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IIHF Legacy 2019

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Hey guys,

This is a special release that Slapshot67, KTup710 and I have worked on all spring/summer. Really, it began this winter while watching the Olympics. I missed the NHLers and I decided to make a ROM about it. This is the 32-team ROM, but since most teams are not that competitive with the big boys, I decided to mix it up a bit.

This ROM is called IIHF Legacy '19. It contains 15 current National Teams made up of what would closely resemble the real rosters in a major world tourney, and 17 historic National Teams from different tourneys.

The main ROM is a WBF-rom. I added a 2nd ROM that does not include the weight bug fix. 

KNOWN BUG: The game will freeze if you scroll through the USA'96 player cards in the menu screen. This is a known bug that affects the 31st team on any 32 team ROM, and is not currently fixable.

This was a lot of fun to make. I've worked with the great @slapshot67 on other ROMs, and adding the work of KTup710 only enhanced this particular ROM. KTup did all the work on the implementation of logos, and he did some incredible work on the banners. @KTup710 - really great work bud, truly commendable in the annals of NHL94 lore. As usual, Slapshot did spectacular work on players cards, splash screen, game clock...even the IIHF trophy is there! I handled the uniforms, players, player ratings, lines, and selected the logos we'd end up using.

Some Notes

Where it gets fun is the Legacy part. We created 17 "Classic" Historic teams, with an added twist. You'll be able to play the Miracle on Ice (1980 USA vs Soviet Union), the 1987 and 1991 Canada Cup Finals (1987 + 1991 Team Canada, 1987 Soviets, 1991 Team USA), the 1996 World Cup of Hockey Final (USA vs Canada) and the 2002 Olympic Gold Medal Game (Canada vs USA). Also included is the 1998 Czech Republic team, first NHLers to win Olympic Gold. Including them threw off the balance of 16/16 classic vs current teams, but that's ok.

The twist is where it gets even more fun for NHL'94 fans. We created 6 National Teams made of the original ROM's players, with original ratings. Some players had to be added to complete rosters, but the original NHL'94 spirit of the 6 teams is surely there. They're the Original 6 of this ROM :-)

Players & Rosters

I tried to make team rosters as accurate as possible, with jersey #'s and lines as accurate as I could find. I also tried to keep ratings "within the defined parameters of NHL'94". I tried to keep players mostly honest. If you know anything about my current ROMs, you'll get the adjustment. Keep in mind players may have different ratings in different seasons (ie. '87 Gretzky is the man, Mario went virtually untouched from orig 94). Check out the excel sheet for more on player + team ratings.

I needed to add some players to complete the 1994 teams, which is why there are players who were not in the game on those teams. Also, I know Petr Nedved actually played for Canada in 1994. But, come on, he belongs on Czech, Czech needs players, and Canada is ok without NHL94 Petr Nedved. 

You'll notice on some of the Legacy teams that a players weight may have changed from their original '94 weight. I tried to make a player's weight accurate to what it was in real life, except for the six NHL94 World Star teams. I left those players as is, Tony Amonte included. Amonte is a lefty in '96 and '02.

And this is the last hurrah for Jaromir Jagr and the Sedins, so they were included on the current National Teams for 2019.

 

For KTup and Slapshot- we all hope you guys enjoy this ROM.

-Skip

 

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IIHFpregame1.pngIIHFingamemenu.pngIIHFgameplay1.png

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IIHF Legacy '19.bin

IIHF Legacy '19.xls

IIHF Legacy '19noWBF.bin

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Fantastic!

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Nice job!!!  Looking forward to playing some games with it.

One of the best parts of your ROM... Kathryn Tappen!  

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7 minutes ago, The Sauce said:

Nice job!!!  Looking forward to playing some games with it.

One of the best parts of your ROM... Kathryn Tappen!  

Kathryn Tappen is probably my favorite thing out of everything I did with this tbh

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Turned out even better than expected!!! Such a fun project to work on, thanks Skip and Slapshot!

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Looks like this will be the last hurrah for Zetterberg, too. Team Sweden losing a bunch of star players. :-(

If anyone finds any errors, please let me know!

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Had a chance over the weekend to play this with my boys and had a blast with the mix of players and teams across different eras.  Pleasant surprise to be able to replay the '96 World Cup matchup between the US and Canada which has been featured quite a bit on NHLN recently.

The devil is in the details - the banners, absolutely amazing...  Never even occurred to me to do anything other than the standard 2-tone.

Not sure if this has ever been discussed before but has anyone ever considered all-time all-star teams?  Was fooling around with the lines and the oldest threatened me with annihilation if he could only put out a Lemieux-Gretzky-McDavid line.  Got me thinking.

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23 hours ago, Jkline3 said:

Had a chance over the weekend to play this with my boys and had a blast with the mix of players and teams across different eras.  Pleasant surprise to be able to replay the '96 World Cup matchup between the US and Canada which has been featured quite a bit on NHLN recently.

The devil is in the details - the banners, absolutely amazing...  Never even occurred to me to do anything other than the standard 2-tone.

Not sure if this has ever been discussed before but has anyone ever considered all-time all-star teams?  Was fooling around with the lines and the oldest threatened me with annihilation if he could only put out a Lemieux-Gretzky-McDavid line.  Got me thinking.

I'm glad you guys like the game! It was a lot of fun to make, and Ktup with those banners, I was shocked as well. They look gorgeous in the playoff tree. I like the way you're thinking with the all-time teams! Could be another fun way to go with it. It'd be tough to select a Team Canada haha.

I wanted to add a bunch of milestone type teams. Miracle on Ice was no brainer, and the 1987 + 1991 Canada Cups, then I started thinking about what else to add. First WCoH made sense. It was such a fun tourney. Had to include the 1998 Czech team, too bad I couldn't 1998 Russia in there, too. And had to have USA vs Canada from SLC Olympics, epic final - heartbreaking for me :-(

Enjoy, bud!

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Great stuff guys, I've played a few games.

Might be a fun rom to exi with.

'94 Canada vs. USA

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Thanks bud. I'll exi with you sometime @jer_33 - I've not played anyone yet.

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I'm planning to release a V2 of this ROM soon with updated ratings for the current players. I also realized I left a star player off of their country's roster :wacko: sorry!

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