NBA 2K17 Patch 1.04 Available on PlayStation 4

NBA 2K17: Jimmy Butler

A new patch (1.04) has come through for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K17, and will be downloaded automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. As with the previous patch, the latest title update weighs in at around 7 GB in size.

At present, there’s no ETA on the PC and Xbox One patches, except to say that they’ll be out “soon”. However, if the release of Patch 1.03 is anything to go by, we can probably expect Patch 1.04 to come through for PC and Xbox One in about a week or so. We’ll be sure to post further bulletins once those updates are pushed through.

Please see below for a full list of patch notes. As always, feel free to share your impressions in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum. You can also find a breakdown of the official patches for NBA 2K17 here in the NLSC Wiki.

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Help Us Expand The NLSC Wiki

It’s been a while since I posted a bulletin about the NLSC Wiki, so I felt it was time to make another appeal. While our community is doing some great work in creating and compiling various resources in the Forum, and we absolutely want that to continue, in the NLSC Wiki we have another handy resource that we’d like to develop further.

For those who are unaware, the NLSC Wiki features articles on all of the games in the NBA Live and NBA 2K series, as well as several other basketball video games. There are also articles on gameplay features and game modes, along with resources such as modding tutorials, file format guides, slider explanations, and cheat code listings. Episode guides for the NLSC Podcast and a brief history of the NLSC itself can also be found there.

I’ve recently spent some time updating the info on NBA 2K17 in the Wiki, though there’s still work to be done to make it a definitive source of information for NBA Live, NBA 2K, and basketball gaming in general. I’d therefore like to invite anyone who is knowledgeable about basketball video games to help us out in expanding our articles, adding new tutorials, and making sure that information on the games is kept up to date.

You don’t need to register an account to modify 99% of the Wiki, as only a few important pages are protected, or restricted to administrator-only edits. Of course, if you’re concerned about privacy, or plan on making frequent contributions, we certainly encourage you to sign up. Thank you to everyone who has helped out here and there so far; hopefully, we can continue building upon this resource! If you’d like to contribute but aren’t sure where to begin, please let me know so that I can offer a few pointers.

Monday Tip-Off: Why We Give Credit & Ask Permission When Modding

Charles Barkley & Hakeem Olajuwon on the 1997 Houston Rockets in the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14

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.

In the twenty years that the NLSC has been around, we’ve developed our own sense of etiquette in our modding community. For a long time, many of these rules were unwritten, the “done thing” that everyone was expected to know about. That’s not really the best approach however, so in my most recent revision to our Forum Rules, I made sure to include information about procedures and etiquette when it comes to modding. To be honest, those unwritten rules were long overdue to be written, in order to cut down on any ambiguity and ensure new modders know about them.

Two of the most important rules in our modding community are giving credit where it’s due, and asking permission before using work that isn’t open source. Most people seem to agree with the spirit of these rules, but others are occasionally puzzled by our adherence to them, especially if they’ve been a part of other modding communities that have approached the matter differently. Continuing my series of articles on our modding community here at the NLSC, I’d like to explain why we place so much emphasis on asking for permission and giving appropriate credit when using someone else’s work.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

A few dedicated people are still making updates for NBA Live 08, and as such, we have a new file addition for the game today. Book_Gazette has released a 2016/2017 season court update for the Cleveland Cavaliers, which you can download at the link below.

2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Court

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include several player faces, and a fictional Allen Iverson-themed court. Download them all at the links below!

Fictional Allen Iverson Court

Smush Parker Face

Ronald Roberts Face
David Stockton Face
Noah Vonleh Face (Updated to v3.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 06 PC feature 2017 season jersey updates for the Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz, a new version of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2017 court, and a custom player indicator. Check them all out at the links below!

2016/2017 Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz Jerseys

Next Generation Player Indicator
2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Court (Updated to v2.5)

The Friday Five: 5 Basketball Game Features Ahead of Their Time

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 I’ve said many times before, when you go back and compare an old basketball video game to more recent releases, it’s obvious how far the genre has come. At the same time, you’ll often be surprised at some of the features and functionality that can be found in vintage basketball games, especially when they’re no longer present in newer titles. Advances in gaming technology have made a lot of our Wishlist items come true, but it’s impressive to see what developers were able to accomplish while working with more primitive tech.

On the other hand, it’s also interesting to see how some really good ideas fell by the wayside. In some cases, it took many years for those features to make it back into one of the basketball games, whereas other features are still absent in today’s releases. For this week’s Friday Five, I’m taking a look at five features that may not necessarily be the pinnacle of technology in basketball gaming, but they’re nevertheless ideas that were ahead of their time. Let’s tip things off with number five.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

As you can see from today’s batch of file additions for NBA 2K17 PC, our modding community has been very productive as of late! Download the latest modding tools, player faces, courts, and jerseys at the links below.

NBA 2K17 External File Plugin

San Antonio Spurs Jersey
New York Knicks Jersey
Milwaukee Bucks Jersey

2000 Vince Carter Face
Shaquille O’Neal Faces
Kyle Lowry Face

Manni Live
2016/2017 Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Court
Atlanta Hawks Phillips Arena Court

Justise Winslow Face

Limnono Trainer English Version (Updated to v1.8)

NLSC Podcast – Episode #179

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #179 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss our past week in basketball gaming, a few NBA 2K17 news stories, and a couple of recent events in the NBA.

