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Hi everyone!

It's that time again...
As with past years, I am posting my NHL94 2022 edition ROM (various updates, to come, throughout the season).  I'll start with Preseason and post additional versions as the season progresses.


About the ROM:

*32 teams.  Seattle Kraken are included.  
*The ROM is based off of the Slapshot67 32-team template.  
*60 Min. OT.
*The ROM has the "weight bug fix". 
*The ROM has Clockwise's sprite patch.
*The rom has the WAS/WPG freeze bug.  When corrected, it causes an issue for the playoff mode.  If you use Kega Fusion, it will not freeze the player cards for those teams.
*Uniforms have been updated for Arizona (both home and away).
*Lines/d pairs may not accurate.  Not all players will make the roster due to limits as well as some injured players will be back and that's why they are not removed.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know... enjoy!

Preseason Version (posted 9/6/21)

NHL94 2022 Preseason Edition.bin

Season ROM - V1 (posted 10/13/21)

NHL94 2022 v1.bin

NHL94 2022 Title Page.png

MacDavid Scores.png

Matchup.png

MTL vs TBL.png

Seattle Goal!.png

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tabs3121 said:

Thanks. But Austin Mathews should be on the start screen snice he's the cover star of nhl 22 this year.

You're welcome!

I have no interest in copying them so my ROM cover stars have been different each year.

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1 hour ago, Tabs3121 said:

Thanks. But Austin Mathews should be on the start screen snice he's the cover star of nhl 22 this year.

EA received a ton of criticism for having him as their cover star for the 2nd time in 3 years so even more reason not to do it.  :)

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1 hour ago, halifax said:

Thanks again for doing this @Sauce! Got er out there on social media. 

You're welcome and thanks for sharing it!

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As I seem to do every year now, here is my custom cover for the ROM (along with a bonus version for the Tampa fans on here...).  Enjoy!

NHL 94 - 2020s Covers - 2021-22 Edition (Cover V1).png

 

NHL 94 - 2020s Covers - 2021-22 Edition (Cover V2).png

 

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Love it! Wish the SNES version could be hacked, I'm definitely more of a SNES guy. I noticed the Coyotes use their old logo instead of the modernized one.....was this choice deliberate? Or was it made to accomodate for the Coyotes jumping ship in the next few years? Either way I believe that logo is outdated. Regardless, still really cool and I hope a SNES ROM gets made.

Thank you. Stay safe

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6 hours ago, PlazmaCube said:

Love it! Wish the SNES version could be hacked, I'm definitely more of a SNES guy. I noticed the Coyotes use their old logo instead of the modernized one.....was this choice deliberate? Or was it made to accomodate for the Coyotes jumping ship in the next few years? Either way I believe that logo is outdated. Regardless, still really cool and I hope a SNES ROM gets made.

Thank you. Stay safe

They've been using the Kachina logo all post-season/Summer as their primary logo.  It was used at the recent draft, is on their Twitter account and their official site.  Plus... https://www.nhl.com/coyotes/news/coyotes-new-ice-originally-classic/c-326027538
Seems pretty official to me. 

I used the Kachina 3rd jersey, that they wore for half of last season, as their home jersey color scheme.  It's also the one that they used, at the recent draft, when they presented it to their #1 draft pick (Dylan Guenther).  For away, I used the version/color scheme, of it, that they wore circa 1997-2003.

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On 8/24/2021 at 9:37 PM, Sauce said:

EA received a ton of criticism for having him as their cover star for the 2nd time in 3 years so even more reason not to do it.  :)

I'm a Leafs fan and I still can't wrap my head around that. I figured they were doing regional covers, but.. no it looks like Matthews is indeed the cover player again.

Maybe the idea is that it appeals to Canadians (Leafs) and Americans (Matthews) at the same time? Or just because it's the first PS5/XBX edition and they think appealing to Toronto fans will pump up the numbers?

Swiss player Nino  Niederreiter  was on their regional cover 3 years in a row. Roman Josi twice in a row. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL_(video_game_series)

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Hi All!  Happy Labor Day!

