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  1. Figured it out, thanks jstout! Got some gnarly helmet colors right now.
  2. I was thinking that too--just rename the two teams in TSB--but would swapping the logos mean I'd have to also tweak the colors in the code? I can do that I think with the big helmets, but I always have difficulty with the small helmets.
  3. I was playing around with the idea of swapping teams into different divisions. Like, I considered turning the New Orleans Breakers back into the Boston Breakers. My goal is to group them closer to the Atlantic division clubs; in turn, I'd place the Feds closer as well. Essentially, swapping both clubs places either on the Team Data/Control screens or just the standings. I can always adjust the schedule to where the Breakers play PIT/NJ/BALT twice and WASH play MEM/JAX/BIR/TB twice, but that could mess up my standings. I guess I'm just asking is there a way to "swap" the spots for both clubs in the code? It seems division organization is more built around arrays of teams rather than where each individual team is placed. Any help would be great.
  4. View File USFL '87: The Ballad of Brian Bosworth A continuation of my hypothetical USFL series. Narrative up soon and in pieces. Player placement is based on collegiate territory research, polling, and some hypotheticals. Number re-arrangements for NFL vets based as closely as possible on that player's number in college. Veterans also based on researching preseason NFL transactions and contemporary trade/cut/signing rumors for a little what-if stuff. This hack uses Buck's "Juice Helper" so it is challenging, though I also modified offensive stats--high pass control, receptions--to keep the frenzied "USFL" feel. If you wish to vote on future player placements, follow me on Twitter (@Tombor13). I apologize for the delay. Enjoy. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, custom schedule -All Pro: '87 All-NFL Vs. '87 All-USFL (I had to make modifications: if an All-Pro is in the USFL, they were replaced by an all-conference or Pro Bowler) Transactions/Roster Edits: *New Jersey trades rights to Kelvin Martin (NFL), Scott Schwedes (signed), Steve Trapilo (signed), and '87 and '88 Open Draft 1st round picks to Oklahoma for rights to Brian Bosworth (10 years, $15 million). The '87 pick is via Chicago, completing compensation for Keith Byars signing in '86. *Pittsburgh trades their 9th round selection to New Jersey per arbitrator ruling after the Maulers signed Joe Shield. *Memphis trades rights to Walter Lewis and Dwight Stone to Birmingham for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks in the '88 Open Draft; one territorial selection. *Oklahoma trades an 11th round Open Draft pick to Memphis for rights to Clyde Duncan per arbitrator ruling. *Denver trades 16th and 18th round Open Draft picks to Houston for rights to Rick McIvor. Deal completed to avoid arbitration. *San Antonio trades James Hadnot (cut in training camp), 5th, 8th, and 12th round picks to Washington for rights to Ethan Horton per arbitrator decision; Washington request for a 2nd round pick denied. *Houston trades 4th round open draft pick to Washington for rights to Calvin Daniels per arbitrator decision; Washington request for a 1st round pick denied. *Denver trades Stan Blinka to Oklahoma for a 6th round Open Draft pick in '88. *Los Angeles trades Darrell Patillo to Baltimore for a 5th round Open Draft pick in '88. *San Antonio trades 13th round '88 Open Draft pick to Los Angeles for rights to Gary Moten. Roster Additions: Arizona David Adams* Jon Horton Danny Lockett Dan Saleaumuna* Jeff Van Raaphorst Darren Willis Baltimore Alvin Blount Michael Clemons (2nd round Open Draft) Chuck Faucette Rich Gannon Birmingham Tommie Agee Howard Ballard* Cornelius Bennett Lewis Colbert Keith McKeller Freddie Robinson #10 Mike Shula* Dwight Stone (4th round Open Draft) Chicago John Carney Curtis Duncan Les Miller* (3rd round Open Draft) Todd Peat* Ray Wallace Frank Winters Denver Steve Alvord Steve Bartalo* Tyrone Braxton Jeff Criswell (17th round Open Draft) Jon Embree Merrill Hoge Lakei Heimuli Frankie Neal (1st round Open Draft) Pete Najarian* (11th round Open Draft) Ed Simmons (2nd round Open Draft) Al Smith Kevin Willhite (19th round Open Draft) Houston Jerry Ball Ray Berry Thomas Everett Donald Narcisse Derrick Macadoo Matt Stevens (9th round Open Draft) Jacksonville Tracy Ham* Kirby Jackson (2nd round Open Draft) Greg Lloyd* Ricky Nattiel Jesse Tuggle LA Rick Finney (5th round Open Draft) Charles Lockett Tim McDonald Christian Okoye Memphis Tony Burse Jimmy Clinkscales Enis Jackson* Wayne Haddix* (17th round Open Draft) Tony Robinson Elbert Shelley* Daryle Smtih* Theo Young* Michigan Doug DuBose (22nd round Open Draft) New Jersey Walter Briggs* Brian Bosworth (rights trade w/Oklahoma) Cris Carter Scott Merserau* Ed Rubbert* (8th round Open Draft) Tyronne Stowe* Harry Swayne New Orleans Milton Barney Joe Caravello Mark Carrier Willie Fears Patrick Scott* Ronald Scott Henry Thomas Oakland Toi Cook David Diaz-Infante Kevin Gogan Lorenzo Lynch* Hardy Nickerson Gene Taylor Oklahoma John Clay (1st round Open Draft via NJ) ('87 Raiders) Tim Gordon* Andrew Jackson (15th round Open Draft) Robert Mimbs* Scott Schwedes (New Jersey rights, Boz trade) Derrick Shepard Steve Trapilo (New Jersey rights, Boz trade) Pittsburgh Tom Brown Cornell Burbage (3rd round Open Draft) Mitch