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  1. 7 points
    I always say my favorite part of these tournaments is hanging out with my '94 community buds and meeting new '94 fans. That stays true for this year - @IAmFleury'sHipCheck, @angryjay93, @jer_33 @aqualizard, @AtomicRaven, @smozoma, @corbettkb, @annatar, @Bob Kudelski, @halifax, @Coffey, @CamKneely, and @clockwise to name those I can remember. Always good times hanging out with you all, and never enough time. Other familiar faces from these events were BigE and KB who I've met the last few times, they are the Boston crew. Kevin Federline from the SNES side The Chicago boys, DPS (Deeeeetroit Basketball), Slapshot Sean and the legendary Tecmo Mort are always having a good time and represent a larger piece of the retro gaming community. (Apparently I really suck at NBA Jam) New buds like "who the f is Nick" (TK reference from stream) who played awesome and was fun to talk with. The Stantonator, who put a good run in SNES! Sean from the Duke of 94 was funny, Trent, Jamie T and everyone else who I got a chance to play, chat and talk '94 with! I really had a blast, and of course wish that more good buds could have made the event. Other feedback: Venue: A-. Waves EGaming was literally built for this kind of event. I thought it was fantastic. As mentioned, CRT TVs, projector screens, gaming chairs, PA system, drinks, snacks. More than enough setups! Nothing missing from this venue. I give it a minus only because you can't have beer there. It doesn't matter much for me as I don't drink during these tournaments, but it would be a nice to have for those who do. Location: C. Similar to what people said already, Vaughan Ontario is parking lots and corporate offices. Pretty lousy area, with not much around. Hotels were all far away, and for whatever reason we had multiple hotel locations. Good part is it's only about 15 minutes from the Toronto Airport, and there's a way to get there with public transportation. Stream set up: A+. @Coffey did an AMAZING job. 3 microphones, two games captures, switchboard, multiple cameras, etc. This is probably as professional as it can get! I had a lot of fun hopping in to do commentary, and listening to others like Hali, AJ, Jer, EA, etc adds to the viewing fun. I would suggest some more thought to the stream format if possible. Again, I think it was A+ to have everything there, but there can be some thought ahead of time to figure out a schedule of what will be streamed. That would give clarity and keep things organized as well. - Streaming Round Robin group play - Player interviews after a loss/win - Bracket updates - More in-depth player discussion during breaks (maybe replays?) - Quarters/Semis/Finals Game Stream - Post game I'm not suggesting it all falls on Sroka or whoever is handling the stream. I am just thinking of ways to keep viewers informed throughout the day in an easier way. Maybe an overall schedule and progress bar-type thing. Tournament Format B. * I really liked the new rule where you have to use different team matches in your series. I didn't think of it much at the time, but it was pretty cool during the tournament. * I definitely prefer a swiss (or similar) style round robin vs. the pre-selected groups. I know it's harder to administer, but I think it's worth considering as the benefits are substantial. With a giant screen display, it's definitely easier as we did that in NYC and Green Bay. * I don't have any good suggestions as to HOW to do this yet, but the tournament is a few hours too long. There must be a way to shave 2-3 hours and still keep people happy. I'm just not sure if it's an organizational thing or just the double-elim format. Definitely wasn't due to lack of set ups! * I like the best of 3 each round. Maybe losers bracket only goes single game until the semis? * Coin flip with team selection seems to work well. * Would have liked to have the suggested matchups printed ahead of time for people who don't know at each setup. Other suggestions * Sprinkle raffles throughout the day vs getting 'em all out at once in the beginning. It's a bit awkward and people are antsy to start playing. * Food options listed ahead of time. * Using the microphone/speakers (if available) to announce the tournament status, next matches, etc. throughout the day may have helped. * Identifying admin roles and responsibilities clearly, and where there may be conflict (admin also participating) helps. - Tournament Director / MC - Scorekeepers / Bracket Managers - Referees - Stream technical support - Stream announcers / broadcasters I had a blast. It's hard to get something perfect, but this was pretty close. If this place existed in the Toronto area, had beer, and managed to shave 2-3 hours, that's about as good as a tournament can ever get!
  2. 6 points
    I use OpenEmu and wanted nice box art so I made this. There's the PSD as well in case anyone wants to edit the year, image, etc, later.. NHL 94 2019.psd
  3. 6 points
    This was a big hit on our FB page. So, more memes will be coming in the future:
  4. 6 points
    The 32 team rom template will be released soon.
