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  1. 16 points
    Hey guys, Here is the updated ROM with the 2017-18 rosters. I'll add more details later, but if you're new to updated ROMs: -This is a 32-team ROM (updated teams, player cards and graphics by Slapshot67) -Updated rosters for 2017-18 season (rosters by Skip). Lines were accurate as of 10/8 (except for Vegas). Went ahead with Vegas "best lines" -Weight bug is fixed (heavy guys are harder to knock down) -1 minute penalties (except for injuries = 2 min penalty) KNOWN BUG: The menu screen will freeze if the player cards begin to cycle for team #31 - Winnipeg. This really was a fun ROM to put together. We hope you enjoy! NOTE: The tourney ROM has continuous OT. I ran some simulations with the ROM (w/ 7 minute periods) and teams were getting 30 shots on goal. It was actually not bad to watch! -Skip NHL18skipV1.zip NHL18tourneyV1.zip
  2. 10 points
    UPDATE: I'm dropping an updated version of my ROM rosters as of 12/15 (ish). I've been picking at the rom continuously, and this mostly a ratings update for how certain guys are performing this year, with updated starting lineups/ photos as well (some teams like Vegas, STL really needed updates!). So I've hardly any time to test, but the time is now for release. Details: -All 31 NHL teams with up-to-date logos/uniforms/lines/ratings (thank you slapshot!) -player portraits for all no-line-change starters -custom/anniversary center ice logos for teams that use them this year (CAR, DAL, TB, DET, NYR...) -Weight bug fix -speed burst at 75% of original rom -accurate arena music per team (default in slapshot 32-team rom) -ice/bench graphic hacks (default in slapshot 32-team rom) -known bug with 32-team rom -- GAME WILL CRASH IF CYCLING THROUGH WPG (TEAM 31) PORTRAITS ON MAIN MENU Please let me know if you find any bugs or errors. Enjoy! EDIT: Re-upped v 1.1 with minor roster/player tweaks and corrections. Barring any major problems, this is final release. NHL 2018 by naples39.zip naples39 NHL94 rompack.zip NHL 2018 1.2 by naples39.bin
  3. 10 points
    I was waiting to announce this, but me and my team of artists I have completely re-done the game in unreal engine with polygonal graphics. With a little extra work, we will also have photorealistic coaches on the bench, 4 officials on the ice, and accurate team goal horns. Also adding AHL, KHL, SHL, and national teams. 50/50 if we can have every NCAA team as well. ROM will be free and 512kb download.
  4. 9 points
    Hey everyone, I've been working behind the scenes the last month or so to get an NHL '94 Youtube channel and live stream going. On this channel I hope to provide content on the following items: -Live Game Analysis -Team Breakdowns -How to Videos -Challenges vs. Computer -Various other items that may arise While my Youtube channel may not quite be ready to start producing regular content, I have been working on some test footage which I have just posted this morning. This test footage consists chiefly of some games with MikeGartner that I played at CoachMac's house last night. What make this footage different from regular game recordings is that this footage also has Coach and I on camera analyzing the game as it plays out. While we have had commentators at our live events, I don't think we've ever had the game broken down by the person playing it as it goes on. I'm hoping this unique angle of live analysis gives other people better insight of the action. I just uploaded a couple videos; one contains myself and Mike Gartner playing 5 summer league games with the 2nd containing an exhibition game between Coach Mac & Mike Gartner, you can use the links below to view it on Youtube. A lot of this is a work in progress and will improve over time but I think it's a good first step. One thing I would really appreciate in all of this is the input and support of the community. In the end I want this content to be an extension of us and our community so it is vital that you guys get involved. How you can get involved can take various forms. The first thing that can be done is so subscribe to the channel and if you want to go a little further by commenting on my videos or giving a thumbs up (or thumbs down) then that would be really helpful. Also, please feel free to send me a PM, e-mail, or post on the forums requesting a video on a specific subject. I'm open to helping anyone with anything because I want to help the level of play here continue to rise. I also want to help anyone who is either getting back into the game after a long break or who is a total noob. Oh and before I forget, don't fret my SNES buds, I plan on having SNES specific content as well. You will not be forgotten in all of this. So again, things are a work in progress here and it will get better moving forward. If you get the chance, please check out the videos, I would appreciate any support I get from the community here to help this project grow. And oh, one last thing before I go. Coach and I also tested out the live stream by playing our 10 summer league games. Please feel free to check it out and leave a comment! https://youtu.be/02Z3Agp7aHk
  5. 9 points
    So I’m on a conference call at home when my wife shows me this note: So i put put my phone on mute and say “Baby, you get an icestorm everyday of the week”
  6. 9 points
    Hey guys, here is the 2017 Trade Deadline ROM! I hope you like it. Slapshot67 - Thanks for everything! **EDIT - I added a playoff version of the ROM. Has a few changes to rosters (tried to get all players playing in the playoffs right now), but it also has the real tourney tree instead of the projected tree, as an option. I made penalties 1 minute long (except for double-minors). Enjoy! Updates for 2017 ROMs - All are WBF (Blitz style) ROMs -Player Cards for every starter on every team -Added Anniversary logos for Toronto, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles -Bench Graphics (backup goalie, coach) & Bench Carpet -Goal Light -Net Fix -Ratings changes for teams & players (excel file w/ ratings in zip folder) -Added a few playoff matchups based on this year's current standings -The Excel file will give you all of the player ratings, with an extra rating that shows how likely a check will be successful with a player. It uses weight + checking rating to give a "checking ability". Somebody figured out that a check is likely to be successful if they check a player with a weight a full digit lower than the checking ability. For example: PK Subban has a 8.9 checking ability (slightly abv average for a Dman), Shea Weber has a 14.1 (really high), and Erik Karlsson has a 5.4 (pretty low). If Subban attempts to check an 8 weight, he may have some issues, but he will usually knock down a 7 weight. Weber can knock down anyone 13 weight or lower, so he is the beast. Karlsson will have trouble knocking over anyone who isn't Johnny Gaudreau (not literally, but he will not be a C checking player). NHL17TradeDeadline.bin NHL17skipDeadlineFinal.zip NHL17Playoffs.bin
  7. 8 points
    This thread will be my notes and attempt to expand NHL'95 to a 34 team ROM. Before I start, I'd like to thank @wboy, @slapshot67, and @smozoma up front, as just about all of my hacking knowledge has come from them. I will try to give credit where appropriate, but 95% of this will be one of those guys. So my initial thoughts are as follows: Expand the '95 ROM from 2MB to 4MB to create room for more teams, graphics: Not needed, enough empty space to use in 2MB. Also going over 2MB creates RAM issues. Find the team data and move it to a new spot in the expanded ROM. Create data for 34 teams: DONE! Change the team pointers to the new data: DONE! "Decompress" graphics (logos, banners, player cards, etc.) - DONE! Change pointers to the new graphics - DONE! Make '95 recognize the new teams/graphics, able to select in menu - DONE! Figure out how the season data works, incorporate into 34 teams - WIP Same with trade player and other unknown '95 stuff ADD: Music, figure out how to make sure the music works for new teams - DONE! So here goes. I expect this to be a pretty long project, with many bumps along the way, but ultimately fun.
  8. 8 points
    I just published an interview with Michael J. Sokyrka, who did much of the music for NHL '94. You can see it here: http://puckjunk.com/2018/12/21/interview-michael-j-sokyrka-nhl-94-music-composer/ Thanks for reading!
  9. 7 points
    REGISTRATION https://www.nhl94.com/nyctourney/ DATE & TIME Saturday, April 13, 2019. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Tournament start at 11:00 am COST: $25 (moves to $30 in April) LOCATION St. Pat's Bar & Grill 22W 46th Street New York, NY, 10036 https://stpatsbar.com RULES & OTHER INFORMATION Sega Genesis Only Original cartridges, systems and CRTs 32 Person Cap 5 Games guaranteed Progressive Group Play Win your game and play against another 1-0 person. Lose and you play against another 0-1. Rounds progress each way such that play against someone with your same record After 5 rounds, players seeded 17-32 will play a single game elimination game. Winners make it to the best of 3 bracket play as a play-in round vs 9-16. 1-8 get a bye. Bracket play - 24 seeds from group play. Seeds are based on record, then GF - GA. Single elimination, best of 3 each round KO94 style rules Coin flip winner chooses two teams for matchup Coin flip loser selects which team he wants to use No coin flip needed if two people play against each other again, just reverse previous winner/loser choice. PRIZES $250 for first place (plus trophy!) $100 for 2nd place $50 for 3rd place * NHL'19 for PS4 and Xbox * 2 Tickets to LI Retro Expo * Canvas Wall Art * 90's NHL Memorabilia! STREAMING We will announce when we go live: www.twitch.tv/kingraph PLAYERS 01. Evan E. ( @Evan )(organizer) 02. John G. ( @chaos ) (organizer) 03. Scott S. ( @MikeGartner22 ) (organizer) 04. Raphael F. ( @kingraph ) (organizer) 05. Kevin B. ( @corbettkb ) 06. Eric K. ( @eggink444 ) 07. Scott E. 08. Josh K. 09. Nick D. 10. Brian R. ( @Bad Moon Rison ) 11. Matt P. 12. Ron D. 13. Matt M. 14. Paul C. 15. Chris O. 16. John K. ( @kuefner ) 17. Matt H. 18. Brad B. ( @da94wookiee ) 19. John S. 20. Bill M. ( @CoachMac ) 21. Colton Orr 22. Matt A. 23. Aaron R ( @Sdogg ) 24. Kyle W. ( @kylewat / Zeppelin55) 25. Paul L ( @Lupz27 ) 26. Tom E. ( @aepurniet ) 27. John S. 28. Eric M. 29. Chris B. 30. Naeem K. ( @skoolyardpuck ) 31. Robin A. ( @crazygoalie33 ) 32. Eric V ( @IAmFleury'sHipCheck)
  10. 7 points
    First and foremost, THANK YOU to @Evan, @chaos and @MikeGartner22 for putting together a successful tournament! In case you didn't know, these buds are awesome and everyone contributed to the success of this tournament in different ways! Special thanks to @corbettkb, who took the time to show @CoachMac around NYC, help out in any way he could, and just being completely selfless all the time. He even picked up the food tab Friday! An amazing asset to the '94 community and amazing competitor as well! Glad we were able to hang out for a couple days! Speaking of Coach, I am a fan and was very happy that he could make it to the tournament. I hope you had a great time, and that your trip was worthwhile. I promise to do the trip out to Nevada one day to hang out in your neck of the woods (mountains?) when I can score some cheap flights! As I reflect upon the weekend, it always comes down to the same thing -- enjoying spending time with the 94 community, both known and all the new buds I got to meet! So happy that @IAmFleury'sHipCheck was able to make it from Chicago and @kylewat took the Amtrack from Baltimore! I haven't seen Zep since Toronto; it was great to hang out and for him to show how strong of a '94 player he truly is! IMO, he is usually underrated because of his play style. EA, as usual, is great to talk to all day and I thought he played better than I have seen in some time! So appreciative that you come down and I cherish the signed '94 box that has become your calling card. Many many thanks! Great to see @skoolyardpuck again, great to hang/chat and play '94 with this guy. Hope to continue to see you around! @eggink444 and @da94wookiee came back from the '94 graveyard, and also hopped on for some great color commentary on the stream! Cheers to you guys! @aepurniet was a pleasure to meet you in person, and I think you officially ordered the first drink! Hope you had a great time bud! @Sdogg made the trip into the city and he