NBA Live 07

NLSC NBA Live Roster Links Fixed

Andre Igoudala & Deron Williams in the NLSC Roster Update for NBA Live 08

Now that we’re on our new server, and everything is set up and running normally again, I’ve been trying to tie up a few loose ends. To that end, I’ve re-uploaded my roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08 PC, which had been stored on a file server that we no longer have access to. The files are now on our new server, and available to download here:

Please note that these are the same 2013 season rosters that I released three years ago. They have not been updated in any way, just re-uploaded for archive purposes. Furthermore, to pre-empt the inevitable question, this is not an announcement of any future NLSC roster updates for any of those games. I’m just fixing some broken links so that our file archives are complete, and my old releases remain available for anyone who wants them.

Having said that, there is another reason that I’m making sure that those old roster updates are still available. If anyone in the community would like to use them as a base to create their own current rosters for those games, please feel free to do so. I know that there are still people interested in updating and playing the last few PC versions of NBA Live, so I’d like to help out by adopting an open source approach with my previous updates. All I ask is that you give me credit somewhere, as I have spent a lot of time on the roster updates for all four games over the years!

As always, a big thank you to everyone who supported my efforts while I was maintaining the NLSC roster updates for those games; I appreciate all the downloads and kind words over the years! Hopefully, you can still get some enjoyment out of them as-is, or put them to use in making brand new updates. If you’d like to learn more about editing rosters, be sure to check out these DBF Guides in the NLSC Wiki.

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 07 include my latest logo updates for the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, along with a new version of the team logos bootup screen. BadLuckLuke has also released a 3D NBA on NBC transition patch. Download all of the latest additions at the links below!

Andrew
Sacramento Kings 2016/2017 Logo Patch 07
Utah Jazz 2016/2017 Logo Patch 07
NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen 07 (Updated to v10.0)

BadLuckLuke
NBC 3D Transition Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Today we have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 07, as I’ve recently released 2016 season logo updates for the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors. As I mentioned in yesterday’s file additions for NBA Live 08, that brings all of the team logos up to date as of the current season. Download both releases at the links below!

Andrew
Atlanta Hawks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Toronto Raptors 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Here’s a new batch of file additions for NBA Live 07 PC! In case you missed my recent posts in the Forum, I’ve released logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, and Milwaukee Bucks. Download them all at the links below!

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

Here are some new file additions for NBA Live 07 PC! I’ve released three new logo updates for the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards. You’ll also a find a link to the updated NBA team logo boot screen which I actually released a few weeks back, but neglected to post on the main page until now. Download them all at the links below!

Andrew
Los Angeles Clippers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Charlotte Hornets 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
Washington Wizards 2015/2016 Logo Patch 07
NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen 07 (Updated to v9.0)

2016 All-Star Weekend Logo Updates for NBA Live 2005-08

2016 All-Star Weekend Logo Update for NBA Live 08

Since there are still gamers playing NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, NBA Live 08, and a handful of people still making some great updates for those games, I thought I’d whip up some quick logo updates for the All-Star Weekend. These updates add the logo for the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend in Toronto to the menus and in-game overlays for all four games. Download them at the links below!

Make sure that you download the correct patch for the game you’re playing.

Monday Tip-Off: Lost Forever – The Missing Trophies & Achievements

Steve Nash in NBA Live 07 - Achievement Unlocked

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

For some gamers, Trophies and Achievements in video games are of great importance. For the gamer who strives for 100% completion, there are few things as satisfying as the sight and sound of a notification informing them that a Trophy or Achievement has just been unlocked. It’s a concise representation that yes, you did indeed do just about everything you could with a game, and then some. And, if you’re the kind of gamer who likes to brag about such things, it’s right there in your public profile, for everyone to see.

For other gamers, Trophies and Achievements are nothing but a nuisance, a meaningless aspect of modern games that are only useful to people who want to brag about ultimately useless accomplishments. You play the games because you’re interested in them, not to get some virtual pat on the back for performing some mundane task. Simply put, Trophies and Achievements aren’t something that everyone is interested in, or obsesses over.

Personally, I find myself somewhere in the middle. I’m not obsessed with collecting every single Trophy or Achievement in every game I play, but I also find them to be fun goals to shoot for, when I’m looking to extend my gaming experience. Basketball video games have had some fun and interesting challenges in the form of their Trophies and Achievements, but in some cases, shooting for 100% completion becomes impossible sooner than you might expect. Servers are inevitably shut down at some point, at which point Achievements involving online play or timed content become lost forever.

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The Friday Five: 5 Best Features in Subpar Basketball Video Games

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! 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.

Generally speaking, when it comes to subpar basketball video games, we don’t have too many good things to say about them. However, even the worst basketball video games can sometimes boast really good features. Those features may not be enough to save the game from bad reviews and the scorn of basketball gamers, but they’re still worthy of recognition. Indeed, it’s frustrating to see such appealing features, and not be able to enjoy them because the rest of the product isn’t up to scratch.

Perhaps even more frustrating, however, is when those great features in bad games are never really followed up on, and end up being absent in future releases. In this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at five of the best features in five of the most notably subpar basketball video games that I’ve played. Let’s begin.

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File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

We have a new file addition for NBA Live 07 today, as nba player bullet has released a pack of six logo updates for the 2015/2016 season. Download it at the link below!

nba player bullet
6 Team 2015 Logo Pack

Please note that this pack should also be compatible with NBA Live 08.

The Friday Five: 5 Most Annoying Basketball Video Game Bugs

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! 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.

We care a great deal about our basketball games in this community, and likewise have high expectations for our basketball gaming experiences. If the controls feel off, or the animations are funky, we notice. It bothers us when the wrong players are scoring most of the points, or when superstars aren’t playing like superstars. If the simulated stats aren’t true to life, it detracts from our enjoyment. In a nutshell, if the gameplay doesn’t feel right, and an acceptable level of realism isn’t present, we’re going to grumble.

However, as with video games of any genre, what really impedes our enjoyment of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball titles is the presence of bugs. Now, some bugs are small, while other bugs render games almost completely unplayable. For the purposes of this list, I’m focusing on smaller bugs that can be worked around, or only occasionally occur, but are nevertheless annoying. There’s nothing completely gamebreaking here, but still plenty of irritation to be found. With that said, here are five of the most annoying basketball video game bugs that I have experienced.

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Task Killers for NBA Live 2005-08 (Windows 7 Fixes)

NBA Live 08: Kobe Bryant

While NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08 are compatible with Windows 7 and above, they are prone to a troublesome issue where the game’s executable process isn’t automatically terminated upon exit. Until the process is manually ended through the Task Manager, it is usually impossible to relaunch the game, or another version of NBA Live. Having picked up my old NBA Live 06 Dynasty recently, as well as firing up all four of those games while preparing our upcoming 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content, it’s an issue that I’m all too familiar with.

For those who are still playing those games on PC, or would like to dust them off every once in a while, I’ve whipped up some quick fixes/workarounds that will manually kill the game’s process from the command line. It’s slightly quicker than going through the Task Manager, and may be preferable for users who aren’t very confident in troubleshooting Windows issues. Download them here:

Make sure that you download the correct fix for the game you’re playing. Hope at least some of you find these fixes useful!

The Friday Five: 5 Things You Should Know About Making Roster Updates

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! 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.

If you’ve been around the community for a long time, you’re probably aware that I’m not as active as I once was as far as patching is concerned. While the temptation is always there to get creative and put something out for the community, I’m finding myself with less time and motivation to work on any patching projects. As far as the content I’m currently producing is concerned, I’m enjoying co-hosting the NLSC Podcast and writing this column every week; compared to patching, I find it a lot easier to make time for them in between my other NLSC duties (and of course, my real life commitments and responsibilities).

However, the temptation to patch is sometimes difficult to resist, and as you may have seen, I’ve just released a new set of bootup screen updates for NBA Live 2005 through NBA Live 08. I do like the idea of releasing an update or two every now and again, though that of course leads to the question, “Why not make new roster updates every once in a while?” Well, there are a few reasons why I’m not doing that. In the interest of giving everyone an honest answer, I thought that I’d offer an insight into the development of the NBA Live roster updates, and why I’ve had to step away from them. Here are 5 Things You Should Know About Making Roster Updates.

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NBA Team Logo Bootup Screens for NBA Live 2005-08

NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen v8.0 for NBA Live 08

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have as much time to patch NBA Live these days, and in all honesty, the dwindling userbase for those older games doesn’t provide as much motivation to do so as it once did. However, I do have a few unreleased updates hanging around in my archives, and I’ve also been working on a few things to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the NBA Live series. As such, you can expect a few new releases every now and again in the coming weeks, along with some other original content.

Today’s releases are new versions of the NBA Team Logo Bootup Screens for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08. I’m actually releasing two versions of the updates: the current version, v8.0, features 2014/2015 logos. However, you can also select v7.0 from the dropdown menu on the respective downloads pages, if you’d like the 2013/2014 version.

Enjoy the updates, and look out for more 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content coming soon!

The Friday Five: 5 Patches I Always Wanted To Make

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! 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.

As I’ve mentioned before, unfortunately I’m not able to commit to any big patching projects these days (particularly any current roster updates); as such, my output has slowed in recent years. While I’d never like to close the door on patching completely, it’s no longer the main content that I’m producing here at the NLSC, and I’m mostly focusing on smaller releases when I do get time to whip something up.

Of course, even while I was still patching more actively, there were ideas that I just didn’t get around to doing due to other commitments, or the project being too difficult or too time consuming to make happen. I thought I’d share some of those ideas in this week’s Friday Five, mostly just for fun and to wonder what could’ve been, but also to put the concepts out there in case anyone else in the community wants to give them a shot. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some patching ideas I haven’t been able to do anything with.

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Dumb Mondays: My Modding Now Versus 2007

Dumb Mondays

This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb something of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

One more week. Not even one more week, days and hours can measure the time between me typing this and the first substantial information drop on NBA 2K15 (and maybe even NBA Live 15 if they keep dueling). Believe me when I say that NBA Live 15’s ball looks amazing, but the endless speculation during this time of year is just that, endless. So this week I finally got to play in my sandbox that is NBA 2K14 and brought along my still shiny new toy RED MC. I put my head down and created. It was fun, but I realized halfway through my project that I was doing something very similar to what I did with NBA Live 07, but this time it look a lot less time.

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