File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

You can pick up a pack of Class of 2014 rookie faces by Devilish in today’s file additions for NBA Live 08. Check it out at the link below!

Devilish
2014/2015 Rookie Pack

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC feature a bunch of HD face updates. Pick them all up at the links below!

IronMike
Derrick Rose Face with Mini Fro
Shabazz Napier Face
Lance Stephenson Face
Nick Young Face
Kevin Durant + Thaddeus Young HD Faces
Jordan Clarkson HD Face
Bruno Caboclo HD Face

FROWARDAXL83
Marcin Gortat Face (Updated to v2.0)

Ultimate Base Roster V18 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

The offseason updates continue for the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, as HAWK23 and company have just released V18, which features the latest player movement, new artwork, and more. An overview of the key features of V18 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions (7/15/14)
  • Added 2014 Summer League Roster with current SL rosters (7/15/14) – courtesy Suirad
  • Added a UBR Assoc Post Draft roster with team transactions reflecting post-draft (6/30/14)
  • Added a UBR Assoc July 1st FA roster with team transactions reflecting the start of free agency (7/1/14)
  • All recently signed free agents have correct salary/contract information (including all rookies)
  • Rolled the Association Calendar forward 1 year (year 1 now starts 2014-2015)
  • Added a couple of new stadiums (88, 89, 90 Chicago) – courtesy Bird
  • Added a few year-specific cyberfaces
  • Added 1 new logo (Chicago Zephyrs)
  • Fixed shoes that were showing up all white or all black
  • Added real 2014 Team Stats from this past year
  • Added V1 of the 1963 Mod (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Added V3 of the 1952 Mod (Courtesy Chops)
  • Rosters accurate as of 7/15/2014

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.

NBA 2K15 Cover Art Revealed, Info on Soundtrack

Back in May, 2K Sports revealed that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant would be featured on the NBA 2K15 cover. Today, they have revealed the game’s official cover art; check it out below!

It also appears as though hip-hop artist and producer Pharrell will be responsible for putting together NBA 2K15’s soundtrack, as the cover art mentions “Music Curated by Pharrell Williams”. Cover player LeBron James was put in charge of the soundtrack for NBA 2K14, while Jay Z was infamously an executive producer on NBA 2K13.

What do you think of the cover art, and the announcement that Pharrell is involved with the soundtrack? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum! Thanks to KevinParker13 for the heads up.

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Beat Jao #1: Score 100 Points Quickly in Any Game

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

So for week one I am challenging you to score 100 points with any player, in any game, using any settings, as quickly as you can. With 12 minute quarters, I completed this challenge in the 2nd quarter with 2:53 remaining in the half. Meaning I scored 100 points in 19 minutes 7 seconds.

I used Antoine Walker from the 2002 Celtics with the NBA Jam: He’s On Fire mod created by bigh0rt for NBA 2K14 PC with rookie difficulty and casual sliders. In the Podcast Andrew suggested NBA Live 2003 might be a good game to complete this challenge, and really any arcade game or mod would give you the best chance at beating my time. You can get additional information on the mod and see sped up footage of my attempt in the video below.

If you want to share your time please comment below, reply to this Forum Thread, or comment on the YouTube video above. If we end up doing a contest or prizes for the winners, please provide some kind of proof with your time, like my image below. Remember this is just for fun, so I hope you enjoy this week’s Beat Jao challenge, good luck!

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #86

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #86 of the NLSC Podcast is out now, as Arcane, JaoSming and I return to the virtual booth after taking last week off. As a result, we have far more signings to talk about, and far fewer predictions to potentially embarrass ourselves with.

  • We still find ourselves in the calm before the storm as far as NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news is concerned, but we do have a couple of tidbits to mention, including a giveaway, more player face scans, and a couple of rumours that have been making the rounds.
  • JaoSming will be debuting a new Tuesday feature, which should be fun for us all as we wait for the new games to come out…or indeed, news on them to come along.
  • In this week’s modding discussion, we talk about the speedy updates to the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, R4zoR’s outstanding cyberface tutorial, upcoming projects by JaoSming, and some RED MC notes.
  • We tip off the NBA discussion with the biggest story of the offseason: LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. What do we make of the situation, and how good will the Cavaliers be this season?
  • Can Chris Bosh now be The Man in Miami? Will Dwyane Wade stick around?
  • Carmelo Anthony has re-signed with the New York Knicks, leading JaoSming to make a bold prediction.
  • As we discuss the other player movement that’s taken place so far, we question the criticism of bandwagoning, and wonder whether it’s acceptable to follow players rather than teams.
  • Several noteworthy role players are still free agents, so yes, we go ahead and make some predictions.
  • We wrap up the show on another amusing Tweet, thanks to Skip Bayless.

Click Play to listen to the show!

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.

