NHLView for PC 6.7.2212.5

It’s been a long time since NHLView for PC received an update, but due to a bug discovered last month it was necessary to scrape off the rust and remember how to do it.

The update 6.7.2212.5 is now ready and it contains the same bug fix that NHLViewNG for PS3/XBox 3600 and other tools received last month. As part of this update, the code base has now been moved to exactly the same version of TDB engine across all projects which makes it easier to manage bug fixes.

Note: Since I do not play NHL on PC very often, this release did not receive much testing. It is therefore advisable to use it with more caution than the previous version which has been in circulation for over a decade. Please send me an email if you encounter issues with this release. As a precaution, the previous version 6.1 is still available in downloads but will likely be removed in the future.

NHLViewNG 3.0.2211.12 (important bugfix)

An important bug was discovered in the TDB database engine, used by most NHL roster tools. It can lead to the data corruption, so it is recommended to apply the updates released below:

Please Note: NHLView for PC is also likely to have this bug. Currently, the it does not have a release with the correction. I will follow up on this in the future.

What’s New

Besides the bugfix, these releases contain the following improvements:

  • None of the tools require external pfdtool to handle PS3 save games anymore.
  • TDBAccess now comes in both 32-bit and 64-bit forms.
  • TDBView now supports opening decrypted PS4 exhibition rosters from the NHL series. Note that decryption is a process external to this tool and requires a jailbroken console.

First PS3/XBox 360 Progress

For those who’ve been wondering waiting for updates, I’m finally at a stage where I can post one. With NHL franchise dead on PC, it is unlikely NHLView will keep evolving. That doesn’t mean however that new versions of NHLView are not going to be released in the future. I’m working on adding support for Next-Gen platforms: PS3 and Xbox 360. I’ve made some progress in the last few weeks: NHLView can now read players, teams and rosters (including free agents). It’s far from being ready, but here are some screenshots of progress to date.