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

Limnono/TBM
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!

Manni Live
Toronto Raptors Air Canada Center HD Court

Pinoy21
Indiana Pacers Jersey

The Friday Five: 5 Tips for Building Your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K17

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.

I’ve really been enjoying MyCAREER and 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K17, as you probably know if you’ve read my last two Friday Five columns, or regularly tune in to the NLSC Podcast. With the less intrusive story and increased amount of gameplay in the first season compared to last year, I’ve been able to steadily build up my MyPLAYER and have some memorable games in my rookie campaign. As such, I thought that I’d share a few tips on how to build your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K17, based on my experiences with the game so far.

Now, I must disclose that I did invest in some Virtual Currency on Day 1 (on top of my pre-order bonus), so I have been able to accelerate the process somewhat. I certainly won’t encourage anyone to engage in microtransactions, though since you will need to keep the VC flowing in, I would recommend getting the MyNBA2K17 app and playing the daily games for extra VC. Aside from that, strong performances and endorsement deals will help build up your VC reserves. With that being said, here are five tips for building your MyPLAYER in NBA 2K17.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #182

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Episode #182 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and myself as we discuss opportunities for NBA Live 17, some more exciting victories in 2K Pro-Am, the start of the 2017 NBA season, and more.

On this week’s show…

  • It appears as though advertising is starting to appear after the third quarter in NBA 2K17. We discuss the controversial practice of in-game advertising in AAA titles.
  • Once again, we touch on the problems with an “always online” approach to modes such as MyCAREER, after a recent PSN outage made it impossible to play.
  • With some of the dissatisfaction gamers have with NBA 2K17 and the way 2K has handled things with VC and so forth, has the door been left open for NBA Live 17?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: more clutch wins for the NLSC 2K Pro-Am squad, a blossoming rivalry, a trip to MyPARK, and the Walk-On experience.
  • The 2017 NBA season has tipped off! We talk about the first couple of days which saw a triple-double from LeBron James, a huge win for the San Antonio Spurs, big numbers from Anthony Davis, and the official debut of Joel Embiid.

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, as Garbajosa has uploaded a new face update for Taurean Prince. Check it out at the link below!

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Taurean Prince Face

Wayback Wednesday: October 26th NBA Debuts

Michael Jordan palms the basketball in NBA Live 2003

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.

The 2017 NBA season has just tipped off, with a couple of big names making their first appearances for new teams, and a few rookies making their league debut. While the start of a new season is a time to look forward to what will hopefully be another great year of basketball, it’s not uncommon to take the opportunity to look back on the debuts of all-time greats. If you look up “On This Date” lists for October and November, you’ll usually see the debuts of some of the biggest names in basketball history among the dates that are noted.

On this particular date – October 26th – Hall of Famers and 1992 Dream Team members Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, John Stockton, and Patrick Ewing all made their NBA debut; Jordan, Barkley, and Stockton in 1984, and Ewing in 1985. For this week’s Wayback Wednesday, I thought I’d share some screenshots of those players’ first appearances in basketball video games, as well as their last appearances as active NBA players. Of course, all four players appear in NBA 2K17, as members of the aforementioned Dream Team.

Let’s take a look back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We have one new file addition for NBA 2K17 today, as fitz31 has uploaded a new version of his Michael Jordan face update. The latest release includes a young MJ face, which is appropriate as His Airness made his NBA debut 32 years ago today. Download it at the link below!

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Michael Jordan Headshape & Face (Updated to v1.2)

Be sure to check out the Releases & Previews section of the NLSC Forum to see what other works are being created. If you’re creating mods for NBA 2K17, or indeed any game in the NBA 2K or NBA Live series, please feel free to make use of our upload facilities. A step-by-step guide on adding files to our Downloads database can be found in this video tutorial.

Monday Tip-Off: MyCAREER (So Far) in Pictures

Orange Juice Billboard in NBA 2K17's MyCAREER

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.

As I discussed in a recent Friday Five column, despite my resolution to return to my roots as a franchise gamer in NBA 2K17, I’ve been drawn into MyCAREER once again. I’m definitely enjoying the less intrusive storyline, getting to spend more time on the virtual hardwood instead of in cutscenes, and improving my MyPLAYER for use in 2K Pro-Am. With the 2017 season looming, I am looking forward to starting a MyLEAGUE game soon, but I expect that I’ll also continue to play MyCAREER over the next several months.

