccer and snowboarding. Love the ocean and being on the water. Enjoy traveling although haven't done much in last few years. Prefer to listen to podcasts over music. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? Not sure the exact timeline. I think it was late 90's. My siblings and I weren't allowed to have video game consoles growing up, any games we did play were on the computer. Until sometime in the late 90's my older brother bought a used SNES at a flea market or something. It came with like a dozen games and NHL94 was one of them. I honestly don't remember playing it that often when we first got it. It wasn't until I went to university where I decided to bring the SNES with me to play with my roommates, that's where I fell in love with NHL94. From 2006-2008 I probably played a best of 7 series with my roommates every day. So 100's maybe even 1000 best of 7 series were played over a 2 year span. A couple of my roommates were awful at the game but there was one roommate (Birdman86) who was competitive with me and we had a ton of fun playing it. We'd pickup a 12 pack of beer each from the Alexander Keith's brewery next door and sit down and crush NHL94 until all the beer were gone (about midnight) then head to the bar for a couple hours and often continue playing when we got home until we passed out. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) It was in early 2008. Not sure how I found it, maybe just googling the game or something. I knew I was good at the game vs my friends and when I found this online community I was excited to try it out and see how competitive I was. My first online games were against JotaC, who was the defending SNES Classic champ at the time. I split games with him 1-1 using the keyboard and he was pretty shocked I think. He said I should join online and so I ordered a SNES controller adapter off of ebay and signed up for 2008 Spring Classic which I ended up winning with STL. After graduating from University in 2008, I bounced around a lot over the next couple years changing jobs and locations, living in areas with very unreliable internet connections so I played a bit online from 2008-10 but my availability became less and less. It eventually became too difficult to sync up with players for games so I stopped playing from 2010-2017 until I was contacted by Halifax about the upcoming Halifax and Las Vegas live tournaments. I attended both of those events but then stopped playing again until SoChel 2020 came around and I fell in love with it again and have been online playing ever since. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? I love how competitive it is to play against someone with top end skills. There's no such thing as "cheap goals" against a great player because every goal is defendable with how you play either defensively or how you use your manual goaltender. You can have 10-9 blowout games, or you can have 1-0 super defensive games and either version is so much fun as long as it's competitive. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Like I said I never really had gaming console systems as a kid, and I've kind of continued that into my adult life. I have a very addictive personality to games (luckily not drugs), so it's probably in my best interests to limit the amount of games I play. NHL94 is pretty much the only game I play although I will join the other community members in the odd game of Haxball or Risk. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yes, I've always liked playing and watching hockey. I'm a big Pittsburgh Penguins fan because I live in the same hometown as Sidney Crosby and have enjoyed following his career. I also follow the NFL and I'm a Patriots fan. I really like watching Golf, especially the majors and enjoy following the Raptors and Bluejays (admittedly only when they have good teams). 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I attended the small live tourney in Halifax, NS in 2017 just prior to going to the Kof94-2 tournament in Las Vegas. It was a lot of fun meeting all the different community members. The Vancouver guys (Jammer, Fed, Kris Mack) were definitely a big surprise that tournament because they were unknown to the community beforehand and they all did so well with Jammer ultimately winning. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) No real story to it. Anyone who has played me knows that I like to deke a lot which we used to call "dangle" when I played with my friends, so naturally when I had to think of a screen name dangler was my choice because it was an accurate description of my style. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Probably Jeremy Roenick. I feel he often gets the recognition of being a great Sega player but doesn't get as much respect in SNES because of his size. His skills are just as good in SNES as they are in Sega, you just need to learn how to deal with his size to make him an effective player. If you can avoid the checks, he's certainly one of the top players in the game based on his skills.
    4 points
  5. 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Evan, 37.9 (older than DanTML), Electrical Engineering Technologist, Halifax Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Mountain biking, sim racing, tennis, reading, foreign film, music (the music itself as well as audio gear) 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? Played some Blades of Steel, Ice Hockey on NES and NHLPA Hockey '93 on Genesis at friends houses when I was a kid. For some reason I didn't get a hockey game of my own until NHL 95 for SNES. Started playing NHL 94 (SNES) with a friend who had it and for the next decade or so would continue to claim 95 was better years after I'd even played it but continued playing 94. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) Got an invite to the first SoCHEL tournament because I was on some mailing list that I didn't consent to from attending the tournament in Halifax. This led me to the Discord which definitely is what kept me hanging around. I played pretty much weekly (drunkenly before and after the bars) up until I moved away from the friends that played in 2011. Just a couple times a year after that. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? Definitely love the fact that you need to use manual goalie to be competitive. Newer games if you try and control the goalie you're generally gonna have a bad time. Also enjoy the 90s superstars I loved as a kid. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? I play the new NHL games online each year, mostly with friends on the same team the past few years. Love Dark Souls and Bloodborne, so pretty pumped for Elden Ring to come out. Dead Cells is one game that's hooked me for the past year or so. Fewer and fewer games are getting my interest these days, especially with all the 'games as a service' bullshit and whatnot. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Use to love hockey. Would watch all of the playoffs no matter what. At this point I'm pretty much just a NY Rangers fan. I'll watch almost all of their games, but rarely tune in to any other games, even the Stanley Cup finals. Just started watching F1 a couple years ago. Heard there was a bunch of crazy crashes the first race of the season, so watched a replay of it and then every race since. I love that you can take in the sport in pretty much its entirety with three hours of commitment every other week. Also qualification and races are most often 10am Saturday and Sunday here which is perfect for me since I rarely put on pants or even think about leaving the house before noon on weekends. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I learned the screen name of the guy that won the live tourney was dangler only after the fact. Wasn't really a surprise since he dangles. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) There was one kid who started calling me Mooney. I asked him why, and he said he saw someone with that last name in movie credits and thought it was a dumb name. Started using it for things online back when nobody used their real name for anything, 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? I'll go with a couple of my most used for SNES draft and salary cap league. Pierre Turgeon: good size, decently mobile with a great shot. Pretty much a discount Sandstrom, who seems quite a bit more popular. Rob Blake: crushing, mobile RD which are few and far between in the game.
