File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re wrapping up another week here at the NLSC with a couple of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s new releases include a 2017 Draft Class, and a face pack for Jerian and Jerami Grant. Download them both at the links below!

Mackubex
2017 NBA Draft Class [Mackubex]

Ivan the Terrible
Jerian and Jerami Grant Faces

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.10 Released

LeBron James with the layup in NBA 2K17

Yet another patch (1.10) has come through for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. As usual, it should come through as long as your console is connected to the Internet, but if it isn’t showing up, a restart may be required.

Patch 1.10 is a minor update, adding 2K All-Star Tournament functionality, and addressing an exploit with the hop step move. Patch 1.08/1.09 addressed a handful of technical problems and a couple of gameplay issues; for more information, check out the patch notes here.

This is the third update that the console versions of NBA 2K17 have received this week. As Pastapadre noted, with the PlayStation 4 patches weighing in at over 7 GB, PS4 users have had to download over 22 GB of new data over the past three days alone.

As it stands, the PC version has yet to receive any of the latest patches. The PC version is generally excluded from eSports tournaments, so it’s unlikely that 2K All-Star Tournament functionality will be added on that platform. Other issues addressed in the latest patches are obviously applicable to the PC version of NBA 2K17 however, so hopefully the updates will come through soon.

In the meantime, feel free to share your impressions of the patch in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NLSC Forum. Don’t forget that you can also find a complete update history for NBA 2K17 here in our Wiki.

The Friday Five: 5 Suggestions for Rising Star in NBA Live

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.

So, we now know that the next NBA Live game – presumably titled NBA Live 18 – will be released later this year, and is intended to be a fully-featured title. While there is understandably some disappointment and scepticism within the NBA Live community at the moment, there is also an opportunity for the development team to go all out in enhancing game modes, and adding features such as roster customisation. As I’ve outlined in recent editions of The Friday Five, those are some very important and overdue improvements that are vital to NBA Live getting to where it needs to be.

I’ve already covered Dynasty and LIVE Pro-Am, but there’s much work to be done with Rising Star as well. Career modes are extremely popular these days, therefore it’s crucial that Rising Star is brought up to speed, and given the depth that will make it a more engaging and enjoyable experience. From the action on the court to the features that make a career mode more immersive, there are a couple of key enhancements that Rising Star should receive in forthcoming NBA Live titles. This week, I’m discussing five of them.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #193

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #193 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! We’re back after taking last week off due to Australia Day, and we have some interesting topics to discuss, including the future of NBA Live, a new patch for NBA 2K17, All-Star Weekend 2017, and more.

On this week’s show…

  • It appears as though The Drive to NBA Live has been cancelled, and EA Sports will instead be focusing on developing a fully featured NBA Live 18, coming in the Fall. We give our thoughts on the situation.
  • A new patch has come through for NBA 2K17, addressing a few key problems gamers have been having. Aside from that, have we noticed any remarkable differences?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: an update on our MyCAREER games, including some All-Star Weekend disappointment, and the latest highs and lows of NLSC THRILLHO in 2K Pro-Am.
  • The 2017 All-Stars have been announced. Unfortunately for Zaza Pachulia, the league stepped in and squashed his All-Star hopes.
  • Dysfunction and drama are the common themes in the NBA right now, from the Chicago Bulls’ struggles to a war of words between LeBron James and Charles Barkley.

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 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K17 PC include a handful of court updates, some custom basketballs, a demo version of College Hoops 2K17, and a Cyberface ID tool. Check out all of the latest releases at the links below!

Shuajota
Wells Fargo Center
BMO Harris Bradley Center
Official Molten Ball

Jerry Gildner
NBA 2K17 Cyberface ID Edit for Patch 7/8

d4ri0usgam3r
Zeus Greek Ball
Italian Pride Ball

Issy
Miami Heat Court

TBM/Manni Live/Onegreatrace/Shuajota
College Hoops 2K17 Demo

Wayback Wednesday: My 1996 Season Patch for NBA Live 2004

Shaquille O'Neal Cover Shot in the 1996 Season Roster for NBA Live 2004

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.

