Andrew

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Name: Andrew Begley
Date registered: August 26, 2011
URL: http://www.nba-live.com

Latest posts

  1. File Additions for NBA 2K17 — December 6, 2016
  2. Monday Tip-Off: Fixing NBA 2K’s MyPLAYER Archetypes — December 5, 2016
  3. File Additions for NBA 2K13 — December 5, 2016
  4. File Additions for NBA 2K14 — December 4, 2016
  5. File Additions for NBA 2K17 — December 3, 2016

Most commented posts

  1. 2012/2013 Rosters for NBA Live 2005-08 Released — 58 comments
  2. NBA 2K12 PC Patch Out Now — 44 comments
  3. Win a copy of NBA 2K12 for PC! — 31 comments
  4. NBA Live 17 Wishlist Thread Open; Submit Your Feedback! — 28 comments
  5. 2012/2013 Rosters for NBA Live 2005-08 Just A Few Days Away — 24 comments

Author's posts listings

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We’ve got another batch of great file additions for NBA 2K17 PC today. The latest new and updated releases include up to date versions of gregkwaste’s invaluable modding tools, custom courts and basketballs, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

gregkwaste
NBA 2K17 Explorer
NBA 2K17 Importer/Exporter

SexCurry Beats
$$$ Ball
Galaxy Ball
Nike Galaxy Court
Super Splash Bros GSW Court
Super Mario Bros 3 Ball
Jordan Bulls Court

Issy
Detroit Pistons Court

TNeckDME
Tyronn Lue (Coach) Face

Manni Live
Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans HD Arena V3 (Updated to v3.0)

Monday Tip-Off: Fixing NBA 2K’s MyPLAYER Archetypes

Choosing MyPLAYER Archetypes in NBA 2K17

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

When the concept of MyPLAYER Archetypes was first announced for NBA 2K17, it struck me as being a very good idea. It seemed like a great solution to the issue of gamers creating maxed out 7’3″ players, a practice that frequently upset the competitive balance in modes such as MyPARK and 2K Pro-Am. On top of injecting a little more realism into MyCAREER, MyPLAYER Archetypes seemed to be a logical answer to egregious min-maxing and gaming of the upgrade system in order to create overpowered players.

I maintain that it was a very good idea in theory, and something that should remain in future NBA 2K games. However, MyPLAYER Archetypes haven’t been quite as effective in preserving competitive balance as I would have hoped, as some gamers are still creating cheesy players. Conversely, in other ways they’re too restrictive, allowing for little variation between certain playing styles. Since we’re in the thick of Wishlist season, I thought that I’d throw out a few ideas that could possibly improve MyPLAYER Archetypes in NBA 2K18 and beyond.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Keep NBA 2K13 PC up to date with skoadam’s U R Basketball mod! Download the latest version, featuring 2017 season rosters updated through November 30th, at the link below.

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 30/11/16] (Updated)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include the latest version of URB and a complete cyberface ID list for the mod, the Houston Rockets’ black alternate jersey, and a new 3D mohawk hairstyle. Check them all out at the links below!

skoadam
CFs ID List for URB 2017 Roster
2K14 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 30/11/16] (Updated)

UNTAMEDBEAST
Houston Rockets Black Alternate Jersey

big-shot-ROB
3D Mohawk Hair

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Tip off your weekend with the latest file additions for NBA 2K17 PC! Today’s new and updated files include a golden NBA basketball, custom body models, and more. Download them all at the links below!

Andrew Rodriguez
Gold NBA Ball

go7denboot
DeAndre Jordan Body & Hair Update
LeBron James Body Edit (Updated to 2.0)

pinoy21
Chicago Bulls Jersey

mariosk1
Fan Night Watermark

exrxixxx
NBA TV Scoreboard (Updated to v5.0)

The Friday Five: 5 More Patches I Always Wanted to Make

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

A little over two years ago, I wrote a Friday Five column about five patches that I always wanted to make, but never did. Since then, I’ve given a couple of them a try, releasing beta/demo versions of an Ultimate Jordan Roster, and a fictional league roster inspired by World League Basketball. They’re a couple of projects that I’d like to return to when I have the opportunity, as I do like to get back to my roots and make some patches from time to time. It’s been a while since my last release, so I must admit that I am getting the itch to work on something beyond my regular columns and other features (although I certainly do enjoy creating that content, too).

