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    INTRODUCTION      
          You have bought yourself a game worth $50. As you walk out of the 
    software store, you say to yourself "I could beat this game in a hour".
    You install the game, and after the first time running it, you try an 
    exhibition game with the Canadiens and Kings. After the first period, the 
    computer is up by 21 points. What can you do?? This FAQ was created to help
    those in need of hints, tips, troubleshooting, cheats, and rules of the game.
    
    CONTENTS
    (1) What is NHL Hockey?
            (1.1) Where can I purchase NHL Hockey?
    (2) Problems installing and starting the game        
            (2.1) Problems playing the game
    (3) How do I score?
            (3.1) Scoring tips
    (4) Rules of the game
    (5) Cheats and Updates, where to get them
    (6) Credits to...
    
    
    (1) What is NHL Hockey?
            NHL Hockey is a game of skill, speed, and accuracy. NHL Hockey
    was created by Electronic Arts, Inc., along with the National Hockey 
    League, and the teams in the league.
            Requirements for NHL Hockey:
    386/33 MHz + *
    4MB RAM + (needs configuration)
    VGA +
    10MB disk space
    DOS 3.3 +
    KEY: + - or better * - will work, but runs VERY slow
    
    (1.1) Where can I purchase NHL Hockey?
            You can purchase this game in a local computer retail store, or
    through a catalog. The game costs around $35 - $60 ($75 - $95 canadien funds), 
    depending on where you live, and supply and demand.
    
    (2) Problems installing and starting the game
            Insufficient hard disk space - Delete unnecessary files
            Sound card not detected - Make sure the sound card in on the right
    IRQ port, hex, and DMA.
            Insufficient expanded memory xxxxKB required - This is a problem
    with 4MB machimes. To get more expanded memory, add this line under the 
    himem.sys line in the CONFIG.SYS:
    C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE MIN-2990
    If a EMM386.EXE line is already there, just add the MIN-2990 after it.
    (NOTE - You cannot run Windows in 386 Enhanced mode with this line)
            IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT THE MAIL 
    ADDRESS ABOVE. I WILL ANSWER ASAP.
    
    (2.1) Problems playing the game
            Mouse does not work - Make sure there is a mouse driver loaded, 
    and MOUSE is selected in PLAYER'S ONE CONTROL.
            Joystick does not work - Make sure the joystick has been connected
    properly, and you have calibrated it at the beginning of the program. 
            Keyboard does not work - Press the NUM LOCK key to be sure. If the
    light goes out on the upper right corner, there is no problem. If it doesn't,
    restart you system.
    
    (3) How do I score?
            You score by getting the puck past the goalie and into the net.
    There are numerous ways to do this, explained in the sub-chapter.
    
    (3.1) Scoring tips
            1. Use the PASS button instaed of the SHOOT button. If you're
    lucky, in a faceoff, repeatedly press the PASS button. If the puck slides
    towards the goalie, you've made a goal.
            2. Fool the goalie on breakaways. Skate towards the left of the 
    goalpost, before you reach the goalie's circle, quickly swing to the
    right and shoot.
            3. Check the opponent if he has the puck and he is in front of
    the goal. The goalie should be next to the player. Do a quick check and
    the puck gets knocked into the net.
            4. One - timers usually work if done right. Get a winger to the
    right of the goalpost, and a defenseman to the left and a bit up. Pass the
    puck to the defenseman, quickly pass it to the winger and shoot. Another goal.
            5. Use the PASS button for this one. On a breakaway, get half an
    inch away from the goalie's circle. Shoot, and it bounces back, shoot again
    this time a bit to the left. A defenseman or a winger shoud reach the goal 
    by then, pass it to him, pass back and shoot.
    
    (4) Rules of the game
            1. Get the puck into the opponent's net. You will score a point, 
    unless there is a player from your team in the goalie's circle before the
    puck passes the goalie.
            2. Avoid penalties when possible. Though you can't control all the
    players at the same time, you can avoid some penalties such as checking from
    behind and roughing.   
            3. The key to the game is accuracy. Remember the way your player's 
    going is where he will shoot. Passing must be precise for one - timer goals.
            4. Change lines when your players are more than 1/4 exhausted. The
    more exhausted your players are, the slower they get and the less accurate 
    they are.
            5. Use the strategy you see on the demos during exhibiton games.
    They usually work and help alot if you're new to this game.
            6. Winning isn't everything. Actually, the more you lose, the better
    you get. Not true if you're one of the hockey gods, like me.
            7. Change goalies after half of the second period or the computer
    gets two pucks past you. This keeps a low GAA and keeps net defense at its
    best.
    
    (5) Cheats and Updates, where to get them
            1. 93 - 94 player update file - Available on CIS's computer games
    forum, AOL's pcgames forum, Internet I don't explore much, Not available
    on Prodigy. Delphi and GEnie I don't know.
            2. 93 - 94 team update file - Coming out sometime between mid June
    and early July.
            3. NHL Editor - All I know about this file is that it is in AOL's
    pcgames forum, somewhere in CIS, and somewhere on the Internet.
            4. NHL Sound Editor - I'm working on it.
            5. NHL Logo Editor - I'm working on it.
    
    (6) Credits to...
    Myself, for creating this FAQ, the NHLPA for the scoring tips, the people of 
    Edmonton, NHL Hockey players on AOL, and Electronic Arts for the release date  
    of the team update file.
    
    The NHL Logo, NHL, NHLPA, and related terms are trademarks of the National 
    Hockey League.
    EA, Electronic Arts, and related are tradmarks of Electronic Arts 
    Incorporated.
    AOL, owned and operated by Quantum Computer Services, GeoWorks, and
    America On-Line, Inc.
    Prodigy, owned and operated by Microstar Inc.
    CIS, owned and operated by Ziff - Davis Inc.
    All other services trademarks of their respective companies.
    

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