File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have some new file additions for NBA Live 08 PC today, including three packs of player face updates, a seven team court pack, and a retro roster featuring the squad from each NBA team’s best season over the past 25 years. Check them all out at the links below!

S_Brat
2014/2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Team Update
2014/2015 Sacramento Kings Team Update
2014/2015 Los Angeles Clippers Team Update

ChocoNaGatas
7 NBA Team Court Pack

Croatico
Best Season Record Roster 1990-2015

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Time for another round of file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s releases include more rookie faces, Summer League rosters, offseason rosters, and a handful of courts. Please see below for all the download links!

Monzki15
Stanley Johnson Face
Cedi Osman Face
Rakeem Christmas Face

Suirad
2015 UBR Summer League Roster

Mythbuster
AT&T Center V2
Verizon Center V2

2KShiftLeader
2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster (Updated to v3.2)

Kevin
Kevin’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v5.1)

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v2.3)

dtd
Outdoor New Orleans Pelicans Court
Outdoor Charlotte Hornets Court
Outdoor Miami Heat Court
Outdoor Boston Celtics Court
Outdoor Philadelphia 76ers Court

Ultimate Base Roster V38 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

The offseason updates continue for the greatest roster pack we’ve ever seen, as HAWK23 has released V38 (and subsequently, V38.1) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC. This is a substantial update to say the least, and as such, it requires users to download Part 9 one more time, and then Parts 10 and 11 from here on out. If in doubt, be sure to read the instructions carefully. An overview of the key features of UBR V38 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with ALL 60 draft prospects, current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (7/4/15)
  • Updated all contracts to reflect the current numbers
  • Updated some rookie jersey numbers
  • Added V1 of the 2015 Orlando Summer League Roster – courtesy Suirad
  • Added 5 new rookie cyberface updates – courtesy Monzki15
  • Added ~30 retro cyberfaces throughout retro season rosters – courtesy liuguangyi1981
  • Added 22 new retro 1960’s/1970’s stadiums for retro mods – courtesy Suirad
  • Added ~300 new specialty/alternate/patched jerseys to be sprinkled across applicable mods from 1952-2015 rosters – courtesy Dwadeflash
  • Kept UBRV37 Pre FA Roster for anyone who wants the file with a roster before free agency started
  • Kept UBR V36 Post Draft roster for those of you who want a file with the rosters exactly the way they were after the draft
  • Rosters accurate as of 7/4/2015

Additional details about V38.1:

  • V38.1 is just an update to Part 11 (Roster files)
  • Added UBR VFA July 5.ros – this roster file is the current roster with all UNRESTRICTED free agents in the FA pool. Signings are also up to date with the latest ones. I also made a couple of executive decisions to leave LeBron James and Manu Ginobili on their current teams. In addition to free agent signings I’ve also added undrafted rookie free agent signings that have taken place (McConnell to the Sixers / Qualls to the Thunder etc). Contracts are also currently up to date in this file.
  • Updated all transactions/signings through July 5th including Aldridge to the Blazers, Biyombo to the Raptors, Lopez to the Knicks the most recent Lakers/Pacers Hibbert trade, and all the others. EVERY current transaction has been completed no matter how small.
  • Updated all contracts to reflect the current numbers
  • Kept UBRV37 Association in there for anyone who wants a Pre-Free Agency file
  • Kept UBR V36 Post Draft for those of you who want the rosters exactly the way they were after the draft

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. Keep checking back for the regular incremental updates to the rosters throughout the offseason, and stay tuned for bulletins on all the major releases!

File Additions for NBA 2K15

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K15 PC feature the latest faces by Kevin, including two updates for LeBron James, as well as updates for James Harden and Terrence Ross. Download them all at the links below!

Kevin
LeBron James Face
LeBron James Face V2
James Harden Face
Terrence Ross Face

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

If you’re playing NBA 2K14 PC this weekend, be sure to pick up the latest releases from our talented modding community! Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 include more Class of 2015 rookie faces, updated rosters, fictional courts, and a new HD face for Kirk Hinrich. Download them all at the links below!

