Files posted by Baron von Lector
The first release in the MLB17 series is finally here.
This is the 2017 edition of the NES classic, R.B.I. Baseball.
All 30 teams are represented here with rosters and starting lineups closely representing the ones used on Opening Day. I say "closely" because I took the liberties of juggling some of the lineups, due to a player being injured who would typically be in the starting lineup (i.e. Adrian Beltre, Didi Gregorious, and Steve Cishek).
I did this ROM a little differently than previous years. One of the first changes you will notice from the top is in the presentation. In the past I would truncate a player's name if it exceeded (and most do) six letters. So, Madison Bumgarner would be listed as "BUMGAR." This year, I went with the classic "cramming" method, so Bumgarner is displayed ad "BMGRNR," Gary Sanchez is "SANCHZ", David Robertson is "RBRTSN", etc. I tested out both way with last year's release to see what the general concensus was as far as preference goes. Most seemed to like the "crammed" method, so that way stuck this season.
Another difference is with the way I rated players. With EVERY R.B.I. ROM release up to this date, I rated a player based on the previous season. On paper, this seems like a good idea, but a lot of elite players were being stunted because of injuries. I first took note of this a couple seasons ago where Prince Fielder had a .247 average and 3 homeruns. Because of this, he was rated not much better than a player on the back of the Padres' bench. So, this season (and future seasons) I rated the players on their complete body of work based pro-rated over a 162 game season. In doing so, even though Mike Trout had a "down" year with only 29 homeruns, he is still rated like a beast.
If I botched anything, let me know. Enjoy.
The second release in my MLB17 series, R.B.I. Baseball 3: 2017, will be released in the next 2-3 weeks (earlier if you're a Patreon.com/BaronGaming member).
This is the 2016 edition of the sequel to the SNES's Ken Griffey Presents: Major League Baseball. The rosters are based on the ones that I used for last season's Ken Griffey Presents 2016, which are based on the opening-day rosters from the 2016 season.
For those unfamiliar, Winning Run is a different ball-game from the original. It's more simulation, less arcade. In many areas, it improves on many facets that Presents accomplished.
For starters, it expands on Presents' season stat tracking. Now, not only is your team's stats tracked through the season, but the rest of the league, as well. And to compliment this, there are sortable league leaders screens, as well.
Also, something new to Winning Run is the ability to trade players. So, while this is a 2016 game, you can trade players with other teams and keep your rosters updated for multiple season. Please note, this doesn't rule out future 2017 or further releases.
Oh, did I mention that all THIRTY MLB teams are here? In order to unlock the two expansion Tampa and Arizona teams, you must complete a season (not sure if it HAS to be 162 games or not).
I also updated the All-Star team (something not done in previous Griffey updates) and all eight Homerun Derby rosters (something not done until later releases).
I updated as many fine details as I could get my hands on to make this look as "official release" as possible. I was able to change Florida, California, and Montreal to Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington, respectively. However, I was unable to change the logo of the Washington Nationals. So, while the standings and team-select might read "Washington," there is still an Expos logo hanging around. Nothing game-breaking.
This ROM is a 2017 update to the 1996 SNES release of College Slam, the NCAA version of NBA Jam. In the original game, there were no players - just generic names like "PT GUARD," "CENTER," etc. I have edited all the names to reflect the top five players from all 44 included teams. I've updated the names, player ratings, appearances, and a couple of team names (FSU becomes Florida State, UNC becomes North Carolina).
As an added bonus, when you press UP-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT-UP-DOWN-LEFT-RIGHT on the title screen, you can unlock 9 extra teams. I've edited these as well. The unlockable teams are the 2010 thru 2016 All-American teams, BaronROMs University, and the East Side Crew (folks I grew up with who traveled between each other's houses, having SNES TSB and NBA Jam parties on the weekends). Enjoy!
The complete list of teams available is:
North Carolina State
All-Americans 2015-16 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2014-15 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2013-14 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2012-13 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2011-12 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2010-11 (unlockable)
All-Americans 2009-10 (unlockable)
East Side Crew (unlockable)
BaronROMs University (unlockable)
This isn't Tecmo, but it is Football.
I've modified the Sega Genesis' FIFA International Soccer '93 to reflect the rosters of the 2014 FIFA World Cup that was won by Germany. There are 48 teams total, plus an Adidas All-Star Team.
Although the teams are from three years ago, this will serve as a foundation for when I release a future ROM based on the 2018 World Cup. If my memory serves correct, this is the 4th ROM released in a series of ROMs based on the 2014 World Cup, to include Nintendo World Cup (NES), International Superstar Soccer (SNES), and J.League Winning Goal (NES).
