NLSC Podcast – Episode #71

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A couple of us are feeling a bit under the weather this week, but we were still eager to get together to talk basketball and basketball video games. Tune in to Episode #71 of the NLSC Podcast, featuring Arcane, JaoSming and myself, along with special guest Vl@d Zola Jr.

  • Vl@d and JaoSming take us through the latest developments for RED MC. Some awesome stuff is in the works!
  • EA Sports continues their face scanning for NBA Live 15, while also meeting with NBA coaches to gain more insight into their strategies to better hone the game’s AI.
  • A quick glimpse at some dunks being motion captured for NBA 2K15 leads to a discussion on dunking in basketball video games.
  • The full roster of NBA Legends is now available in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team. We talk a little about what we want to see in the future as far as Legends in NBA Live are concerned.
  • We can honestly say, JaoSming had the worst luck when it came to the random gift Locker Code that’s currently available for NBA 2K14.
  • We’re giving away some digital copies of NBA 2K14 PC. Listen to the show for full details on how to win the first Steam code, and get your entries in ASAP!
  • Phil Jackson is now officially president of basketball operations for the New York Knicks. Michael Jordan thinks he’ll do a great job…do we?
  • Kyrie Irving is injured again and may be done for the season. Let’s hope there’s no NBA Live equivalent of the Madden curse.
  • We recap the last week in the NBA, including teams that are hot, teams that we jinxed, and teams whose losing streaks we’re definitely not taking responsibility for.
  • The Miami Heat have hit a bit of a rough patch, though it made for an exciting finish against the Brooklyn Nets last week. On a side note, ESPN fails at trivia.
  • We touch briefly on March Madness. Our brackets will surely be busted.
  • Episode #71 closes with some talk about Sony’s new virtual reality endeavour, Project Morpheus.

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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. You can hit us up in the comments below, as well as here in the Forum. We also invite you to send in your mailbag submissions and topic suggestions here.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC! Download them all at the links below.

Kevin Parker
KP13’S High-Definition SweetFX

Tha King
Denver Nuggets Jersey Pack

Shooting Guard Face Pack #1

Kyrie Irving Tattoo

MSG Scoreboard (Updated to v3.0)

Full Legends Roster Now Available in NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team

NBA Live 14 Ultimate Team - Full Legends Roster

As of yesterday, Ultimate Team in NBA Live 14 now has a full roster of NBA Legends. 51 former NBA players in total are now randomly available to collect in Ultimate Team packs, from George Mikan to Allen Iverson. Check out a complete list of legends below.

Unfortunately, a lack of likeness rights prevents players such as Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Charles Barkley being included, with Michael Jordan notably having an exclusive deal with 2K Sports since 2010. Hopefully, we’ll see more legends added to Ultimate Team in the coming years, as well as the return of the All-Decade teams and Legends Pool.

In the meantime, which NBA Legends do you have on your Ultimate Team in NBA Live 14? Sound off in the comments below and join in the discussion in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

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Ultimate Base Roster V8 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC V2

HAWK23 and company have released V8 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC! Major updates in the latest release include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR)
  • Added a UBR Association file for those who only want to use current teams
  • Added accurate shoes across all 70’s and 80’s roster mods (more shoes are on the way)
  • Added fixed versions of the 2000 and 2002 Draft Classes
  • ~15 new portraits were added (current players / retro players)
  • Fixed a few portraits/cyberface assignment issues
  • Added 50+ new cyberfaces that were missing to help supplement the 70’s and 80’s mods
  • Added updated signature skills and animations to the 2004 Roster (2005-2013 is a WIP)
  • Rosters accurate as of 3/17/2014 (compatible/based off Meds)

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.

NBA 2K14 PC on Sale for $10

Larry Johnson in NBA 2K12

Amazon currently has the digital PC version of NBA 2K14 discounted 66% for $10. If you buy it through this deal, Amazon will send you a code to redeem through Steam which how you will download it. According to this is the lowest price of NBA 2K14 so far, and the NBA 2K games rarely dip below this price until they are out of date.

This would be a great time to pick up the PC version for anyone who is on the fence as the game’s main file format, the iff file, will be getting a new modding tool as a part of an update to RED MC. This will allow the community to import any size textures into the game while also customizing aspects that simply have been impossible in all the years NBA 2K has been on PC. The PC version is missing MyTEAM and many online modes seen in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, but is backed by an extensive amount of mods which you can see in our Releases & Previews Forum. The deal runs until March 24th.

The Tuesday Triple: A Wishlist for Next Year

Kobe Bryant celebrates in NBA 2K14 Next Gen

This is The Tuesday Triple, where I attempt to break down random topics into three points, and maybe an “and one” if I need it. Similar to the established Friday Five by Andrew, the topics will be related to basketball video games and their communities as a whole.