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  6. 5 points
    Looks like I might be getting last crack here but that's what I get for being in Canada an extra week. I think I might do a video recap instead of a written one to alleviate the wall of text I feel coming on from my pen. Maybe it will get me going on the whole video creation thing again...
  7. 5 points
    I have to think that this weekend's King of 94 tournament can only be labelled a great success, congrats to @kingraph and Mikail on the championships (Mikail's 2nd) , and @halifax and @smozoma for organizing another great event. This was my 2nd King of 94 tournament (attended the 1st in Toronto 2015), and my 3rd competitive tournament overall. Without question, this one was stacked both days with incredible talent. As they were announcing our group of 8, it seemed like I knew them all from the forums... @corbettkb, @smozoma, @aqualizard, @Coffey, myself and 3 guys unknown to us. As it turns out, Nick (Thrillhouse) was the best of the bunch and took 3rd overall, with @corbettkb, @smozoma, @aqualizard and myself slotting in the top 10. Both finalists came out of different groups, but our group of 8 accounted for 50% of the top 10 finishers. We played 6 randomized round robin games (*randomly excluding 1 player from your group), 3 home and 3 away so there were no coin flips. You needed to finish with a .500 record to advance to the bracket play (top 16). I managed my 3 wins in 4 games, and was lined up against @corbettkb in game 5. We had played a couple of exis pre-tournament, and there is a lot of history here with online leagues and tournament games played in Green Bay in 2018. I picked the match-up HFD/NYI and he won by a 5-2 margin using NYI. My last game of the RR was versus Nick, who wanted to play on the stream. He picked the CHI/BUF match-up and I grabbed CHI as the home team. The game went to overtime, with Nick scoring the winner. Looking back, I guess things may have gone different if I had managed to squeak out that OT winner, because I was matched up against Nick again once the bracket play opened up. I was pretty thrilled to have made the top 16, given that I'd just missed the cut in the first Ko94. At this point, I knew Nick was pretty good - but maybe didn't peg him for a guy that could make the run that he did. Our first game, I picked a WPG/QUE match-up and we played a close 5-2 game with Nick coming out on top. Second game was an 8-3 blowout, TOR over LAK. That put me in the "loser bracket" and I waited for my next series opponent. I wandered over to chat with @AtomicRaven, who I had yet to actually meet in person. He'd lost his opening series as well, so we were busy commiserating when it was determined that we were matched up against each other in the next series. Double elimination here, so one of us was going to knock the other out of the tournament. We grabbed a set-up, were joined by @aqualizard, and proceeded to hammer out 2 games CGY/VAN and BOS/LAK which I managed to eke out by 4-2 and 3-1 scores. We shook hands and I awaited my next series in the bracket. Looking at the remaining players in the "losers bracket" was a real wake-up call, @kingraph got knocked down by @smozoma, @aqualizard was fighting to stay alive after getting knocked down by @IAmFleury'sHipCheck (who had just been knocked down by @angryjay93). My opponent ended up being Kevin B, who I'd never met - but was ranked #6 in the field. I managed a single win against Kevin, who ousted me in 3 games. Kevin went on to face @IAmFleury'sHipCheck in the next round, losing in what turned out to be an excellent run of games by the forum veteran who also goes by "EA". A quick note about "EA", if @halifax is the visionary that pulls this all together, and @smozoma is the brains that puts it all in a spreadsheet and brackets - then "EA" is the heart. Don't get me wrong, the guy is a great competitor, and played some incredible NHL94 this weekend. But he also goes out of his way to make everyone feel welcome, draw people into conversations, and introduce them to others. Whether intentional or not, that is what builds great communities, and that's what I witnessed for two full days this weekend. Guys smiling/laughing and having a generally good time during the early match-ups, and hanging around together to witness the excellent games played at the finish. If you haven't watched the finals for either Sega (Twitch link) or SNES (Twitch link), do yourself a favour and hit the links. Halifax's call in both series was on par with anything I've witnessed in a televised championship event. The good: Venue was obviously a dream for hosting (didn't need find/bring TVs), and streaming (place literally had it's own production room) The return of a lot of top players from the previous Toronto tournament, PLUS a good number who competed in Vancouver The "could be better": Better co-ordination of hotels - somehow ended up with players in 4-5 different hotels in the area A limited number of eating options - basically pizza/subs nearby The bad: No beer (but I didn't hear many complaining) Venue is a trek from the airport AND downtown, making travel difficult without a rental car
  8. 5 points
    LOL, I was thinking about this the other day. What if I just got up and left (or died)? No one would know how the database or website is run. I need to give at least one other person info just in case my wife decides to kill me some day. I should write out some documentation. Also, since I'm an admin, I can just rig this vote so I win by default . Just kidding guys, thanks for the love and support.