brought the great energy, and was close to convincing his lovely wife to play! @crazygoalie33 hasn't missed any tournaments and seems to get some rough draws, this one included, playing wookie, Tex and eggink in the RR, only to meet eggink in the opening bracket losing a close 3 game set! @Bad Moon Rison , always appreciate the kind words and insights. You have run many Tecmo tournaments, from which we have taken ideas from, and love to see you continue to enter and play '94 tournies! (sorry to have knocked you out of the tourney bud). @banditra101801 (George) - happy you were able to make the tournament and even play in place of a no-show! Hope you had a great time! Finally, all the buds like @superfan99, Chris O. Matt, Ron D, and anyone who made the tournament that I may have missed, I hope you all had a great time! I encourage any/all feedback. At the end of the day we (whether us who ran NYC, or others like @halifax and @Edge of 94' WI) just want to make sure we're doing the best we can to make it enjoyable for all. Other thoughts LOVED * Random starting order vs pre-ranking * Modified swiss style round robin format, followed by elimination game. The swiss style led to some amazing round 3,4,5 games! * Buds who jumped on for streaming commentary. I will be making a highlight reel from the day to share in the near future! * Overall community, everyone is so cool, which makes running a tournament much smoother than I think. I'm constantly worried about things and I shouldn't underestimate you guys (all of you). CONSIDERATIONS * Handling of no-shows. Expected 1-2, did not expect 4. Also expected more guests. * Streaming set up. In short, I think a longer RCA cable will allow me to have the streaming/commentators a little further from the players. I also want the output to be broadcast for a larger crowd to see. * Add team and home/away to data capture for future analytics. While I fear over-complicating score entry, this has run very smooth for us in the past few tournies. Small tweaks to the scoresheets. Finally, on my own personal play, I am happy to have come out on top this tournament. My final opponents were Lupz, Tex and Zep, who, I feel, each could have won this tournament themselves. I got Lupz in game 01 early, and I knew he was not playing up to speed. It's almost like a sucker punch to the gut to start a fight, I was lucky to get one so quick. Game 02 went down to the wire, and 8-7 OT victory for me. Given our history, that was more of what we should have expected. Lupz played well and had about 2 instances when his player didn't shoot the puck! Easily could have been a game 03. Tex had just beat EA in two close ones, and I knew EA was playing well. Tex also beat me in the RR with an amazing comeback during our 4-0 vs 4-0 match. I picked VAN-DET and Tex was nice enough to give me Vancouver, a team he knew l liked (Detroit isn't bad either, lol). Second game was another speed session with DAL and WPG. Looking back, I was locked in, holding Tex to 1 goal for both games, not an easy task with those teams and his caliber of play. Finally, Zep was busting people all day, I had called his earlier matches against MikeGartner22. Game 01 was a disaster for me, Zep kept putting on the pressure and I couldn't get my Rangers to shape up. Game 02 was the opposite, where I was able to go up quick with Philly over Zep's Blues. So both of us had lopsided games to start, leaving a game 03. It was my turn to pick teams, and I went with Chicago / Buffalo, a high powered matchup that I like either way. In hindsight, that may have been a mistake since both teams have amazing home ice and Zep was home. Zep chose Buffalo and I had Chicago. If I lost this tournament with JR & Belfour, I had no excuses! Well, the game unfolded with JR on a mission! He single handily took over the game, scoring all my goals. I felt in control of the entire game and having Eddie in net was the ultimate security blanket. Proud of the victory, and though I felt like a boob for winning a tournament that I helped organize, everyone I played told me otherwise, so I feel better, Until next time (LI Retro Expo Aug 10-11th!)
  11. 7 points
    I am crying happy tears as @Lupz27 and @IceStorm70 are fully registered to play! This means in addition to some very high level '94 play, there will be lots of 2v2 after the tournament! Also, recent Classic participants @aepurniet and @kuefner have also registered! Looking forward to meeting you fine gentlemen (unless we've met before, in which I am dumb). As of this post we have reached our cap of 32, though we are holding a few spots for some special guests. People can still register for the waitlist or to just keep up on the tournament details via e-mail. Anyone can attend to be part of the crowd. Very excited about this event and we (all the organizers) are working hard to make sure it's gonna be great. Stay tuned!
  12. 7 points
    A while back I was curious as to looking at how players were rated in the original NHL 94, so as to keep my hacks more or less playing like the original ROM. I made these charts but never had a moment and organization to upload them, but here they are now. The zip files contains images for the distribution of each player attribute, skater and goalie. The groups are further separated by offense/defense, and starter/backup for goalies. I won't clutter up the post with all 22 images, but it's crazy seeing how low the overalls are. Nearly every backup goalie is rated between 40-50 overall! About 45% of defensemen are ~48 OVR, and about 30% of forwards are the same. Only about 15% of forwards break 80 OVR. There's lot of little tidbits you can find as well: -Fs and Ds aren't rated all that differently in most categories, but D are better hitters, with WAY worse shooting accuracy -About 80% of D have either a 2 or 3 on speed (FYI, original rating scale was 1 - 6, with 6 being 99 in game, and 3 being 40-60 in game) I can't say I match these distributions in my ROMs, but I think it's interesting to look at. OG ratings.zip
  13. 7 points
    I will be running a 2018 playoff simulation using @naples39 2018 ROM. Each day I hope to post a round with video highlights, until we reveal who will be the 2018 simulated champion!
  14. 7 points
    Alright, I haven't tested this as much as I usually do, but hopefully first time's a charm! Please let me know if you catch any problems/errors and I'll do 1.1 or or whatever. nhl2017deadline.zip EDIT: Adding link for "outdoor" alternate version; details on page 2 of thread. nhl2017outdoor.zip
  15. 7 points
    I hope this is the right spot in the forum to post this. For a little over a year, I've been working on a tabletop arcade project. I decided to do an NHL 94 theme. Enjoy and feel free to ask any questions about the build.
  16. 6 points
    Hi Everyone! The new hockey season is officially here!!! With it, comes a bunch of new ROMs. As I did a "pre-season" version, I am now excited to present my official 2019 season ROM!!! Here’s what you need to know: *Link for the ROM is below the in-game images. *The "Winnipeg Freeze Bug" exists on this rom as it affects all 32 team roms. *I created a new structure for all teams. Each team has 3 goalies, 14 forwards and 8 defensemen for you to choose from prior to a game. *This ROM is a “healthy/best case scenario” ROM. That means, most injured players are in the line-ups. I prefer it that way as it is more fun to play. *Many of the line combinations and D pairings were used or are being used (currently) during this season. *31 NHL Teams. *32nd team is a 2019 Prospects team (featuring Jack Hughes & Kaapo Kakko). *Kenny Albert is the new “Ron Barr” in my rom. Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated! If you catch any mistakes/errors, please let me know. Cheers! -The Sauce NHL94 2019 v5.bin Re-Uploaded - 4/8/19 (Playoffs Edition)
  17. 6 points
    REGISTRATION IS LIVE!! https://smash.gg/tournament/king-of-94-4/details Please let us know if you have any questions. We haven't used this site before so there could be some things to work out. You can participate in up to 4 events: Saturday: [Sega] King of 94 ($50) OR Duke of 94 ($15) [Sega] Duke of NBA Jam TE ($15) Sunday: [SNES] King of 94 ($50) OR Duke of 94 ($15) [SNES] Duke of NBA Jam TE ($15) There's also a $17 Venue fee, which you pay once but covers admission for both days. So for example if you want to play Sega King of 94, SNES Duke of 94, and SNES NBA Jam, it's $17(venue) + $50(sega king 94) + $15(snes duke 94) + $15(snes duke jam) = $97. Sorry we couldn't get it add up to 94. The King tournaments guarantee 7 games. The Duke tournaments guarantee 4 games. The 94 Duke tournament has simpler rules (no manual goalie, use any team) and is meant to be the casual event. The venue helped us put together some good hotel deals. Possibly some flight deals, but I haven't heard any updates on that front.
  18. 6 points
    Thanks to @Puck Junk, here's a page from Igor Kuperman's original ratings for the Blackhawks. Interesting that Shot Accuracy isn't specifically listed there, but we know that was a direct link to shooting percentage. I also notice that offensive awareness isn't there (was that also based on a stat?) and fighting is there, futher proving this was originally in the game and taken out at the end. Here's his Tweet:
  19. 6 points
    Hey guys, here is the UPDATED PLAYOFF ROM for 2018-19 season. Special thanks to @slapshot67 for his work on graphics and player cards! Below you'll find the ROM and Excel sheet. Excel is in the zip folder, which shows player ratings, "Skip's ratings", etc. Changes from earlier 2019 ROMs: Player rating updates based on this year's performance, roster changes, some new player cards, playoff brackets to reflect actual 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. I updated every teams lines, including PK lines based on top TOI on PK for each team, last time but didn't do much this time around. Injured players remain in lineup on their assumed line. Notes: -This is the 32-team ROM (updated teams, logos, player cards and graphics by Slapshot67). -Updated team rosters for 2018-19 season (rosters and player ratings by Skip). The 32nd team is still the NHL'94 Hall of Fame team, with original NHL94 ratings! -Weight bug is fixed (heavy guys are harder to knock down), and this ROM uses weight + checking = hitting ability -1 minute penalties (except for injuries = 2 min penalty). You can do 5, 7, 10 or 20 minute periods. -Hot/Cold is accurate in the pre-game screen and in edit lines NEW for 2019 ROM: Added in NHL Network's Kevin Weekes as the announcer. ROSTER NOTES: Some long-term injured players were also omitted (ie Stephen Johns, Christian Dvorak). 3rd line is usually a mashup of best players on a team's real 3rd & 4th lines. Tried to keep scoring lines as they are in real life, or how they "should be" when players return from injury. KNOWN BUG: The menu screen will freeze if the player cards begin to cycle for team #31 - Winnipeg. There is no known fix for this. TOURNEY ROM has continuous OT. The regular ROM has 5 minute OT. Zip folder has excel sheet with all players listed, including the NHL94 HHOF All-Stars roster, and Ratings list for all 32 teams. -Skip NHL19playoffs.zip NHL19PlayoffsTourney.bin NHL19PlayoffsSkip.bin
  20. 6 points
    Maybe he's got a point? I mean, we do see quite a lot of tournaments across the country to celebrate and compete in NHL 96. I, personally, love NHL.com's coverage of the anniversary of NHL98. And, my god, who doesn't have found memories, as a child, of dominating NHL97 with Jeremy Roenick? I mean, it's always great to hear current NHL players reliving their foundest momeries of playing NHL 2001. To be honest, it's really a wonder that this site exists given how much the game sucks! SMH If you don't like a game, that's cool. There are other options. I just don't get the point of sh*tting on someting that so many folks love and have warm memories for just because you see a deficiency. Maybe I'm the minority in my opinion and response. But, NHL94 IS one of the greatest sports games ever released! Is it the greatest of all time, not likely given its age and the technology of the day. Would it have been cool to have season mode and fighting, sure. But, it doesn't hurt the game. Did it make it's mark on history more than the majority of sports games EVER released, you bet! There is no denying it and to crap all over it is silly. End rant. Cheers!
