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NBA ACTION 14 Mod for NBA Live 08 Released

I’m a little late in posting the bulletin, but Devilish and company have released the initial version of the NBA ACTION 14 Mod for NBA Live 08! The mod completely updates NBA Live 08 PC for the upcoming 2013/2014 season including rosters, faces, jerseys and courts, while also featuring enhanced gameplay and animations.

You can pick up NBA ACTION 14 here in our Downloads section. For additional support, information and previews, check out the release thread here in the NBA Live 08 section of the NLSC Forum. Congrats to Devilish and company on the release!

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #50

We’ve hit another milestone as the NLSC Podcast has reached its 50th episode! Join Arcane, JaoSming, Lean and myself as we celebrate my birthday with our discussion of the latest NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen news, more impressions of NBA 2K14 current gen and a few NBA related odds and ends.

  • Before we begin, we take a moment to reflect on the NLSC Podcast, 50 episodes on. As you might expect, JaoSming misses Leftos.
  • Ultimate Team has been confirmed for NBA Live 14, with pre-order bonus packs. We expect we’ll give it a look.
  • The soundtrack for NBA Live 14 is being revealed, one song at a time. What do we think of the tracks that have been unveiled so far?
  • The athlete lineup for NBA Live 14 has been announced and some new screenshots have been posted, so naturally we have to analyse them in minute detail.
  • Speaking of screenshots, the first proper screenshot for NBA 2K14 next gen has come out. Is the ball texture as impressive as NBA Live 14?
  • The big social media feature of NBA 2K14 has been announced: Locker Codes. The panel goes mild.
  • Andrew finally has NBA 2K14 on PC, so he can offer some initial impressions. We also finally have closure on the Saga of the Pre-Order & NBA 2K13 CD Key (sort of).
  • A few NBA topics are discussed including the Celtics’ new gameplan and some other preseason impressions.
  • We wrap up with a listener mailbag, in which you give us your thoughts on NBA 2K14 so far.

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As always, we hope that you enjoy the latest episode and invite you to give us your feedback, as well as your thoughts on anything that we discussed, either in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Please also keep the mailbag submissions coming!

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General File Additions – EBO Editor

This isn’t a new release, but rather an old version of bokayo’s EBO Editor for the NBA Live series, which I’m uploading for archive purposes. This version of the tool should be compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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EBO Editor

Thanks to carlosggb for making it available.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #49

NBA Live 14 news, NBA 2K14 impressions, modding talk, the NBA preseason and some other fun stuff. It’s Episode #49 of the NLSC Podcast featuring Arcane, JaoSming and myself, available to listen to now!

  • One of our eagle-eyed Forum members discovered an NBA Live 14 article that leaked via EA Sports’ UK website, providing info on on player motion. It’s since been taken down, but we react to it anyway.
  • An interview with GamingBolt has revealed that FIBA teams will not be making an appearance in NBA Live 14. Are we upset?
  • Why is Andrew still playing NBA 2K13 PC? Why did he buy it again off Steam when he already has the disc version?
  • JaoSming, on the other hand, does have NBA 2K14 PC. After a week with the game, he has more impressions to share.
  • A whole lot of modding plans are discussed, with JaoSming outlining the projects he’s got lined up.
  • The NBA preseason is getting us excited for another year of basketball. There’s been quite a few highlight plays so far, plus the long-awaited return of Derrick Rose.
  • We wrap up the show with some other NBA thoughts, including the supposed end of Lob City for Doc Rivers’ Los Angeles Clippers.

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As always, we’d love to hear your feedback on this week’s episode, along with your thoughts on everything we discussed, either in the comments below or in this thread. Once again, we didn’t have a listener mailbag segment this week but we invite you to send in your questions, comments and NBA 2K14 impressions for next week’s show.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #48

NBA Live 14 news has been slow over the past week, but NBA 2K14 current gen is in stores now and we also got another glimpse at NBA 2K14 next gen, so there’s a bit to talk about this week. Join Arcane, JaoSming, Lean and myself as we talk 2K in Episode #48 of the NLSC Podcast!

