Week 1 Voting for NBA 2K12 Patch of the Week

The first week of voting for the new Patch of the Week feature has begun in this Forum thread.  In it you can vote for, and get links to, the seven patches chosen for the contest.  Those patches are:

  • Christmas Jerseys Update by qfrmcpt310
  • ESPN Scoreboard by JoeJames
  • NBA Cross Traxxion Ball by JoeJames
  • Orlando Magic Floor Update by utp1985
  • PlayStation Icons by sergcool
  • 2K12 Allb-Time All-Stars by tnt23
  • Air Penny Shoepack by Dmayne

After you vote, be sure to nominate patches released between now and Sunday the 16th for next week’s PotW.  The restrictions for patches are no tools, nothing from team members, and the patch must be listed in the NLSC Downloads Database.  Good luck to all the patchers in this week’s vote!

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Author: Mel_Fox_76
Joe Johnson Face Patch
Brandon Roy Face Patch
Raymond Felton Face Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: JoeJames
NBA Cross Traxxion Ball

Author: JemiZhuu
Orlando Magic Floor Update

Author: qfrmcpt310
Christmas Jerseys Update

Author: Fifedawg
NBA Rating Encyclopedia

Author: maumau78
NBA 2K12 Camera Hack Parameters

Author: sergcool
NBA 2K12 PlayStation Icons

Solution for My2K Verification Issues in NBA 2K12 (via OS)

If you’ve encountered any difficulties verifying your My2K account in NBA 2K12, Chris from 2K has posted some troubleshooting steps over on Operation Sports. You should follow these steps if the email you received has an invalid verification link or you haven’t received the verification email at all.

1. Go to https://www.nba2k.com/social/link
2. Enter your My2K account name and password
3. Log in to automatically to verify your account

Last call for EA Sports NBA Wishlist Materials

Within the next week, we’ll be sending in our main Wishlist materials for the next NBA sim from EA Sports. If you have any constructive feedback for the Dev Team concerning what you’d like to see improved, changed or added in the game, be sure to post it in our Wishlist thread as we’re in the process of finalising it; you can also send in additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey. If you’re a PC gamer, don’t forget to sign our PC Petition which aims to demonstrate our interest in a PC release for future NBA sims from EA Sports, beginning next year.

We’ll also be sending along our reactions to NBA 2K12, to give the Dev Team at EA Tiburon an idea of the things we like in 2K’s game as well as the things we don’t like, so that they can take that into account while developing their game. Please see this thread in the EA Sports NBA section of the NLSC Forum for more info and to post your feedback.

A huge thanks once again to everyone who has helped out with our Wishlist initiatives so far, hopefully we can have a positive impact on next year’s game!

Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Play Calling Essentials

Da Czar continues to provide pointers for NBA 2K12 players with the third installment of his Strategy Session series for this year’s game. In the latest video, Czar runs through the essentials of playcalling in NBA 2K12.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube if you can’t see it embedded here and be sure to check out more from Da Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

SportsGamerShow NBA 2K12 Review

SportsGamerShow’s Rio Pesino has posted a video review of NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. See more from SportsGamerShow here and add your impressions of NBA 2K12 here in the NLSC Forum.

State of Community Patches for NBA 2K12

As you may remember in my initial impressions of NBA 2K12, I mentioned that 2K changed the compression format of the iff files this year which did not allow for any of our editing tools to extract or import textures. Essentially this meant we couldn’t customize the look or feel of the game at all like we have in years past. Thankfully, only two days after 2K12’s release, our friends from ModdingWay released a tool that allows us to decompress the new 2K12 iff files. The following is a report on the status of patching NBA 2K12 PC.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Legends Trailer

EA Sports have released another launch trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, this time highlighting some of the NBA legends that appear in this year’s game.

Watch it here over on our YouTube channel if the embedded video isn’t working for you. Check back soon for my NBA Jam: On Fire Edition impressions and feel free to add yours here in The Virtual Hardwood section.

NBA 2K12 Video Review (SI Game Room)

Sports Illustrated’s Game Room has posted a video review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 10/10.

This is the second perfect score the game has received following GamesRadar. Don’t forget to add your thoughts on the game here in the Forum and discuss the SI review here.

New Poll: How do you rate NBA 2K12?

NBA 2K12 is out now in North American stores and will be out soon worldwide. I was able to pick up a copy yesterday so I’ll be posting my impressions in the not too distant future, but in the meantime you can have your say in our impressions thread and our new poll, which asks “How do you rate NBA 2K12?” Cast your vote now!

Our previous poll asked “What are you most looking forward to playing in NBA 2K12?” My Player was the most popular choice, garnering 44% of the vote, NBA’s Greatest came in second with 19%, and Association followed closely in third place with 18%. 8% were most looking forward to the new online Association while 7% expressed a preference for the My Player offshoot mode, Creating a Legend. A final 4% indicated they were most looking forward to something else in this year’s game.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Here we have our first file additions for NBA 2K12. Thanks to everyone who has started using the upload feature in our Downloads section, please keep the contributions coming!

Author: nba2kway
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor

Author: JaoSming
Unlock All – Including Retro Kings and Warriors

Author: Fifedawg
The 2K12 Rating Encyclopedia

Author: Vl@d Zola Jr.
Court Logos Normalizer (for non-US residents)

Author: MGX
NBA TV & TNT Scoreboard
NBA’s Greatest NBC Scoreboard

Author: JoeJames
ESPN Scoreboard

Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Pick and Roll Control

Da Czar has posted another Strategy Session video. This time, Czar offers tips to help you make use of the pick and roll controls in NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video and see more from Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

GamesRadar NBA 2K12 Review (10/10)

GamesRadar have posted a review of NBA 2K12, becoming the first publication to award the game a perfect score of 10/10. The review praises NBA’s Greatest, enhanced gameplay, improved My Player and presentation in this year’s game, though the reviewer notably has not spent time with the game’s online modes.

What’s your take on the scores NBA 2K12 has been receiving? What are your impressions of the game? Join in the discussion in the NBA 2K12 section of the NLSC Forum. The modding community is also gearing up to create updates for the game (at this time some tools still need to be updated), so stay tuned to the Releases & Previews section and look out for the first file additions for NBA 2K12 to be posted here soon.

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition DLC – Time is Money

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition is out now on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network at a cost of 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99. Downloadable content is also already available for the game in the form of the “Time is Money” pack, which allows you to unlock every legend, mascot, privilege and 12+ special teams along with a bonus 10,000 JAM Bucks to continue unlocking content from the in-game JAM Store.

The DLC costs $4.99 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points on XBL. Additionally, if you have a save file from last year’s game, you are instantly rewarded with 15,000 JAM Bucks and level up to Level 10 straight away. If you’ve picked up the game, we invite you to share your impressions in this thread in The Virtual Hardwood.