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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007
Publisher: Sega
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System(s): PC, Mac
Genre: Simulation































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Windows PC
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Windows PC
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NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 is a sports management game developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega for the PC and Mac. It is the third game in the NHL Eastside Hockey Manager series, and is the first to be download-only.

The game is trialware, with downloads for PC and Mac available on the Sports Interactive website. The software is fully functional for six months, after which the game must be purchased to continue playing.

Versions

System Version Size Date Changes Ref Icon
Windows PC
0000030000000000040000000000003.0.4 23 MB 2007-03-26
  • Fixed sudden player attribute decline across the board
  • Enhanced high end prospect development and added a small boost to general skating attributes development
  • Fixed accept/reject buttons on job offer news being reversed
  • Fixed a freeze when watching a 2D game
  • Fixed training settings being reset when taking a national job
  • Fixed "quick filters" on search screens where the previous filter wasn't cleared
  • Fixed away club logos shown on right of team screen, introduced in 3.0.3
  • Fixed Major Juniors regional player restrictions with fake players
  • Tweaked player new position training
  • Fixed problem not being able to send a player from NHL to AHL

Crashes

  • Fixed crash trying to play out the Austrian All-Stars skills comp in 2013
  • Fixed crash on the database select dialog, when you picked a database, then went back to the setup screen and then went forward to the dialog
  • Fixed crash starting a new game with edited data where a non-extinct club never had a division set
  • Fixed crash playing a match where the team abbreviation in an edited database was too long
  • Fixed crash if user-customised hints text was too longFixed crash applying tactical changes

Other

  • Added code to attempt to repair corrupt player stats data
  • Players drafted by now extinct clubs now show up in Import Draft review screen
  • Player bio fix to not say a player's "best season" was when he scored 0 points in his only season so far
  • Fixed "minimum league games" check for awards, meaning players need to play 41 games (instead of 28) to qualify for an end of season NHL award
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Windows PC
0000030000000000030000000000003.0.3 23 MB 2007-01-30
General
  • Futher tweaks to player development to prevent unwanted attribute drops
  • Fixed infinite loop that could happen when assigning a scout to the CHL Import Draft
  • Romania and Bulgaria set to join the EU on 1 Jan 2007
  • When starting a new game, if multiple databases are available, let the user pick one (subfolders of data/database/ either in application folder or in the user data folder)
  • Ask coach for roster selection now takes into account fixture rules
  • Tweaked spoken languages for Scandinavians
  • Tweaked the news item distribution so that you don't get pointless news about players in other leagues (e.g. ECHL team getting player contract rejection news for NHL player/team)
  • Fixed some GM job offers taking too long for a decision to be made

Crashes

  • Fixed crash pressing backspace to navigate to the previous screen on the client in a network game
  • Fixed rare crash processing the bronze medal winner in the slovenian elite league
  • Fixed crash when austrian all stars team couldn't find enough players to pick
  • Fixed a crash on startup if the user had added too many starting future transfers, and one couldn't go through due to roster rules

User Interface

  • Fixed player search filters returning incorrect results when option "No NHL rights" had been used
  • Removed Offer To All button outside of trade windows
  • Fixed another problem where leaving the contract offer screen and coming back to it causes the length of the accepted contract to differ from what the human offered.
  • Fixed save percentage being displayed incorrectly in scout report
  • Fixed the cap hit display on contract offer screen when offering an extension
  • Insecure jobs now shown on job information screen / fixed insecure jobs snapshot panel (home page)
  • Fixed problem where editing a note on a player would sometimes continue the game
  • Fixed problem being unable to navigate between cup rounds in the World Cup finals on the comp screens
  • Fixed sorting of contract wage on national team screens
  • Fixed team report screen for national team u20 managers

