Why do I need the Toolbox?
To install AddOns for NHL 09 you need a lot of different programs. The Toolbox combines all these into one. No more need for several different files or programs. The Toolbox does it all for you.
1 Toolbox installation
Download the Toolbox from the Filebase, extract the file and copy the EXE in your NHL 09 folder.
2 First use of the Toolbox
Once you start the Toolbox for the first time it will create a folder called "Toolbox" in your NHL folder.
The Toolbox also checks where you installed your game and saves some files in your NHL folder.
2.1 Create a backup
Please make sure that you do a backup of all your original data. The Toolbox can take care of this for you. It backs up all relevant data into a new folder and you can copy it back if needed. You can create as many back ups as wanted in case you want to play with different rosters or AddOns.
2.2 Automatic Backup
Click on the "Backups" tab.
If you haven't created a backup yet, the Toolbox will ask you if you want to do that now.
You did create a backup now. It is in your NHL 09 Folder under Toolbox/Backups/originalbackup.
2.3 Manual backup
Select a name for your folder and press the button "Create backup"
Your files are backed up. The folder was created and you can recover your data any time you want.
3 Data recovery
3.1 Recover original data
Simply press the button "Recover" and confirm and all your data from the original backup has been recovered.
3.2 Recover own backup
Select the folder you want to recover the data from, press the "Recover" Button and confirm and your backup has been restored.
4 Install AddOns
In order to install the AddOns you just need to press the button "Install AddOns" and everything else will be done automatically
Successful installations are marked with a green checkmark. Errors and/or missing files are marked with a red X. This also includes files that you did not even want to install. If you have no jerseys to install, it will show a red X as it does not find any jersey files.
The controlbox shows where your game is installed and which Version you are using
The infobox shows general information
You can load the game directly from the App
6 Change game language
You can change the game language with the Toolbox.
You can see which language the game is set to and which other languages are available. Click on a flag and the game language will be changed to it.
7 Fix wrong ice format
It is possible that the ice does not show correctly once you start installing the new ice textures.
It might look somewhat like this.
This is because you downloaded and installed new ice textures but did not install the supported format.
Fixing this is easy.
First, select which ice format you want to install
NHL Ices are used for NHL and AHL teams.
International ices are used for all other teams.
You can choose either or, or both.
After clicking the button, the format will be installed.
You can now go ahead and install all ices you want. In case you have a mix of ices in the NHL category some will be displayed incorrectly.
8 Install transparent logos
In order to use additional teams, you need to change the existing logos to transparent ones. If you don't do that, the new Logos (Vegas for example) will be covered by the default logos.
Simply click on "Install" and this is done for you.
9 Convert player pictures from other rosters
We all know that the Wasserlasser Roster is the best roster out there
What can you do though if player pictures are generated for another roster and you want them in your game?
Easy, convert them with the Toolbox.
Open the converter