Dumb Mondays: Dumb Mod Ideas from the Past

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 pet peeve of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

If you have watched any of my modding tutorial videos on YouTube, you may have noticed some txt files on my desktop that never seem to ever get deleted. In a desperate move to try and stay organized, I decided txt files would be the method of choice for me to keep track of things I needed to get done. I also keep a few for different mod ideas for the PC NBA games that we all play and enjoy for hours on end. So allow me to share with you the many many mods that never got made (and remember, everything I do is ‘open source’ so if you see an idea you like, by all means make it).

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File Additions for NBA Live 2003

We’re tipping off the week with new file additions for NBA Live 2003 PC. Murat has released a couple more retro updates, which you can download at the links below!

Murat
Retro Jersey Pack 3
A Decade of Rosters (1997/1998)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up the weekend with a variety of updates for NBA 2K14 PC. Check them all out at the links below!

JaoSming
Proof of Concept Street Multi-Court

JR15
Jordan Clarkson Face

R4zoR
Danny Green Face

Jaidev
International Teams (Comprising NBA Players)

TGsoGood
Custom Gymnasium

KevinParker13
Jose Calderon Face

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature some new updates for the FIBA mod. Pick them all up at the links below!

FIBA Baller
FIBA 2014 My Career Roster Fix Mod July 2014 Update
FIBA 2014 My Career Roster Fix Mod July 2014 Portrait Update
FIBA 2014 My Career Roster Fix Mod July 2014 Cyberface Updates

Ultimate Base Roster V17 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

A new version (V17) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC has been released by HAWK23 and company, which includes LeBron James’ return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The other key features of V17 are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions (7/11/14) (yes, including LeBron)
  • Added 2014 Summer League Roster with current SL rosters (7/11/14) – courtesy Suirad
  • Added a UBR Assoc Post Draft roster with team transactions reflecting post-draft (6/30/14)
  • Added a UBR Assoc July 1st FA roster with team transactions reflecting the start of free agency (7/1/14)
  • All recently signed free agents have correct salary/contract information (including all rookies)
  • Added a few new portraits and year-specific cyberfaces (included some new ones for the 2015 Draft Class)
  • Rolled the Association Calendar forward 1 year (year 1 now starts 2014-2015)
  • Added real 2014 Team Stats from this past year
  • Added V1 of the 1965 Mod (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Added V1 of the 1964 Mod (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Rosters accurate as of 7/11/2014

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.

LeBron James Returning to Cleveland

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, LeBron James has announced that he will be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after four years with the Miami Heat, during which time he appeared in four consecutive NBA Finals series and won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013. After several days of speculation and reports of LeBron’s return being close to a done deal, the once seemingly unlikely reunion is now official.

Needless to say, this is easily the biggest story of the NBA offseason, and no doubt everyone has their own take on the matter. As always, I invite you to share your opinions in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum, as well as discuss all of the other offseason moves and rumours that are making the rounds.

NBA 2K Cyberface Tutorial by R4zoR

If you’ve been wondering how to make high quality face updates for the NBA 2K series, wonder no longer! R4zoR has posted an in-depth tutorial explaining the process, along with a resource pack for Blender and Photoshop. You can check out the tutorial here and download the pack here; a huge thanks once again to R4zoR for his efforts, and willingness to share his knowledge with the modding community!

As a general reminder, we’re always keen to expand our resources for new people who wish to try their hand at patching NBA Live and NBA 2K, so if you’re an experienced modder we would greatly appreciate your assistance in creating tutorials and resources. Feel free to post any guides in the Forum, upload any template and resource packs to the Downloads section, and of course, create articles in our Wiki.

The Friday Five: Clearing Up 5 Rumours Surrounding NBA 2K15 PC

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.

I’m doing something a little different for this week’s Friday Five, as I want to address a few rumours about the PC version of NBA 2K15 that are currently making the rounds. If you frequent the NLSC Forum, you may have seen some of those rumours discussed here. While they have led to some enjoyable and lively debate, it’s important that we separate confirmed facts from mere speculation.

Unfortunately, there are some websites and individuals out there that have no qualms about spreading blatant misinformation. Some of them simply enjoy riling up and trolling gamers, while others are resorting to cheap tactics to get hits and video views, at the expense of maintaining any level of integrity. As such, I’d like to do my part in putting out some honest and reliable information for PC basketball gamers. Of course, this information is all subject to change as more details become available, but right now, this is what we know about NBA 2K15 PC.

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Win an early copy of NBA Live 15 (Official Twitter Giveaway)

EA Sports are currently looking to give away an early copy of NBA Live 15 to a random fan that correctly guesses where LeBron James will sign, in response to this Tweet by the official NBA Live Twitter account. It would appear to be a choice between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers at this juncture, but whichever team you care to guess, simply reply to the aforementioned Tweet for your chance to win. Needless to say, you need a Twitter account to enter.

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks as far as NBA Live 15 news is concerned, with no new previews or information since the deeper look at the visual improvements in this year’s game. More details should be on the way sooner rather than later, as Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has indicated that information on gameplay and whatnot will begin coming through in August. It remains to be seen whether or not we’ll get a couple of other tidbits before then, but you can be sure that we’ll cover any developments right here on the NLSC.