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  1. Tecmo Lincoln 9 Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament Signup - the bottom of this page What: Tecmobowl.org Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament Where: Lincoln, Nebraska @ Barry's Bar and Grill - http://barrysbarandgrill.com/ - Located in Downtown Lincoln in the Haymarket - 235 N. 9th St Lincoln, NE When: Saturday, Janurary 12th, 2019 - Tournament Check-in between 11-11:45am, game play to start at 11:45 am How much does it cost? - $20. Pay at the event. If you want to paypal me hit me up via email. There is an ATM if you're the guy who never has cash. Tournament Limit - Tourney will be capped at 64 players Is there a payout? - Payout will be for the top 4 finishers based on the number of people that show up at the event. There will also be a bobblehead trophy and no matter what those guys from Iowa tell you I come up with this concept first 😁 Will there be food? - Yes they have a great menu. Format Players will be assigned to a pool of 4 players and will play “World Cup Style”. Wins and then point differential will determine seeding for the single elimination tournament. Point Differential is capped at 28 points per game. The tournament will pay out for 1st/2nd/3rd/4th, respectively 50/30/15/5% from the entry fees. The champion will also receive a trophy. Rules "Madsion Rules" as originally defined by the group at "Tecmo Madison" Team Selection & Coin Toss:Team Selection & Coin Toss: A manual coin-flip will precede each game. The coin-flip winner can choose the matchup (i.e. the two teams) or defer the matchup choice to the coin-flip loser. If the winner chooses the matchup, the winner is given the P1 controller, and the loser chooses his choice of the two teams in the matchup. If the winner defers the matchup choice, the winner is given the P2 controller, the loser will then choose the matchup and the winner will select his choice of the two teams. In summary, the winner of the coin toss either gets P1 and choice of matchup or P2 and choice of teams. “One Matchup Once” Rule: The coin-flip winner can only select a particular matchup once throughout the entire tournament. For instance, if Player A wins the toss and selects Packers-Browns, Player A cannot call that exact matchup for the rest of the tournament. Player B, however, is free to select that matchup later in the tournament. Customizing Playbooks and Lineup Changes: Customizing playbooks is permissible. You can access your “change” screen (screen where you check player conditions and make substitutions) only twice per half. This helps speed up the games. WR or TE at RB: A WR/TE cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. You can insert a WR or TE into a RB slot for lead blocking purposes, but he cannot carry the football. To further clarify, players such as Ernest Givins, Ricky Sanders, and Andre Rison cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. Ties: Although ties are permitted in the tournament’s “group play” portion, such are not permitted in the single-elimination portion of the tournament. If a game ends in a tie after overtime, a new game will begin, and the first player to score in the new game is the winner. Lurching: Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or “popcorn” someone on the offensive line. You cannot simply go around your blocker and dive. Note that this rule does not apply to LBs. Nintendo Malfunctions: If there is an equipment failure in the first half, games will be replayed from the start. If equipment malfunctions in the 2nd half, only the second half is replayed. In that event, the scores from each half are added together to obtain a final score. If the game was uncompetitive or the equipment malfunctioned due to human error, the tourney organizers reserve the right to declare a winner without replaying any portion of the game. Tournament Disputes: Matt Knobbe is the tournament referee. He will decide all disputes unless he is a player in the game. If he is a player in the disputed game, someone else will resolve the dispute.
  2. For as long as I can remember I have never thought that the official North American release day for Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES was known. Wikipedia, your encyclopedia in the cloud has always listed the North American release as "December, 1991" while listing a very specific "December 13th, 1991" for the Japanese release. Any other sort of internet deep dive would come up with the same result: no one listed the specific day on which this game was released. Try searching for "Tecmo Super Bowl release date" on Google or Bing now. The result is quite different because wikipedia is now different. I had noticed back in Oct of 2018 that the Tecmo Super Bowl Wikipedia page had been updated with the North American release day. Anyone can update a Wikipedia page and anyone can view what has been changed and who changed it. It's possible to create an account on Wikipedia and this will show you what pages or talk has come from this specific user. If you don't create an account, you can still update a page but the site will list your IP address instead. On Dec 10 of 2017 someone updated the release date of Tecmo Super Bowl from December of 1991 to Friday, December 13th, 1991 The updated user wasn't a registered account on Wikipedia so the IPv6 address "2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F" was credited for the update. This is an address registered through AT&T and unless there is some other record associated with this address around this time there is no way to trace this short of having AT&T search through there records for it. When you drill down into the contributions of this user, you find a pattern: This person, or bot, systematically updated 23 different game release dates over the course of an hour on Dec 10, 2017. One could surmise from this list of completely random games that this was the work of someone with a general interest in NES games, not a Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast. Why were these particular games selected and if someone did have a list of releases dates for video game in North America 25+ years ago where exactly did they get it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F At the end of the day though the question remains: Was Tecmo Super Bowl released on Dec 13, 1991? The answer is doubtful and let me explain why. Tecmo was a Japanese company and like many while they maintained a office in the U.S. most were headquartered out of Japan. If you look through dates for video game releases you'll see a couple of things. Japanese video games are most often released on a Monday or a Friday US releases rarely, if ever, occur on the same calendar day as the Japanese release. It makes sense for a release to occur before a weekend, right? Friday before a weekend seems the most logical as a person might purchase the game with the intent of playing it for the weekend. You'll see that December 13, 1991 is a Friday. However, while it is Friday in Japan it's actually Thursday in the US. As you start to find some games with actual release dates in the US you'll see Thursday and my guess would be because this is Friday to the bosses back in Japan. If there was an official release date for Tecmo Super Bowl that paralleled the Japanese release, it would most likely be Thursday, Dec 12, 1991. It's most probable though that even though this would have been a very highly anticipated sequel worthy of an official release date that the company most likely shipped product to retailers to be sold upon arrival. While unsatisfying, "December, 1991" probably is most accurate. I would welcome any sort of help in answering this question and please comment on this article or send an email to [email protected] View full article
  3. Knobbe

