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TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction thread)

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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby nino33 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:24 pm

CJ wrote:
Asher413 wrote:The joys of challenges helping find random things:

I cannot for the life of me figure out why Jason Dawe is a Group 5 UFA (potentially) in the Islanders Challenge. In my game under the contract screen it says "Expires, June 1999 (Unrestricted Free Agent- Group V). From what I can find of the 2006 CBA:

"Means any Player who has completed ten (10) or more professional seasons (minor league or NHL seasons, but excluding any season in Major Juniors), and who did not earn in the final year of his SPC more than that year's Average League Salary,..."

I see Jason as having professional games in:
92-93, 93-94, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 and in my game 98-99. That's 7 seasons, not 10. (Heck, he's 25... so there's no way for 10 seasons!)

Not sure if this is a game or roster error, but thought I'd start here before I post in the SI forums as a game bug.

I have no clue. Maybe nino has any ideas?! :-k Sounds very weird.
My starting point was "I don't have a clue" HaHa
I'm not into CBAs and all the different contract rules (at all!), so I used Google and what I found I think indicates things are working correctly...

According to nhl.com's explanation http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26366
Unrestricted Free Agency - For the 2005-06 season, a player age 31 with four accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent; in 2006-07, a player age 29 with four accrued seasons or with eight accrued seasons; in 2007-08, a player age 28 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons; beginning in 2008-09 and for the duration of the agreement, a player age 27 with four accrued seasons or with seven accrued seasons will be an unrestricted free agent. For purposes of qualifying for unrestricted free agency, the 2004-05 cancelled season will be counted as a year of accrued service.
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby archibalduk » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:12 pm

Asher413 wrote:The joys of challenges helping find random things:

I cannot for the life of me figure out why Jason Dawe is a Group 5 UFA (potentially) in the Islanders Challenge. In my game under the contract screen it says "Expires, June 1999 (Unrestricted Free Agent- Group V). From what I can find of the 2006 CBA:

"Means any Player who has completed ten (10) or more professional seasons (minor league or NHL seasons, but excluding any season in Major Juniors), and who did not earn in the final year of his SPC more than that year's Average League Salary,..."

I see Jason as having professional games in:
92-93, 93-94, 94-95, 95-96, 96-97, 97-98 and in my game 98-99. That's 7 seasons, not 10. (Heck, he's 25... so there's no way for 10 seasons!)

Not sure if this is a game or roster error, but thought I'd start here before I post in the SI forums as a game bug.


I wonder if it is anything to do with the Runtime Data (LINK).
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby BulldogsFan » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:58 am

Just wondering... If i play in the NHL how far down is the draft goes that has real life draft classes... Also if i become say a expansion team that joins in 2000 do i just take over the other teams to trade the players or can i use the ehm 1 editor and open my save file and move the players?
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Postby nino33 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:36 am

BulldogsFan wrote:Just wondering... If i play in the NHL how far down is the draft goes that has real life draft classes...
IIRC it goes to the current or following draft year (from when it was released); the historical drafts contain those who made an impact on the NHL (or who were expected to for the last few drafts), and not every player who was drafted in every draft year



BulldogsFan wrote:Also if i become say a expansion team that joins in 2000 do i just take over the other teams to trade the players
No expansion teams "join" (the three expansion teams are already part of the NHL at startup)

The 1998 DB was initially created for EHM07, when a 30 team NHL was the only option
The 1998 DB was last worked on last fall, before Archi's Editor allowed the editing of league structures (like # of teams)

Database/update details can be found on the download page viewtopic.php?t=13516



BulldogsFan wrote:or can i use the ehm 1 editor and open my save file and move the players?
There is no EHM Editor that allows players to be moved from team-to-team or edit contracts in a saved game (can't be done)
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Postby leafstoaster » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:02 am

Starting a new game with this DB, can someone re upload the recomended settings for NHL playthorugh screenshot?
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Postby nino33 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 7:17 pm

leafstoaster wrote:Starting a new game with this DB, can someone re upload the recomended settings for NHL playthorugh screenshot?
The "recommended settings" can be found on the downloads page (a link is in the post right before yours)
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Postby Asher413 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:49 am

Using the challenge save,

Lemieux retires on 1/25/99.