  9. 5 points
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    First 5 coaches(excluding me) to reach 160 games played(or the 5 coaches with most games played at end of season) will receive an EA Sports NHL 94 game card. You can pick from Dino(2), Mogilny, Fedorov, Modano, Messier or Bondra Also, coach with leading individual goal scorer will receive a NHL 94 Jeremy Roenick card Individual leader in PIM will receive a NHL 94 Mike Gartner card Top goal scoring defenseman will get a Mark Messier 94 card Individual leader in Checks made will receive Theo 94 card Team with most wins regular season will receive Brett Hull 94 card And the league CHAMPION! will also receive a Jeremy Roenick card. Good Luck!
  11. 4 points
    A few years ago, a few forum members talked about an unreleased hockey video game called Road to the Cup Hockey '94. This inspired me to seek out two of the game's programmers and find out what could have been: http://puckjunk.com/2019/03/28/road-to-the-cup-hockey-94-an-unreleased-hockey-video-game/ The game was being developed by Park Place Productions, who handled development of NHL Hockey and NHLPA Hockey '93, and was even intended to look and feel like the "NHL" game series. Anyway, I hope you find this article about "NHL '94's long-lost cousin" interesting and informative. Sal
  12. 4 points
    If you're not familiar with the WHA, Wikipedia does a far better job of explaining than I ever could. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Hockey_Association Long story short, if you're in need of your Whalers or Nords fix this is where it all began. Rosters have all major players included but lines are built similar to Deadline ROMs with playoff rosters and/or late-season trades in mind. However, if you feel the need to see Alton White in a NY Raiders sweater or Michel Rouleau as a Blazer they're all there and just a line edit away... Player photos are updated with some really, REALLY big hair. A lot of the graphics and player rating for later seasons are already done so hope to keep these coming relatively regularly. Comments, suggestions and (constructive) criticism always welcomed. 1973 WHA.bin
  13. 4 points
    Just picked up this beauty! Been playing a bit of Jam on the old SNES lately. Like 1 game per week lol.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    Trying to clean up and finish some of the random projects that I started and never got around to completing... 1952 was the last Canadian gold medal before a 50-year drought and was also the last Olympic games before the appearance of the USSR on ice in '56. Represented by the Edmonton Mercurys, a team sponsored by a local car dealership, the Canadians dominated the tournament. The US and Canadian teams were lambasted by the international media for their physical style of play with local newspapers predicting that relations between the US and the Europeans would suffer due to a fight between American defenseman Joe Czarnota and Swiss forward Gian Bazzi. The Norwegian crowds littered the ice with orange peels and labeled the US team "Chicago gangsters". After securing the gold medal the Canadian team was accused of colluding with their North American brethren in order to earn the silver medal for the US squad. Norway's Dagbladet newspaper described the game as a "friendly" and accused the Canadians of "making such mistakes that even the Norwegian hockey players would not have made". The biggest controversy of the Games was the award of the bronze medal. Czechoslovakia defeated Sweden 4-0 on the final day of the tournament, both teams finishing with identical 6-2 records and equal goal differentials. The Czechoslavaks believed that they had won the bronze based on their shutout of the Swedes, however it was determined that the two teams should play again the following day in order to break the tie. Tre Kronor overcame a 3-0 deficit and won the impromptu "playoff" by a score of 5-3 and sent Czechoslovakia home empty handed. Take mercy on the quality of the player photos - in a lot of cases it's the only known picture of a player... 1952 Olympics.bin
  16. 3 points
    thanks bud. I'm leaning to having it in Vaughn at ewaves gaming again next year. The venue is perfect for the tournament. Having access to all those CRTS (like 20 or 30) is a very big deal to me. Complaints I've gotten from previous venues (dont like playing on the newer tvs, don't like that it was so squished and no room to move around, don't like that they couldn't watch the finals on a small TV). This solves all those issues, but I recognize it creates new ones. New ones that I think can be addressed. Certainly the hotel situation was less than ideal. The consultant I dealt with was a nice guy but in hindsight I think giving three options just made things more spread out. Smoz and I talked earlier and he suggested perhaps finding an Air BNB somewhere between the venue and downtown to a bunch of guys could go in on. I know clock attempted this as well. But now that we know the situation and what we are dealing with, we know how to improve on it.
  17. 3 points
    I glanced at the '95 manual once and i have to say it's kind of like a View Master edition of Mein Kampf.
