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    Exclaim NHL Hitz 2013 (A NHL Hitz 2003 roster update by Mazz) VERSION 2.0 RELEASED


    A NHL Hitz 2003 GameCube roster update by Mazz

    NHL Hitz 2013 Version 2.0: Download (MediaFire)

    Installation Tutorial:


    Version 2.0 features:
    • Updated rosters for every team as of June 2013
    • (Mostly) accurate play-by-play commentary names for every player
    • Updated arena textures for all NHL and international teams (Thanks, Bagel!)
    • Updated rink ads/boards for each team
    • Updated national teams
    • Completely compatible with season mode
    • No more freezing at the jersey select screen
    • Tweak player ratings to better ensure accuracy
    • Some other tiny graphic updates


    Playoffs Edition features:
    • Updated rosters for all 16 playoff teams as of June, 2013
    • (Mostly) accurate play-by-play commentary names for every player
    • Tweak player ratings to better ensure accuracy
    • Updated arena textures for all 16 playoff teams (Thanks, Bagel!)


    Version 1.5 features:
    • Updated rosters for every team as of April, 2013
    • Tweak player ratings to better ensure accuracy
    • Updated portraits where necessary


    Version 1.0 features:
    • Updated rosters for every team as of the 2013 season
    • Atlanta Thrashers renamed Winnipeg Jets
    • Mighty Ducks of Anaheim renames Anaheim Ducks
    • 3 centers, 3 wingers, 3 defensemen, and 2 goalies for each team
    • Updated portraits for players from the original game
    • Accurate ratings, handedness, height, and weight for each player
    • Updated national teams
    • Somewhat updated interface


    Future Plans:
    • Updated interface graphics for each team
    • Edited bonus teams?
    • Updated historic teams?
    • Updated jerseys if I decide to not be terrible at making them or get help
    • Possibly porting to Hitz Pro at some point, if the game stops running like crap for me
    • Anything else I can think of
    Team List/Previews: (Previews reflective of initial release)
    National Hockey League


    National Teams

    Team Canada
    Team Czech
    Team Finland
    Team Russia
    Team Sweden
    Team USA
    North America All-Stars
    World All-Stars

    Promotional Screenshots:
    Somewhat Updated Interface


    Updated NHL Rosters



    Updated National Teams


    Optional Updated Overlay
    Logos For All NHL Teams, National Teams, and 2013 Logos



    Current Downloads:
    NHL Hitz 2013 Version 2.0: Download (MediaFire)

    Optional Downloads:
    Updated Overlay v1.0: Download (MediaFire)
    To install, just copy the contents of the .zip to your User>Load>Textures>GN3E5D inside your Dolphin folder.

    Older Downloads:
    NHL Hitz Stanley Cup Playoffs 2013 Edition: : Download (MediaFire)
    NHL Hitz 2013 v1.5: Download (MediaFire)
    NHL Hitz 2013 v1.0: Download (MediaFire)
    Last edited by Mazzocchi; 07-11-2013 at 06:50 PM.

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    Saw this at 04 Rebuilt, this looks pretty sick.
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    Did I read this correct...HITZ '13....GAMECUBE??!!

    Seriously, we still play Hitz 03 religiously. The guys are gonna freak if this is true.

    The only trouble is taking the roster guys of so we can create ourselves for the Leafs.
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    Yes, this is for sure happening haha. I'm completing a solid 2 teams a day, so im hoping to have the base of the roster done by the middle of Feburary.

    I've been play testing the heck out of it, and I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I do. Even though Hitz 03 runs not exactly perfect on my PC, it's still fun

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    Like I said, me and the guys play Hitz every week and hated it when it went under for obvious reasons. Though we enjoy Hitz Pro, it's not the same 3-3 arcade fun and think it was a huge loss they didn't make Hitz '04 and change some things along the way. I also think i'm one of the very few guys here that still owns a Gamecube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old man View Post
    Like I said, me and the guys play Hitz every week and hated it when it went under for obvious reasons. Though we enjoy Hitz Pro, it's not the same 3-3 arcade fun and think it was a huge loss they didn't make Hitz '04 and change some things along the way. I also think i'm one of the very few guys here that still owns a Gamecube.
    Well the best thing is that you don't need a GameCube. It's all done through the GameCube/Wii emulator Dolphin on the PC. Basically it involves editing the roster files in the Hitz GameCube ISO (I can't provide the actual ISO, but I can provide the edited roster files when I release it) This can also allow us to edit textures using a feature in Dolphin as well, but that's a little more difficult for some technical reasons, and the fact that making graphics isn't really my thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzocchi View Post
    Well the best thing is that you don't need a GameCube. It's all done through the GameCube/Wii emulator Dolphin on the PC. Basically it involves editing the roster files in the Hitz GameCube ISO (I can't provide the actual ISO, but I can provide the edited roster files when I release it) This can also allow us to edit textures using a feature in Dolphin as well, but that's a little more difficult for some technical reasons, and the fact that making graphics isn't really my thing.
    I think i'm at a loss now. We need the GC b/c we've got 3 controllers in use when the guys come over.

    Man, it sure sounds sweet though. How cool would that be to have an updated version of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by old man View Post
    I think i'm at a loss now. We need the GC b/c we've got 3 controllers in use when the guys come over.