Because I don’t have as much free time as I used to, these days I prefer to focus on making smaller patches that fill a particular need, or works that are creatively satisfying, rather than the regular roster updates that I used to create. When I’m trying to come up with some fun ideas for patches, I still tend to think back to projects that I’ve envisioned in the past, but never got around to making. Following on from my previous Five, here are some more patches that I didn’t end up creating, some of which I might take a shot at sometime in the future.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #187

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Episode #187 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we react to the fallout of Park After Dark, offer up further thoughts on the recent NBA 2K17 patches, discuss NBA Live’s social media presence, and catch up on Our Week in Basketball Gaming.

On this week’s show…

  • Park After Dark wasn’t quite as successful as 2K Sports and MyPARK enthusiasts were hoping it would be, with many prominent YouTubers harshly criticising it. We react to the fallout, and offer up a couple of thoughts on the event.
  • There’s been some discontent in our community regarding the recent patches for NBA 2K17. Are the patches messing up the game more than they’re fixing and improving it?
  • Do NBA Live’s social media accounts offer any indication as to what’s happening with NBA Live 17? What will happen with NBA Live Mobile as we get closer to the game’s console comeback?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: Struggles for NLSC THRILLO, success in MyCAREER, and the best trade in the history of franchise modes in MyLEAGUE.
  • We wrap up Episode #187 of the NLSC Podcast with some good news about Isaiah Austin.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have one new file addition today, namely an updated version of LASquared’s Historical Roster, which features several classic teams. Check it out at the link below!

LASquared
Historical Roster (Updated to v0.6)

Wayback Wednesday: The Original NLSC Roster Updates

1998 Bulls in the NLSC Roster Updates for NBA Live 97

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content.

Years before I was maintaining the NLSC roster updates for NBA Live, Tim and Lutz were creating the site’s original patches. We’ve seen a lot of fantastic roster updates over the years that have brought attention to the NLSC and been very popular in the community, and that great work certainly continues to this day. However, when you’re talking about the roster updates that made this site what it’s become and inspired so many other people to get into the hobby, you can’t go past those original releases by Tim and Lutz.

Those roster updates are still available in our Downloads section, and if you’re ever in the mood for some retro basketball gaming, I’d definitely recommend downloading them. If you’re newer to the NLSC community though – and especially if you’ve mostly been involved with the NBA 2K modding scene – it might be difficult to appreciate how important and influential those original NLSC rosters were. While I do encourage you to experience them for yourself if you can, I feel it’s important that those early roster updates get their due, especially in light of 2016 marking our 20th Anniversary.

Let’s take a look back…way back…

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NLSC Podcast Episode #187 Mailbag Call

NLSC Podcast

Episode #187 of the NLSC Podcast will be recorded within the next couple of days, so this is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions. There are already a couple of items on the docket this week, but at this point, there’s definitely room for a few more.

We do ask that you keep any suggestions along the lines of our core content of NBA Live, NBA 2K, basketball gaming, and modding, as well as related subjects such as the real NBA and site/community history. Also, if you do have any suggestions, please make them as specific as possible as certain topics are very broad, so we need to know exactly what it is that you’re interested in hearing us talk about.

Having said that, if you do have some suggestions for us this week, let us know in the comments section below, or post them in this thread in the Forum. You can also submit them via Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t connected with us on social media yet, please be sure to do so!