  18. 3 points
    STB is the NHL94 of baseball games. The best engine/game play and best graphics. I see people all over the web wanting an editor. Basically just NOSE for this game. Ive tried to open several different STB roms in NOSE but they will not open. If Sports Talk Baseball had a NOSE type editor you could no doubt launch an online community with edits and leagues just like this place. What is involved and exactly how much time and knowledge would be involved in creating such an editor? Just what old school NOSE does is fine. Change player names and attributes and a few minor quirks like the 10 run rule. I found some Genie/Classic Cheat Code patch stuff but thats just kid stuff like "get 10 outs" etc. I'm just shocked this doesnt exist considering how big baseball was/is.
  19. 3 points
    I just wanted to echo the sentiments expressed by others that this was a tip-top tournament and a good time. Thanks Evan, John, Raph, and Scott for the work they did on making it a fun day. The raffle prizes were great and I am happy to be going home with at least one prize. The late games were very exciitng and I'm glad I stuck around! Congrats to Raph on winning it all. It was a lot of fun to talk strategy with the different teams with everyone. That's just as much fun as playing the games themselves. Got to get a few practice games in, too, with Robin and Brian. All-in-all, a good day of fun. As for my games, I'm pretty new to playing 94 competitively and haven't played Genesis much outside of the tournaments at the LI Retro Expo, so this was definitely a rude awakening to the level that most guys play. I went 2-3 in the early games, with my two wins coming by forfeit. I lost my first matchup to Paul, a close 4-3 contest (TOR vs NYR), who made me sweat a lot. My next contest was against Brad, who beat me pretty handily 5-1 with WPG (I was CGY) and thankfully he told me he's won a couple of tournies, so I didn't feel too bad about my effort. The last game was against Scott S., who beat me 3-2 with NYI vs. NJD, a game which we both described as a slog (definitely felt slow after the WPG/CGY game). All three guys were stand-up guys and a blast to play against. I hope to see them at a few more. I needed a play-in game to advance and drew George from LI Retro Expo, who I've known for a few years and lets us host Tecmo at the expo. It was good to finally play against him competitively after all he's done for the NY Retro community. It was all PA matchup and I was happy to have my Pens win against Philly 4-1. Then I got to play Aaron in the Best 2-out-of-3 bracket. Well, that was certainly an eye-opener. He called HFD vs WAS and I took the Capitals. Little did I know he likes to use the Whalers and I got down 4-0 right away. I didn't know there was a mercy rule in the bracket. Tack on a couple of slapshots from the blue line that went in and I lost 9-0. For game 2, I knew I had to get defensive. I called PIT vs. EDM and thankfully using PIT just a couple of games ago, I was able to come away with a 2-1 victory. Game 3, Aaron called HFD/WAS again (!) and knew there was no way that I should give him the Whalers again. Game was tied at 1 late when Geoff Sanderson got his own rebound and lightly flicked it in the net for the go-ahead goal and the game winner. Aaron was a good sport about it (especially about me muttering loudly at the first game) and I knew that either of our roads were likely going to end in the next round vs. Raph. I was able to get about 1.5 periods in for both games before the mercy rule took effect, but I am happy that I got as far as I did given the high level of competition on display yesterday. I hope to be just a little bit better by the next one. See y'all at the LI Retro Expo and hopefully many more!
  20. 3 points
    Link to streams - https://www.twitch.tv/tgfnretro YouTube Retro Sports Gamer Stream - https://youtu.be/7d3bqhHb3Io Link to Gens bracket - https://challonge.com/barrymelrosegensbracketd1
  21. 3 points
    Hey Guys, First time poster At work we have a 12 man NHL94 Hockey League we're coming up to our 3rd season. There's some disgruntlement about team disparity throughout the league and we're playing with the idea of everyone being able to customize their own player stats based on an equal allocation system in the hope to make everything fair but still diverse in how they divvy out their points. I haven't messed around with editing players yet, but does anyone have any recommendations on how to handle this? Is every individual stat point worth the same, or is the difference between 4-5 and 5-6 drastic? Give each team 'X' amount of points and let them do whatever they want? I feel like it should be more like old school RPG games where the more points you have in a stat the more expensive it becomes. Alternatively I could just make 4-5 different styles of teams and just let them choose if they want to be any of the 5 pre-made styles of teams (that are all as equal as I can make it) Any insight? (We also recorded all our playoffs and are making a high-light reel if anyone's interested, lol) Thanks!