Competitions

  • Fixed rankings of teams in UK cups
  • Fixed rankings in Euro Ice Hockey Challenge for national teams
  • Fixed recording of overtime/shootout wins/losses for goalies as either wins or ties
  • Fixed points halfed at mid-season for Austrian league
  • Fixed playoff qualifying flags for Finnish second division
  • Fixed bonus points for Slovenian playoff league stage
  • Fixed Slovenian playoff final home advantage
  • Players on IR can't take part in all star games
  • When a team rejects a friendly proposal, and the date then becomes invalid, you can still invite teams to other dates which are still valid
  • Second nationality now checked for foreign player status'
  • Fixed Slovenian league/Interliga/Interliga playoff seedings
  • Replaced Team Austria with Team Kazakhstan in the Euro Challenge
  • Fixed duplicate text for WHL fixture rules on league info screens

Transfer/Trade AI

  • Players with no Birthplace set can be signed by any CHL team now
  • Loosened up the waiver rules in the off-season to allow more flexibility with camp rosters

Roster Management

  • Players from Austria/Russia are now not selected for Euro Ice Hockey Challenge as there is no break in the schedule
  • Tuned AHL signings towards younger players and less veterans
  • Tuned handling of youngsters in european leagues to keep the youngest players in junior teams until more mature
  • Attempt to give new players at CPU teams their favourite squad number if their current number is already used or they otherwise don't have a number assigned

Contracts

  • Players no longer demand a $0 contract when the NHL salary cap is removed
  • Tweaked player salaries for non-playable North American minor pro leagues
  • Tweaked player reputations and salary demands

Drafts

  • Made sure human assistant GM's cannot offer trades on their own during the draft for human teams
  • Fixed CHL Import Draft picks (problem every third season with the last picks)

Finances

  • Tweaked finances in european leagues for better long term balance
  • Tweaked player salary demands

News

  • Fixed Contract accepted news item sometimes giving the wrong contract length
  • Fixed minor league general managers being spammed by Offer to All news items from NHL clubs
  • Tweaked coach reports for players currently in farm teams
  • Tweaked team unbeaten/winless streak news item frequencies
  • Added respone buttons to friendly proposal news so you don't need to use the confirmation dialog
  • Team introduction news now sent when you take a new job
  • Fixed sending out All-Star game roster selection news
  • Fixed prize money news for Slovenia not telling you what the prize money was for
  • Season preview news ignores players out on loan

Other

  • Encouraged more higher level players to take up non-playing roles after playing career is over
  • Now possible to have retired numbers for junior team and NHL team / numbers now retired for players who leave their club specified in extra_config.cfg
  • Fixed a bug where some starting future transfers didn't work
  • Tweaked the ratio of players born in the same city as the team they start out with

Data

  • Miscellaneous data fixes reported on the forums
  • Fixed some DateJoinedClubs not being set properly
  • Made sure that some teams don't lose rights to unsigned draft prospects who went to college
  • Some starting club records for most career goals were wrong

Awards

  • Tweaked the Norris scoring to try and ensure the best candidate wins
  • Removed duplicate Interliga awards

Translations

  • Misc typos in English text

2D Engine

  • Fixed goalies being switched in Continental Cup games when not supposed to
  • Fixed penaltykill/powerplay line usage when using linematching
  • Fixed starting line selection for home team when using linematching
  • Fixed 3on3 faceoffs
  • Fixed a couple of code problems that have caused scorechanges and stability issues with the simulation
  • Fixed line change after icing rule for the leagues that apply it
  • Fixed icing call being cancelled in rare cases
  • Tuned scoring distribution
  • Tuned ratings
  • Tuned defensive AI
  • Tuned player path AI
  • Tuned collision detection
  • Tuned goalie AI
  • Tuned offensive off-the-puck movement
  • Tuned clearances from own zone
  • Tuned exhaustion of players Windows
  • Preferences are now stored in the application data folder (fixes user changed base user data folder)
  • Fixed another issue with refresh rate being changed when returning from alt-tab Mac
  • Fixed a bug where the Preferences were stored in the application bundle instead of in the user's Preferences folder
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Windows PC
0000030000000000020000000000003.0.2 23 MB 2006-11-09
General

- Fixed human being unable to change U20 side's roster coming upto the WJC-U20 ( need to start a new game )
- Salary cap is now configurable via the config file transfer_rules_config.cfg, in the database folder. Set to values to 0 or remove the entry to remove the cap for competition entirely. Caps cannot be added to leagues that do not already have them.
- AHL training camps no longer clash with NHL training camps
- Taking a job in a different league now sets the detail level correctly for that league.
- Fixed board expecations not being set up properly when a human moves teams
- Added preferences option which stops human managers being sacked
- Team colours can be changed via extra_config.cfg - see the top of the file for details
- Fixed the wrong number of teams being entered into the CHL import draft
- Made teams less likely to skip there 2nd round pick in the CHL import draft unless it gives them too many imports.
- Allowed match controls (speed/highlights etc) to be changed in network games.

