Been reading the forums in the last few days trying to learn everything I need to create my own ROM. I've learned a lot, thanks to your input and very interesting discussion! You guys are beasts.
So I had this idea of creating a new ROM with, for example, the following teams (please add any suggestions!):
- All-time* best [country] born (federov with ovechkin, for example)
- All-time best [franchise] players (have crosby w/ lemieux, gretzky/mcdavid, laine/selanne, etc.)
- Rookie team (Rookie Lemieux, Selanne, Crosby, Bossy, Nieuwendyk, Larmer...)
- Undrafted / late picks?
- Small Form factor, jumbos, ...
*all time, or maybe since ... 1980
I'm not really familiar with leagues, but I think this would not be suitable for leagues. I'm just doing this for fun.
-> Obviously I have players from different eras, sometimes even the same player from 2 different years. I think the only way I can build these rosters is based on stats. Also, since i have players from a while back, I can't used advanced stats. I MIGHT or might not get creative here and there depending on how my ratings come out.
Anyways my question would be: there is so much information all over this forum on some of the attributes; but is there a widely respected or accepted approach to defining all attributes? Any known approach? I know OFF was based on points, def on +/- if I'm not mistaking, but how about speed and agility, etc.? I did see one thread asking this specific question, but it appears to have died before it was completely debated.
An alternative approach to stats would be to find an extraction of all games attributes from 93 and up and readjust them on the same scale. But that would leave out all players from before those games. Unless I use another method for them....! Better stick to all stats based.
Any ideas? Did I miss and obvious source of information in my research? Team ideas?
Oh! And I saw there are bugs that need to be fixed (weigth bug on gens). Anything else? Cool features that can be implemented in the roms? I was planning to use NOPE, btw.
Hope this post isnt too messy.
Thanks guys, have fun playing!