Where to install addons: EHM Early Access

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NOTE: in some cases you may have to create folders and name them as listed in this guide; the game does not create all of the following sub-folders by default.

Please see How to Find your EHM:EA Installation Folder if you do not know where the game is installed.

Please note that all graphics mentioned below must be in PNG format.

Backgrounds

Awards

Award backgrounds belong in \data\pictures\backgrounds\awards. There should not be any sub-folders in the awards folder.

Competitions

Competition backgrounds belong in \data\pictures\backgrounds\comps. There should not be any sub-folders in the comps folder.

Players

Player backgrounds belong in \data\pictures\backgrounds\players.

The file name should be as follows: player_name_dd_mm_yyyy.png. E.g. Alexander_Ovechkin_17_9_1985.png

Staff/Non-players

Non-player backgrounds belong in \data\pictures\backgrounds\nonplayers.

The file name should be as follows: player_name_dd_mm_yyyy.png. E.g. Adam_Oates_27_8_1962.png

Teams

Team backgrounds belong in \data\pictures\backgrounds\clubs.

Within this sub-folder, the team backgrounds belong in folders according to their county name (for non-North American leagues) or their league name (for North American leagues). In other words, if the team background is that of a North American team, their background must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the league the team plays in (e.g. the Anaheim Ducks background (Anaheim play in the NHL) must be placed in the \data\pictures\backgrounds\club\National Hockey League). For teams based outside of North America, their background must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the country the team plays in (e.g. a Manchester Phoenix background (Manchester play in the British EPIHL) would be placed in the \data\pictures\backgrounds\club\Great Britain).

Databases

Custom databases can be installed by creating a new sub-folder in \data\database. Extract the custom database into this sub-folder. When starting a new game you will be presented with the option to use the default database or your custom database. You may install as many custom databases as you like in seperate sub-folders within \data\database.

Saved games are not affected by database updates; a new game must be started in order to see the changes.

EHM 2007 Database Format

EHM:EA is compatible with EHM 2007 databases. Once you have installed the database, you must use the Import function in EHM:EA in order to convert the database into the EHM:EA format. See Importing EHM 2007 Databases into EHM:EA for more details.

Face Pictures

Player Pictures

All files belong in \data\pictures\players. There should not be any sub-folders in the players folder.

The file name should be as follows: player_name_dd_mm_yyyy. E.g. Alexander_Ovechkin_17_9_1985.png

Player Pictures: Alternate Pictures just for News Items

If you don't specify otherwise player news items will display that player's roster picture. However if you have an alternate picture, such as an action photo those items will be displayed instead. For these to appear all files belong in \data\pictures\news\players. There should not be any sub-folders in the players folder.

Staff/Non-player Faces

All files belong in \data\pictures\nonplayers. There should not be any sub-folders in the nonplayers folder.

The file name should be as follows: player_name_dd_mm_yyyy.png. E.g. Adam_Oates_27_8_1962.png

Logos

Awards

Just like the team and competition logos, there are four image sizes (see above): Huge, large, medium and small. The folders for each size can be found at \data\pictures\logos\awards.

Competitions

Just like the team logos, there are four image sizes (see above): Huge, large, medium and small. The folders for each size can be found at \data\pictures\logos\comps.

  • All huge-sized logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\comps\huge. There should not be any sub-folders in the huge folder. The only exception is the National Hockey League sub-folder where separate Eastern and Western Conference logos can be placed.
  • All large-sized logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\comps\large. There should not be any sub-folders in the huge folder. The only exception is the National Hockey League sub-folder where separate Eastern and Western Conference logos can be placed.
  • All large-sized logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\comps\medium. There should not be any sub-folders in the medium folder. The only exception is the National Hockey League sub-folder where separate Eastern and Western Conference logos can be placed.
  • All small-sized logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\comps\small. There should not be any sub-folders in the small folder. The only exception is the National Hockey League sub-folder where separate Eastern and Western Conference logos can be placed.

Teams

There are four logo sizes in EHM:

  • Huge: Used in the GM selection screens for leagues.
  • Large: Used for team titlepanels.
  • Medium: Used in the calendar-style schedule views.
  • Small: Used in places such as the schedule/score listing screen.

