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    We (NHL94.com) have partnered with the Mario Lemieux Foundation to put together an online NHL'94 tournament! All proceeds will benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation for cancer research. Entry Fee: $19.94 donation to the Mario Lemieux Foundation Prizes: The champions for both Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis will receive an NHL'94 plaque signed by Mario Lemieux! There will be other prizes that will be given away as well as part of the tournament. Registration (starts Friday at 12 EST): https://www.nhl94.com/sochel94 When: Registration ends May 30th. Opening rounds start June 6th. Rules: 5 Min Periods, Penalties Off, Offsides Off, Manual Goalie Tournament Style format - Best of 3 series each round Pick one team to use entire tournament Full rules here: https://www.nhl94.com/sochel94/rules.html Entrants: 64 player cap on each system (Genesis & SNES) Can I Play Both?: Yes, with a separate donation for each entry. So if you enter both, donate $19.94 x 2 = $39.88! I hope all of you online veterans play, and set good examples for any new players that play as part of this tournament! Links: Mario Lemieux Foundation Website: https://mariolemieux.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MarioLemieuxFdn/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarioLemieuxFdn NHL94.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nhl94dotcom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarioLemieuxFdn
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    hey! i've been lurking for a while and finally decided to sign up. i'm phil, i'm from quebec city, and you'll get to know me better later on! will try and set up for a test game asap. see y'all around!
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    Gonna go with this one before I make a biggie... Just a mock-up.
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    2020 NCHC.bin I went back in time to 2016 and approved Arizona State's application to join the NCHC - with only one independent I had to find somewhere to put them... One more conference remaining before the Frozen Four with the Top 32 college teams.
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    Finished up with the East Coast teams... 2020 Hockey East.bin
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    I found this method to be pretty useful when trying to find the palette for an image in Genesis. This will use a combination of the GENS Emulator Shell Mod and a Hex Editor program (I use HxD). Let's say you are looking through Tile Molester and you find the "Hot" Image in the Ron Barr screen. It will look like this: This just happens to be 6x2 without any shared tiles, so pretty easy to find when you get to location F5B00. The harder part is locating the palette this image is using. If you open up the ROM using the GENS Emulator, there is a tool called VDP RAM. Open that tool when you are at the screen where the image is displayed. The tool will show you the current palette the game is using (it's always 4 palettes, 16 colors each). You can click each palette and figure out if your image is using 1 or multiple. In this case, it was clear that the "Hot" image was using the 4th palette. You can "dump palette" and it will save a .bin file of the palette that you can open up in Hex. In my case, I knew that I wanted the information on the 4th palette (each 2 bytes is one color -- there are 64 there, I am highlighting the last 16, or the 4th palette) Copy that information and then search for those exact hex values in your ROM (paste into search bar): You should get a result and that is the palette colors that match the one you found. In my instance, this was the only match, so pretty sure this was the palette (Hex B3DC0, which is 736704 in Decimal). I don't know if that will work for every palette, but this was definitely quicker for me than sifting through HivePal or looking through code. Happy hacking!
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    If ya never heard of a shadow box or diorama: I'm thinking of doing The Rangers and Canucks, with the full rink with the poster size 36" x 24": Thinking about putting the '94 logo from the box at center ice, super imposed in a 3d style, and doing some custom sprites with the cup and the crowd. Appreciate any input / advice. Will def post pics when I'm done with the whole thing in 2033.
