Monday Tip-Off: How Danilo Gallinari Became My Least Favourite Teammate

Danilo Gallinari in a MyCAREER game in NBA 2K17

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

Playing through MyCAREER in NBA 2K17, I’ve learned a few things. One, never underestimate the importance of Badges; they really help give your player an extra boost. Two, when you’re a point guard playing for the Denver Nuggets and you’re looking to rack up a lot of assists, Justice Young and Kenneth Faried will happily oblige with baskets on catch-and-shoot and pick-and-roll opportunities respectively. And three, getting on the Italian cover of NBA 2K17 has clearly gone to Danilo Gallinari’s head…well, his virtual counterpart’s head, at any rate.

Halfway through my rookie season, the Nuggets are clearly the Orange Juice show. Yes, that still sounds a bit silly to say, but the point is, Justice and I have clearly taken over, and the team is thriving as a result. It seems that Danilo Gallinari didn’t get the memo though, because his play and attitude in practice and in games seems to suggest that he believes himself to be the star of the team. He still plays his role and he hasn’t cost us any games – yet, anyway – but there are times when it feels like he’s keen to impeach The President of Basketball. I have nothing against the real Gallo, but in MyCAREER, he’s become my least favourite teammate.

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NBA 2K17 Roster Updated; Tuning Fix Pushed Through

Michael Carter-Williams on the Chicago Bulls' roster in NBA 2K17

Patch 1.05 for NBA 2K17 appears to have corrected the problem that was preventing the team from pushing through new rosters, as an update has come through following the patch’s release yesterday. This is the first roster update since mid-October, and updates the lineups accurate as of this week, including recent injuries.

A tuning update/fix has also been pushed through. Among other things, it notably resolves issues with the Relentless Finisher Badge, which should now be working as intended.

The new rosters, tuning fix, and Patch 1.05 are all live for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. If you have any impressions of the latest updates, feel free to have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the Forum.

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.05 Released (PC, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One)

NBA 2K17: DeMar DeRozan

Patch 1.05 has been pushed through for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. It should come through automatically as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. If you encounter any difficulties getting the patch, trying restarting Steam or your console.

The patch adds HDR support for the PS4, and prepares NBA 2K17 to run at a native 4K resolution at 60 FPS on the PS4 Pro. It also updates the court design for the Cleveland Cavaliers, adds the Nate Thurmond tribute patch to the Golden State Warriors’ jerseys, and fixes some cosmetic issues with a few other uniforms.

Some key gameplay and game mode issues have also been addressed in Patch 1.05. The timeout glitch/exploit in 2K Pro-Am has been resolved, and teammates now have unique colours for their player indicators, reducing confusion. Points of Emphasis have returned to the Gameplan in MyGM and MyLEAGUE (only affecting simulated games), various crashes and glitches have been patched, and there are gameplay enhancements including correct illegal screen calls, balanced pass speeds, a reduction in “ticky tack” fouls, and more.

For a complete list of patch notes, please see below. With the release of Patch 1.05, we should also see new roster updates begin to come through again. If you’d like to share any impressions of the latest title update for NBA 2K17, feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum. To see a complete update history for NBA 2K17, check out this article in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC feature face updates for Glenn Robinson III and Marquese Chriss. Download them both at the links below!

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Glenn Robinson III Face
Marquese Chriss Face

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K17 PC! Today’s new and updated files include 2017 season court updates for the Portland Trail Blazers and Cleveland Cavaliers, retro courts for the Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics, and Atlanta Hawks, and an updated San Antonio Spurs jersey pack. Download them all at the links below!

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Portland Trail Blazers Moda Center HD Court V2

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96-97 Charlotte Hornets Court
96-97 Houston Rockets Court
07-08 Boston Celtics Finals Court
96-97 Atlanta Hawks Court

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Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Arena

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San Antonio Spurs Jersey (Updated to v2.5)

The Friday Five: 5 Things You Learn Making Roster Updates

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown.

It’s been a few years since I released my last roster update for NBA Live, and although I’ve tinkered a bit here and there, I’ve never really gotten into roster editing for NBA 2K. That being said, I’m certainly no stranger to making roster updates, having gotten into the hobby when I discovered the NLSC back in 1997, eventually taking over the NLSC rosters when I became webmaster and Lutz passed them over to me. Make no mistake: over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time creating players, moving players around, editing ratings, and updating games for a brand new season.