Frerotte Ray Isom Mancia Massimo John Settle (2nd round Open Draft) San Antonio Ron Bernstine David Caldwell (rights trade w/Houston, future considerations) Sammy Garza Larry Kelm* Kevin Murray* (signed post NFL Draft) Eugene Seale Tampa Bay Eddie Hunter (10th round Open Draft pick) Dan Sileo Jeff Zimmerman (rights trade w/Jacksonville, future considerations) Washington James Brim Robert Clark* Kenny Flowers Don Majkowski Mike Junkin USFL Transactions Free Agency/Trades/Listing Acquisition Arizona Kim Bokemper Trent Bryant Earl Cooper John Harris Howard Richards Baltimore Stefon Adams ('85 territorial pick) Tyrone Anthony ('84 territorial pick) Marvin Harvey David Martin Mike McCloskey (‘83 territorial pick) Darrell Pattillo (trade w/LA for 5th round '88 Open Draft pick) Birmingham John Fourcade Walter Lewis (trade w/Memphis for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round '88 Open Draft picks) Junior Miller Virgil Seay Ken Woodard Chicago Owen Gill ('85 territorial pick) Gary Ellerson ('86 territorial pick) Mel Jenkins Denver Rick McIvor Houston Rodney Bellinger George Cumby Calvin Daniels Marvin Powell Al Richardson Adam Schriber (‘84 territorial pick) Jason Stauvosky (rights swap w/Oklahoma, future considerations) Jacksonville Charles Alexander #4 ('83 Bengals) Bobby Duckworth Mike Rozier Turk Schonert LA Keith Browner ('84 territorial pick) Steve Busick Craig Ellis Paul McDonald #16 Timmie Ware #19 ('85 territorial pick) Memphis Jimmy Colquitt Allama Matthews Calvin Muhammad Brad White Van Williams Michigan Doug Marsh Eugene Marve Rick Massie Joe Morris Butch Wolfork New Jersey Paul Coffman Joe Dufek Garcia Lane Jeff Rohrer Mike Siano (‘86 territorial pick) New Orleans Jerry Gordon Kyle Mackey Oakland Clyde Glover ('84 territorial pick) Alvin Hall Earnest Jackson ('83 9th round Open Draft pick) Clint Sampson Byron Smith ('84 territorial pick) Ted Watts Jim Zorn Oklahoma Stan Blinka Gordon Brown ('86 territorial pick) Clyde Duncan Pittsburgh Dennis Fowlkes Ralph Giacomarro Bernard Henry Joe Shield Larry Station (rights trade w/Chicago, future considerations) San Antonio Paul Allegre Keith Baldwin Pat Franklin (‘86 territorial pick) Ethan Horton Lam Jones Gary Moten James Noble ('86 territorial pick) Buzz Sawyer ('85 territorial pick) Tampa Bay Greg Allen ('85 territorial pick) Chip Banks Harvey Clayton ('83 territorial pick) Jackie Flowers Kevin Ingram Florian Kempf Dexter Manley Jim Miller Bob Niziolinek Joel Williams Washington Charles Bowser Lynn Dickey Jeff Hayes Dan Banish (‘83 territorial pick) Reggie Pleasant ('85 territorial pick) *USFL '88 or future hack Submitter Tombor Submitted 03/16/2022 Category Misc ROMs  
  5. Version 1.0.0

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    A continuation of my hypothetical USFL series. Narrative up soon and in pieces. Player placement is based on collegiate territory research, polling, and some hypotheticals. Number re-arrangements for NFL vets based as closely as possible on that player's number in college. Veterans also based on researching preseason NFL transactions and contemporary trade/cut/signing rumors for a little what-if stuff. This hack uses Buck's "Juice Helper" so it is challenging, though I also modified offensive stats--high pass control, receptions--to keep the frenzied "USFL" feel. If you wish to vote on future player placements, follow me on Twitter (@Tombor13). I apologize for the delay. Enjoy. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, custom schedule -All Pro: '87 All-NFL Vs. '87 All-USFL (I had to make modifications: if an All-Pro is in the USFL, they were replaced by an all-conference or Pro Bowler) Transactions/Roster Edits: *New Jersey trades rights to Kelvin Martin (NFL), Scott Schwedes (signed), Steve Trapilo (signed), and '87 and '88 Open Draft 1st round picks to Oklahoma for rights to Brian Bosworth (10 years, $15 million). The '87 pick is via Chicago, completing compensation for Keith Byars signing in '86. *Pittsburgh trades their 9th round selection to New Jersey per arbitrator ruling after the Maulers signed Joe Shield. *Memphis trades rights to Walter Lewis and Dwight Stone to Birmingham for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round picks in the '88 Open Draft; one territorial selection. *Oklahoma trades an 11th round Open Draft pick to Memphis for rights to Clyde Duncan per arbitrator ruling. *Denver trades 16th and 18th round Open Draft picks to Houston for rights to Rick McIvor. Deal completed to avoid arbitration. *San Antonio trades James Hadnot (cut in training camp), 5th, 8th, and 12th round picks to Washington for rights to Ethan Horton per arbitrator decision; Washington request for a 2nd round pick denied. *Houston trades 4th round open draft pick to Washington for rights to Calvin Daniels per arbitrator decision; Washington request for a 1st round pick denied. *Denver trades Stan Blinka to Oklahoma for a 6th round Open Draft pick in '88. *Los Angeles trades Darrell Patillo to Baltimore for a 5th round Open Draft pick in '88. *San Antonio trades 13th round '88 Open Draft pick to Los Angeles for rights to Gary Moten. Roster Additions: Arizona David Adams* Jon Horton Danny Lockett Dan Saleaumuna* Jeff Van Raaphorst Darren Willis Baltimore Alvin Blount Michael Clemons (2nd round Open Draft) Chuck Faucette Rich Gannon Birmingham Tommie Agee Howard Ballard* Cornelius Bennett Lewis Colbert Keith McKeller Freddie Robinson #10 Mike Shula* Dwight Stone (4th round Open Draft) Chicago John Carney Curtis Duncan Les Miller* (3rd round Open Draft) Todd Peat* Ray Wallace Frank Winters Denver Steve Alvord Steve Bartalo* Tyrone Braxton Jeff Criswell (17th round Open Draft) Jon Embree Merrill Hoge Lakei Heimuli Frankie Neal (1st round Open Draft) Pete Najarian* (11th round Open Draft) Ed Simmons (2nd round Open Draft) Al Smith Kevin Willhite (19th round Open Draft) Houston Jerry Ball Ray Berry Thomas Everett Donald Narcisse Derrick Macadoo Matt Stevens (9th round Open Draft) Jacksonville Tracy Ham* Kirby Jackson (2nd round Open Draft) Greg Lloyd* Ricky Nattiel Jesse Tuggle LA Rick Finney (5th round Open Draft) Charles Lockett Tim McDonald Christian Okoye Memphis Tony Burse Jimmy Clinkscales Enis Jackson* Wayne Haddix* (17th round Open Draft) Tony Robinson Elbert Shelley* Daryle Smtih* Theo Young* Michigan Doug DuBose (22nd round Open Draft) New Jersey Walter Briggs* Brian Bosworth (rights trade w/Oklahoma) Cris Carter Scott Merserau* Ed Rubbert* (8th round Open Draft) Tyronne Stowe* Harry Swayne New Orleans Milton Barney Joe Caravello Mark Carrier Willie Fears Patrick Scott* Ronald Scott Henry Thomas Oakland Toi Cook David Diaz-Infante Kevin Gogan Lorenzo Lynch* Hardy Nickerson Gene Taylor Oklahoma John Clay (1st round Open Draft via NJ) ('87 Raiders) Tim Gordon* Andrew Jackson (15th round Open Draft) Robert Mimbs* Scott Schwedes (New Jersey rights, Boz trade) Derrick Shepard Steve Trapilo (New Jersey rights, Boz trade) Pittsburgh Tom Brown Cornell Burbage (3rd round Open Draft) Mitch Frerotte Ray Isom Mancia Massimo John Settle (2nd round Open Draft) San Antonio Ron Bernstine David Caldwell (rights trade w/Houston, future considerations) Sammy Garza Larry Kelm* Kevin Murray* (signed post NFL Draft) Eugene Seale Tampa Bay Eddie Hunter (10th round Open Draft pick) Dan Sileo Jeff Zimmerman (rights trade w/Jacksonville, future considerations) Washington James Brim Robert Clark* Kenny Flowers Don Majkowski Mike Junkin USFL Transactions Free Agency/Trades/Listing Acquisition Arizona Kim Bokemper Trent Bryant Earl Cooper John Harris Howard Richards Baltimore Stefon Adams ('85 territorial pick) Tyrone Anthony ('84 territorial pick) Marvin Harvey David Martin Mike McCloskey (‘83 territorial pick) Darrell Pattillo (trade w/LA for 5th round '88 Open Draft pick) Birmingham John Fourcade Walter Lewis (trade w/Memphis for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd round '88 Open Draft picks) Junior Miller Virgil Seay Ken Woodard Chicago Owen Gill ('85 territorial pick) Gary Ellerson ('86 territorial pick) Mel Jenkins Denver Rick McIvor Houston Rodney Bellinger George Cumby Calvin Daniels Marvin Powell Al Richardson Adam Schriber (‘84 territorial pick) Jason Stauvosky (rights swap w/Oklahoma, future considerations) Jacksonville Charles Alexander #4 ('83 Bengals) Bobby Duckworth Mike Rozier Turk Schonert LA Keith Browner ('84 territorial pick) Steve Busick Craig Ellis Paul McDonald #16 Timmie Ware #19 ('85 territorial pick) Memphis Jimmy Colquitt Allama Matthews Calvin Muhammad Brad White Van Williams Michigan Doug Marsh Eugene Marve Rick Massie Joe Morris Butch Wolfork New Jersey Paul Coffman Joe Dufek Garcia Lane Jeff Rohrer Mike Siano (‘86 territorial pick) New Orleans Jerry Gordon Kyle Mackey Oakland Clyde Glover ('84 territorial pick) Alvin Hall Earnest Jackson ('83 9th round Open Draft pick) Clint Sampson Byron Smith ('84 territorial pick) Ted Watts Jim Zorn Oklahoma Stan Blinka Gordon Brown ('86 territorial pick) Clyde Duncan Pittsburgh Dennis Fowlkes Ralph Giacomarro Bernard Henry Joe Shield Larry Station (rights trade w/Chicago, future considerations) San Antonio Paul Allegre Keith Baldwin Pat Franklin (‘86 territorial pick) Ethan Horton Lam Jones Gary Moten James Noble ('86 territorial pick) Buzz Sawyer ('85 territorial pick) Tampa Bay Greg Allen ('85 territorial pick) Chip Banks Harvey Clayton ('83 territorial pick) Jackie Flowers Kevin Ingram Florian Kempf Dexter Manley Jim Miller Bob Niziolinek Joel Williams Washington Charles Bowser Lynn Dickey Jeff Hayes Dan Banish (‘83 territorial pick) Reggie Pleasant ('85 territorial pick) *USFL '88 or future hack
  6. Young is the only one with a dedicated running play; I will give it a shot and see what happens.
  7. Hi everybody, I'm getting '87 ready and have been simming through a few times to make sure everything is working all right. How do others handle running quarterbacks? Seems like very season I do, Steve Young or Damon Allen or Walter Lewis only have about 100 rushing yards over the season. I crank up sim run to 15 or even 44/50 MS but it doesn't seem to move the needle when I sim the game. They work great when you play though. Not a big deal, just kind of wondering.
  8. Hey, Thanks! I forgot that it is 255 for each, not 255 total. I was wondering what was going on...
  9. Thanks for the advice--I went through and cleared out everybody and I cranked up the front seven, though it did even up going the other direction; still Reggie White notching 42 sacks in 18 games isn't totally out of reach. Probably keep tweaking.
  10. Yeah it isn't working still after a fifth sim/tweak. Here the league's sack leaders, all safeties. I have noticed stats come out more interesting when I tweak sim stats on the offense but leave defensive players alone...maybe I will try that and see where it is going. I am not sure what this is happening...
