Jump to content
NHL'94 Forums

wboy

Members
  • Posts

    400
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    6

Everything posted by wboy

  1. crease hack or strip hack? I assume the later? Even so, that's only a color reference to those who use/edit from one of swos's NHL rom which has the strip hack applied by him. Nose does not do this.
  2. ages backs when I was messing with kega NHL94 SegaCD netplay was a bit shakey at times... can you do a test with someone to see if this potentially improved as well...
  3. DSL is more than adequate... and in theory can offer less latency (or ping response). kbps per second is not an issue as the data spent is minimal. Infact, it can even work over a dialup scenario adeqately enough.... e.g. your modems connects to the hosts PC to play the game... so no isp. you just have to host your own kaillera server.
  4. Sure you are loading a palette of size 480 and not 16... thus not allowing you to cycle the palettes? they appear right before roster data at 0x001DCA24. Alternatively if you are using the raw (unedited) template hex search for 0102030405060708 and you should find it...
  5. Firstly don't save as JPG... while suitable for reducing large camera photos etc, it adds artifacts/degrades the image (and again if you reopen and save) in the process... even with high quality properties set. To retain the original quality of the logo save as BMP or PNG (a lossless format that works extremely well for small and even large images that have limited colors eg. screenshots etc. in which such cases will also produce a smaller file size than JPG). IIRC, PNG is always at 24bit color so their is no need to reduce the colors. The menu logo has no association with the home strip palette... thats only for the rink logo. The colors can be completely different technically speaking. If you refer to "15. Team Selection Logos.png", you'll see that the menu logo can only use the last 9 colors of the palette... and maybe the 1st making it 10 though that may be a transparency color... can't remember off the top of my head. Best method is to work out your optimized colors via the sniper in nose. make note of them including their BGR value (for the rom) and RGB values (for your graphics app). Dither your logo down to those colors (in your graphics app of choice). Edit the rom to enter your BGR palettes at the correct offset (I do this with a hex editor).... save... load in TM... load the palette... go to the offset for the logo... then import the saved BMP/PNG you made with your graphics app. Hope that makes sense.
  6. While yes, things obviously have changed recently on the site meaning you need to authenticate to download, but did you take two seconds to look at the page you launch the download from? Obviously not... as apparently it easier to just make another post and have someone else waste their time to find another solution for you...
  7. No need to print screen and crop as TM does support BMP exports on the active screen tiles/canvas. If you are predominately rearranging the order of the banners, then the select/copy/paste support within TM can do most of what you require. Its also has color fill and color replace features making it a decent mini graphics editing app as well. The banner template was more for those who construct roms with non NHL teams and will need to fully recreate the banners. That said... best people do what they are more comfortable with.. and the more options the better... Yes and no... but not maybe! Confused? Logos are a pain as they are small, detailed, but only able to use the 16 colors of the home strip. If you want to make your team as authentic looking as possible (compared to their real jerseys) they you may lose colors that could benefit being in your logo. For example, the gain I had from making the skate blade a lighter gray was that it could act as a white like color in a logo for a team that may not of had much white in their strip.Getting back to the question, yes, you have disturbed the original logos, but all is not yet lost. Take the base 30 team rom. Export the each logo as a BMP using the home strip palettes... and then try reimporting them into your rom with your strip color palettes. Some may import good enough for you to use them again without change... though some may require a touch up...... Hope that ll makes (some) sense. Save the unis? I think you mean refer to the on-screen decimal offset (vs hex which is shown by default).... why... as TM only allows you to only import the an active palette from within your rom using the decimal offset. Save you converting it in Calc. True, but try what I said above first... you may be willing to live the result if you think you still prefer the strips colors you made.
  8. Yes, there is only 16 colors for the palette. The same palette also used in the rink to draw the stadium/crowd etc. The banners is one big image... with only one offset reference effectively. You open the "XX. NHL 94 Banner Graphics.png" file supplied with the tutorial in your favorite graphics editing program. Make the banners by copying and pasting the letters into the blank banner window at the top... then replace the colors with a fill tool... finally save as a BMP ready for importing via TM. Yes. So the logo may look odd now meaning you'll have to recreate/reimport them. Not a fun task, especially when trying to make them look real good working within the 16 color limitation.
  9. Had a look at the time and but no didn't work it out. Haven't had the time to investigate further....
  10. wboy