    Week 15 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Los Angeles Chargers @ Kansas City Chiefs Houston Texans @ New York Jets--Saturday Afternoon Cleveland Browns @ Denver Broncos--Saturday Night Arizona Cardinals @ Atlanta Falcons Detroit Lions @ Buffalo Bills Green Bay Packers @ Chicago Bears Oakland Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals Dallas Cowboys @ Indianapolis Colts Miami Dolphins @ Minnesota Vikings Tennessee Titans @ New York Giants Washington Redskins @ Jacksonville Jaguars Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Baltimore Ravens Seattle Seahawks @ San Francisco 49ers New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh Steelers Philadelphia Eagles @ Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Saints @ Carolina Panthers
  4. Knobbe

    Lincoln, NE - Tecmo Lincoln 9

    Signup -> https://tecmobowl.org/lincoln Discussion
  5. For as long as I can remember I have never thought that the official North American release day for Tecmo Super Bowl for the NES was known. Wikipedia, your encyclopedia in the cloud has always listed the North American release as "December, 1991" while listing a very specific "December 13th, 1991" for the Japanese release. Any other sort of internet deep dive would come up with the same result: no one listed the specific day on which this game was released. Try searching for "Tecmo Super Bowl release date" on Google or Bing now. The result is quite different because wikipedia is now different. I had noticed back in Oct of 2018 that the Tecmo Super Bowl Wikipedia page had been updated with the North American release day. Anyone can update a Wikipedia page and anyone can view what has been changed and who changed it. It's possible to create an account on Wikipedia and this will show you what pages or talk has come from this specific user. If you don't create an account, you can still update a page but the site will list your IP address instead. On Dec 10 of 2017 someone updated the release date of Tecmo Super Bowl from December of 1991 to Friday, December 13th, 1991 The updated user wasn't a registered account on Wikipedia so the IPv6 address "2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F" was credited for the update. This is an address registered through AT&T and unless there is some other record associated with this address around this time there is no way to trace this short of having AT&T search through there records for it. When you drill down into the contributions of this user, you find a pattern: This person, or bot, systematically updated 23 different game release dates over the course of an hour on Dec 10, 2017. One could surmise from this list of completely random games that this was the work of someone with a general interest in NES games, not a Tecmo Super Bowl enthusiast. Why were these particular games selected and if someone did have a list of releases dates for video game in North America 25+ years ago where exactly did they get it? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/2600:1700:8880:6410:3935:833B:C73E:466F At the end of the day though the question remains: Was Tecmo Super Bowl released on Dec 13, 1991? The answer is doubtful and let me explain why. Tecmo was a Japanese company and like many while they maintained a office in the U.S. most were headquartered out of Japan. If you look through dates for video game releases you'll see a couple of things. Japanese video games are most often released on a Monday or a Friday US releases rarely, if ever, occur on the same calendar day as the Japanese release. It makes sense for a release to occur before a weekend, right? Friday before a weekend seems the most logical as a person might purchase the game with the intent of playing it for the weekend. You'll see that December 13, 1991 is a Friday. However, while it is Friday in Japan it's actually Thursday in the US. As you start to find some games with actual release dates in the US you'll see Thursday and my guess would be because this is Friday to the bosses back in Japan. If there was an official release date for Tecmo Super Bowl that paralleled the Japanese release, it would most likely be Thursday, Dec 12, 1991. It's most probable though that even though this would have been a very highly anticipated sequel worthy of an official release date that the company most likely shipped product to retailers to be sold upon arrival. While unsatisfying, "December, 1991" probably is most accurate. I would welcome any sort of help in answering this question and please comment on this article or send an email to [email protected]
  6. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    Yeah couldn't you see the Cowboys, Seahawks, or Bears making a run at this thing? If San Diego showed up and looked good in KC (they wouldn't even need to win) that would cetainly be big to me.
  7. Deep in the bowels of Tecmo Super Bowl's code one can find that the creators were working on implementing penalties into the game but thankfully never got around to it. There are no offsides or false starts or randomly generated issues. Last but not least, there are no late hits or personal fouls. As a defender there is often times no more satisfying move than to repeatedly dive on your already downed opponent, especially after they manage to score a touchdown. Diving on your opponent after a touchdown is unique because it's the only time in the game where you can make your opponent fumble after the play is over and this is noteworthy because a fumble erases the stats of the last play. For a lot of leagues where stats were poured over in an attempt to win a virtual MVP trophy diving on your opponent after a touchdown was illegal and could cause one to be booted out of the league. This seemingly simple hack came about years later when someone thought to ask if you could turn off fumbles after a score and Jstout came through with the hack (Bruddog packaged the set code). Now people can pound their opponent with no mercy and with no guilt. View full article
  8. Who won the Mega Man race @arncoem
  9. Congrats to @oklahoma for taking home #1 over the man running the show @arncoem with @Ranatoro clocking in at #3 "Cape Cod Lenny" #4 and @tadaos #5 Final 8 CT Tecmo - final 8 1) Rantarro 2) Tadaos 3) turBO 4) Degeorge 5) Arncoem 6) Jim Teta 7) Lenny (cape cod MA) louis
  10. Knobbe