  21. 6 points
    Hey guys, This is a special release that Slapshot67, KTup710 and I have worked on all spring/summer. Really, it began this winter while watching the Olympics. I missed the NHLers and I decided to make a ROM about it. This is the 32-team ROM, but since most teams are not that competitive with the big boys, I decided to mix it up a bit. This ROM is called IIHF Legacy '19. It contains 15 current National Teams made up of what would closely resemble the real rosters in a major world tourney, and 17 historic National Teams from different tourneys. The main ROM is a WBF-rom. I added a 2nd ROM that does not include the weight bug fix. KNOWN BUG: The game will freeze if you scroll through the USA'96 player cards in the menu screen. This is a known bug that affects the 31st team on any 32 team ROM, and is not currently fixable. This was a lot of fun to make. I've worked with the great @slapshot67 on other ROMs, and adding the work of KTup710 only enhanced this particular ROM. KTup did all the work on the implementation of logos, and he did some incredible work on the banners. @KTup710 - really great work bud, truly commendable in the annals of NHL94 lore. As usual, Slapshot did spectacular work on players cards, splash screen, game clock...even the IIHF trophy is there! I handled the uniforms, players, player ratings, lines, and selected the logos we'd end up using. Some Notes Where it gets fun is the Legacy part. We created 17 "Classic" Historic teams, with an added twist. You'll be able to play the Miracle on Ice (1980 USA vs Soviet Union), the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup Finals (1987 + 1991 Team Canada, 1987 Soviets, 1991 Team USA), the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Final (USA vs Canada) and the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal Game (Canada vs USA). Also included is the 1998 Czech Republic team, first NHLers to win Olympic Gold. Including them threw off the balance of 16/16 classic vs current teams, but that's ok. The twist is where it gets even more fun for NHL'94 fans. We created 6 National Teams made of the original ROM's players, with original ratings. Some players had to be added to complete rosters, but the original NHL'94 spirit of the 6 teams is surely there. They're the Original 6 of this ROM :-) Players & Rosters I tried to make team rosters as accurate as possible, with jersey #'s and lines as accurate as I could find. I also tried to keep ratings "within the defined parameters of NHL'94". I tried to keep players mostly honest. If you know anything about my current ROMs, you'll get the adjustment. Keep in mind players may have different ratings in different seasons (ie. '87 Gretzky is the man, Mario went virtually untouched from orig 94). Check out the excel sheet for more on player + team ratings. I needed to add some players to complete the 1994 teams, which is why there are players who were not in the game on those teams. Also, I know Petr Nedved actually played for Canada in 1994. But, come on, he belongs on Czech, Czech needs players, and Canada is ok without NHL94 Petr Nedved. You'll notice on some of the Legacy teams that a players weight may have changed from their original '94 weight. I tried to make a player's weight accurate to what it was in real life, except for the six NHL94 World Star teams. I left those players as is, Tony Amonte included. Amonte is a lefty in '96 and '02. And this is the last hurrah for Jaromir Jagr and the Sedins, so they were included on the current National Teams for 2019. For KTup and Slapshot- we all hope you guys enjoy this ROM. -Skip IIHF Legacy '19.bin IIHF Legacy '19.xls IIHF Legacy '19noWBF.bin
  22. 6 points
    Hey Players! Its been a while but I finally have some news about Pixelated Heroes release. A few weeks ago I was approached by a start-up streaming service (in Silicon Valley) about doing an online Aviation News show (much like Philip DeFranco on Youtube). As we were in talks I mentioned Pixelated Heroes and I sent them the screener we have seen in Vegas and they loved it. My original goal was to get PH on a major streaming service and to be honest I have been so busy at work that it fell by the wayside. I burnt myself out getting the film ready for Vegas and needed a break, that's why I have been away from the community. But know I'm reset and ready to start a new game lol. The new company submitted me their offer to stream Pixelated Heroes yesterday, It is not a lot of money and by no means covers the production cost. But what they are offering that no one else would do, is to take my 4 Terabytes of extra footage and make it into enough small videos to make years worth of content to stream regularly. I believe this is the best for everyone, as a lot of you spent your time helping me out and I would hate for the footage to be lost on a hard drive on my shelf (there is a lot of cool stuff and stories). Including full interviews with the producers and programmers. So basically, they will stream the finished full-length Pixelated Heroes on their new site. Then produce smaller videos from my footage and release them on a regular basis. All of this will be on a custom page so its all in one area. And who knows maybe we will do a sequel! I will for sure let you guys know more about the company and our plan once the deal is signed. But for now, keep your sticks on the ice. Cheers, Mikey
  23. 6 points
    9 House Teams… The White Walkers… The Westeros Hockey League… A Battle for the Cup Iron Throne has begun! WINTER IS HERE!!! I am attaching my Game of Thrones themed ROM. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS THREAD TO DISCUSS THE SHOW OR PROVIDE ANY SPOILERS! While many of us have watched all 7 seasons, so far, some may still be binge watching. Please don’t ruin it for them. We all know there are a few surprise twists by the end of season 7. One of them, is in this ROM. That said, if you haven’t completed season 7, and you are still watching, I do not recommend downloading this until you are done. One spoiler is within the game. Some ROM details: It contains the 9 major Houses plus the White Walkers as playable teams. As a bonus, I also threw in an 11th team that contains NHL Hall of Famers (the best of the best). Teams 12-32 are not playable. They are simply team #11 repeated/copied as placeholder. The playoff structure is set-up so the winner of the Houses squares off against the White Walkers for the Iron Throne. Because there are 9 houses, but only 8 can appear on the right/left brackets (see screenshot below), I programmed it to rotate every house out of at least one playoff scenario. So, in turn, no one is truly left out. All players, who are not White Walkers, are named by [Last Name], [First Name]. So, for example: Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Tyrion Etc. This was done because, when you score a goal, the pop-up window only shows the number and last name of the scorer (and whoever got the assist(s)). That’s confusing if a team has all of its players with the same last name. So now, when a goal is scored, the first name appears (with their number). However, in all other game sections, you should see first and last name listed but in the order structure mentioned above. Not exactly a big deal (IMO). Not every character from the GoT universe is in the game. I only included those who are part of these major houses (both alive or dead). I apologize to all you Hodor or Brienne of Tarth fans. Lol Some characters included may not have been in the TV series but, they are in the books. As there are several women in the rosters, they are all defaulted to 144 pounds in weight (as we can’t go any lower). The team colors are based on their respective house flags/banners. Those flags/banners serve as the Team Selection &Center Ice logos. As the White Walkers don't have a banner, I found something that serves as one (a skull with a crown). Again, please don't not respond in this thread with any details/spoilers regarding Game of Thrones. Thanks and enjoy! -The Sauce NHL94 GoT.bin
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    This was a big hit on our FB page. So, more memes will be coming in the future:
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    I think for every hockey fan and player alike, the Mighty Ducks have a special place in your heart. The movie is pretty outlandish from a hockey perspective (players switching uniforms, no offsides called on the Flying V, it goes on and on), but it's a staple of hockey in pop culture. When I found all the great tools for hacking the game on this forum, I wanted to take a stab at it, and I felt this was a great place to start. The ROM features: 6 Playable Teams (Ducks, Hawks, Team USA, Team Iceland, Eden Hall JV/Ducks, Eden Hall Varsity/Warriors) Updated graphics to fit the movie 15 scale stats Weight Bug Fixed I plan to add Playoff mode (3 selectable teams, Ducks, USA, JV, and you play through the general story of the movie) More playable teams Player cards Blue ice Any bug fixes along the way Special thanks to WBoy's 30 Team Rom, TM Ref Screenshots, and NOSE Smozoma's various guides and programs CoachMac's steps to making a rom Clockwise or Swos’ sprite patch, love that extra liberty while making uniforms. Kingraph for answer a graphics editing question SabreFan1's Banner font Production Notes Hawks players except for the 2 names that appeared in actual roles are just named after scientific names for hawks Iceland players except Gunner Stahl named after Norse Gods Eden Hall players named using a random name generator DOWNLOAD HERE: MightyDucks1.0.bin I attached some screenshots below, hope you enjoy!
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    AngryJay drafted the Scouts roster and threw out the challenge of someone playing with them. I am taking that challenge. I am going to try and Exi a full 160 game schedule with the Scouts in addition to my Regular Team. I already have 3 exis done. I will post periodically on my progress. Here is the Official Press Release.
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    Hey Mikey, great to hear from you again and see that you’re recharged. It’s important to set the time aside for that. I’ve taken a lot of time myself to recharge myself for the online community and I think I’m ready to start posting a bit again. anyways, back to the documentary. I think what this company wants to do with the content sounds great. You get to have the stand alone movie that you worked so hard on and other videos dedicated to other stuff that I think the hardcore crowd will really be into. I know I’m interested greatly in the interviews and would just love to have that raw footage available at the click of a button. i wish the money was a bit better for you, I know you spent a lot of your own money traveling, creating the movie, holding the two tournaments ,etc. I just want to say thank you for doing that. I know for me personally it has opened a lot of doors to travel and meet people from all over. All of the live events have been my favorite part of the nhl 94 experience. Who knows where we would be as a community without the live tournaments and your documentary. Thank you again a bud and please keep us posted on future developments as they come in.