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    Hello all- here are my edited roms. Some background: My preference is NHLPA '93 (It's what I had growing up, and the one timer and I aren't friends). These were primarily built for my personal entertainment, some things were important to me and other things weren't, so sorry if it doesn't fit your style! I built the roms in the style of season replays from Strat o Matic- meaning end of season injured players are in the lineup, players who missed most of the season on the bench (ala Lemieux in '93-'94 is not in the three lines). This does mean that players are based off how their stats that one season, not how good they really are. I also built it with line changes in mind, using the top three lines according to Strat-o-matic (SOM Lines/Rosters which means the SC1 line isn't always the best line, be careful if you are a NLC person since '93 doesn't allow for that line to be different than SC1). I also edited some colors of jerseys to my preferences. Ratings were based on the original formulas and ROMs for those seasons, and similarly performing players for new players. Fighting ratings for the first couple of Roms came from dropyourgloves.com before it shut down (Win %'s were huge for determining those ratings!, then Hockeyfights for the later ones. I believe these are all WB fixed. I did not remove teams (so SJ/TBY/OTW are all in '90-91), or update/edit banners (Dallas is Minnesota, New Jersey's banner has the wrong colors). Playoff draws are based on the structure of the year and rough probabilities of a given team's finishing position. Enjoy if you'd like, skip them if you wouldn't! Asher413 90-91 replay.bin Asher413 92-93 replay.bin Asher413 93-94 replay.bin
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    So since joining the site and participating in all of the draft leagues I've always thought it would be interesting to know which players stack up speed-wise. We know that there are 3 attributes that play into a player's speed: Weight (higher weight reduces acceleration) Speed (top speed) Agility (acceleration) Now, we all know who the speedsters are - but how do the heavier weights stack up? This is an important topic when you get to the later rounds of a draft. I did not test the entire league, and have only tested 3 teams (CGY/VAN/QUE 69 players total) - but think the results are important. My test was simple, how fast could a player go from a dead stop at center-ice to the first set of hash-marks skating in a straight line? I used smoz's hot/cold hack to collect proper agility/speed numbers, and set each player from each team in the shoot-out mode in Retroarch. I had RA display a running frame total, and recorded each player skating. I then marked the starting frame and ending frame for each which gave me a measurement that I could convert to time (# frames divided by 60 = seconds). Now some of these players would not have reached top speed in that short distance - but that is not what I was measuring, this was a sprint - all acceleration. Fastest player in the test was Bure (1.93 seconds), slowest was Smyth (3.00 seconds). So there is more than a full second spread in that dataset. Let's have a look a look at the data: It's important to note that many of these players would have had hot/cold stats, Looking at 7 weight players with 4Agi/4Spd - there is a 0.12 second spread depending on the bonuses. Sundin was neither hot/cold on the highend and Ricci's Spd stat was COLD. Also interesting to see the 3/3 speed players of various weights, all in the 2.30-2.38 range. You've got players ranging from 6 weight all the way up to 10 weights putting up similar times. Lapointe in this group had a max speed bonus, while those putting up the low end of the range were COLD. I kind of threw this post together, just to get the information posted somewhere - before it disappeared on my hard-drive. Hopefully someone will find this handy when drafting a team. I'll make an effort to add another couple teams, and update my findings in the future.
  10. 3 points
    ..need that kid on the glass. Could also put the four coloured stars under select players, representing 4-play.
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    This has been asked a bunch, so here it is. This Google Sheet has all of the NHL'94 players, duplicates removed, and their ratings. This is useful for draft leagues or anyone interested in the player attributes. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Vr9sVwLbLhpp3baIKDvk-VaA2aom2IonjEB84u5wgqc/edit?usp=sharing I added the ability to customize the player overall scores as compared to the original version. For reference, here is how the overall calculation works in NHL'94 (thanks @smozoma! - original reference) OVERALL CALCULATION Wayne Gretzky is 87 overall! But what does that mean? The default overall calculation that the game uses for Forwards and Defensemen is as follows. Take the attributes values (0-6) and multiply them by the following factors: Agility x 2 Speed x 3 Offensive Awareness x 3 Defensive Awareness x 2 Shot Power x 1 Checking x 2 Stickhandling x 3 Shot Accuracy x 2 Endurance x 1 Passing x 1 Add all of those numbers together to get the “overall” number. There are two caveats: If the total is less than 50, divide the total number by 2 and add 25. the total is above 99, the overall will display 99. So for Wayne Gretzky, his calculation would be as follows. Agility: 6 x 2 = 12 Speed: 4 x 3 = 12 Offensive Awareness: 5 x 3 = 15 Defensive Awareness 4 x 2 = 8 Shot Power: 2 x 1 = 2 Checking: 2 x 2 = 4 Stickhandling: 6 x 3 = 18 Shot Accuracy: 