NLSC Podcast – Episode #103

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Episode #103 of the NLSC Podcast is available now! Arcane, Pdub, Qballer, and myself are your hosts for this episode, as we discuss the past week in basketball gaming, as well as some recent NBA topics.

  • As we open the show, it appears as though Arcane won’t be able to join us…or will he?
  • We quickly rundown some recent NBA Live 15 news, including the latest Ultimate Team content.
  • A couple of new tools have been released for NBA 2K15 PC, so modding should hopefully be underway very soon!
  • We congratulate Vlad, who in addition to releasing the new version of RED MC, also appears to have landed a job with 2K Sports.
  • Pdub and Qballer provide their impressions of NBA Live 15, and we discuss our recent experiences with the game.
  • Arcane joins the show, surprising everyone except Andrew, who added him to the Skype chat.
  • Pdub gives his thoughts on NBA 2K15, and we discuss some possible enhancements for MyCAREER.
  • Turning our attention to the real NBA, we reflect on the Malice at the Palace, on its tenth anniversary.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers are still losing. We throw some new predictions out there.
  • Kobe Bryant’s latest milestone, the Los Angeles Lakers’ fortunes, and the surging Memphis Grizzlies are also discussed.
  • We finish with some Tweets about Derrick Rose, who once again is in and out of the Chicago Bulls’ lineup.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

NBA Live 15 Tips from The Gaming Tailgate & NotYourAverageFlight

The basketball gaming community has been posting some tips and tricks videos for NBA Live 15, to help their fellow gamers learn the ins and outs of this year’s game from EA Sports. A couple of new ones have been posted recently that you may be interested in checking out.

First of all, YouTuber NotYourAverageFlight has posted a guide on how to perform flashy dunks in NBA Live 15. The video explains the different distances and angles to take off from, the impact of fatigue, and so on. The second video comes courtesy of The Gaming Tailgate, and provides an overview of playcalling.

Be sure to check out both videos, which you can find embedded below. If you’ve got any tips or tutorials that you’d like to share, in written or video format, please feel free to post them in the comments section, or join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

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LIVE Ultimate Team Spotlight of the Week: Curry & Rondo

Stephen Curry and Rajon Rondo are the Spotlight Players of the Week in NBA Live 15’s Ultimate Team.

Curry led the Warriors to three wins last week, and was phenomenal in the Warriors blowout win of the Lakers. Curry scored 30 points and dished out 15 assists in the 136-115 win.

Rondo had a pair of double-digit assist games last week, including a near-triple double. Rondo scored 20 points, handed out 12 assists, and grabbed nine rebounds in Boston’s loss to Oklahoma City.

Be sure to join in all the Ultimate Team chatter here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Latest LIVE Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge: Lakers on the Road

This week’s LIVE Ultimate Team Fantasy Challenge in NBA Live 15 features the Los Angeles Lakers’ upcoming road games against the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and Dallas Mavericks. The real Lakers have had a very rough start to the season, but by picking up wins against those three teams in Ultimate Team, you can win 15,000 coins.

If you’re playing Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15, how are you liking it? What does your squad look like? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

New Poll: Which Modes Are You Playing Right Now?

Now that NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 have been out for a little while, and gamers have either had a chance to pick them up and get stuck into playing them, or elected to go back and play an older game, we have a new multiple choice poll for you all: “Which Modes Are You Playing Right Now?” Cast your vote now, and feel free to talk about some of your recent basketball gaming experiences in the comments section below!

Our previous poll asked “Who’s your early pick to win the 2015 NBA Championship?” The defending champion San Antonio Spurs were the favourites with 23% of the vote, just edging out the Cleveland Cavaliers with 22%. The Chicago Bulls were the third most popular pick at 19%, followed by the Houston Rockets (8%), the Miami Heat (7%), and the Portland Trail Blazers (4%). A further 17% believe another team entirely will win it all this year.

Don’t forget that you can join in all the discussion of the real NBA and other leagues in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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We’ve got 32 new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including faces, courts, and a custom soundtrack. Pick them all up at the links below!

Tony Snell Face

Hollis Thompson Face
Nerlens Noel Face
Henry Sims Face

Mark’s Swaggy Mixtape

2014-2015 TD Bank in Boston
2014-2015 Barclays Center in Brooklyn
2014-2015 United Center in Chicago
2014-2015 Quicken Loans Arena II in Cleveland
2014-2015 American Airlines Center in Dallas
2014-2015 Pepsi Center in Denver
2014-2015 The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit
2014-2015 Oracle Arena in Oakland
2014-2015 Toyota Center in Houston
2014-2015 Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
2014-2015 Staples Center in Los Angeles (Clippers)
2014-2015 Staples Center in Los Angeles (Lakers)
2014-2015 American Airlines Arena in Miami
2014-2015 BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee
2014-2015 Target Center in Minnesota
2014-2015 Smoothie King Center II in New Orleans
2014-2015 Madison Square Garden-Chase in Manhattan
2014-2015 Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City
2014-2015 Amway Center in Orlando
2014-2015 Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
2014-2015 US Airways Center in Phoenix
2014-2015 US Airways Center II in Phoenix
2014-2015 Sleep Train Arena II in Sacramento
2014-2015 EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City
2014-2015 Air Canada Centre II in Toronto
2014-2015 Air Canada Centre in Toronto
2014-2015 Verizon Center II in Washington

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a new file addition for NBA Live 08 from Manni today: a TNT 2014/2015 Opening Day Intro video. Pick it up at the link below!