    4 points
  6. illegalsmileIV:XX - SNES 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Clement, 40. I'm a freelance writer/journalist, living, and working, with my missus of 10 years in Birmingham, England. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? I'm two-thirds of the way through writing a semi-autobiographical, though mainly fictional novel, at the moment. Interests outside of writing include reading, music, painting, guitars, stand up comedy, retro technology and, obviously, Hockey. I also enjoy collecting vinyl records, rolling papers and typewriters, all while staying 4:20 friendly and being the best exponent of Dudeism I can be. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I was around the age of 18 and I worked with a Russian guy, who I used to get drunk and stoned with on the reg, while we played GoldenEye and MK64. He introduced me to Hockey games with Wayne Gretzky's 3D Hockey and I introduced him to "Alternative Comedy," with The Young One's, Bottom and The Comic Strip Presents videos. He happened to mention how good the 16-bit generation of Hockey games were, NHL '94 particularly. I'd never played any sports games, back in the day. I was more into Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, as a kid. I have been a complete Nintendo fanboy since around the age of twelve, so it wasn't long before I went and bought a long forgotten SNES again. (I'd owned one previously to the N64, but had sold it, along with all the games, to help pay for the brand new N64 console.) It was around the year 2000 when I repurchased the Super Nintendo, the console and the games could be found for pennies. I bought a ton of games from charity and junk shops, some of which were awesome titles you'd pay a fortune for today - Chrono Trigger, Earthbound, Super Metroid and Harvest Moon, all of which I bought for no more than £1 each. One of the games I'd picked up was NHL '94, the game I'd been told so much about, on many a drunk and stoned N64 and Young One's marathon night. I played '94 and fell in love with it, I realised quickly, after getting hold of '95-'98, and NHLPA '93, NHL '94 was hands down the best Hockey game of the 16-bit era. Even then, I knew it was special. From that point on, twenty-two years later, '94 is still the game I play more than any other. With honorable mention's going out to NBA Jam T.E. and (NES) Dr. Mario. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) Without this video popping up in my YouTube feed, I'd have never have known about the community. But, yes, I was definitely playing prior to finding the community. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? The sheer simplicity of it, it isn't something you need to dedicate a huge amount of time to, before gaining a full understanding of the controls. Once you get to know the controls and a little understanding of the game itself, you start to see how differently weighted different teams are. You see the differing play-styles, the skating, you want to experiment with every team, the lines, manual goalie and off sides. And before you know it, you've been playing for twenty years, or more... 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Definitely. It started at the age of eight with a Commodore 64 and copies of Wonder Boy and Silk Worm, then I moved onto the Amiga 500, Cannon Fodder, Elite and Lemmings. Before I knew it, the Console Wars had started and I enlisted to serve my country, serving my time and fighting alongside Field Marshall Mario and Nintendo. This, I did with pride, right up until the release of the PS2. The PS2, for me, was the most exciting console since the release of the Super Nintendo. I later went on to buy a PS3 and felt cheated by the console, from that point on, I purposely turned away from modern gaming. By this time, I'd already bought a SNES and still owned my PS2, so I sold my PS3 and bought an Atari VCS. I followed that up with a NES, another N64, a ZX Spectrum and an Amiga 500. Nowadays, all I own are "retro" systems and computers. I prefer pixels over perfection. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Hard Yes! I'm an Oilers supporter, but also enjoy watching the Wild and Bruins as well. Sadly, I decided upon the Oilers as my team, I still have no idea why, but there we are... Now, I'll watch pretty much any Hockey game, from any league. The only other sports I can really watch and take an interest in are Basketball, (Go Celtics!), and Baseball, (Go Red Sox!), but neither are as interesting, or as exciting to watch as Hockey. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I have never been to a live tournament, would like to, but haven't yet. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) Illegal Smile was the name of my first band, it was named after the John Prine song. The IV:XX is just 4:20 in Roman numerals. I lowercase the "i," at the beginning purely because it's more aesthetically pleasing. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? It's got to be The Great One. I mean, just out of loyalty... [Taking off the rose-tints] Besides Gretz, I'd have to go with Yzerman. He was the first player who truly stood out to me as being different. Mistakes are non-existent with him, he's one of the few completely fully-rounded players, he can turn on a dime and shoot as quick and direct as a bullet from a gun.
    4 points
  7. Name, age, occupation, location, system (Jonaz99)Jonathan Plante ,44, Quebec,Canada What hobbies or other interests do you have? New and old computer and console, hockey,Baseball,Fly fishing When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I was maybe 16 yrs old at the time...at a friend house making tournament it was the best time... When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I was playing nhl 94 on my sega genesis...and i was thinking that it will be cool to play nhl 94 online and i have no idea that we can do it..i start searching on the web and i found nhl94.com What are a couple things that you love about the game? The feel of the game..i dont know its just fun ans well made Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Yes been playing since....a lot of years ..I have almost all console since early 80s to the ps5...i play some retro game like Mike Tyson Punch out and Snes punch-out,Baseball Star, Bad news Baseball,Pac-man colecovision, etc...and on to the Ps5 Nhl series (Nhl 22)...I must say that im a sports gamer lolll Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yeah for sure...Go Habs Go (but lets forget this year ok ) If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? No never ...im new here but maybe one day What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) ------------- Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why?) Stephane Lebeau i dont know why but i like to play with him hes smooth,quick,have a nice shot.....and my idole 99 the goat!!
    4 points
  8. MattyA - GENS Name, age, occupation, location, system Matt Asbury, 54, Vice President of DASpecialists (a healthcare data management company) What hobbies or other interests do you have? In short: Family, Baseball, Music, and Hockey. The long answer is….I played baseball from the time I was 5 all the way through college. While in college I started playing with bands, so once I realized I did not have the potential for baseball after college, I jumped in a van and played bass guitar with multiple regional touring bands until my wife and I had quadruplets in 2009. Since 2009, I have played no music and gotten back into baseball by coaching youth baseball. We also had another baby, a singleton this time, in 2015. I generally spend every night watching the Atlanta Braves (Chop On, baby!) or other baseball games during baseball season IF I am not at the ball field myself. During hockey season, I watch all the Carolina Hurricanes games that are broadcast locally or the national broadcasts on NHL Network and TBS. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? MY roommate at the time and I bought the first NHL Hockey game for Sega Genesis in 1991, when it first came out. We graduated to NHLPA the next year and then to the holy grail, NHL 94 in 1993. But then, I moved on to NHL 95, NHL 96 and NHL 97 on Genesis before moving to a PS1 for NHL98. The release of NHL94 Rewind on NHL 21 (Xbox One) got me back into NHL 94. So, I drug my old Gens console out and started playing the old CART’s. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I became aware of NHL94.com / nhl94online.com back in 2020. I must say that I kinda shied away from playing online once I saw some of you guys play (Kingraph, DanTML, snozoma & a few others) as I did not have the skills to even be in the same room with all you guy as I had not played 94, or any other 16-bit hockey, since 1998. But after a year and a half of playing 94 against the CPU, I wanted to play others-even if I get my ass kicked every time. What are a couple things that you love about the game? My favorite thing is that it is still a “game”. I play the current NHL series (21 being the most current) and they are like watching a TV broadcast. They are fun, but not the fun like when I was playing Genesis in the early-to-mid 90’s and would play for 48 hours straight on weekends and fall asleep at my desk on Mondays. Great times indeed…and feel this group offers the same possibilities! Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Compared to most people, my kids included, no. I do play NHL 21 & MLB: The Show on a regular basis, but the time I spend playing the 16-bit NHL games on emulators and consoles has decreased my playing of even those 2 games to a slow trickle. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Oh yes….BIG TIME!!! I only follow hockey and baseball. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? Up until I found NHL94.com / nhl94online.com, I did not even know these live tourneys existed, so as of right now have not been to any. BUT that will change in the future! What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) As my name is Matt, I just took how all the TSN/NHL Network/ESPN personalities always called players like Doug Gilmour “Dougie” and ran with it. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Brian Bradley. I was living in Sarasota, FL when the first 4 16-bit Genesis games came out, so naturally when the Lightning started playing (1992-93 season), I bought season tickets that inaugural season. Bradley was our “star”, so when 94 came out and it included my beloved Lightning, I obviously gravitated to him. Fast forward almost 30 years and I live in NC and ama “huge Caniac”, I still have a love for Brian Bradley that will never be replicated!
    4 points
  9. Name, age, occupation, location, system Dan, 37.8, self-employed marketing professional with a focus on B2B bartering, Regina SK, Genesis mostly, but experiencing mild mid-tier success with SNES lately too. What hobbies or other interests do you have? poker, Rocket League, ice hockey, Spikeball, tennis, typing, Scrabble. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? as a kid, my bro and I were poor and we had to self-fund our sega and games purchase. We bought '93, didn't have enough for '94 or '95, then bought '96 and '97 so we never knew the joy of NHL94 unfortunately. When I heard there was a big following around it, instead of joining I searched out a '97 community and without finding one, gave up on the thought. It wasn't until a local Regina brewery (Rebellion Brewing) hosted an NHL94 tourney in their pub that I got involved and started practicing. many skills transferred from 97 while others did not. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) it was exactly at the same time, basically November 2019. What are a couple things that you love about the game? I love that every type of "cheap" or "glitch" goal that one can score can be combatted by manual GC or some other method. And I further love that when a good goalie tries to combat those moves, there's reverse moves (like the Sebe slip) that can be done. The game just has so many layers. I also love that there's people that are digging into the code to find out how things work and deconstruct it. so many years later, if I was a developer, I'd be so proud that people care so much about it still. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? oh ya. Rocket League, Apex Legends, Risk, CIV 6, GTA V, poker. In Scrabble, I'm ranked about 1450 in the ELO thingy. I can play a 3 min game and still get multiple bingos. Nobody from this group could beat me 1 in 10 games I'm thinking. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yes, big Leafs fan, thus the screen name. I just enjoy watching; I don't enjoy stats or research or prospects or trades or anything. I enjoy tennis, Spikeball, but my knees are getting bad with age. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? It was great in Minny. But I was still so new at the time. Everyone was so welcoming and nice. No big surprises. I think there'd be more surprises if we had a tourney in Vegas. I'd learn a lot about people by seeing them play blackjack and poker lol. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) it was my original poker username and just stuck with it. dan (name) TML (toronto maple leafs) 7 (fave number) Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? depends.... Clark was my childhood idol, but some of my faves in game would be Gilmour, Emerson, Fleury, Selanne... I'm sure you can see a trend.