  22. 3 points
    We will be having 1 league this season in SNES. Once the draft is over, we will start the new season, with a 40 game schedule. I will be dividing the single league into 2 conferences, essentially an "A" level conference, and a "B" level conference. Schedules will be weighted (Playing more in-conference more games than out of conference) and playoffs will be divided by conference, with the winners of each playing each other for the final (like the NHL Playoffs), with 6 teams in each conference making the playoffs, and the top 2 seeds getting a 1st round bye. The list of coaches playing this season is below: SNES Coaches: 16 coaches: annatar BobKudelski26 schwartz MikeGartner22 c4outlaws koke_45 stheds2000 jer_33 Auggie Acadius hotelcalifornia combustiblecam dethrox kingraph Bad Moon Rison KaBa78 Waiting List: Gimpyclay (needs to be confirmed) JMAU104 (needs to be confirmed) Below is the draft order for the SNES league. The pick order was randomized (using random.org to generate the randomized list). When it is your turn, reply to this thread to choose your team. You can choose any team that has not already been selected. Below the draft order, you will find a list of available teams. The draft starts now! Deadlines are set starting Saturday, 11/24, in 1 hour increments. All deadlines are in EST (Eastern Time). If you miss your deadline, you can choose your team at anytime. If you do not choose a team, you will be given best available team at the end of the draft. Once you have selected, please pass along the message to the next person up via PM, Discord, email, etc to let them know they are up. I'll try to do my best to stay on top of it. You can also post your draft list in this thread, or PM/Discord message me (chaos) the list if you don't want to post your team selections. ON THE CLOCK: DONE League Draft Order (Deadlines in Parenthesis): jer_33 - PIT BobKudelski26 - BOS schwartz - CHI koke_45 - VAN Auggie - DEADLINE PASSED - PHI c4outlaws - QUE MikeGartner22 - DET Acadius - CGY dethrox - DEADLINE PASSED - STL hotelcalifornia - BUF combustiblecam - MTL annatar - LA kingraph - NYR stheds2000 - WSH Bad Moon Rison - TOR KaBa78 - WPG Available teams: ANH XXX XXX XXX XXX EDM DAL XXX FLA HFD XX XXX NJ XXX NYI OTT XXX XXX XXX SJ XXX TB XXX XXX XXX XXX Screenshot of Random.org:
  23. 3 points
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    i did a hacked version long long time ago... right when the english translation patch came out... NorthtownHockey.nes
  25. 3 points
    ALSO, as a fair warning to all my fellow buds out here, if you are over 40, approaching 40, get checked out. They used to recommend 50, but now are moving it to 45. You'd be STUNNED at the stories I heard after I told mine around work/friends/circles, etc. And, my gastrologist specialist I went to said 100% I'd have developed cancer if I hadn't gone in when I did. Like, I'm never sick, don't have grey hair, all my hair, decent shape, sitting with good genes, no allergies, no history of nothing, and I'd have been in a bad way fast if I hadn't been listening to the radio and Eddy O was crying, dealing with his battle with cancer and talked about getting yourself checked out. Scary stuff, not knowing what you can't see. Don't have anything without your health for real.
  26. 3 points
    Hello from the grave! Jk I am alive. Just have a full time job along with grad school now, so busy busy. But, I will be there tonight!
  27. 3 points
    Hello everybody, Here is a rom created by @Jkline3 and myself, made in USA and Switzerland. It's based upon the Calgary 88 Olympic tournament. @Jkline3 cared about the title's screen, the banners, the broadcaster, TV logo, etc. I was responsible for the rosters and the player cards. Every starter has a picture (I took some from clockwise's NHL 1991). Hope you'll enjoy this version! 1988 Olympics - Calgary.bin
  28. 3 points
    West coast is always going to be tough. When the tournament was in Vegas, my employer tempted me by having our annual conference in Palm Springs - but still couldn't commit to the travel. This year, Vancouver - and wouldn't you know it, the annual conference is being held in Vancouver Oct 22--25. Amazing.
  29. 3 points
    I updated league structure. 3 DIVISIONS is strictly for scheduling (home/away will be determined by coin flip sent to Chaos) In division is 3 games per guy in division, or 12 games. That leaves 10 teams from other 2 divisions to play x 2, or 20 games. Same total of 32 games. Top 10 coaches make the A playoffs. B playoffs will be determined by invite from the bottom 8.