2 x 2 = 4 Endurance: 6 x 1 = 6 Passing: 6 x 1 = 6 12+12+15+8+2+4+18+6+6 = 87! For Goalies Agility x 4.5 (round down) Defensive Awareness x 4.5 (round down) Puck Control x 4.5 (round down) Stick Right x 1 Stick Left x 1 Glove Right x 1 Glove Left x 1 The same two caveats apply. Note that the game has given the most importance to speed, offensive awareness and stickhandling for both forwards and defensemen by weighing those attributes by 3, but this is not likely what you value most in a player. The sheet that I provided allows you to value the attributes to your OWN preference to come up with new calculated ratings: On this page you can change the values in the "custom" ratings and the sheet that says "new ratings" will update automatically. The automatic scale will make sure the top rated F/D/G are the same as the original game so the data makes sense. The sheet is defaulting to be equal to the original. I'll show you an example for forwards. Let's say I value Speed, Shot Power, Stick Handling and Agility a bunch, while I don't really care about Endurance, or the Awareness. And so I put in my new custom attributes as follows: When I go to my Forwards on the "New Ratings" sheet, you can see the updated overall calculations as compared to the original: Mario isn't the top rated player anymore, but Mogilny, Yzerman, Bure, etc. If you want lighter players, put a negative value on weight. Really, you can customize your ratings however you prefer. This is very helpful for draft leagues, or in general. Note that the automatic scale won't work in Excel unless you have the Excel 365 version because it uses the function MAXIFS. If you have an older version of Excel, you'll need to manually adjust the scale.
  12. 3 points
    I make a ton of stuff just for my own enjoyment, but with the extra time at home, I thought others might be interested in trying something new. * This ROM uses the weight bug, and I strategically lowered a few players' weights to add more hitters to the game experience. I always thought that hitting with the lighter weight bug guys was just more fun. * Besides that "inaccuracy," the game includes San Jose, Tampa, and Ottawa because I work from the Original ROM. (I believe that other versions won't work on my Everdrive.) * It is made to play with line changes - with some fun hitters and fighters (but bad scorers) added to the checking line. I set up 3 lines with fun in mind. * Try playing solo with a bad team or mid-level team and do not allow yourself to use "the move." I made the game based on my fond memories of my first set of Topps cards and my first Panini sticker album and filled gaps with Hockey Reference.com. I made several tweaks for my what I consider "fun factor over accuracy," but I also pay close attention to stats/history. If anyone wants to know more, I can explain my ideas, but I would say - just try it and enjoy! 89 NHLPA WB.bin 89 NHLPA WB.bin
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    I'm not from somewhere cool like Ireland. Just Pennsylvania.I heard about this place due to the Lemieux tournament. I'm really excited to play more NHL 94. That was our go-to game to play together in college. Shoutout to @lego who helped me test my connection and online play.
  14. 3 points
    I just ate a whole box of oreos.
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    2020 ECAC Hockey.bin
  16. 2 points
    I'm new to this forum and would love to attend a live tournament if life ever returns to somewhat normal. I live in New England so I'd probably only be willing to travel to the NYC or maybe a Montreal tournament(although I've never been to Canada) since they're both within a reasonable driving distance. I don't travel much LOL. Is the NYC tournament strictly for Gens or both? I play mostly SNES but will play Gens if it's the only option. I would agree with having different divisions(A, B, C) so people aren't deterred after getting smoked by an A player in a tournament and never returning due to costs of travel. Having lanyards or name tags with Discord and real names could be helpful and maybe even break the ice for some of the shyer people. It seems like it would be worth the trip for me personally even if I get tossed out of the tournament early so I could meet some new people. Whether it's the first time meeting someone after playing against them online or just meeting them for the first time regardless it would be cool. I'm hoping a tournament eventually comes to Boston but who knows. I'm too disorganized to host one myself. I can barely plan a family BBQ. LOL
  17. 2 points
    This is a half baked ROM hack from 10 years ago that I never finished but was considering completing it little by little as my last project ever. The concept is this: the fate of the world depends on winning the Stanley Cup... Plot is a little thin, but it's a work in progress Here are the teams so far: Wu-Tang Clan Predators (invisible skaters) Jeremy Roenick with no goalie Middle Earth Lizard People WWF Marvel Super Heroes DC Super Heroes MemeStars The Warriors Cosa Nostra Tech Support NHL'94 All-Stars Storm Troopers Chicago Gangsters Retirement Home Seniors Hades Undead Skeletons Vaticans San Quentin, Death-Row Fugitives (from old 2on2, league rom) Woodstock Hippies Japan Yakuza Bloods Crips Russian Mafia Shaolin Monks Ninjas Democrats Republicans West Coast Billionaires Pimps B-Listers Phantoms Russian All-Stars Open to any suggestions. The crazier the better. Maybe we can squeeze in a Mutant League Hockey Team. Bolded = confirmed teams
  18. 2 points
    So what team you dudes going with to win the Mario?