Then his number 10 is retired by the Pens.
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Postby scottababc » Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:02 am

First off, I'm a huge fan of these rosters, I really enjoy working and drafting these young superstars. But I want to edit some of the players on my own time, for a more personal experience. So I'm trying to learn how to edit a roster, more specifically the 1998/99 roster, but I don't really know how to do so. Are there any particular tools or applications that can be used to edit them? And any information as to how I can put the new database into the game would be helpful. I don't know if there is a forum for this, so if necessary, a referral to that would be helpful as well.
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Postby nino33 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:20 pm

scottababc wrote:First off, I'm a huge fan of these rosters, I really enjoy working and drafting these young superstars. But I want to edit some of the players on my own time, for a more personal experience. So I'm trying to learn how to edit a roster, more specifically the 1998/99 roster, but I don't really know how to do so. Are there any particular tools or applications that can be used to edit them? And any information as to how I can put the new database into the game would be helpful. I don't know if there is a forum for this, so if necessary, a referral to that would be helpful as well.
Here's the Data Editing Forum with everything you'll need viewforum.php?f=110
All the answers to your questions and the necessary tools to edit can be found there
I recommend liberal use of the search function; you'll need to do some reading!
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Postby Twax » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:12 pm

Thanks for your amazing work guys !!
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Postby Twax » Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:19 pm

Hey guys,

I am currently playing as the New York Rangers with the 98/99 rosters and I was wondering why my board won't allow me to offer more than 6 M on top free agents ? My estimated cap salary is currently at 38.4 M, while the salary cap is at 48 and my player budget at 57 M..

I was also wondering if it's normal that every year there's way too many top end player on the free agent market ? After 3 season I've seen Jagr, Yzerman, Fedorov, Hasek, Bure, Forsberg, Bourque, etc.. on the market which doesn't make much sense.. I was just wondering if it's happening to anyone else ?

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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby flyfree » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:29 pm

Currently playing around with this DB and having a lot of fun.

I added 98-99 rules with the editor (Ties, no shoot-out, red line offside etc.)

Swapped Jets with thrashers* to create a 98-99 feeling and, made the expansion rosters (or close to) of Wild, Thrashers and Jackets.

*and because I felt bad for the Jets having to play in the Southeast division for all eternity :-D
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby CJ » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:42 pm

Hello dear Retro roster fans.

Now as the 17/18 Database is out of the way. I'm back at working on this database.

What I will do or at least try to do:
1.) I'm mostly looking into improving the 1000+ future NHL players. Adding a few/many important attributes to players manually. As the game generates them randomly based on only "player role" and "Current Ability", I wasn't satisfied with that. I don't want future McDavid to have for example 14 in Acceleration and Speed. Or Ovechkin to have 14 in Slap and Wrist shot in their prime.
2.) Re-adjust all players CA and PA. Meaning better draft rankings. Draft steals there will be as players PA is somewhat random. But I don't want Lundqvist to go 205th overall in the game in 2000 ... nor Pavelski as 205th 2003 for example like they did IRL. Realistic retro experience is what we/I am aiming for. But not when it comes to drafting players. A human will rob all AI managers if we'd try to be that realistic in the draft. ;)
3.) Adding 2018-2019 NHL draftees
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How you can help! Tell me anything you're dissatisfied with really. And I will consider it. I'm looking to add more "great/good" players into the game.
Maybe they never played an NHL game? That doesn't mean they shouldn't be in this DB. In the late 90's there were A LOT of great players outside of NHL, I noticed as I worked with this database. And there are still today (mainly Russians). So anything at all. Just post it here.
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Postby Modano » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:43 pm

It's exciting news to hear :) This is my favorite database to play :) I was only wandering if you're planning to release version with 27 teams in NHL? :)
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Postby archibalduk » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:56 pm

Will you be converting the master database to the EHM 1 format? If so, I will work on the UK league structures for you. The players are already rated; it's just that the 2006 ruleset doesn't include the playable leagues.
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby CJ » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:04 pm

archibalduk wrote:Will you be converting the master database to the EHM 1 format? If so, I will work on the UK league structures for you. The players are already rated; it's just that the 2006 ruleset doesn't include the playable leagues.

I will not do that. As I'm not familiar with it, how it works. Once we/I get all these things into the DB. We can convert it. And those who has the knowledge, change league sizes and stuff to make it more "realistic" :-)
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby flyfree » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 am

Also my favorite DB to play.

I've done some work of my own on this DB, version 1.1b, such as:

*Added missing player histories, there are only 10-15 NHL players with no histories left, mainly on Dallas, Colorado and Nashville.
*Added missing player rights (Cheechoo etc)

I thought this was a dead project so I've done some other work, such as some slight re-rating of players and added expansion rosters to MIN, ATL and CBJ. Since I'm not BKarchitect the quality of my work probably isn't the best, but if you want to use some it in the official release (missing player rights and histories) let me know.
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Re: TBL Retro Rosters 1998/99 (Discussion & correction threa

Postby PeakyBlinder » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:27 am

I too have worked on this database a bit, IE adding missing player histories and pictures.

Also if you need any help I got you man.
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