NBA 2K13

NLSC Podcast – Episode #22

Are we excited that the Heat are still winning? Is Andrew Bynum still injured? Is it okay to make inappropriate jokes at inappropriate times? What’s the meaning of life anyway? Some of those questions are answered in Episode #22 of the NLSC Podcast, featuring your favorite trio of Leftos, Ben and myself! Join us as we discuss this week’s topics:

  • There was some controversy at the end of the overtime clash between the Bulls and Nuggets. We discuss the trend of blaming officials and the instant replay rules.
  • The Heat narrowly escaped Cleveland with their winning streak intact at 24, already the second best in league history. We give our thoughts and as usual, ill-fated predictions.
  • The injuries to former teammates Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum are discussed. Is Kobe rushing back? Is anyone going to give Bynum a max contract?
  • We wrap up the NBA discussion with the latest chapter in the Royce White saga and LeBron James’ “Knighting” of Jason Terry.
  • Leftos brings up an incident at PyCon, leading us to talk about inappropriate behaviour and the appropriate way to deal with it.
  • As the discussion moves to basketball video games, we briefly touch upon what is “sim” and what constitutes “realism”.
  • Are we PC users jealous of features that are console exclusive?
  • We speculate a little more about next gen basketball games and reflect on whether NBA Live and NBA 2K met their CGI benchmarks from 2005.

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If you’ve got any thoughts on the show or any of the topics we discussed, please feel free to have your say in the comments below or in this thread in the Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We’ve just got a couple of file additions for NBA 2K13 for you today: a new HD update for the Golden State Warriors’ Oracle Arena by Mythbuster, and the final version of the FOX Sports scoreboard update by exrxixxx. You can download them both at the link below.

Oracle Arena HDs

FOX SPORTS TV (Updated to Final version)

NBA 2K13 Modding Video Tutorials

If you are wanting to learn how to edit most anything in NBA 2K13 PC (and Xbox 360 rosters) you should take a look at my Video Tutorial Thread in the NBA 2K13 Tutorials Forum. I cover everything from proper installation of tools, techniques to use in those tools, start to finish modding guides, specific tutorials, and advanced tutorials.

So whether you want to learn how to make cyberfaces, uniforms, or floors, change court colors and reflections, do anything and everything with Leftos’ tools including his Roster Editor, or just want to figure out how to get your tools working, check the thread out. Or you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel where I upload all these videos to, as I am consistently updating and creating new tutorials.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We’re getting closer and closer to eclipsing the total number of files for NBA 2K12 with today’s file additions for NBA 2K13, which include retroman’s latest retro arenas, two new custom title screens, a couple of shoes and a current arena update for the Philadelphia 76ers. Download them all at the links below.

1996-2002 Gund Arena in Cleveland
2004-2006 Madison Square Garden IV in New York
1996-2007 Target Center in Minnesota
2004-2007 Philips Arena in Atlanta (Updated to Final version)
2009-2011 TD Banknorth Garden in Boston
2006-2010 Oracle Arena in Oakland (Updated to Final version)
2001-2002 The Pyramid in Memphis
2000-2001 General Motors Place in Vancouver
1997-2001 The Arena in Oakland

Melo, LeBron, Kobe Title Screen

Adidas Crazy Quick + AND1 Prime Team Colorway

NBA All-Star Title Screen

Philadelphia 76ers Court (Wells Fargo Center)

File Additions for NBA 2K13

With today’s file additions for NBA 2K13, we’re getting closer and closer to eclipsing our total number of files for NBA 2K12, in less than six months of the game being out. Today’s new files include a Christmas jersey pack, seven more retro courts, a pack of converted faces and another fictional PBA jersey. Pick them all up at the links below.