  29. 6 points
    Last night I fixed the Stanley Cup image problem on the playoff tree. The cup doesn't rotate anymore, it's now a static image. Well technically, it's still rotating 5 images, but the 5 images are all the same! So I reduced the size of the cup from 612 tiles to 124, saving a huge amount of space and graphic memory. The graphic memory was the cause of my issue after I expanded the banner image for the extra teams. So this is now my current working ROM. All the graphic hacks are done (I think) and the ROM is expanded to 34 teams that can be used in exhibition play. NOW, my next task is to start tackling the season data, trade players, etc. Current ROM: NHL95_34TM_beta_05c.bin
  30. 6 points
    View From the Booth (Dec 2017) Dec 31, 2017 Welcome to the year-end edition of the official NHL94.com newsletter. We hope to keep everyone informed of all that is happening in our gaming scene, with a top-down look at events, leagues, forum happenings and Discord chatter. The view from the broadcast booth is often worse than some cheap seats in the arena, but journalists require a sweeping vantage point to see everything that is happening in the game. It seemed a suitable name for a newsletter that hopes to provide a bird's eye view of NHL94 and all of it's retro hockey siblings, so take a minute to get caught up with this edition of View From the Booth . Congratulations to 2017 Bud of the Year@slapshot67! [Forum thread] He managed to code a 32-team Genesis rom that allowed the community to create updated 2017-18 post-expansion roms. I took this opportunity to ask Mr. Shot67 a few questions. It turns out that Slapshot is not his real name, he's actually a fine Canadian fellow from Saskatchewan named Shawn. He would rank himself as an average NHL94 player, who has little interest in online leagues, preferring instead to play at home with friends. He's been a member of NHL94.com since 2006, but admits to lurking around these parts for about a year before joining and searching out modding resources on the forums. A love of NHL93 and NHL94 convinced him to join the site, mainly with interest in creating classic teams in the rom. As any youngster would, he admits to trying to take the easy road first, writing a letter to EA Sports asking them to do it, but oddly never received a response. He praises @wboy's NOSE program, as well as resident mad scientists modders @mack and @smozoma for helping him to earn his modding badges, but credits a lot of reading and ultimately trial and error for his modding successes. I did ask if NHL titles were his only mods, and he detailed an earlier attempt to mod the NES title Rad Racer back in 1999. He jumped at the opportunity to help create the 32-team rom, and would rank this mod at the top of his list of accomplishments. He works as a freelance web and graphical designer in Saskatoon, and is taking a break from modding for the time being. A big thanks to Bud of the Year @slapshot67 for taking the time to chat, and for ushering our draft leagues into the next NHL era. The year has been a mixed bag of good/bad in the NHL94 community, with great successes (Kingof94II - Vegas including a preview of McMikey's documentary, expansion of the classic Genesis rom to 32 teams, to name a couple) and some downers too (shrinking numbers of regular leaguers, the usual forum drama). I feel like 2018 could be a bounce-back year, with many members working hard to expose the casual gamers to this community on many social platforms, new live events popping up all over the country, and unique new league ideas popping up to keep the online leaguers busy looking for games. We've met some new talented players in this years Classic, some who have already shown interest in draft leagues, but we would love to see some vets crawl back out of their caves and rejoin the scene. As gaming companies continue to milk the many millions of gamers out there with micro-transactions and pay-to-play models - the retro gaming community grins with tens of thousands of hours of playable titles and sports gems with incredible replay value. In short, I don't think that the Retro Gaming scene is just for the nostalgic, nor will it be a passing fad. The next generation of gamers needs to witness the sheer amount of existing gaming content out there, and should take that into consideration before feeding the massive pay-to-play, or ad-supported game companies. ONLINE LEAGUES: Plablegs (Season 2) - @Brutus is running this league based on draft/league rules originally set out by @Premium. Season standings here. NHL94 Ladder League - @smozoma has started a unique ladder league, with no defined schedule so you can play whoever, whenever. Check it out here. Fall Classic - The NHL94 Standard, for most this is their first taste of competitive online play. Playoff brackets here GENS-A, GENS-B1, GENS-B2, SNES. VHL5 - A WBF draft league based on @skip's current NHL ratings played with the new 32-team NHL18 rom. Playoff brackets here. LIVE EVENTS: Feb 17, 2018 - BROOKLYN, NY [NHL94 Sega] Aviator's Retro Video Game Tournament & Expo: Event details, Tickets (20% discount) Feb 24, 2018 - GREEN BAY, WI [NHL94 Sega/SNES] A Fleury of Goals: Sign-up/details, Facebook Event/RSVP, Registration Form. Aug 11-12, 2018 - LONG ISLAND, NY [NHL94 Sega] Long Island Retro Gaming Expo: played during the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo: Event details ROMS/HACKS: NHL 2018 - by @naples39 - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), speed-burst has been limited to 75%. NHL18 by @skip - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), 1 minute penalties. NHL18 rom [SNES] - Help needed to produce an SNES rom with current line-ups. @tru is looking for people who want to learn to hack/update SNES roms. In progress. 32-team NHL94 rom [GENS] - Thanks to the hard-work and dedication of @slapshot67, the community is now ready for current and future NHL expansion. 34-team NHL95 rom [GENS] - @kingraph has been hard at work customizing the NHL95 rom to allow for current and future roster updates. A work in progress. ROM Jukebox [GENS] - this classic goes back to the early days of the site, a league rom created by @clockwise. Presenting NHL91. [Forum link / dload link] ROM Jukebox [SNES] - with the WJC going on in Buffalo as we speak, here's a rom with the 2011 WJC rosters by @northstar91 [Forum link] FROM THE STANDS: Cast your vote for the possible location of King of 94 III. Forum thread. @kingraph played a little NHL94 on the Prudential Center Jumbotron, still waiting for the full story. Forum thread. Check out this tabletop version of NHL94 created by forum member @Bil. Forum thread. Fightcade 2, possible GENS replacement? Forum thread. TECH TALK: AIM is DEAD, join us on Discord [invite link]. Retro Bit Genesis USB dual adapter discontinued? [Amazon link] if you see one on Ebay, scoop it up! Looking for the best video adapter to connect your retro console to your new HDTV? Read this. Visit NHL94rocks.com, a website to upload gamesaves and track your NHL94 series results. Credit to @aqualizard and @AtomicRaven for this beauty. Thanks for reading folks, and as usual comments and criticisms are welcomed. If you have an idea for future stories, or links to anything related to the newsletter categories feel free to pass them along. Keep mashing those buttons. Bonus video for those of you who made it this far:
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    I played against Ken Daneyko, Mr. Devil, and didn't want to get pummeled by him, lol. I DID rock the jersey at the game later that night though!
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    I know some of you saw this on already but I thought I'd share here. This was from Facebook this morning. I was at my gate at the airport, sitting down for a couple minutes. I then hear over the PA system "There is a Super Nintendo at security, if this is yours please pick it up.., that's a SUPER NINTENDO!" Lady across from me says, with general concern, "I sure hope the kid gets their Nintendo back" I sigh, stand up and say "yes. It actually belongs to a 40 year old kid." This draws some laughs from the people around me as I walk back to security. I get back to security and the security staffer recognizes me and says"man you can't forget this. I loved the Super Nintendo!" Again this draws smiles and chuckles from people near by. Glad I was able to make people smile this morning.
  33. 6 points
    View From the Booth v.1 Oct 31, 2017 Welcome to the inaugural edition of the official NHL94.com newsletter. We hope to keep everyone informed of all that is happening in our gaming scene, with a top-down look at events, leagues, forum happenings and Discord chatter. The view from the broadcast booth is often worse than some cheap seats in the arena, but journalists require a sweeping vantage point to see everything that is happening in the game. It seemed a suitable name for a newsletter that hopes to provide a bird's eye view of NHL94 and all of it's retro hockey siblings, so take a minute to get caught up with this edition of View From the Booth . If you were lucky enough to attend the King of 94 II tournament in Las Vegas, then you likely already know the outcomes. If not, let me just say that it was an incredible display of Sega/Genesis mastery. On the Sega-side, the most probable finals outcome played out with @kingraph and @angryjay93 meeting in the final game, with Jay pulling out a 5-3 win with Detroit over Raph's Buffalo squad. On the Super Nintendo bracket, we again witnessed the ascension of a relative unknown (at least to NHL94.com community). @Jammer - KO94IIsnes was able to punch his ticket to the finals versus @Bob Kudelski and win it all with an incredible 4-3 OT victory. If you wish to relive the final hours of the tournament, including some great commentating and celebratory laps you can watch the replay on Twin Galaxies Twitch stream here. With the build-up and successful staging of King of 94 II in Las Vegas NV now behind us, Fall leagues are starting to fill-up as player interest returns. Along with interest in preseason hockey and the eventual puck-drop on the NHL season, NHL94 players are returning to the site with hopes of building on last seasons successes and again proving themselves on the ice. Now is the time to get your name in for Classic, whether a seasoned veteran, a site lurker, or new to the site. If you're tired to playing against the CPU, take the next step and start playing some real competition. ONLINE LEAGUES: Fall Classic - The NHL94 Standard, for most this is their first taste of competitive online play. Sign-up here. VHL5 - A WBF draft league based on @skip's current NHL ratings played with the new 32-team NHL18 rom. Sign-up here, and/or check out the rom here. NHL94 Ladder League - @smozoma has started a unique ladder league, with no defined schedule so you can play whoever, whenever. Check it out here. Premium Retro (Season 2) - @CoachMac has dreamed up this beauty, a limited draft league with a retro twist. Possible expansion for Season 3. LIVE EVENTS: Nov 12, 2017 - EDMONTON, AB [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details Feb 24, 2018 - GREEN BAY, WI [NHL94 Sega/SNES]: Sign-up/details, Facebook Event/RSVP Aug 11-12, 2018 - LONG ISLAND, NY [NHL94 Sega]: played during the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo ROMS/HACKS: NHL 2018 - by @naples39 - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), speed-burst has been limited to 75%. NHL18 by @skip - updated rosters/ratings/logos/uniforms, WBF (weight-bug fixed), 1 minute penalties, and will be used to play @skip's VHL5 league. NHL18 rom [SNES] - Help needed to produce an SNES rom with current line-ups. @tru is looking for people who want to learn to hack/update SNES roms. 32-team NHL94 rom [GENS] - Thanks to the hard-work and dedication of @slapshot67 and @skip, the community is now ready for current and future NHL expansion. 34-team NHL95 rom [GENS] - @kingraph has been hard at work customizing the NHL95 rom to allow for current and future roster updates. A work in progress. FROM THE STANDS: Cast your vote for the possible location of King of 94 III. Forum thread. Forum members are dreaming about an NHL94 clone that would be easier to customize. Forum thread. TECH TALK: AIM is DEAD, join us on Discord [invite link]. Find some great tournament footage on Twitch, Ko94II pt1, Ko94II pt2, Ko94II pt3. RWExpo pt1, RWExpo pt2, RWExpo World Record Attempt. Thanks for reading folks, and as usual comments and criticisms are welcomed. If you have an idea for future stories, or links to anything related to the newsletter categories feel free to pass them along. Keep mashing those buttons. Bonus video for those of you who made it this far:
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    The 32 team rom template will be released soon.
