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  1. I am crying happy tears as @Lupz27 and @IceStorm70 are fully registered to play! This means in addition to some very high level '94 play, there will be lots of 2v2 after the tournament! Also, recent Classic participants @aepurniet and @kuefner have also registered! Looking forward to meeting you fine gentlemen (unless we've met before, in which I am dumb). As of this post we have reached our cap of 32, though we are holding a few spots for some special guests. People can still register for the waitlist or to just keep up on the tournament details via e-mail. Anyone can attend to be part of the crowd. Very excited about this event and we (all the organizers) are working hard to make sure it's gonna be great. Stay tuned!
  2. REGISTRATION DATE & TIME Saturday, April 13, 2019. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Tournament start at 11:00 am COST: $25 (moves to $30 in April) LOCATION St. Pat's Bar & Grill 22W 46th Street New York, NY, 10036 RULES & OTHER INFORMATION Sega Genesis Only Original cartridges, systems and CRTs 32 Person Cap 5 Games guaranteed Progressive Group Play Win your game and play against another 1-0 person. Lose and you play against another 0-1. Rounds progress each way such that play against someone with your same record After 5 rounds 16 players will be 3-2 or better, making it to bracket play. 16 eliminated Bracket play - 16 seeds from group play Single elimination, best of 3 each round KO94 style rules Coin flip winner chooses two teams for matchup Coin flip loser selects which team he wants to use No coin flip needed if two people play against each other again, just reverse previous winner/loser choice. PRIZES TBD -- we will be announcing prizes, raffles, and lots of other fun stuff over the coming weeks. STREAMING We will announce when we go live: PLAYERS 01. Evan E. ( @Evan )(organizer) 02. John G. ( @chaos ) (organizer) 03. Scott S. ( @MikeGartner22 ) (organizer) 04. Raphael F. ( @kingraph ) (organizer) 05. Kevin B. ( @corbettkb ) 06. Eric K. ( @eggink444 ) 07. Scott E. 08. Josh K. 09. Tim S. 10. Brian R. ( @Bad Moon Rison ) 11. Matt P. 12. Dennis H. ( @dhapshow ) 13. Matt M. 14. Paul C. 15. Chris O. 16. John K. ( @kuefner ) 17. Matt H. 18. Brad B. ( @da94wookiee ) 19. John S. 20. Bill M. ( @CoachMac ) 21. Colton Orr 22. Matt A. 23. Aaron R ( @Sdogg ) 24. Kyle W. ( @kylewat / Zeppelin55) 25. Paul L ( @Lupz27 ) 26. Tom E. ( @aepurniet ) 27. Mark M ( @IceStorm70 ) 28. Eric M. 29. Chris B. 30. Carl G. 31. Michael G. 32. Marc C. Waitlist * Rich T.
  3. Awesome, hope you can make it! We'll try to get a station set up with an Mega Everdrive to show off your ROMs if we can! If you do end up making the trip and going to Del Friscos, I would kindly suggest that you try the Pineapple Infused Vodka Martini. It's one of the more memorable drinks I've ever had in my life. I tried to replicate it, but didn't quite get it right (wasted a bottle of vodka too, ) .
  4. He went to the LI tournament and is going to this one, so I'd give this a good shot!
  5. kingraph

    NHL Custom Draft Site

    Here, I made a copy of the last sheet we used: I think you should be able to view and save a copy for yourself to edit. Take some time to review the sheet and you can PM me directly if you have questions as I designed most of that thing.
  6. Don La Greca has showed interest in attending this morning. In addition to being a local NY radio and TV host for NY teams (check out his wiki in the link), he is the ESPN office NHL'94 champion! We are holding his spot for #32. Those who registered, but haven't paid will be notified soon, but we are close to being capped and starting a waitlist. And here is the full promo poster with Colton Orr (used with his permission!)
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    NHL'95 Expanded ROM Project

    This thread will be my notes and attempt to expand NHL'95 to a 34 team ROM. Before I start, I'd like to thank @wboy, @slapshot67, and @smozoma up front, as just about all of my hacking knowledge has come from them. I will try to give credit where appropriate, but 95% of this will be one of those guys. So my initial thoughts are as follows: Expand the '95 ROM from 2MB to 4MB to create room for more teams, graphics: Not needed, enough empty space to use in 2MB. Also going over 2MB creates RAM issues. Find the team data and move it to a new spot in the expanded ROM. Create data for 34 teams: DONE! Change the team pointers to the new data: DONE! "Decompress" graphics (logos, banners, player cards, etc.) - DONE! Change pointers to the new graphics - DONE! Make '95 recognize the new teams/graphics, able to select in menu - DONE! Figure out how the season data works, incorporate into 34 teams - WIP Same with trade player and other unknown '95 stuff ADD: Music, figure out how to make sure the music works for new teams - DONE! So here goes. I expect this to be a pretty long project, with many bumps along the way, but ultimately fun.
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    NHL'95 Expanded ROM Project

    It's no bother, hope you get it working. Happy to help
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    NHL'95 Expanded ROM Project

    First, in order for this to work in NOSE, you have to add the following text (and save) to the roms.ini file: [GM T-50856 -34] Comments=NHL 95 - 30 Team ROM OriginalROMProductCode=GM T-50856 -00 Teams=34
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    Adding Teams