  11. Hi everybody, I was experimenting with another USFL hack and I feel like I've gotten the hang of Sim Data, but I have playing around with a new hack I made and it seems like the only guys recording any stats are my safeties--they get all the sacks and safeties. I've attached the file. Is this sim data issues, or a team sim data issue? Thanks! usfl_89_prime_time_beta02.nes
  12. View File USFL '86: Shadow Market A continuation of my hypothetical USFL series. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Formation Experimentations -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, '85 schedule -All Pro: '86 All-NFL Vs. '86 All-USFL (I had to make modifications: Dennis Gentry, Bobby Joe Edmonds, and Tim McGee all made ALL-NFL as Special Teams Players; some other modifications based on ALL-AFC or ALL-NFC) -Custom Schedule Player allocation was based on a mix of the 1986 territorial and Open Drafts, narrative flourishes, and '85 NFL final cuts. In terms of NFL player cuts: I placed players based on their USFL draft status or regional proximity of their college or through research. '86 territorial rights/Open Draft Arizona Phil Freeman Greg Baty (rights trade w/Oakland) Paul Godbey* Max Zandejas Baltimore Rich Badanjack Todd Bowles Tim Cofield Stan Gelbaugh J.D. Maarveld John Taylor Birmingham Auburn Alabama Jesse Bendross (‘84 territorial pick) Carl Byrum Harold Hallman Willie Totten ('87 Bills Strike QB) Chicago Illinois Indiana Northwestern Wisconsin Cap Boso Keith Byars Jim Everett Bobby Howard Devon Mitchell* Denver Colorado Colorado State Nebraska Utah Utah State Mike Busch ('87 Giants) Rick Donnelly Dwayne Jiles Glen Kozlowski ('87 Bears) Vai Sikahema Eric Yarber Houston Baylor Houston SMU Texas Floyd Dixon Rory Graves (rights acquired in Weddington "liquidation" trade w/New Jersey) Brett Maxie* John Teltshick Reyna Thompson Jacksonville Florida Georgia Georgia Tech Eddie Anderson* Kent Austin (rights trade w/Birmingham) Ray Criswell Alonzo Johnson (rights trade w/Tampa Bay for Alonzo Mitz) Pat Swilling ('86 or '87 Saints) LA UCLA USC Joe Cormier John Lee Erik Howard (completes '85 trade w/Oakland for rights to Damon Allen) Robert Jenkins* Allen Pitts James Pruitt Memphis Tennessee Tennessee State Tony Baker Brian Blankenship ('86 open draft pick, '87 Steelers) Ravin Caldwell Don Griffin* Enis Jackson* Tim Harris Michigan Michigan Michigan State Brad Cochran John Offerdahl Butch Rolle John Wojciechowski New Jersey Boston College Colgate Rutgers Syracuse Gill Fenerty (3rd round open draft selection, pick acquired in Sam Bowers trade) Tim Green Mark Jackson (2nd round open draft pick) John Tagliaferri New Orleans LSU La Tech Tulane Willie Gillus (15th round open draft pick) Dalton Hilliard Tank Landry Ronald Scott* Jackie Walker Oakland Stanford Washington Washington State Joe Kelly Rueben Mayes Junior Tautalatasi Oklahoma Oklahoma Oklahoma State Tulsa Tony Casillas Charles Crawford Rusty Hilger Kevin Murphy Willie Pless Pittsburgh Pitt Penn State West Virginia Chuck Banks Doug Marrone (4th round open draft pick) Mike Zordich* San Antonio Texas A&M Domingo Bryant Matt Darwin Seth Joyner Larry Linne* Walter Murray (2nd round Open Draft) Anthony Toney Tampa Bay Jamie Dukes* Joe Dudek Percy Griffin* Hassan Jones Alonzo Mitz (Jacksonville territorial pick, signed after cut) Orson Mobely Ricky Moore (rights acquired in trade w/Birmingham) Jesse Solomon Washington Clemson North Carolina East Carolina Dino Hackett Mike Haight (1st round Open Draft) Napoleon McCallum (rights acquired in trade w/Baltimore for Curtis Bledsoe) Henry Walls* *Will appear in future USFL Hack Transactions Arizona Andre Francis (‘83 territorial pick) Al Harris ('84 Bears) Jim Kovach ('83 or '84 Saints) Odis McKinney (‘81 Raiders) Art Still ('86 Chiefs) Eric Truvillion ('87 Lions) Baltimore Curtis Bledsoe (trade w/Washington for rights to Mark Kelso and Napoleon McCallum) James Burroughs Clarence Collins Dave Dreschler ('83 territorial pick) Major Everett Cornell Gowdy Birmingham Robert Brazile Jeremiah Castille ('83 territorial pick) Bob Harris (‘83 territorial pick) Mike Landrum ('84 Falcons) Malcolm Scott ('83 Giants or '87 Saints) Chicago Tron Armstrong ('84 3rd round open draft selection) Todd Bell Tom Cousineau Ted Petersen Gerald Small Bob Thomas Denver Hasson Arbubakrr Wendell Cason ('85 22nd round open draft pick via Jacksonville, acquired in Hemphill/Turner trade) Chris Kołodziejski (‘84 territorial pick) Larry Mason (trade w/Jacksonville for Daryl Hemphill, Calvin Turner, incul. cash, draft picks) Todd Shell Byron Williams Houston Danny Knight Bobby Micho ('84 territorial pick) Allen Rice ('84 territorial pick) Jimmy Teal ('85 territorial pick) Mike Weddington (trade w/New Jersey for Kiki DeAyala, Ricky Sanders, and Hosea Taylor) Mike Whitwell Jacksonville Carl Aikens (part of Evans trade) Vince Evans (trade w/Chicago for '88 and '89 1st round open draft picks and Carl Aikens) Daryl Hemphill (trade w/Denver for Larry Mason, 2nd and 14th open round picks) Ken Jenkins ('85 Skins, check '82 Lions) Frank Middleton ('83 territorial pick by Tampa Bay, rights acquired in trade) Mike Pruitt Larry Swider Calvin Turner (part of Hemphill trade) LA Mark Bortz ('83 6th round open draft pick) Michael Harper ('84 territorial pick) John Hendy ('85 territorial pick) Bernard Quarles ('83 22nd round open draft pick) Kelly Thomas (‘83 territorial pick) Memphis Sam Bowers (trade w/New Jersey for '86 3rd round open pick (Gill Fenerty), '87 5th round open pick) Earnest Gray Eddie Hill Gary Hogeboom Michigan Ross Browner Bill Elko (rights acquired in trade w/Tampa Bay) Ron Springs Lawrence Ricks ('83 Territorial pick) New Jersey Kiki DeAyala Chas Fox ('85 6th round open draft pick) Russell Erxleben Kris Haines Beasley Reece Tommy Robison Jay Saldi Ricky Sanders Hosea Taylor (trade w/Houston for Mike Weddington, Danny Knight, rights to Rory Graves, and '87 territorial pick) Richard Todd Reggie Wilkes New Orleans Perry Brooks Hokie Gajan Gary Kowalski Todd Leibenstein Herkie Walls Oakland Cliff Benson ('85 1st round open draft pick) Greg Braclin Henry Ellard Neil Elshire Emilie Harry ('85 territorial pick) Jackie Flowers Mike Lush (trade w/Baltimore for 2nd and 3rd round open draft picks '87) Mike Moroski Vince Newsome Dwaine Wilson Oklahoma Theotis Brown Duane Galloway Louis Oubre Stump Mitchell Drew Pearson Willie Tullis Uwe Von Schumann Pittsburgh Less Browne Julius Dawkins Scott Fitzkee Guy Fraizer Tom Orosz Don Smith Leo Wisniewski Dirt Winston San Antonio Greg Bingham Bruce Davis ('85 territorial pick) Doug Dawson ('84 territorial pick) George Farmer Paul Johns Ronnie Paggett (trade w/Birmingham for 9th and 14th round '87 open picks) Tampa Bay Ray Alexander Warren Bryant Alphonso Carraker ("trade" w/Green Bay for Mike Butler) Putt Choate Speedy Neal Marcus Quinn (trade w/Oakland) Washington K.D. Dunn ('85 territorial pick) Kelvin Edwards* Bubba Green Homer Jordan ('83 territorial pick) Mark Kelso ('85 6th round open pick by Baltimore, rights trade as part of Bledsoe deal) William Perry ('85 territorial pick) R.C. Thielemann Tommy Vigorito Submitter Tombor Submitted 10/08/2021 Category Misc ROMs  