    4 points
  10. CDL 04 Official ROM: CDL_season_04_v2.bin 24 Drafted Teams of 12 players! Hot/Cold Reduced to "Warm/Cool". Boosts are limited to +1, 0, -1 vs original ROM -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2 1 minute penalties Body Checks after whistle don't count +/- stat added Reduced time to switch to Manual Goalie Slightly Increased Goalie Range Boosted Goaltenders - All get +1 to Agility and Stick/Glove Ratings except Roy & Belfour 288 Updated Player Cards! All 12 player cards cycle on start menu! NEW - Organ music from NHLPA'93 for the Helsinki Jokers! (removed due to bugs) NEW - Game menu music from NHLPA'93! (removed due to bugs) Rounds 4-5 livestreamed on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1256579436 24 Unique Featured Teams: DRAFTED BY THESE MOFAPE COACHES: Fedorov graces the cover of season 04! NEW BANNER DESIGN! @Sebe_The_Legendand @szpakattack return to announce the matchups and who is "warm" & "cool". Announcer graphic hacked to be larger: Sponsorship for the CDL Scoreboard is brought to you by the city of Regina. "Experience Reginaaaaaaaaa" Song reference here: Finally the NES Fat, Normal and Skinny guys show up for the 3 stars. Also note the CDL timer "04" uses a difference palette!
    4 points
  11. Ironically following up with the bit of art that started this whole project: I recently bought myself a drawing tablet and decided that to try it out I would attempt to turn the iconic Baseball Stars NES cover into a Hockey Stars Genesis cover. Tried to stay as true to the original as I could while also making it distinctly hockey. Liked the goalie too much to just have that tiny little guy in net though, so figured I could do without a "Video Game Team" logo.
    4 points
  12. Finally getting around to completing some projects that I started and never quite finished once lockdowns started ending and I didn't have so much free time on my hands. Introducing, almost a year late, KHL21... Updated rosters and ratings Accurate line combinations Strips updated as closely as possible within game limitations New logos for Dinamo Minsk, Dinamo Riga, Salavat Yulayev and Traktor Updated center ice logos 2021 KHL.bin Golden Stick (League MVP) award winner Vadim Shipachyov: Updated playoff tree:
    3 points
  13. Name, age, occupation, location, system Jon B; 41; Director of IT for a health care company; Blaine, Minnesota; snes & gens What hobbies or other interests do you have? Cooking, baking, reading When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I had 93 for SNES growing up, it wasn't that good. I met @segathon through the Tecmo community and played 95 at his Segathon Tournament. And then the pandemic started, I joined the 94 discord since I knew about it thanks to @halifax, signed up for SoChel, and started playing 94 for the first time in my life that spring. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) Introduced to the online community via association with the Tecmo Super Bowl community, so I always knew of its existence since about 2006. Up until 2020, I had not played 94 in person or online. What are a couple things that you love about the game? You can win or be competitive with any style of play, not all the most successful guys play the exact same way. Room for creativity in the gameplay as well, plus there are always different ways of performing new/existing techniques which adds to the fun and doesn't make the learning curve as rough. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Yes. I own a Switch, so I play Breath of the Wild, Metroid Dread, Mario Party Superstars, Mario Kart. I am trying to get in to Football Manager on my PC, but the time commitment to be any good at it is daunting. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? I watch hockey when I can, though I am an Oilers fan and its tough to find Oilers games on in Minnesota consistently. I follow cricket, rugby, and soccer. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I have never been to a live NHL 94 tournament (my first will be in February in Minneapolis). Having been to plenty of live Tecmo Super Bowl tournaments, meeting the actual guys is always a blast. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) In the Tecmo Super Bowl community, I was known as QB_Browns which I chose since it was funny and generic. When I went to Segathon for the first time, I was called Tecmo Jon so all the guys there knew I was not any good at 95 and I was a friend of @segathonso I just kept it for the 94 community. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? I always thought Sergei Fedorov was so cool on the ice, so him I suppose
    3 points
  14. kidswasted - SNES/GENS Name, age, occupation, location, system Chris A, 34, Software Support for an EdTech company, New Hampshire(originally from Massachusetts), SNES and Gens What hobbies or other interests do you have? Hiking, listening to music, guitar, movies, video games, watching/playing sports, brewing and drinking beer(love hefeweizens) When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? My cousin had 92(best intro music in the series. Reminds me of Road Rash). My older brother eventually got NHLPA 93 which had the player names and edit lines features. For some reason that was the last Gens EA hockey game we owned but my parents bought us 94 for SNES the next year. My next-door neighbor friends had 93 and 95 on Gens and 94 and 96 on SNES for some reason. We almost always played 93 Gens or 94 SNES just like I had at my house. 95 felt too fast and out of control so we always gravitated back to 93/94. We would play on almost a daily basis until about 2005 when we graduated high school and went off to college. What's funny is we would enable manual goalie and d-control in the menus but never figured out how to use either in-game although we didn't try very hard either. Both households apparently lost or threw out the game manuals and the internet was rather new. I would play 94 SNES every now and then on emulators over the years but mainly against the CPU. Although I've had almost 30 years experience with 94 SNES I had to learn how to utilize manual goalie on both consoles and one-timers in 94 Gens over the past 2 years as neither were present in NHLPA 93. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I found this site when looking for the 94 rom one day around 2010. Then I found updates rosters and things like that which was amazing. I believe I joined around 2010 as that was then a requirement to download roms from the forums. I would come back almost annually for the latest roster updates but didn't join any leagues or anything. I finally dove in once I received a SoChel invitation through EventBrite where I ran some 5k's through in the past. What are a couple things that you love about the game? 10 minute real-time games, the fluidity of the skating, ease to play/difficult to master. I feel Gens is like chess while SNES is like checkers. I love both but Gens is more strategic with weights, different ways of scoring, etc. SNES is great to just pick up and play but still tough to master. It's more arcade-y to me which I love. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Yes I took a break for a few years in the mid 00s but came back to own every generation of Xbox. Feel free to add me(kidswasted). I typically play the perennial COD games as well as Fortnite, Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon, Far Cry, Rocket League, Sea of Thieves. I have EA Access too which provides 10 hours of gameplay for all EA games each year. I rarely make it the full 10 hours each year in NHL and Madden but still play from time to time. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yes I used to run a money fantasy league until it became too much of a burden. I still join random Yahoo leagues for fun. I follow the 4 main sports including the Six Nations rugby tournament(go Ireland) but baseball is dying for me. I don't catch as many live games as I used to outside of football. Bruins, Patriots, Celtics, Sox, Boston College fan here. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I have never been but would love to when COVID stops actin a fool. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) I originally joined as BergieandFries47 to gain access to the custom roms. This was in reference to one of my favorite Bruins of all-time, Patrice Bergeron, and my love of french fries. However I updated it after the SoChel invite to kidswasted. Kidswasted started years ago with my family and friends as sort of a SMH replacement. If someone does or says something stupid or funny we would always say "wow kid's wasted". Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Gens-Loved the Red wings on 93 as well as 94. I'd say Yzerman was my favorite on Gens growing up. I think JR or Bure are my current favorites. SNES-Neely/Bourque growing up. Sandstrom these days.
