Dumb Fact Monday: Exporting Draft Classes

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

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!

Manni
Washington Wizards 2013/2014 Court Patch

ChicagoBulls24
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.

bigh0rt
MARCH MADNESS 2K14 OFFICIAL NCAA on CBS (Updated to v6.0)

Mr_Frost
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!

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

Looyh
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.

AirAaron32
NBA Live-Style Signature Skill Icons

erpheus
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv – Nokia Arena HD Court

xmeadowx23
NBA 2K14 Cheat Table for Attributes
NBA 2K14 Cheat Engine Saved Table Attributes

Bliss
Cloth Wishbone Collar (BETA V2)

March 14th Official Roster Update for NBA 2K14

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

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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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s new files for NBA Live 08 include an assortment of Euroleague updates, the latest version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR AIACT, and a complete 2013/2014 season update by Looyh. Please see below for all the download links.

Bazelos13
Euroleague 2014 Mod
Euroleague 2014 V2 (Part 1)
Euroleague 2014 V2 (Part 2)
Euroleague 2014 V2 (Part 3)
Euroleague 2014 V2 (Part 4)

BAYAG
SUPERSTAR ’08 AIACT (Updated to v5.1)

Looyh
NBA LIVE 14 (LIVE 08 MOD)

Coach’s Corner 1: Face Scanning in NBA Live

EA Sports has debuted a new series of articles over on the official NBA Live website, titled Coach’s Corner. In the first installment, we get a behind-the-scenes look at face scanning, something they’ve been doing throughout the season in anticipation of adding better faces to NBA Live 15.

The article also mentions that Gameplay Designer Scott O’Gallagher has had the opportunity to sit down with coaches such as Frank Vogel of the Indiana Pacers, where he’s been able to get an insight into their team’s offensive and defensive strategies and philosophy. This information, along with feedback from players during the face scanning sessions, allows the NBA Live development team to tweak and fine tune the game’s AI.

Give it a look and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, as well as here in the NBA Live 14 section of the NLSC Forum.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #70

Join Arcane, JaoSming and myself for Episode #70 of the NLSC Podcast! Despite being a few months past the release of NBA Live 14 and NBA 2K14, and a few months out from the preview season of NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15, we find ourselves with a fair bit to talk about this week.

  • NBA Live 14 received a major roster update last week. A bulletin was also posted, addressing the lack of updates so far and providing us with the inside scoop on Synergy data.
  • How important is it that we compile the NBA Live 15 Wishlist? What impact can we expect to have?
  • We talk a little about our week in basketball gaming, consisting mostly of BIG Moments in NBA Live 14, The Park in NBA 2K14 on PS4 and JaoSming’s Street Career mod for NBA 2K14 PC.
  • JaoSming takes us through some recent modding developments, including Vl@d’s upcoming tool, an unexpected development for NBA Live 2004, and a couple of other projects.
  • Moving on to the NBA, we take a look at some teams that have been struggling, as well as some teams that have been on fire.
  • Phil Jackson has reportedly agreed to join the New York Knicks’ front office. Can he make a difference?
  • Should fights be allowed in the NBA? Marcin Gortat thinks so.
  • Games can now actually be streamed without problems on the NBA Australia portal…well, it’s worked once, at least. Last week’s offering was Gerald Green’s career night in the Phoenix Suns’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • We wrap up the show with some talk of other stuff we’ve been playing, as well as non-basketball games that we’re looking forward to.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Please feel free to give us 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

Today’s additions for NBA 2K14 PC are a couple of updated files, specifically new versions of an MSG Scoreboard and a Euroleague arena. Pick them up at the links below.

exrxixxx
MSG Scoreboard (Updated to v2.0)

erpheus
Panathinaikos Arena (Updated to v1.1)

NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week – March 12th

Welcome to the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week for March 12th, 2014! This is a weekly feature where the community submits their best highlight videos from NBA Live and NBA 2K, with Arcane selecting the ten best videos for a Top 10 countdown.

Following a brief hiatus, the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week is back! This week’s countdown delivers ten more spectacular plays from our community, from slick moves to big dunks. Watch it below or check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. For your chance to be featured in the next installment of the NLSC Top 10 Plays of the Week, please see this thread for more information and start posting your videos ASAP!

The Tuesday Triple: NLSC Patching Resources

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.

Yesterday I spent time updating some of the NBA 2K14 resources and tutorials instead of writing my weekly Dumb Fact Monday. To follow up, I wanted to feature the resources we all have available to us at the NLSC for patching; not just for NBA 2K games, but for the NBA Live series on PC as well. Like I said in yesterday’s article, I take pride in the detailed nature of the tutorials and resources available here in our community. So click to read more to learn more about the resources anyone can use to customize their NBA game of choice.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC include Euroleague arenas, new fictional Charlotte Hornets artwork, new shoes and more. Check them all out at the links below!

erpheus
Caja Laboral – Fernando Buesa Arena
Anadolu Efes – Abdi Ipekçi Arena
1990s Hits Jukebox
Fenerbahçe Ülker Fictional Arena (Updated to v1.1)

rambu
2014/2015 Fictional Charlotte Hornets Jersey
2014/2015 Fictional Charlotte Hornets Court

dwadeflash03
High School Hoops Mod Jersey Additions

Mr. Star
Mr. Star’s 3 Shoe Pack

exrxixxx
Simple Game HUD