    Week 14 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills Carolina Panthers @ Cleveland Browns Atlanta Falcons @ Green Bay Packers Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs New England Patriots @ Miami Dolphins New Orleans Saints @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers New York Giants @ Washington Redskins Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans Cincinnati Bengals @ Los Angeles Chargers Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers Philadelphia Eagles @ Dallas Cowboys Pittsburgh Steelers @ Oakland Raiders Detroit Lions @ Arizona Cardinals Los Angeles Rams @ Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings @ Seattle Seahawks
  11. This is our annual collaborative Tecmo Super Bowl release of the current NFL season which is rated in what is considered to be "OG Style" which is another way of saying the range of ratings reflects the original release. This is very much a collaborative release as up until about a week ago I don't think I'd ever personally edited a mini-helmet and tend to stay away from graphics in general. Hopefully you'll enjoy and check out the other roms listed here which can have very innovative modifications, styles and advanced difficulty levels. View File Tecmo Super Bowl is the greatest sports video game of all time. Now, 27 years after TSB made 8-Bit legends of Bo Jackson and Lawrence Taylor, TecmoBowl.org proudly announces the release of Tecmo Super Bowl 2018. This site's 11th yearly iteration updates Tecmo's NES classic with up-to-date rosters, graphics, schedules and play books for all 32 NFL squads. Additionally, you can now check the defensive conditions of your players. Playable on multiple platforms and operating systems via NES emulation software, Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 brings Nintendo's bone-crunching classic to today's computers and handheld devices. Will offenses fear JJ Watt like they feared Bruce Smith? Who is the more deadly play-caller: Aaron Rodgers or Dan Marino? Will Saquon Barkley live up to the hype? Loaded into an NES Emulator, Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 will make legends for the next 27 years. Tecmo Super Bowl 2019 Table of Contents A. How This Works B. How To Play - PC/Mac C. How to Play Online - Windows D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Notes E. Known Issues F. Credits A. How This Works If you're new to emulation: ROM = Game or Cartridge (.nes file) Emulator = NES System B. How To Play - PC/Mac Download Nestopia for your platform and also the .nes ROM - Windows | Mac Open Nestopia. From Nestopia, File > Open and find your .nes ROM. C. How to Play Online - Windows Setup for online play using our guide - http://tecmobowl.org/topic/53066-guide-get-started-playing-tsb-online-for-dummies/. We then recommend starting out at the TPC - http://www.tecmoplayers.com. Most TPC players use the original Tecmo Super Bowl ROM, but you might be able to find some people playing TSB 2016. Remember that the versions of the game must be exactly the same or you will not be able to connect. If you’re looking for an online league, we recommend TecmoBowl.org's Online Tecmo Leagues. D. Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 notes Check Defense condition - In the same location as the time out menu there is now a "CHECK DEF" option which lets you scroll left and right through your players 32-Team ROM Rosters current as of 9/5/18 Adjustable quarter length Playbook editing in-game Player 2 attributes now display correctly Halftime stats Pass Control determines if a pass will be completed. Passing Accuracy determines if the ball will be on target. E. Known Issues You can't edit the player names for the NFC West teams using publicly released emulators. This rom may not work on some emulators. Sorry. F. Credits Graphics - Keithisgood | @keithisgood Rosters/Attributes/Sim - @War Machine @Knobbe @bruddog Rom - @bruddog Promo - davefmurray | @davefmurray QA/Rom Merge/Project Coordinator - @Knobbe | @tecmogodfather Thanks to: Jstout, Bruddog, Cxrom, Bad-Al & Buck for the hacking knowledge and tools. @gojiphen malor and @SBlueman for doing all the leg work for updating helmets for this season. Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 by TecmoBowl.org is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://tecmobowl.org/. Other 2018 Versions to try: @gojiphen malor Goji's NFL Tecmo Super Bowl LIII @SBlueman Tecmo Super Bowl 2018 - SBlueman Edition @fatcheerleader https://tecmobowl.org/files/file/575-tsb-ncaa19/ View full article
  12. Knobbe