    3 points
  15. NHL 94: 2022 Edition by Adam Catalyst Hello friendly strangers, tldr; I would love it if you would try out my first ROM! (Updated v3.0, 2022 01 04) It is based on the TheSauce’s 2022 v2, but significantly modified, including… All new player ratings, based on EA’s NHL 2022, with a different gameplay feel. Significant graphic refinements, including title screen, logos, banners, scoreboard, audience, player uniforms, crease, menus, and more. Slightly different rink geometry, slightly harder to score goals, slightly easier to hit the post. Less variance in Hot/Cold rating randomization. Five minute overtime, line changes on by default. Vegas / Washington / Winnipeg Menu & Player Cards crash fixed. Every single change is documented below. I would love it if you would give it a try, and give me any feedback! If you are The Sauce, Naples, Seamor, Smozoma, Clockwise, Wboy, or anyone else who has contributed to making ROMS for this site, I would be so flattered if you were interested in lifting any of my mods for your own. I would happily send you my source files, including Tile Molester bookmarks and palettes. cheers, -Adam NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v3.0 - 2022 01 04.bin.zip p.s. That was the short version, here is a full ongoing changelog, with a breakdown of all modifications… NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v3.0 - 2022 01 04 To Washington with love… Menu and Player Card bugs that would causes crashes on Washington (and could cause issues with Vegas & Winnipeg) has been eliminated. Please note, this comes at the cost of those two screens showing slightly less data. Menu Player names centered vertically. Menu options re-worded for clarity. Arena Names for LA & Winnipeg have been updated. Pre-game match-up position names have been simplified to be more accurate. Hot & Cold range of variance has been reduced by ~25%, from a displayed maximum variance of -9/+8 to -7/+6. The “goal” area of the net has been reduced slightly, making it slightly more difficult to score, and slightly more likely that you will hit the post. End of Period cosmetic glitch fixed. Stars of the Game layout refined (screen cap updated below). Roster updates limited to CHI Malcom Subban replaced by Arvid Soderblom, and DAL Braden Holtby rated higher. …and to Nashville and New Jersey with apologies a glitch in my rating system had left virtually every NSH & NJD player with an incorrect rating. My apologies. It's been fixed, and lessons have been learned. Above Left: No more menu crashes for Washington, even with User Records turned on. Also, re-worded menu options. Above Right: What Vitek Vanecek’s Player Card previously looked like, and what it looks like in v3.0. NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v3.0 - 2022 01 04.bin.zip NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v2.1 - 2021 12 28 Rookies on Fire Raised the ratings for eight of the top scoring rookies in the league. NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v2 - 2021 12 28 Gameplay Refinements Scoring was too easy. You've got to work harder for it now, as shot accuracy has been reduced for the majority of players. Many of the weaker players in the league have had their ratings updated with more differentiation in their play style (too many were rated identically). Less extreme difference between the best and worst players in the league. McDavid is now rated a 95, the lowest rating is a 43. Minor edit to team ratings. ROM naming syntax has been retroactively revised, and will stay consistent like this. NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v1 - 2021 12 25 Initial Release I just discovered this site about eight weeks ago, and have been enjoying playing The Sauce’s 2022 ROM (among others). I wanted to modify his ROM to have an Austin Matthew’s title screen and tweaked Toronto Maple Leafs lineup for my brother-in-law, with a hope of giving it to him as a Christmas present. But then one thing led to another… I've worked as a designer and design educator for years, and so I couldn't resist trying and use some of that experience in refining some visual elements. Here is a complete list of all the changes made to date… 1. Title Screen Title screen image replaced with EA NHL 22 Austin Matthews photo. Title screen logo re-drawn by hand to closer match EA NHL lettering. Credits re-coloured to work over the previously aforementioned image. Credits edited. 2. Main Menu The game would crash on the menu screen if it tried to display the Washington player cards. This has been patched so that the error is cosmetic only. Every Team Logo was re-drawn, or re-coloured & edited for greater authenticity. Team Banner colours adjusted to be uniformly consistent with the logos. Headshots for the Toronto Maple Leafs updated to use their current official NHL images. Line Changes default setting is “On,” because that's how I roll. Above: Examples of the re-drawn and re-coloured logos and team banners, as well as the revised language usage in the menu. 3. Pre-Game The Pre-Game Announcer's picture frame has been altered to be more consistent with the design of similar elements throughout the game. ® Above: The Announcer's picture frame has been much more consistent as possible with all the other picture boxes in the game. Also, I spent extra time re-drawing the Rangers logo as well as I could for The Sauce. 4. Scoreboard & Audience NHL logo for the scoreboard was re-drawn for more detail. Audience Members colours have been slightly adjusted to have more uniform tonal contrast. A handful of minor errors in the sprites for the blue audience member were also fixed. (These were actual errors, like his hair disappearing on some frames, or a shoe appearing on someone's shoulder in others.) Above: Re-coloured banners, re-drawn NHL logo, brighter banner lettering and score, and an example of errors in the audience. Look at the old guy in the first row. Notice how he has two light shoes over his shoulder? Now look at him near the top row. Notice how when the tile was repeated, they forgot to erase one of those two shoes? A bunch of little errors like this, that no normal person notices or cares about, have been fixed. 5. Player Cards, Records, etc. NHL & NHLPA logos on the Player Cards & Records screens re-drawn (and re-coloured) for greater authenticity. “Hockey Night” banner in the Other Scores page has been re-coloured to be more visually appealing to me personally. Above: New NHL & NHLPA logos, and more consistent official team colour usage throughout. 6. In-Game & on the Ice Ice colour lightened slightly. The darker colour was giving me eye strain. The creases now have texturing like in the original NHL 94. No self-respecting goalie doesn't chew up their crease with their skates. The in-game timer logo has been re-drawn to match the old EA Star logo in the style of the original graphic, but wider and smoother like The Sauce’s excellent version, and shorter to fit the allocated space better. Above: A new old-school timer logo and crease. Also, lighter ice and more audience tweaks. Centre ice logos all either revised or re-drawn. All uniforms have been re-coloured to have consistent official colour use, and a greater sense of depth with as realistic as possible colour shifts for shadows and highlights. Tests were done comparing demo play against video footage of each team, to try and give the most accurate impression of how team’s look in motion, and not necessarily what is the most accurate in still. Lighter shadows under the players complete the look. Above: The most extreme example of how all players were recoloured to enhance the sense of depth, with more realistic shadows and highlights. Naples & The Sauce ROMs shown for comparison only, no criticism implied of their superlative work. On-Ice Player Numbers changed to white for better legibility against the ice. On-Ice Player Star for Player 1 colour was change to have less contrast against the ice, and to be less distractingly conspicuous compared to other visual elements. On-Ice Player Star for Player 2 was left the same colour, but because of the adjustments to the ice and player one star, the player two star now appears more distinctly. Above: Reducing the tonal contrast between the player one indicator and the player two indicator, and increasing the tonal contrast of the player numbers against the ice. Naples & The Sauce ROMs shown for comparison only, no criticism implied of their superlative work. 7. Game overlays “Cross Check” penalty renamed to “Cross-check” as per the official NHL rulebook nomenclature. “Face-Off” renamed to “Face-off” as per the official NHL rulebook. “Fight Instigator” renamed to “Instigator” as per the official NHL rulebook. The “Injuring” penalty always annoyed me. Renamed to “Elbowing”. Line Change Energy bars have been drawn to use an inverse quasi-logarithmic scale, more representative of ideal shift length and degrading player performance. The green for the line-change energy bars has been altered to be little bit more… energetic. Stars of the Game icon re-drawn. Above: Inverse quasi-logarithmic line-change energy bars. Above: A revised Stars of the Game icon icon and typesetting. Naples ROM shown for comparison only, no criticism implied of their superlative work. 8. Rosters Since this is based on The Sauce’s 2022 v2 ROM, it has all the same players, with the exceptions of BOS G Troy Grosenick replaced by Tuuka Rask, SJS F Jonah Gadjovich replaced by Evander Kane, and VGK F Nolan Patrick replaced by Jack Eichel. None of these replacements are active as starters or on any lines. CHI Calvin de Haan, OTT Michael Del Zotto, PHI James van Riemsdyk, TOR T.J. Brodie, and WAS Trevor van Riemsdyk have had their name formatting adjusted. The Leafs lines have been adjusted, the rest are exactly how The Sauce specced them. 9. Ratings By far the biggest change, all players were re-rated, using a mix of data and parameters that would require a whole post to explain. The goal was to make it a blend of both more realistic, and more like EA’s NHL 22. Highest ratings (99) for each attribute were given out to ~0.5-1.5% of players. Overall rating formula calculation is also custom, modelled after EA’s NHL 22 rankings. Team ratings have been set based on standings and stats current as of the Christmas 2021 break. Above: If you, or anyone you know, make spreadsheets like this in their free time, please seek professional help. 10. Gameplay Speed Burst reduced very slightly in speed, to what personally felt right while playing. Overtime set to 5 minutes. 