  19. 2 points
    The gangs from The Warriors, led by Luther. Or the warriors themselves. Uniforms can be skin with leather vests.
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    Fun fact - the order in which you find the team logos in the NHL'94 ROM (original, not the 30 team ROM) isn't in order. Two teams are off - Dallas and New York Islanders. The reason, I am guessing, is they lifted these logos straight from NHLPA ("93"). Dallas was Minnesota, which was right after Los Angeles and before Montreal. And New York Islanders was "Long Island", which was after Hartford, but before Los Angeles. If those team names are changed, they end up in the right order. I guess I can reference '93, but I'm pretty sure this is the reason. That's it, just thought that was fun to see.
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    Fun fact, the Flyers traded two 1st-round picks to the Leafs for their backup goalie, Ken Wregget. What a steal for the Leafs? Well.. Ken Wregget would play another 375 NHL games, while Allan Bester (Leafs' starting goalie), #12 draft pick RW Rob Pearson, and #21 draft pick D Steve Bancroft would go on to play 337 career games after that season (62 for Bester, 269 for Pearson, and 6 for Bancroft). The defenseman taken with the pick after Bancrot was Adam Foote.
  23. 2 points
    Love that fact that the guy hasn't updated the site layout in 20 years. It's like a neighborhood diner.
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    Ha! I scoured YouTube looking for this really nice feature by Hockey Night in Canada about him, but I can't find it. It shows how he has "Bergeron-Cleary" etched onto the Cup to honour both of his parents, about his dad's heritage tracing back to Belfast, and what it means to the Irish community of Boston (and Bruin fans) to realize that one of their hockey heroes is really one of their own, considering his family tree. I know that there are written articles about it out there.
  25. 2 points
    I've been lurking for about 8 years or so for roster updates(thank you) but the SoChel tourney finally pushed me to join. I joined the SNES SoChel tournament and mostly play SNES. However I will play either version of the game. I grew up on Gens NHLPA 93 and SNES NHL 94 as those were the carts my parents bought me and brothers. I quickly dabbled into @chaos roster tool yesterday and swapped out Rick Tocchet from ASE to myself. Obviously I made myself 100 overall. I showed my wife in the game and she just laughed in pity haha. The only thing is if I go into Player Stats mid-game it freezes. I must be missing something and will need to research more when I'm not running around chasing my kid or changing his diapers. I hope to eventually create an all-time Bruins roster and maybe Detroit as a rival because the Habs don't deserve my time. Anyways, this is an incredible community and I've been scouring the forums the past two weeks finding all kinds of stuff. Hopefully I can bring something to the party other than laughs.
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    This was the song I danced to at my wedding....
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    Big Bird was a natural on the ice. You don't want to end up along the boards with Big Bird. Bert running some major interference setting up the one-timer, in True NHL 94 fashion the refs didn't call it.
  29. 2 points
    Just saw the ESPN article and realized I last played here 6 years ago, damn. Joe Baker is in. Too bad I'm only good in the regular season.
