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    1976 WHA

    Nice job!
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    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. *There are over 100 new players in this ROM vs my 2018 ROM. Many of them are rookies. *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 (Shea Weber, Ryan Kesler, Seth Jones, Corey Perry, Mike Green, Torey Krug, Corey Crawford, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Schneider, Dustin Brown, JG Pageau, etc.) are in the line-ups. I prefer it that way as it is more fun to play. Also, RFA “hold outs” like William Nylander and Nick Ritchie are in the line-ups. Kinda figure that they will stop being greedy and sitting at home before long. *Suspended players (Tom Wilson, Nate Schmidt, Austin Watson and Robert Bortuzzo) are in the line-ups. *LTIR players like Henrik Zetterberg (who has essentially retired) and Marian Gaborik (who may retire due to back surgery) are not in this ROM. I was going to include Patrick Eaves but left him out for now as his return is unknown and I needed his spot for a rookie. *Almost all opening night players made this ROM with the exception of approximately 10 players. I just couldn’t fit them given the 3/14/8 structure in bullet 3 (above). That said, I tried to include the guys that I felt most folks would want included. Unfortunately, as I would have liked to include them, I had to leave out Barrett Hayton and Isac Lundstrom but both are rumored to not stay on the rosters for long (as they are up due to injuries). *Many of the line combinations and D pairings come from preseason and will be used on opening night. In some cases, they are what was/is projected when a healthy player returns. Feel free to change them if you want something different. *Jersey number have been updated for all players as of 10/2. This, of course, is subject to change. *31 NHL Teams. The “WPG freeze bug” still exists. *32nd team is a 2019 Prospects team (featuring Jack Hughes). *Kenny Albert has replaced Mike “Doc” Emrick as the new “Ron Barr”. Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated! If you catch any mistakes/errors, please let me know. Cheers! -The Sauce NHL94 2019 ROM v1.zip
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    Thanks @game-winning mullet! Truth be told, with knowing the NHL, I'm not sure how well I really do. I spend a lot of free time watching NHL Network, random hockey games (not just my fav team's games) and reading TSN and HFBoards. I also use several good websites for stats, analytics and/or scouting reports. It's a sickness. LOL Thankfully, I married a hockey fan and she is more tolerant then I deserve. LOL
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    Sounds good! This version (knock on wood) and the 3v3 have been checked and I haven't discovered anything else to update/fix/address in the here and now. That said, if that remains the case, I won't be updating it until later this year/early next year when enough roster changes have occurred and we see how players are trending for the year. So, definitely feel free to use this version. Thanks for downloading... have fun with it! Cheers!
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    RE: this ROM. It was brought to my attention, last night, that there may be a potential error of sorts. The team rankings were not the same as in my 2018 version. It was indeed an error and not by design. Not sure why they didn’t carry over when I made a 2019 edition. Anywho, I fixed and reposted the ROM. They are correct in my 3v3 rom as well (posted last night). I keep the teams set as “average” for offense and defense ranking as well as for their PP, PK, Home and Away settings. This allows for some unpredictability to go with the players individual skills (vs being “hot” or “cold”) to help determine outcomes. I did this last year and enjoyed the gameplay. Apparently, others did as well.
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    NHL 2019 3-on-3 ROM by The Sauce

