NBA 2K18

File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC include custom nets, updated courts and jerseys, and a couple of new modding tools. Please see below for all the download links.

SexCurryBeats
Pack of 16 Nets

PeacemanNOT
2011-2012 Oklahoma City Thunder Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
2011-2012 New York Knicks Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

Manni Live
Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center
San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center (Updated to v2.0)
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Arena Court Update (Updated to v2.0)

ksmiz
File Importer With Options File

CarolusXCI
Cheat Table – Edit Jerseys (Updated to v1.1)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #225

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Episode #225 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming news, including topics related to NBA Live 18, NBA 2K18, and NBA Playgrounds. As always, we also recount our most recent experiences on the virtual hardwood.

On this week’s show…

  • Patch 1.04 has been released for NBA Live 18. In addition to addressing some key technical issues, it’s made some pleasing improvements to the feel of the game. There is, of course, still room for improvement.
  • As it turns out, NBA Live 18 was one of the most downloaded games on PSN in September, which bodes well for a strong comeback for the brand.
  • Xbox One users are facing some technical restrictions in terms of uploading media from NBA 2K18. Once again, we discuss the frustration with the lack of sound recording on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
  • It seems that player face scans are being used for AI players in 2K Pro-Am. As such, it seems like a perfect opportunity to have some fun with wacky scans.
  • NBA Playgrounds has received a new patch, and more controversially, paid DLC which adds eight Class of 2017 rookies and three new playgrounds. The move seems to lack the goodwill that Saber Interactive has previously demonstrated.
  • We wrap up Episode #225 of the NLSC Podcast with Our Week in Basketball Gaming. We’re not quite done with MyCAREER or 2K Pro-Am yet, so the grind continues. Also, we lay out some more plans for both NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18.

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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 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

If you’re preparing for a weekend of basketball gaming, you’ll probably want to check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K18 PC! The new releases include more roster editing tools, face, jersey, and court updates, and a couple of other mods. Please see below for all the download links.

MauMau78
Retro New York Knicks Pack

pinoy21
Charlotte Hornets Jersey (pinoy21)

TGsoGood
Jeremy Lin Face (2017- 2018 Dreadlocks)

BattlePhenom
Nike Kyrie 3 Galaxy

goldenstate77
Goldenstate77 Reshade (Updated) (Updated to v2.0)

CarolusXCI
Cheat Table – Edit Jerseys
Cheat Table – Edit Arenas and Teams (Updated to v2.1)
Cheat Table – Edit Player Screen (Updated to v2.11)

Monday Tip-Off: Recreating Game Covers in NBA 2K18

NBA Live 06 Cover in NBA 2K18

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. This week, I’m tipping things off with some recreations of past video game covers in NBA 2K18.

I’d like to tip this week off with something fun. It’s not that I don’t enjoy tackling more serious topics related to basketball gaming, as last week’s feature demonstrates. After all, it’s important that we critique, and share constructive ideas about our hobby. At the same time, we should also celebrate our passion for basketball gaming, and there’s always room for some levity. Although I have my criticisms, I’ve been having fun with both NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18 so far. As I mentioned in Episode #224 of the NLSC Podcast, I’ve enjoyed playing some games with the classic teams in NBA 2K18.

While I was messing around with the retro squads, an idea came to mind. The huge amount of historical content in NBA 2K18 means that the game includes many former basketball video game cover players, spanning as far back as the mid 90s. With that in mind, I thought that it might be fun to try to recreate some of those old covers, using NBA 2K18’s classic teams. The results are a little mixed as some were definitely easier to recreate than others, but hopefully you’ll enjoy seeing what I’ve managed to put together. Let’s tip things off with a classic.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

It’s been a few days since our last batch of File Additions for NBA 2K18 PC, and in that time, our community has been quite busy. The latest releases include court and jersey updates, new Cheat Engine tables for roster editing, a roster with unlocked hidden teams, custom frontend artwork, and a pack of new basketballs. Check them all out at the links below!