  • NBA 2K14 current gen is out now. Two of us have the game already and thus have some early impressions to share.
  • Good news for the modding community as it appears art files from last year are 100% compatible! We discuss the work already being undertaken.
  • Has 2K Sports done a good job of marketing NBA 2K14 so far?
  • We react to the NBA 2K14 next gen TV spot and touch upon some of the community reactions as well.
  • What’s next in the preview season for NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 next gen?
  • Our panel members with NBA 2K14 have been playing as we’ve been recording, providing a few more impressions to close out the episode.

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As always, we invite you to give us your feedback on this week’s episode, along with your thoughts on anything that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Forum. We didn’t have a listener mailbag segment this week but by all means hit us up with your questions and NBA 2K14 impressions for next week’s show.

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Good News Regarding NBA 2K13 Patches in NBA 2K14

Now that NBA 2K14 has been released on PC, we can all begin figuring out what work that went into last year’s game can be used in the new one. Thankfully, it seems that mostly everything art-wise created for NBA 2K13 will work in NBA 2K14 on PC. This means cyberfaces, uniforms, courts, stadiums, and other files work directly in NBA 2K14 without any complicated conversion process!

You can keep up to date on all of the known files that work in this Forum thread, and be sure to keep an eye on our Releases Forum and Download database for NBA 2K14, it is going to be a great year for patching!

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The Friday Five: 5 Thoughts on Modding Culture

We’ve come to another Friday here at the NLSC, which means it’s time for another edition of The Friday Five! In case this is your first time checking out The Friday Five and you’re wondering what it’s all about, this is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to basketball video games, the real NBA or another area of interest to our community, either as a list of five items or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

NBA 2K13 modding is slowing down somewhat as we anticipate the release of NBA 2K14 on October 1st. As we prepare to mod a brand new game, as well as continue making updates for other recent NBA 2K titles and the last few PC releases of NBA Live, there are some aspects of our modding community and culture that I feel we need to examine and in some cases, consider making a few changes. This week, I’m offering five thoughts on modding culture here at the NLSC and looking at some ways that we can make our talented modding community even better.

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NBA on NBC 98/99 Mod v3.0 for NBA 2K13 PC Released by RayHoops

RayHoops1 has released v3.0 of his NBA on NBC 98/99 Mod for NBA 2K13 PC. The latest release features updated dornas for the Philadelphia 76ers, a fix for the Portland Trail Blazers’ road jersey, a shorts and colour fix for the Charlotte Hornets’ alternate jersey and a couple of optional add-ons in the form of a new version of the NBA on NBC scoreboard and Playoff court updates.

You can pick up the mod here in our Downloads section. For more information, previews and support, check out the release thread here in the Forum.

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Midnight Ballers Street Mod Released for NBA 2K13 PC

Over the last six months I have learned a lot in regards to NBA 2K’s arena files and how to customize them to my liking. The latest discoveries included lightmaps and custom crowd positions, as well as removing the extra people that surround each NBA court. With nearly two weeks left before NBA 2K14 is released on PC, I am happy to announce the release of my final mod for NBA 2K13 PC, Midnight Ballers.

The mod contains 33 one-texture courts based around R4zoR‘s floor file, along with an updated wooden EBC Rucker Park created by the man himself. bedwardsroy19 has allowed me to use his fantastic post-draft PS3 roster, and Tha King supplied updated versions of the Suns and Pelicans uniforms for me to modify. I also took the extra step and updated the old Community Ballahz mod from earlier in the year, which replaces the NBA players with terrible generic players you might notice around your local courts. You can check out a full review of the mod below.

I hope you all have had as much fun as I have customizing NBA 2K13 to our liking, it truly has been the most customizable PC basketball game to date, and hopefully 2K14 will be even more flexible. You can check out this fun mod by getting it in the NLSC Downloads Database, and be sure to check out my Forum Thread for what is coming in NBA 2K14. Enjoy!

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NBA on NBC 98/99 Mod for NBA 2K13 PC Released by RayHoops

RayHoops1 has released a new total conversion mod for NBA 2K13 PC, which adds complete 1998/1999 season rosters with accurate player faces, team jerseys and courts, 90s style arena music and full NBA on NBC presentation. It’s also 100% compatible with Association and MyCAREER mode, so you’re not just limited to exhibition games.

Get the mod here in our Downloads section and be sure to check out the release thread for additional information, previews and support.

