4 10 2002 25 29 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
what do these numbers represent ?
1) Day Month Year HomeTeam AwayTeam GameplayedSwitch KindofGame
2) HomeTeamGoals AwayTeamGoals
5 10 2002 4 21 0 1
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
the number in game represents the kind of game, It's a number between 1 & 5:
1: NHL regular season game
the kind of game interacts with the statistics the players will get:
if you put 1, the player is going to have:
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
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
& 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
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.