TNT 2014/2015 Opening Day Intro

Speaking of 2014/2015 updates for NBA Live 08, don’t forget to check out the NBA Action 15 mod by Manni, Devilish, and company!

NBA 2K15 PC Modding Update: More Tools Released

As you may already be aware if you’ve been hanging out in the Forum or listening to the NLSC PodcastVl@d Zola Jr. and gregkwaste have both been doing some excellent work in developing tools to mod NBA 2K15. While we can’t do any work with the rosters, and sharing them outside of the game is still a no-go due to the way the roster files are encrypted, both tools are able to open the texture and audio files.

Please note that they are a work in progress, so please feel free to post constructive feedback and bug reports so that Vlad and Greg can resolve any issues. You can download the latest version of both tools here:

Additionally, Vlad has revealed that he applied for a job with 2K Sports, and is currently in negotiations. He’ll keep us informed as to the situation with RED MC for NBA 2K15 (as well as NBA 2K13 and NBA 2K14), but for now, I’d like to extend my congratulations to Vlad on the forthcoming gig, and thank him again for his hard work over the past few years.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 PC and are looking for updated 2014/2015 season rosters, skoadam has you covered. Pick up the latest version of the URB Roster pack at the link below!

URB Roster V24 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v24.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Today’s file addition for NBA Live 2004 is a new 2014/2015 roster update from ModManZZZ, accurate as of November 14th. Pick it up at the link below!

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update

Don’t forget to download the main file pack here!

Bernard King & Jamal Mashburn in NBA Live 15 Ultimate Team

A couple of new Legends are coming to LIVE Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15: Bernard King and Jamal Mashburn. They can be obtained in random packs, and will be available for a limited time.


The four-time NBA All-Star and 1985 Scoring Champion averaged 22.5 PPG in his 14-year career, most notably with the New York Knicks and Washington Bullets. His career was undone by a knee injury suffered at the end of the 1985 season, which caused him to miss about two years during his prime.


Mashburn was one of the game’s most versatile scorers after entering the league in 1993. He made an All-Star team in 2003 with the Charlotte Hornets, and averaged 20+ PPG in six different seasons.

Feel free to join in the discussion on Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Ultimate Base Roster V23 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have released V23 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. The key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (11/14/14)
  • Added correct gear (including shoes) to ~85 teams in the Ultimate Base Roster – courtesy Rich
  • Added 25 new current player cyberfaces
  • Added 11 new retro player cyberfaces – courtesy ShawnKemp
  • Added new versions of the 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1993 rosters with accurate historical stats for most players – courtesy Redd
  • Rosters accurate as of 11/14/2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! Be sure to check out the release thread for more information, previews and support, as well as Like the official UBR Facebook page.

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

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!

NLSC Podcast – Episode #102

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Episode #102 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, Arcane and I both have new microphones, and we’ve actually recorded the show at the proper quality! Join us as we chat about the past week in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, as well as a few NBA topics.

  • NBA Live 15 has been receiving new content, from current rosters to Legends and Challenges in Ultimate Team.
  • Once again, Fernando is keeping tabs on our roster feedback thread in the NLSC Forum.
  • A new interview and blog have also provided us with some further insight into the development of NBA Live 15.
  • NBA 2K15 has also been receiving new MyTEAM content, along with the daily roster updates.
  • Our talented community has made some significant strides in developing tools to mod NBA 2K15.
  • We wrap up the news segment with some housekeeping notes on the Wiki and Downloads section.
  • Arcane talks about his recent experiences in NBA 2K15’s MyCAREER, while Andrew reflects on playing with JaoSming in The Park.
  • Some observations about offline multiplayer in NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 lead us to wonder…are we gaming dinosaurs?
  • Moving on to the real NBA, we give our thoughts on broken records (dubious and otherwise), and the current league standings.
  • Cleveland has won a few games, but LeBron James lost his triple double, and a bizarre handshake has been unveiled.
  • When will the Philadelphia 76ers win their first game of the 2014/2015 season? We make our predictions.
  • We close the show by admiring Robin Lopez’s latest artistic masterpiece.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.