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NHL 99

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NHL 99
NHL 99 cover
EA Canada
EA Sports
Release dates
Windows September 30, 1998
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Hockey
Series NHL
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NHL 99 is a singleplayer and multiplayer bird's-eye view sports game in the NHL series.

The game's installer does not work on modern-day systems.


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)

Essential improvements


The latest official patch and roster update 3 are available at
The 3dfx Voodoo3 update is also available at

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location

Save game data location

System Location


In-game options menu.
In-game options menu.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
High-fidelity upscaling
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)


In-game keyboard settings.
In-game keyboard settings.
In-game gamepad settings.
In-game gamepad settings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio
Most music is original, but one of the main menu themes is a shortened version of "Down" by Noise Therapy.


Language UI Audio Sub Notes


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
12 The official multiplayer service was shut down.

Connection types

Issues unresolved

Installer does not run on modern Windows

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 6
Software renderer
Used if no supported 3D accelerators are detected.
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 166 MHz
AMD K6 166 MHz
System memory (RAM) 16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 MB
Video card (GPU) 1 MB of VRAM
DirectX 6 compatible