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  1. Hi All...so ignore what I mentioned above (back in December) regarding doing a v3 and a v4. I have decided to do 5 in total, for the year. So, instead of waiting until the trade deadline for v3, I am releasing it today. There has been a lot of activity since my last roster posting at the beginning of December (albiet, nothing Earth shaking). I FINALLY got around to updating the player portraits for all NLC players on each team. When I started this project, last year, I used Skip/Slapshot's rom template to get the ball rolling. Since that time, I have edited over 800 player ratings in my own fashion, tweaked all jersey colors, refreshed all team logos and now, updated all portraits. Previously, I "borrowed" theirs as I slowly added some new ones when needed. So, special thanks to @skip and @slapshot67for being cool with that and not calling me out for being too lazy to update all art 'til now. I have updated the roster as of today. Lines and D pairings are NOT 100% accurate. There are a few AHL call ups that I couldn't add as I didn't have an opening within my 3 goalie/14 forward/8 defensemen team structures. Anywho, as some of you know, I base my ratings on a 3 year average (with an occasional exception) so I just re-reviewed/updated the average As of mid season. Things like shot accuracy and passing, for example, are not based on one season or a particular season's %s. I like trends and a 3 year makes it more interesting to me. I don't do a season average because we can't play a season mode. Plus, I try to avoid what I call the "Jonathan Cheechoo" effect (google his stats and you'll see what I mean). I base shot rating (for example) on a "per game average" vs season YTD shooting %. This better allows the "stars to be stars." Ovechkin, for example, has a top 5 goals per game average and a not-so-great shooting % based on how often he shoots, in a season. So, for example, his season average of maybe 50 goals over 300+ shots isn’t a high shooting percentage. But 50 goals over 82 games is a higher number and justifies a higher rating. As we can only play exhibitions, I prefer to have a per game average vs season long. The per game averages l, that I use, also factor into hits, passes and shots per game. As for goalies, I have a slightly more complicated way of rating them. I won't get into that today. Anywho...thanks for reading my long-winded crap and enjoy! V3 is in the OP above. Next update will be at the trade deadline followed by the playoff edition. Cheers!
  2. Anytime bud! Your V2 wasn't sloppy. The MacKenzie retirement wasn't big news and is an easy miss. I knew of it because I live on HFboard's website. To be honest, it's easy to forget that Florida has two teams when only one has ever been relevant. lol Maybe next season, I can put together a post of all 2020 season transactions so we can all stay on top of things. With surprise retirements, weekly waivers and minor (in addition to occasional noteworthy) trades, it may prove helpful.
  3. You should definitely add Garland... you could replace Ullstrom (who hasn't played in the NHL) with him. Also, consider adding Jayce Hawryluk (C/W) to the Panthers. He's speedy, has 3 goals in 10 games and he likes to hit (25 hits in those 10 games). To add him, you could replace Derek MacKenzie (who retired last week and is now a coach) or Maxim Mamim who is now playing in a Europe League. Again, nice job bud!!!
  4. LOL... I can't think of any reason why hockey fans would hate on him... hmmm...he never shows star player bias (incessantly) or anything like that...
  5. It has been announced that the Hurricanes, besides wearing the Whalers throw backs, on the 23rd, will also use "Brass Bonanza" as their goal song for the game. Feeling '94 all over again! With this great news, they'll probably get shut out. LMAO
  6. Hopefully, this isn’t the end of an era. Hopefully, you (eventually) come back with some more original concept Roms. Even to noobs like me, you are a legend in these here parts! Thanks for all your great/hard work!!!
  7. Per the above, I am posting an updated roster (v2 in the OP). It was announced 3 minutes before today's 5:00 EST deadline that William Nylander re-signed with the Maple Leafs. I reposted v1.1 as well. Like version 2, I made it default the main menu to "manual goalie" as I didn't notice it was on auto. There were no other changes in the event you like(d) version 1.1. I also posted both files unzipped for convenience. V2 includes some new players as well as some player edits here and there. All roster moves are as of today. Enjoy...cheers!
  8. The only known/reported issue with my Rom (Skip’s and Naple’s have the same) is the “Winnipeg Freeze Bug”. That only happens if you allow the game to display the Jets player portraits in the main menu screen. There have been several posts about it if you do a search. If you use Kega Fusion, it won’t freeze. It displays a weird error code under the player portrait names. No big deal (IMO). Besides that freeze bug, I haven’t seen or been informed of any other freezes (was playing the rom as recent as last night). Now, not an "issue" but rather a human error, if you don't synch a player portrait correctly, the main menu screen will freeze and have some funky colors. However, that is based on one, incorrectly, having done a player portrait update. Unrelated, I am posting V2, of this rom, this weekend. The William Nylander “sign or you miss the season” deadline is 12/1. Just waiting on that status update. Plus, we are at the first quarter mark of the season so it seems like a good time. I have updated the rosters with all in-season trades including yesterday’s between CHI & ARZ. Added some new players too and removed some as well. V3 will be done at the trade deadline. V4 will be the Playoff Edition. Cheers!
