In this update I've redone all team jersey colours (Credit to trudatman)
Changed defense control to be default ON
Added water bottles to top of net (With some help from trudatman)
Re-did team banners (Credit to trudatman)
Replaced Ron Barr with Don Cherry (He's a controversial Canadian icon who's sort of gone senile in his years)
Changed arena names
Changed overall ratings
Edited some text for personal preference (Changed aggression to discipline, changed Regular season to exhibition, and some other non necessary stuff)
Edited playoff seedings to reflect that of last years (Will update once playoffs come along this year)
Replaced old teams with current teams, replaced All Star teams with Nashville, and Minnesota
Edited starting menu slightly to reflect stanley cup participants as default teams
Updated rosters on all 28 teams to accurately reflect their overall performance over the last 2 years
Updated team advantages to accurately reflect how each team is performing up to date using a formula to divide the amount of teams by the amount of points per specific advantage, and allocated evenly.
Changed Regular Season overtimes from 5 minutes to 20 minutes (Ties suck)
Changed 20 minute periods to "Highlight mode" which is essentially a 1 second period... If used in playoffs, you can watch computer players "highlights" occasionally. Kind of a silly thing, but me and my buddies like playing drinking games for them. YOU COULD TOO!
I spent approximately 30-40 hours on this, doing all my balancing by completing a team, opening the rom, checking players ratings, and adjusting accordingly to each specific players performance, as well as my own opinion.
I used this website: http://www.forecaste...playerindex.cgi to see player specific "Assets" and "Flaws", as well as up to date stats... and this website http://www.capgeek.c....php?team_id=22 for current rosters
Each player should be fairly accurate to how they are in real life based on that website, and my own opinion... I didn't just randomly choose their ratings for them. The website was comprehensive enough to get a good feel for how they actually play even if I wasn't too familiary with the player.
If there's any ratings that you feel are unfair based on in game comparisons to other players, let me know... I feel I had the hardest time with defense ratings.
Some players might be rated lower because it's hard to be rated high as a defensive first player as there's only a few attributes in the game that are geared towards defense...
If there's any requests for the rom, I'm willing to consider and adjust...
If there are any glaring problems, like lines, or players who should be +5/-5 in rating, please say something.
I feel everything is accurate within +5/-5 rating, and since I don't watch every single team, it's difficult for me to tell.
My player ratings are done via a specific formula. It won't always be accurate since I am ONE MAN. Hope you enjoy.