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Custom Start Date Patch v1.5 (With Retro Launcher)

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Custom Start Date Patch v1.5 (With Retro Launcher)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:42 pm

The Custom Start Date Patch (CSD Patch) allows you to change the starting year/season in Eastside Hockey Manager 2007. It also includes a Retro Launcher patch which enables retro/historic start dates.

This patch does not make any changes to the ehm2007.exe file or any other files on your computer. Similar to other cheat/memory utilities, the CSD Patch alters some of the temporary data stored in your computer's RAM whilst EHM is running. By making these changes, it tricks EHM into using a year of your choice when starting a new game.

Minimum Requirements:
You must have the following installed in order to use the CSD Patch:


Download: http://sdrv.ms/137MYTY

Questions and support thread: viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8284
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Custom Start Date Patch: Readme

Postby archibalduk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:46 pm

!!! IMPORTANT (MUST READ) !!!

You should use the CSD Patch in the following circumstances:

1) When you want to START a new game in EHM and you want to use a custom start date.

2) If you have the RUSSIAN or FINNISH leagues selected: When you RELOAD a game where you have not yet reached the 1st July at the end of the first season. You must use the Patch to set the same start year as when you first created the saved game using the Patch.

3) If you DO NOT have the Russian or Finnish leagues selected: When you RELOAD a game where you have not yet reached the 1st February of the first season. You must use the Patch to set the same start year as when you first created the saved game using the Patch.

If you intend to use a start date earlier than 2006 then please read the ‘Retro Start Dates’ in the readme.pdf file for important information (this is included with the Patch).


INSTALLATION

Simply place the CSD Patch.exe and Retro Launcher.exe files in your Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 folder. You must run the Patch/Launcher with administrator privileges (otherwise it will not be able to apply the patch). To enable administrator privileges, right-click on the exe file -> Properties -> Compatibility -> Tick the box entitled "Run this program as an administrator."


HOW TO USE THE PATCH

1) Double-click on the CSD Patch.exe file to load the Patch.

2) Select your desired start year by either using the up/down arrows or by typing the year into the box. For example, if you want to start in the 2011/12 season then select 2011 as the start year.

3) Use one of the following three buttons to apply the patch:

3A) LAUNCH AND PATCH EHM (STANDARD) - Clicking on this button will load EHM and automatically apply the start date. The game will load in fullscreen unless you have previously enabled windowed mode from within the ingame settings in EHM.

3B) LAUNCH AND PATCH EHM (WINDOWED) - Clicking on this button will load EHM and automatically apply the start date. The game will load in windowed mode using the -small_screen -windowed settings.

3C) APPLY PATCH ONLY - If you have already loaded EHM then this will simply apply the patch for you. Note that you must have EHM at the Opening Main Menu screen when clicking on this button. The Opening Main Menu screen is the first screen you see when you load EHM (the screen with the large buttons entitled New Game / Load Last Game / Load Game / Delete Game / etc).

4) If the Patch is successful then the Patch will automatically exit. If there were any difficulties, the Patch will remain open and will list the errors in the middle section of the Patch window.


START DATES LATER THAN 1979 (I.E 1980 ONWARDS)

You only need to use the Custom Start Date Patch. You do not need to use the Retro Launcher.


START DATES EARLIER THAN 1980 (I.E. 1901 - 1979)

You must use the the Retro Launcher to load EHM once you have reached the point where you no longer need to use the CSD Patch (i.e. after you have reached 1 February / 1 July of the first season).

Once you have reached 1 January 1980 in game, there is no need to use the Retro Launcher any further (but you may if you wish).


FURTHER INFORMATION IS PROVIDED WITHIN THE README.PDF INCLUDED WITH THE PATCH.


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Custom Start Date Patch: Changelist

Postby archibalduk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:52 pm

CSD PATCH CHANGELIST

Version 1.4
  • Fixed an issue whereby the second half of the game schedule would disappear when a start date earlier than 1980 was selected.
  • Introduced the addition of the Retro Launcher in order to enable pre-1980 start dates.

Version 1.3
  • Fixed a comp_stats.cpp crash on 14 February when the Olympics takes place in the same season as the start date (such as the 2013 start date where the draw for the Olympics takes place on 14 February 2014).

Version 1.2
  • Resolved an issue with the Canadian junior league drafts whereby no eligible players were listed in the draft screens and rankings.
  • Enabled compatibility with Windows XP.
  • Redesigned the user interface so that it is easier to understand.
  • Added version detection and additional checks to help troubleshoot difficulties.
  • Added an error message if the Patch is used with the CD-ROM edition.
  • Replaced readme.txt with a pdf file for ease of reading.

Version 1.1
  • Amended the readme.txt and Patch window to reflect that the Patch must be used to reload games until you have reached 1st February of the first season (for all leagues other than Finland/Russia).

Version 1.0
  • First public release.
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Re: Custom Start Date Patch v1.1

Postby archibalduk » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:20 pm

Version 1.1 has been uploaded. This is exactly the same as version 1.0 but it includes an amended readme.txt and Patch window to reflect that the patch must be used to reload games until you have reached 1 February of the first season (for all leagues other than Finland/Russia).
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Re: Custom Start Date Patch v1.2

Postby archibalduk » Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:34 pm

Version 1.2 has been uploaded. Here's the changelist:

  • Resolved an issue with the Canadian junior league drafts whereby no eligible players were listed in the draft screens and rankings.
  • Enabled compatibility with Windows XP.
  • Redesigned the user interface so that it is easier to understand.
  • Added version detection and additional checks to help troubleshoot difficulties.
  • Added an error message if the Patch is used with the CD-ROM edition.
  • Replaced readme.txt with a pdf file for ease of reading.
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Re: Custom Start Date Patch v1.4

Postby archibalduk » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Version 1.4 has been uploaded. Here's the changelist:

  • Fixed an issue whereby the second half of the game schedule would disappear when a start date earlier than 1980 was selected.
  • Introduced the addition of the Retro Launcher in order to enable pre-1980 start dates.
  • Fixed a comp_stats.cpp crash on 14 February when the Olympics takes place in the same season as the start date (such as the 2013 start date where the draw for the Olympics takes place on 14 February 2014).

PLEASE NOTE: Previous versions of the CSD Patch do not work with the 2013/14 start date. Version 1.4 includes a fix which enables the 2013/14 start date to run without any problems (as mentioned in the list above).


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Re: Custom Start Date Patch v1.5 (With Retro Launcher)

Postby archibalduk » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:25 pm

Version 1.5 has been uploaded. This also includes an updated retro launcher. Here's the changelist (it's just a single fix for both the Patch and the Launcher):

  • Fixed an issue with pre-1980 start dates where the schedule arrow navigation buttons would not work correctly.
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