  13. Version 1.0.0

    219 downloads

    A continuation of my hypothetical USFL series. Narrative up soon. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, custom schedule -All Pro: '86 All-NFL Vs. '86 All-USFL (I had to make modifications: Dennis Gentry, Bobby Joe Edmonds, and Tim McGee all made ALL-NFL as Special Teams Players; some other modifications based on ALL-AFC or ALL-NFC) Player allocation was based on a mix of the 1986 territorial and Open Drafts, narrative flourishes, and '85 NFL final cuts. In terms of NFL player cuts: I placed players based on their USFL draft status or regional proximity of their college or through research. '86 territorial rights/Open Draft Arizona Phil Freeman Greg Baty (rights trade w/Oakland) Paul Godbey* Max Zandejas Baltimore Rich Badanjack Todd Bowles Tim Cofield Stan Gelbaugh J.D. Maarveld John Taylor Birmingham Jesse Bendross (‘84 territorial pick) Carl Byrum Harold Hallman Willie Totten Chicago Cap Boso Keith Byars Jim Everett Bobby Howard Devon Mitchell* Denver Mike Busch Rick Donnelly Dwayne Jiles Glen Kozlowski Vai Sikahema Eric Yarber Houston Floyd Dixon Rory Graves (rights acquired in Weddington "liquidation" trade w/New Jersey) Brett Maxie* John Teltshick Reyna Thompson Jacksonville Eddie Anderson* Kent Austin (rights trade w/Birmingham, future considerations) Ray Criswell Alonzo Johnson (rights trade w/Tampa Bay for Alonzo Mitz) Pat Swilling ('86 or '87 Saints) LA Joe Cormier John Lee Erik Howard (completes '85 trade w/Oakland for rights to Damon Allen) Robert Jenkins* Allen Pitts James Pruitt Memphis Tony Baker Brian Blankenship ('86 open draft pick) Ravin Caldwell Don Griffin* Enis Jackson* Tim Harris Michigan Brad Cochran John Offerdahl Butch Rolle John Wojciechowski New Jersey Gill Fenerty (3rd round open draft selection, pick acquired in Sam Bowers trade) Tim Green Mark Jackson (2nd round open draft pick) John Tagliaferri New Orleans Willie Gillus (15th round open draft pick) Dalton Hilliard Tank Landry Ronald Scott* Jackie Walker Oakland Joe Kelly Rueben Mayes Junior Tautalatasi Oklahoma Tony Casillas Charles Crawford Rusty Hilger Kevin Murphy Willie Pless Pittsburgh Chuck Banks Doug Marrone (4th round open draft pick) Mike Zordich* San Antonio Domingo Bryant Matt Darwin Seth Joyner Larry Linne* Walter Murray (2nd round Open Draft) Anthony Toney Tampa Bay Jamie Dukes* Joe Dudek Hassan Jones Alonzo Mitz (Jacksonville territorial pick, signed after cut) Orson Mobely Ricky Moore (rights acquired in trade w/Birmingham) Jesse Solomon Washington Dino Hackett Mike Haight (1st round Open Draft) Napoleon McCallum (rights acquired in trade w/Baltimore for Curtis Bledsoe) Henry Walls* *Will appear in future USFL Hack Transactions Arizona Andre Francis (‘83 territorial pick) Al Harris ('84 Bears) Jim Kovach ('83 or '84 Saints) Odis McKinney (‘81 Raiders) Art Still ('86 Chiefs) Eric Truvillion ('87 Lions) Baltimore Curtis Bledsoe (trade w/Washington for rights to Mark Kelso and Napoleon McCallum) James Burroughs Clarence Collins Dave Dreschler ('83 territorial pick) Major Everett Cornell Gowdy Birmingham Robert Brazile Jeremiah Castille ('83 territorial pick) Bob Harris (‘83 territorial pick) Mike Landrum ('84 Falcons) Malcolm Scott ('83 Giants or '87 Saints) Chicago Tron Armstrong ('84 3rd round open draft selection) Todd Bell Tom Cousineau Ted Petersen Gerald Small Bob Thomas Denver Hasson Arbubakrr Wendell Cason ('85 22nd round open draft pick via Jacksonville, acquired in Hemphill/Turner trade) Chris Kołodziejski (‘84 territorial pick) Larry Mason (trade w/Jacksonville for Daryl Hemphill, Calvin Turner, incul. cash, draft picks) Todd Shell Byron Williams Houston Danny Knight Bobby Micho ('84 territorial pick) Allen Rice ('84 territorial pick) Jimmy Teal ('85 territorial pick) Mike Weddington (trade w/New Jersey for Kiki DeAyala, Ricky Sanders, and Hosea Taylor) Mike Whitwell Jacksonville Carl Aikens (part of Evans trade) Vince Evans (trade w/Chicago for '88 and '89 1st round open draft picks and Carl Aikens) Daryl Hemphill (trade w/Denver for Larry Mason, 2nd and 14th open round picks) Ken Jenkins ('85 Skins, check '82 Lions) Frank Middleton ('83 territorial pick by Tampa Bay, rights acquired in trade) Mike Pruitt Larry Swider Calvin Turner (part of Hemphill trade) LA Mark Bortz ('83 6th round open draft pick) Michael Harper ('84 territorial pick) John Hendy ('85 territorial pick) Bernard Quarles ('83 22nd round open draft pick) Kelly Thomas (‘83 territorial pick) Memphis Sam Bowers (trade w/New Jersey for '86 3rd round open pick (Gill Fenerty), '87 5th round open pick) Earnest Gray Eddie Hill Gary Hogeboom Michigan Ross Browner Bill Elko (rights acquired in trade w/Tampa Bay) Ron Springs Lawrence Ricks ('83 Territorial pick) New Jersey Kiki DeAyala Chas Fox ('85 6th round open draft pick) Russell Erxleben Kris Haines Beasley Reece Tommy Robison Jay Saldi Ricky Sanders Hosea Taylor (trade w/Houston for Mike Weddington, Danny Knight, rights to Rory Graves, and '87 territorial pick) Richard Todd Reggie Wilkes New Orleans Perry Brooks Hokie Gajan Gary Kowalski Todd Leibenstein Herkie Walls Oakland Cliff Benson ('85 1st round open draft pick) Greg Braclin Henry Ellard Neil Elshire Emilie Harry ('85 territorial pick) Jackie Flowers Mike Lush (trade w/Baltimore for 2nd and 3rd round open draft picks '87) Mike Moroski Vince Newsome Dwaine Wilson Oklahoma Theotis Brown Duane Galloway Louis Oubre Stump Mitchell Drew Pearson Willie Tullis Uwe Von Schumann Pittsburgh Less Browne Julius Dawkins Scott Fitzkee Guy Fraizer Tom Orosz Don Smith Leo Wisniewski Dirt Winston San Antonio Greg Bingham Bruce Davis ('85 territorial pick) Doug Dawson ('84 territorial pick) George Farmer Paul Johns Ronnie Paggett (trade w/Birmingham for 9th and 14th round '87 open picks) Tampa Bay Ray Alexander Warren Bryant Alphonso Carraker ("trade" w/Green Bay for Mike Butler) Putt Choate Speedy Neal Marcus Quinn (trade w/Oakland) Washington K.D. Dunn ('85 territorial pick) Kelvin Edwards* Bubba Green Homer Jordan ('83 territorial pick) Mark Kelso ('85 6th round open pick by Baltimore, rights trade as part of Bledsoe deal) William Perry ('85 territorial pick) R.C. Thielemann Tommy Vigorito
  14. Is there a way to change the color of the football itself? I know it likely isn't a sprite in the same sense of the other graphics. I saw an article on Twitter about Charles O'Finnley's bid to start another spring league post-USFL and he had what looked like an orange and red football in the photo. Thought it might be a cool experiment...