Last week, I wrote an article talking about the lure of roster modding. As I explained in that feature, while modding in general is something I don’t do as much as I used to, there’s always the temptation to get back into it. I really did enjoy making those current roster updates for so many years, as well as the occasional special project. One such project was my 1996 season patch for NBA Live 2004, which thanks to the contributions of some of our best art modders at the time, turned out to be reasonably comprehensive…at least compared to some of my previous retro season patches.

To this day, it remains one of my favourite patches that I’ve made for NBA Live 2004, or indeed, any other game. I recently came across some old preview images of the patch in my archives, and figured it would be fun to share them, along with a few reflections on the mod. Let’s take a look back…way back…

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Next NBA Live Game Coming in the Fall

NBA Live 16: Kawhi Leonard

While we’re still waiting for detailed information regarding the future of the NBA Live series, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson has revealed during an investor call that the next game will be coming in the Fall, and not early 2017 as originally planned. While it previously appeared as though EA Sports would release some sort of preview or demo of the next game this quarter, it seems they will instead be going full steam ahead on the next game, which will presumably be titled NBA Live 18.

Acknowledging the series’ troubled history over the past decade or so, Wilson also noted great optimism about the next NBA Live title, explaining that having seen and experienced the game as it is now, the feeling was that it was a lot of fun, and that the better approach would be to “double down” and “launch it as a full beat later this year”. This lends further credibility to the rumours that “The Drive to NBA Live” would have been a stripped down release, essentially previewing the next game.

It would seem that while EA Sports does feel good about the product as it stands today, they have decided that it will be more successful if it launches as a fully featured title in the traditional release window. While another cancellation, a lack of information or previews, and the series’ shaky history in recent times are definitely cause for scepticism amongst basketball gamers, I would suggest that there is merit to that line of thinking. With the last few NBA Live releases lacking depth in their modes, it’s essential that the next game not only features vastly improved gameplay, but is also a robust and well-rounded experience.

Hopefully, it won’t be too long before specific details emerge about the future of the series, and some of the things that have been worked on. We’ll be sure to post any information as it becomes available, as well as do our best to set up some interviews with the developers as soon as possible. In the meantime, feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the Forum.

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.08 Released

NBA 2K17: DeMar DeRozan

Patch 1.08 has been pushed through for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. As always, the update should download automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. Note that the PS4 version has also received a Patch 1.09 shortly after Patch 1.08, but according to LD2K, it’s basically the same update. As far as I can tell, the PC version hasn’t received the latest patch – it hasn’t come through for me after a couple of restarts of Steam, at any rate – but it should be coming through fairly soon.

The notes for Patch 1.08/1.09 are as follows:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause some users to sit on the team logo screen during startup for an extended period of time.
  • Corrected a case where users were able to upgrade their MyPLAYER outside of the constraints of their selected archetype.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing offensive strategies from running properly during gameplay.
  • Difficulty level for MyTEAM Play With Friends games has been changed to All-Star.
  • Fixed a case where some Grand Badges were incorrectly negating the effectiveness of other Grand Badges they should not have.
  • Addressed a hang that could occur during a Park After Dark event when leaving and re-entering the event.
  • Fixed a case where certain users would not appear in a MyCOURT owner’s “In MyCOURT” list, making it impossible for the court owner to kick them from the court.
  • In MyPARK, users will now have the default camera settings for their chosen camera angle, and will still be able to select the camera of their choosing.
  • MyPLAYERs are now able to attain an overall rating of 99.

NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves unless noted otherwise.

Thoughts on the patch notes and impressions of NBA 2K17 post-patch are of course welcome in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NLSC Forum. A history of NBA 2K17 title updates can also be found here in our Wiki.

Monday Tip-Off: All-Star Disappointment in NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER

Three-Point Shootout Intro 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 briefly described here in the Forum, I had a rather unfortunate experience in my NBA 2K17 MyCAREER game last week. The All-Star Weekend didn’t exactly finish with a bang, thanks to a rather nasty glitch that I feared might have messed up my MyCAREER save in more ways than I originally anticipated. Combined with some disappointment in the Slam Dunk Contest, it’s fair to say that the All-Star Weekend didn’t turn out to be one of the highlights of my NBA 2K17 MyCAREER thus far. As such, I thought that I’d talk a little bit more about it in this week’s Monday Tip-Off.