    Week 13 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Rivers just announced he's going to have his 9th kid. They had the scoring they needed to beat the Steelers.
  13. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    You could potentially cut down on some of the domestic violence in the league by adding having to listen to Booger McFarland as part of the NFL mandated punishment
  14. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    I don't know man the Bengals went 11 years in a row .500 or worse before Lewis came along. You look down the road at the Cleveland and see how much worse it could be
  15. You're not Palek you actually have to sign up
  16. Knobbe

    Week 13 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Baltimore Ravens @ Atlanta Falcons Denver Broncos @ Cincinnati Bengals Los Angeles Rams @ Detroit Lions Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins Chicago Bears @ New York Giants Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars Cleveland Browns @ Houston Texans New York Jets @ Tennessee Titans Kansas City Chiefs @ Oakland Raiders Minnesota Vikings @ New England Patriots San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawk Los Angeles Chargers @ Pittsburgh Steelers Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
  17. Knobbe

    NFL 2018-2019 Season Discussion

    I can't believe the Cowboys did that without Sean Lee. They're 4-1 since adding Cooper.
  18. Knobbe

    Week 13 Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    New Orleans Saints @ Dallas Cowboys
  19. Just on kind of a whim I decided to see if I could find the attributes section of the rom. Thanks to the similarity to TSB, it didn't take me too long to find the location. First, you need to take out the first 16 bytes. These are bytes added to make the rom work with an emulator. If you don't want to remove the bytes, just keep in mind that instead of 9E89 as listed below, that value would now be 9E99. The rom starts at 9E89 and the first player is 19-B4-89-50-67-62 (Rumeal Robinson) The rom ends at A620 and the last player is 16-BA-06-2D-1A-65 (Greg Foster) The six sets of numbers seem to stand for the six attributes, which are Running Speed, Jumping, Stealing, Blocking, Shooting Range, and Stamina. Running Speed seems to range from 1C at the highest to 14 at the low end. The fastest guys are Jordan and Barkley. Guys a step slower include Kevin Johnson and John Stockton. The Super Slow guys are Mark Eaton and Manute Bol. More on the upper and lower bounds when I get to them.....
  20. Knobbe

    Disabling Fumbles after a Touchdown

    Thanks, I updated
  21. Deep in the bowels of Tecmo Super Bowl's code one can find that the creators were working on implementing penalties into the game but thankfully never got around to it. There are no offsides or false starts or randomly generated issues. Last but not least, there are no late hits or personal fouls. As a defender there is often times no more satisfying move than to repeatedly dive on your already downed opponent, especially after they manage to score a touchdown. Diving on your opponent after a touchdown is unique because it's the only time in the game where you can make your opponent fumble after the play is over and this is noteworthy because a fumble erases the stats of the last play. For a lot of leagues where stats were poured over in an attempt to win a virtual MVP trophy diving on your opponent after a touchdown was illegal and could cause one to be booted out of the league. This seemingly simple hack came about years later when someone thought to ask if you could turn off fumbles after a score and Jstout came through with the hack (Bruddog packaged the set code). Now people can pound their opponent with no mercy and with no guilt.
  22. Knobbe

    Thanksgiving Weekend Pick 'ems 2018-2019

    Nailed it FTW
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