Please pardon my ignorance if this has already been tackled at length (I searched around but didn't quite find what I was looking for), but I am seeking IPS patches to update various entries in the NHL series on either/both console.
The reason I'm seeking just the IPS patch and not an already-patched ROM is because I am using the Hyperkin Retron 5 console with its beta firmware, which allows the patching of the ROM dumped directly from the cartridge that I own through IPS patches. Unfortunately, the system does not play ROMs because it's concerned with not breaking any laws (the patents on the systems themselves have all expired so that part is fair game) so IPS it must be.
I noticed several IPS updates were available for games such as Blades of Steel (Sochi-fied for this year's Olympics) and the usual Tecmo Super Bowl updates, and they work gloriously on the system. I've had good luck with various 16-bit games, too. Finding standalone IPS patches for the 16-bit NHL series, however, has proven more difficult.
Unfortunately, '94 is the one I do not own in cart form (I always rocked the Sega CD version, which was my favorite, but my JVC X'Eye finally crapped out this year). But I definitely plan on adding one to my collection because it really is the best of the bunch.
Here's what I DO own: NHL Hockey (Sega); NHLPA '93 (both); NHL 95 (Sega); NHL '96 (Sega); NHL '97 (both) and NHL 2002 (GBA).
The Retron 5 plays NES/Famicom/Sega Genesis/Megadrive/SNES/Super Famicom/Game Boy/Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance/Sega Master System (via a power base converter or clone), so any of these can take patches through the Retron 5 OS.
So if someone has anything they're working on in IPS form, I'm curious to just play around with the console and would love to load it onto an SD card to try it out. Updated rosters would be the ultimate goal, though.