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NHL 2019 Season ROM by The Sauce

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Hi Everyone!

The new hockey season is officially here!!!  With it, comes a bunch of new ROMs.  As I did a "pre-season" version, I am now excited to present my official 2019 season ROM!!!

Here’s what you need to know:

*Link for the ROM is below the in-game images.
*There are over 100 new players in this ROM vs my 2018 ROM.  Many of them are rookies.
*I created a new structure for all teams.  Each team has 3 goalies, 14 forwards and 8 defensemen for you to choose from prior to a game.
*This ROM is a “healthy/best case scenario” ROM.  That means, most injured players (Shea Weber, Ryan Kesler, Seth Jones, Corey Perry, Mike Green, Torey Krug, Corey Crawford, Alex Galchenyuk, Cory Schneider, Dustin Brown, JG Pageau, etc.)  are in the line-ups.  I prefer it that way as it is more fun to play.  Also, RFA “hold outs” like William Nylander and Nick Ritchie are in the line-ups.  Kinda figure that they will stop being greedy and sitting at home before long.
*Suspended players (Tom Wilson, Nate Schmidt, Austin Watson and Robert Bortuzzo) are in the line-ups.
*LTIR players like Henrik Zetterberg (who has essentially retired) and Marian Gaborik (who may retire due to back surgery) are not in this ROM.  I was going to include Patrick Eaves but left him out for now as his return is unknown and I needed his spot for a rookie.
*Almost all opening night players made this ROM with the exception of approximately 10 players.  I just couldn’t fit them given the 3/14/8 structure in bullet 3 (above).  That said, I tried to include the guys that I felt most folks would want included. 
*Many of the line combinations and D pairings come from preseason and will be used on opening night.  In some cases, they are what was/is projected when a healthy player returns.  Feel free to change them if you want something different.
*Jersey number have been updated for all players as of 10/2.  This, of course, is subject to change.

*31 NHL Teams.  The “WPG freeze bug” still exists.
*32nd team is a 2019 Prospects team (featuring Jack Hughes).

*Kenny Albert has replaced Mike “Doc” Emrick as the new “Ron Barr”.

Any and all feedback is welcome and appreciated!  If you catch any mistakes/errors, please let me know. 

Cheers!

-The Sauce

NHL19 Title Screen.jpg

Team Select.jpg

Tonights Matchup.jpg

Hall Scores.jpg

Tavares Scores.jpg


NHL94 2019 v1.1.bin

Uploaded - 11/5/18

NHL94 2019 v2.bin

Re-Uploaded* - 12/9/18

Edited by The Sauce
*Minor fix to TB roster - fixed two jersey numbers
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Just as a "heads up", like last season, I will be doing a 3v3 version of this ROM.  I will release it, sometime, later this month.

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Hello All!

Several jersey numbers were updated after I posted my 2019 ROM (on opening day).  I went ahead and updated those numbers as well as made two player updates.  MIN traded Olofsson to MTL and NJ signed Stratford.  Both occurred after I originally posted the ROM. 

If anyone notices any errors or whatnot, please let me know.  I am still working on a 3v3 version of this ROM and will post it sometime this month.

Cheers!

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Right on! Thanks Sauce. Just a heads up, I had a weird glitch with the team matchup screen. The Kenny Albert text repeated itself over and over. Not game breaking but just wanted to give you a heads up. 

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4 hours ago, bbb777 said:

Right on! Thanks Sauce. Just a heads up, I had a weird glitch with the team matchup screen. The Kenny Albert text repeated itself over and over. Not game breaking but just wanted to give you a heads up. 

Thanks @bbb777!  That's weird that it is happening... I never noticed before as it doesn't do it in my 2018 ROM.  I did some changes in the hex code, for this rom, so I'll see if there is a connection.  If I can get it fixed I will re-post.  Thanks for bringing to my attention!

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5 hours ago, bbb777 said:

Right on! Thanks Sauce. Just a heads up, I had a weird glitch with the team matchup screen. The Kenny Albert text repeated itself over and over. Not game breaking but just wanted to give you a heads up. 

The issue has been fixed an I have re-posted the corrected rom.  Special thanks to @slapshot67 who quickly discovered the issue.  Some of the commentary text got cut off when I   edited it to be for Kenny Albert.  All good now!

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RE: this ROM.

It was brought to my attention, last night, that there may be a potential error of sorts.  The team rankings were not the same as in my 2018 version.  It was indeed an error and not by design. Not sure why they didn’t carry over when I made a 2019 edition.  Anywho, I fixed and reposted the ROM.  They are correct in my 3v3 rom as well (posted last night).

