Edge of 94' WI

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  1. I love the effort and attention to detail that gets poured into these individual roms. With the exception of a league custom rom, or the annual roster refresh roms, I don't deviate from the main games very often. I'm sure there are rom junkies out there that need another fix. Just realize, not unlike dozens of roms before it, this may and likely will end up on the shelf, unless you or someone else runs a league with it. I don't know what goes into doing all of this, just understand that most players will slip back into OG roms for that consistency factor, especially when training for a live event. Good luck in the process!
  2. Do you think the Raptors fans will be gone in time?
  3. @angryjay93, and a number of other Tecmo players have been doing a weekly broadcast covering the most competitive games of the 2019 GBLAN(my organization) Online Tecmo Super Bowl tournament that we do annually now. The games are played in advance, and we utilize the emulator's recording/playback feature that creates a very small file. That file uses the emulator to play back the action. It's about 95% effective. We take that, plug it into the emulator, and call the action while recording using OBS. I use the screen sharing feature of Discord to bring in the audio for my color commentators. I'm not sure if there is a similar feature built into the likes of RA, but we could work with a raw video file, should someone send me the link for it. Doing this live would be a s**t show. Doing the recording, then premiering it on a notable channel with eyeballs would be ideal. This year we partnered with The Retro Sports Gamer Channel on Youtube. The response has been very good so far. Here is an example of that. It's Tecmo, not NHL94, but the same concept could be brought to the NHL94 community, should we settle on how we capture the games being played. I don't see this working as a live endeavor.
  4. Is there any interest in having this league covered with commentary?
  5. Welcome bud! It's a great day for NHL94, whatever your preferred flavor. This site is a great resource for getting connected to the online leagues, as well as for finding local tournaments, custom roms, rom hacking, and detailed team breakdowns from expert players. Let us know what you're looking for if you can't find it.
  6. For the foreseeable, we have transitioned our tournament streaming over to the Retro Sports Gamer Youtube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_b9V5HP0eJZyLuhuEmDf_g They do have a Twitch channel as well, but YT is where they seek to grow. I do have a personal Twitch channel that I'll occasionally stream any number of games, including NHL94. And then we do also have our facebook page that we stream from for announcements or other related videos.. https://www.facebook.com/gbnhl94
  7. To those that don't know, @Scatterbrainzz is the brainchild behind the name "Lord Manly's Cup", and the person most directly responsible for encouraging me to run NHL94 tournaments. The irony here is that he's only attended 1/4 Green Bay tournaments.
  8. I want to hear more about the gay frogs @kgman
  9. You may have an uphill battle awaiting you, but I wish you the best in your search. Finding games for NHL94 while in a dedicated NHL94 Discord channel can be challenging at times(varying schedules, existing league commitments, ). My experience has been most people seem to get their games in via league play. Being isolated from a dedicated community for 98 obviously compounds your challenges here. I believe many have moved onto Retroarch, if you'll head over to http://nhl94online.com/ you can get the downloads people use there. Get connected to the NHL94 Discord https://discord.gg/kvYSWWC, make some friends, and start playing NHL94(not 98) at first. Perhaps if you've put in enough time with some buds, they might be willing to try a NHL98 rom with you. Just don't force feed it to them at first. After some time, I was able to get a couple guys to try out Street Fighter 2 Special Championship Edition. At this time I'm not aware of any dedicated community around the 98 ROM, otherwise I'd steer you in that direction. I don't personally play 1998, but if you're around on Discord, my handle is Trojan #1343. Maybe we can give it a try.
  10. @kingraphs reputation has been damaged by his glorification of Peter Bondra, more so than any boxing scheme.
  11. I wanted to provide an update on the stats tracking. A couple of spreadsheet glitches are leading us to go through each of the score sheets by hand. These glitches had no impact on tournament day action. This is a lengthy process that requires quite a bit of time and investigation to fill in the blanks, as there were a handful of games where people didn't turn in sheets and verbalized their results. We know the results of this will have impact on the world rankings list that @smozoma maintains, and we want to make sure the results are accurate. Post tournament I've been extremely busy at work and in family life, so Ref and I do ask for your patience.
  12. I'd like to pretend that I'm some sort of streaming wizard, but it's actually quite simple. Within Discord, you can share your screen with another person during a voice or video call. The person recording(preferably the play by play person) makes the call. The audio is captured by OBS or whatever your preferred streaming software is. Make sure to use the full on Discord application on your PC, not the web page version. The person providing color commentary will be able to see everything that the streamer is seeing, however the audio outside of the voice call won't be heard by the color commentator. They have to take their cues from the play by play guy, and what they see on the screen. Here is an example of the Tecmo online series we did with varied color commentators. There are several games, all with different impact. I used editing software to mash all of these up, but a single broadcast can be done quite easily. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/286488312
  13. @kingraph If you have an Amazon Prime account, you can make the channel "Prime" as well which extends the length of time broadcasts stay up there. @smozoma is correct that you can create a full highlight, which would preserve any comments made at their appropriate timestamps.
