bcrt2000

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  1. I can help with the jerseys. The update.nhl94.com jerseys weren't that good and I posted some earlier in the summer with corrected colours (that rom uses the swos strip hack). Anyone who wants to use those as a base can, I think I've got all of this year's jerseys in there (including Philly's and Edmonton's new home jerseys). I'm under the assumption Buffalo is going to keep the slug jerseys as their primary homes this year although they've hinted that they are changing it-- I'm not sure if thats for this season or next.
  2. I wish the person who maintains the update ROM was around. I'm hoping he uses these jerseys (at least some of them) before continuing to update with the new draft/ufa moves.
  3. They are finally bringing back playoff mode in NHL 10. And they are also dedicated to removing exploits as well (claim they've gotten rid of all of the exploits used online in 09). If it has competitive and co-op support in playoff mode, it could finally be the game to have all of the features of the old games.
  4. I tried it before-- thought it crushed the palette of the centre ice logos a little, but I guess its better than nothing
  5. Okay, I checked it out and D,D,D translates to: 222, 219, 222 I guess theres limitations to what the colour palette can be set to (NOSE really isn't clear about that). Theres really no perfect shade of grey or even light blue that I can get. I guess I'll set it back to default when I get a chance.
  6. I updated the rom to fix a few issues I noticed from the last version: - shoulder shading on a few teams was not the right shade - fixed montreal's design - fixed the shade of red used with washington I made sure that the rink was grey in this version (D,D,D)... if you're seeing pink its a monitor issue.
  7. Hah, it was one of the first things I changed (before I got a hang of the palette editor) so perhaps its got a little too much red in it. Oilers new home news: http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/teams/edmont...x%3Fid%3D898337 Flyers info comes from someone in Philly that I trust who claims that the orange jerseys will be used as home jerseys and the blacks will be used as 3rds. It makes sense as the Flyers 3rd is the #1 selling jersey in the NHL: http://www.phillyburbs.com/news/news_detai...to-science.html (under "Hot Jersey")
  8. Hey guys, I had a question. Who maintains the update.nhl94.com ROM file? I made some updates to the latest rom (april 19th 2009), which fixes some of the issues with the jerseys such as: - Changing Oilers home jersey to the ones they'll use next year (the one thats the 3rd jersey right now) - Changing Flyers home jersey to the ones they'll use next year (their current 3rds that they wore during the playoffs) - Fixing shading on jerseys so they use all 3 shades and fixed any shading issues - black pants are using the correct palette (0,0,0 2,0,2 2,2,2) - some teams with dark blue pants were using black pants or vice versa, fixed that - Red on Flames jerseys fixed - Lots of other little modifications etc I've also changed the ice colour to look closer to what NHL 95 PC uses (light grey) but that can easily be changed back. Anyhow, if you're the person who maintains that rom, check this out and take whatever you like. NHL2009_fixed_jerseys_v2.bin
  9. Enhh... Basically theres two differences (between the sprites). SNES has a bigger palette so the uniforms could be a little more accurate, and the SNES went for a different player-to-rink size ratio which required them to shrink the sprites. But the real winner is NHL 95 PC . It had the bigger Genesis sprites, the player-to-rink size ratio that the SNES had, the extra animations the SNES version had, and a bigger palette than either console version. Outside of the Habs (slightly problematic), even today pretty much every jersey can be recreated in the PC version.
  10. EA already did that, the game that resulted was NHL 06, which was one of their worst. Its nearly impossible to recapture the magic of NHL 94 on a full blown simulation game. The only chance for it to happen would be a DS version or WiiWare/XBLA/PSN version. But I doubt EA will do it. And like in my previous post, I think under Littman they have captured some magic with NHL 09. There are still a few annoyances which bug me, but they are getting to the point where the games finally are the culmination of the best parts of the past rather than trying to add selling points each year and destroying gameplay balance in the process.