TBM
Cleveland Cavaliers Away Jersey

Manni Live
Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena
San Antonio Spurs AT&T Center

Issy
Brooklyn Nets Court

SexCurryBeats
Main Menu Mods 2K18
Pack of 91 Different Balls

PeacemanNOT
1995-2000 Vancouver Grizzlies Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
2012-2013 Memphis Grizzlies Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

pinoy21
Los Angeles Clippers Jersey (pinoy21)

TGsoGood
Unlocked Hidden Teams

CarolusXCI
Cheat Table – Edit Arenas and Teams (Updated to v2.0)
Cheat Table – Edit Player Screen (Updated to v2.1)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #224

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Episode #224 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming and NBA news, as well as provide our ongoing impressions of NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18.

On this week’s show…

  • New rosters have come through for NBA Live 18, and they include the two biggest transactions from the past week or so. Unfortunately, there are still some issues with missing transactions and players, incorrect jersey numbers, and a couple of other problems.
  • Master Challenges have been added to Ultimate Team in NBA Live 18. We’re glad to see new content being added so early, and hope that it will continue throughout the season.
  • NBA 2K18 has received another patch this week, addressing some noteworthy technical problems in modes and gameplay. It’s quite welcome, but how many title updates will we see this year?
  • The problems with microtransactions and grinding in NBA 2K18 continue to be a big story. It has spread beyond the basketball gaming community, as mainstream publications and content creators are touching upon it. We crunch a few numbers, and provide some more thoughts on the situation.
  • Downloadable versions of the updated NBA 2K18 cover are now available. It’s a nice gesture, but could it result in collectors being scammed?
  • Our Week in Basketball gaming included a tentative second attempt at 2K Pro-Am, more grinding, some fun Play Now games in NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, more grinding, MyTEAM games, and yes, more grinding. MyLEAGUE games to follow, closer to the start of the 2018 season.
  • Dwyane Wade has joined the Cleveland Cavaliers. Can anyone in the East compete with the Cavs this season?
  • We wrap up Episode #224 of the NLSC Podcast with a nice story about Dirk Nowitzki and an appreciative Dallas Mavericks fan.

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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.

Updated NBA 2K18 Cover Available To Download & Print

Kyrie Irving on the Boston Celtics in NBA 2K18

After Kyrie Irving was traded to the Boston Celtics, 2K announced that they would be issuing an updated cover for NBA 2K18. Although the title screen and digital covers for the game were already updated at launch, the initial run of copies featured the original cover with Irving wearing a Cleveland Cavaliers jersey. Once this stock has been depleted, new copies of NBA 2K18 will feature the revised cover.

However, if you’ve got a physical copy of NBA 2K18 and you’d like to replace the cover in the meantime, 2K has released downloadable versions of the new artwork which you can print out and slide right into the case. Interestingly, they’ve also released downloadable versions of the original cover, presumably for anyone who’d like to replace the Celtics cover when it’s in circulation, or perhaps the Legend Edition cover featuring Shaquille O’Neal, if you’re a big Kyrie Irving and Cavs fan.

If you’d like to print out an updated cover, please see below for links to all the different regional files.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We’ve got an assortment of new files for NBA 2K18 PC today including court, jersey, and face updates, as well as a Cheat Engine table for modifying players. Check out all of the latest releases at the links below!

Manni Live
Oklahoma City Thunder Chesapeake Arena Court Update

CarolusXCI
Cheat Table – Player Edit Screen

pinoy21
Los Angeles Lakers Jersey (pinoy21)

pierralban
Fictional Tayshaun Ducey Face (Alpha)

MauMau78
1999 Madison Square Garden

Patch 1.03 Released for NBA 2K18 (PC, PS4 & X1)

Kyrie Irving in NBA 2K18

Patch 1.03 has been pushed through for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K18. As usual, it should come through automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection, but if you do encounter any issues, try restarting your console. The Xbox one patch should be dropping within the next 24 hours, while the PC and Nintendo Switch patches will be coming later.