  14. Thanks @IAmFleury'sHipCheck aka EA for the kind words and praise. Some updates from the benefit to share on here. Huge thanks to Gregg from Game Trade in DePere for his generous donation to help the family of Michelle Michy Boyd! Michy is no longer with us, but her memory lives on! Also, congrats to Kevin Cabarello for winning free entry into our 2020 tournament weekend, as well as winning a one night stay in Green Bay, TBD based on where we hold the next tournament.(Sorry no more Edge VR for us it seems) Many generous individual donors contributed, bringing our collected total over $500 for Michy's family! Kevin, who remains in our prayers, was also recently affected by cancer, as his GF and former tournament participant Bert passed away this past week. We wish all the best to all those affected, and our hearts are with you.
  15. Ok, so the news segment wasn't fully completed, and I never got the explanation why, but they did release the footage they grabbed and put it on the Game N Culture episode yesterday. It sort of ends abruptly, as normally you'd have a news anchor read off a few closing details on a segment like this, and that never happened. When they send me the raw footage I may be able to do something more creative with it. It should be about 26 minutes in(I think I linked the time stamp correctly)
  16. Well it might be the end of an era as our venue is concerned. I've been informed that the lounge area is going to be converted into VR space, as the demand for more VR and the value associated with it exceeds the revenue they are producing in the lounge area.
  17. I'm going to drop this knowledge, if NHL Hockey for DOS is considered NHL94, then it does have a full season.
  18. These are extremely kind words. We learned a lot from last year. I'm going to thank a bunch of people here, because the result is the product of a lot of past criticism, near nameless volunteers, and passionate people willing to give up a weekend to play a 25 year old video game. If I screw up and fail to mention someone give me a proverbial cross check. The order isn't particular, so don't take any of these mentions as a rank. Since he's top of mind, @angryjay93, the first ever player of elite skill and long standing member of this community to make the journey. He's been coming since the first tournament, won the first two, placed 2nd in Genesis last year and this, as well as took his first ever SNES championship this year. His continual and authentic praise opened the doors to more traveling players. While this one may sound surprising, @CoachMac is very much credited in the end result of this tournament. To put it plainly, despite having some pretty neat things happen last year,(Arda Ocal, and Dan the organist) our first attempt at integrating SNES, coupled with some venue challenges, and some extended delays(people leaving for food) truly diminished the Genesis experience for everyone who traveled. Coach let me have it vocally before the event last year, privately in the message system of this board, and publicly earlier in this thread. While I was initially livid, I learned to grow a thicker skin and become better at doing this because of him, and for that I thank you Coach. Let's be honest, without @kingraph being there, the Genesis would certainly be heavily slanted in Angryjay's favor. These two have done tremendous battle in multiple tournaments, and every time they do special things happen. The fact that Raph took a chance with us now means that we have a world championship feel at the top of each bracket. Nick Wautier(The Ref) was able to help with the 1st two tournaments, and while they were much smaller in number than the last two, his unavoidable absence last year was felt. I made it a priority to involve him. Now I know the score reporting took some adjusting to, but once people got into the rhythm, games were being played with little waiting. His spreadsheet(once it was working correctly haha) quickly provided the results of group play very quickly, something that took about an hour or longer last time, as everything had been tabulated manually after group play last year. Nick was also able to provide some fill in stream commentary, and keep the logos/names most of the time. While his 94 knowledge isn't very deep, his personality and vocal delivery are solid, and and enough to keep people engaged. Ryan and all of the extremely talented SNES Chicago guys have changed the face of this tournament for as long as they continue coming to it. Charlie from Chicago was able to make an immediate impact on the color commentator role, helping us buy time as the other semi final took place on the RSG stream. Thanks to all of them for making the journey. Speaking of RSG, Tom couldn't make it due to some family conflicts, but made sure to send most of his regular players(Mort, DPS, Green Majik, Phil, if Sean wasn't sick, he would have made it too). Mort did a great job keeping the RSG stream going. There are many good games on there, some with Mort's commentary, some without. It's lower tech, less fuss, and to that point, they can literally go anywhere and stream a tournament. We get double the coverage thanks to them, and I couldn't be more pleased with them. Also props to Green Majik for filling in on the mic on the TGFN stream. Although TGFN folks couldn't be there, their impact has been felt since last year. Our audio and streaming equipment is thanks to their generous support. They also assisted in getting some of the SNES clone equipment we purchased last year. Michael Joyce from Player 2 Arcade Bar donated a Bill Romanowski jersey complete with signature and authentication for the Tecmo Super Bowl. @kingraph needs to put that on and take a selfie! Evan from Venture Wisconsin was there most of