11. Extras Matching box art was made. This post is already long enough, so I will include it in a second post below. Future Wish List Re-do the on-ice logos to match the perspective of the ice, based on the Rewind version assets. Improve the goaltending. Composite sticks. Seriously, it’s 2022. Time to ditch the twigs. I’m thinking a medium-dark grey will work well, light enough that it doesn’t obscure the tape on the sticks. Referee colours. There are weird splotches of grey on the refs pants. I think these are meant to convey shadows or highlights, but I think it can be done better. Customize the formula that calculates the three stars of the game to take into account (or more heavily value) shots and saves. Replace all the Player Photos with the official NHL 2022 images. Rename “Cross-check” to the proper “Cross-checking” penalty name (I can’t figure out how to re-map memory addressed when I do this…) The Vegas, Winnipeg, Washington menu bug. Find a solution that does not give a cosmetic glitch. Fix the Player Cards screen from crashing with the same aforementioned teams. Customize all lines and rosters (currently based on The Sauce v2). Restore the User Record system to be as fully functional as possible. Increase CPU player shooting rate. Switch from a 0-6 rating system to a 0-16 rating system for more accurate differentiation of players. I don't know when, if ever I will get to these fixes. But if you wanted to collaborate or any of these things, I'd totally be up for that! And as always, please report any errors, give any constructive criticism, leave any feedback etc. I only discovered this site in late October, and I have no doubt I have made some rookie mistakes along the way. Your experience can help me do better. cheers, -Adam NHL 94 [h] 2022 AC v3.0 - 2022 01 04.bin.zip
    3 points
  16. What this hack does is limit the variation of Hot/Cold bonus in the ROM. In the vanilla ROM, the Hot/Cold can vary between -9/+8 (negative is Cold, positive is Hot). The RNG function used by many things in the game starts at 0x01107A. The RNG function requires an "input", and at the end, produces a "random" result using the "input" as its negative limit. For the Hot/Cold bonus, this "input" value is stored at 0x0F70AD. In the vanilla ROM, the value is 09. Changing the byte at 0x0F70AD from 09 to 04, for example, will set the Hot/Cold variation from -9/+8 to -4/+3. Changing it to 02 or less will remove the Hot/Cold effect (though the Edit Lines screen may show a change, there is no effect in game). Note, internally, the game take this value and divides it by 3 (and drops the remainder). So, for example, changing the value to -4, we get a -4/+3 variation. But, in reality, -4 is viewed the same as -3 by the game since it divides by 3 and drops the remainder. For more info on what the game does with these values, and what is displayed vs. what the game actually uses, check this thread: The RNG function isn't actually "random". I can make a whole other post about this, but its random in a sense to us.
    3 points
  17. This one just came in and is hot off the presses! Chaos - GENS 1. Name, age, occupation, location? John G, 37, Field Service Engineer (Electron Microscopes), New Jersey 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Video games, console mods, tinkering with electronics, football, hockey. I play G on a roller hockey team. I have a ton of old video game consoles in my garage. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? When it was released, I was in 6th grade. I didn't start playing it until around 8th grade and on. My friends and I used to go out and play roller hockey in the cul-de-sac at the end of our street all the time. Then we'd go inside and play 94. Depending on who's house we went to, we'd either play it on SNES or Genesis. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) This is a good question. I don't even remember how I stumbled upon it. I think I was just looking stuff up about the game (maybe looking for the ROM). It was in mid 2007. I joined the Fall 2007 SNES classic league (and went 20-20 with Calgary ). I remember Halifax playing a test game with me. I had stopped playing the game religiously around 2000. Played it occasionally between 2000 and 2007. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? Well, since I play both, they are both special in their own way. The SNES version just feels like an arcade version of the game. If you were to go to an arcade, and they had 94 there, SNES would be the game. It's very random, weight doesn't matter as much like in the Genesis version, and I feel it is the easiest to learn and play (though both games are, SNES is easier to learn to me). The ratings are accurate, so you don't usually need to go deep in to a roster to pick a good lineup. Goalie Control sucks, I always refer to it as playing Arkanoid or just moving a brick around. Genesis on the other hand has more of a technical aspect to it. Because of that, there is more of a thought process in choosing the right team, the right players, and the right matchup. This makes it fun in it's own way. It's still easy to pick up and play, but if you want to get good, you have to know a lot more about the workings of the game (Weight bug, etc). There's also many more ways to score than in SNES. A lot less shots hitting the posts too. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Yes, not as much as I used to be the past few years. I like RPGs mainly, real-time strategy games. I stick mostly to retro consoles. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yes. I am a big Calgary Flames fan. Started following them in the 90s because of NHL94. They were my favorite team to play as. I also love football (Miami Dolphins). 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? It was really cool. I felt like we were all friends already. A lot of a person's personality is displayed by how they act/post on the forums, so when you meet them in person, you already know who they are. It was just like meeting up with old friends. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) Yeah. I think at the time when I joined I was playing Xenosaga, and there's a character names chaos who is pretty badass. Lame story. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? I think anyone who knows me knows the answer to this. Mats Sundin. Hands down most underrated player in the game. His clutchness for me ranks at a 99. There are times I try not to draft him and he still falls into my lap. Bonus 11. Are you only guy who maintains nhl94online.com? Yeah I'm the only guy, since 2009. Bonus 12. Who actually designed that site, and when did it happen? So, long story. I believe it was Evan (site creator) and his friend Jacob, back in 2005 (Evan would have more info about this). Jacob ran the 94online site and updated the database, website, etc. The problem with the old setup was it was only set up for Classic, and changes had to be made manually between seasons. So 2008 rolled around, and Evan had asked on the boards if anyone would be willing to make the site more dynamic so that it could host multiple leagues. I had some self-taught experience in PHP and MySQL (which was what the database and website was coded with) so I offered my help. When I started, I knew zero about HTML, CSS, and JS (there is actually very little JS used on the site). Had to learn it on the fly, mostly using the internet and some books as resources. I built the database from scratch, then I ended up having to rewrite almost all the PHP and webpage code for the site. So starting in 2009, the site was capable of hosting multiple leagues at once, and any type of league (not just Classic). In the beginning, from 2005 (I'm guessing) - 2013, game logging was done by the home team entering the final score, and the away team confirming it (this was deemed the fair way to upload). So the only game data we had were final scores, GF, GA, etc from that data. In 2013, I added save state functionality, and the site is how it is today, with some minor tweaks along the way. Unfortunately, all the code now is old! It needs to be re-written (especially the webpages which are showing their age). I'm working on this slowly but surely. The site will have a new design.
    3 points
  18. Had another one that was being revised. Amazon.com
    2 points
  19. I posted a new version of my ROM tonight, with the following menu modification. Steps to reproduce… 1. Start with clean original code. 2. Go to 0xF8AB0 and 0xF8B2C. 3. Verify that they read 4EB9000F98C6 and 4EB9000F9AAC respectively. 4. Change them to 4E714E714E71 and 4E714E714E71. (thanks to @smozoma via @seamor!) 5. Go to 0xF8A8E, 0xF8B0C, and 0xF8B42 6. Verify that they read 4E at each of these three locations. 7. Change the value to 20 at each of these three locations. This will inject a space at the beginning of the first, third and fourth line of data display for the player in the menu. These lines will not show the data that is meant to be displayed there, and instead only the players number and name is displayed on the second line. Doing this means that your player preview can no longer show any stats or user records for any player on any team, it will only show names and numbers. Has been tested with User Records turned on and populated with data, using emulation with memory errors and 68k errors simulated. That's as close as I can get without original Genesis/Mega Drive hardware.
    2 points
  20. Hello @inthequantum, I know why it’s not working… the BIN *is* the ROM! Just drop it in OpenEMU, and it will work fine. I believe The Sauce’s ROM is uncompressed and ready to go. But even if it were zipped, no need to unzip it with OpenEMU, just drop it in. cheers, -Adam p.s. FYI, OpenEMU, is not an emulator, but a front end for various emulator cores, sort of like Retroarch. Last I checked, it uses GenesisPlus 1.7.4.14 to play Genesis/Mega Drive ROMs.