Please note, I still consider this release to be a work in progress. At the moment, I have been unable to locate the locations of the player ratings. To off-set this, I've arranged the rosters so that 2014's players reflect the 1993 players in both position and skill level. I figure while not necessary, I have until 2018 to figure this out. I was able to adjust the overall team ratings, however.
This is Super Mario Bros. 2016!
In short, this is a graphically enhanced version of the original Super Mario Bros. for the NES. Using Tile Layer Pro, I swapped out most of SMB's sprites with those found in Super Mario Bros. 2 and 3. Those that I didn't swap, I modified to give them more of a SMB2/3 feel.
No gameplay was modified, as this is strictly a cosmetic update. In fact, the only time I used a hex editor was when I changed the date on the title screen from 1985 to 2016. Nothing more.
After what seemed like endless delays, Tecmo Super Bowl: NCAA 2017 is finally here!
As seen in the screen-shots, each team has its helmet included on their respective Team Data and Versus screens.
If you recently downloaded my 2016 version of this ROM, you might find that this one is a little more finely tuned. Ratings and simdata have been fine-tuned so that end-of season leaders are reflected accurately vis-a-vis their real-life counterparts.
In keeping with accuracy, the schedule has been reduced to 12 games, with the final week before the playoffs being set as "Rivalry Week."
The lineup of teams is 96.875% identical (to 2016), with the only difference being the inclusion of Houston, replacing Kansas State.
There are 32-teams in this ROM. The 32 teams are divided into the following eight conferences (Note: I took the liberty to "realign" some of the conferences):
Celebrate the Chicago Cubs victory in the 2016 World Series with this ROM. I don't typically do end-of-season ROMS, so this is kind of a big deal!
To commemorate the season, the title screen's color scheme has been changed to something a little more "Cubbish."
The ROM contains all ten teams that qualified for the 2016 Major League Baseball playoffs, to include:
Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Toronto Blue Jays Cleveland Indians Texas Rangers Washington Nationals New York Mets Chicago Cubs Los Angeles Dodgers San Francisco Giants
I based the player ratings based strictly on their 2016 performance. What this means is that, if a player had a down year in 2016, it will reflect on their in-game performance.
I've provided two versions of the ROM. They both play identically to one another. The only difference between the two is how the players are named. The game only allows six characters per player name. Version A has the players listed in traditional RBI Baseball compressed form (i.e. Bumgarner is Bmgrnr, Kershaw is Kershw, Donaldson is Dnldsn) and Version B has the players listed in my traditional truncated form (Bumgarner is Bumgar, Kershaw is Kersha, Donaldson is Donald). On this note, I would appreciate some feedback as to which naming method everybody prefers for future ROM releases.
I have been sitting on this ROM for almost a year before finally releasing it.
This is a collaborative effort between myself and Dave Murray. The ROM was originally finished at the end of the 2015-16 NCAA football season and is based on said season. Unless I missed anything, all instances of "NFL" have been removed from the game and replaced with NCAA logos, so that the game will have an authentic college football feel.
There are 32-teams on the ROM, with each team having their own helmet art included on their team data screens (helmet art courtesy of Dave Murray). These lucky 32 teams are:
Florida State Clemson Pittsburgh Miami Missouri Georgia South Carolina Florida Auburn Texas A&M Louisiana State Alabama Syracuse Louisville Virginia Tech Notre Dame Michigan Nebraska Ohio State Wisconsin Oklahoma Kansas State Baylor Oklahoma State Stanford South California UCLA Oregon Texas Iowa Michigan State Penn State
The rosters and ratings were set at the end of the season so they would reflect performances throughout the season. Again, this ROM is a year old in terms of rosters. However, perhaps this ROM can set the groundwork as a base-ROM for future releases.
This is NCAA Tecmo Bowl 2017!
Using the original Tecmo Bowl (not Tecmo Super Bowl), this ROM consists of 32 NCAA football schools. I used a few different criteria when determining which of the 120+ teams to use in this game, from historical reputation (i.e. Notre Dame, Alabama), TB.org community interest (i.e. Syracuse, Purdue), recent success (i.e. Boise St., Oregon), and the military academies.
Using the original Tecmo Bowl's ratings as a template, the players were rated based on 2015 season statistics, 2016 partial season statistics, various Heisman watch websites, and other sources.
Rosters, ratings, home/away uniforms, cutscenes, and other small details were updated to ensure this is as authentic of an NCAA experience as this 8-bit simulation can provide.
Aside from teams selection (as I'm sure not everybody will agree with my selections), if there are any glaring errors, please bring them to my attention.
