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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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:31 pm

Phew! That's a relief! :thup:

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by sjsharkz » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:29 am

nino33 wrote: Databases have been released in EHM07 format, and then imported into the new EHM (the new EHM version is what this new editor edits)
Thanks so much for explaining things! So the best database to edit and play around with would be the one that 'comes with the game'?
nino33 wrote:While a lot of the EHM07 general knowledge is the same for the new EHM, rating players/editing is not.
Players now have "Player Roles" which affect their Attributes, and development is different than it was inEHM07 (more Attributes develop now, and development is different (EHM07 players were "too often too good" and developed unrealistically fast).

There is no "guide" or "rulebook" for editing the new EHM; I've spent hundreds of hours testing and am still learning/figuring things out; in general, Attribute values have to be within a certain range and need to average out to a certain value (but we don't "know" the ranges/values and have to use experience/testing results to try to determine them).

And a 100 CA when drafted is a player who's going to stay in Junior another year or two and then is still likely to be a number of years away from playing in the NHL (to get an idea of appropriate values of prospects take look at the CA/Attributes given to current NHL prospects/2016 Draft prospects.......and I believe NHLers are pretty "correct" and for NHLers the game changes little to none of the ratings, so they'd be good examples)
Ah yep that makes sense. I'm a bit of a sucker for editing stuff, I love it yet hate it in a loving kind of way (if that makes sense).

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by nino33 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:48 am

sjsharkz wrote:Thanks so much for explaining things!
You're welcome!

sjsharkz wrote:So the best database to edit and play around with would be the one that 'comes with the game'?
My understanding is the default DBs are essentially TBL databases without the player/team/league names
I'd think the databases that have come out since EHM:EA has (TBL 7.4, 8.0 and 8.1) would be the "best" databases to use

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by sjsharkz » Tue Feb 16, 2016 2:25 am

nino33 wrote:My understanding is the default DBs are essentially TBL databases without the player/team/league names
I'd think the databases that have come out since EHM:EA has (TBL 7.4, 8.0 and 8.1) would be the "best" databases to use
Oh yeah thats right, forgot about the fake names etc. I downloaded he TBL 8.1 last night to edit it but as I mentioned in the previous post, I couldn't find the 'database' file to load into the editor?

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by Xvash2 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:59 am

Has anyone figured out how to remove teams from the NHL with this new DB editor? Want to create an 8-team NHL.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:18 am

sjsharkz wrote:
nino33 wrote:My understanding is the default DBs are essentially TBL databases without the player/team/league names
I'd think the databases that have come out since EHM:EA has (TBL 7.4, 8.0 and 8.1) would be the "best" databases to use
Oh yeah thats right, forgot about the fake names etc. I downloaded he TBL 8.1 last night to edit it but as I mentioned in the previous post, I couldn't find the 'database' file to load into the editor?
Use the Import button in EHM 1. That'll create the database.db file which can be edited in the Editor.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:20 am

Xvash2 wrote:Has anyone figured out how to remove teams from the NHL with this new DB editor? Want to create an 8-team NHL.
You can swap teams around from the Clubs screen. But you have to maintain the same numbers of teams in each league/division. League structures aren't editable yet.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by Alessandro » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:12 am

Love the "yet" =P~ =P~

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by IFKArboga » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:04 pm

Not sure if this is the right place to ask but it doesn´t seem to work for me. I do the changes and save the database and everything but when i start a new game with the database it still the same as before. Is it something i´m missing?

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by Xvash2 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:44 am

archibalduk wrote:
Xvash2 wrote:Has anyone figured out how to remove teams from the NHL with this new DB editor? Want to create an 8-team NHL.
You can swap teams around from the Clubs screen. But you have to maintain the same numbers of teams in each league/division. League structures aren't editable yet.
risto remes pls gib db format

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by sjsharkz » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:51 am

IFKArboga wrote:Not sure if this is the right place to ask but it doesn´t seem to work for me. I do the changes and save the database and everything but when i start a new game with the database it still the same as before. Is it something i´m missing?

Same thing happened with me. Spent hours playing around and editing, saved it, imported it into the game loaded it up and nothing changed. Loaded the database back up in the editor, and nothing had changed :(

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by CJ » Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:27 pm

Have you guys remembered to import the database again?

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Thu Feb 18, 2016 1:31 pm

As I said earlier, you don't need to reimport the db. All that does is convert the EHM 2007 DB in EHM 1 format, thereby overwriting your edited DB. Just edit the DB and then start a new game.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by IFKArboga » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:09 pm

Aha okey, thank you. I have missed that i wasn´t supposed to import the db

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by bob17 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:06 pm

Hi guys,
I'm a newbie when it comes to this stuff and I'm probably missing something stupid, but I can't find any players to edit. I can get to clubs, cities, staff ect, but no players. I'm in the same directory as the screenshots under steam/steamapps.....8.1a/database.db. Please help

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:34 pm

The players are under the Staff button/category. Staff means both players and non-players. You're not the first to ask this and so I'll make the Staff button a little more descriptive for the next version.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by Alessandro » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:35 pm

archibalduk wrote:The players are under the Staff button/category. Staff means both players and non-players. You're not the first to ask this and so I'll make the Staff button a little more descriptive for the next version.
Ah, those "new school" kids... :-D :-D :-D

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by bob17 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:14 pm

I think I'm still missing something stupid. Under the staff tab I have Basic Data, Contract, Non Player, and Preferences tabs. Also, since I couldn't get to the players I edited two staff members just to see if it worked. The staff I edited were back to their original values when I opened a new game. I didn't re-import the file, just selected it when I opened the game. What am I missing?

EDIT: Ok I found the players...that was stupid of me, but the numbers I edited on the 2 staff members are still there when i look at them in this file but not when I open the game
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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:44 pm

The player tab will be available when viewing a player - try looking for somebody like Crosby.

Are you using Run as Administrator when loading the Editor? If not, your changes won't be saved.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by bob17 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:18 pm

Thank you my friend. That worked, but now I have another problem you may be able to help with. I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.
The game was working fine and I was going back and forth between the game and editor trying to find the right mix. I started a game and I had to go to the kitchen for a bit, when I came back the computer was sleeping. When I woke the computer the game was locked. I restarted my system and now the game won't launch. Error code 51. Any ideas?

EDIT:
Reinstalled steam and the game and it works

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Post by hockeyfanatic1 » Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:36 pm

Any way the first version of the editor works on a Mac?

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Post by archibalduk » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:21 pm

hockeyfanatic1 wrote:Any way the first version of the editor works on a Mac?
I haven't tried. You could try PlaysOnMac. Provided you can first install the Redistributable mentioned in the Editor download thread then it may well work.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by Pepito9198 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:26 pm

Hi, i downloaded the editor and i can only get to the games default databases. I have downloaded the TBL 8.1 which is updated and all but can load it into the editor. What could i be doing wrong? I can find the TBL 8.1 folder no problem, however the files are not (.DB)... ](*,)

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by archibalduk » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:00 pm

Pepito9198 wrote:Hi, i downloaded the editor and i can only get to the games default databases. I have downloaded the TBL 8.1 which is updated and all but can load it into the editor. What could i be doing wrong? I can find the TBL 8.1 folder no problem, however the files are not (.DB)... ](*,)
You need to use the Import function in EHM to generate the DB file.

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Re: EHM 1 Database Editor (2016)

Post by bäckström19 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:26 pm

i didnt find any players, why?

where i can change the states from the player?

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