Details on the April 2nd Roster for NBA Live 15

A new roster has come through for NBA Live 15, with lineups that have been updated through April 2nd. The roster also contains over 3700 ratings updates, and reflects the recent retirement of future Hall of Fame point guard Steve Nash.

Dwyane Wade and Kelly Olynyk are the two players in the spotlight this week. Wade’s overall has increased to 85 following his recent play, including a 40 point, six rebound and four assist performance in the Miami Heat’s win over the Detroit Pistons. Olynyk meanwhile has been very productive off the bench for the Boston Celtics, improving one point to 78 overall in the latest roster as a result.

You can check out a spreadsheet listing all of the changes in the April 2nd roster here. If you have any feedback on the rosters, feel free to post it in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 More Basketball Video Game Easter Eggs

The Friday Five

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.

It’s been a couple of years since I compiled a list of some of the cool things that we’ve found while playing basketball video games, as well as poking around in their files. Seeing as though Easter is upon us once again, I thought it’d only be appropriate to take a look at five more Easter Eggs that we’ve discovered over the years.

Secrets and Easter Eggs definitely add fun to video games, rewarding us for exploring every nook and cranny of the game world, going off the beaten track and trying something outlandish, or on a more meta level, hunting through the game’s data files. Sports games aren’t necessarily jam packed with them – or at least, their Easter Eggs aren’t usually as wild, wacky, or creative as other game genres – but there’s usually something interesting to find, be it dummied out content, leftover files, or something completely unexpected. Let’s take a look at another five basketball video game Easter Eggs that you may or may not be aware of.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Our modding community for NBA 2K14 PC has certainly been busy this week, as we have another handful of file additions today. Check out the download links below for custom title screens, face and jersey updates, and a new SweetFX tweak!

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Steph Curry Title Screen

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2015 Miami Heat Black Tie Jersey

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Lance Stephenson Face

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BEASTFX

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Kawhi Leonard Title Screen

NBA 2K15 Patch #4 Out Now on Xbox One; Patch Notes Released

The fourth official patch for NBA 2K15 is now available for the Xbox One version of the game. PC and PlayStation 4 users have already received the patch, back on March 12th. Full patch notes have also been made available, and they are as follows:

  • (XB1) Online games will no longer disconnect during gameplay when one or more users had minimized the title and returned while sitting on the Team Select screen prior to playing.
  • Made a number of improvements to the player progression/regression systems that drive player ratings in MyGM/MyLEAGUE/MyCAREER.
  • Fixed a rare case where the user team would trade for the upcoming pick mid-draft (MyGM/MyLEAGUE), but the team that traded away the pick would retain the rights to the player.
  • Fixed an issue where some users were unable to access specific Online Leagues.
  • Removed “auto-hesitation” dribble animations that played when driving near defenders. Smoothed out the sprint to jog transition in the back court.
  • Tuned shot percentages for a more obvious distinction between open and covered shots. Slight increase to contact dunk frequency for high level dunkers.
  • Corrected an issue in MyTEAM where improved player badges were not appearing in the correct color when viewing a head-to-head game. The correct badge level with appropriate gameplay adjustments are now being made.
  • The ‘Bruiser’ and ‘Hardened’ badges will now unlock properly in MyCAREER when the appropriate conditions are met.
  • Fixed a rare case where some users would occasionally see the title hang during the series of legal screens at the start of the game.
  • (XB1) Corrected an issue where Park Chat through the My NBA 2K15 app would not work for some users.
  • (XB1) Fixed an issue where a user’s gamertag would not update in the Roster Creator interface when the gamertag was changed outside of the title.

Feel free to discuss the patch in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum!

NBA 2K14 Servers Discontinued

2K Support has announced that the servers for NBA 2K14 have now been discontinued. This means that gamers can no longer play ranked online games, or take part in online leagues.

The titles that currently maintain online functionality are NBA 2K15, WWE 2K15, WWE 2K14, Top Spin 4, and Top Spin 3. To remain up to date with 2K’s server status, be sure to check out this page on 2K.com.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Our community has some more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including a new face for Nikola Vucevic, a Los Angeles Lakers jersey pack, and a couple of NCAA updates. Download them all at the links below!

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Nikola Vucevic Face

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Next Gen Los Angeles Lakers Jersey Pack

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March Madness Courts Pack 1
March Madness Elite Basketball V2

Welcome Kenny to the NLSC Team!