Spoiler alert: I will be talking about a development in the story that happens a considerable way into MyCAREER. It’s not exactly a plot point on the level of Tyler Durden, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, or even Luke Skywalker’s parentage – though I guess those twists are actually all common knowledge now, anyway – but out of respect to those who’d like to let the story reveal itself, I figure it’s only appropriate to offer a heads up. It’s also something else that kind of bugged me, so I definitely wanted to touch upon it. With that said, here’s how the 2017 All-Star Weekend went down for me in MyCAREER.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include a couple of 2017 season roster updates by Medevenx and Tha2KProphet. Check them both out at the links below!

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v4.5b)

Tha2KProphet
2KShiftLeader’s (Tha2KProphet) 2017 Roster | BHM (Beta)

Speaking of roster updates, don’t forget to check out the latest version of U R Basketball, which recently added an Olympic Roster. There are still some folks doing some impressive things with the PC version of NBA 2K14, so if you’re unable to run NBA 2K17, be sure to keep up to date with the latest 2K14 previews and releases!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 will help keep your game up to date, almost ten years after its release! Book_Gazette has uploaded a new version of his 2017 season roster update, as well as a pack of faces for the first round rookies. Download both files at the links below!

Book_Gazette
2016-17 First Round Rookies
2016-17 Roster Update (Updated to v1.1.2)

The Friday Five: 5 Suggestions for LIVE Pro-Am in NBA Live

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.

As you may know from previous articles and the NLSC Podcast, I’ve become a big fan of 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K16 and NBA 2K17. I was originally sceptical of 2K’s approach, and after playing LIVE Pro-Am at an NBA Live 16 community event, I figured that its quicker games would be more fun. However, I’ve come to like the 2K Pro-Am concept a lot more, and find myself wishing that LIVE Pro-Am could find a way to cater to those tastes as well. There are definitely aspects of 2K Pro-Am that NBA Live could stand to borrow, while implementing them in its own style.

Of course, I don’t want to see LIVE Pro-Am simply become a clone of 2K Pro-Am. While I think there are features it should look to borrow, it has its own concepts that are worth building upon. It has the potential to cater to fans of the 2K Pro-Am approach, while also offering a different experience with its own appeal. In fact, by combining a few concepts that we’ve seen in both games so far, NBA Live could potentially end up with the deeper and more varied Pro-Am mode. Here are five suggestions that I believe would help achieve that.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We have another sizeable batch of file additions for NBA 2K17 PC today, including jerseys, courts, dornas, and more. Download all of the latest releases at the links below!

Shuajota
Oklahoma City Thunder Fictional Black Jersey
Oklahoma City Thunder Dornas
Los Angeles Clippers Fictional Blue Jersey
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas
Los Angeles Clippers Chinese New Year Jersey
Los Angeles Clippers Fictional Dark Blue Jersey
Golden State Warriors Fictional Filipino Heritage Jersey
Atlanta Hawks Dornas
Miami Heat Dornas

TBM
Vivint Smart Home Arena

Manni Live
Toronto Raptors Air Canada Center

Issy
Chicago Bulls Court
Chicago Bulls Jerseys Pack
New Orleans Pelicans Court

go7denboot
Paul George Real Body

Wayback Wednesday: The Hangar in NBA Live 10

The Hangar in NBA Live 10

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.

Since I took a look back at The Temple in NBA Live 06 and NBA Live 07 last week, I thought that for week’s Wayback Wednesday, I’d reminisce about The Hangar in NBA Live 10. While The Hangar wasn’t as quite as revolutionary as The Temple – it was a continuation of the same concept, after all – it was nevertheless one of NBA Live’s most memorable practice arenas. It was a pretty cool design to say the least, and it also included a few nifty features that I remembered when I recently fired up NBA Live 10 on Xbox 360 to test out my new capture card.

The Hangar is certainly one of my favourite practice arenas in the NBA Live series, so join me as I take a look back…way back.

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