  15. View File USFL '85: Nasty War 'USFL '85: Nasty War A continuation of my USFL Project, this is a "hypothetical" season that features all 18 clubs from '84, with some modifications to rosters. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Formation Experimentations -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones (watching USFL games I came to admire how bad the end zones often looked) -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, '85 schedule -All Pro: '85 All-NFL Vs. '85 All-USFL in Vanilla (Gerald Riggs replaces Eric Dickerson on NFL All-Pros) Notes: -As the four clubs that folded/merged are returning, '85 territorial lists returned to their general '84 designations, and new players were redistributed. The imagined '85 rosters of the Blitz, Maulers, Outlaws, and Panthers generally resemble their '84 assemblies, though I did take liberties and retained players. This meant the surviving clubs had to be reworked. I tried to keep these "realistic" by filling gaps with actual territorial selections or by doing research into near-miss signings. Dickerson, for instance, did consider an offer from the Wranglers in '83 and used the league as leverage for negotiations in '85. -These rosters are continued from my reimagined '84 roster. If you want accuracy, an NFL and USFL '85 hack by Buck on TBorg has real-life rosters and some cool graphics. The schedule is an adaptation of the original '84--I flipped interdivisional and conference hosts, but they are the same "pattern"; I did shuffle the weeks around to avoid the same schedule. If I can get to an '86, maybe I can make one that swaps inter-conference and inter-divisional matchups. Territorial and Open Draft Picks *Year denotes their territorial selection; unmarked players were territorial or Open Draft selections in ‘85 unless noted. Arizona Ron Brown ('84) Randall Cunningham Rickey Hunley ('84) Vernon Maxwell ('83) Rick Mallory ('84) Pete Mandley (‘84) Rich Moran Vance Johnson Lionel Vital Baltimore Troy Benson ('85 Maulers territorial pick, traded for Mike Johnson, imagined) Birmingham Al Del Greco Kevin Greene Paul Ott Carruth Emmanuel King Freddie Joe Nunn Jerry Rice Chicago Carl Aikens ('84) Dwight Beverly ('84) Bobby Bell Jr. ('84) Mitchell Brookins ('84) Mike Burgereau (‘84) Jeff Dellenbach Babe Laufenberg ('83) Alex Moyer Ken Stills Stacey Toran ('84) Al Toon Dan Turk Denver Joe Walter Rich Miano Jacksonville Frank Bush Robert Lavette Gary Wilkins Houston Ray Childress Jeff Fuller (‘84) Raphel Cherry Los Angeles Duane Bickett Memphis Tiger Greene Herman Hunter Fuad Reviz Chris Scott ('84) Gizmo Williams Carl Zander Michigan Carl Banks ('84) Mike Green ('83) Ali Haji-Sheikh (‘83) Paul Skansi ('83) Steve Smith ('84) Daryl Turner ('84) Lonnie Young New Jersey Steve DeOssie Lionel Emmanuel ('84 LA territorial pick, imagined trade w/LA) Herman Fontenot Doug Flutie Eugene Robinson New Orleans Bud Brown Dino Hall Calvin Magee* Eric Martin Lance Smith Elton Veals ('84) Oakland Damon Allen (imagined rights trade w/LA) Bo Eason ('84) Damone Johnson Reggie Langhorne Tom Neville Ron Rivera (‘84) Tom Toth Dokie Williams (‘83) Oklahoma Tom Benson ('84) Scott Case ('84) John Goode ('84) Jamie Harris Rodney Harding Shawn Jones Kevin Murphy Terry Orr (imagined rights trade w/San Antonio) Pittsburgh Dwight Collins ('84) Chris Doleman Willie Drewery Tom Flynn ('84) Bill Fralic John Frank ('84) Mike Johnson ('84 territorial pick, signed w/Baltimore, imagined trade w/Baltimore for rights to Troy Benson) Tony Paige ('84) Doug Strang Ron Wolfley San Antonio Danny Bradley (imagined rights trade w/Oklahoma for Terry Orr, though an actual territorial selection in ‘85) Alan Veingrad Tampa Bay Eddie Brown Steve Calabria (NJ territorial pick, imagined traded to Bandits though Jim Bassett claimed to sign him in '85) Washington George Adams Louis Cooper Mike Golic Willie Joyner ('84) Lester Lyles Bob Olderman Andre Reed Chris Washington ('84) Free Agency/Veteran Transactions/Returning from ‘84 What-If Hack Arizona Eric Dickerson Ronnie Lott (1-year deal offered during hold-out) Chicago Irving Fryar Walter Payton Denver John Grimsley Prince McJunkins Houston Billy Sims Jacksonville Deron Cherry (imagined) Brian Sipe (trade w/New Jersey for draft pick) LA Reggie Brown (played '83, appeared in one game in '84, stays w/LA for '85, imagined) Michigan Anthony Allen (trade w/LA before club folded) New Jersey Mark May (imagined but offered) Randy White (imagined but offered) New Orleans EJ Junior Johnny Meads Alan Risher (trade w/Arizona, imagined) Oklahoma Greg Kragen Darrol Ray (nearly signed for '85 back in '83) J.C. Watts (expressed interest, rights held by NJ) Pittsburgh Jeff Hostetler (offered in '84) Russ Grimm (offered in '84) San Antonio Earl Campbell (offered in '83) Tampa Bay Cris Collinsworth (signed to start playing in '85) Wilber Marshall Washington Boomer Esaison *Will appear in a future USFL Hack Submitter Tombor Submitted 07/09/2021 Category Misc ROMs  
  16. Version 1.0.0

    247 downloads