  30. 3 points
    Skip Wins! The fact: Jágr is known for his patriotism. So he had worn a uniform with the Czech Republic's ensign on the Vancouver Winter Olympics Games in 2010. Also Jágr always wears the number 68. The sportsman has worn it through his entire ice hockey career. He did it in honour of the Prague Revolution, occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968. In this year his grandfather died in prison, where he was put for political views.
  31. 3 points
    During the Sega Genesis half of the tournament, things got interesting. Coach Mac defeated KingRaph in the round robin portion, but then they met again in the quarterfinals. “Imagine the U.S. Men’s Olympic team beating Russia in 1980, but then playing Russia immediately after again in the gold medal game,” was the way he described it. Raph recovered pretty fast and sailed to the next round. He even chose the Devils, and put Dano on the ice, to seal the deal against Coach. Still on shock on this one! I actually asked Raph afterwords if he was trying! Washington 5 NY Islanders 4. The gods of 94 were working against him for sure, BUT I was actually able to capitalize on the opportunity and win, that would have never happened previously.
  32. 3 points
    #2 Winnipeg (Aqualizard) vs #7 Montreal (Coach) First for some background, November 5, 2017 Winnipeg (Aqualizard) took 4 of 5 games against Montreal (Coach) during the Classic Regular Season. December 6, 2017 In the Premium Retro League Season 3 Teddy Bear Cup Finals. Los Angeles (Aqualizard) won an epic 7 game series over Minnesota (Coach). You can read about it here: http://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/18227-premium-retro-league-3/&page=3 December 19, 2017 In preseaon trading for the Plablegs 2 League Aqualizard is insulted by Coach rejecting a trade with him and instead trading with Brutus. After the dust has cleared Aqualizard says: aqualizard - 12/19/2017 ok. u control ur tm. I was just shocked. (but now I REALLY want to beat u) December 20, 2017 Coach drops from Plablegs 2. December 26, 2017 Classic League Playoff Matchups pit Aqualizard against Coach. December 30, 2017 Game 1 in Winnipeg Aqualizard and the Jets win a wide open back and forth game 6-5 by scoring 2 goals in the final minute of play. Teemu Selanne had 4 goals. Winnipeg leads 1-0. Game 2 in Winnipeg Coach and the Canadiens win 3-2 despite 8 minutes in penalties and only 4 shots on goal. Patrick Roy stood on his head stopping 16 of 18 shots. The Jets also had almost 4 minutes of 5 on 3 hockey that they could not score. Series tied 1-1. Game 3 in Montreal Bob Essensa gets back on his game and pitches a 3-0 shutout on the road in the Forum. Winnipeg is back in control and leads 2-1. Game 4 in Montreal A Vinny Damphousse Hat Trick gets the Canadiens right back in the series with a 3-2 win. Series tied 2-2 Game 5 in Winnipeg Teemu Selanne scores 5 goals for the Jets on their way to dominating 7-2 victory and seemingly control of the Series. Patrick Roy is pulled late in the third period after stopping just 3 of 10 shots. Jets lead 3-2. Game 6 in Montreal Denis Savard and Vinny Damphousse score 2 goals each to lead the Canadiens to a 4-2 victory and force Game 7. After one of Savard's goals Aqualizard stopped the Music (by pausing the game) in the Forum and seemed to really put a bee in the Canadiens bonnet. Despite Coachmac's threats of nuclear retalition if he was ever subjected to these tactics again...... Todd Ewen, Mario Roberge, and Lyle Odelien were able to restrain Coachmac from going over the glass to get to Aqualizard. Series tied 3-3 GAME SEVEN in Winnipeg After a 0-0 First Period, Phil Housley found the twine 23 seconds into the second to give the Jets a 1-0 lead. However in the final minute of the second just 12 seconds apart Stephan LeBeau and JJ Daigneault scored to give the Canadiens a 2-1 lead. Davydov tied it at 2 in the first minute of the third. Incredible back and forth action ensued as the teams battled. Then with under a minute to play Matt Schneider took a pass from Denis Savard and beat Essensa high glove to give the Canadiens a 3-2 victory. and the SERIES. Canadiens win 4 games to 3. Statgasm Montreal was 2-1 at Home and 2-2 on the Road Winnipeg outscored the Canadiens 24-20. Winnipeg outshot the Canadiens 88-65. (Game 3 was 18-4) Montreal's shooting % was 31, Winnipeg's was 27. Winnipeg's PP was 3 for 10, 30%, Montreal was 2 for 9, 22% Winnipeg had 2 shorties. Montreal out checked the Jets 24-20 per game. Montreal won 53% of faceoffs. Winnipeg had 5:50 AZ time avg, Montreal had 4:53 Teemu Selanne lead all scorers with 12-4-16, but 9 of his 12 goals came in 2 games. Davydov had 5-6-11, Housley had 5-4-9, Bautin had 0-8-8. Montreal was lead by Savard 6-3-9 and Damphousse 6-1-7 JJ Daigneault lead the way defensively for the Canadiens with 2-3-5 and a series best 47 checks and 8 PIM. Bob Essensa 2.87 GAA, .692 SV %, and 1 shutout. Patrick Roy 3.49 GAA and .727 SV %. The Jets stats were skewed by 2 games the blowout win and then penalty filled game were Montreal had just 4 shots. Jets Line-up Housley and Bautin were paired together on D every game. Selanne at Center and Davydov on LW. Borsato started on RW in Games 1,2,5, and 6 (Jets went 2-2) Zhamnov started on RW in Games 3,4, and 7 (Jets went 1-2) Canadiens Line-up Schneider and Daigneault were paired together on D every game. Damphousse LW, Muller C, Savard RW games 1,2,3 (Habs went 1-2) Savard LW, Damphousse C, Muller RW games 4,5,6 (Habs went 2-1) Savard LW, Damphousse C, LeBeau RW game 7 (Habs went 1-0) GGS Aqualizard!