I keep the teams set as “average” for offense and defense ranking as well as for their PP, PK, Home and Away settings.  This allows for some unpredictability to go with the players individual skills (vs being “hot” or “cold”) to help determine outcomes.  I did this last year and enjoyed the gameplay.  Apparently, others did as well.  :)

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9 minutes ago, CheezyMeister said:

I'll take this one for my tournament. Thanks for the hardwork!

Sounds good!  This version (knock on wood) and the 3v3 have been checked and I haven't discovered anything else to update/fix/address in the here and now.  That said, if that remains the case, I won't be updating it until later this year/early next year when enough roster changes have occurred and we see how players are trending for the year.  So, definitely feel free to use this version.

Thanks for downloading... have fun with it!

Cheers!

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28 minutes ago, game-winning mullet said:

Wowwy wow.  Excellent work, Sauce.  You seem to really know the whole league well.  KFTC!

Thanks @game-winning mullet!

Truth be told, with knowing the NHL, I'm not sure how well I really do.  I spend a lot of free time watching NHL Network, random hockey games (not just my fav team's games) and reading TSN and HFBoards.  I also use several good websites for stats, analytics and/or scouting reports.  It's a sickness.  LOL

Thankfully, I married a hockey fan and she is more tolerant then I deserve.  LOL

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I just posted v1.1 of this rom.  It was pointed out, to me, that there was an error on the NJ roster.  I have fixed it but also used it as an excuse to post more updated version. 

I updated the NLC for a handful of teams, including certain player portraits.  These teams include, CHI, EDM, NYI, VAN, VGK and WAS.

I also updated a couple of rookies (and a couple of vets) by giving a slight to modest boost to their ratings (notably Elias Pettersson who is killing it this year, so far). 

Cheers!

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I have re-posted the file (again) as I just discovered the same issue with the Buffalo team roster that I had with the NJ roster (mentioned above).  Both have been fixed.  It dates back to this summer.  Long story short, I got sloppy (and lazy) with the exporter/importer tool and didn't pay attention to certain important instructions.  Lesson learned.  I did my best to comb this file and I think I have, now, cleaned up my error for good (knock on wood).  If anyone catches something that appears to be a mistake (such as jersey number, wright, hand, etc.), please feel free to let me know.

Sorry for re-posting so many times... the OCD in me couldn't let it go.  LOL

Oh, and I did give Elias Petterson a little more of a bump in ratings and the kid is just awesome (so far)!

Cheers!

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Just wondering if anyone else is seeing an issue where going through options in the main menu causes the game to freeze up and to display strange colours.

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6 hours ago, tinpanalley said:

Just wondering if anyone else is seeing an issue where going through options in the main menu causes the game to freeze up and to display strange colours.

The only known/reported issue with my Rom (Skip’s and Naple’s have the same) is the “Winnipeg Freeze Bug”.  That only happens if you allow the game to display the Jets player portraits in the main menu screen.  There have been several posts about it if you do a search.  If you use Kega Fusion, it won’t freeze.  It displays a weird error code under the player portrait names.  No big deal (IMO).  Besides that freeze bug, I haven’t seen or been informed of any other freezes (was playing the rom as recent as last night).

Now, not an "issue" but rather a human error, if you don't synch a player portrait correctly, the main menu screen will freeze and have some funky colors.  However, that is based on one, incorrectly, having done a player portrait update.

Unrelated, I am posting V2, of this rom, this weekend.  The William Nylander “sign or you miss the season” deadline is 12/1.  Just waiting on that status update.  Plus, we are at the first quarter mark of the season so it seems like a good time.  I have updated the rosters with all in-season trades including yesterday’s between CHI & ARZ.  Added some new players too and removed some as well. 

V3 will be done at the trade deadline.  V4 will be the Playoff Edition.

Cheers!

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On ‎11‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 7:03 AM, The Sauce said:

Unrelated, I am posting V2, of this rom, this weekend.  The William Nylander “sign or you miss the season” deadline is 12/1.  Just waiting on that status update.  Plus, we are at the first quarter mark of the season so it seems like a good time.  

Per the above, I am posting an updated roster (v2 in the OP).  It was announced 3 minutes before today's 5:00 EST deadline that William Nylander re-signed with the Maple Leafs.

I reposted v1.1 as well.  Like version 2, I made it default the main menu to "manual goalie" as I didn't notice it was on auto.  There were no other changes in the event you like(d) version 1.1.  I also posted both files unzipped for convenience.

V2 includes some new players as well as some player edits here and there.  All roster moves are as of today. 

I did a 3-tier structure for team that's between 65-75 (in EARE).  Because, this time of year, teams move up and down the standings, I don't like to put teams at a number that very well could be higher or lower in a week or two.  It also helps some weaker teams challenge some stronger teams every now and again.  Version 3 & 4 of the rom will return to a 4-tier structure (like version 1.1).

Enjoy...cheers!

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