    Again, to Smoz's point, it depends on what you are looking to do. Changing teams within the 30 or 32 team ROM can be done with the links previously provided. If you want to know what is involved in adding additional teams to an existing ROM, I would read through my project where I took '95 from 28 to 34 teams here: I will list offsets for hacking the 32 team ROM in the near future, but not a step by step on how it was done. That information is in the '95 project, happy to answer any questions that come up from that.
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    Tiered Teams - SNES and SEGA

    Here is my analysis of KO94 1, tiers matter in so much that people don't stray too far. All of this is based on "average" players. Clearly forum/experienced players in Genesis will do just fine:
  12. Big time player @kylewat, aka Zeppelin55, has officially registered. Don't be surprised to see him near the finals, he has the chops to beat anyone.
  13. I very much enjoyed this read! The $10,000 was a steep fine, but the dude completely copied another artists work. Big no-no! I guess he had the option of not paying it and losing his deal with the Ad Agency.
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    Tiered Teams - SNES and SEGA

    For casual players, PIT is tier 4. But skilled players can be deadly with that talent. Not just C/B, but all those skills with 66 & 68, so I think 3 is okay.
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    Tiered Teams - SNES and SEGA

    VAN Tier 1, DAL Tier 3, imo. Otherwise I like the tighter list. Also, CAL = CGY, WIN = WPG, ,
  16. kingraph

    94 Memes

    I like this one
  17. He's not 100%, but he signed up to be notified when 32 players are in and he has to confirm then.
  18. Former New York Ranger Colton Orr is now confirmed, registered to play!
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    NHL94 Twitter accounts

    Bumped the original post with updated information. Also, useful tool to convert Excel into HTML for forum post:
  20. A little less than a week into our announcement and we have 21 registered/verbal commitments so far. 11 spots remaining assuming nobody bails (I am sure someone will). We still have over two months to promote, so I am hopeful that we will find 11 more buds to play by April. I suggest if you or your friends are thinking about coming to NYC to play but unsure if you can, register now. If we get to 32, you'll be notified to pay or release your spot to the next registered player.
  21. kingraph

    Fall 2018 Classic League Start

    GENS A Playoffs #1, 1st round bye - WPG (corbettkb) #2, 1st round bye - LAK (MikeGartner22) #3 NYI (IceStorm) vs #6 VAN (dcicon) #4 CHI (Skip) vs #5 BUF (Brutus) WPG plays the winner of CHI/BUF LAK plays the winner of NYI/VAN GENS B Playoffs #1, 1st round bye - TOR (aqualizard) #2, 1st round bye - MTL (Buc) #3 1st round bye - WSH (MikeGartner22) #4, 1st round bye - DET (keufner) #5 PHI (flatcrusher) vs #12 CHI (chefstar) #6 EDM (AtomicRaven) vs #11 VAN (jer_33) #7 LAK (LeifErikson) vs #10 NYR (spaceGhost9) #8 QUE (aepurniet) vs #9 CGY (GoCanes21) TOR plays winner of QUE/CGY MTL plays winner of LAK/NYR WSH plays winner of EDM/VAN DET plays winner of PHI/CHI Playoffs will be up on the site soon! Best of 7 series, 2,2,1,1,1
  22. First, there is a useful thread from the almighty hacking GOD named @wboy that provides the tile layout for the rink and lots of other useful info. If you pull up the VDP from GENS, it will show the 4 palettes that the game is using at any time: The palettes are in order from 1-4. This particular game was using Anaheim Logo and palette, shown below. (Anaheim logo from TM, matches #3 in VDP) One very good piece of information from the rink tile layout thread is the note that the first digit in the tile layout dictates which palette is being used for that tile. For the center ice logo, we know that that is palette #3, which means each tile is preceded with a number 4 (read original thread for reference). To change the palette reference to the 2nd palette (shared rink layout), we have to change the hex values from 4 to 2. The logo is 6x4 tiles, so there are 24 items to change, which I highlighted below: Change 41AE, 21AE, 21AF, etc. Again, I found the location from the rink layout referenced in the other thread. Once you do that, the center ice logo will now be using palette #2: To get all the teams to use the same logo, there are two methods. First is to go and change all 30 logos to the same one. The easier method is to change the pointer for all the logos to the first logo in hex. The pointer table is located at 173A. Anaheim was the logo I changed, and the header was located at 1D6EF8 (that's usually 10 values before any TM reference). So I changed all 30 teams pointers to the 1D6EF8 location: Now, whatever logo you have in the Anaheim slot will be used for all 30 teams. Happy hacking!
  23. Here is the official season 02 ROM: Et_Tu_Brute_S02_v2.bin Included hacks: Blitz Style (weight bug fixed w/checking factor) Ratings accurately display hot/cold boosts 45 second penalties (time will show 1 minute, but run 45 seconds of game clock time) 1 minute penalties! Home/Away Advantages set to minimal/equal 17 sexy teams Music matched to teams (San Jose has jaws, Hartford has the Brass Bonanza, etc) Graphic hacks Stephane Richer (season 01 Art Ross winner) on the title screen! Et Tu Brute Bubble Title and Game Clock! Coors Light Sponsor! New Team Banner Style! Commissioner @Brutus as the announcer! All 187 player card portaits included! HAPPY '94'ing!
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    Banner Creativity

    These are great, thanks for sharing. I am a fan of alternative banners, I've used different designs on most of the recent league ROMs I have created. Most recent I could find is the "wave" design here: