Schedule.ehm

4 10 2002 25 29 1 1
3 4
5 10 2002 4 21 1 1
2 3
5 10 2002 3 7 1 1
5 1
5 10 2002 17 8 1 1
1 3
5 10 2002 5 11 1 1

Basically, this is what you see when you open schedule.ehm.

each game represents 2 lines.

1) 5 10 2002 4 21 1 1
2) 2 3

what do these numbers represent ?

1) Day Month Year HomeTeam AwayTeam GameplayedSwitch KindofGame

2) HomeTeamGoals AwayTeamGoals

5 10 2002 4 21 0 1
0 0

right above is a non played game. the number in red is what I'll call the Game Switch.

this number is either 0, 1 or 2. 0 means the game hasn't been played yet, 1 means the game has been played & finished during regular time. 2 means the game is played with an Over Time.The numbers in green are the home & away teams code: 4 & 21 means that Ottawa will play at Buffalo..the numbers in blue are the Home Team Goals & the Visiting Team Goal. after the game has been played the game looks like that:

5 10 2002 4 21 1 1
2 3


5 5 2002 8 11 0 4
0 0

the number in game represents the kind of game, It's a number between 1 & 5:

1: NHL regular season game
2: AHL regular season game
3: ???
4: NHL Playoff game
5: International Game

the kind of game interacts with the statistics the players will get:

if you put 1, the player is going to have:
2001-02 Team NHL 4 4 2 6 0 2
if you put 2:
2001-02 Team AHL 1 1 1 2 0 1
if you put 4:
2002-03 Team NHL 4 4 2 6 0 2 *
the * means playoff stats
if you put 5:
2002-03 Canada NAT 1 1 0 1 0 0

when you put 3, there's no regular stats, but the stats goes in NHL totals: 1019. 485 + 778 = 1263 420 PIM.... so basically 3 would mean: your stats on this game count in your nhl totals, but it's not a regular season game or a playoff game...

Also, you have to know that: regular season games are at the beginning of the file, playoff games & preseason games are cpu generated & put themself somewhere in the middle of the file, & the all star game appears at the end of the file after the all star selection.

In a regular schedule file, the only numbers that are used for kind of game are: 1,4 & 5
1 for NHL regular season game, 4 for NHL playoff game & 5 for international games (WJC, WC, & All Star Game)
as far as I seen, the kind of game affects only the stats, but I think it could affect the kind of overtime (5 min in regular season & until a goal is scored in playoffs) but I didn't have the chance to elude this part yet.

How do I add a game in the schedule: save your game, open schedule.ehm with notepad.

if you add a game in regular (or replace one) find the last game played (CTRL+F & search with the date): either you replace a non played game, or you add a place in the place where you want the game:

0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0

& then schedule the game. for an exemple, we schedule a regular season game between Colorado & Dallas on November 11th 2002:

11 11 2002 8 10 0 1
0 0

then you save schedule.ehm & load your game.

What do I need to edit schedule.ehm ?

There's absolutely no need to edit that file if you're playing the game normally.

But you can use this knowledge to:

Make a season with creating old rosters & come back to the time where the NHL didn't have 30 teams.

Making AHL playoffs (Allen did a page on that but he stayed very vague about schedule.ehm)

And other stuff that I'm currently working on.

If you have any question email me at Derek@fhl.fr.st or contact me via msn DVallencroft@hotmail.com.