  11. This is such an interesting topic. I was always under the impression that High Score Productions was behind the changes in NHL 95. I don't recall if it was NHL 95 or NHL 96 but I scored on an offside and had a player disappear through the boards, only to come back celebrating as if a goal happened later in the game. I never even bothered getting the game after playing it at a friend's place. Not that I needed to though, by then I had moved on to NHL 95/96 on PC. I do wonder what made NHL 94/95 PC so special for me. Was it the gameplay? Was it the graphics? For me personally, the gameplay of 94 Genesis wasn't that great because it was way too offensive. It was basically a competition between who could get more triple dekes and wraparounds off, and playing against the CPU was a joke. The PC version played a little more like real hockey and you could have some insanely tough games against the CPU. EA had a ton of missteps from NHL 95-NHL 06 (except for NHL 2001, 2002, 2004), but I think they've finally gotten back to innovating and building upon what they had in the previous year (like they did for 92-94, 95/96 PC). Under Dave Warfield the games would go between being too arcadish to being too hard and not fun every year. Since Littman has become the producer of the NHL series, they are back on track. NHL 09 for 360/PS3 is such a deep game but it has the spirit of fun and spontaneity that NHL 94 had as well. There are a couple of features that they have dropped over the years that I'm still waiting to be brought back (Playoff Mode, Saving Games, Multiplayer/Online Season mode, Free-4-all), but 09 overwhelmingly is a triumph IMO. I also am surprised that outside of NHL 06 (which was lame because they used fake rosters and was only available on PS2) that they haven't gone back to the 94 Genesis or 95 PC Engine and updated it for current handhelds.
  12. Ron Barr IRL: Yes, hes a real person.
  13. My guesses would be... N95 (or any S60 phone with enough power/n-gage capability) iPhone Most windows mobile phones could probably do it as well-- my brother had an HP Windows Mobile Phone like 3 or 4 years ago which could do it. What definitely cannot do it? S40 phones... not powerful enough. They can handle ports of Genesis games though (there is a version of Sonic 1 & 2 available for S40 for example)
  14. The truth is the real sequel to NHL 94 for SNES/Genesis was... NHL 95 for PC... and NHL 96 for PC was basically a 3D version of NHL 95. It would be nice if they created an XBLA version of NHL 92/93/94/95 (maybe with sliders which let you change how the game plays) which included fighting, 5on5 multiplayer and the latest rosters.
  15. I think there is a version of GENS+ which allows you to overclock the Genesis CPU. In Road Rash it made the frame rate MUCH smoother (although sometimes youd get some gfx glitches).
  16. NHL 07 on 360 is MUCH better than NHL06 & 07 on PC/PS2/Xbox. NHL95-97 PC, NHL 98, NHL 2000, NHL 2004, NHL 2005 & NHL 07 360 are all good games which brought a bunch of enhancements, but all of the other years were big steps backwards. Especially the last two. NHL 04/05 were a great basis for a hockey game because the defense was very good, but it went to waste with 06/07 PC/PS2/Xbox by them making it way too arcadish. I don't know, perhaps their strategy is to switch back and forth between arcade hockey and simulation hockey so that people will keep on buying the new versions hoping that they get the game that they want. Biggest things missing now are Playoff mode, Multiplayer season mode, online seaosn mode, more than 1vs1 online (and with modified rules/ai/rosters, something that they used to allow for years), and classic rosters. If they would get out of the cycle of just trying to remake the game every 2 years into something else, and just continued to improve the game like Madden, then the series would be great. But make no mistake, we'll never get the same feeling from a hockey game as we did from a game like NHL94. NHL94 was arcade hockey. We'll never see pure arcade hockey again (as long as EA does their job and makes a good hockey game). And with those tiny 2D sprites you kinda had to use your imagination. Now the graphics are so defined, that if theres anything wrong with them, its a lot easier to notice and break immersion. In fact, one of the biggest flaws since they've gone 3D is that they've never had a proper physics engine. One of the greatest things about the 2D NHL games were the physics, the way you player skated around the ice, the way the goalie slid around, the way players would move when they got checked, etc. In the 3D games a lot of the fluidity of the ice physics is gone. Hopefully with the power of the newer consoles they can fix that.
  17. I've edited most of the stuff that there is to edit in this game (Centre Ice logos, Jerseys, made a 3rd jersey switcher, Menu logos & backgrounds, etc)... I'll post more when about it I have time, right now I'm at work. PS: I was the one who made the 98 Nagano pack way back when. Also, to the person that says the game has no speed, its possible DOSBOX isn't configured properly either. The game does have a slightly slower pace overall, but the intensity of the game does pick up at times and guys like Bure still fly around the ice. I think the biggest thing is that the AI is much better in the PC version than in the Genesis ones. I can win every game at will on the Genesis, but on PC sometimes the AI will just put up a wall and you won't be able to get anything by them. The biggest things though are the inability to play this game online and the lack of 30 teams. Perhaps one day they'll add netplay to DOSBOX though.
  18. Well, I don't mind the organ screw ups if we were able to put in the Sega CD music on top of the versions they have, and the lack crowd noise could be "fixed" if we just added fading away crowd noise after certain sound effects (checks, puck hit the post, goal siren, cheers, boos), but it depends on there being memory limitations for the size of the SR file. Its 39 megs, so I don't think the PS2 has enough memory to fit it in, I'm guessing they stream a lot of the audio and only keep certain sound effects in memory.
