EHM 1 Database & Saved Game Editor

Discuss all aspects of editing the data in EHM here. Have a question about the Pre Game Editor, editing the .cfg files, hex editing the .dat files? Want to tweak the EHM exe file to change league rules/structure, start date etc? This is the place!
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EHM 1 Database & Saved Game Editor

Post by archibalduk » Wed May 20, 2015 10:13 pm

The latest version of the Eastside Hockey Manager 1 Database Editor can be downloaded here: http://www.ehmtheblueline.com/editor

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by wildcat62 » Sat May 23, 2015 10:57 pm

With. Bated. Breath.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Sun May 24, 2015 6:17 pm

Some slow but steady progress:

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by Named » Sun May 24, 2015 6:36 pm

Wait for version 10.0.99 :)

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Post by Animal31 » Sun May 24, 2015 8:41 pm

Are you saying we can change the individual colours now?

because holy Adam Oates

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Sun May 24, 2015 8:54 pm

Animal31 wrote:Are you saying we can change the individual colours now?

because holy Adam Oates
Technically we could in EHM 2007 - it's just that the Pre-Game Editor didn't allow for it.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by MGSPORTS » Mon May 25, 2015 12:10 pm

Thanks for this project.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Tue May 26, 2015 8:09 pm

Thanks MG; that's very kind. :-) :thup:

I now have 23 tables (or .dat files) decoded and am working on the 24th at the moment. I'm expecting around 35 - 40 tables in total. There are still some things I haven't yet figured out, but I'll have enough to at least add some basic editing.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by jilech » Wed May 27, 2015 2:02 pm

archibalduk wrote:I now have 23 tables (or .dat files) decoded and am working on the 24th at the moment. I'm expecting around 35 - 40 tables in total. There are still some things I haven't yet figured out, but I'll have enough to at least add some basic editing.
Sounds excellent! Your work on this is greatly appreciated! :thup:

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Wed May 27, 2015 9:20 pm

:thup:

28 tables now done. The 29th is the Club Records table and it's going to take a while to decode this one. The table now contains the name text strings which are all variable (in EHM 2007 it just used Name IDs which meant each record was an identical size)... :tiptap:

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by batdad » Thu May 28, 2015 6:50 pm

YOU ARE THE MAN! Or should I say....the chap!! THanks archi.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by Animal31 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:12 am

archibalduk wrote:
Animal31 wrote:Are you saying we can change the individual colours now?

because holy Adam Oates
Technically we could in EHM 2007 - it's just that the Pre-Game Editor didn't allow for it.
... son of a pain

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Fri May 29, 2015 10:02 pm

archibalduk wrote::thup:

28 tables now done. The 29th is the Club Records table and it's going to take a while to decode this one. The table now contains the name text strings which are all variable (in EHM 2007 it just used Name IDs which meant each record was an identical size)... :tiptap:
Well it drove me to the edge of sanity, but I finally figured out the structure for the Club Records table. It turns out that the structure has been greatly simplified (each club record type has a uniform structure) and some additional club record types have been added - both of which made it harder to figure out. On to the next table now! :)

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by jilech » Sun May 31, 2015 5:22 pm

archibalduk wrote:
archibalduk wrote::thup:

28 tables now done. The 29th is the Club Records table and it's going to take a while to decode this one. The table now contains the name text strings which are all variable (in EHM 2007 it just used Name IDs which meant each record was an identical size)... :tiptap:
Well it drove me to the edge of sanity, but I finally figured out the structure for the Club Records table. It turns out that the structure has been greatly simplified (each club record type has a uniform structure) and some additional club record types have been added - both of which made it harder to figure out. On to the next table now! :)
=P~ :notworthy:

I love it!

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by steinbra14 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:39 pm

How is it going with the editor? :)

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Thu Jun 18, 2015 7:21 pm

Well I can now load and save the full DB into the Editor. I haven't figured out the structure of the three new tables which will really be impossible for me to figure out as at least one of them has variable record lengths (I believe they relate to league rules, structures and schedules). There are a few of fields here and there in the other tables that I haven't yet figured out - but I should be able to with time.

The project is however temporarily on hold whilst I work on the roster update and the Updater for a while. I'll be picking it back up later this summer - and I think progress should be reasonably quick.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by steinbra14 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:25 pm

Sounds good, looking forward to seeing the end result :) Is it very different from the Football Manager editor? noob question I know, but new at both Hockey Manager AND this site :**

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by archibalduk » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:35 pm

I'm not all that familiar with the FM Editor. My editor will be similar to the EHM 2007 Pre-Game Editor as the database in many respects is the same.

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by steinbra14 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:09 pm

Oh ok, I'll just wait and see then.

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Post by lscardeal » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:55 am

good project... all i have to say is thank you =D>

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by eeduards » Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:40 pm

Can't wait for this to be finished. Looking forward to it. =D> :thup: :thup: :thup:

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by MGSPORTS » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:57 am

Is anything Editable yet because in one thing I want to do can't because this year's Division's Sctructure's weren't in 2007 so can't make NHL Geographic?

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Post by nino33 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:49 am

MGSPORTS wrote:Is anything Editable yet
The editing options haven't changed since EHM:EA was released
- edit an EHM07 database (using the Pregame Editor or EHM Updater) and import it into EHM:EA
- edit EHM:EA using the EHM:EA Assistant

MGSPORTS wrote:one thing I want to do can't because this year's Division's Sctructure's weren't in 2007 so can't make NHL Geographic?
You're right that the only "structure options" remain the 2006 set-up or the 2014 set-up, and you can't have 4 divisions in the NHL using the 2006 setup.....not sure what you mean by "geographic" but the 1974 DB uses the 2006 structure and IMO the 6 NHL divisions in the 1974 DB are "geographic" (the teams in each division make geographic sense & the western/eastern conferences make geographic sense)

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Re: EHM:EA Database Editor

Post by zbguy » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:25 am

I have a quick follow-up question: Will the EA DB editor be able to use 07 DBs too? Because I'd rather use the EA DB editor than import from an 07 DB, but if the EA editor can then I can get a head start on what I want to do.

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Post by nino33 » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:22 am

zbguy wrote:I have a quick follow-up question: Will the EA DB editor be able to use 07 DBs too? Because I'd rather use the EA DB editor than import from an 07 DB, but if the EA editor can then I can get a head start on what I want to do.
Which EA DB editor are you referring to?
The EHM:EA Database Editor that Archi's begun work on that is a long way from being done/available?
Or the EHM:EA Assistant that isn't really a database editor per se, but more of a saved game editor?

There is no way to edit an EHM:EA database separate from having a game started/running, and the edits you can make with the EHM:EA Assistant apply to your saved game only (the actual database does not change, just your saved game).....that's why the database editing continues to be done with EHM07 tools on EHM07 databases (and then the databases are imported into EHM:EA), and that's why among the many things he's doing Archi's working on a new/improved EHM Updater for EHM07

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