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
Kirk Hinrich HD Face

dtd
Outdoor Phoenix Suns Court
Outdoor Los Angeles Lakers Court
Outdoor Detroit Pistons Court
Outdoor Toronto Raptors Court
Outdoor Atlanta Hawks Court
Outdoor Dallas Mavericks Court
Outdoor Houston Rockets Court

Monzki15
Anthony Brown Face
J.P. Tokoto Face
Chris McCullough Face
Jordan Mickey Face

Kevin
Kevin’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v4.5)

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v2.2)

The Friday Five: 5 NBA-Related Criticisms I Disagree With

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.

I do want to go back to talking about basketball video games more often in the Friday Five – that’s kind of what the NLSC is about, after all – but I have had this week’s topic on my mind for a while now. As such, I wanted to get it out of the way before new topics relating to NBA Live 16, NBA 2K16, and the 2015 NBA offseason present themselves in the coming weeks.

It’s safe to say that most of us around these parts are enthusiastic NBA fans, myself included. However, just because the NBA is where amazing happens, doesn’t mean that we love everything about the league. While I do agree with many of the common criticisms that are made of the NBA, there are a few prominent issues on which I have a different opinion. Without any further ado, here are five NBA-related criticisms that I disagree with.

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NBA Live 16 Visuals Blog; New Screenshots

A new NBA Live 16 developer blog has been posted over on the official website, discussing improvements to the visuals in this year’s game. Key points include:

  • The 3D scanning process continues to be refined, so that the player and coach faces, as well as jerseys, shoes, socks, environments and everything else that they are scanning, will look better and better.
  • Attention has been paid to improving facial animations, so that players will show more expression, looking mad, dejected, thrilled, and so forth.
  • Overhauls to the facial animation system have also endeavoured to avoid players having that infamous “dead” look in their eyes. This also includes skin movement on top of cheek, brow, chin, and jaw bones.
  • The lighting has also been overhauled, with every single asset worked on from an illumination perspective. Colour correction was also a focus, with the goal of achieving a broadcast-quality look and feel.
  • Jersey colours and skin tones have also been improved, meaning better skin textures and sweat effects.
  • While this has been described as the culmination of a three year plan to improve NBA Live’s graphics, the blog mentions that the team is just getting started, and the improvements to visuals won’t end with NBA Live 16.

As you’d expect, a few new screenshots have been released along with the latest developer blog, which you can check out below. I’ve also added them to our NBA Live 16 screenshots gallery.

Any thoughts on the latest NBA Live 16 developer blog, and the way that the visuals are shaping up? What other improvements to the aesthetics are you hoping to see in NBA Live 16? Sound off in the comments section below, and join in the discussion in our NBA Live 16 Forum!

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Our NBA 2K14 modding community has certainly been busy lately, pumping out several rookie face updates, new jerseys, custom title screens, and some more fictional courts. We even have a Summer League mod for the Xbox 360 version of NBA 2K14 in today’s additions. Check out all of the latest releases at the links below!

Monzki15
Myles Turner Face
Delon Wright Face
Larry Nance Jr. Face
Justin Anderson Face
Bobby Portis Face
Trey Lyles Face
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Face

RamBu
2015-2016 Charlotte Hornets “PRIDE” Jersey

Mythbuster
Atlanta Hawks 2015 Jerseys

kielereye
James Yap Title Screen
PBA Title Screen
Coloured Net

Pepis
2016 Philadelphia 76ers Uniforms

Kevin
Kevin’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v4.0)

dtd
Outdoor Utah Jazz Court
Outdoor Portland Trail Blazers Court
Outdoor Oklahoma City Thunder Court
Outdoor Sacramento Kings Court

jumpman23
Summer Jordan League (Xbox 360)

