von Ozbourne Posted February 2 Report Share Posted February 2 (edited) I guess I'll start with the obvious. "What? But you two don't do NHL stuff!" True, normally we leave that to the other guys, but admittedly we started this project when it seemed that there was going to be no updated NHL ROM for this season. And admittedly it took us a while to complete, since you know, life stuff. But to whip out a tired old cliche; At the end of the day, we figured that third place was okay too, and we had gone in a different enough direction that this is more a companion piece to the other great updates that @AdamCatalyst and @seamor have released while we were dillydallying. To that end, @Jkline3 and I would like to submit: NHL 2023 Reverse Retro '94 Edition Defining Characteristics: Every team is geared up to use their Reverse Retro uniforms. Alternate uniforms are given preference when opportunity presents itself for whichever uniform is not the RR. Team Select screen features Reverse Retro logos with uniform background. The Team Select screen also features art changes like new "Home" and "Away" banners with colour sections adapted to the team's uniform colour. Trade Deadline Edition features a new background with a special thanks to @Drezz And some new branding and adverting for the community. New player sprites for more versatility and accuracy in how team uniforms are presented. Might have to fix that ref staring off... Every player gets a player photo. From the first line cover athlete to the obscure third line winger. Logos and fonts also got an update too. So. Many. Photos....Was originally even going to try the colour photo trick, but the team photographers were so wildly inconsistent that this proved a fools errand. Presentation brought to you by: Ray gives his pre-game analysis of newly minted Islander Bo Horvat [rosters updated as of 01 Feb, 2023] I keep wanting to call that place USB Arena... Main menu lineup scrolling has been expanded to allow viewing of the entire roster. And all those damn pictures. In addition to guys going to their new teams, we'll say "several" players also got some colour adjustments to their photos. Player benches reduced to original size so no coach, but kept the goalie and grey rubber floor. Some teams had to use some creativity to get the on-ice logos to look right. Team banners got flashy new fonts too. Zamboni repainted with modern EA logo. ... same Cup though. Probably a bunch of other minor things that I don't recall anymore. Under the hood stuff: Original custom player attribute stats based on NHL23 updates. Weight bug fix is applied. SmozROM Ratings consistency fix - player ratings will match hot/cold overall. Freeze Bug applied so no player stats and player name on second line. User Records set to "ON" can still cause crashes with Vegas, Washington and Winnipeg so caution is advised. Tighter puck collision on boards and net making for pucks that hit closer to the boards sprites and a slighter smaller scoring area on the nets. Expanded goalie roaming area. Go out to the edge of the trapezoid out to the faceoff dots to cut down the angle. Goalie can also carry the puck out to the blue line before the automatic whistle. [if play isn't blown for holding the puck too long] *NEW* Goalie Y-button control hack applied. *NEW* Edit Lines hack for any player to play at any position. The three stars calculator hack didn't seem to play nice in our games, so we left it out. Might revisit it in an update if it seems like it needs fixing. Glass still breaks [okay, it's just been a long time since I've managed to break the glass, so I'm just balancing the space and keeping a shot for posterity.] Probably forgetting something... well let us know if I missed some info or credits. Hope you all enjoy it. Ah. Remembered what it was. Went through and made sure that every possible divisional home and away matchup was possible in playoff mode. NHL2023 RR94 Ed - V1.0.bin NHL2023 RR94 Trade Deadline Ed.bin Edited March 16 by von Ozbourne 5 2 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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