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.

Mailbag Call for Episode #86 of the NLSC Podcast

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With NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 news being very slow at the moment, and a flurry of free agent signings likely to become official as soon as we wrap up recording, we’ve decided to eighty-six Episode #86 of the NLSC Podcast this week. We’ll instead be recording and releasing Episode #86 next week, hopefully with some gaming news to discuss, but if nothing else, we’ll have the NBA offseason to chat about.

We’d also like to run another listener mailbag in the next episode, so I’m inviting everyone to submit their questions, comments, and topic suggestions, either in the comments below or in this thread in the NLSC Hub section of the Forum. In the meantime, be sure to catch up on Episode #85 if you missed it last week!

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Pick up a patch for the Los Angeles Lakers’ Hollywood Nights alternate jersey by Kelly_E in today’s file additions for NBA Live 06 PC!

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Los Angeles Lakers Hollywood Nights Alternate Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Manni has released his latest court patch for NBA Live 08, which updates the Portland Trail Blazers’ court as seen in the recent preview for NBA Live 15. Download it at the link below!

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Portland Trail Blazers 2014/2015 Court Patch

File Additions for NBA Live 07

We have one new file addition for NBA Live 07 PC today, which adds the Charlotte Hornets’ new logo to the game. Pick it up at the link below.

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Charlotte Hornets Logos 2014

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today: a fictional jersey pack for the Portland Trail Blazers, and retro September 11 Court Ribbons, as seen on NBA courts during the 2001/2002 season. Check them out at the links below!

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Portland Trail Blazers Re-Created Fictional Jerseys

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2001-2002 NBA September 11 Court Ribbons

General File Additions – NBA Street Vol. 2 HDR Update

You may recall the NBA Street Vol. 2 HD Remake Project that JaoSming and Mazzocchi were working on a few months back, which sought to update the Gamecube version of NBA Street Vol. 2 as of the current season. Recently, johnz1 has created a further update for the project, which is now available to download. Check it out at the link below!

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NBA Street Vol. 2 HDR Update (’13-’14) V2

No Dumb Monday or Tuesday Triple This Week

Due to dumb excuses (watching Super Mario World speedruns instead of writing papers), I was unable to make time to write my weekly articles. I was thinking of doing a late release but no.

Since I did spend too much time watching speedruns (thank you for the introduction SGDQ), I will drop off one of the Dumb Facts I never got to. Super Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach were in NBA Street V3 for GameCube. Seriously, that a pretty sweet cameo for the NBA Street series.

Other than that, I don’t have much for you all this week. As we’ve said in the podcast, things have been expectedly quiet and the topics to write about have been lacking. So maybe I will change things up a bit for The Tuesday Triple for the summer since my attempt to overthrow the king that is The Friday Five has failed. Enjoy your week!

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week (Week 17)

Welcome to the seventeenth installment of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week! This is a weekly feature in which we invite the community to submit their best highlight videos from NBA Live and NBA 2K, for a chance to have them featured in a Top 10 countdown compiled by Lean.

As usual, you can expect to see a variety of ankle breaking moves, great defensive plays, vicious dunks, and spectacular alley-oops. With the recent updates to the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, you’ll also see rookies like Andrew Wiggins in action, and the Charlotte Hornets sporting their new jerseys. Check out the latest Top 10 below, or watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

For your chance to be featured in future installments of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week, please see this thread for more information and start posting your videos ASAP!

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Concluding our weekend of file additions for the PC versions of NBA Live, ModManZZZ has released a pack of female body models for NBA Live 2004. It’s definitely one of the more innovative updates for the old games in a while, so check it out at the link below!

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Female Patch (Complete Body and Face Morph)

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

The team at revolution.lt have released updated rosters for NBA Live 2005, which you can pick up at the link below! Please note that this is not my release and I am not currently making any roster updates, so if you have any issues with them, be sure to contact the guys at revolution.lt, not me.

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2014 July 1 Rosters [by rev]

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 06 PC feature the latest jersey updates from Kelly_E, including the new jerseys for the Charlotte Hornets. Check them all out at the links below!

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Charlotte Hornets Jersey Patch

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7 Team 2013/2014 Jersey Pack
Los Angeles Clippers Back in Blue Alternate Jersey Patch

Ultimate Base Roster V16 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

The offseason updates continue for the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, as HAWK23 and company have released a new version with updated rosters and new art. Key features of the latest release (V16) are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions (7/4/14)
  • 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)
  • Added/updated all coaches (Blatt/Kerr/Snyder/Fisher/Kidd/Hollins etc)
  • Added portraits for new coaches/players (Rudez/Whittington/Cotton/Blatt/Kerr/Snyder/Fisher etc)
  • Added some retro cyberface tweaks/improvements (courtesy Dee4Three & Razor)
  • All players (including rookies were given correct salary/contract information)
  • 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 1966 Mod (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Rosters accurate as of 7/4/2014

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.