Crashes

- Fixed a crash continuing from Nov 21st to Nov 22nd
- Fixed crash going to see-also menu with teams in "A minor league"
- Fixed potential crash on November the 14th, if the game has been saved/re-loaded between certain days.
- Fixed a problem with player rights that could cause the game to crash on apparently random dates
- Fixed a crash trying to get injury information for a non-player
- Fixed a crash related to a nonplayer joining a nation as manager when they already have a contract as an assistant manager/coach. with another nation
- Fixed a crash when a human offers to sign a non-player to a national team and then resigns just before the deal completes
- Tweaked board confidence changes after a game.


User Interface

- Fixed problems continuing the game when there was a modal screen in the history
- Retiring as GM shouldn't continue the game
- Colour clash fixes, improved readability of text on menubar and match screens where colours were similar
- Fixed being able to set the second nationality of a new GM as the same as the first nationality (and vice versa)
- Fixed award custom images
- Fixed sorting of GAA and Save% on hall of fame screen
- Clicking "Unread All" on the news screen should redraw the screen
- Fixed display issues on transfer screen for players who had requested to be transferred
- Can now untick "Ignore Exhibitions" in the team comparison screen
- Can now deselect divisions in the group menu on the league standings screen
- Fixed job title text being cut off on team screen personnel list
- Fixed progress bar displaying invalid scores when a game was abandoned
- Memorial Cup should use the same position button colour for all teams
- Fixed alignment issues on the bans section of the player profile
- Fixed alignment issues on shootout choices screen
- Cannot set invalid squad status for staff from the club screen contract management view
- Moved Pull Goalie button away from the Confirm button on tactics screen to prevent accidental clicks
- Removed border from player pics on the front office screen that were too big.
- Using the quick flicks on the Team screen Personnel section now remembers the original view when moving between clubs
- Fixed overlapping buttons on the competiton screen for the British Cups
- on the league information screen for Continental Competitions the correct division each team comes from is now displayed.
- Schedule calendar view, fixed that shootout scorers where listed in the match scorers and the extra goal is now added on for an OT win.
- When configuraing a custom tournament you can now no longer set lose points to be greater than or equal to win points. Also 2 points can be given for an OT win.
- Add Manager Screen, if set to perform Fantasy draft in a league other than that which the game start date was set for the Nation/ League menus would display the text for the league the date was selected instead of the league the fantasy draft is taking place in.
- Add Manager screen nav arrows now work when first time in Fantasy Draft mode
- Start Uneployed option completed removed in Fantasy Draft mode ( was just disabled before, but caused some confusion )
- Oldest / Youngest Player on the Team Information screen was sometimes displaying incorrect values for how many days the player had been that age for.
- overall standings league table view, PK % was slightly being cut-off
- Fixed league information screen possibly showing incorrect details about Friendly tournament
- The quick link item for Roster now does not change colour moving between different screens.
- Fixed pressing cancel on search filers on the draft screen still applied the filters.
- Fixed minor alignment issue with jobs panel on the front office screen
- Fixed overlapping text in the match screen when two humans are playing matches simultaneosly in a network game.
- Shortlist button on Front Office screen now goes to shortlist instead of player search
- Fixed getting into Pause/Resume loop at the end of the game if accessing tactics after game ended
- Detail level screen did not remember changes to the preset settings for Continental games
- Fixed salary sorting on the Waiver wire screen
- On player & Staff search there were two options called Export, one of them should have been Delete and is now re-named.
- Fixed problem where some President's Tophy winners wouldn't be displayed on the team history screen
- Added affiliates links to Front Office screen
- Training screen now has multi-select to change player schedules en masse.
- training screen remembers which attributes were being shown for each schedule type
- Training screen shows the number of players on each schedule in the Schedule menu.
- Fixed when selecting Canada on the select leagues screen then changing to it to Standard, Canada remained in the start date options dropdown.
- Fixed goalies being included in skater stats on the home screen
- When an exhibition tour has the maximum games (10), then all other dates are marked as unavailable
- Fixed player bio problem where a player's best season was noted as an award winning year when it wasn't
- Fixed incorrect alignment of delete button on shortlist
- Invite (for exhibition)/Scout Team/Apply for Job now available via right click
- Qualifying offer text on contract offer screen is linkable and now sets the offer to that value
- Added extra info display to the 2D screen to make note of the last goal scorer and assists as well as the last penalty called
- Moved the play-by-play commentary bar right below the rink to make it more readable while watching games
- Made the 2D action automatically pause/resume while accessing dropdown menu's while watching games to allow better menu access
- In the league histories for youngest and oldest players there was a display issue with the players age which made the list look unsorted.
- Removed 0-4 Forecheck/Neutral Zone Defensive options for for 3v5 units
- Fixed incorrect clear dates being displayed on the waiver wire screen
- Standings panel showed the Eastern conference for Western conference teams in the QMJHL
- Fixed +/- display issue in the Hot or Not panel in Team Report
- Fixed refresh rate being set to 60Hz when alt-tabbing while in fullscreen mode (Windows)
- Offer to All added to person actions
- Modal screens now handle keypress actions (escape for cancel action, return for confirm action)
- Quickflicks and see also button now have a tooltip
- League list dropdown on Fantasy Draft options screen is now sorted alphabetically
- Training screen can be assigned to a keyboard shortcut and is by default assigned to F10
- Fixed the amount of years a contract is offered for being reset when going back an altering an offer already made
- Fixed the game freezing while pressing the keyboard shortcut for the news screen whilst on the news screen
- Fixed progress bar displaying team names the wrong way round with North American score display on
- Stopped an extra goal being added to the overall winning teams score in a 2nd leg match if the result was decided by a shootout on the compeition Stages & Schedule screens
- Fixed player bio string saying "Canada passport" etc when it should have been "Canadian passport"
- Fixed filtered attribute columns not showing up when viewing filtered staff attributes in Staff Search.
- Fixed problem getting stuck on the date select dialog and bnot being able to change the date
- Fixed going to "Change Trade Offer" when the AI was about to negotiate the bid showing the negotiated bid rather than the original one.
- Added alternative view to the Waiver Wire screen to show some additional information
- Fixed Front Office Suspended Players panel from always saying players were banned for 1 game
- Enabled confirmation dialog when loan or trial cancelled, that tells you when the player is due to return/leave
- Stopped from being able to complain about the referee more than once per match
- Fixed a problem with the League table for AAL-4 where shootout losses were not being displayed.
- Stopped being able to negotiate a trade when a player is locked, meaing your player gets trade for nothing.

Competitions

- Stage names for some all star games were appended with "Final". Not necessary.
- Tweaked scheduling for European club competitions
- Ensured Continental Competitions use the correct game rules.
- European Super Cup first year entered team changes
- olympic Final Qualification Tournament uses the correct game rules
- Updates some teams and dates of matches for the Euro Ice Hockey Challange - fixes some date clashes with European league fixtures
- Friendly tournaments are now played at the organising teams Arena, not Unknown Arena
- Ensured friendly tournaments use the rules specificed by the user.
- Fixed the hosts of the Olympic Hockey Tournament in 2010 sometimes being USA instead of Canada
- Fixed player stats tracking problem which caused non-rookies to be considered rookies (fixes both new games and saved games)
- Fixed no points being given for Shoot-out wins and losses in the Central Hockey league
- Removed the relegation stage from Danish league (applies to new games and ongoing saves, except for current season if stage already in process)
- Fixed development players rule for Central Hockey League
- Memorial Cup hosts are now stored in the competition history
- UK Elite Cup uses touch-up icing
- Fixed DEL all stars team having German players picked
- Fixed rookie players being deemed as rookies for 1 season longer than they should
- Fixed home ice advantage in DEL playoffs
- SWedish league playoffs now using automatic icing
- Fixed rare problem where the same team could be entered into two groups of the Euro Challenge Tour
- Playoff games in Finland are now played alternating Home & Away
- Fixed home ice advantage in Finnish National playoffs
- Fixed playoff seedings in Finnish First
- UK EPL Cup final is now a two-legged game.
- Fixed rookie rules for amateur players in some of the smaller european leagues
- Fixed wrong game order in ECHL south playoffs
- Fixed DEL win being processed as a Cup win not a league win.
- Fixed incorrect team sometimes being given the bronze medal in the Russian league
- Added re-entry waivers exclusion rule for veteran NHL players
- Fixed team relegated from the Russian Superleague not having the correct division (East or west) set
- Euro Challange Tour prize money added
- Fixed staff records getting added twice for making the NHL Playoffs when the team won the Presidents Trophy
- All CHL leagues now use Automatic icing