20 Teams BIG COLOR Christmas Jersey Pack

2000-2004 America West Arena in Phoenix
1997-2000 Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey
2000-2004 Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey
2005-2010 Energy Solutions Center in Utah
2005-2009 Izod Center in New Jersey
2010-2011 Izod Center in New Jersey
2005-2006 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

Mattan & Various
Mattan’s Converted Faces Pack #1

Jumar de Leon
PBA Brgy Ginebra Fictional Jerseys

March 16th Official Roster Now Available For NBA 2K13 PC

The March 16th official roster update for NBA 2K13 has now come through for the PC version, so I’ve been able to update our offline pack accordingly. If you’d like to manually update the rosters in your copy of NBA 2K13 PC, download the pack and extract the included files to your Online Data and Saves folders. For those who are updating their game automatically, you can of course let the latest rosters come through the next time you fire up NBA 2K13.

As previously noted, the latest roster contains some updates to a few players’ ratings and injury status. Some players and a few recent transactions are missing however, along with interim Suns coach Lindsey Hunter.

March 16th Official Roster for NBA 2K13 Out Now

Another new official roster update has been pushed through today, containing lineups that have been updated through March 16th, 2013. The update should come through automatically as long as your Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet. It doesn’t appear as though the PC version has received the new update as yet, so I can’t add it to our manual update pack at this time. I’ll continue to check for the new rosters and if they do come through, I’ll update the pack as soon as possible. As you may recall, the PC version did miss a couple of roster updates back in December.

In the latest roster, nine players have had their injury status updated while five players received boosts to their ratings, including Dwight Howard. Alvin Gentry is still coaching the Phoenix Suns however, fifteen players are still missing entirely and three transactions remain unaccounted for. Check out a video rundown of the latest update here, courtesy of Operation Sports.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Once again, the weekend brings about a big batch of new file additions for NBA 2K13. Today we’ve got a new version of Hex on Steroids from Leftos along with a couple of new globals, fictional PBA jerseys, two new shoe updates, a retro face for Allen Iverson, retro jerseys for the Heat, a college scoreboard update, a custom MyCAREER file, an updated arena for the Warriors and several retro arenas.

Download them all at the links below. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our talented modding community, as of this post we currently have 738 files for NBA 2K13 in our Downloads section, rapidly approaching the current total of 787 files for NBA 2K12. We very much appreciate the efforts of everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads section; remember, if you have work you’d like to contribute, please feel free to make use of our upload facilities. For a step-by-step guide on how it all works, please check out this video tutorial by JaoSming.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #21

We celebrate the NLSC Podcast’s ability to enjoy some “adult beverages” as we reach Episode #21, where we once again talk about the latest week in the NBA, basketball video gaming and more. As usual, Leftos, Ben and I are your hosts and we invite you to join us as we share our thoughts on the following topics:

  • We called the big two-oh a landmark last week, but due to cultural significance we’re trotting out the phrase again for the 21st episode.
  • Ben throws down a dunking challenge to JaoSming, so I pull a LeBron James.
  • For a change of pace, we dive straight into the NBA discussion this week, beginning with DeAndre Jordan’s dunk and the reactions it’s received.
  • We recognise the Heat’s winning streak, with Ben being the most excited about it.
  • The Mavericks are signing the first player in league history with multiple sclerosis. We wish Chris Wright well and applaud what we hope will be a feel-good story, while reflecting on some similar sporting stories (one of them admittedly fictional).
  • Moving on to community news, we once again touch upon the subject of sharing resources when it comes to patching/modding.
  • The Ultimate Base Roster has hit a significant milestone, so we take some time to recognise the outstanding efforts of everyone involved.
  • Ben has a few gripes about NBA 2K13 and isn’t a fan of Dunk Contest Hero.
  • We finish up with some talk about SimCity 5 and the messy situation upon launch. I sneak in a reference to LucasArts’ Afterlife, a SimCity clone from 1996 and an old favourite.

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As always, we hope you enjoy this week’s episode and invite you to share your feedback on the show, as well as everything we discussed, either in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We’ve got a nice assortment of file additions for NBA 2K13 for you today, courtesy of our talented modding community. AlphaJustice has put out a couple of new Nike shoe updates, R4zoR has provided us with several new HD faces, millenniumTCK has released another custom title screen and retroman has uploaded three retro arenas for the Rockets. Pick them all up at the links below!