If you haven’t caught Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast yet, you can tune in here. We also invite you to subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, or find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen in on your mobile or tablet devices. Thank you for the continued support of the NLSC Podcast, and please stay tuned for Episode #187!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 include a custom soundtrack, new title screen, a couple of player faces, a court update for the San Antonio Spurs, and a minor update for URB. Check out all the latest releases at the links below!

LASquared
Kyle Coglitore Soundtrack Mod

dtd
Derrick Rose Title Screen

Garbajosa
Domantas Sabonis Face
Treveon Graham Face

Pepis
2017 AT&T Center (San Antonio Spurs)

skoadam
2K14 U R Basketball V49 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 27/11/16] (Updated)

Monday Tip-Off: Crafting NBA Live’s Comeback

Derrick Rose on the New York Knicks in NBA Live 16

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

Last week, we received a very small snippet of news about NBA Live 17, courtesy of a brief interview with Senior Producer Mike Mahar. While we still don’t know a lot about what’s happening with NBA Live, we do know that the development team is still working on a console version of the game, and that a release is slated for the first quarter of 2017. We also know that there’s a different team working on NBA Live Mobile (thus its development does not affect the console version), and thanks to Mike’s interview, we’ve discovered that gameplay, animations, and new ways to play certain game modes have been a focus.

Of course, when it comes to future NBA Live releases, the proof will be in the pudding. After all, we’ve heard those promises before, and while the series has made progress since its rocky return with NBA Live 14, there’s still plenty of untapped potential and room for improvement. I would really like to see NBA Live get back to where it once was, and I hope that whatever EA Sports is working on right now will be a big step in the right direction. What do I consider the “right direction”? Well, here’s how I would craft NBA Live’s comeback.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

We’re tipping off the week with some file additions for one of my all-time favourite games: NBA Live 06 PC. Today’s new and updated releases feature the latest 2017 season court updates by magiciangirl06; download them all at the links below!

magiciangirl06
2017 Fictional New Orleans All-Star Court
2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Court (Updated to v3.0)
2016/2017 Fictional Sacramento Kings Court (Updated to v2.5)
2016/2017 Utah Jazz Court (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up the week with some more great file additions for NBA 2K17 PC. Today’s new and updated files include more custom body models, current and retro courts, the latest version of the External File Plugin, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

go7denboot
LeBron James Body Edit
Giannis Antetokounmpo Real Body
Isaiah Thomas Real Body

Dee4Three
07-08 Denver Nuggets Court

TNeckDME
Joel Embiid Face

Issy
Charlotte Hornets Court
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Arena (Updated to v3.0)

Manni Live
Denver Nuggets Pepsi Center HD Arena

Limnono/TBM
NBA 2K17 External File Plugin (Updated to v0.259)

exrxixxx
NBA TV Scoreboard (Updated to v4.0)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #186

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Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss Patch 1.06 for NBA 2K17, the upcoming Park After Dark event in MyPARK, a tidbit of NBA Live 17 news, and more.

On this week’s show…

  • 2K is presenting the “Park After Dark” event in MyPARK this weekend, with Snoop Dogg making an in-game appearance as DJ Snoopadelic. It’s not really our thing, but it does sound kind of fun for MyPARK players.
  • NBA 2KVR has been announced. Might some of the technology be adapted for use in the main game in future years?
  • NBA 2K17 has received Patch 1.06. Although some issues have been resolved, unfortunately it seems that some new bugs have also arisen, and not everyone is happy with the tweaked gameplay.
  • We’re starting to hear promising bits and pieces about NBA Live 17 from developers on social media. Senior Producer Mike Mahar also had a few things to say about the game in a recent chat to FOX 13 News in Tampa Bay.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: An enjoyably successful run in 2K Pro-Am, two more quadruple-doubles in MyCAREER, and a surprising lack of loyalty.
  • We wrap up Episode #186 of the NLSC Podcast with some NBA chatter, including the Detroit Pistons’ impending move to a new arena, Zach LaVine’s incredible 360 dunk from the foul line, and Kevin Love’s big first quarter against the Blazers.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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