  30. 2 points
    Arda wrote a great short article about it on ESPN https://www.espn.com/esports/story/_/id/29142689/mario-lemieux-foundation-present-charity-nhl-94-tournament
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    Thanks guys! I updated the pictures on the first post of this thread. RECENT UPDATES: * Skate colors on players on the bench match skate colors of players on the ice now * Stick color changed to grey to reflect newer sticks *Updated the "NHL 20" logo on the selection screen * Inserted "Jeep" and "Adidas" sponsors on the pause menu screen Work continues...
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    2020 WCHA.bin Here's the last of the 6 Division I conferences... Little bittersweet as Alabama Huntsville's program was cancelled while I was working on this one. Finishing up with the top 32 teams nationwide in a "Frozen Four" national championship ROM.
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    I wouldn't say I've been lurking but I've known about this place ever since I first heard about it when I watched Chris Alaimo's history of NHL '94 about 4 years ago on YouTube on his Classic Gaming Quarterly channel. I've seen the love you've received in subsequent years from The Hockey News and documentaries, etc. I've been a follower on Twitter probably for a little over a year now. My profile pretty much says everything you need to know. But to quickly summarize is I'm originally from the NW suburbs of the Twin Cities and I currently live in South Central Wisconsin. I am an avid NHL fan and have been blogging about my favorite team and hockey in general for 16+ years. I remember when I first picked up NHL '94 back when I was in High School. It was during that crappy time shortly after the North Stars had left for Dallas. Just seeing Dallas in that game wasn't pleasant. Then seeing Dallas win the Stanley Cup a few years later was rather bittersweet to say the least. Whether its right or wrong, I still hate that team immensely. So when I used to play I used to be Hartford or the Nordiques a lot with the hope those teams would come to Minnesota; plus I love their jerseys and logos. Pat Verbeek and Geoff Sanderson are machines! Then the Wild came along and I was a fan of them even before the announced what their name would be. Its been mostly a roller coaster ride of mediocrity but it could be worse. Beyond that, life is treating me well and since I'm the only kid in my house, unless you count my wife...just living the dream.
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    Classic Rock Stars(Zeppelin, Who, Floyd, Stones, AC/DC, Sabbath, etc) Military/Police? Dead Presidents Canadian non-hockey athletes(Steve Nash(NBA), Larry Walker(MLB), Lennox Lewis(Boxing), Gary/Paul Gait(Lacrosse), Ben Johnson(Track), Georges St Pierre(UFC), etc) Cartoon Characters-Looney Tunes, Muppets, Disney, etc
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    Yeah, I dragged all four files over...and I have also gone into Documents/RetroArch and I see the Core and ROMs folder, see attached for screenshot... I've figured out my problem - I wasn't selecting "Start Directory", instead I was thinking the ROM folder/files would be listed on that screen... So we're all good now, thanks boys!
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    This is f'ing SICK. Please make two and contact me immediately.
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    For SNES, I recommend using an original SNES controller with USB converter. If you don't have one, find one on kijiji or ebay, but make sure it's original and not a cheap reprod. For USB converter, I highly recommend this one. It works great, excellent quality, and matches the SNES purple/grey aesthetic: https://www.retrousb.com/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=29&osCsid=5847653417198baa1a153a618bbc8ef2
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    JK3 is killin' it with these awesome quarantine-era roms!!! Nice job buddy!
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    Yes, totally had it backwards. I think I was talking to my wife while I was typing. It's geared more towards Genesis is what I meant LOL.
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    Thanks....really enjoy your ncaa mods...cheers!!!
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    That's a fantastic choice -- same one I've been using for months. Well constructed, it will serve you well!
  43. 1 point
    Welcome my friend to your new addiction. Buy this and you will have a happy NHL94 life.
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    The Count wouldn't have been so careless.
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    Oscar the grouch goal?? HER name is Grover!
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    Nicely done, per usual!