Transfer/Trade AI

- Fixed trading of the rights to unattached prospects currently on trial
- Fixed returning from loan to the right team after being traded whilst being loaned out from a farm affiliate
- Tuned more native players to attend training camps as walk-ins where possible
- Fixed major junior signing issue of european imports with no club
- AI teams will consider buying players who are currently banned, unless than ban is long term
- Disabled trading during/before fantasy draft so humans cannot cheat
- Improved AI managers in signing their top draft picks

Roster Management

- Russian player releases tweak, should not release players while shortlisting at the cap check, because they need to supply the second teams with players
- Removing a player from IR updates virtual players on roster
- Asking coach for lines during the game repeatedly without clearing them first will no longer mess up the lines
- Improved AI team's handling of signing their prospects to entry level deals
- Enforced the affiliation skater/goalie limits
- Improved AI for taking on loan players in the minor leagues
- Improved AI cap management
- Players no longer get placed on IR automatically when a longer injury occurs in a game coached by the head coach for the human managed team
- Fixed squad numbers being stolen by new arrivals where his preffered squad number is already in use at the team he is joining.
- Assistant GM will no longer make players available unless really forced to do so, if user has set GM options for assistant to keep player status'

Contracts

- Finetuned NHL entry level contract demands
- Fixed counting of accrued NHL seasons to not count on-going season when determining free agency status
- Fixed contract extensions so that the last year of the existing contract is not re-negotiable in any case as per CBA
- Fixed an issue with some AI team non-playing staff not being on proper contracts
- Fixed issue of occasional maxed out wages for non-star players on AI teams
- Changed Central Hockey League default contract end date to end of June
- Stopped "Wants new contract" when it's illegal(CBA) to be offered one, and tuned this when we've just qualified for the playoffs
- Loan contracts now count towards the cap in the Russian League
- Increased the interest of young players to sign NHL contracts even when not considered a hot prospect
- Made sure players are removed from the waiver list when their contract expires.

Printouts

- Fixed printing player statistics the heading label said "Team" for National sides and vice-versa.- Fixed an error message printing team stats before a new season begins

Drafts

- Fixed Fantasy Drafted players being added back into the draft pool, and the team who originally picked him not actually getting him
- Improved game created draft pool material
- Tweaked CHL Import draft availability and player interest

Finances

- Finetuned board cap control in non-NHL leagues

News

- Fixed a missing hyperlink in trade news, for the player whom the rejected team did not like
- Tweaks to training camp report news to single out a player for praise
- Fixed prize money news not being sent out
- Fixed when a player rejects a offer of a try-out the news item mentions that the reason is because scouts from the team that offered the try-out were watching him.
- Disabled response button on status clarification news item if the player had already moved teams after the request for status update
- Tweaked trade rumors (toned down the number of these created)
- Fixed player form news coming up outside of the season
- Trade rumour news item doesn't mention trading draft picks if the league doesn't use a draft.
- Ensured news gets to sent to humans about jobs they applied for but were unsuccessful in getting.
- Fixed "cannot continue" bug related to a waiver pickup / seeks assurances news
- UI improvements for trading: news items can now have multiple responses, and we can accept or reject trades without having to visit the trade screen
- Fixed news item stating number of Cup wins being one less than the actual figure
- Removed hyperlink from Fans Player of the Year news item, as history is not kept for this award.
- Fixed Prospect update news item speaking about goalies as "first line" players etc.
- Prospect update news still gets sent when human is on holiday