  19. Oh boy, the sound emulation in NHL '94 retro is brutal. It can only play like one or two sound effects at the same time, so the crowd will cheer and boo, but you won't hear the crowd "noise". Also the organ music stops playing once you drop the puck. If it starts playing at random during gameplay, once another sound effect kicks in (sound made when checking a player for example) the music will just stop.
  20. Theres two occurances of the name for each player. I extracted the NHL94.SR file using UltraISO and then put it back into the .iso file, but I think I screwed something up because it didn't boot for me (and yes I have a modchip, or else I wouldn't be able to use PGEN ). Maybe I needed to regenerate the MDS file or something. The disc wasn't even being recognized as a PS2 disc.
  21. I did a search in NHL94.SR and I found players names like Lafond and Sweep (fake player names for Gretzky and Muller)... I think it should be editable if someone like wboy can figure out how to edit this container file without messing things up. I also found it interesting that WAV files are used in place of the sound effects. If sound emulation is totally done using these wav files, we could easily insert the Sega CD music files on top of these ones
  22. Okay I checked out DESI\NHL94.SR and it seems to be a container file of sorts. This is the "header" of the file: 122 80 10240 0 2097152 100 0 0 NHL94.rom 2097152 138972 2 6000 16 NHL94_00.wav 2236416 7832 2 6000 16 NHL94_01.wav 2244608 7844 2 6000 16 NHL94_02.wav 2252800 22308 2 6000 16 NHL94_03.wav 2275328 67296 2 6000 16 NHL94_04.wav 2342912 3720 2 6000 16 NHL94_05.wav 2347008 10216 2 6000 16 NHL94_06.wav 2357248 18204 2 6000 16 NHL94_07.wav 2375680 38844 2 6000 16 NHL94_08.wav 2414592 21804 2 6000 16 NHL94_09.wav 2437120 13392 2 6000 16 NHL94_0A.wav 2451456 105120 2 6000 16 NHL94_0B.wav 2557952 47040 2 6000 16 NHL94_0C.wav 2605056 36712 2 6000 16 NHL94_0D.wav 2641920 57056 2 6000 16 NHL94_0E.wav 2699264 459204 2 6000 16 NHL94_0F.wav 3160064 24216 2 6000 16 NHL94_10.wav 3184640 9776 2 6000 16 NHL94_11.wav 3194880 21808 2 6000 16 NHL94_12.wav 3217408 9720 2 6000 16 NHL94_13.wav 3227648 19628 2 6000 16 NHL94_14.wav 3248128 18200 2 6000 16 NHL94_15.wav 3266560 9748 2 6000 16 NHL94_16.wav 3276800 9676 2 6000 16 NHL94_17.wav 3287040 23812 2 6000 16 NHL94_18.wav 3311616 18604 2 6000 16 NHL94_19.wav 3332096 9060 2 6000 16 NHL94_1A.wav 3342336 9056 2 6000 16 NHL94_1B.wav 3352576 37828 2 6000 16 NHL94_1C.wav 3391488 23804 2 6000 16 NHL94_1D.wav 3416064 33020 2 6000 16 NHL94_1E.wav 3450880 27404 2 6000 16 NHL94_1F.wav 3479552 22940 2 6000 16 NHL94_20.wav 3504128 21232 2 6000 16 NHL94_21.wav 3526656 23760 2 6000 16 NHL94_22.wav 3551232 25364 2 6000 16 NHL94_23.wav 3577856 10108 2 6000 16 NHL94_24.wav 3588096 2888 2 6000 16 NHL94_25.wav 3592192 14952 2 6000 16 NHL94_28.wav 3608576 14952 2 6000 16 NHL94_29.wav 3624960 15752 2 6000 16 NHL94_2A.wav 3641344 14612 2 6000 16 NHL94_2B.wav 3657728 556 2 6000 16 NHL94_2C.wav 3659776 552 2 6000 16 NHL94_2D.wav 3661824 548 2 6000 16 NHL94_2E.wav 3663872 548 2 6000 16 NHL94_2F.wav 3665920 509148 2 6000 16 NHL94_30.wav 4175872 469592 2 6000 16 NHL94_31.wav 4646912 570072 2 6000 16 NHL94_32.wav 