    Man, it sure sounds sweet though. How cool would that be to have an updated version of that?

    Well, I mean I bet it'd be possible to port over to the console versions. Maybe if you had a modded Wii, you could run this modded version of Hitz, but that's not my thing hah. Anyway, using Dolphin to play is so much better in my mind as I can use my XBox 360 controllers. Oh well, I'm sure there are some people that will still play the heck out of this mod on PC
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    I'm betting you're right on that. It's a perfect game if you just wanna have some fun with a puck that's on-fire and who doesn't love putting guys thru the glass? New rosters would make it just about perfect. Good luck with all of it. I'll be keeping an eye on the progress.
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    Been powering away, Atlantic Division is completed. Completing about 2 teams per day, depending on real life distractions haha
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    very cool
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    Any news on this? This looks incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shrlk View Post
    Any news on this? This looks incredible.
    I've unfortunately really slowed progress on this. I did the Wild and Oilers earlier this afternoon, just haven't had a chance to whip up a preview pic yet. I'm hoping I can power through the last 10 teams, and hopefully have it released along with a tutorial for installation done by the end of next week or first week of March! Almost there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzocchi View Post
    This can also allow us to edit textures using a feature in Dolphin as well, but that's a little more difficult for some technical reasons, and the fact that making graphics isn't really my thing.
    If you could figure out how to update the jerseys, I'd love to help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duder View Post
    If you could figure out how to update the jerseys, I'd love to help.
    Jerseys are a little hard to create I've discovered.

    When dumping textures from Dolphin you get the actual jersey texture (Nothing too complicated):


    Then though, the game creates an additional texture for every player, of just their name and number, which looks like this:


    So short of creating one of these back textures for every player, I'm not sure how I can get around this. You can edit the regular jersey texture, but the back of the player will still be the default. I haven't figured it out yet...
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    looks awesome. i'm jealous at being left out.
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    Dolphin runs terrible on my POS Laptop so I'll have to wait for a texture program instead of relying on the emulator's dumping feature. I commend you for taking on the daunting task of rosters though; I've been trying to update an old baseball game for a few years and such a task always demotivates me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wallydawg View Post
    Dolphin runs terrible on my POS Laptop so I'll have to wait for a texture program instead of relying on the emulator's dumping feature.
    Yeah, I figure we might be able to get around the "back texture" issue with jerseys if we can just decompress the texture format, and replace the original texture with an upgraded one. Just an idea, but I think we're a bit away from decompressing the texture format
    Quote Originally Posted by wallydawg View Post
    I commend you for taking on the daunting task of rosters though; I've been trying to update an old baseball game for a few years and such a task always demotivates me.
    Yeah, the rosters are a bit annoying (Especially that they're now even outdated) but it's just the ratings that I suck at lol. I thought of just copying over the NHL 13 HUT ratings, but now that I'm almost done, I guess not haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzocchi View Post
    Then though, the game creates an additional texture for every player, of just their name and number, which looks like this:


    So short of creating one of these back textures for every player, I'm not sure how I can get around this. You can edit the regular jersey texture, but the back of the player will still be the default. I haven't figured it out yet...
    At least there aren't too many players per team. Plus, we could actually have name plates and arches for certain teams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duder View Post
    At least there aren't too many players per team. Plus, we could actually have name plates and arches for certain teams.
    That's a possibility I guess. Like I said though, graphics aren't really my thing. Maybe after I have the roster finished (did 2 more teams yesterday) I'll dump all the necessary textures and .zip them for others to work on
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    Guys, I just have one thing to say:

    TONIGHT
    hopefully
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    Sounds awesome man.

    By the way, the jersey texture looks a lot like EA's textures (other than having the pants branding seperate from the ones itself), so it doesn't look too hard to mod jerseys if you know where to copy/paste what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KPeters View Post
    By the way, the jersey texture looks a lot like EA's textures (other than having the pants branding seperate from the ones itself), so it doesn't look too hard to mod jerseys if you know where to copy/paste what.
    Yeah the jersey texture is pretty straight forward, but for the technical reasons I'm not sure if I'll be willing to take on the huge undertaking of doing it. We'll see though.

    btw,
    Version 1.0 of NHL Hitz 2013 released in main post!
    Please any feedback, fixes, or mistakes are welcome.
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    I probably did it wrong but the graphics don't work for me. Atlanta still is Atlanta and no faces. Erik Cole has a face on the Habs but, Plekanec and Markov does not.

    Also, in the Roster Management screen, Dolphin would crash.

    Playing the game is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSgamby View Post
    I probably did it wrong but the graphics don't work for me. Atlanta still is Atlanta and no faces. Erik Cole has a face on the Habs but, Plekanec and Markov does not.

    Also, in the Roster Management screen, Dolphin would crash.

    Playing the game is fine.
    Are you sure you put the graphics in the right place, and enabled it in Dophin? As for faces, the only players that have cyberfaces, are people that are in the original Hitz 03. Everyone else has generic faces so I'm not sure how to get around that yet.
    As for crashing in roster management, yeah I encountered that too after doing about the 28th team. Not sure how to get around that, have to investigate further.
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