While we’re yet to receive any notes for Patch 1.02, released last week, this time around we do have some information on what the title update includes. Some of the key fixes include resolutions to framerate problems, free agent logic for veteran players in MyLEAGUE and MyGM, and global settings being reset. Additions include grey indicators beneath your teammates in The Playground, and the ability to view attributes when upgrading your MyPLAYER. Please see below for the full patch notes.

I’ve updated the patch history here in our Wiki, as well as in this topic in the NBA 2K18 section of our Forum. As always, feel free to share your impressions in that Forum topic, as well as in the comments section below. I’ll update this post as the patches for PC, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch are released.

UPDATE: The patch is now available on Xbox One.

UPDATE #2: The patch is now available on PC.

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Monday Tip-Off: Goodwill, Greed, and NBA 2K18

The Neighborhood in NBA 2K18

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. This week, I’m tipping things off with some thoughts on the current controversies surrounding NBA 2K18, and the goodwill that Visual Concepts has lost.

I’ll admit that there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to write this column. I’ve already discussed the matter in Episode #223 of the NLSC Podcast and in the NLSC Forum, and I’d rather not sound like a broken record. Furthermore, it’s all too easy to come across like a hater, gleefully indulging in some opportunistic bashing simply because there’s a controversial issue that’s a hot topic at the moment. However, it is a big deal, and it’s something that we basketball gamers shouldn’t let slide. I am of course referring to the aggressive implementation of Virtual Currency in NBA 2K18.

By now, if you haven’t played NBA 2K18 and felt the sting of VC gouging, you’ve no doubt heard other basketball gamers expressing their outrage. Perhaps you’ve even read about 2K reaching out to a site that published a negative review, asking them to reconsider their score. These are disturbing and disheartening practices for a company that is the brand leader, with a vast majority of the market share. As a game, NBA 2K has gone from strength to strength in many aspects, stepping up to deliver great experiences on the virtual hardwood as the NBA Live series has faltered. That’s earned them the adoration of gamers, but right now, that goodwill lies in ruins.

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File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

We’re starting off a new week with a sizeable batch of file additions for NBA 2K18 PC. The latest releases include a new Spalding basketball, a selection of court and jersey updates, Cheat Engine tables for editing teams and arenas, and more. Please see below for all the download links.

Sith
Sith Spalding Official Game Ball

MauMau78
Net Cloth Physics
99 MSG Stadium & Floor

pinoy21
San Antonio Spurs Jersey (pinoy21)
Miami Heat Jersey (pinoy21)
Golden State Warriors Jersey (pinoy21) (Updated to v2.0)

Manni Live
New York Knicks Madison Square Garden Arena

PeacemanNOT
2012-2013 Heat Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

goldenstate77
Goldenstate77 Reshade (Plus All Old Settings)

YgTrece
Aron Baynes Face

Issy
Memphis Grizzlies Court

bongo88/exrxixxx
Scoreboards – NBA TV/TNT 3/ROOT Preview (Sample Removed)

CarolusXCI
Cheat Table – Edit Arenas and Teams

NLSC Podcast – Episode #223

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Episode #223 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we offer up further impressions on NBA Live 18 and NBA 2K18, discuss some recent controversies, and comment on the Carmelo Anthony trade.

On this week’s show…

  • Following on from our initial positive impressions, we continue to enjoy our experiences in NBA Live 18. There is still room for improvement however, and we’ve identified some issues that we definitely hope can be patched.
  • We’re glad to see the new Nike Statement jerseys added to NBA Live 18, but the latest roster update leaves something to be desired. Hopefully, post-release support will be on point this year, once the season begins.
  • Moving on to NBA 2K18, while we’re still liking the 5v5 gameplay and looking forward to MyLEAGUE, we’ve really soured on MyCAREER. 2K Pro-Am meanwhile proved to be a disaster last week, which is a shame given how much we enjoyed the mode in NBA 2K17.
  • A lot of users has been losing their MyPLAYERs in NBA 2K18, which has been a tremendous pain for anyone who happened to purchase VC to upgrade them. A nasty bug has also caused problems with pre-order bonuses disappearing when creating new MyPLAYERs.
  • Although NBA 2K18 has been receiving high scores from several publications as usual, some reviewers – and a lot of gamers – aren’t so enthusiastic. One review in particular has attracted controversy.
  • We wrap up Episode #223 of the NLSC Podcast with a few thoughts on the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Is Melo a little underrated?

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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 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

The number NBA 2K18 mods in our Downloads database has already hit double digits, thanks to the latest file additions. New releases include court updates, retro jerseys, and another new SFX tweak. Check them all out at the links below!

Issy
Los Angeles Lakers Court
4 Courts Pack (NBA 2K17 Re-Upload)

Jonny2K
2007 New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets Valentine’s Day Jersey

MauMau78
SFX MOD 2.0 NBA 2K18

PeacemanNOT
2015-2016 Golden State Warriors Jerseys – PeacemanNOT
2013-2014 Indiana Pacers Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

NBA 2K18 Patch 1.02 Released (PC, PS4 & X1)

NBA 2K18: Damian Lillard

Patch 1.02 has come through for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K18. The PS4 patch is 4.397 GB in size, while the X1 update is 2.39 GB. It should start downloading automatically as long as you have an active Internet connection, but if you do run into any issues, try restarting your console.

At this time, there’s no word on a release date for the PC patch, or indeed, any details on what the patch addresses. It seems likely that one of the key fixes will be for a troubling issue which has seen gamers lose their MyPLAYER data, along with any VC that they’ve purchased. Note that if the issues addressed in Patch 1.02 are console-specific, then we might not see the first patch for the PC version just yet.

I’ll update this post with the patch notes once they’re made available. For now, feel free to discuss the update in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA 2K18 section of the Forum. I’ve also created a resource in our Wiki for NBA 2K18’s update history, which we’ll keep updated through the next twelve months. As always, any help in keeping our Wiki resources up to date with the latest information would be greatly appreciated!

UPDATE: Patch 1.02 is now available for the PC version of NBA 2K18, and weighs in at 81.4 MB. Still no patch notes as yet.

Monday Tip-Off: Is It MyCAREER, or The Shammy Wells Show?

Shammy Wells in NBA 2K18's MyCAREER

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. This week, I’m tipping things off with a look at how Shammy Wells is shaping up to be the real protagonist in NBA 2K18’s MyCAREER, at least in my game.

Early on in NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER, I remember feeling like Justice Young was the real star of the story. He was getting more shots, he was levelling up a lot quicker than I was, and in terms of the narrative, he was the one driving the action. As the year progressed, I surpassed him in Overall Rating and on-court performance, and by the time we hoisted the Larry O’Brien trophy, it was clear that The President of Basketball was indeed the protagonist of the story, and the star of the team. Despite my usual aversion to the story-driven approach in MyCAREER, I did enjoy last year’s tale. In terms of gameplay, I also liked having Justice as my teammate.

My reactions to the MyCAREER story in NBA 2K18 are…well, not so positive. I’ll go into that in greater detail at a later time, but suffice to say, I’m not a fan of the writing, characters, or the plot in general. As for the gameplay, I knew that I’d have to grind my way up again – it’s always the way – but I wasn’t counting on being outshone by a fictional player once again, and even more so than before. Through the early stages of MyCAREER in NBA 2K18, I have to admit that it doesn’t really feel like the story is actually about my career, at least on the court. Instead, it feels like D.J. is merely providing the soundtrack to The Shammy Wells Show.

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