    Hi Everyone! So, like last season, I took my recently released NHL94 2019 ROM and converted it to 3-on-3 play. The biggest change/update is that Team #32 is now the fictional skaters/team from the movie Mystery, Alaska. Because, in the movie, the team only had 11 players, I added an extra forward (Scott Gomez) and an extra Dman (Matt Carle). Both Gomez and Carle are no longer in the NHL but both are from Alaska like Brandon Dubinsky and Nate Thompson (who are still active). The arena that I assigned to them is the one that was used by the Alaska Aces before they moved to Portland. Other notable differences between this and my 5v5 rom include: * When playing with line changes, the CPU gets the lines wrong. The CPU treats the CHK line as the #1 scoring line. The #1 scoring line is treated like the second scoring line. And, in turn, the 2nd scoring line is treated as a checking line. That said, I re-ordered them in NOSE. The CHK line will default to start each game that is simmed (as several folks like to sim games) but, it will contain the #1 players (Crosby, McDavid, Ovechkin, Doughty, E. Karlsson, etc.). Keep this in mind whether you do auto or manual line changes. If you are player 1, it defaults starts scoring line 1. If your opponent is the CPU, you default start with scoring line 1 and the CPU default starts with the CHK line. If you are playing head to head, both you and your opponent will default start with scoring line 1. If you use NLC, it's a non-issue as that will default the NLC line. * The PP lines will have 4 skaters to have a man advantage. If your team gets two men in the penalty box, unfortunately, it will be a 4-on-2. Can't do anything about that...the good news is, penalties, in this ROM, are only a minute in length (unlike the normal 2:00 length used in my 5-on-5 ROM). * Line combos/pairings are "best guess" in most cases as the 2018-19 season is just getting underway. * By default, offsides is turned off. Feel free to turn it back on if you like... KNOWN BUGS: * Player portraits can only be viewed in the main team selection screen. In any other screen/view, if you allow the portraits to cycle, it will eventually freeze the game. * The “Winnipeg Freeze Bug" known to all 32 team roms. If you catch anything errors or mistakes, please feel free to share with me. I welcome any feedback! Cheers! NHL94 2019 3on3 v1.zip
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    32-team ROM offsets

    Hey bud... sorry I wasn't able to assist/advise as we went back and forth in PM. Hopefully, you'll get the answer soon.
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    The issue has been fixed an I have re-posted the corrected rom. Special thanks to @slapshot67 who quickly discovered the issue. Some of the commentary text got cut off when I edited it to be for Kenny Albert. All good now!
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    Thanks @bbb777! That's weird that it is happening... I never noticed before as it doesn't do it in my 2018 ROM. I did some changes in the hex code, for this rom, so I'll see if there is a connection. If I can get it fixed I will re-post. Thanks for bringing to my attention!
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    32-team ROM offsets

    @Jkline3 I have a file that has the team selection and center ice logo offsets (for each team) for a 32 team rom. I'll PM it to you... I'll also include where the team banner offset is located within the 32 ROM. Hope it helps...
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    Hello All! Several jersey numbers were updated after I posted my 2019 ROM (on opening day). I went ahead and updated those numbers as well as made two player updates. MIN traded Olofsson to MTL and NJ signed Stratford. Both occurred after I originally posted the ROM. If anyone notices any errors or whatnot, please let me know. I am still working on a 3v3 version of this ROM and will post it sometime this month. Cheers!
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    NHL 2019 by Skip & Slapshot67

    Nice job @skip! Technically, as this is a celebration of 25 years since the original release, the apropos announcer could (or maybe "should") be Howie Rose. Afterall, he shouted one of the most famous calls in NHL lore in 1994... "Matteau, Matteau, Matteau". As a life long Rangers fan, I prefer Sam Rosen's "...and this one will last a lifetime." Sadly, it has... Roenick, albiet a great player, is partially associated with this game due to a bug. Kathryn Tappen was a nice addition to your other rom. Mainly because she is friggin' hot!!!
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    NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

    Just as a "heads up", like last season, I will be doing a 3v3 version of this ROM. I will release it, sometime, later this month.
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    Blue Angels

    Congrats!!! I'm with kgman as I'd be puking all over the cockpit but, I'd maybe try for the once-in-a-lifetime experience. I'm sure it is going to be awesome!
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    Applying Roster Changes in NOSE