5218304 357488 2 6000 16 NHL94_33.wav 5576704 604184 2 6000 16 NHL94_34.wav 6182912 433400 2 6000 16 NHL94_35.wav 6617088 491972 2 6000 16 NHL94_36.wav 7110656 492628 2 6000 16 NHL94_37.wav 7604224 482112 2 6000 16 NHL94_38.wav 8087552 360300 2 6000 16 NHL94_39.wav 8448000 303572 2 6000 16 NHL94_3A.wav 8753152 511052 2 6000 16 NHL94_3B.wav 9265152 575340 2 6000 16 NHL94_3C.wav 9840640 285348 2 6000 16 NHL94_3D.wav 10127360 431052 2 6000 16 NHL94_3E.wav 10559488 459984 2 6000 16 NHL94_3F.wav 11020288 607584 2 6000 16 NHL94_40.wav 11628544 541048 2 6000 16 NHL94_41.wav 12171264 452652 2 6000 16 NHL94_42.wav 12625920 404044 2 6000 16 NHL94_43.wav 13031424 466992 2 6000 16 NHL94_44.wav 13500416 581316 2 6000 16 NHL94_45.wav 14082048 467640 2 6000 16 NHL94_46.wav 14551040 531272 2 6000 16 NHL94_47.wav 15083520 429348 2 6000 16 NHL94_48.wav 15513600 497092 2 6000 16 NHL94_49.wav 16011264 340772 2 6000 16 NHL94_4A.wav 16353280 390500 2 6000 16 NHL94_4B.wav 16744448 359440 2 6000 16 NHL94_4C.wav 17104896 350032 2 6000 16 NHL94_4D.wav 17455104 290672 2 6000 16 NHL94_4E.wav 17745920 368104 2 6000 16 NHL94_4F.wav 18114560 516908 2 6000 16 NHL94_50.wav 18632704 444664 2 6000 16 NHL94_51.wav 19079168 441360 2 6000 16 NHL94_52.wav 19521536 405656 2 6000 16 NHL94_53.wav 19929088 493152 2 6000 16 NHL94_54.wav 20422656 399780 2 6000 16 NHL94_55.wav 20824064 347228 2 6000 16 NHL94_56.wav 21172224 371236 2 6000 16 NHL94_57.wav 21544960 579148 2 6000 16 NHL94_58.wav 22124544 295428 2 6000 16 NHL94_59.wav 22421504 309668 2 6000 16 NHL94_5A.wav 22732800 493428 2 6000 16 NHL94_5B.wav 23226368 371336 2 6000 16 NHL94_5C.wav 23599104 383868 2 6000 16 NHL94_5D.wav 23984128 570372 2 6000 16 NHL94_5E.wav 24555520 546148 2 6000 16 NHL94_5F.wav 25102336 843504 2 6000 16 NHL94_60.wav 25946112 510200 2 6000 16 NHL94_61.wav 26458112 671572 2 6000 16 NHL94_62.wav 27129856 692100 2 6000 16 NHL94_63.wav 27822080 494360 2 6000 16 NHL94_64.wav 28317696 727748 2 6000 16 NHL94_65.wav 29046784 597328 2 6000 16 NHL94_66.wav 29644800 464192 2 6000 16 NHL94_67.wav 30109696 571904 2 6000 16 NHL94_68.wav 30683136 386928 2 6000 16 NHL94_69.wav 31070208 372464 2 6000 16 NHL94_6A.wav 31442944 294428 2 6000 16 NHL94_6B.wav 31737856 438400 2 6000 16 NHL94_6C.wav 32178176 387076 2 6000 16 NHL94_6D.wav 32567296 285824 2 6000 16 NHL94_6E.wav 32854016 355988 2 6000 16 NHL94_6F.wav 33210368 298104 2 6000 16 NHL94_70.wav 33509376 345324 2 6000 16 NHL94_71.wav 33855488 633568 2 6000 16 NHL94_72.wav 34490368 467640 2 6000 16 NHL94_73.wav 34959360 643204 2 6000 16 NHL94_74.wav 35604480 371516 2 6000 16 NHL94_75.wav 35977216 521116 2 6000 16 NHL94_76.wav 36499456 474100 2 6000 16 NHL94_77.wav 36974592 1678524 2 6000 16 NHL94_78.wav 38653952 1486104 2 6000 16 NHL94_79.wav 40140800 800636 2 6000 16 NHL94_7A.wav
  23. Hey, has anyone checked out the files yet, see if it can be edited easily? I've just picked up the game from EB, and actually i've got a playoff game going right now between my brother and i and its paused, so i can't take the DVD out and stick it in my PC yet
  24. hey mack, me and drezz are gonna be there too!! I'll be wearing the white vintage habs jersey btw, for anyone else who intends on crashing, its invite only