This is the best time for basketball video game communities to put out their wishlists for NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15. You can see in our Forums that the EA developers are looking for your wishlist items for next year’s game. This is one of my favorite times of year when it comes to our basketball video games. We get to wonder what next year will bring, get excited as we near our first teasers just a couple months away, while also enjoying the best of college and professional hoops. So rather than highlight my three most wanted specific features for next year’s games, I want to put out my three wishlist overarching features that affect the game as a whole rather than a specific tweak or mode addition.

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March 17th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

Joakim Noah wearing the Bulls' St. Patrick's Day jersey in NBA 2K14 PC

New official rosters have come through for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through March 17th, 2014. A couple of transactions from the past few days are missing, but the latest injuries are reflected in the update.

As always, the rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start up NBA 2K14. However, if you’re playing the PC version and would like to update your game manually, you may do so by downloading our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

Dumb Fact Monday: Exporting Draft Classes

College Hoops 2K8 Cover Art

This is Dumb Fact Monday, serving up random facts about basketball video games that you may or may not find interesting.

For most Association and MyGM players, an accurate draft class for the upcoming year is required to get the most of out the mode. While EA and 2K’s player generator can create some special characters, I feel that the ability to export a draft class from 2K’s College Hoops series is sorely missed in comparison. The best way to care about these generated draftees is by playing with or against them during their non-professional career. PC mods can help alleviate this missed feature, but no matter how much work goes into the accuracy of those mods they simply can not touch College Hoops 2K8. The ability to export and import draft classes from the college game into the NBA game was pretty well known for 2K basketball games, but do you know which EA basketball games supported this feature?

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Preview of RED MC iff Editing

Modding Street Indoor Arena NBA 2K14 PC

I have been beta testing the iff editing functionality of RED MC for Vl@d Zola Jr. and created a thread to preview some of the amazing things we will be able to accomplish, once RED MC is updated with this new functionality. There is no specific time set for release, but already this tool allows for some very cool modding options. So far I have been able to import a street arena into a normal arena, add crowds to the normally empty practice court, import the folding tables from the 60’s Celtics court into the modern arenas, and increase the resolution of nearly every texture I load in the tool. So not only will this tool allow for texture resolutions that surpass what we are seeing in NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but we will be able to more unique and original mods that have not been possible in this community since NBA Live PC games.

You can check out the screenshots and ask questions in this Forum Thread. When RED MC is updated with iff editing functionality, we will run another news item here on the main page.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 08 today, namely a new Washington Wizards court update and a custom music patch. Check them out at the links below!

Washington Wizards 2013/2014 Court Patch

Inside the NBA Music

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Finish up the weekend with the latest releases from our NBA 2K14 modding community, featuring the latest version of the March Madness 2K14 mod and a new face for Amar’e Stoudemire. Pick them up at the links below.


Amar’e Stoudemire Face

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 include an updated version of Ray’s 30 team HD court pack, along with a set of new menu movies by Looyh. Download them both at the links below!

2013/2014 HD 30 Team Court Patch (Updated to v2.0)

New Movies

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC! Today we have NBA Live-style Signature Skill icons, Cheat Engine tables and more. Please see below for all the download links.

NBA Live-Style Signature Skill Icons

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv – Nokia Arena HD Court

NBA 2K14 Cheat Table for Attributes
NBA 2K14 Cheat Engine Saved Table Attributes

Cloth Wishbone Collar (BETA V2)

March 14th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

LeBron James dunks against the Nuggets in NBA 2K14 PC

New rosters have come through for NBA 2K14 on all platforms, featuring lineups that have been updated through March 14th, 2014. A couple of recent transactions are missing, but the lineups are mostly up to date and as usual, some player ratings and injuries have also been updated.

The new rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet when you start NBA 2K14. However, if you’re playing the PC version you can also update your game manually using our offline pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

The Friday Five: 5 Tips for Patchers

NLSC Tutorial Forums

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.

Earlier in the week, JaoSming spent some time updating and spotlighting our many patching resources. Given an opportunity to keep a theme running through our features this week – the latest Top 10 Plays and Podcast also exhibit and discuss patching respectively – I thought that for this week’s Friday Five, I’d offer a few general tips on patching, mostly for people who are looking to get started.

For as long as the NLSC has been around, our community has been making patches for NBA Live and in more recent years, NBA 2K as well. We have a talented and resourceful patching community that helps one another through detailed tutorials and general advice, but for those just getting into patching, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Hopefully, these five tips will give you an idea of what’s required and how to start out on the right foot.

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