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  1. Does Madden Have a Monopoly on NFL License?

    I highly doubt it. They came out with Tecmo Bowl Throwback in 2010 and I bet that's all we are going to get.
  2. View File SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Updated 9/18/17! Download and enjoy my first official release since 2006! Special thanks to everyone who has contributed in keeping this community of Tecmo fans together. The progress that has been made since I last released an edit is amazing. This release would not have been possible if it wasn't for the countless hours and sweat equity that has been put into finding new and amazing ways to alter the best sports video game ever. This site is a treasure trove of notes, codes, and information. Hopefully it might get people who haven't tried editing to give it a shot because they would want to tweak something. We can always use different opinions, tastes and ideas on improving the game around here. Feel free to edit this game if you want, I intentionally went out of my way to make sure all the hacks that were installed would not interfere with people being able to edit it with TSBTool. Some of the changes to the game that are not covered by the hack list below are to the uniforms, playbooks and graphics. Teams playing in the regular season schedule always play home P1 with home uniforms while P2 is the road team with either a white jersey or dark if home team uses a white uniform at home (ex:Dallas). (The NFC West teams of course are the exception and I tried to minimize the clashes). I also edited the playbooks by shuffling some plays around while also adding some new plays. The are more available options for 2TE plays. I also removed motion from some plays to disguise them. As for the player ratings, I like using the original game's template. What I normally do is give all the All-Pro First team the top rankings and work my way down to the All-Pro second team, then use the same system going thru players who have not been ranked yet but were on the Pro Bowl first and second team with alternates being ranked last. After that I used the rankings listed on Bleacher Report's Top 1000 NFL Players list. After that I went in and tweaked ratings accordingly on anyone not on the list. I also suggest to anyone who wants to edit the game to use this amazing spreadsheet for sim code editing posted by @jstout. While you are at it read that entire thread, it's Tecmo gold. The results from the spreadsheet gave me a good base to start at and then adjust accordingly. I will be working on this game throughout the NFL season and will release a postseason version before the Super Bowl. Until then enjoy and any and all feedback is welcome! Game Specs: Base Rom: Updated 32-team ROM Editors Used: TSBTool, TSB Playbook Editor Beta03, Lunar IPS, Translhextion, TSB Play Editor, yy-chr, Tecmo Endzone Editor IPS Patches added to release: Jstout's Ultra Logic More accurate field goals Decrease fumbles by 30% Punt Coverage Boost Cut In Half Shorter Field Goals Modifications added to release: Jstout find open receiver More NFL like QB rating value PA/PC hack - PC is INT and PA is target QB throws ball instead of taking sack and runs less COM Dive Tackling like SNES TSB I Better COM punt timing Changing KR Speed Directional punts FG avoid kick block fix Increase CPU kickoff length Kickoff Wedge Return Onside kick hack better recovery rate for P2 PR speed change from SS to actual PR player 15 Sprite Per Scanline Add stats after quarters No Sprite Flicker Playcall screen clock speed Buck's TSB COM Juice Setter Changing the differential for popcorning/ dl busting through Prevent schedule from being random Road team plays as player 2 vs COM Randomize sound loop used for each play Passing game probability table hack QB backpedal animation hack Better INT Returns Mojo Coverage Change Touchback To 25-Yard Line Faster Handoffs, Pitches, Snaps & Player Control Faster fumble recovery Timing of Snap Exchange Between C & Q Diving time based on HP Main Menu Background Color Change XX's Schedule Background Color Change XX Submitter SBlueman Submitted 07/08/2017 Category NFL By Year  
  3. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Nice! Here's an updated rom, we have been able to update (4) helmets total - Rams, Browns, Lions and Eagles. Thanks for your help and set codes @gojiphen malor!: base-2017-update.nes
  4. (NES) SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017

    And updated! What's New in Version 1.06 Updated Eagles big helmets (hat tip to @gojiphen malor for his help with the graphic updates!)
  5. (NES) SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017

    Well @oilertitanfan, it looks like the best we can hope for is the large helmets for the Browns and Lions to be edited at best as per this thread. I updated the download file, props to @gojiphen malor for all his help!: What's New in Version 1.05 Updated Browns big helmets Updated Lions big helmets
  6. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Kinda figured, was grasping for any hope. Oh well, it's not the end of the world, the big helmets are rcorrect for the Lions, Browns and Rams now. I can't imagine the nightmare it would be if the NFL ever switched to 'alternate' helmets:
  7. Member Map