Ultimate Base Roster V37 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

It’s been a busy week for HAWK23, as he has pushed through a third update for the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC! The latest release, V37, contains more fixes including a working roster for MyCAREER, further offseason roster updates, new artwork, and more. An overview of the key features of V37 of the Ultimate Base Roster is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with ALL 60 draft prospects, current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (7/1/15 – post draft)
  • All 60 draft prospects who were drafted have been added to correct teams (complete /w portraits and cyberfaces)
  • Fixed MyCareer mode (with collaboration from Meds) from crashing (use UBR MyCareer file)
  • Added ~42 Draft Stash Rookies (2010-2015) that are assignable [SEE VIDEO]
  • Added a few undrafted rookie portraits (all 60 drafted rookies have portraits)
  • Added ~15 foreign player / draft stash portraits
  • Added a few rookie cyberface updates
  • Updated some rookie jersey numbers
  • Rosters accurate as of 7/1/2015

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.

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Even as NBA Live 16 looms, we’re still getting some great new updates for NBA Live 06 PC. Check out the latest batch, which includes an NBA Live 16 title screen, and some new alternate jerseys!

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NBA Live 16 Title Screen

Kelly_E
Boston Celtics Pride Jersey Patch
Orlando Magic Pride Jersey Patch
New Orleans Pelicans Alternate Jersey Patch (Updated to v2.0)

Ultimate Base Roster V36 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

HAWK23 has pushed out V36 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC, which fixes a crash in Association Mode that was occurring at the end of the first and third quarters. New artwork and updated offseason rosters have also been added; a full breakdown of the key features of UBR V36 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with ALL 60 draft prospects, current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (6/28/15 – post draft)
  • All 60 draft prospects who were drafted have been added to correct teams (complete /w portraits and cyberfaces)
  • Fixed a crashing issue in Association mode at the end of 1st/3rd quarters
  • Added 5 new 2016 Atlanta Hawks jerseys – courtesy Rich
  • Added 8 new rookie portraits (now all 60 have portraits)
  • Updated some rookie potentials
  • Updated some rookie jersey numbers
  • Added ~10 rookie cyberface updates – courtesy Monzki15 & BigShotRob
  • Rosters accurate as of 6/28/2015 (POST-DRAFT)

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

It’s a jumbo file additions bulletin today, as we have 39 new or updated files from our talented NBA 2K14 PC modding community! Today’s additions include the new Atlanta Hawks jerseys, fictional outdoor courts, a host of Draftee faces, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

mee
Toronto Raptors Concept Court
Philadelphia 76ers Concept Court
2016 Denver Nuggets Uniforms (Updated to v3.0)

dtd
Outdoor Brooklyn Nets Court
Outdoor New York Knicks Court
Outdoor Orlando Magic Court
Outdoor Washington Wizards Court
Outdoor Chicago Bulls Court
Outdoor Denver Nuggets Court
Outdoor Indiana Pacers Court
Outdoor Los Angeles Clippers Court
Outdoor Memphis Grizzlies Court
Outdoor Milwaukee Bucks Court
Outdoor Minnesota Timberwolves Court
Outdoor San Antonio Spurs Court

Kevin
2015 Updated Team Logos V2
Kevin’s Realistic Sim Sliders
Kevin’s Realistic Roster (Updated to Beta 2.0)

Medevenx
2015-2016 NBA Primary Logos (Updated to v2.0)
2015-2016 NBA Partial Primary Logos (Updated to v2.0)

Mythbuster
BMO Harris Bradley Center June 2015

2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster
2KShiftLeader’s Real 2015 Roster (Updated to v3.0)

big-shot-ROB
Karl-Anthony Towns Face by big-shot-ROB
Jahlil Okafor Face
D’Angelo Russell Face
Willie Cauley-Stein Face
Myles Turner Face
Mario Hezonja Face
Sam Dekker Face
Kelly Oubre Face
Justise Winslow Face
Trey Lyles Face

Monzki15
Justin Anderson Face
Frank Kaminsky Face
Norman Powell Face
Willie Cauley-Stein Face
Montrezl Harrell Face
Terry Rozier Face