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    I don't mind the comments. The thing about making custom ROMs is that they can be whatever you want them to be. Obviously I'll never make a cent off doing these, and I'm never going to please every one, so I choose to make them along the rough guidelines of the original rom. I feel it's an important part of the game to have real separation between the big stars. More important however, is not every team being jacked up to the overall quality of the best 2 or 3 teams in the original. Most teams will put out a NLC lineup of players in the 70s in my ROM. The Crosby, Ovechkin, McDavid will be 90s. The excellent-but-not quite there will be 80s or thereabouts. Playing the original ROM with mortal players just plays different, and I don't want every game in my ROM to feel like a game with the allstar teams in 94 original blend where nearly every skater is 80ish. Some things that do separate my ROM player ratings from 94 is that defensemen skate better and hit less, and the goalies are better. I feel this is a fair reflection of how the NHL has changed since the early 90s. This generally leads to fewer goals too, which also seems fair. Either way, a team in my 2017 ROM wouldn't be out of place in original 94. For instance, you look at Skip's ROM with a team like the red wings. They have 5 FWs 76 or higher, 2 77 dmen, and 2 goalies in the 70s. That would be one of the top teams in the original ROM. This year in real life, the Wings are a last place team, and guys like Dylan Larkin are looking at a 30-point season, yet is a 78 in that ROM. NOT IN MY HOUSE BROTHER. I suspect the approach of skip's rom is more popular for some whiz-bang gameplay, but that's not the way 94 was designed to be played. Neither approach is "correct", but I really like the idea of keeping original gameplay feel and team/player differentiation. Playing with last place teams should play quite differently that first place---not just slightly less good but still all-star quality players from the original 94. Again, otherwise I wouldn't bother make a ROM that just does the same thing as Skip's because there would be no point!
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    Hi Guys, As announced last night on our social media, as well as our live tv broadcast on KGBmanTV, King of 94 III will be in Vancouver October 2018! As always, we wanted to give lots of lead time. Mikey is really excited about it and, of course, so am I. I thought I'd just take a bit of time to clear up a couple items and if you have any questions, fire away! Venue: So at this time we have a place we're working on but until it's 100% confirmed then I'll leave disclosing this for now. Date: We haven't picked a date yet. There's some factors that play into this (availability of the venue and Canucks home games.) The NHL releases their schedule in June. I'm hoping that the canucks have a home game on a friday or sunday night so that those travelling may want to attend. (The vegas trip was a lot of fun for this). It won't be on oct 6th as that is Thanksgiving day weekend in Canada. Price: I believe it was aqua that brought this up on discord. $94 for Vegas was much more expensive for Canadians due to price of the dollar. But this time it's in CAD, so it'll be about $15 cheaper for the guys travelling from the US if the dollar remains the around the same. I don't think we'll change the price because we just like the $94 entry fee. Leaning towards the $50-$50 range now. Mikey wants more buds there. Format: I don't think we'll see too much of change from last time (subject to time available, number of stations and number of competitors available of course). I thought the 6 games in the round robin worked well and the playoff round worked well also. What's new: Players eliminated from round robin will be put into their own tier playoffs to play for prize(s). So everyone will have a shot to win something after the round robin. What's new: 2v2 tournament: This will be either free or maybe $5 a head. Considering: Allowing players that played in King of 94 I or II to choose the opening group the want to play in. This would be done by a pre arranged draft system(ranking those players 01 through XX). Then the divisions would be filled out with all the remaining players, taking into consideration their skill level (if known). Ex. Sega: Aj gets first pick...chooses morning group A, Raph picks second and chooses afternoon group B, Ea picks 3rd...and so on. I thought this might be something that could add a bit of fun to it. (Instead of me just deciding the final groups). Where I'll need help: Systems and tvs. Mikey has some consoles and so do I, but we may need more. And Tvs will be my biggest challenge. I'm hoping the vancouver guys I know will be able to help on the TV situation. Love you guys.
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    I took the formula/values you came up with and made these Radar charts using http://mdp.tylingsoft.com/#radar-chart Unfortunately it doesn't capture things like sub-worthy players or handedness, or changes in perception of value based on the CB check and toddling. Just thought it was neat.
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    There have been many rankings done for tournaments where we group teams into tiers, but something always felt off. It was either too many tiers, not enough tiers, or the personal preferences around which teams on the fringe make it or not into a particular tier. I am trying an updated method that doesn't group teams into tiers so rigidly, but rather offers a scale based on team. Here's my first pass: The idea is that you find a team and then a reasonable matchup will be any other team that shares the color tier. UPDATE V02 AS OF 04/09/19 You can also assume the top teams in a band are stronger than the bottom. So St. Louis vs New York Islanders, STL would be stronger, but that is still a reasonable matchup. However, STL vs TOR, TOR would be the stronger matchup, but still reasonable. TOR can't play NYI though. I found this to be a pretty good exercise in that it will also give you a general team ranking. Some teams are interchangeable that are only in one band (NYI/NJ/HFD/WSH), but it's really the fringe teams that make you think. I included the rosters of main players, bolded the top 50ish, and added home/away advantages. I think this can be printed as a good reference. Having said all that, I've messed around with this enough and came to the point where my mind started turning into mush. So I'm sharing it now with the group to get your input, see if it makes sense, see if I'm missing something, etc. Thanks for taking the time to review.
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    This topic was brought up a few months ago, and I've finally decided to try it out and see if it would work. I believe @Scribe99 , @Depch , and @jer_33 were ones who had brought it up in this post: What is RetroArch? RetroArch is a front end that can run multiple emulator cores. What does that mean? You can find more info here - http://www.retroarch.com How it works, is you start up RetroArch, load an emulator core, and load content (i.e. a ROM). Instead of having multiple emulator programs on your gaming system, RetroArch has cores. These cores aren't the emulator program, but pretty much the emulator code itself, that runs in RetroArch. So, for example, if I downloaded the Snes9x core (SNES emulator), I would start RetroArch, load the Snes9x core, and load a game (i.e. NHL '94) and it would run just like it would in the emulator, except you have the RetroArch interface. Then I can close the game, load the Genesis Plus GX core (Genesis emulator), and load a game for that as well, without having to close the RetroArch program. There are advantages to having a single interface for multiple emulators. You can have global settings (i.e. controller button mappings) and you can switch between different systems very quickly without having to close and start up another program. It is available for almost anything (PC, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, etc). The interface is very clunky, and looks like the XMB interface on the PS3. It takes some getting used to. I suggest you download it and try it yourself. The emulator cores can be downloaded right from inside the RetroArch program (there are a ton of cores). Information about it is plentiful on the web. Here is their official documentation - https://docs.libretro.com Once testing is done, we will write up a setup tutorial, and I'm hoping to make some files that can be run to automate the setup process. Why use RetroArch for playing 94 online? We are looking for a reliable, better, and simpler Netplay experience. While ZSNES has robust netplay capabilities, Gens (with Kaillera) is absolute trash. Desyncs and lag are a huge problem with Gens. Desyncs in ZSNES, while rare, can be recovered by reconnecting and loading a save state. Back in the day, we used servers instead of direct connect with Hamachi. It was a much simpler setup. RetroArch can give us something similar to that. So, if we can eliminate hamachi, that's one less program to worry about causing issues. I believe this can solve a major issue which causes people to leave online play - too complicated of a setup, and flakey Netplay. @kingraph and I tried out Netplay. It was very easy to set up. Kingraph would load the core and the content (NHL'94 ROM), start his Netplay server from the Netplay menu, I would go to the Netplay menu, click "Refresh Room List", then see Kingraph's name and click on it, and connect. No need for IP address. Though we aren't the best example since we live close to each other, Netplay was very smooth. I can connect to him at ANY TIME during the game (as long as he set it for 2 players, I believe). So, if we desynced, the host (home team) just needs to pause the game, wait for the client (away team) to reconnect, and play continues. Kingraph was also able to load a state while we were connected, so I scored 10 goals on him in the second period, he could just load a state from before the second period! We haven't tried out SNES yet. Hopefully tonight. Also, it may be possible to play cross-platform (i.e PC vs PC, Mac vs Mac, Pc vs Mac). We need to test this as well. Heck, it may be possible for someone to be playing on Android, Linux, or another platform as well. Will it work? Well, not completely sure yet. It does run custom ROMs locally and via Netplay. The emulator cores are different; there is no Gens or ZSNES core. Probably no one made them because they are inferior emulators. For cores (there are tons of different ones): Genesis - Genesis Plus GX seems to work well SNES - Possibly Snes9x, or bsnes will work We will need to decide on a core to use and for everyone to use that core. Since the emulator cores are different than what we've used in the past, the save states will be different, and thus the game uploader on the site will need to be changed. I looked at the Genesis Plus GX save state, and it looks like the data may just be shifted, and the endianness is different (something that is 04 09 in Gens is 09 04 in Genesis Plus GX). Have not looked at Snes9x save states yet. I'm still not sure if we need Hamachi or not. There is a "relay server" option in RetroArch that works similar to Hamachi. This is supposed to remove the need to open ports. Though I connected to Kingraph just fine and he did not have that enabled. If anyone is interested to try it out, PM me here or on Discord and I can help set you up. I'm still a little unfamiliar with the interface (Kingraph and I just yesterday figured out how to close a ROM haha), but I can help you get ready to play online with it. I'd like to get more people to test it out, especially guys who are quite a distance away from each other. Once we have it fully tested, and it works well for us, we can start using this going forward for leagues. TL;DR - Gens emulator sucks, RetroArch might replace it and ZSNES, need more testing. Oh and just to warn you, the most confusing thing is the controller setup. The button layout is similar to an SNES controller. So if you plan on playing Genesis, "Input button Y" in RetroArch is equivalent to the A button on the Genesis controller, "Input button B" is B on the Genesis, and "Input button A" is C on the Genesis controller. What's nice is once you have it set up, you can use your controller to navigate the menu. RetroArch Threads:
  41. 5 points
    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!