  9. I have re-posted the file (again) as I just discovered the same issue with the Buffalo team roster that I had with the NJ roster (mentioned above). Both have been fixed. It dates back to this summer. Long story short, I got sloppy (and lazy) with the exporter/importer tool and didn't pay attention to certain important instructions. Lesson learned. I did my best to comb this file and I think I have, now, cleaned up my error for good (knock on wood). If anyone catches something that appears to be a mistake (such as jersey number, wright, hand, etc.), please feel free to let me know. Sorry for re-posting so many times... the OCD in me couldn't let it go. LOL Oh, and I did give Elias Petterson a little more of a bump in ratings and the kid is just awesome (so far)! Cheers!
  10. I just usually tell them that NHL94 is like the "F****n' Catalina Wine Mixer". Enough said! But, '95 is still a good game even IF, not the best. LOL
  11. I just posted v1.1 of this rom. It was pointed out, to me, that there was an error on the NJ roster. I have fixed it but also used it as an excuse to post more updated version. I updated the NLC for a handful of teams, including certain player portraits. These teams include, CHI, EDM, NYI, VAN, VGK and WAS. I also updated a couple of rookies (and a couple of vets) by giving a slight to modest boost to their ratings (notably Elias Pettersson who is killing it this year, so far). Cheers!
  12. Just tried this out on my 32-team rom and it worked. At first, 12 goalies appear and as soon as the play end/whistle blows, it goes back to 5v5 with 2 goalies but no net. The 12 goalie thing is very bizarre (as it is happening).
  13. We’ve heard that before... lol He should go there or retire. He’s too slow for today’s NHL. Not sure what it like over the Czech leagues. At his age, and after all he’s accomplished, there is nothing left to prove. Plus, injuries are starting to impact him.
  14. Agreed...plus, isn't the original the "ultimate retro hockey game"? Weight bug aside, it is still more fun to play than anything EA is currently releasing.
  15. Very true however, Jagr hasn't officially retired and keeps hinting he may play again. At this point, I believe there may be one or two teams he has yet to play for...
  16. Cool...thanks! I will try it out tonight.
  17. Maybe I missed something...after you switched the two Dmen in the PK lines, I see you clicked on Instant Replay. What did you do within the Instant Replay screen?
  18. That's awesome! Looking forward to learning how to do it.
  19. I'm not versed in that software so, unfortunately, I cannot be of more help. The word "load" can be nebulous as I'm guessing it's not that simple as "plug and play". I used to mod NHL14 through a program called NHLView and it was never as simple as edit and then "load". Multiple steps were involved. I would have to assume that there are different things you do or don't do when doing a "load" of your roster. I'd recommend writing out the exact steps that you took so that anyone familiar, with this program, can maybe determine what you did incorrectly (and where/when). I recommend spelling out what you do in each software, start to finish. Maybe someone here knows the software you are using and can advise.
  20. In the spirit in which it is intended... that isn't much to go off of... You are providing the end result but not the steps that you took to get to the end result. It's like going into a auto repair shop, saying "my car makes a loud noise, please fix it" and then walking away. You have to give details on what you were doing, in each case, or you may have trouble getting someone to troubleshoot with you. I also recommend screenshots when applicable. Food for thought...
  21. So, a couple have people have asked me how I came up with the ratings for these GoT teams. There really wasn't a rationale. I'm too lazy to play make believe for what's already make believe. LOL In the beginning, as placeholder, I made each team in the image of a team from the original NHL94 (to pay homage, if you will). When I finished all the graphics and circled back to the ratings, I realized how ridiculous it looked. I simply tweaked certain players (especially the female characters). I did so for two reasons: 1. So that no one would immediately recognize which team, from NHL94, I ripped off. Although, I guess that's no longer a concern. LOL 2. To make certain players a little more life-like than super-hero. Certain characters just don't look right as superstars based on their personalities/back story. Others, I felt, could use a little boost given their importance in the story. Again, no deep thought-out rationale. Every goalie was edited for ratings (was always my plan) so that there could be, perhaps, more scoring/fun. So, here is the list of the teams, from NHL94, that "inspired" the GoT teams. Note: the only team I did not alter, if I remember correctly, was the White Walkers. They are rated based on NHL94 skaters from the East and West Allstars teams as I wanted them to be hard to play against. So, the Night King is Mario Lemieux, for example. I just made his number 0 instead of 66 to make it less obvious. House Arryn = Maple Leafs House Baratheon = Bruins House Greyjoy = Devils House Lannister = Flames House Martel = Red Wings House Stark = Rangers House Targareon = Blackhawks House Tully = Canucks House Tyrell = Canadiens White Walkers = Allstars East/West (combo) As for why I picked those teams as placeholder for the GoT teams, I don't know... it was likely 2:00 in the morning and was tired and couldn't think straight anymore. LOL Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread for not ruining the show, for those still watching, by posting spoilers and whatnot! I was nervous that someone may reveal something by mistake. If you were to have any questions regarding the rom, feel free to PM me. Cheers!
  22. Cool... I may fiddle around with it and see how it looks. Thanks for the tip!
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