These logos belong in the \data\pictures\logos\clubs. Within this folder there are sub-folders for each logo size (e.g. huge logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\clubs\huge, small logos belong in \data\pictures\logos\clubs\small\, etc.).

Within each of these size sub-folders, the team logos belong in folders according to their country name (for non-North American leagues) or their league name (for North American leagues). In other words, if the team logo is that of a North American team, their logo must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the league the team plays in (e.g. the huge Anaheim Ducks logo (Anaheim play in the NHL) must be placed in the \data\pictures\logos\clubs\huge\National Hockey League). For teams based outside of North America, their logos must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the country the team plays in (e.g. the huge Manchester Phoenix logo (Manchester play in the British EPIHL) must be placed in the \data\pictures\logos\clubs\huge\Great Britain).

Road/away logos can be added by adding an away sub-folder; such as \data\pictures\logos\clubs\large\National Hockey League\away or \data\pictures\logos\clubs\large\Great Britain\away.

If you are ever wondering about what name to use for a club logo/rink/news jersey etc. it is best to use the name that is displayed in the titlebar when you are on that team's roster page.

News Logos

Awards

All logos belong in \data\pictures\news\awards. There should not be any sub-folders in this folder.

Competitions

All logos belong in \data\pictures\news\comps. There should not be any sub-folders in this folder.

Teams

Team news logos belong in \data\pictures\news\club.

Within this sub-folder, the team news logos belong in folders according to their country name (for non-North American leagues) or their league name (for North American leagues). In other words, if the team logo is that of a North American team, their logo must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the league the team plays in (e.g. the Anaheim Ducks logo (Anaheim play in the NHL) must be placed in the \data\pictures\news\club\National Hockey League). For teams based outside of North America, their logos must be placed in a folder which is named the same as the country the team plays in (e.g. the Manchester Phoenix logo (Manchester play in the British EPIHL) must be placed in the \data\pictures\news\club\Great Britain).

It also possible to have multiple sets of news logos by creating two new sub-folders in \data\pictures\news called set 1 and set 2. The same rules above apply for these sub-folder too.

Rinks: Board Images

Currently the specific details of this are unknown. I will update this once I have figured it out.

Classic 2D View

Images for this belong in \data\pictures\rinks\boards. There should NOT be any sub-folders in this folder.

Zoomed 2D View

Images for this belong in \data\pictures\rinks\boards\zoomed. There should NOT be any sub-folders in this folder.

Rinks: Faceoff Logos

Rink graphics are split up into five separate elements: There is one centre face-off circle element and then an element for each of the four corner face-off circles on the rink. All of these elements are optional; so you can have one custom element for a team's rink or all five. If there isn't a custom element for a particular part of a team's rink, the default design will be used for that element.

The files should be named as follows:

  • Centre face-off circle: team_name.png (e.g. dallas stars.png)
  • Corner face-off circle (upper left): team_name_b1.png (e.g. dallas stars_b1.png)
  • Corner face-off circle (upper right): team_name_b2.png (e.g. dallas stars_b2.png)
  • Corner face-off circle (lower left): team_name_b3.png (e.g. dallas stars_b3.png)
  • Corner face-off circle (lower right): team_name_b4.png (e.g. dallas stars_b4.png)

Classic 2D View

  • Centre face-off circle: Images for this element belong in \data\pictures\rinks\faceoff. There should NOT be any sub-folders in this folder.
  • Corner face-off circle: Images for this element belong in \data\pictures\rinksfaceoff\.

Zoomed 2D View

  • Centre face-off circle: Images for this element belong in \data\pictures\rinks\faceoff\zoomed. There should NOT be any sub-folders in this folder.
  • Corner face-off circle: Images for this element belong in \data\pictures\rinks\faceoff\zoomed.

Skins

Skins belong in a sub-folder of \data\skins. Each sub-folder contains the files for an individual skin. The way the skin is named in the game depends on the name of that skin's .SKN file. That file provides a directory for the game to find the pieces that make up the skin. The file that tells the game information about colorizations specific to that skin (mainly text) has a .COL extension. These two text files belong in the skins folder itself. So, for a skin named TBL the skins folder located here: \data\skins would include a sub-folder named 'TBL' and two text files, one named TBL.skn and another named TBL.col.

Sounds

In-game sounds (WAV format) can be found at \data\sounds.