    So, @kingraph you were correct (via the player cards tutorial) in that the issue I was experiencing was related to fixing the team player card pointers. Thank you for re-posting the link to the wboy tutorial. It didn't fully translate to my 32 team rom, as the hex pointer locations are different, but it was still helpful for insight. Luckily, I did get guidance on how to fix the issue that I was experiencing. Shout out to the architect of the 32 rom, @slapshot67 as he created and sent me an awesome tutorial. It taught me how to fix the pointers in my rom. Got it fixed in about an hour (once I got into a rhythm). Thanks @chaos for the original post in this thread as it, too, was very helpful!
  16. Hi Everyone! So August, to many NHL fans, is the most boring month of the year. Not much, if anything happens for the sport. The NHL world is still waiting for OTT to finally trade Erik Karlsson as rumored for months and months. Who knows when that will finally happen. That said, in honor of a boring month of low activity, I am releasing an NHL19 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM. Much of the details of my 2018 ROM carries over to this version (see "Another NHL 2018 ROM" for additional details of that ROM). The rosters, as far as big trades and signings, over the last couple of months, are up to date as of today. Tavares on TOR, Kovalchuk on LA, O’Reilly (STL), etc. If I missed any notable ones, feel free to let me know. Many promising prospects, projected as having a legit chance of making their team’s opening night roster, are in the game. They include guys like Rasmus Dahlin (BUF), Casey Mittelstadt (BUF), Andrei Svechnikov (CAR), Filip Zadina (DET), Michael Rasmusson (DET), Kailer Yamamoto (EDM), Evan Bouchard (EDM), Dylan Sikura (CHI), Miro Heiskanen (DAL), Robert Thomas (STL), Ander Bjork (BOS), Gabriel Vilardi (LA), Filip Chytil (NYR), Lias Andersson (NYR), Elias Pettersson (VAN) and many more. I have also added several recent European signings (Par Lindholm-TOR, Jan Kovar-NYI & Bogdan Kiselevich-FLA to name a few). I did get some insight on them via scouting reports. The different lines and D pairings, playable per team, are early projections. In some cases, like Toronto, it is what the coach (Babcock) stated he’d like to try at the beginning. In other cases, it is a best guess subject to changes. The NLC lines and related pics are those I felt fit best. Some player portraits have been updated. A lot of the new jersey numbers are confirmed. Teams like ARZ, BUF, CGY, CAR, DAL, MIN, PHL, PIT, STL and TOR have confirmed them on their websites. In other cases, if a new number has not been confirmed, I used a number the player wore on another team or in the AHL/JRs./College. Just as long as it was not retired by their new team. Jack Eichel and Jack Roslovic have confirmed they are switching to new numbers this year so they are updated. Some teams, this year, are trying forwards at new positions in camp. Perfect example, CAR has confirmed they will try Sebastian Aho at center on the top line. He played some, at that position, at the end of the last season. Lastly, I have created a new Prospects Team (as the 32nd team). These are the early projected stars of next year’s draft. It’s forgone that Jack Hughes is going number one overall. The kid is awesome! It will be a draft filled with promising centers/wings like Alex Turcotte, Alex Newhook, Kappo Kakko, Dylan Cozens and Peyton Krebs to name a few. I did my best to get them correct (or close to) in attributes by using several scouting reports as I did for the 2018 Prospects. Some could be slightly off as I am still learning more about them. If so, I'll update them at a later time (as well as the prospects listed if some rise or fall in value). As always, feedback is welcome. Think of it as a pre-season edition as I will release a final start-of-the-season version in October (much like Skip/Slapshot & Naples39 do). I’ll likely, in October, do another 3v3 version to accompany it. For now, enjoy! NHL94 2019 Way Too Early Edition.zip Posted 8/1/18 NHL94 2019 Preseason Edition.zip Posted 9/14/18
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    NHL 2019 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM

    Yes, he will... Him and Nick Ritchie (ANA). Both have yet to sign with their teams but, it is fairly likely that they will. Or, they will get traded and in which case, they will likely sign with their new team. Toronto said yesterday that they are not looking to trade Nylander, at this time. Reportedly, Carolina recently inquired. However, I doubt that they will keep him long term if he doesn't sign. My guess is that he'll eventually sign some sort of 2-year "bridge deal" to stay in Toronto. I am also keeping injured players (Ryan Kesler, Shea Weber, Corey Crawford, etc.) in the line-ups. So, no, this will not be a "realistic/live time" roster. This is a "healthy" line-up ROM as I find it more fun to play that way. The lines/d pairings are based on what is projected to be once those players return (or where they slotted last year via leftwinglock's site). I'll leave it up to the user to determine who they want to activate/de-activate at game time. Guys on LTIR who won't return (Zetterberg) or are rumored to eventually retire (Gaborik), are not in the game. Gaborik had major off-season back surgery and is 36 and signed to what may be the worst team in the NHL. I can see him retiring. The ROM is almost done. I am working on a hexcode fix right now to accommodate something new I am trying out. If it doesn't work, to my liking, I will scrap that idea and go as originally planned. As there are some actual NHL preseason games, today, I am awaiting final cuts for certain teams to see who I may add/take away (rookie wise).
  18. On December 23rd 2018, the Carolina Hurricanes will wear the Hartford Whalers jersey in tribute to their roots. As NHL94 fans, I'm sure many of you can get a kick out of this news. https://www.nhl.com/hurricanes/news/hurricanes-to-host-whalers-night-on-december-23-boston/c-300443024 Kinda weird seeing Justin Williams in the green but also cool that the league is embracing the throw back. Hope we see more of it!
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    Applying Roster Changes in NOSE

    I only tried it the one time but what happened in the ROM is, the images were swapped for a couple of players. To correct, I switch their list order in NOSE and it corrected the ROM. Interesting enough, it appeared (keyword - "appeared" as my eyes get older and older - lol) that in EARE, the correct index image ID per player was correct (as I cross reference the txt file saved in the EARE folder. Who knows... may have been a case of a "ghost in the machine". I will try it again tonight and see if it works. I originally had an issue with NOSE but then downloaded it again and it's been smooth sailing since... Maybe it's me? What's the ol' sayin'... most computer issues are caused by a loose nut between the chair and computer keyboard.
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    Applying Roster Changes in NOSE

    My player card list is correct however, it may have just been a one-off glitch/error (when I tried to update it in EARE). I downloaded EARE, again, and will re-attempt tonight (as I'm working on some roster number adjustments). I live in NOSE and TM but definitely want to take advantage of the nice functionality of EARE.
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    Dec. 23rd - The Whale Returns!!!

    It appears so... LOL Congrats to you and your wife!!!
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    Applying Roster Changes in NOSE

    This is an awesome tip! I haven't notice it affecting game play however, I did notice that I can affect the pre-game player portraits. By reducing the number of FWDs and/or D, it has an affect on the indexing of the portraits within a rom. That said, you may see certain players with the wrong image as you review the player portraits (pre-game). It's an easy fix... in NOSE, you simply re-order the FWDs and/or D that are listed so that the correct player coincides with the correct image. I went team by team by keeping NOSE and the game open, simultaneously, the determine whether to move a player up or down in the list of NOSE team players. Originally, I tried to used EARE to correct the error but it didn't work but I was, however, able to fix it in NOSE.
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    NHL 2019 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM

    Thanks! Yup... should be pretty easy for you to swap out the title screen image to whatever you would like it to be... I have been working on updating this roster, off and on, over the last week or two (mostly while watching preseason games). I have updated some of the lines (based on team reports/games) as well as some player attributes. I have added around 10-15 players (mostly rookies) since the last update. I also swapped out Mike "Doc" Emerick for Kenny Albert on the pre-game screen. I wasn't planning to release the next version until the start of the season. So, in about a week or so. If you would like a updated copy for your tourney, now, let me and know and I can PM it to you.
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    NHL 2019 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM

    GM Ken Holland just announced that Zetterberg is retiring (basically, extended LTIR until that contracts expires ala Hossa) due to back injury issues. Sad to see him go as he was a great player!
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    NHL 2019 “Way Too Early Edition” ROM

    LOL ... was just a matter of when... I was planning on holding off doing any roster updates for a while (was thinking of holding off until opening night) but, this one was too good to delay. Please find re-posted, up top, the NHL94 2019 Preseason Edition rom with Erik Karlsson on the Sharks. I also took advantage of the timing to update some (confirmed) new jersey numbers for various players.