On top of the endorsement deals that result in billboards, advertisements, and so forth, MyCAREER includes opportunities to develop connections with NBA players and other personalities. Following the completion of your social and business obligations, photographs of magazine covers, advertisements, and certain events you’ve attended can be accessed through the in-game phone. Some of them are pretty funny, while others are somewhat terrifying. Just for fun, I thought I’d share some of my favourite photos so far, with a disclaimer that what is seen cannot be unseen.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 06 PC feature the latest courts from magiciangirl06: a 2017 update for the Houston Rockets, and the Gatorade Practice Gym from NBA 2K17. Download them both at the links below!

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2016/2017 Houston Rockets Court
Gatorade Practice Gym

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Check out the latest file additions for NBA 2K17 PC! Today’s new and updated releases include dornas, jerseys, a retro Carmelo Anthony face, and the latest version of the External File Plugin, which is used to install these great mods with ease. Please see below for all the download links.

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Boston Celtics Dornas
New York Knicks Dornas

TGsoGood
Carmelo Anthony Face With Braids

Limnono/TBM
NBA 2K17 External File Plugin (Updated to v0.243)

pinoy21
Miami Heat Jersey
Los Angeles Clippers Jersey (Updated to v2.5)
New York Knicks Jersey (Updated to v2.5)
Cleveland Cavaliers Jersey (Updated to v1.5)

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Goldenstate77’s 2K17 Reshade/Sweetfx (Updated to v2.0)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #181

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Episode #181 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the latest NBA 2K17 news, provide a round-up of some recent retro modding releases, and reflect on some more success in 2K Pro-Am.

On this week’s show…

  • A European eSports tournament for NBA 2K17 is tipping off next weekend. We’re not eligible ourselves, and we’re also more casual in our approach to online gaming besides, but it’s cool to see nevertheless.
  • The Nintendo Switch (codenamed Nintendo NX) has been revealed, and it seems it will have much stronger third party support, including a port of NBA 2K17. Will we be picking it up?
  • As our NBA 2K17 modding community continues to do some great work, we also want to recognise the efforts several users have been making in keeping older games up to date. We quickly round up some of the recent releases for older NBA Live and NBA 2K titles.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: a couple of really fun sessions of 2K Pro-Am with more clutch wins, and a lengthy winning streak in MyCAREER.
  • Some interesting rumours are making the rounds about LaMarcus Aldridge possibly being traded by the San Antonio Spurs.
  • Elton Brand has reportedly changed his mind about playing one more season, and will be calling it a career. One of us wishes he could’ve spent more time in Chicago.
  • We wrap up Episode #181 of the NLSC Podcast with some quick thoughts on the epic finale of the 2016 WNBA Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx.

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.

The Friday Five: Top 5 Features of 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K17

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.

I’m counting down another Top 5 for NBA 2K17 this week, as I’m taking a look at what I feel are the five best features in 2K Pro-Am in this year’s game. Aside from MyCAREER, 2K Pro-Am has been my mode of choice so far. I’ve enjoyed getting online with the guys to play a few games each week, and although we’ve had some tough sessions, we’ve also enjoyed some very satisfying wins as well. To that end, you can expect us to continue sharing stories of what’s going on with the NLSC squad over the next several months, both in the Forum and on the Podcast.

I will say that I’m not a fan of some of the changes that have been made to 2K Pro-Am this year. In particular, forcing teams to level up before they can make significant branding changes and import custom logos feels like a big mistake. Information on how the different tiers work is also difficult to come by, and 2K themselves have not been particularly forthcoming with those details. All the same, I am enjoying my time with 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K17 – for the most part – and these five features in particular are going a long way in enhancing the experience.

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NLSC Podcast Episode #181 Mailbag Call

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It’s been a while since we’ve put out a call for topic suggestions and mailbag questions for the NLSC Podcast. However, since there hasn’t been a lot of news this week, we do have some room on the docket. As such, if there’s anything you’d like to hear us talk about in Episode #181 of the Podcast, please let us know.

Just a reminder, while we will consider any and all suggestions, we would prefer to keep the show centred on our core content and related topics. That means NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming in general, as well as modding, the real NBA, and community-related topics.

With that being said…is there anything in particular you’d like to hear us talk about this week? If so, let us know in the comments section below, or post your suggestions in this thread in the Forum. You can also hit us up with any suggestions via our Facebook and Twitter; be sure to connect with us there, if you haven’t already.

As always, a big thank you to everyone who continues to tune into the NLSC Podcast every week. We enjoy recording the shows, so it’s great to know that people are listening in! If you haven’t caught Episode #180 yet, you can tune in here. Don’t forget that you can also subscribe to the NLSC Podcast on iTunes, as well as find us on Stitcher if you’d like to listen to the shows on your mobile or tablet devices.