If you like retro (vintage? classic?) hockey, forget ’bout it.
Well, I have something to share. I’ve gone back into NHL 2002 and my TC (Total (or nearly total) Conversion) Mod. That’s right: NHL 1993.
I never bothered to release it anywhere for several reasons. One was that I purposely made the rosters all outta whack. They were not correct 1993-94 rosters. They were “best-of” rosters (like so: the 1985 Islanders; the ’88 Oilers; the ’89 Flames; the ’92 Canadiens; the ’87 Flyers; the ’92 Penguins; et cetera), with plenty of “genetically altered” players (user-created motherfucking monsters and sonofabitching psychopaths) thrown in all willy-nilly like.
So what I recently did was finish the mod. Yup. Almost accurate 1993-94 rosters.
[Edit: Updated pic.]
Yeah, as I get that ready to be thrust out into Public Domain (I’ll post the readme, when it’s done, way below, then, at some point, info on download possibilities), I will paste some screenshots here.
Keep in mind that these screens were taken from games that were being played on a low-end PC with no graphics card. (Also, the graphics settings, I just recalled, were on the lowest detail possible.) So, they will look better on a good system.
Anyway…check em out.
Dave Semenko. Heh. Playoff beard…
Paul Ranheim (after high-sticking Benoit Hogue in the throat).
Paul Gillis, throwing the elbow.
Cam fucking Neely.
Steve Larmer (and some random Hartford Whaler playing peek-a-boo).
Ha! Lanny MacDonald…
Jocelyn Lemieux. (probably misspelled…)
Jamie Huscroft, and a couple friends, on the Boston bench.
Charlie Huddy (with, I think, Konowalchuk in the background).
Benoit Hogue (in pain).
Hawerchuk, Dale. He looks more like himself when his brow isn’t lowered, like it is here…
Hartford bench. The coach is Paul Holmgren, I’m pretty sure. You can see Darryl Sutter on Chicago’s bench, too.
Jeff Hackett. (Not wearing his usual goalie gear; this black jersey is their 3rd.)
Huh. I just noticed that the old Flames were full of Garies, while the old Oilers were full of Craigs…
It’s here as “D. Shannon,” but I dunno if it’s Darren (or Daren) or Daryl (or Darryl), and I don’t really care. Weren’t they twins, anyway?
Doug Houda (with some other Whaler, playing air guitar, nearby).
Dirk Graham. Always liked that name. Dirk. I wish I were a Dirk. Instead of just being a jerk!
Dirk Nord. Nordirk.
Old Doug Wilson.
I was once cunnae-worth, too…
John Cullen. (Bad deal, Hartford…Cullen for Francis…tsk tsk.)
Christian Ruutu, coming over the bench. I forgot how easily Darryl Sutter’s face came off…
Another Whaler. Andrew Cassels this time.
Wow, I must have been aiming this thing at old Hartford fans. Although these were taken six years ago…
That there’s Adam Burt.
Eddie Belfour. Eddie the Eagle.
Heh. Glen Anderson. Glenn? Something like that.
Anywhat, that’s em all.
Ah, fuck it. Here’s a few more…
Isle coach, Al Arbour. He’s having a bad hair day.
Florida goalie, John Vanbiesbrouck. Yes, the Bieser himself.
Gord Murphy, with Alexander Godynyuk behind him.
Clark motherfucking Gillies.
And him too…
Tim Kerr clobbering Shawn Burr.
Bobby Nystrom. Yes, he looks weird—he never wore a helmet. Neither did Gillies, neither did a lot of them, including MacT above. Oh well, no way to change that…
Well, I redid the refs’ faces (with actual 1990s’ refs), and…ugh, some came out funny. This guy looks like that bulbous-headed motherfucker from Star Trek TOS.
Don’t believe me:
Seriously, I didn’t use that alien’s face.
Only now I wish I had…he’d be better looking…
Well, this guys alright (whoever it is).
This is supposedly Roger Neilson, Florida’s coach.
A couple of Billy Smith, with Trottier in the crease there…
Philly bench: Coach Terry Simpson, with Dave Brown sitting in front of him, and Scotty Bowman in the corner, on Detroit’s bench.
Work in progress…to be continued later….