    2 points
  21. I agree, the color portraits are simply amazing. This ROM is special, brings back some memories when I see the old teams and names from Baseball Stars. Thanks @von Ozbourme!
    2 points
  22. I thought this was NHL 94 community vote?
    2 points
  23. Bob Kudelski - SNES 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Adam G, 38, Ottawa Agriculture regulatory specialist with Canadian government. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Movies. I rate every movie I ever watch from 1-10. Some of my favourites are Total Recall, Major League, Drive, Army of Darkness, American Psycho, Casino Royale, The Departed, Kids, Brigsby Bear, Pineapple Express, Out of the Furnace, There Will be Blood, Pan’s Labyrinth. Also, TV, podcasts, live comedy, board games, pizza, sour beers, all things Star Wars, hockey, softball, x-country ski, hiking, running. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I remember my brother and our neighbour came in with it one Fall day in 1993. I remember thinking “‘but we already have this game from last year, NHLPA ‘93.. are they planning to release a new version every year? That’s kind of crazy.” We played a few games and the one-timer was pretty hard to master, but was amazing once you got it to work. I actually remember getting NHLPA ‘93 much more clearly. I got it for christmas in 1992 and I know exactly where I was when I unwrapped it. I was big into collecting hockey cards at the time, so to see a box that featured profile pictures of real NHL players on it was pretty cool. I remember playing that game a lot that day. To this day, I still get that christmas feeling when I play it. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I think I found the website and forums in 2008 based on some web searches. I was probably just trying to find if there were others that still loved the game. Needless to say, I was very happy to hear there was a way to play online!! From 93 to 2008, I played sporadically, mostly by myself, against the computer. Throughout high school (94-99) I had a good friend that used to play, but he preferred NHL 95 because he said it was faster. We used to play on weekends where you had to do a shot of rye if you got scored on. It was a quick way to get primed for a night on the town. I had a lot fo the NHL titles over the years, but I kept going back to NHL 94. I couldn’t shake it. I used to do full best of 7 playoffs and record the player stats with pen and paper. I think Joe Sakic had a 100 point post season and would have easily won the Conn Smythe. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? The gameplay is so good. The physics feel very real, in a surreal way. Even though it looks so simple, it feels more like skating and real hockey, than any other hockey game I’ve played. The other thing I love is just the era of the game. It’s based on 92/93 which might be the greatest NHL season ever. The Sens enter the league, the Habs win he Cup, multiple hall of famers scoring 100+ points. The timing of the game also hit that sweet spot of videogame generations in terms of style, graphics and gameplay. It's not too simple (like Pong), but it's not too complicated (like NHL 19). Love this game. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? I’m a retro gamer, but not a modern gamer. My dad brought an NES home to me and my brother back in ‘86, before any of my friends had even heard of it. I loved the NES, followed by the SNES and N64, but I never had an XBox or Playstation. I got really into some first person shooter PC games in the early to mid-2000’s, like Unreal Tournament and Call of Duty, but those games just sucked up hours and hours of my day which isn’t something I can afford to do anymore. More recently, I tried out the trendy games like Pokemon Go and Fortnite on the iPhone to see what all the fuss was about, but that was short lived. In recent years, the only time I really play videogames is during NHL ‘94 tournament or league play, or at the local barcade which has all the classic 80’s and 90’s arcade games. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? I follow the NHL very closely. I’m in multiple fantasy hockey leagues and pools. I used to have half-season tickets for the Senators, but I don’t really watch NHL games anymore, just the highlights. I only casually follow basketball and baseball - I’m still a big fan of the Ottawa Lynx. They were the Expos AAA farm team and won the international championship in 1995. I have multiple Lynx hats and a Lynx jacket which is my prized pos session. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? It was great to meet guys in person. I don’t think there were any surprises. I felt like I already knew a lot of the guys. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) I’m a big fan of the Ottawa Senators. I thought Bob Kudelski was an unsung hero of the early Ottawa Senators and I didn’t want people to forget about him. He was a great goal scorer and gave us something to cheer about in the early days. In only 90 games with Ottawa, he scored 47 goals. I met him a few years ago at a Sens home opener and I told him the team could really use his scoring ability right now. He really liked that comment. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Can I have two? The first is Cam Neely. The combination of size, skating and puck skills make Neely perhaps the most complete forward in the game. While his offensive ratings are not as outstanding as some other top forwards, it’s the size and aggressiveness that put Neely over the top. I was recently looking back at his career stats and realized what a great goal scorer he was. From 89/90 to 93/94, he scored 176 GOALS in just 216 games. That’s insane. No wonder he’s such a beast in this game. The second is Slava Fetisov, who I think is the most underrated player in the game, in terms of being talked about and recognized within the community. He’s a huge player, with very good agility, stickhandling and passing. One of the best defenseman for shutting down the opposition with crushing hits and strong outlet passes. Honourable mentions go to Mario Lemieux, Alexander Mogilny and Steve Yzerman. Lemieux and Mogilny might be the best in the game, skill-wise. Yzerman is a personal favourite because I play hockey in the Steve Yzerman arena, and those old Red Wings teams were just awesome.
    2 points
  24. SEGATHON - GENS (with NHL 95 *ducks as trash is thrown my direction*) 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Nick AKA the Commish, I sell mats, Twin Cities, MN. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Taking care of my kiddos, Curling, hunting, and poultry….Have a Pigeon FB site I put up one day when I was bored and now have like 5,000 followers. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? Grade school Bday sleepover, played it all night and felt like the players were melting on the screen from sleep deprivation. May of been the OG NHL Sega version. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) Internet search on Altavista, not Google, Maybe I askedjeeves? When I started using the Internet for more than just logging into my Hotmail account and found this glorious site. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? Breaking out the game with old friends puts people into a kid like mindset, you don’t talk about paying mortgages, you talk about how the computer is screwing you on penalties. A simpler time 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? Having 3 kids put a damper on may gaming. Still love retro sports games like Tecmo, NBA JAM, Ps2 Madden. Will get my arse kicked on Fortnite mobile when I’m on the can. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? The North Stars left town when I was a kid so College Hockey was extra big to me, Many schools in MN area. Did a Fantasy College Hockey league where we manually kept stats for a while. Love watching all sports. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? NHL 94 tourney is still on my bucket list but have been to a bunch of Segathons and Tecmo events. Always great to meet people in person. Jerr said it best above, Big Personalities, humble guys. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) Segathon is our yearly NHL 95 Tourney. We always held little tourneys but with the advent of Digital Cameras and the easily posted primitive internet webpages in the early 2000s I askedjeaves and found "theunholygrail.com" which was the exact same thing as our segathons, A NHL 95 tourney with friends. Started documenting it and the rest is history. Probably the only time one a year I can get a bunch of my closest friends in the same room for a night. Another great thing is people find the site from all over and say they do the exact same thing. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Theo Fleury the little big man. He was small and I was small in grade school, plus the chroma red Flames looks so good in 16 bit.
    2 points
  25. kingraph - GENS 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Raph, 39, New Jersey. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? All things '94, Bowling, and tons of other stuff, just don't have any time. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I bought NHL'94 when it came out, I first had '93 when I was a young teenager. I loved all sports and RPG games. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I did not know about NHL94.com until around 2010. I randomly found '94 and created an account to post about a bug where your pass doesn't count as complete when you do a one-timer. It drove me nuts as I love stats. Shortly thereafter I received Halifax's spam e-mail about Spring Classic, and my life was ruined from there on. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? Simple to learn, difficult to master 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? In general, yes, I love video games and would play them 24/7/365 since I have an addictive/obsessive personality. I played the hell out of Commodore 64 games, NES and Sega Genesis. Knowing this, I never bought another console after Genesis because I knew it would ruin me during college and adulthood. My son got an Xbox, so now I am casually playing again. Rocket League has gotten my interest as a game to play because it's simple to learn, (extremely) difficult to master. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Hockey was #1 for me growing up, along with the NBA and other major sports. Over the years my interest waned. I now love NFL football the most, and casually follow other sports, mainly due to time. I watch as much playoff hockey as I can though. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? Toronto is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. Meeting so many real people behind the screen names was surreal to say the least. The only "surprise" is how impactful these experiences have been. Anytime I am playing, or even chatting, with someone online that I have met in real life, the experience is completely different. It's much more personable, and awesome. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) When I first got my AOL account setup, they asked for a screenname. "Raph" was taken, so I went with kingraph. I thought about it for about 10 seconds. Over a decade later, '94 was using AOL IM as the primary way of contacting each other, so I reset my account and was surprised it worked! I also didn't realize I'd be playing and consuming '94 as much as I did! 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? My original favorite was Russ Courtnall. I loved his speed and the fact that he was not an elite player. Dallas was great to play with, much for the same reasons. Since then, I have come to love fat defensemen. Scott Stevens is probably my favorite now.
