Sean Posted November 4, 2022 Report Share Posted November 4, 2022 (edited) THIS. IS. MARCH! Hi everyone! I have FINALLY finished the complete overhaul of the music, logos, presentation, and rinks of this ROM and I am excited to share the results. I haven't merged the regions for the superset yet, but in the spirit of the conference playoffs, here are the east and west ROMs in a .zip. The branding on the ROMs has changed from ESPN+ College Hockey Gameday to NCAA Hockey 23: Road to Tampa Bay. Only the ECAC and Hockey East are on ESPN+, so the fictional NCAAtv covering games felt like a much more natural fit. Integrating Unique College Assets Team branding has also been shifted to embrace two unique aspects of college sports - rankings and mascots. When possible, a mascot was either emphasized or replaced a team's current logo. NCAAtv Presentation The pre-game experience has been updated with new background graphics (thank you @Drezz) and new background music (thank you @smozoma, Stompin' Tom Connors, and The Alan Parsons Project). Colby Cohen replaces Barry Melrose, because the imaginary NCAAtv network wanted a college hockey alumni doing pre-game. In-Game Experience The in-game experience has been changed somewhat radically - stats have been entirely recalibrated, the crowd wears team colors, center-ice logos have been turned, and organ music has been redone to have more modern songs or college arena/band classes. Lines are as accurate as possible. Line charts were taken from CHN Now app. The most noticeable change will be stats - I did a preliminary round of ratings based on season and per-game numbers and then followed that up with a sweep through each team to ensure greats felt like greats and no one who will be an accountant in two years time plays like a future NHL legend. ________________________________ Download here! NCAA Hockey 23 - Road to Tampa v1.0.zip ________________________________ Dev Notes - There will be no outdoor patch or "expansion pods" for the foreseeable future - I cannot watch 62 teams and make notes on 20 players. If a player you like has bad ratings, it is because he has bad counting stats. Stats were generated using counting stats put on a percentile scale and then placed in a custom range of overalls for each stat that was different across positions. A manual sweep was conducted to accommodate for injured players or D3 games. Goalies were rated manually. - Please report bugs via PM or Discord. Honey-do list: - find the guy in the crowd who's head looks weird when he's walking (less urgent) - neutral site patches (less urgent) - Rivalry Gauntlet Spreadsheet Game (less urgent) Edited Thursday at 03:12 AM by Sean 4 3 3 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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