Other

- Fog of war should be visible for free agents who were last playing in manager's nation
- Disabled manager speculation news for the first few days of a new game
- NEW_AFFILIATION and AFFILIATION_CHANGE config commands now support setting affiliation mode and maximum skater and goalie counts
- Fixed _ in team name in the score upload
- Tweaked morale for teams in the playoffs
- Re-working file/folder locations etc for Windows Vista support (user documents directory now checked for data files)
- Reduced fog of war for players offered to a team by an agent
- colourblind skin improvments
- Fixed numbers being retired when players are still playing

Assets

Data

- Fixed problem with Georgian language having no nation set.
- Made sure playrs like Jagr can speak English, and Quebec based players can speak French and English
- Fixed issues from the Data Forums - as many issues reported fixed as possible, particularly large Fin/Swe/Den threads
- OHL database brought up to scratch
- Updated rosters and data across all leagues
- New NHLers who have made their debuts in the 2006/07 season are added to NHL rosters (eg Kessel, Staal, Radulov etc)
- Removed duplicate officials
- Removed 'DELETE' staff
- Added missing NHL records

Awards

- Canadian Humanitarian of the year award was incorrectly associated with the OHL, now moved to Memorial Cup to encompass the entire CHL.
- vezina trophy now has a higher lower games played limit for eligibility
- Ensured that players who don't play many games don't win player of the season awards
- Russian Superleague MVP can't be a goalie

Translations

- Italian language added

2D Engine

- Tweaked player AI on dumping the puck in too eagerly
- Enforced no-change rule after icings
- Improved goalie AI to respect the no-go zone behind the goalline
- Improved linechanging AI
- Improved coaching AI when picking special teams
- Fixed puck getting stuck to netting too often
- Tweaked suspension frequency for players sent out to fight on purpose but not targeting specific players (ie. headhunting)
- Tweaked scoring levels
- Tweaked tracking of assists
- Tweaked penalty tracking
- Improved defensive AI
- Fixed possible issues with shootout takers in human games~
- Tweaked highlight modes
- Fixed first shootout attempt not showing fully in highlights
- Fixed aggregate scores being doubled at the end of a shootout in the final leg
- Improved powerplay AI
- Tuned shorthanded scoring, ratings and fights in major juniors
- Fixed goalie stats sometimes not displaying for a goalie who came on for another mid game.
- Tweaked coach AI to consider injuries, ejections and benchings when asking coach for lines during a game

Mac

- Fixed Escape key not being handled

- Fixed a problem with leap years on the mac which lead to the existence of the 32nd of December
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Windows PC
0000030000000000010000000000003.0.1 15 MB 2006-09-25
Crashes

- Fixed a crash continuing from Nov 21st to Nov 22nd
- Fixed a crash asking head coach to pick roster
- Fixed getting into Pause/Resume loop at the end of the game if accessing tactics after game ended

Competitions

- Fixed all player sbeing regarded as rookies
- Fixed some players being UFA when they should be RFA

Roster Management

- Asking coach for lines during the game repeatedly without clearing them first will no longer mess up the lines

Contracts

- Improved AI team's handling of signing their prospects to entry level deals
- Enforced the affiliation skater/goalie limits

Drafts

- Fixed Fantasy Drafted players being added back into the draft pool, and the team who originally picked him not actually getting him
- Improved game created draft pool material
- Tweaked CHL Import draft availability and player interest

Finances

- Finetuned NHL entry level contract demands

Other

- Fixed Devils' arena move in 2007 (attendance values were set too low)
- Fixed some club records problems

Data

Miscellaneous data issues reported on community.sigames.com
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Artwork

External links


References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20080222054419/http://www.sigames.com/downloads.php?type=view&id=377
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20070220023226/http://www.sigames.com/downloads.php?type=view&id=377
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20070219225733/http://www.sigames.com/downloads.php?type=view&id=372
  4. https://web.archive.org/web/20070210060909/http://www.sigames.com/downloads.php?type=view&id=371


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