    2 points
  26. Halifax - SNES 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Darrell,41, I help franchise business owners get money to get started. 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? Running nhl’94 tournaments and thats all I have to say about that. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I had nhl93 for snes. And I told my buddies. “ If 94 gets manual goalie and one timers, you’re all dead.” And I was right for 10 years. Until I played online. Then I was not right. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) 2006. First game was against Schwartz. I didn’t have a controller, had no idea how to use a keyboard. So I just sucked. Schwartz goes up 3-0 in the first minute. Then lays off the gas once he realized it was non competitive. I didn’t play again until I got the snes adapter. I love Schwartz by the way. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? I love losing to aj. And Kingraph. And annatar and bobk and jammer and Kevin and Schwartz and gorecki and 90jacket and.... 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? I love retro sports games and I like new games. I’m still trying to make it to South Korea so I can win league of legends. I’m undefeated. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Well, I play Air hockey, Ball hockey, Barn Hockey, Bubble Hockey, Field hockey, Floor hockey, Ice hockey, Kitchen hockey, Road hockey,Roller hockey, Table hockey, Twist hockey And I play hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey, hockey,hockey all the time! 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? They are who I Thought they were. And I let em off the hook. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) smozoma was already taken so I just picked Halifax 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? Peter sidorkewicz. Just cause he’s my favourite.
    2 points
  27. Howdy! Sorry for the delay in posting an updated version of the ROM... been a crazy, busy couple of weeks. V3 of this ROM is now in the OP. Added Tuukka Rask to Boston and some new players on some other teams. I haven't added Jack Eichel, yet. Waiting until he is cleared to play to see the impact on the roster. As always, lines and D-pairings are not 100% accurate. If you notice any mistakes, please let me know. Cheers!
    1 point
  28. I realized I never followed up on my previous post. The Pocketgo S30 is really great. Having it during work meetings or long road trips is awesome. I play to practice 94 on both Gens and SNES but it can play pretty much every console from Atari through some N64, Dreamcast, and PS1 but I don't recommend it. I can't remember if it came with a microSD card or not but they're pretty cheap to buy. The microSD card stores the ROMs(which you will need to download yourself) and pops right into a slot. I guess it's modeled after 8bitdo's SN30 gamepad. I had to update the emulators as the ones that come with the handheld aren't the best. However it's extremely easy to do. With the Simple 30 update mentioned below it comes with Retroarch so it should be familiar to most of us here. There is no WiFi for this model although some different models may have it. The sound isn't the best but it's not bad either. It comes with a headphone jack in case you want to play in bed and don't want to wake your partner up lol. After playing for a few hours my fingers and hands start to get cramped but I'm rarely ever playing more than an hour. The screen looks great especially after the Simple 30 update below. Here are the official specs: Quad Core 1.2GHZ AllWinner A33 CPU 512MB RAM Mali400 MP2 GPU 2600 MAH Battery (5 HOURS) 3.5″ IPS Display (480 X 320) USB-C Charging Headphone Jack I purchased it last year from RetroMini here for $59 USD but it looks like it's currently sold out. However there are alternative models on there. Amazon used to have it for $89 USD but it's also sold out there. eBay might have it but not sure. Simple 30 update to update the emulators(includes video and guide)
    1 point
  29. Wait, @halifax, you forgot to do a poll for "NHL94.com Video Game Of The Year!" You know what, I'll save you the trouble and suggest that you give it to..........NHL '94.
    1 point
  30. No problem, I DM'd you the spreadsheet and an idea for how to fix the problem (looks like they were using Time on Ice to solve the problem.. so all else being equal, the player with the most ice time would get the higher star!)
    1 point
  31. This is f**king AWESOME !!! ...but if you do an update, just an FYI that Europa on the Celestial Planets is actually female. And I agree that she should be one of the "stronger" players considering that her "planet" (moon) hosts one of the biggest hockey rinks in the Galaxy: Hence, my name (but no bias). Really, I'm not a "defensemen", but in high school & college, I was so fast that I did play both ends of the rink Also, I took a screenshot of the title screen & flipped it horizontally: Lemme know what you think. NHL94 - Hockey Stars (v1.1) [!]001.bmp
    1 point
  32. Yeah it would be cool to have different player models. You did that box art so well, I spent some time daydreaming of a true Hockey Stars port. I guess if I had a magic wand, the Hockey Stars would probably look like jumbo versions of NES Ice Hockey Players but with the Baseball stars art. So many little tweaks you could do like having the goalie get the "sweating" animation like the pitchers get in baseball when tired. The guys going over the boards, would be similar to grabbing a home run. Probably would do fighting much more like blades of steal look.
    1 point
  33. Howdy and Happy New Year's Eve! So, this is a ROM that I wanted to go back and work on. Looking back on the original, I feel, now, it wasn't "fully baked." I very much enjoy what it has now become and wanted to share. Please see the original post for all ROM details. Here are the major changes/updates from the original version: - Now 3v3. No Dmen this time. My season 3v3 ROMs are always 1 Dman, 1 center and 1 wing per line. This is just 3 forwards per line. - 16 NHL team lines and 2 special Olympic lines. Original had 25 NHL lines. Less is more! See OP for more details on said lines as well as a file with ratings. - Reduced checking and aggression for les hitting and in turn, less penalties. Apropos for 3v3. - Updated main title page art. While I liked the original photo of the '52 Production Line, I love this new photo as I feel it best represents the concept. - Some "clean up" of team logos. - Updated the music tables for the 18 teams. - Went with a light grey(ish) ice surface vs the blue. See screenshots above. If you have any questions, please let me know. Cheers!
    1 point
  34. I'm impressed with how well the color portraits turned out, and I also appreciate the attention to detail in changing the credits scroll to be SNK staff.
    1 point
  35. This is fantastic and I appreciate the length of the detail you went through in the art. As the person who fixed the "severed leg" in the stands, I DO notice and appreciate those kinds of things! With regards to center ice logos and logos in general, I thought the NHL Rewind version did a pretty good job redrawing all of the logos. I have copied a few for some recent ROMs If you were interested, I can send you the screenshots of all the teams from Rewind. Just PM me. Again, fantastic job!
    1 point
  36. LOL - ok let's try again. 1. If you have previously applied any fixes for the Washington freeze bug, revert to the original code. Do not do anything in this thread, other than the following… 2. Go to 0x00F8B2C 3. It should read: 4E 4. Change it to: 20 5. Save and test and please report back!