Nike Hyper Chaos + Crazyfast V2
Nike Hyper Aggressor

Andre Iguodala HD Face
Chris Singleton HD Face
Martell Webster HD Face
3 Player HD Face Pack

Slam Dunk Contest 2013 Title Screen

2001-2002 Compaq Center in Houston
2003-2006 Toyota Center in Houston
2007-2011 Toyota Center in Houston

March 12th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K13 Out Now

A new official roster for NBA 2K13 has come through, containing lineups that have been updated through March 12th, 2013. As promised by Ronnie 2K, the Air Jordan XX8s have been added in the latest update, worn by Russell Westbrook and carrying a +5 Dunk bonus. The injury status of various players has been updated and Aaron Brooks now appears on the Rockets, though there are still some errors and missing players.

The new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet. As always, PC users may also choose to make use of our offline update pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files. You can check out a video rundown of the latest update here, courtesy of Operation Sports.

Help Needed with Story & Event Generator for NBA 2K13

If you are unaware, Leftos and I are in the beginning stages of creating a revolutionary tool for NBA 2K13, which could possibly also support past NBA 2K and Live games. We do not have a name for it yet, but essentially the tool would add more depth to the Association, Dynasty, or MyCAREER modes we all play. You can listen to the brainstorm we had during our Impromptu Podcast (starting around the 2 hour mark), see a mock up and further explanation in this YouTube video, and participate with your own ideas and events in this Forum thread.

Right now, I am looking for help defining the various personalities seen in the NBA. Not help with how these personalities are defined (which is the next step), but simply listing out personalities like a veteran who just wants a ring before retirement, a rookie with money on his mind or an injury prone player looking to rebound. For a better explanation, watch this YouTube video, and participate in the comments below or in the Forum thread. Thank you!

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Been waiting for some new files for NBA 2K13? Then check out today’s batch of additions which include the latest version of Leftos’ Roster Editor, Mythbuster’s arena update for the Bobcats, another custom title screen, an updated version of an accessory pack for Derrick Rose and a Christmas jersey for the Wizards. Please see below for all the download links.

NBA 2K13 Roster Editor (Updated to v0.23.0.4)

Time Warner Cable Arena

Miami Heat Big 3 Title Screen

Derrick Rose Adidas Accessories (Updated to v2.0)

Washington Wizards Christmas Jersey

Further Thoughts & Reflections on MyCAREER in NBA 2K13

Although I’ve always been more of a fan of modes such as Dynasty and Association, I’ve found myself mostly playing MyCAREER in NBA 2K13. If the early results of our latest poll are any sort of indication, I’m not alone in my enthusiasm as MyCAREER seems to be the mode that a lot of people are spending the most time in this year.

I’ve already posted some thoughts on MyCAREER in my full review of NBA 2K13 but since I’ve recently completed my first season with the Denver Nuggets, I’ve decided to post some further thoughts and reflections. While my experiences were quite positive on the whole, there are certainly areas where the mode could be improved upon, ideally as soon as NBA 2K14.

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New Poll: Which mode have you been playing most in NBA 2K13?

As you may have noticed, we now have a new poll up which asks “Which mode have you been playing most in NBA 2K13?” Cast your vote now, feel free to leave a comment about your NBA 2K13 gaming habits and preferences in the comments below, and be sure to check out the NBA 2K13 section of the Forum for all the latest discussions and mod releases.

Our last poll asked “Do you mostly play or simulate games in modes like Dynasty, Association & MyCAREER?” 35% of voters indicated that they prefer to play all of the games, with a further 20% playing most of the games. 22% end up simming most of the games, while for 19% of voters it’s about 50/50 when it comes to playing and simming. A final 4% choose to sim all of the games in their chosen mode.