I have posted an updated version of this ROM in the original post (now called " NHL94 2022 Preseason Edition").  I updated it after Jesperi Kotkaniemi was recently acquired by Carolina, via offer sheet, and Christian Dvorak was traded to Montreal.  I added some other new signings, as well, and updated several jersey numbers (not all are official yet).

I still have Jack Eichel as benched in the game but he can still be activated if you choose to do so.  As it is now appearing that both Vladimir Tarasenko and Phil Kessel, despite their trade requests, will be on their current teams, come opening night, I have made them as part of the active rosters.  Tarasenko was recently seen skating/practicing with some of his Blues teammates, in team attire, so who knows...

I'm not sure if I'll do another update prior to the start of the season unless there is significant activity that warrants an update.  TBD

Cheers!

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On 8/27/2021 at 1:44 PM, smozoma said:

Maybe the idea is that it appeals to Canadians (Leafs) and Americans (Matthews) at the same time? Or just because it's the first PS5/XBX edition and they think appealing to Toronto fans will pump up the numbers?

This was the best I could come up with too, but you would think that after the Leafs' <insert mocking adjective here> first round exit, EA wouldn't figure it beneficial to hitch their wagon on him again so soon. Not to mention that there are six other regions that very much dislike Toronto and the Leafs [although they will admittedly be buying the game anyway so it doesn't matter]

Although to be fair, if EA wants to pump up their PS5 numbers, I'd say that they would probably be better served by getting Sony to pump up their PS5 numbers.

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On 8/27/2021 at 3:44 PM, smozoma said:

I'm a Leafs fan and I still can't wrap my head around that. I figured they were doing regional covers, but.. no it looks like Matthews is indeed the cover player again.

Maybe the idea is that it appeals to Canadians (Leafs) and Americans (Matthews) at the same time? Or just because it's the first PS5/XBX edition and they think appealing to Toronto fans will pump up the numbers?

Swiss player Nino  Niederreiter  was on their regional cover 3 years in a row. Roman Josi twice in a row. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NHL_(video_game_series)

Somehow missed this post... you may be on to something with the Ameri-Canada appeal.  It's possible.  Then again, I guess it makes sense to have the same cover player as the game hasn't changed since he last graced the cover.  :lol:

Would have been nice if they could have picked a player with less of a creepy "want some candy in the back of my van" look!

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@retroNYI  Scroll to the top to find my NHL94 2022 version (as you asked elsewhere on the forum).

Per your other question, the stamina hack is a simple edit to reduce stamina quicker.  It is not applied to my NHL94 2022 rom as it is not a very popular hack and I have only done it during the playoff versions.  If you wish to apply it to the NHL94 2022 version, let me know and I will send you the instruction (or just search Stamina Hack on this forum).  All you do is change two numbers within the hex code.  As long as you have a hex editor program (they are free to download), you can do the change (if desired).

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Hello!  I am still continuing updates to this rom as players sign or re-sign.  I'm also updating jersey numbers, as they get confirmed, as well as the uniforms themselves (if changes are revealed like Arizona).  Barring any noteworthy trades, my plan is to post a new version in time for the start of the upcoming season.

Cheers!

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The new NHL season is upon us!  Well, technically, it started last night.  Anywho... I just posted V1 of my season ROM.  I will keep the preseason ROM posted for a little while but will take it down sometime later this month.

What to expect:
*Lots of new skaters (many rookies) since my last post.
*Updated some headshots.
*Removed Jack Eichel.  I know he is a star player but it's not looking good that he'll play this year due to Buffalo's management being dumb and, recovery time needed if he gets the surgery he desires.
*Lines/D-pairings may not be 100% accurate.  Not all opening night skaters will be in this version.  I left several injured players in the game as they are expected to return soon (Crosby) or later in the season.  I'd say 98-99% of the opening night roster folks are in this ROM.

If you notice any mistakes, please let me know.

I will update my 3v3 version sometime over the next week or two.

Cheers!

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