There are times when I miss making rosters, though remembering the more tedious and time-consuming aspects of their creation makes me realise that I probably made the right decision in moving on. Of course, I’ve also found that making roster updates can be an interesting and rewarding exercise. There are a few things that you learn when you’re making those updates, so I thought that I’d talk a little bit about that in this week’s Five. Whether you’re looking to make your own roster updates for NBA Live or NBA 2K, or you’d just like a little more insight into their creation, I hope you’ll find it informative.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #183

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Episode #183 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we talk about the upcoming NBA 2K17 patch, some huge performances in 2K Pro-Am, and a couple of NBA stories from the past week.

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off Episode #183 of the NLSC Podcast with some community announcements, including additions to the Contributors group in the Forum, and new content in the Wiki.
  • NBA 2K17 hasn’t received a roster update since mid-October, owing to a problem caused by the most recent patch. An upcoming title update is expected to fix that issue, as well as problems with disconnections in 2K Pro-Am, but what about the timeout glitch?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: the best three game stretch of 2K Pro-Am that any of us are likely to have, a quick session of LIVE Pro-Am, and the latest results from our respective MyCAREER games.
  • We wrap things up with some NBA talk, including Ray Allen’s retirement, hot starts for Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook, and the highly anticipated Golden State Warriors vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

Help Wanted with NLSC Wiki; MyCAREER Profiles Added

NLSC Wiki

As I’ve mentioned before, my goal with the NLSC Wiki is to make it a fun and informative resource for information on NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming in general. I’ve recently added some MyCAREER character profiles to the Wiki, which you can check out here. All the major characters are accounted for, including the player characters (Pres, Freq, and the NBA 2K14 and NBA 2K15 MyPLAYERs).

Once again, I’d like to invite anyone who is knowledgeable and passionate about basketball video games to help out in expanding our articles, and adding new resources to the Wiki. Whether it’s info on the development of a game, details on modes such as MyCAREER, explanations of gameplay mechanics, cheat codes, or modding tutorials, it’s all welcome.

Not sure where to start? We have list of “stub” articles that need to be expanded upon. You can also browse the Wiki by random page to find articles that could stand to be updated. Failing that, you can simply pick your favourite game or mode, and start from there. There are links to get you started on the main page, as well as the navigation menu. Information on formatting and other technical aspects of the Wiki can be found here.

Nearly all of the pages in the NLSC Wiki are open to public editing, so there’s no need to register an account. If you do plan on making regular contributions however, or you’re concerned about privacy, I would certainly recommend creating one. If you have any additional questions about contributing to the Wiki, please let me know. Thank you again to the folks who have already helped out here and there!

Wayback Wednesday: Jordan Challenge Highlight Reel

Michael Jordan vs. Shawn Kemp in NBA 2K11's Jordan Challenge

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content.

A few weeks ago, I ran a series of Wayback Wednesday articles documenting my attempt to complete the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K11. I was ultimately successful, taking care of my unfinished business and unlocking MJ: Creating a Legend without resorting to the cheat code. Despite some frustrating moments, I ultimately enjoyed the experience, and felt a sense of accomplishment when I finally completed all ten challenges.

While playing through the Jordan Challenge, I captured several videos of moments that I really enjoyed. I didn’t want those clips to go to waste, so I’ve put together a highlight reel from the seven challenges I went back and completed for the feature. Check it out below, or catch it here on our YouTube channel if you can’t see the embedded video.

In case you’re wondering, the music is from NBA Live 99, which seemed appropriate given that the game came out the year of Michael Jordan’s second retirement. I hope that you enjoyed the reel; stay tuned for more throwback content, each and every Wednesday here at the NLSC!

NLSC Podcast Episode #183 Mailbag Call

NLSC Podcast

This is a last call for any and all topic suggestions and mailbag questions for Episode #183 of the NLSC Podcast! I neglected to put out a call last week, but please note that suggestions are always welcome, regardless of whether or not I post a bulletin. We want to make sure that we’re talking about the topics that interest you.