  33. 3 points
    First update for the season, here you are. I´ll post nex one with more rookies before christmas, As always, if you find ratings that are not what they should be, please let me know. 17_4.rar.rar
  34. 3 points
    For the team banners, I ran into the same problem on the SNES 93 ROM. I used the tiling and made a bunch of available letters, so you could just look up the letters in a table then update the tile map in the ROM. Some teams needed custom banners because their names were longer. It's explained here (2nd post): http://forum.nhl94.com/index.php?/topic/11734-nhlpa-hockey-93-64-team-rom/ However just shrinking the graphics so 34 fit is much simpler for modders to make ROMs with.
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    53 who RSVP'd to a FB event page. Attendance is well over 100 at this point. I stopped counting at 100 because once past the century mark it gets nerve wrecking.
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    Round Robin Results - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSLtsA5SPXzZzFy9dg9PtKTIbu-zrv4dwRGPBHFmgypWYByqksceO-G3rWzkW76lElde1G-DFmleuAL/pubhtml# It looks better in the sheet than published, but you should be able to follow. I did not fully think through the "bye" situation for no-shows as it deals with Goals For and Goals against. We used GF-GA as the tiebreaker within same records. So for those who got a bye victory (myself included), it was 1-0 and just a 1 goal victory. The round robin format was really set for 32, so I'll noodle on that some more for the future. I also have most of the score sheets with the team data. I'll try to add that sometime this week for analysis purposes. Same for the bracket play. I didn't initially build it into the model as it's overwhelming to track if you don't have dedicated admin people. All the organizers were also participating. More thoughts to come, but wanted to post this first.
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    Great article talking about 94 and it's history!! Check it out! (front page, first article, just sayin...) https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-94-enduring-popularity-25-years-later/c-301326816?tid=280428014
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    I know I'm digging up an old thread, but I love this topic. Exactly! A lot of changes suggested would radical alter how the game plays, and I don't want that. For example, I don't think I would want any changes to the AI that aren't actual bug fixes... I don't want the computer AI to be good, if you want good you need real human opponents. Also, I'm surprised at how many people want to nerf One-Timers, they are pretty much my favorite part of the game. Yes, they are a little strong, and you don't have to aim them (bless the day back in 1994 when I figured THAT out), but they still have to pass through skill checks: passing skills to get the puck there, and of course shot power and accuracy to get in the net. Playing the 2on2 mod, where every player is 4 out 5 for every skill, has been illuminating as to the skill dependencies; even good players will completely miss the net sometimes. Bug fixes: -Weight bug -Getting stuck as manual goalie (a goalie button would be awesome, but would be a lot more then a bug fix) -Some triggers still occur after the whistle (such as the breakaway; with line changes on you can trigger a breakaway with the friggen goalie!) -AI players will wait at blue line even if Offsides is turned off. (ok, this is the one place where better computer AI might be a good thing) -Goalie AI on Passes: they should treat any puck coming at them like a shot (yes, I think that "pass goals" should be eliminated) -Penalty shots have some minor issues: sometimes you still get one even if you score after the penalty was called, and you can often get rebounds that shouldn't count (whistle sooner) -A few small things with One-Timers: they don't trigger offsides, and sometimes your guy gets stuck in the animation if the pass misses, sometimes for ludicrously long periods. Mixed bug fixes/improvements -B button on defense is inconsistent. The logic of closer player doesn't always match up to what you see on the screen, so sometimes will switch you out when you are trying to defend, even when you appear to be closest already. -Breakaway counter is much too strict, like how it doesn't count with incidental goalie contact -Manual line changes are a mess: should be able to call a line change any time you want, whether or not you have the puck, and from wherever you want on the ice. should be able to do it from anywhere. You shouldn't have to give up possession, either, you should be able to skate into the the other teams zone and leave it behind the goal while the rest of your team changes. Also, holding down the A button goes out of the rink WAY too often. -I guess if we were to have all six buttons, I would want separate buttons for : Poke check/trip, line changes, and manual goalie. I would NOT want a modern crease, or a shootout to determine ties. This is how the (real) game was played back then!!! (I wouldn't want to add a two line pass, its accurate for the time, but the rink is too small for it to make sense) An interesting point! I sort of agree, but that would radically change offense. As it is now, I almost never go for the kind of shots that would generally produce rebounds, because scoring them is so random. Also, rebounds are about half the goals that the AI scores, so this would be a massive buff to the computer AI.