RamBu
2015-2016 Atlanta Hawks Uniforms

Ultimate Base Roster V35 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Did yesterday’s Draft get you in the mood to play with all the Class of 2015 rookies in NBA 2K14 PC? You won’t have to wait any longer, as HAWK23 has released V35 of the Ultimate Base Roster, containing all 60 Draftees, and updated offseason rosters. The key features of UBR V35 are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with ALL 60 draft prospects, current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (6/26/15 – post draft)
  • All 60 draft prospects who were drafted have been added to correct teams (complete /w portraits and cyberfaces)
  • Made all new coaching moves (Donovan, Skiles, Hoiberg, Gentry, Malone)
  • Added new 2016 Clippers, Bucks, 76ers, Hawks, Raptors logos (did not overwrite old ones)
  • Added new 2016 Clippers, Bucks, 76ers, Nuggets jerseys -courtesy Rich/mee
  • Added new 2016 Clippers, Bucks, 76ers, Raptors courts – courtesy mee
  • Added 30 new 2015-2016 2nd Rookie Prospect portraits (70 rookie portraits total)
  • Added 3 new 2015-2016 Rookie Prospect cyberfaces – courtesy Monzki15
  • Added ~6 additional current-player cyberfaces (no CFs overwritten)
  • Added updated 2015-2016 Contracts (advanced contracts by a year)
  • Added updated 2015 Team Stats tab
  • Added updated versions of the 2015 & 2016 Draft Class files
  • Rosters accurate as of 6/26/2015 (POST-DRAFT)

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.

The Friday Five: The 5 Stages of Discovering Advanced Stats

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.

With the 2015 NBA Draft in the books, it would probably make sense to write about it in this week’s Friday Five. However, I didn’t follow this year’s Class very closely, so to be honest, there’s not much I can say. D’Angelo Russell was a bit of a surprise at number two, the 76ers probably aren’t as worried about Joel Embiid now, and I’m optimistic about the Bulls picking up Bobby Portis. With not a whole lot else to say – certainly not enough to fill a whole column – I’ve decided on a more light-hearted topic this week: The 5 Stage of Discovering Advanced Stats.

Advanced stats (or if you prefer, analytics) have definitely become more prominent and popular with NBA teams, analysts, and fans alike. They certainly are interesting and useful, though not everyone is a fan. Notably, Charles Barkley is on record as suggesting that proponents of advanced stats are dateless nerds. While I don’t agree with The Round Mound of the Rebound on that one, there are some people who perhaps get a little too wrapped up in them. For your entertainment, I present The 5 Stage of Discovering Advanced Stats; any resemblance to the Kübler-Ross model is purely…well, intentional, if I’m to be completely honest. Let’s get started.

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Latest NBA Live 15 Synergy Update Activates All Players

The latest Synergy update for NBA Live 15 has activated all players for Tip Off mode. All 30 teams now feature their best possible lineup, meaning that complete, uninjured rosters are now available for exhibition play as well as Dynasty Mode.

At this point, it remains to be seen whether or not any further ratings or accessory adjustments will be pushed through, given that the 2015 season has come to an end. It’s possible that further end-of-season tweaks may be made, and that the 2015 NBA Draft has postponed one final update for NBA Live 15. For what it’s worth, there was no specific mention of the June 18th roster for NBA Live 15 being the final update for the game in its release notes.

It also remains to be seen whether or not NBA Live 15 will receive an offseason roster update. Last year, NBA Live 14 received an additional roster update following the conclusion of the 2014 season and before the 2015 season commenced, adding offseason movement such as LeBron James’ return to Cleveland. However, the update did not add any of the Class of 2014 rookies, nor did it update player data such as jersey numbers. If NBA Live 15 does receive a bonus roster update reflecting offseason player movement, I imagine it would be a similar situation.

The practice of restricting the Tip Off rosters to the most current active lineups based on Synergy data that was employed in NBA Live 14 and NBA Live 15 was certainly a controversial one. While it was done in the name of realism and keeping the game fresh and up to date, it wasn’t always desirable, especially with the lack of custom rosters in both games. With custom rosters returning in NBA Live 16, hopefully it will no longer be an issue.

As always, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum!