NBA Live 2005

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 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We have some new file additions for NBA Live 2005 PC today, and they’re all from me. As I’ve done for NBA Live 06-08, I’ve updated the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz logos for next season, along with the team logo bootup screen. Download my latest releases at the links below!

Andrew
Sacramento Kings 2016/2017 Logo Patch 2005
Utah Jazz 2016/2017 Logo Patch 2005
NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen 07 (Updated to v10.0)

The Friday Five: 5 Insulting Player Ratings in Basketball Games

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.

Every year, we basketball gamers tend to argue about ratings. Most of the time, the arguments concern overall ratings, and as we saw during this past offseason, even NBA players are getting in on the act these days. While the importance of overall ratings is often exaggerated, they are still significant, and when an overall rating seems really wrong, it usually means that there are a few issues with a player’s individual ratings.

It’s funny to see players like Brandon Jennings publicly take exception to player ratings though, as I’m sure that a lot of players have taken a look at some of their ratings over the years, and felt quite insulted. “Seriously, you think I’m that hopeless at scoring/passing/defense?” I’d say that it’s definitely led to some grumbling to the developers at EA Sports and 2K Sports. With that in mind, for this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at five ratings that have very likely led to some wounded pride.

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File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

Here are a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 2005 PC! Today I’m wrapping up my recent work on the game with my final two logo updates for the 2016 season, which add the new branding for the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors. Pick up both releases at the links below.

Andrew
Atlanta Hawks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Toronto Raptors 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

Here are some new file additions for NBA Live 2005! I’ve released new logo updates for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Milwaukee Bucks, while Kelly_E has uploaded a patch adding the Cleveland Cavaliers’ CavFanatic alternate jersey. Download all of the latest releases at the links below.

Andrew
Philadelphia 76ers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
New Orleans Pelicans 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Phoenix Suns 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Milwaukee Bucks 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005

Kelly_E
Cleveland Cavaliers CavFanatic Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We have some new file additions for NBA Live 2005 today, including my latest logo updates for the Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, and Washington Wizards. Additionally, Kelly_E has released a new jersey patch for the San Antonio Spurs, adding their black signature uniform. Download all of the latest releases at the links below!

Andrew
Los Angeles Clippers 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Charlotte Hornets 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005
Washington Wizards 2015/2016 Logo Patch 2005

Kelly_E
San Antonio Spurs Black Signature Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We’re wrapping things up this week with a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 2005 PC. Kelly_E is back with two new jersey updates for this classic game, namely the Lunar New Year jersey for the Golden State Warriors, and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Pride jersey. Download them both at the links below!

Kelly_E
Golden State Warriors Lunar New Year Jersey Patch
Cleveland Cavaliers Pride Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We’ve got a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 2005 today, as 94222qjh has uploaded a complete 30 team jersey update pack, and I’ve updated my team logo boot screen patch with all of the latest logos. Download them both at the links below.

Andrew
NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen 2005 (Updated to v9.0)

94222qjh
NBA 2015/2016 Season 30 Teams Jerseys Patch

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.

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

We have a new file addition for NBA Live 2005 PC today, as Cpt(K) has converted his fictional rosters for NBA Live 08 and NBA Live 06 for use with NBA Live 2005. Check them out at the link below!

Cpt(K)
NBA Live 2005 Fictional Rosters

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

Still playing NBA Live 2005 on PC, or feel like dusting it off? Then check out this retro NBA on TNT scoreboard from the early 90s, created by b_baller86!

b_baller86
Early 90s NBA on TNT Scoreboard

You can also find more retro scoreboards from b_baller86 here in our Downloads section.

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

It’s been a while since we’ve had some new file additions for NBA Live 2005, but b_baller86 has recently released some outstanding retro NBA on NBC and NBA on TNT scoreboards, complete with overlays. Please note that these updates are also compatible with NBA Live 06, so whether you’re still playing NBA Live 2005 or NBA Live 06, or just feel like dusting them off, check out these fantastic releases at the links below!

b_baller86
Early 90s NBA on NBC Scoreboard
Mid 90s NBA on NBC Scoreboard
Late 90s NBA on NBC Scoreboard
Early 2000s NBA on NBC Scoreboard
1995 NBA on TNT Scoreboard
Late 90s NBA on TNT Scoreboard
2000 NBA on TNT Scoreboard
Early 2000s NBA on TNT Scoreboard
2002 NBA on NBC Intro Overlays

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!

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