Amidst the sea of Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 releases, here's a ROM release for the original of the series, Tecmo Bowl 2017.
This game contains all 32 NFL teams (expanded from 12). There is also a feature that allows you to choose your CPU opponent, as opposed to originally letting the CPU choose, in Exhibition mode.
Rosters are based 99% off of depth charts provided by NFL.com and CBSSports.com, with a few exceptions taking into consideration suspensions (Tom Brady, Le'veon Bell) and other factors. Statistics and ratings are based on those provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com.
A special thanks goes out to TheFes75 and TecmoTurd for their assistance.
In keeping with tradition, the original Tecmo Bowl (and Tecmo Super Bowl) were notorious for their "beasts," like Bo Jackson, Christian Okoye, QB Eagles, Mike Singletary, Jerry Rice, and more. Well, Tecmo Bowl 2017 is no exception. Some of the "beasts" (based on career bodies of work and current work) included in this ROM are:
RB - Adrian Peterson, Chris Johnson
WR - Larry Fitzgerald, Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham
DB - Darrelle Revis
DE/LB - James Harrison, JJ Watt, Ndamukong Suh
KR - Devin Hester
Growing up, I preferred this version of Tecmo Bowl to Tecmo Super Bowl, despite the lack of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the game. To this day, I prefer Tecmo Bowl to Tecmo Super Bowl for the sheer sit-down-and-play factor.
If there's anything glaring that I missed, please bring it to my attention. Enjoy!
This is Tecmo Super Bowl: Gold.
I started working on this Legends-themed ROM back in March. I delayed the release of this ROM for the simple fact that around the time of the originally planned debut, a glut of other "Legends" ROMs burst onto the scene as well. So as not to (a) get lost in the shuffle or (b) take away from the spotlight of other modders, I pulled my work.
This delay allowed me to fine-tune this ROM into what I would consider the "gold-standard" of Legends edits (hence, the "Gold" title) previously established by my past Convergence ROMs.
Each team is comprised of the greatest players in franchise history, whether it's based on talent, records, or the impact they left on the team (Players like Tim Tebow and Kordell Stewart are included for the latter reasons). In addition to the team rosters, the All-Pro rosters have been edited to contain the greatest players in the history of the National Football League.
I've combed over this ROM obsessively. If there are any errors, please let me know.
It's finally here! This ROM is based on the 2016 Major League Baseball season.
The rosters are mostly based on the opening day rosters with a small sampling of "modder preferences" (i.e. Yu Darvish, Aroldis Chapman, etc).
As a base-ROM, I used a slightly modified version of Ken Griffey Presents: Major League Baseball that has the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Angels in the place of the Montreal Expos and Anaheim Angels. Also, while keeping the Florida Marlins logo, in the game I replaced "Florida" with "Miami."
I used JG Games' editor to do most of the editing. However, there were some categories that, for whatever reason, the editor was limited. While the ratings vary from 1 thru 10, for batting power and fielding I was limited to 9. So, I used HxD's hex-editor to give a handful of batters a 10 rating for power, and the last two seasons' Gold Glove award winners (and Aaron Hicks) a 10 for fielding.
Also, I replaced the entire Home Run Derby roster (except for Ken Griffey, Jr.) with historic home-run heroes. So, the likes of Nick Noheart, Sammy Scrap, Can O'Corn, and others have been replaced with Barry Bonds (single season and career HR champ), Hank Aaron (former career HR champ), Babe Ruth (former single season and career HR champ), Roger Maris (former single season HR champ), and Mike Schmidt. Right now, for the sake of annual re-useability,
On this note, I believe I've covered everything. If I've overlooked anything or you notice anything glaringly incorrect, please let me know. Enjoy!
This is the Opening Day Edition of R.B.I. Baseball, the follow-up to the previously released R.B.I. Baseball: Spring Training Edition.
All 30-teams are represented, featuring each team's Opening Day rosters (with a few minor "Editor's choice" changes).
The ratings are determined using statistics from Baseball-Reference.com and my RBI Ratings formula.
This RBI Baseball ROM is based on the 1986 Major League Baseball season.
There are 30 teams, total. It contains all 26 MLB clubs, the American and National League All-Star teams, and two teams of Legends (featuring the likes of Babe Ruth, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, etc.).
I based the player ratings on their statistics from the 1986 season. The Legends' ratings are based on their career averages, pro-rated over a 162-game season.
Here is the Spring Training edition of my upcoming RBI Baseball 2016 ROM.
All 30 Major League Baseball teams are featured, using TecmoTurd's expanded 30-team ROM and editor.