On this week’s show…

  • Patch 1.03 has now been released for the PC and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. Further tweaks are also forthcoming.
  • Our modding community continues to do some fantastic work, as 3D editing has come to this year’s game.
  • It’s been brought to our attention that in order to upgrade your MyPLAYER beyond 95 Overall, you need to level up your reputation in MyPARK. We’re not too thrilled to hear that.
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: 2K Pro-Am has actually been fun! Also, some of our recent achievements in MyCAREER.
  • Bad news for first overall pick Ben Simmons, as he’ll be out for some time after fracturing his foot before his rookie season has even begun.
  • We wrap up Episode #179 of the NLSC Podcast with a nice story about David Blatt.

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.

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.03 Out Now on PC

NBA 2K17: Kyrie irving

The wait is over, as the PC version of NBA 2K17 has finally received Patch 1.03. Although 2K Sports is yet to acknowledge the patch’s release on the game’s official social media, it should come through automatically when you log into Steam, and the game’s update history displays a list of the patch notes.

Interestingly, the PC patch is only around 560 MB in size, but at a glance, all of the key fixes and additions are included. Having fired up NBA 2K17 to check, I can at least confirm that substitutions made during a timeout now apply immediately instead of having to wait until the next dead ball.

Once you’ve downloaded the patch and played some games with it, feel free to share your impressions in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum.

Wayback Wednesday: Finishing The Jordan Challenge (Part 4)

Michael Jordan celebrates title number six 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.

Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals came down to one final shot by Michael Jordan, so it seems only appropriate that my attempts to go back and finish the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K11 come down to that same game. The last challenge standing between me and finally finishing the mode (and unlocking MJ: Creating a Legend) all these years later is Michael’s Last Dance, which involves re-creating the performance that clinched MJ’s sixth NBA title.

Now, the outcome of my game probably isn’t going to come down to one final shot, but out of all the games in the Jordan Challenge, this is the one that I expect I’ll need to attempt at least a few times before I complete it. I’ve tried it a few times in the past, and have always come up short on one statistical mark. However, it’s time to give it another try, in order to finally finish the Jordan Challenge. Join me as I re-live Michael’s Last Dance with the Chicago Bulls…most likely more than once.

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Dunk Practice Game by Dr B on Steam Greenlight

Dunk Practice

NLSC Forum Member Dr B has created a Dunk Practice game, which is currently seeking approval for release through Steam Greenlight. The game, which would be available for both PC and Mac, is a single player dunking exhibition, based on the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. A more detailed description of the game is as follows:

Dunk Practice takes the skill and creativity of professional slam dunk competitions and translates them to a dual-analog gamepad and nostalgic graphics. You have the freedom to create any dunk you want by mixing combinations of lobs or off-the-glass tosses with 180s, 360s, windmills, through the legs or behind the back tricks and reverse or tomahawk finishes. Control your dunker’s body rotation with the left analog stick and their arms with the right analog stick in realtime to throw down any dunk you can think up. There are 4 dunkers for you to customize with over 100 million possible combinations of appearance and uniform colors and creative challenges for you to complete and collect medals.

In the interest of supporting the efforts of members of the NLSC community, I wanted to share the link to Dr B’s Steam Greenlight campaign. To that end, if you’d like to vote on the game, you may do so here.

Furthermore, if you’d like to try out a beta version of the game, Dr B has previously uploaded demos to our Downloads section. You can can download the Windows version here, and the Mac version here. More information can also be found in this thread.

NBA 2K17 Patch 1.03 Out Now on Xbox One

NBA 2K17: DeMar DeRozan

Patch 1.03 is now available for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K17. As usual, it will come through automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. The patch addresses various issues game-wide, from gameplay quirks to bugs in MyCAREER and MyGM. If you’d like a full rundown of all the fixes in Patch 1.03, please see our previous bulletin.

Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on when the PC version of NBA 2K17 will receive the new patch. It seems unlikely that the PC version will be left out in the cold, so until such time as we hear otherwise, it’s safe to assume that the patch will be coming through on Steam eventually.

In the meantime, if you’d like to share any impressions of the patch on Xbox One or PlayStation 4, feel free to join in the discussion in this thread in the NBA 2K17 section of the Forum, or leave a comment below.

Monday Tip-Off: How To Choose Teams in Franchise Modes

Selecting when you want to start your franchise experience in NBA 2K17's MyLEAGUE & MyGM

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’ve been away camping over the weekend, so it’s been a few days since I played NBA 2K17. However, I can guarantee that it won’t be long before I’m picking up the controller once more, and returning to the virtual hardwood. So far, I’ve been playing a lot of MyCAREER and meeting up with the guys to play 2K Pro-Am, but I’m still very keen to return to my roots as a franchise gamer and begin a MyLEAGUE game. Of course, that’s something I might still hold off on until the opening night rosters have been pushed through.

In the meantime, I’m still mulling over a few ideas for what I’d like to do with MyLEAGUE. My first choice is always the Chicago Bulls, and their offseason acquisitions have made them an interesting option. I’m intrigued by the possibility of taking control of the Philadelphia 76ers, and I also really like the Charlotte Hornets’ branding. The team you choose to play a franchise game with obviously plays a huge role in how much you enjoy the experience, so I thought that for this week’s Monday Tip-Off, I’d discuss the selection process and offer up a few tips.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K17 PC feature a court update for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and a jersey pack for the Los Angeles Clippers. Download them both at the links below!

Manni Live
Cleveland Cavaliers Quicken Loans Court

Los Angeles Clippers Jersey

If you’d like to get involved in the NBA 2K17 modding scene, be sure to check out the on-going discussion here in the Releases & Previews section, as well as our growing collection of resources. A big thanks as always to everyone who has uploaded their work so far, and shared their knowledge with the community!