    wboy

    7 years on and you still have clue.... stop trying to pretend you do... I never worked out the compression method, still haven't, don't care to or need to. Think about when you see the tiles uncompressed? When emulated d'oh. The VDP memory stores the active tiles in use. From this I simply took a dump of the VDP memory and rebuilt the graphics tiles related to items such as the banners, rink etc. Then you reinsert the uncompressed tiles in the (expanded bigger than 512k) rom, and change the relevant pointers. Least now when you release your hack and claim you worked out how to uncompress the graphics yourself, you can actually explain more accurately how it was really done... you lamer! - click here to learn more about yourself!
  11. Use the method below and you should have continued success getting 95 running. Extact the contents of the ZIP file to C:\NHL95 This is the folder you will mount within DOSBOX 0.65 and effectively acts as the CD path reference next time you run the game from within the \HOCKEY subfolder that the installer creates. Refer to the attached screens shots INSTALL 1 thru 4 and PLAY 1. Command line entries are shown in green. During the installation, select 2 for 'Recommended' and 4 for 'Sound Blaster'. INSTALL AND PLAY PLAY (AGAIN)
  12. wboy

    wboy

    Proof that it is possible has been right under your NOSE for some time now Einstein.
  13. it's not an ftp... its a http link (except I changed the first H to a _ to stop direct linking). Just tested it again... and its still technically works...
  14. unless you can decipher the disembled rom, don't bother. Even then, it no easy feat and you may not be able to achieve exactly what you require.
  15. wboy

    wboy

    I thought you would of learnt by now that your sensless ramblings was the reason I never cared to help you with your uncompressed 93 banners (and rink for that matter) a year so ago when I worked it out.... obviously not... Oh well, looks like I'll have to continue on a little more with my therapy to allow me to get over myself again.... *goes and lies down on the leather couch*
  16. it all comes down to the latency between your ip and the kaillera server (which can be effectively be 0 if you run your server locally) and likewise your opponent's latency to the server. if you set it too high, and there is a higher chance you'll suffer a choppy game/desynch/lost connection if traffic all the sudden bogs down the connection for whatever reason thus affecting the latency. "Good" on a low latency connection is quite adequate. To reduce the chance of making your latency worse, make sure you're not running an anything else that is uploading/download traffic at the same time (e.g. BT downloads, VoIP apps like Skype, and even chat apps to some degree etc). This includes any other PCs you may have within your home network doing the same thing.
  17. Chances are your zip file is valid and the issues exists with XP's uncompress feature (as I confirm I can get the same error using it). use www.tugzip.com (yet another nice freeware app) on the same zip file and it should work.
  18. screen shot is misleading... but at a 25mb download, its not the rom I can assure you.
  19. launch the site from Internet Explorer. Make sure flashgets browser monitoring is on.... (right click the little flashget box). When you click on telecharger, it should resolve to _ttp://88.191.39.66/Nhl95.zip (which you could now also paste into flashget to make it work without visiting the site again. - replace the '_' with 'h' obviously... have done so to not deliverately directly link to the site).
  20. use a download manager. archive is definitely valid. a quite impressive free one can be found at http://www.flashget.com/index_en.htm
  21. I'll simplify the google process for you. google "abandonware paradise" take the first link. "themes" for hockey. "telecharger" to download.
  22. wboy

    wboy

    I thought you gave up because of the expense of running a freeweb site and that fact your donation total was a bit lacking not allowing you to fund the project....???
  23. power the unit on with the adapter already plugged into port 1. The game will let you then select 4 player mode. you can simulate this in the Gens emulator. Goto the controller options and select the team play adapter. Reset the game and your done.
  24. wboy

    wboy

    banners should be the least of your concerns.... get your teams/rosters happening (which you could done along time ago with nose) and show me proof of your efforts and commitment to your hack and I may consider assisting by adding the uncompressed banners...
×
×
  • Create New...