Further Details on the NBA Live 15 Demo & EA Access Trial

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

EA Sports has posted some more information on the NBA Live 15 demo for PlayStation 4, as well as the EA Access early trial on Xbox One. The article confirms that the EA Access version will be a six hour trial of the full game, with any progress carrying over to the full version should you decide to purchase it later. The trial will be made available to EA Access subscribers on October 23rd, while all Xbox One users will be able to download it on release day, October 28th.

PlayStation 4 gamers will be receiving a more traditional demo, consisting of a full game of five minute quarters between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, with the “Finals Atmosphere” setting. The adidas Learn LIVE Tutorial featuring cover player Damian Lillard will also be included. The PS4 demo will be released on October 28th, the same day the full version drops.

Sean O’Brien spoke about the demo and trial versions of the game, as well as several other topics in our chat with him in Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast. Be sure to check that out, feel free to add your thoughts on the demo/trial news in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

NBA 2K15 PC Patch Released

NBA 2K15: Kevin Durant

An official patch is now available for the PC version of NBA 2K15. To get it, make sure that you restart your Steam client! A full list of patch notes isn’t available at this time, but the patch is intended to address problems with performance and stability, as well as some other PC specific issues.

Leftos has provided us with the following information in this thread:

  • Under “%appdata%\2K Sports\NBA 2K15\” you’ll find a file called VideoSettingsHelp.txt, containing instructions on how to mess around with the VideoSettings.cfg file if you’re feeling adventurous. A set of new tweaking options was added to the file, and all settings, new and old, have descriptions in the help file along with the values and what each one does, as well as helpful recommendations based on your system.
  • Small correction to VideoSettingsHelp.txt (thanks jay-r): The explanation for the EFFECTLOD setting is reversed. 0 is ON, 1 is OFF.
  • If the game crashes, you should now see a CrashReport.txt file under the same folder. Posting it as an attachment in a reply should help us track down the issue.

Be sure to post any feedback in the aforementioned thread, as well as in the comments section below. We’ll do our best to provide a full list of patch notes as soon as it’s made available. The patches for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K15 are also expected to be pushed through soon, as they have been submitted to Sony and Microsoft for approval.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

Still playing NBA Live 2004 PC, or feel like dusting it off? Check out updated pre-season rosters by ModManZZZ!

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ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014/2015 Pre-season Roster Update (Updated to v4.1)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA Live 08 today, including FIBA artwork and rosters. Pick up both packs at the links below!

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BooMods’ FIBA Pack #1
BooMods’ FIBA Pack #2

File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

Our community is still working out the file formats and developing tools for NBA 2K15 – you can check out nesa24’s efforts here – but we do have a few new releases today, including a couple of SweetFX tweaks. Pick them up at the links below!

KevinParker13
velvetpiss SweetFX

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NBA 2K15 – 1st Boot Texture and 1st Dorna Texture

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SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v3.0)

Details on NBA Live 15 Early Access, Trial Version

NBA Live 15: Russell Westbrook

Xbox One users who subscribe to EA Access will be able to play NBA Live 15 on October 23rd, five days before the game’s official release. The trial version of the game will then be available to all Xbox One users on release day, October 28th. EA Access is currently exclusive to EA’s partnership with Microsoft, so PlayStation 4 users will not have early access to NBA Live 15. However, the trial version will also be made available on PS4 on October 28th.

Any progress that you make in the trial version will continue over to the full version, should you choose to purchase it. For more information on the trial version of NBA Live 15, be sure to tune in to Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast, where we chatted to NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien about a variety of topics regarding this year’s game.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

NBA 2K12 Cover Art

We don’t get as many uploads for NBA 2K12 these days, but we do have a new addition today from Laker_24_Kobe: a custom title screen, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. You can pick it up at the link below!