  42. 5 points
    Featuring @Jammer - KO94IIsnes and @McMikey and Cliff Ronning http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/nhl-94-tournament-comes-to-vancouver-for-iconic-video-games-25th-birthday The greatest hockey video game of all time turns 25 this fall. NHL ’94, the third game in EA Sports’ iconic and long-running franchise, was released in October 1993. A quarter-century later, it remains as popular as ever, even as every single skater in the game has since retired. (The last, 46-year-old Jaromir Jagr, played what was likely his final NHL game in January.) That popularity will be on full display at the third King of 94 tournament, which will be held in Vancouver this October. King of 94 is the brainchild of Mikey McBryan and Darrell Sampson, who connected through the NHL ’94 online community at NHL94.com. According to Sampson, McBryan was working on a documentary about the video game and he wanted a tournament to be at the centre of it. Sampson offered to help run it, and in September 2015, the first King of 94 was held in Toronto. “We had 128 entries,” Sampson said. “64 for each side on Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis.” Two years later, the second King of 94 was held in Las Vegas. And now, as the game approaches its 25th anniversary, McBryan and Sampson are bringing the tournament to its birthplace in Vancouver. NHL ’94 was developed at EA Canada in Burnaby, and it’s not difficult to spot the Vancouver influence: the Canucks boast the fastest line in the game in the trio of Geoff Courtnall, Pavel Bure, and Cliff Ronning. Bure’s speed makes sense, of course. The Hall of Famer is one of the speediest players to ever play the game, and his stats reflect that. As for Cliff Ronning, well, he knew a guy. “I went to school with the guy that started EA Sports,” Ronning told Yahoo Sports in 2011. “We were buddies. I think he thought it’d be comical if he made me 99 out of 100.” King of 94. HANDOUT / NHL94.COM Fittingly, the reigning King of 94 is a Vancouver resident as well. Richmond-born Jamil Karimani had only just recently rediscovered the game. After downloading a ROM on the NHL94.com fan site, he received an email about the tournament, and decided to buy a ticket to Las Vegas to try his luck with two of his friends. He wound up winning the whole thing thanks to an overtime winner from former Quebec Nordique Valeri Kamensky. “It was a magical OT kind of Game 7 finish with a huge celebration at the end,” he said. Karimani raved about the tournament, which boasted commentators and streamed live on Twitch, and the community, which was nothing but positive and encouraging — a rarity in the often heated gaming community. Little wonder, then, that Karimani plans to attend the Vancouver tournament to defend his title — although he’s not confident about a repeat victory. “I think I’m good for a top ten finish in Vancouver,” he said. Anything can happen. I will be there with my “A” game. But I’ll have a big bull’s-eye on my back.” “As long as somebody from Vancouver takes it home, it’s great.” That’s very likely, said Sampson. Karimani and his friends were three of the best players in Las Vegas, and Sampson has found, in his time among the NHL ’94 fan community, that Vancouverites are often standout players — at least on a particular console. “Literally the best players in Super Nintendo come from your own city,” Sampson said, offering one more reason Vancouver was selected as the site of the 25th anniversary tournament. The King of 94 tournament features separate brackets for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis versions of the game, as most players grew up playing one particular console or the other, and the gameplay has some major differences. Dedicated fans of NHL ’94 have a lot to say about them, but mostly it comes down to goaltending. “What differentiates the Super Nintendo version is the ability to control a manual goalie with a click of the button,” Karimani said. “But for Sega you have to hold down the button for two seconds before you activate it.” In other words, by the time you get control of your goalie in the Sega version, the puck may already be in the net. But that particular frustration is just about the only complaint NHL ’94 fans have with the game. Otherwise, they love it like no other EA release. “It just has that lingering passion surrounding it,” said Karimani. “These games turn over year on year, but NHL ’94 to this day, even EA sports would admit, it had the most lingering effect, that year, that game.” What makes it so special? In part, it’s the historical impact: NHL ’94 was the first hockey video game to be officially licensed by both the National Hockey League and the NHL Players’ Association — a landmark achievement in gaming. But that’s only part of it. “It was also the first time they had manual goalie, and the first time they introduced the one-timer into the hockey game,” said Sampson. “The replay value on it is kinda timeless,” Sampson added. For many, playing the game takes them back to a time when developments as simple as a one-timer were literal game-changers. Nostalgia is a powerful drug. Karimani pointed to the game’s primitive simplicity. In the quarter-century since, the graphics have improved, as has the artificial intelligence and the complexity of the game’s engine, but it’s only served to underscore how invitingly simple the 25-year-old game really was. “The new versions, the AI has a big factor,” he said. “There’s a lot of cheapness involved. It’s not as pure and genuine.” Sampson wouldn’t disclose where Vancouver’s King of 94 tournament will be held just yet, saying he wants it to be a surprise. Neither could be confirm the registration cost, although he did say it will be less than the poetic $94 the pair charged in Las Vegas. “We’re not in it to make a profit,” he said. “We don’t do it for that. We do it just because we love people to come out and play in these and see how competitive they are.” “People come from all walks of life. Obviously, the one thing that brings them together is that this was their favourite game growing up and it still is, 25 years later.” hmooney@postmedia.com
  43. 5 points
    We agree that weight seems to be the primary factor in check success. I haven't done the testing, but some of my anecdotal (based on thousands of hours of gameplay, no research) thoughts: * Point of contact, or angle of check is a big factor. A check right to the "chest" of a player will have a much higher success rate than if the player is moving away/sideways. Basically I think of it as a radius of contact for each player and the more in contact (overlap) they are at the time of impact, the greater the checking success. Picture a semi-circle in front of each player, and the more they overlap when they are in a check, the higher the success. * In this way, agility is important as it gives you the ability to dodge quickly and cause your opponent to partially check your player. Or in my radius analogy, one player moves his radius of contact away, so only 50% of that semi-circle is in contact with the other players. * CB has a higher success rate than plain C, or another way to put it I think the weight difference needed is smaller for higher success. Also, I'm pretty sure checking rating factors in here as Coffey (9 wgt, 2 chk) can't CB worth a damn, but Tikkanen (9 wgt, 5 chk) has tremendous CB success. I'd say Tikkanen can take out any 9 weight player with high frequency. * Being near the boards is no mans land. Everyone dies there. Lindros can flatten Fleury. Those are my two cents to add to this thread. I am intrigued about looking at the code though as I've gotten better at deciphering over the last few months with my '95 hack. To be continued...
  44. 5 points
  45. 5 points
    I've been typing up notes over the last few days as I can to try and capture my thoughts as fresh as I can, so here they are! First, many thanks to @King of 94' WI for organizing this event. He has been a great member of this community, embracing the game, helping others during classic, as well as stepping up his own level of play in a relatively short period of time. Putting together an event like this is no small task -- getting a location, procuring the equipment, promoting, figuring out structure, setting up, taking down, etc. requires a lot of work. Trojan was relentless in his promotions, even creating a promo video (!), and ran a wonderful tournament. Somewhere during that time, he welcomed another baby to his family! Most people can barely function in life after that, so major stick tap for all those months of work! The BEST part of any of these live tournaments is meeting up/hanging out with all the guys that I've come to know over the years, and meeting some people for the first time. After every tournament, it's always something I wish I had more time to do! Some quick shout outs to these guys, in the order that I remember running into them: @IAmFleury'sHipCheck - One of the original '94 legends (GDL 02 champ!) that truly has a love and passion for this game and community. He was gracious enough to drive me 2 mins away to McDonald's for a late meal when I arrived (McD's closed at 10pm, but drive-thru was open until 11pm), and picked up a sack of cheeseburgers for everyone else who was playing the Friday Tecmo tourney/'94 exis. He hooked up a Genesis in his room for late night exis, lent us the Genesis the next night for MOAR exis, gave me a protective case for my '94 sealed copy (thanks again), and generally played until he could no longer keep his eyes open! I was glad we got to play some exis, and at least one tournament game, but he definitely got the draw from hell in the Genesis tournament (explained later). @Arda Ocal - Our celebrity retro video game fan, Arda really adds a lot of fun and character to these events, promotes and creates excitement all day. Simply can't say enough about what he does for this community, and on top of all of that, he's just an awesome dude to hang out with! He may have been a part of establishing a 4 man record fro NHL'96...TBD. @CoachMac - So happy Coach made it out to Green Bay for the event. As usual he dropped some old school hockey knowledge on everyone, crushed it at '94, was amazing doing commentary, and just overall a blast to hang out with. @angryjay93 - Doesn't get any better than this guy competing. The most traveled '94 player made it out again to defend his KO'94 WI title. From the "storybook" mode, he was the guy I wanted to play as he knocked me out in Vegas, but overall I just enjoy that level of competition that he brings. I wish I had gotten some more time to play exis and talk, but the days go by so quickly! @RetroSportsGamer - Tom, aka the RetroSportsGamer. Was great to meet you in person, and absolutely loved the stream you had set up for the tournament (looking forward to watching more). I encourage all to subscribe to his YouTube channel, he's keeping tabs on the retro scene! - The Retro Sports Gamer (YouTube link) @jer_33- Missed this guy at Vegas, so was awesome to catch up here in WI. Talked hockey, curling, Canada, and got to team up to go undefeated in 2v2 at night! We also may have been a part of establishing a 4 man record for NHL'96...TBD. @corbettkb - Texas Pachyderm! He was my main exi opponent going into the tournament and knew how dangerous he could be. Aside from '94 related talk (which is always great with fellow enthusiasts), it was just fun to hang out, drink some Spotted Cow beer, shoot the breeze. @Coffey - Rocking the Pat Verbeek Detroit Red Wings jersey, it was great to hang out and chat. Nice that you were able to just be a player/spectator for the first time without having to worry about streaming/production equipment! Amazing insights to Twin Galaxies history, and the fact that it was HE who started this whole '94 world record recognition on this site from this post. I'm looking forward to watching the new stream location for Settle It On The Screen (you should all check it out): https://www.twitch.tv/settleitonthescreen @Kevin Cabarello - Not exactly a '94 member specifically, Kevin is just a retro gamer who has been at all these events. First got to hang out with Kevin in Vegas and it was nice to see him again here! @smozoma - One of my personal '94 heroes, I was happy to see him make the trip from Canada for this event. Just like the rest of the guys I mentioned, I always appreciate the time hanging out during these events and rooting for my friends to win. Some amazing games vs AJ (both in SNES and Genesis), it was fun to watch. @Tyler Votaw - Turns out I played a test game with him a while back and now he's here for the '94 tournament! Was great to meet you and play some great '94 games all weekend. Also rocked some 2v2 and he may have been part of establishing a 4 man record for NHL'96...TBD. @LeifErikson - Sooo cool for Leif to bring that awesome NHL'94 themed cabinet to the tournament! I didn't even realize at first that the guy I was talking to wearing the '96 Penguins jersey was you! Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to play some exis or tournament matches against you, but I DID have to play Leif Jr. in my Genesis Round Robin play! Special shout out to Leif jr, who stopped what was supposed to be my 5th goal with an amazing manual goalie save in the 3rd, to keep me at 4-0! Kid is 10, btw; an awesome little dude who seemed to really be enjoying himself all day. Great again to see you guys there, I hope to be able to meet up again one day. THE REST - Great crowd overall! Nice to meet Moe Man and TheShield specifically, local players better known for their Tecmo prowess, but'94 players as well. We got to enjoy some cold ones after the festivities at the nearby sports bar. Okay...now the actual tournament. Loved the room full of CRT setups, there was enough systems to go around and keep things moving. @King of 94' WI kicking it off with the Canada and US national anthems was pretty damn cool. And Dan Rafferty playing the organ throughout the day was an 11 out of 10. Can't say enough how amazing that was. The music choices were fantastic, and if you were playing on the streamed game, Dan would do the Dragnet music on a penalty, etc. He was also having a good time, and it just created an amazing atmosphere for the opening of the games. Going into the SNES bracket, we knew none of the top SNES players were able to make the tournament (Bob K, Annatar, Jamil, etc) and it was likely going to be AJ and me going deep as we had the most SNES experience out of the group. I had gotten pretty good at SNES leading up to the Vegas tournament in September and I took over a team in Fall Classic to give me some more reps against the big dogs. Still, you never knew what was going to happen since a lot of Genesis skills transfer to SNES. Group play was a nice way to break the ice, but since we all made the brackets, I don't think much changed from group play to brackets. My bracket run was pretty uneventful to the finals (no disrespect to others). I did enjoy the semifinals vs Trojan when I ended up with the NJ Devils, put in Ken Daneyko, and had Arda and CoachMac doing the play by play. I got to play against Ken Daneyko in the Prudential Center on the jumbotron back in December thanks to Arda, so this was fun to put him in the game. AND he made the last two game winning checks to stave off Trojan's Montreal attack! Videos can be found here via the links that @jer_33 posted above. The big upset in the SNES bracket was smozoma taking out AngryJay93 in the quarterfinals. It went down to game 03 in a best of 03, Smozoma was leading by one goal in the 3rd period when AJ ties it with ONE SECOND LEFT! An amazing feat to tie the game. Smozoma keeps his composure and wins it in OT to complete the upset. Smozoma also took out corbettkb in the semis to face me in the finals. I had smozoma’s number on defense in our series, and with a little bit of luck, kept him scoreless in our two games to win the SNES championship. It felt great to win the tourney, but the focus was still on winning the Genesis brackets. Given the SNES tournament took longer than anticipated, we went straight into the Genesis tournament. We also had some unexpected drops, so in an attempt to quickly re-seed everybody, Trojan ran a 3 game swiss-style round robin. I think the intention was good, but ended up with some different-than-expected seeds. My first match was against EA! Having just played about 4-5 hours of SNES, EA was one of the last guys I wanted to play my first Genesis match against. Knowing that it was just for seeding purposes (can’t be eliminated) made me feel slightly better, but it was very tough. We played back and forth for 2 periods, and I pulled away slightly in the 3rd to win by 2. I think the final was something crazy like 8-6 or 9-7. We picked Vancouver Calgary, I believe. My 2nd swiss opponent was none other than CoachMac! Another ‘94 veteran who (by his own admission) was playing better than ever. I won the toss and chose New York Islanders and Washington Capitals. Coach decides to roll with the Capitals. After about 1 minute of play I realize that I have a major cold team/momentum/disadvantage/whatever going and it doesn’t seem to be changing. I went down 2-0 early and said “I’m probably not going to win this game”. Coach was playing extremely patient, not making any silly mistakes with the goalie. I couldn’t complete a pass to Hogue, and Turgeon’s slappers looked like he was using a foam stick to shoot the puck, so I continued struggling go get anything going. If I remember correctly, we were in the 3rd period knotted up at 5, when Coach wristed one past Healy to go up by 1 with about 1 minute left. I threw everything I had at the end, but Coach held me off to go 2-0 in his swiss RR and I was now 1-1, with a low goal differential. I knew then that the brackets were going to be strange, with me going 1-1 and EA (likely) 1-1 as well. My 3rd and final opponent was Brock, aka LeifErikson jr, who was 10 years old. I wanted to win 5-0, and before I knew it we were in the 3rd period with about a minute to go and I was up only 4-0 (we had a good conversation about RoBlox). I thought I had a sure one-timer, but he manuals to make quite a great save! It was truly fun to play, and fun to chat with him, I sure hope he enjoyed his time at the tourney. SO, as expected, we had some surprise seeds in the bracket. The first thing I noticed is that I was the 11th seed, playing the number 6 seed, who was none other than CoachMac! Well, having just lost to him a few minutes ago, I knew I needed to wake up quickly! Luckily I downed a large coffee a few minutes ago and it started kicking in. Our games were on the main FB stream, so the replays should be available. Coach, as the higher seed, picked MTL and NYR to start, and I unexpectedly chose MTL, not giving Patrick Roy to Coach. I went up 8-0 and Coach put in the NYR enforcers at the end to knock some of those Canadiens around, but survived and gave Roy the shutout. I chose two high powered teams in Buffalo and Vancouver for game 02, and took out my friend in the round of 16. It never feels good, but Coach always has fun and also put in the May Day line for Buffalo to send a message to those pesky Canucks in the 3rd period! Ggs Coach, I always root for you at these tournies, but two times now I had to be the one to knock you out. Meanwhile, in the “bracket from hell”, EA ended up as the 16th seed and had to face the #1 seed AJ in the opening round of 16! To me, this should have been a featured matchup, but it wasn’t on the streams. They had started playing their first game during my matchup with Coach, so I caught the end of their first match where AJ won 4-1 using Edmonton vs Philly. I scrambled to get my phone and realized that I could stream directly from my phone on Twitch, so I managed to snag the 3rd period between their 2nd game, AJ using Dallas and EA Calgary. https://youtu.be/ilSn3hLPWIw Really wish we had captured this one more, that was high level ‘94. AJ wins 3-1, the one goal I captured was a deflected pass into a goal, so tight defense on both sides there. Things were moving quickly, so my next opponent was corbettkb, which was the quarterfinal match. I was anticipating playing him in semis or finals, but the way it shook out we were set to duel now. I had played a bunch of exhibition games online vs corbettkb leading up to the tournament and knew he could win 2 out of 3 against me. He's done it before, and in general he is very tough to beat. He was the higher seed and chose Florida vs San Jose. I took San Jose as I felt they were better skilled than Florida, if ever so slightly. We played a pretty tight match, a bounce here or there and things could have been different, but I took the first game 3-1. The second game I chose Toronto and Dallas. I was pretty sure corbettkb would take Dallas, and I was okay with that. For some reason I do very well with Toronto, even though I don’t particularly like the makeup of the team. And if he went with Toronto, I was happy to fly with Russ and Modano. I don’t remember the score, but I don’t think it was a particularly close game. We have 1 period on stream before Facebook cutoff at the 4 hour mark, and I was very fortunate to have Potvin make a stop late in the 1st to be up 2-0. Always good games vs. corbettkb, another guy I’d always root for if he wasn’t playing me! Because things had to move along quickly, I played TheShield in the semifinals at the same time that smozoma was playing AJ. I had wanted to watch that match, especially after smozoma took AJ out in SNES, but was only able to catch the end of the game. Meanwhile TheShield was the higher seed, so he chose Florida vs Ottawa. I generally don’t like these matchups, but went with Florida to have the use of Gord Murphy. Now, TheShield was definitely the beneficiary of the swiss group play, making it to the semis. He’s a great dude, great Tecmo player, but not known for his ‘94. I took game 01 10-2. I chose Boston vs LA for game 02, and TheShield took the Kings. He scored the first goal, but I ended up winning that game 9-2, cruising to the finals. I caught the end of the smozoma/AJ game 02, where AJ won 4-0 with SJ over Florida. I will watch those matches on The Retro Sports Gamer YouTube stream sometime soon. Anyway, AJ was battling some food poisoning from something he ate earlier, so I wasn’t entirely sure he was going to be able to play. That dude popped an Advil and said “let’s go”, and we were set for the rematch from Vegas just a few months earlier. I was definitely excited and nervous; AJ was going to be the toughest guy I faced all night, and he beat me 4 straight the last time we met! As usual with a finals game, we had a good crowd around us, with Arda and Trojan calling the game. AJ was the higher seed, so he started things off with a Quebec vs Montreal game. Now, I don’t like either of these teams in particular, but I felt that Montreal was the stronger of the two teams, and I LOVE having Roy in net. However, I really don’t like using Montreal. Plus, nothing is by accident with AJ. Having thought about it for what seemed like forever, I went with Montreal. I honestly don’t remember much of the game. I remember winning, and it was close as always, but not VERY close. I have to go back and watch the game footage. Game 02 I decided to go with Vancouver and Buffalo, same as I did vs. Coach. My thought here was to “out-offense” AJ, if possible. I love both these teams, and was hoping for Vancouver. I don’t think I’ve lost with Vancouver in a live event. However, AJ took Vancouver, which was fine because Buffalo is a pretty high powered team as well and I could cause a lot of damage with Mogs. Shmelik/Bodger would be a good CB defensive pair against those high-flying Canucks, however, I couldn’t take Svoboda out of the game. I had every intention, but when the edit lines came up, I just left him there. Again, I was going to focus more on the offense, so maybe I didn’t want to overthink the defense. All I remember from this game was exchanging goals back and forth all the way through, but never being able to take the lead. I threw the kitchen sink, including making a bunch of ridiculous pass shots to keep up. Most notably one late pass shot by 89 that even I was surprised went in, lol. Nonetheless, AJ “out-offensed” me in this one, winning 7-6. Coin flip and I win. My strategy from game 02 didn’t necessarily work (or really fail), and I thought it’d be exciting to continue with high powered teams again. This time I go with Chicago and Detroit. I wanted Chicago here, having just played a Classic season with them I was most comfortable, and the best matchup with Chicago in case AJ went with them was Detroit (I wanted to leave Buffalo and Vancouver off as we just used them). AJ immediately picked Detroit, and I was good with that. I LOVE Smith/Chelios/Belfour on D, and figured I could pick apart Cheveldae with JR. I sub in Rutuu for some more defense. I mean, what’s not to love about Chicago lineup? Plus I was home, in case there was some home ice benefits. However, in exchange for that deal I had to arm AJ with Yzerman, Fedorov, Dino, and Coffey. Yikes, here we go. I remember scoring 2 quick goals early, and I honestly felt like AJ was struggling at the beginning of this game. It’s hard enough mentally to play at a high level, and to be dealing with any stomach issue, no matter how small, will throw you off. Well, any sympathy I felt for AJ stopped once he knocked JR out for the game somewhere early in the 1st period! Chicago’s forwards severely drop off after JR, so I really remember thinking I had to rely on my defense. But damn, AJ had arguably the most potent offense out there! I don’t remember much else until the end of the 2nd period. I was up 5-1, and I remember thinking I have a 4 goal lead with one period to go, with a solid D...just focus. Weeellllllll, AJ had something to say about that. He came out in the 3rd on fire, relentlessly pushing and being much more aggressive on defense, and I remember he scored 3 unanswered early and I was reeling. I wasn’t panicked, because I knew this was possible, but man I felt a whole lot better 2 minutes earlier! The crowd was screaming at the comeback, and it was an electrifying atmosphere. I felt the pressure mounting as I was trying to hold onto my lead, and really unable to muster anything offensively as AJ was stifling my attempts. I scored a late goal to seal the deal at 6-4, in a thrilling finish to a tournament. Always the class act at these live events, AJ let me know “I earned that one”, which I appreciated. I was very happy to win the tournament, obviously, and glad that the games ended up being exciting. We shutdown rather quickly afterwards as we were over our time at the venue, went to local watering hole to have a few drinks. Ended the night playing some 2v2 at the hotel, watching the gold medal Olympic match OT between Russia/Germany, and finally trying to set a ‘96 4-man world record, which was hilarious because none of knew how to play, stay onside, or score. I am looking forward to watching some of that footage from both streams and thinking ahead to the next tournament, which will likely be the one I run with Chaos and Evan in Long Island in August. Thanks again for an awesome live tournament, and especially to all the good buds who took the time, money, effort to make it out last weekend. Cheers!