    'USFL '85: Nasty War A continuation of my USFL Project, this is a "hypothetical" season that features all 18 clubs from '84, with some modifications to rosters. Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Formation Experimentations -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones (watching USFL games I came to admire how bad the end zones often looked) -Stat Tweaks -Sim Data Tweaks -Offensive Formation Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, '85 schedule -All Pro: '85 All-NFL Vs. '85 All-USFL in Vanilla (Gerald Riggs replaces Eric Dickerson on NFL All-Pros) Notes: -As the four clubs that folded/merged are returning, '85 territorial lists returned to their general '84 designations, and new players were redistributed. The imagined '85 rosters of the Blitz, Maulers, Outlaws, and Panthers generally resemble their '84 assemblies, though I did take liberties and retained players. This meant the surviving clubs had to be reworked. I tried to keep these "realistic" by filling gaps with actual territorial selections or by doing research into near-miss signings. Dickerson, for instance, did consider an offer from the Wranglers in '83 and used the league as leverage for negotiations in '85. -These rosters are continued from my reimagined '84 roster. If you want accuracy, an NFL and USFL '85 hack by Buck on TBorg has real-life rosters and some cool graphics. The schedule is an adaptation of the original '84--I flipped interdivisional and conference hosts, but they are the same "pattern"; I did shuffle the weeks around to avoid the same schedule. If I can get to an '86, maybe I can make one that swaps inter-conference and inter-divisional matchups. Territorial and Open Draft Picks *Year denotes their territorial selection; unmarked players were territorial or Open Draft selections in ‘85 unless noted. Arizona Ron Brown ('84) Randall Cunningham Rickey Hunley ('84) Vernon Maxwell ('83) Rick Mallory ('84) Pete Mandley (‘84) Rich Moran Vance Johnson Lionel Vital Baltimore Troy Benson ('85 Maulers territorial pick, traded for Mike Johnson, imagined) Birmingham Al Del Greco Kevin Greene Paul Ott Carruth Emmanuel King Freddie Joe Nunn Jerry Rice Chicago Carl Aikens ('84) Dwight Beverly ('84) Bobby Bell Jr. ('84) Mitchell Brookins ('84) Mike Burgereau (‘84) Jeff Dellenbach Babe Laufenberg ('83) Alex Moyer Ken Stills Stacey Toran ('84) Al Toon Dan Turk Denver Joe Walter Rich Miano Jacksonville Frank Bush Damian Johnson* Robert Lavette A.V. Richards* Gary Wilkins Houston Ray Childress Jeff Fuller (‘84) Raphel Cherry Los Angeles Duane Bickett Memphis Tiger Greene Herman Hunter Fuad Reviz Chris Scott ('84) Gizmo Williams Carl Zander Michigan Carl Banks ('84) Mike Green ('83) Ali Haji-Sheikh (‘83) Paul Skansi ('83) Steve Smith ('84) Daryl Turner ('84) Lonnie Young New Jersey Steve DeOssie Lionel Emmanuel ('84 LA territorial pick, imagined trade w/LA) Herman Fontenot Doug Flutie Eugene Robinson New Orleans Bud Brown Dino Hall Calvin Magee* Eric Martin Lance Smith Elton Veals ('84) Oakland Damon Allen (imagined rights trade w/LA) Bo Eason ('84) Damone Johnson Reggie Langhorne Tom Neville Ron Rivera (‘84) Tom Toth Dokie Williams (‘83) Oklahoma Tom Benson ('84) Scott Case ('84) John Goode ('84) Jamie Harris Rodney Harding Shawn Jones Kevin Murphy Terry Orr (imagined rights trade w/San Antonio) Pittsburgh Dwight Collins ('84) Chris Doleman Willie Drewery Tom Flynn ('84) Bill Fralic John Frank ('84) Mike Johnson ('84 territorial pick, signed w/Baltimore, imagined trade w/Baltimore for rights to Troy Benson) Tony Paige ('84) Doug Strang Ron Wolfley San Antonio Danny Bradley (imagined rights trade w/Oklahoma for Terry Orr, though an actual territorial selection in ‘85) Alan Veingrad Tampa Bay Eddie Brown Steve Calabria (NJ territorial pick, imagined traded to Bandits though Jim Bassett claimed to sign him in '85) Washington George Adams Louis Cooper Mike Golic Willie Joyner ('84) Lester Lyles Bob Olderman Andre Reed Chris Washington ('84) Free Agency/Veteran Transactions/Returning from ‘84 What-If Hack Arizona Eric Dickerson Ronnie Lott (1-year deal offered during hold-out) Chicago Irving Fryar Walter Payton Denver John Grimsley Prince McJunkins Houston Billy Sims Jacksonville Deron Cherry (imagined) Brian Sipe (trade w/New Jersey for draft pick) LA Reggie Brown (played '83, appeared in one game in '84, stays w/LA for '85, imagined) Michigan Anthony Allen (trade w/LA before club folded) New Jersey Mark May (imagined but offered) Randy White (imagined but offered) New Orleans EJ Junior Johnny Meads Alan Risher (trade w/Arizona, imagined) Oklahoma Greg Kragen Darrol Ray (nearly signed for '85 back in '83) J.C. Watts (expressed interest, rights held by NJ) Pittsburgh Jeff Hostetler (offered in '84) Russ Grimm (offered in '84) San Antonio Earl Campbell (offered in '83) Tampa Bay Cris Collinsworth (signed to start playing in '85) Wilber Marshall Washington Boomer Esaison *Will appear in a future USFL Hack
  17. Yeah, I felt like this would be too complex. I have been tooling around with Sim Data as best as I can, and have gotten some balance.
  18. I got two questions; if anyone knows of an older thread to direct me, that'd be great too. 1) Is there a way, either in sim or when playing the COM, you can get the COM to substitute players? Sometimes in a regular season game it gets a little ugly when the opposing quarterback falls into a bad condition. I remember the COM would swap out players in TECMO NBA Basketball on occasion. 2) Is there a way to prevent your entire roster from being "reset" when a player returns from injury? There has been a few times where I got some backups in "excellent" condition and a guy is out, but then when I sim the result and the guy returns, the entire roster resets. There questions are probably more source code questions. I was just curious.
  19. Because there are fewer than 28 teams (there are 18 in the USFL mod), I am able to sort of "stack" a couple matchups within a single week: with 18 teams, there are 9 a week, so around Week 13 and Week 14, I double-up the schedule in order to fit the whole schedule. And since there were even fewer WFL clubs, I think I could work the schedule in order to make a 20 games work. Thanks Kamphuna! I will try to reach out. Work has been a little crazy.
