NBA 2K12 PC Online Data Update Problem and Workaround

For any of you who have launched NBA 2K12 on your PC today, you may have downloaded a problematic update that includes files intended for the PS3 version of NBA 2K12 and not the PC version. The NBA 2K development team is aware of the issue but until a fix is implemented, there is a workaround for those who are having problems running the game detailed below.

1. Go into the %APPDATA%\2K Sports\NBA 2K12\Online Data folder.
2. Delete the downloads subfolder.
3. Either…
a. Disconnect the internet whenever you start NBA 2K12.
b. Or create a firewall rule that will disable all internet access for NBA 2K12.

You can also download the latest Official Updates from our Downloads section to replace all the files that you deleted.

If you have not played the game and received this update, I suggest blocking NBA 2K12 from accessing the Internet or disabling your Internet connection when you want to play NBA 2K12 until the issue is resolved.

Thanks to Leftos for the workaround. You can follow this topic in our Forum for ongoing discussion of this issue.

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cykim4
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Jesus Christ. The PC issue with 2k sports is simply becoming silly.

heelsfanatic
Member

at least 2k makes their games for pc unlike EA

Andrew
NLSC

True, but it’s still a frustrating situation encountering errors like this, on top of the wait for the PC patch.

pistol
Guest

So what happens if I decide to play?

Andrew
NLSC

Kudos to Leftos for the workaround. 🙂

double0
Member

I believe 2K has fixed this issue. I’m not crashing anymore with the latest update…

Andrew
NLSC

They have indeed. Anyone still having problems should delete the downloads folder and let the new update come through, as it contains the correct files for the PC version.

theskyisblue31
Member

i deleted the folder and it still crashes after a few seconds, what should i do? update the game again? how long does it usually take?

Andrew
NLSC

It needs to download around 50 MB and 2K’s servers are slow, so you might have to wait 10-15 minutes or so.

adsefhr
Member

Yesterday I was playing 2k12, it was all fine, then today I played 2k12, I start to edit players but soon as I press “Edit Player”, the game crashes to the desktop, is this temporary or is there a problem in my system?

Andrew
NLSC

If you’ve still got the files for the PS3 update in place, they’re likely to blame. Go to %APPDATA%\2K Sports\NBA 2K12\Online Data\downloads and check the version.txt file. If you see “PS3”, then you’ve still got the problematic update. See this post for details on fixing the problem:
http://forums.nba-live.com/viewtopic.php?p=1486711#p1486711

mavs2208
Member

For some odd reason I don’t have a 2ksports folder in the appdata folder. Any suggestions?

Andrew
NLSC

Strange. Run a Windows search for it.

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