Because this is the Spring Training edition, each team's starting lineup may not be 100% accurate. However, I used the projected depth charts on MLB.com, and a sampling of each team's 2015 starting lineups in order to determine the rosters, so it's pretty close.
This is called the Spring Training edition, because in 2 weeks after Opening Day, I will be releasing the final version of RBI Baseball 2016 featuring Opening Day lineups. The Spring Training serves the purpose of getting you ready for the 2016 Major League Baseball season and also a preview of RBI Baseball 2016.
To determine player ratings, I used my traditional formula based on linear regression (LINK HERE).
NOTE: Because the Chicago White Sox do not want Adam LaRoche's son to play RBI Baseball 2016 in the clubhouse, he (Adam LaRoche) is not featured in this game.
This is my most ambitious edit project to date. To give an idea of the original ROM based on a Japanese professional football league (J.League Winning Goal), check out the images below:
One of the first things I did was to translate the ROM to English. On ROMHacking.net, there was a patch provided that reduced my workload by about 50%.
Next, I replaced all of the team flags with each country's national flags. The countries in the game are: United States, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Colombia, Belgium, France, England, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and Portugal. After replacing the flags, I replaced the original team logos with the logo or crest for each country's football association.
After changing the logos, I modified the rosters and ratings for each player to accurately reflect the 2014 World Cup.
The kit colors came next. I had to go with a team's 2nd or 3rd colors in order to make it as accurate as possible.
Finally, to pander the the Tecmo crowd, I updated the appearance to have more of a Tecmo-feel to it. The fonts were replaced with those from Tecmo Super Bowl, along with a few color schemes (white on black, white on blue).
In regards to the game, there are two modes: Exhibition (1 or 2 players) and League. League emulates a larger-scale pool play in the sense that every team will play every other team once before a Champion is crowned.
If Blades of Steel for the NES was made today, this is what it would look like. This ROM features the top 8 teams from the 2015 NHL season (New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadians, Anaheim Mighty Ducks, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, Nashville Predators). The team names and uniform colors have been changed to mirror their real-life counterparts.
This NES ROM edit is the Legends Edition of Tecmo NBA Basketball, featuring the greatest (or most famous) players in the history of 27 NBA teams. The included eras span the 1950's (George Mikan, Bill Sharman, etc) all the way to the present (Lebron James, Kristaps Porzingis, etc).
Using Basketball-Reference.com and a handful of Google searches, the player avatars and ratings have been matched to represent the real-life counterparts as closely as possible. I even went in, using Tile-Layer Pro, and added affros to the selection of player haircuts.
Taking a break from the RBI Baseball re-releases, here is a new ROM that showcases Negro League Baseball from 1943.
The teams featured on the ROM are the Homestead Grays, New York Cubans, Baltimore Elite Giants, New York Black Yankees, Newark Eagles, Cleveland Buckeyes, Chicago American Giants, Cincinnati Clowns, Memphis Red Sox, and the Kansas City Monarchs.
Legends and Hall of Famers featured in the ROM include Satchel Paige, Josh Gray, Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard, Larry Doby, and Buck O'Neil.
This historic ROM is based on the 1998 season and showcases Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's race to break Roger Maris' single-season home-run record. The teams included in this ROM are the New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, and St. Louis Cardinals.
The RBI Baseball re-releases keep on coming. This ROM is based on the 2001 season, the year that Barry Bonds broke baseball. The teams included in this ROM include: Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, St. Louis Cardinals, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cleveland Indians, San Francisco Giants, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.
The historic ROMs keep coming. This RBI Baseball edit is based on the 2012 Major League Baseball season and features the following teams: Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles, Tampa Bay Rays, and the Detroit Tigers.
The RBI Baseball re-releases continue with this ROM from 2013. The teams featured are: St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Tampa Bay Rays.
2013 Major League Baseball season
In the next few weeks, I'm going to start re-uploading my collection of historic RBI Baseball ROMs to the site that were lost in the recent file-dump. To prevent an oversaturation of RBI Baseball to the site, I will spread out the releases. This will include Major League, Minor League, Japanese League, and future Negro League ROMs. Be ready!
This ROM is based on the 2014 Major League season and it contains the following teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, and Kansas City Royals.
2014 Major League Baseball Season
RBI Baseball 2014.nes
Using Knobbe's 30-team expanded RBI Baseball ROM, here is the 2015 edition of RBI Baseball. The statistics and lineups are based on the 2015 season. The players are listed on the team that they played on the most during the season (Cueto is a Red, Ackley is a Mariner, Price is a Tiger, etc.).