  46. 5 points
    When I find some time, I'd like to post the match-ups recorded on the streams for future reference. Also want to mention that I really like to look of Tom's stream, the retro design looks awesome. Brackets: Challonge (SNES Bracket) [link] Challonge (SEGA Swiss) [link] Challonge (SEGA Bracket) [link] Streams: Retro Sports Gamer Channel - Youtube - (SNES) [link] 0:02:40 - Matt S. @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game PIT@LAK) [link] 0:15:34 - @angryjay93 @ Tom S. (SNES - Round Robin Game DET@CHI) [link] 0:30:14 - @angryjay93 @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game NJD@EDM) [link] 0:44:35 - Tom S. @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game LAK@CHI) [link] 0:56:00 - @angryjay93 @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game SJS@TBY) [link] 1:09:21 - @Green Majik @ Tom S. (SNES - Round Robin Game DET@PIT) [link] 1:22:52 - @Green Majik @ Matt S. (SNES - Round Robin Game WSH@PHI) [link] 1:41:38 - Tom S. @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round Robin Game STL@WPG) [link] 2:50:39 - @Green Majik @ Chewy (SNES - Exi DAL@CHI) [link] 3:13:20 - Chewy @ @jer_33 (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 QUE@VAN) [link] 3:24:54 - @jer_33 @ Chewy (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 BUF@CGY) [link] 3:55:48 - @Green Majik @ @Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 16 Game 1 WPG@CGY) [link] 4:12:18 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @Green Majik (SNES - Round of 16 Game 2 SJS@TBY) [link] 4:27:45 - @kevincabarello @ @Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 8 Game 1 STL@HFD) [link] 4:41:20 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @kevincabarello (SNES - Round of 8 Game 2 NYR@DET) [link] 5:05:27 - @smozoma @ @corbettkb (SNES - Semifinals Game 1 VAN@BUF * bonus OT period) [link] 5:23:11 - @corbettkb @ @smozoma (SNES - Semifinals Game 2 BOS@LAK) [link] True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SNES Bracket) [link] 0:19:00 - coachmac / kevincabarello (DET@CHI) 2:06:00 - Arda O. @ Graham T. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 LAK@CGY) 2:18:24 - Graham T. @ Arda O. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 CHI@BUF) 2:28:25 - Matt S. @@Edge of 94' WI (SNES - Round of 32 Game 1 SJS@ANH) 2:40:00 -@Edge of 94' WI @ Matt S. (SNES - Round of 32 Game 2 SJS@ANH) 3:08:00 - @CoachMac @ @jer_33 (SNES - Round of 16 Game 1 MTL@EDM) 3:20:40 - @jer_33 @ @CoachMac (SNES - Round of 16 Game 2 BOS@DET) 3:36:14 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SNES - Round of 8 Game 1 CGY@CHI *3rd per. audio only) 3:48:00 - @angryjay93 @ @smozoma (SNES - Round of 8 Game 2 PIT@BOS *audio only) 3:59:00 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SNES - Round of 8 Game 3 VAN@WPG *brief audio) True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SNES Finals - SEGA Swiss) [link] 0:42:00 - @smozoma @ @kingraph (SNES Finals Game 1 BUF@CHI) 0:56:30 - @kingraph @ @smozoma (SNES Finals Game 2 NJD@HFD) 1:40:00 - @jer_33 @ Moe Man (SEGA - Swiss Round 1 DAL@WSH) 1:56:00 - @King of 94' WI @ @Green Majik (SEGA - Swiss Round 2 DAL@NYR) 2:22:55 - Moe Man @ @LeifErikson (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 BUF@LAK) 2:35:00 - @Green Majik @ @Coffey (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 LAK@DET) 2:55:00 - @kingraph @ @CoachMac (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 MTL@NYR) 3:08:30 - @CoachMac @ @kingraph (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 BUF@VAN) 3:41:20 - @kingraph @ @corbettkb (SEGA - Round of 8 Game 1 SJS@FLA) 3:56:00 - @corbettkb @ @kingraph (SEGA - Round of 8 Game 2 DAL@TOR *1st per. only) Retro Sports Gamer Channel - Youtube - (SEGA) [link] 0:01:48 - @kevincabarello @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 1 CHI@PIT) [link] 0:21:00 - Chewy @ @angryjay93(SEGA - Swiss Round 2 PIT@STL) [link] 0:35:10 - Carter @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 2 CHI@DET) [link] 0:50:21 - Chris K. @ Graham (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 CGY@BOS) [link] 1:03:55 - @jer_33 @ Tom S. (SEGA - Swiss Round 3 LAK@PIT) [link] 1:22:40 - @Coffey @ @kevincabarello (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 DAL@QUE) [link] 1:34:14 - @kevincabarello @ @Coffey (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 DET@LAK) [link] 1:47:54 - @Edge of 94' WI @ @smozoma (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 1 BOS@DAL) [link] 1:59:24 - @smozoma @ @Edge of 94' WI (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 EDM@TOR) [link] 2:09:46 - @smozoma @ @Edge of 94' WI (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 3 MTL@CGY) [link] 2:25:26 - @kevincabarello @ @smozoma (SEGA - Round of 8 game 1 DET@VAN) [link] 2:39:11 - @smozoma @ @kevincabarello (SEGA - Round of 8 game 1 DAL@LAK * bonus OT period) [link] 3:15:30 - @smozoma @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Semifinals Game 1 DET@VAN) [link] 3:26:29 - @angryjay93 @ @smozoma (SEGA - Semifinals Game 2 SJS@FLA) [link] 3:42:09 - @smozoma @ The SHield (SEGA - Battle for 3rd Place NJD@HFD) [link] KingraphNHL94 - Youtube (SEGA) [link] 0:00:00 - @angryjay93 @ @IAmFleury'sHipCheck (SEGA - Round of 16 Game 2 CGY@DAL *3rd per. only) True Game Fans Network - Facebook Live - (SEGA Bracket) [link] 0:00:00 - @kingraph @ The SHield (SEGA - Semifinals Game 1 FLA@OTT *missing 1st per.) 0:05:33 - The SHield @ @kingraph (SEGA - Semifinals Game 2 LAK@BOS) 0:38:00 - @kingraph @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Finals Game 1 MTL@QUE) 0:50:20 - @angryjay93 @ @kingraph (SEGA - Finals Game 2 VAN@BUF) 1:03:00 - @kingraph @ @angryjay93 (SEGA - Finals Game 3 DET@CHI) BONUS FEATURES Tom the Retro Gamer interviews @smozoma [link]
  47. 5 points
    After 10 years of waiting, the 90s are coming soon.
  48. 5 points
    Yes sir! Here you go: NHL95_34TM_beta_04.bin The difference between v01 and v04 is * playoff teams selectable to 34 * Music works for all 34 teams * Mack's graphic hacks (water bottle, signage). Appreciate the support and any feedback!
  49. 5 points
    Hey everyone, Now that the tournament in Vegas is over, (and hopefully the hangovers too) I wanted to announce that I am working on the details of our next Green Bay WI NHL94 event. We are aiming for one of the later weekends in February 2018, and the venue is looking to be different. Some good friends are going to be opening up a Virtual Reality and retro arcade in Green Bay, and that is looking to be our tournament home. I don't have much more details than this, other than if this works out, attendees will be able to take advantage of the venue's arcade experience, while at the same time getting their fill of NHL94 and other games in. There has been lots of interest after every tournament, and we hope to continue this pattern for 2018. Stay tuned! Trojan
  50. 5 points
    First of all, congrats to AJ... he is an amazing player and ambassador to this game and community. I came here to post a new thread today and stumbled across this one excited to comment to congratulate AJ. However, after reading further, I didn't realize there was this level of negative sentiment running in the community lately. As playing a lot of FPS and knowing how toxic other online communities are, I've always bragged about this community as supportive and positive to anyone that will listen. While I haven't been around, I always enjoyed that I could come back here and see what the group I consider closest to "home" is up to. It's been a lot of the same faces consistently for over 10 years... that's pretty amazing and unique to itself. How many relationships in your life can you say fall into that category? While I know we get under each other's skin from time to time and we've been around long enough to know exactly how to push each other's buttons, everyone here is in a very select and unique family. It might not be the largest online community and it may not draw the most attention but everyone here is dedicated to one of the best games ever made and this is where that passion is shared. This site has been created and maintained by people more dedicated than ourselves. Out of respect to them and the continued pursuit to enjoy this game at its fullest, I hope that the fighting is simply competitive posturing and when push comes to shove, I hope we can all agree we have each other's back.