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Shaq & LeBron Title Screen

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Haven’t picked up NBA 2K15 PC yet? Well, no matter, we’re still figuring out all the file formats! Besides, we still have some talented folks making updates for NBA 2K14 PC, which you can check out in today’s batch of file additions. Please see below for all the download links!

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1999-2000 Cleveland Cavaliers Uniforms

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2013 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014-2015 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

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Seventh Woods Face
Jordan Clarkson Face

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King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2014 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2015 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2016 DC)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a few new additions for NBA Live 08 today, including the long awaited release of the NBA Action 15 mod! Pick them all up at the links below.

NBA ACTION TEAM
NBA ACTION (15) MOD

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Shelvin Mack Face
Pero Antic Update

NLSC Podcast – Episode #99 (Sean O’Brien Interview #2)

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We’re excited to present you with another special episode of the NLSC Podcast this week, featuring our highly anticipated second interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer, Sean O’Brien! Our community submitted lots of questions for Sean and we did our best to ask as many of them as possible, as once again he was very open and candid in his responses. Some of the topics we discussed include:

  • The decision to push back NBA Live 15’s release, and the work that’s been done in the additional weeks of development time.
  • The demo/early access dates, and what those trial versions will entail.
  • Key improvements in this year’s game, at both ends of the court.
  • What features are on the cards for next year, and why certain features couldn’t be included this year (such as sliders).
  • Some of the community’s most commonly asked questions about NBA Live 15.
  • And much more!

Click Play to listen to the show!

As we mentioned on the show, Sean will be answering some questions that we didn’t have time to ask “on-air” in written format, so stay tuned for that follow-up. A big thanks to Sean once again for joining us for another interview! As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, either in the comments below, or here in the Forum. We also invite you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

Defensive Improvements in NBA Live 15

Coach Defensive Strategy Options in NBA Live 15

EA Sports has posted a new blog and video showcasing the defensive improvements that have been made in NBA Live 15. Noticeable improvements include one-on-one on-ball defense, rebounding and blocked shots, and help defense from AI teammates.

The blog also goes into detail on the various defensive adjustments that can be made in this year’s game.

Watch the video below, or on YouTube. Sound off in the comments below or join the discussion in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: Top 5 Frustrating Moments in Basketball Video Games

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’re reading this article, it’s probably because you love basketball video games. If you don’t, then the NLSC probably isn’t the website for you, because that’s pretty much what we’re all about. However, no matter how much you love getting into some virtual hoops, there will be times when you find yourself getting really frustrated with basketball video games.

These are the moments where you have to fight the urge to toss the controller across the room. These are the moments where you shut down the game and don’t touch it again until the next day. These are the moments where you switch to a first person shooter or a button mashing beat ’em up to blow off some steam. These are the Top 5 Frustrating Moments in Basketball Video Games.

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NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Southwest Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for the Southwest Division teams in NBA Live 15 have been revealed, and are as follows:

  1. San Antonio Spurs (1st)
  2. Dallas Mavericks (6th)
  3. Memphis Grizzlies (7th)
  4. Houston Rockets (8th)
  5. New Orleans Pelicans (10th)

Check out some screenshots of the home courts of all five Southwest Division teams over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

This concludes the ratings drop for NBA Live 15. More previews will be on the way soon, including our chat with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast, which will be out this week. In the meantime, feel free to have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

PatTheHead has released another new version of his retro roster pack for NBA 2K13 PC. Check it out at the link below!

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1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.4)

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings Reveal: Pacific Division

NBA Live 15 Team Ratings

The ratings/rankings for the Pacific Division teams in NBA Live 15 have been revealed, and are as follows:

  1. Los Angeles Clippers (#2)
  2. Golden State Warriors (#4)
  3. Phoenix Suns (#9)
  4. Los Angeles Lakers (#11)
  5. Sacramento Kings (#12)

Check out some screenshots of the home courts of all five Pacific Division teams over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Ratings for the Southwest Division will be released tomorrow, which concludes this year’s ratings reveals. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the latest team rankings? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.