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I’m pleased to announce that long-time member of the NLSC Community Kenny has joined the NLSC Team!

You may have seen Kenny’s famous NBA Live and NBA 2K threads in our Stories section, as well as his contributions to The Soapbox. He’ll be writing regular feature articles for the NLSC, which I know you’ll really enjoy reading.

In the meantime, please join me in welcoming Kenny to the team!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Once again, we’re tipping off a new week with a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC: a Hollywood Nights jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers, and a face update for Dennis Schröder. Download them both at the links below!

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Next Gen Los Angeles Lakers Hollywood Nights Jersey

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Dennis Schröder Face

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Today’s file addition for NBA Live 06 PC is a fictional roster from Cpt(K), converted from his patch for NBA Live 08. Check out the roster at the link below!

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Cpt(K)’s Fictional Rosters

File Additions for NBA Live 08

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Today’s new file addition for NBA Live 08 PC is the latest face pack from S_Brat, which updates the entire Golden State Warriors’ roster. Download it at the link below, and check out the latest previews from S_Brat here in his release thread.

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2014/2015 Golden State Warriors Team Update

The Friday Five: Previewing Our 20th Anniversary of NBA Live Content

The Friday Five

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.

If you’ve been listening to the NLSC Podcast for a while, you may have heard me mention that we’re looking to do some content for the 20th Anniversary of NBA Live. We originally intended to run these features last year – which was indeed the 20th anniversary of the game’s original release – but a few things ultimately got in the way, not the least of which was covering the latest games (which of course remains our priority). However, this year marks the 20th anniversary of NBA Live 95’s PC release, and seeing how PC coverage has been a big part of what we do here at the NLSC, the timing still feels right.

The content, which will start rolling out pretty soon, will be running for a few months alongside our other updates, including coverage of the NBA Live 16 (and NBA 2K16) preview season. While the NBA Live series has fallen on hard times in recent years, a lot of us did grow up playing the games and have fond memories of them, so I’m looking forward to reflecting on the good times, as well as exploring the mishaps, and discussing what the series needs to do moving forward. So, what kind of content can you expect to see? Read on to find out!

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Details on the March 26th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15, featuring updated line-ups and over 2700 ratings changes throughout the league. It also includes 15 accessory changes, and an update to the shoe colour for the Golden State Warriors’ road jersey. For a full breakdown of the changes in the latest roster, check out this spreadsheet.

The San Antonio Spurs’ Tiago Splitter and the Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo are the two players being spotlighted in this week’s roster update. Splitter’s recent play has seen him rise to a 78 overall, while The Greek Freak’s performance in March has resulted in an increase to 76 overall.

If you have any thoughts on the latest roster, feel free to post them in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2003

Cpt(K) has recently uploaded some long lost gems for NBA Live 2003 PC – original authors currently unknown – which you can check out in today’s file additions. Please see below for all the download links!

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Player Indicator Icons
Crescent Player Indicator
Alternate Player Indicator

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include player faces, fictional courts, and some NCAA updates for the March Madness 2K14 mod. Download them all at the links below!

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Enes Kanter Face
March Madness Fixed Title Screen
March Madness Fixed Elite Basketball
March Madness Global
March Madness Global V2
Kelly Oubre Jr. Face
Stanley Johnson Face

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Fictional Blackwater Elite Court
Fictional NLEX Road Warriors Court
Fictional Purefoods Hotshots Court
Fictional Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Court

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Blake Griffin Face

Ultimate Base Roster V30 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 and company have completed V30 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, and it is available to download now. Key features of the latest release include:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (3/23/15)
  • Added ~15 new portraits (~10 current and ~5 retro)
  • Added ~25 year-specific retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters
  • Added ~30 new current-look cyberfaces to the current rosters
  • Added 3 new draft prospect cyberfaces to the 2015 Draft Class
  • Added hundreds of new and updated jerseys by DwadeFlash
  • Added 5 new retro stadium files (88, 89, 90, 91, 92-93 Lakers) – courtesy Bird
  • Accurate schedules were added to every retro roster from 1952-2014
  • A ton of new additions were made to Scheduling options in association/season for UBR Retro Rosters including 95% and 100% accurate 82 game scheduling options for all Retro Rosters from 1952-2014 thanks to Armon Gilliam.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 here! Be sure to check out the release thread for more information, previews and support, as well as Like the official UBR Facebook page.