    Still the same issue, I tried to check this out and the page I see matches the description @BO FB Offtackle Left posted.
  8. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Whoa...just a bit over my head. It sounds like the effort required to make this happen is daunting, not to mention if it can even be done. I thought it was something like being able to point the facemask the Raiders are using on the Lions and the Browns just editing the color. Boy was I wrong. So would this be an effort in futility to even attempt?
  9. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Yeah, that's where I am stuck too. You change one mask and others change too. Anyone out there know if the change is possible?
  10. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    I think the Lions might be easier to change than the Browns since there are other teams who use grey. How to do it though is a mystery to me.....
  11. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Whoa, @gojiphen malor is on a friggin' roll! I went with SET(0x23E23,0x10) to match the helmet's grey, here's another update: base2017update - Copy.nes All that is left to do now is edit the small facemasks for the Browns and Lions and I think we'll be all done with a proper 2017 update!
  12. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Here we go, sorry about that: base2017update - Copy.nes With that done, all that's left is changing the facemasks on the small helmets for the Browns and Lions!
  13. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    One more update, here's the update with the Lions logo updated with a blue outline: base2017update - Copy.nes So what's left now is: 1. Lions large helmet needs the stripes edited. Make the blue grey and the black blue. 2. Browns small helmet facemask from white to brown 3. Lions small helmet facemask from black to grey
  14. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    Holy sweet mother of pearl, that did the trick! Now all that's left to edit are the facemasks on the mini-helmets and the stripe and logo on the Lions uniform and it'll be up to date! Thanks so much @gojiphen malor! Here's an updated base rom with the Browns and Lions big helmet facemasks updated: base2017update.nes Screenshots:
  15. The NFL season is a finally upon us and numerous NFL fans are starting to ask themselves how they can keep up with the league if they finally get rid of their pay-TV provider. Cord cutting is all the rage these days thanks to people being sick and tired of paying for a bunch of channels they will never watch because well, LOLSUCKSTOBEYOU. People are leaving cable and satellite companies in droves and the entire TV industry is changing monumentally at a frantic pace. NFL fans however have a trickier proposition since TV lights limits you on being able to watch every second of NFL action as it happens. So go into this knowing that if you will find many roads you can take depending on your budget. So which way to go? Well, that's all entirely up to you depending on your needs. What I am going to try and do is give you options depending on what you want out of cord-cutting and the NFL, especially when it comes to watching LIVE games. No budget: Hop to bars and restaurants with the TV on. Drink water until they kick you out or they tell you water is not free. Rinse and repeat, hoping to catch some of the game. You'll also be at the mercy what's on the TV. Some places might let you ask to change the channel, but those are few and far between plus you'll also be limited to whatever they can get on. Try the dark underworld of illegal streams with their wack-a-mole ad experience, shoddy streams that buffer and freeze at all the wrong times, and the chance of having your PC or device infected with a virus that makes Ebola tremble. HIGHLY INADVISABLE. MacGyver it, literally cut the cord!: +/- $2.00 a month: Verizon Wireless ($1.99/month) - In addition to your regular bill, subscribers can watch locally televised games for free with the NFL app. They can also add the NFL Redzone for $1.99 a month. No ESPN so no Monday Night Football unless you pay elsewhere. +/- $40 (one time): Mohu Leaf - Remember rabbit ears? Well this is the 21st century's answer to them. Buying one of these will give you access to all your local TV channels. So you'll be able to see any games aired locally on whatever channels you can pull in. No Monday Night Football though and no NFL Network. Also no extra options like DVR or on-demand, you are stuck to watching live content. The link will take you to their product page with the antennas being listed from least to most expensive. The average price is about $40.00 for their mid-line which should be more than enough for urban settings. Anyone out in the sticks might need to shell a bit more. Here's a great write-up on them for people to check out. This pretty much is a good first step to cord cutting and a great one time investment. +/- $40 a Month: HuluTV ($39.99/month) - For this price you get ESPN along with select markets carrying your local ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS affiliates. Please note however that not all markets carry all local channels so check their website for channel availability. You get 50 hours of Cloud DVR for this price. You can also upgrade to 200 hours of Clud DVR for For $15.00 more. Due to streaming rights mobile devices can't watch NFL games live. If you go Hulu and want to watch NFL games on the big screen you'll need to HDMI that computer to the TV then full screen the browser streaming the video. Mobile bad, PC ok? Seems to be the rule for now across the board when it comes to these streaming services. Playstation Vue ($39.99/month) - For $39.999 the Access package gets you the local affiliate channels and ESPN. For $44.99 you can upgrade to their Core package which includes NFL Network. Anyone with the Core service or higher can also ass on their Sports package for an additional $10 a month which includes the NFL Redzone channel. They offer unlimited Cloud DVR but recordings will only save for 28 days. YouTubeTV ($35.00/month) - For a couple dollars less you'll pretty much get the same deal as above...with one HUGE exception. YouTube has cloud DVR but it's completely unlimited and it's included in it's $35.00 cost. Save as many shows and events as you want as long as it shows on one of the channels YouTubeTV carries. Directv Now ($35.00/month) - You get local channels, you get ESPN. No NFL Network (yet) so you'll only be able to get the Thursday Night games that are going to be simulcast on CBS and NBC until they come to an agreement. They also don't have DVR available yet but are apparently BETA testing a service. Fubo.tv ($34.99/month) - Same deal as above when it comes to local channels, it's subject to availability. Other than the broadcast channels you'll also get the NFL Network. For $8.99 more an month you can add their Sports Plus package which adds the NFL Redzone. The ONLY thing not making Fubo.tv a layup is that as of now they don't carry ESPN so no Monday Night Football. They do offer 30 hours of DVR time with their initial offer and recently announced they are running a special where new accounts get the first two months at $19.99. Sling.tv ($19.99/month) - You get all the local channels (check availability in your area) except for CBS. You'll have to pay $24.99 for the package that includes the NFL Network. There's a catch though....if you want NFL network AND ESPN you'll have to pay $39.98 a month for their Blue + Orange package. And for an additional $10.00 a month you can add their Sports Extra Package which includes the NFL Redzone channel. For $5.00 more you can also add their Cloud DVR service which will give you 50 hours of storage. They are also running an offer where if you pay for two or three months in advance you can get a free HD antenna so you can pick up local channels. + $60 a Month: NFL Sunday Ticket ($69.00/month) - The NFL is finally offering their NFL Sunday Ticket package to people without a DirecTV account (and not DirecTV Now). For the base price you get every out of market NFL game on Sundays. For $94.99 you can add the NFL Redzone channel and for $50 more you can add NFL GamePass. NFL GamePass ($99.00/month) - This deal is for NFL Fans who don't have to watch live games to be happy. On-demand replays of all NFL games, live home and away audio and all NFL games going back to 2009 in their archives. There are many different options for NFL Fans to get their fix. Once you figure out what you want and your budget you can fine tune your choices to meet your needs. So how many out there have chosen to cut the cord with cable? And what did you end up with? Feel free to comment below on your choices or any ideas on any other solutions for cord-cutting NFL fans to get their fix!
  16. Tecmo Bowl podcast