  20. I kind of got some notes for an '85 hack--it would likely be completely "reimagined," with all 18 teams--but I was wondering if the current ESPN (it was updated in '85) or ABC logo ever appeared in any NES games? Just so I can have maybe a baseline. Are there any good programs out there to import and digitize graphics in Tile Layer Pro?
  21. I think the work on USFL '84 has given me a framework to do a WFL one pretty smoothly--like I know I can fit the original 20 game schedule, and the 18 total clubs; it's just the graphics stuff would definitely hang me up--helmets, small helmets, and on field logos. Probably would be a dynasty rom.
  22. Just out of curiosity, has anyone attempted a WFL mod? I don't know much about the league, but some of the helmets are pretty cool; I am not great with graphics.
  23. View File USFL '84: Kings of Spring USFL '84: Kings of Spring Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Run and Shoot formation for Houston -What If Players -'84 Rosters as close as possible (there were a lot of midseason trades, so I tried to place players on rosters where they made more appearances) -New Orleans Breakers -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones (watching USFL games I came to admire how bad the end zones often looked) -Stat Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, '84 schedule -All Pro: '84 All-NFL Vs. '84 All-USFL in Vanilla (slightly modified in What If--All-AFC Freeman McNeil replaces Payton) Built off the legendary USFL-WLAF hack by jstout and Denny, this rom features the '84 USFL teams, schedule, and rosters, along with a few wrinkles. This rom was tricky as I am still new to this. I looked to TheRaja's TFO rom for some structure. Clubs are split into three, 3-team divisions. The schedule is '84's, so clubs still have the same division matchups. I tried to order games as close as possible to their original times and distributions, as USFL clubs played Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday every week. This still got a little murky in the middle, but all schedules are as accurate as possible. This rom maintains TSB's playoff structure as well--six get in from each conference as opposed to the original 4, but, honestly, I wondered why the league didn't go with 6 just from a marketing standpoint. You got a new league with new teams, why not show them all off, a la the NHL? Once I get better at this stuff, I will edit down to a 4 team playoff. Jstout's and Denny's hack was invaluable--they did the art and logos. I did make some light edits to the helmets and logos--several clubs had "triple stripe" helmets, so I shifted them to the "40" code designation, with the exception of the Maulers, whose logo is placed in the Rams making that too difficult. I changed the Feds' big helmet to reflect the switch to silver in '84 and I edited the Blitz's and Star's logos just a little bit. I also took a crack at the midfield and end zone graphics. Special thanks to USFLFan (@VUSFL2018 on Twitter) for providing invaluable knowledge on the what-if roster changes. Reading about some of the league's near-miss signings inspired me to take this on; @VUSFL2018's Virtual USFL project provided a great guide and framework. There are two versions of this rom: Vanilla--the more I experimented with rosters, the more I realized I needed some balance. Vanilla has more accurate rosters. What If Edit--this is the counterfactual version, a little harder (not super juiced, but all clubs start 2-0 in terms of difficulty). This includes the "What If" Rosters. Note non-TSB players: as this is an edit, and if you are playing TSB for the first time, this rom lacks the 2-point conversion implemented in USFL. Also, no touchbacks on kick-offs. The Read Me includes a partial narrative and explains roster placements. Submitter Tombor Submitted 04/05/2021 Category Misc ROMs  
  24. Version 1.0.0

    655 downloads

    USFL '84: Kings of Spring Features: -7 minute quarters -Stats after every quarter -Wedge Returns -Directional Punting -Run and Shoot formation for Houston -What If Players -'84 Rosters as close as possible (there were a lot of midseason trades, so I tried to place players on rosters where they made more appearances) -New Orleans Breakers -Graphic Tweaks, including funky end zones (watching USFL games I came to admire how bad the end zones often looked) -Stat Tweaks -3 team, 3 Division Structure -12 teams make playoffs (as opposed to original 8 teams) -18 game, locked, '84 schedule -All Pro: '84 All-NFL Vs. '84 All-USFL in Vanilla (slightly modified in What If--All-AFC Freeman McNeil replaces Payton) Built off the legendary USFL-WLAF hack by jstout and Denny, this rom features the '84 USFL teams, schedule, and rosters, along with a few wrinkles. This rom was tricky as I am still new to this. I looked to TheRaja's TFO rom for some structure. Clubs are split into three, 3-team divisions. The schedule is '84's, so clubs still have the same division matchups. I tried to order games as close as possible to their original times and distributions, as USFL clubs played Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday every week. This still got a little murky in the middle, but all schedules are as accurate as possible. This rom maintains TSB's playoff structure as well--six get in from each conference as opposed to the original 4, but, honestly, I wondered why the league didn't go with 6 just from a marketing standpoint. You got a new league with new teams, why not show them all off, a la the NHL? Once I get better at this stuff, I will edit down to a 4 team playoff. Jstout's and Denny's hack was invaluable--they did the art and logos. I did make some light edits to the helmets and logos--several clubs had "triple stripe" helmets, so I shifted them to the "40" code designation, with the exception of the Maulers, whose logo is placed in the Rams making that too difficult. I changed the Feds' big helmet to reflect the switch to silver in '84 and I edited the Blitz's and Star's logos just a little bit. I also took a crack at the midfield and end zone graphics. Special thanks to USFLFan (@VUSFL2018 on Twitter) for providing invaluable knowledge on the what-if roster changes. Reading about some of the league's near-miss signings inspired me to take this on; @VUSFL2018's Virtual USFL project provided a great guide and framework. There are two versions of this rom: Vanilla--the more I experimented with rosters, the more I realized I needed some balance. Vanilla has more accurate rosters. What If Edit--this is the counterfactual version, a little harder (not super juiced, but all clubs start 2-0 in terms of difficulty). This includes the "What If" Rosters. Note non-TSB players: as this is an edit, and if you are playing TSB for the first time, this rom lacks the 2-point conversion implemented in USFL. Also, no touchbacks on kick-offs. The Read Me includes a partial narrative and explains roster placements.
  25. I was just wondering if there is a thread that has discussed editing text on the black event screens ahead of playoff games or regular season games. Screens like below: I have managed to edit some text on menu and playoff screens by tooling around with translhextion, finding spots where I can read the text to the right of my location, but this has been sort of tedious. I am nearly done with my USFL '84 hack and I just wanted to change "World Bowl," as it is displayed in the USFL-WLAF hack, to "USFL Championship" or something like that. I have seen thread discussions on how to edit the title screen and "Super Pro Football," but can't seem to find discussions on how to do this here. Buck's 1985 USFL-NFL hack does something similar, as do other historic hacks. Any help would be appreciated.
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