the weekend, and grabbed a ton of footage for a special they are doing on us. I can't wait to see how it turned out. Nelson79 who couldn't play NHL94 Saturday, did play Tecmo Friday, and was instrumental in getting me on the Game N Culture show, as well as getting a WFRV Local 5 news crew to the event. We may be given raw footage to that as the story was never put on air unfortunately. The Edge VR Arcade stepped up their game this year, doubling in size, and expanding our space by nearly 100%. While we recognize the traffic in certain areas became an issue, everyone had room to find a system and play on. Next year we will be better as far as foot traffic is concerned. They are a great venue and we will continue to work with them as long as the tournament doesn't outgrow the space. Koz Realty paid for our pizza on Saturday, and the guys at Titletown Financial not only paid for pizza Friday, but also brought in a bunch of players for Tecmo, so that was awesome, being that we had some late cancellations. Tony(Darth Sevious) brought his nephew, and had a good time, even if he wasn't stellar at the game. He has a signed Roenick card for me, so that's amazing! Moe Man listens to my tournament ideas literally year round, and gives me his opinions on the matter. He also defends Lord Manly's Cup from any and all intruders, ensuring its safe arrival to the tournament every year. Charlie Bravo is the maker of Lord Manly's Cup every year. He was one of my groomsmen at my wedding. This guy is special with his talents, and puts a lot of hard work to help put out what I think to be the coolest trophy in all of retro sports. I'll debate anyone on that topic. @MikeGartner22 made the first ever jersey and did great. I'm so glad you were able to take a chance on us. We hope you weren't disappointed. @LeifErikson and Darik Aho literally left a family vacation through the ice and snow to be with us for the Genesis portion. Now that's dedication! I'm so glad you were both there! PunkyQB is the ultimate recruiter, and while he isn't stellar at these video games, he's done his part to bring people out to Tecmo and NHL94. No thanks to the weather he flew solo to this one, but his efforts aren't unnoticed. Zac from Press Start Games donated gift cards for giveaway so thanks for that! They also sell us equipment at very good rates. Greg from Game Trade donated to the cancer benefit for Michy, who coincidently passed away Saturday. On that note thanks to all who gave. We are still fielding some donations and will do a drawing for next year's tournament. BTW some of you donated and didn't message me directly to remind me that you did. They met their goal for the cremation and will be using the surplus to help fund a headstone for Michy. Even though Ahman ultimately couldn't be there, he was willing, and had planned on it prior to losing his family member. His name did attract some people, even if it didn't ultimately happen. Maybe next year it will happen for him. EA aka @IAmFleury'sHipCheck donated a keyboard that looks like a SNES theme. I'll be able to use that on the stream setup in the future. Dude is straight up amazing to hang out with, and even took a chance on Tecmo. Also thanks to my son for enduring an entire day with us drunken idiots, and for lending his 11 year pipes on the stream. Well, I'm running out of thoughts. I'm sure I missed someone in there. Maybe some more folks with chime in with their positive vibes. It all adds up in the end. Thanks, Trojan
  19. Why would I want to play one of the worst games in history, all the way through a full season?
  20. This community makes me wish we all lived in the same city, and could convene monthly or something. I'm extremely jealous(in a good way) of what is going down in Chicago with the RSG guys, and the SNES group. I hope that they somehow merge and start cross training one another.
  21. Thanks bud, hopefully it works out next year for you. Can't deny that New York draw, and Reno to NYC flights are dirt cheap. Thanks so much bud. I didn't even realize he was actually providing decent comments. He must be paying attention to real hockey broadcasts. I'm a proud papa! Maybe we can find a weekend that lets you make the journey next time.
  22. I know we had at least 12 of both SNES and Gens, probably more on Gens setup. We had 16 setups for Tecmo Super Bowl the night before, but some of those TVs were using RF for the extra NES setups. You were excellent with AJ, who I've heard a number of times do tremendous play by play as well as color. If you guys would stop winning everything we could have you commentate more! Great job on that EA game vs me. I didn't realize he didn't know the whole deke game, and I should have defended one timers more. He deserved the win. Just imagine if he put any real time into that, how quickly he'd adapt. I'm looking forward to the data, which will submitted Nick has time to organize it in a way easier to read for the likes of @smozoma who will, no doubt want to use it to modify world rankings. Much thanks, still learning the hockey flow for commentary, would love to take an entire tournament doing just that, with a rotating chair for color guys at a big tournament some day. I was consuming some of the broadcast recaps yesterday and discovered my son Lil Trojan wasn't doing a terrible job on the mic in the color role(He's 11). Who were you on Twitch? Also, would be nice to have the top two spots in doubt for Gens next time around. You should come. I'll say this, SNES is not a forgone conclusion that these two juggernauts(AJ and Raph) are a gimme to make the finals. More updates and such to come from me, just have to let the dust settle and get back to the real world. I'll post as I'm able and get a more formal recap out there when I can.