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    Here is the Twitch stream. 1h42m. The final game starts around 1h17m https://www.twitch.tv/videos/265588052
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    https://apnews.com/e3df6ab1d73d45b297f3bc1e96102ab2/NHL-takes-esports-on-ice-with-gaming-tournament
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  45. 2 points
    I read a publication years ago about a kid who loved the Road Runner and Coyote cartoons who jumped off the Grand Canyon with springs strapped to his feet holding a "yikes" sign. They found him next to a giant bowl of bird seed. I don't remember the name of the publication, it could have been the The Weekly World News; it doesn't really matter. The point is: it's not in the game to keep kids safe. I know I feel all the safer for not having fighting in NHL'94, so much that I don't even lock the door on my rifle case at night.
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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NHL-Hockey-94-Multi-Game-CUSTOM-Mini-bartop-ARCADE-GAME-machine-CABINET-MAME-/272562324732
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    Just tentative groupings for now. ** hasn't registered yet but has indicated they are attending. SEGA Group A corbettkb Smozoma Nick H. Alfredo A. Christopher O. Eric L. Aris K. Group B Jackandjose Evan Iamfleuryshipcheck Kevin C. Brian Y. Kevin Bre. Hriste S. Tom H. Group C Kingraph Michael S. Coachmac Sean M. Robert R. Scott Sh. Olddirtyh Group D Angryjay Aqualizard Rob M. Scott St. Arda O. Mark V. Blue Jacket SNES Group E AngryJay Chaos The90jacket Jeffery H. Ryan W. Andrew K. Jamil K. Group F Stheds2000 Tom D. Ryan B. Richard H. Nicolas K. CaseyBC Kingraph Bobkudelski Group G Halifax Skipper Annatar corbettkb Kris M. Sean W. Roger L. Group H SNESboy tylerdeanhill JeffBC Dangler Kevin H. Kurtis W. Ben L. Smozoma
  48. 2 points
    He could walk right past me and I'd never recognize him. Time is a cruel b***h.
  49. 2 points
    Thanks for all the kind words, guys. If I do another, I would probably do a YouTube series as the build went along. To answer the questions... I went with Sanwa JLF Joysticks for a few reasons. I had already done Bat Top Happ Joysticks in my previous build so I wanted some variety. Also, I thought they would work well for the occasional game of Street Fighter. The keyboard encoder is an Ultimarc iPAC2, simple and effective The artwork is custom, my design with art lovingly borrowed from NHL 94. The side art is a super high res scan from the front of the Geneis box and I added the logos on the bottom. The artwork on the CP and the zamboni on the front panel were high res screenshots pulled from Fusion. The bezel was the most time consuming part. I loaded up Fusion, selected the first 2 teams, captured that screen, opened the capture in photoshop and cut out just the logo and placed it on my Bezel image. Took a little time but the result is fantastic. All of the logos have that classic feel. I wouldn't sell this particular one, but if anyone really wants one, I can put together pricing for all the components so that you can assemble one: The cabinet, keyboard encoder, buttons, joysticks, marquee, bezel, artwork, basically everything except the PC and monitor. I could even apply all the artwork for you and then ship it to you. Hit me up if you are curious about pricing. As far as getting this thing to Vegas for KO94 2, all that would take is a plane ticket for me and my friend here
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    thanks bud. I just liked your last post so I can boost your rep around here.