    Sweet, consider me subscribed!
  17. New Base NES ROM (32-Team Original TSB Gameplay)

    @keithisgood and @bruddog were the brains behind the updated rom, I just edited as per their instructions that they were so generous to share. The rom isn't totally up to date though as @oilertitanfan pointed out: If there's any Tecmo guru's who know how to update the Browns and Lions helmets it would kick ass for everyone. I am reading up and trying to learn what to do but props to people who have edited helmets, it's a convoluted mess to figure out!
  18. Random Thoughts

    @buck Well said sir, well said.
  19. A Cord-Cutter's Guide to the 2017 NFL Season

    Seems like they have a free option that gives you 7 basic broadcast channels and then a $30.00 option. Doesn't hurt to sign up for the free option as a backup or for people who are too far out to get local channels with an OTA.
  20. A Cord-Cutter's Guide to the 2017 NFL Season

    That's pretty slick! You can tie in Vudu and Pandora and it's compatible with a Roku as well.
  21. Sim test USA

    Gotcha. Thanks for the breakdown, cool of you to keep up with this!
  22. Sim test USA

    How are these games played? COM vs COM, SKP vs SKP? Regular speed? Turbo speed?
  23. (NES) SBlueman's Tecmo Super Bowl 2017

    Right on, thanks for the kind words! I thought that just putting "nfl" in the endzone was the most neutral solution I could come up with. I thought about doing 'afc' and 'nfc' but decided against it since it would look odd outside of interconference play, the pro bowl and Super Bowl. I am by no means an expert when it comes to editing graphics (hence why editing the Browns and Lions helmets hasn't been done in a snap) and have no idea where to begin to get all fancy with the graphics.
  24. NFL 2017-2018 Season Discussion

    The Steelers were cooked once Bell was out of the loss to the Pats. Once Bell came out the Steelers couldn't convert a short goal to go situation when the game was in reach. The defense was horrid as well in that game. I can't pin the playoff loss on Big Ben.
  25. WEEK 2 Predictions

    It's official now, no Bradford today.