  47. 1 point
    Hokkee Trades: Sergei Fedorov Carse Trades: Arturs Irbe Carton of Smokes
  48. 1 point
    I'm heavy on the crease cuts and if you over chase me, hitting Hull type center for a one-timer blast, ESPECIALLY if you take the goalie, cause then you can't defend the pass while on goalie. I rarely see anyone playing this game like "real hockey", so I don't consider them cheese cuts. I definitely see so MANY forms of "cheese" that I no longer consider any goal cheesy. There are 3 ways that make crease cuts easier to get going than others, so telling you how to do them easier should help try to prevent them, if you see the logic there. #1 SPEED. Fast players move around and can get behind your net and just loose on a defense, and a speedster on the loose is a formula for a lot of crease cuts. Bure & Mogs are my favorite guys to get crease cuts with. Usually, speedsters are also light, so preventing them from getting the puck with space is vital to limited them, and fat defenders that are good at checking them w/ C/b, are too slow to catch them once they are loose. Keeping the puck away from them in open space is also effective in stopping many other goals speedy players can score. #2 Strong puck skilled wingers. Think Jagr/Fedorov/Ronning, depending on the style of the rom (WBF/Classic) and the weights of the defenders when planning how to stop them. These 5+ stick handling guys are a b***h to stop as they start to make their cut, absorb your hits and keep going, as your goalie flops. NOT trying to B check a guy who can just take that hit is important. KNOWING if you have a fat forward or light forward that is going to try to crease cut you, thinking ahead of WHOM to be using on defense prevents their successful attempt at cutting through the lane. I see guys grab a say weight 7 defender to try to stop Fedorov. No matter what ROM we are playing, he's taking the B check or the C/B or the C check here. It's just bad math/ bad defense type thing, and usually results in Fedorov controlling where he wants the puck to end up. A weight 7 player almost can't stop a Fedorov, only slow him down. #3 Sitting on defending one timers will leave the crease cut lanes open. Checking the center as he comes across the blue line can screw up the timing of a one timer combo before pursing the winger. But, if I get off a few one timers dead red middle, I find guys start to open up the crease cutting lanes. Not saying there are EASY answers, but the great players find ways to prevent too many attempts at sure fire goals, and that normally means no easy one timers, limited break aways & limited crease cuts.
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    Awesome thread!!! Great ideeeaaaar smoz. Position - F Handedness - Right Weight - 200. Speed - 3. I was a 5 until I filled my gut with pizza and beer. Agility - 4. Agile. Mobile. Hostile. What is pain? "Fresh Bread." Off.Awareness - 3. I'm always aware half of the time. Def.Awareness - 5. I once blocked 4 shots on a 5 on 3 penalty kill. No better way to fire a team up and collect a bunch of bruises. Shot Power - 4. I just put me weight behind it. Checking - 1. I was terrible at checking. I once hit a guy and fratured my angle. Then again...he was about 6'3 and I'm not that tall. Fighting - 0. Last fight I was ever in was about 15 years ago. Although, about two years ago, our team was involed in a brawl in ball hockey. The ref threw one guy down who had taken a swing at him. The ref put him in a choke hold and uttered some infamous words. "Make another move and I'll end you." Stick Handling - 5. I was a gooder. Shooting Accuracy - 4. I was the douchebag who scored on the goalie during warm-ups. Endurance - 0. 15 seconds shifts and im done. Roughness - 2....but I increase this to 6 during playoffs. Passing - 4. I was aight. Aggressiveness - 3....once again...increased to 6 during playoffs. Overall NHL94 rating... no idea! smoz....maybe you can help here !
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    long, tedious and very meticulous... hmmmm.... didn't notice that at all! Its because the mix on the of colors offered within the palette wouldn't suffice for all team logos.... and 12 or so colors within the home strip of a team would probably match their logo colors a lot better when dithered. You can change it if want.... and make it use the loaded palette of your choice (rink pal or banner/stands pal). Not too hard if interested. Personally though I wouldn't do unless you wanted one logo for all teams etc. Shared NHL logo. Rink offsets are the same as the original rom. Swos did a tut on it some time ago now. May try post some goodies later if I can find them that may help. No go... there is too many loaded graphic tiles chewing up the available VDP memory (banners, selected team logos, menu, player cards and text tiles etc) which doesn't allow you to store that image uncompressed (no shared tiles) as I did with the other images. Would of done it other wise.