There’s still room for some more topics on this week’s docket, and time to submit them before we record tomorrow. As always, we do ask that you keep them along the lines of our core content and related subjects: NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming in general, as well as modding, the real NBA, and community history.

With that being said, do you have any suggestions for us? Post them in the comments section below, or in this thread in the Forum. You can also hit us up with your suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t connected with us there yet, now’s as good a time as any!

Thank you once again to everyone who continues to tune in every week, send us feedback on the shows, and submit topic suggestions. We enjoy recording the NLSC Podcast, so it’s good to know that a lot of you enjoy listening to the shows. Be sure to catch Episode #182 here if you haven’t already, and don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes. We’re also on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices. Stay tuned for Episode #183!

File Additions for NBA Live 07

NBA Live 07 Cover Art

We have a new file addition for NBA Live 07 today, as nba player bullet has released a new update for the Detroit Pistons’ alternate “Chrome” jersey. The file should also work with NBA Live 08, and can be downloaded at the link below.

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Detroit Pistons Chrome Alternate Jersey

Monday Tip-Off: You’ve Said That Already, We Get It

Kyrie Irving dribbles the basketball in NBA 2K17

We’re at midcourt, and the ball is about to go up…it’s Monday Tip-Off! Start your week here at the NLSC with a feature that’s dedicated to opinions, commentary, and other fun stuff related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games.

I have a revelation that’ll probably make a lot of music fans in our community chuckle. My favourite band is the Barenaked Ladies. What can I say? I was a teenager in the late 90s, “One Week” was a hit, and to this day, I like the stuff they’re putting out. Anyway, on the same album as “One Week” was another song that charted: “It’s All Been Done“. The lyrics deconstruct and critique clichéd romantic gestures, framed in the context of a relationship that spans across reincarnation (or possibly immortality), literally or metaphorically depending on your interpretation. Its conclusion is right there in the title: it’s all been done.

What’s the point I’m ham-fistedly trying to get at here? Well, when a community or fandom has been around for a while, long-time members are bound to suffer a touch of déjà vu when certain topics arise. The current NLSC Forum has been open since November 2002, so naturally there are going to be some recurring topics. That’s to be expected, and to be fair, they’re often given a new spin. Unfortunately, some of us do get carried away when it comes to certain subjects, and if we’ve been around for a while, chances are other people have grown weary of our beating the same drum over and over again. To borrow BnL’s lyrics, it’s all been done – or rather, said – before.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We’re starting out a new week with some new file additions for NBA 2K17 PC! Today’s releases feature a Legends Pack containing faces for Marcus Camby, Andrew Toney, and Orlando Woolridge, and the latest version of the External File Plugin. Download them both at the links below.

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Legend Pack 2 – PeacemanNOT

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NBA 2K17 External File Plugin (Updated to v0.256)

Next NBA 2K17 Patch Coming Soon; 2K Pro-Am, Roster Fixes

NBA 2K17: Paul Millsap

According to the official NBA 2K Twitter account, a new patch is coming soon for NBA 2K17. It will reportedly address some issues with 2K Pro-Am, and correct the problem that is currently preventing new roster updates from being pushed through.

No further details on the fixes or the timeframe for the patch’s release are available at this time. So far, the PlayStation 4 has been the first platform to receive the updates, followed by the PC and Xbox One within a week or so. Your guess is as good as ours as to what is meant by “divergences”.

A quick glance at the rosters reveals that they haven’t been updated in a couple of weeks, as it seems that Patch 1.04 has caused an unforeseen issue with the ability to push through updates. 2K Pro-Am has experienced several issues since the game’s launch, from matchmaking difficulties to wins not counting. There’s also a nasty exploit in the form of a camera glitch when calling a timeout during free throws, which is even worse if you call a second timeout.

Hopefully these issues can be addressed in Patch 1.05, along with some of the other problems that gamers have been providing feedback about. We’ll be sure to post any further details as soon as they’re made available, but in the meantime, feel free to keep posting impressions and feedback in the NBA 2K17 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K17 PC include a new court update for the Toronto Raptors, and a jersey update for the Indiana Pacers. Download them both at the links below!

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Toronto Raptors Air Canada Center HD Court

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Indiana Pacers Jersey