    1 point
  37. nice there is a 3-stars hack already which gives nice results for 5-minute period vs games: https://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/12181-tool-hack-applicator-aka-smozrom/
    1 point
  38. For this ROM and this ROM only, they should be... wait for it... the Sauceators. Top line: LW: Radsauce Bonksauce C: Jasauce Saucezza RW: Daniel Alfredosauce. D: Erik Karlsauce D: Wadesauce Reddensauce
    1 point
  39. here is the hex list for how many teams you want 7012 = 18 teams 7013 = 19 teams 7014 = 20 teams 7015 = 21 teams 7016 = 22 teams 7017 = 23 teams 7018 = 24 teams 7019 = 25 teams 701A = 26 teams 701B = 27 teams 701C = 28 teams 701D = 29 teams 701E = 30 teams 701F = 31 teams 7020 = 32 teams also found the location for the 93 30-32 team rom 000146BC - 7018
    1 point
  40. Well, due to having been away for quite a few years, I forgot the password on the original account for RedWingDevil. So I had little choice but to make a new account in here. Yeah, it's unusual, but that's how the cookie crumbles. I dunno if I'll be able to get it back, along with my old info that's still on the league pages. Well, might as well say stuff about myself! Name, age, occupation, location, system Guillemo, age 34, call center agent/translator, Baja California in Mexico, Gens/SNES. If we're talking about current systen, PS4 What hobbies or other interests do you have? Music, reading books ocassionally, comics, movies. Geek stuff When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? Well, the same way a guy does when they're looking to play classic games on emulators. NHL 94 was one of the games I got interested into the most, and then I remember watching some good hockey games in my childhood. That, and I never forgot the cool ad for the game in a videogame magazine. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) I've played emulators since... 2002. It has been that way for quite some time. I wasn't aware about NHL94.com until around 2009! I saw that classic video of a comeback on a game between Montreal and Quebec in YouTube; the name sort of came up and I got curious as I searched it on Google. The rest is history. What are a couple things that you love about the game? Even now, it's still pretty fast and dynamic, and the general feel is enduring. Also, the amount of players that I can still remember from the 1990s helps out a great deal. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? What games DON'T I play? Actually, I'd count them on one hand. That'd be simulators, games like Sim City, maybe those based on game shows... Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? Yeah, I follow it sometimes, especially when the mood hits me. There's also the NFL. I rarely follow other sports. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? Unfortunately, I do not have the good luck of ever being in a live tourney, or meeting new people from the community personally. My country pretty much plays fighting games, FIFA, FPS, and recently, classic gaming. It'd be pretty rare to find someone else who plays NHL games besides me, nevermind even know about it. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) It's just a boring story. I wanted to fit into the hockey theme in the community, and I kinda liked the Red Wings, so I went with RedWingDevil. For the leagues, I use Iceguy94 for theme purposes as well. Fitting in here was what I was aiming at. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? That's a very tough choice! A lot of them I like, but if I had to make the decision, I'd say Steve Yzerman. One of the most complete playmakers in the game; he can pretty much do no wrong when you start rolling with him and he's one slick skater & shooter.
    1 point
  41. 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Adam, 33, instructional designer, Pittsburgh, Genesis 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have Reading and learning, replaying NES and Genesis games, following the Penguins, other things 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? My cousins introduced me to NHL'93. At a Mother's Day dinner, we talked about how great '94 was going to be, and here we are. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) At no point since its release have I ever stopped playing it. Randomly searched for NHL'94 related content in the mid-2000s. I think I created my profile in 2006 or 2008 but didn't participate until 2017. 5. What are a couple of things you love about the game? Every game is completely different, just like in real life. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? I used to be much more of a gamer, but I've lost interest in the new systems. I only play NHL'94 and the NES Classic now. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? I watch most sports and follow Pittsburgh and Arizona teams (lived in AZ for six years). 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I haven't been to a tourney yet, but I'd like to so I can put faces with usernames. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) My screen name is my birth name, so you'd have to ask my parents about the origin. I just rather people know my name than use an alias. 10. Favorite NHL'94 player in game (and why)? Nelson Emerson because he was a monster in '93. They nerfed him in '94 and put Craig Janney (SUPER SCRUB) on the top line. Then, somehow, Janney is a 100 in '95, which is half the reason I don't acknowledge that game. My wife is on board to include the name 'Emerson' for if we have a boy at some point, so that's cool.
    1 point
  42. nice thread, love hearing a little background on everyone.
    1 point
  43. CoachMac - GENS 1. Name, age, occupation, location? Bill, Teacher and Coach in NORTHERN Nevada 2. What hobbies or other interests do you have? I am a huge Backcountry Skier. It is my number one favorite activity. I go almost daily all winter. I usually get over 100 days a year. Mostly just with my dogs, but wife and kids do join me for maybe 10 of those days. On a typical day I will climb 2500 vertical feet and make one sweet untracked run back to the house. I also usually get at least 1 helicopter ski trip in a year. In the Summer I run/hike most of those same backcountry areas where I ski. My daughters are both endurance Horseback riders so we spend a great deal of time as a family out in the Wild Country of the west Camping and supporting them as they ride 50, 75, and 100 mile races across, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho. 3. When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? I bought 94 in the Fall of 1993. I was hugely disappointed in the fact that fighting was removed. I went back to playing 92 and 93 and really never touched 94 until the King of 94 in 2015. When I joined the site (2011) it was to play and run 92 and 93 Leagues and to learn how to edit 93 into original 6 roms. 4. When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) 2011 as stated above was when I found the site. We had been having local Tecmo, Rbi, Jams, and 92 and 93 tourneys nonstop since the early 90's. 5. What are a couple things that you love about the game? I love the Organ Music, the logos, the Era (1986-1994). It is second best era of hockey besides the Original 6. 1994 was also the end of that era as the 95 strike, Gary Bettman, and the neutral zone trap ruined hockey forever. Also the instigator penalty and the gradual elimination of fighting. 6. Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? I hate Video games and technology. I know LOL, but I only play sports games from 90's and only after I have completely exhausted myself doing something physical. I like Board games, Cards (not poker), and Cribbage.I LOVE Table Hockey. 7. Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? I somewhat follow hockey, but todays game is far less interesting to me.(Lack of fighting, Helmets, Concussion protocol, Stanley Cup finals in July)I have lost all interest in the NFL because of turf, domes, and the anthem thing was end for me.I somewhat follow College Football.I somewhat follow baseball. World Series is my current favorite event. 8. If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? I've been to all 3 King of 94's.The fact that most of the guys were seemed more like Hockey guys and did not seem like video game nerds was really cool and actually really surprised me. 9. What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) Almost no one I know calls me anything but Coach or CoachMac. Most people don't know who William, Will, Bill, or Billy is. When I joined this site it was really the first and only thing like this I've done, so I just went with what people know me as. 10. Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? If you mean in the Video game. Patrick Roy, because I hate Ed Belfour and can not use Manual Goalie. If you mean in real hockey, Bob Probert and Marty McSorley, I think you know why...
    1 point
  44. If you answer these questions yourself -- and please do!-- you can use this as a template. Here are the original 10 questions: Name, age, occupation, location, system answer here What hobbies or other interests do you have? answer here When did you get introduced to the game NHL'94? How did it happen? answer here When did you get introduced to nhl94.com and the online community? Were you playing between these two dates? (That is, between first becoming aware of game, and first becoming aware of nhl94.com.) answer here What are a couple things that you love about the game? answer here Are you a gamer in general? What other games do you play? answer here Do you follow hockey in real life? Any other sports? answer here If you have been to a live tourney, what was it like meeting the real people behind the screen names? Any big surprises? answer here What is behind your screen name? (Origin story, if there is one.) answer here Favorite NHL94 player in game (and why)? answer here
    1 point
  45. That's funny. The cause is that a "signed byte" can store numbers from -128 to 127. If you try to add to a number greater than 127, it'll wrap around to -128, -127 etc. If the game displayed 0, I guess they had some code to protect against displaying negative numbers. I don't know why they didn't use an unsigned byte (0-255)!
    1 point
  46. here is the ea sports 93 version EA Sports NHLPA 93.zip
    1 point
  47. I am proud to introduce to you the 2008 SNES International ROM! This ROM features the top 28 international hockey teams, from Austria to the USA, and: * all non-fictional players * fully redone home and away jerseys * fully redone banners and text * new playoff seeding * in the international spirit, no center-ice logos for any team This is a JUICED BETA version of the ROM. I will be making an unjuiced beta of the ROM and putting it out shortly as well so that there is indeed a difference between Canada and the Netherlands. Things that still need to be done include setting lines, so please provide your insight! I can change rosters as well if I glaringly missed someone. Please enjoy and comment on any bugs you might find. It was a lot of hard work but hopefully that shows through. EDIT: version 0.2 now with non-crashy Switzerland and Czech Republic Fix! nhl94_intlrom_juicedbeta.zip
    1 point
  48. Here is the Original 93 rom with the weight bug fix. NHLPA NHL '93 WB.bin
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