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NBA Live ’95 on NBA 2K12 Mod v4.0 Released

RayHoops1 has released v4.0 of his NBA Live ’95 on NBA 2K12 mod, which adds complete 1994/1995 season rosters to NBA 2K12 PC. The latest release adds NBA on NBC presentation, in addition to the NBA on TNT presentation found in the previous version. Other key features include faces and portraits for all players, complete team art and custom arena music.

You can get the mod here in our Downloads section. For more information, previews and support, check out the release thread here.

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College Hoops ’95 Mod for NBA 2K12 PC Updated

RayHoops1 has released a new version (v5.0) of his College Hoops ’95 Mod for NBA 2K12 PC. For those who are unaware, the mod features 30 ranked teams from the 1995 college basketball season with correct faces for 95% of the players (some use generic faces due to a lack of suitable photographs) and complete team and presentation art updates. The latest release also adds the 1990 LSU Tigers to the selection of classic teams.

You can pick up College Hoops ’95 here in our Downloads section. For additional previews, information and support, check out the release thread.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #41

It’s a four man panel in the NLSC Podcast this week. JaoSming, Arcane and I are joined by Lean for the first time as we discuss the latest NBA 2K14 news and notes, some great work that’s taking place around the community and answer questions in our very first mailbag segment!

  • There’s been no NBA Live 14 news this week, but through cryptic teasers and the reveal of Xbox Live Achievements for the game, we do have some interesting NBA 2K14 news to talk about.
  • Crew Mode is back! It’s good news for the basketball video gaming community as a whole, but are we personally excited? What about some of the other modes and features that have been revealed?
  • We talk a little about some of our biggest pet peeves in basketball games, from annoying features in the frontend to commentary that breaks the fourth wall.
  • JaoSming recaps some outstanding work that’s taking place in our NBA 2K13 modding community, which leads to a quick discussion on bonus content in basketball games.
  • Lean recaps the FIBA Asia Tournament and the success of the Philippine national team.
  • It’s a quiet NBA offseason right now, but we find a few things to talk about. Tristan Thompson gets a mention.
  • We answer listener questions in our very first mailbag segment!
  • The show wraps up with a few news and notes on the upcoming consoles, including the final Microsoft 180.

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Thanks again to everyone who submitted questions. Please keep them coming as we’re looking to have a mailbag/listener response segment as a regular feature on the podcast. As always, please feel free to give us your thoughts on the latest episode, as well as anything we discussed, either in the comments below or here in the NLSC Forum.

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NBA Street Vol. 2 Modding Resources Available

Along with the release of the 2013-2014 Rosters for NBA Street Vol. 2 (only the rosters, no art updates yet), I have compiled a resources thread in the Forum for all releases, tools and tutorials for playing and modding NBA Street Vol. 2 on the Dolphin Emulator. We are still early in the overall progress of the HD Remake mod, but I feel the combination of finished rosters and tutorials showing step-by-step on how to create and share texture mods for the game should speed things up a bit.

Be sure to check out the new Resources Thread, and the other NBASV2HDR threads in the Virtual Hardwood Forum.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #40

It’s that time of the week again! Join Arcane, JaoSming and myself for Episode #40 of the NLSC Podcast, in which we discuss the latest NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 news and notes, new NBA jerseys and the motivation behind modding basketball video games.

  • We quickly recap the lone piece of NBA Live 14 news this week, an interview with executive producer Sean O’Brien.
  • The NBA 2K14 Community Team-Up event took place last week. Not too many impressions as yet, but early Twitter thoughts are positive.
  • It’s been revealed that blocked dunks will be back in NBA 2K14. Great news, obviously, but should it even be an announcement?
  • A behind the scenes glimpse of Steve Kerr’s recording sessions for NBA 2K lead to some discussion on presentation and possible TNT integration.
  • The Pelicans’ jerseys have been revealed, while the Suns’ new jerseys have been teased. Naturally, we opt to play fashion critic.
  • What’s the deal with modding? We take you through the highs, the lows, the triumphs and the tragedies of one of our favourite pastimes.

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We hope that you enjoy Episode #40 and as always, we’re eager to hear your thoughts on the episode as well as anything we talked about. Have your say in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum.

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