File Additions for NBA 2K15

NBA 2K15 Cover Art

A couple of hard working folks are still figuring out the file formats for NBA 2K15, so modding still hasn’t taken off just yet. However, we do have a couple of new file additions for the PC version today: the latest version of goldenstate77’s SweetFX, and a new SweetFX by TBM. Check them both out at the links below!

SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v4.0)

TBM’s Vivid SweetFX

Latest NBA Live 15 Roster; Feedback Thread

Cleveland Cavaliers' Roster in the November 5th Roster Update for NBA Live 15

A new official roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15, updating lineups, adding missing players, and adjusting some player ratings. After combing through the rosters, it appears as though the only missing player is Kalin Lucas of the Memphis Grizzlies, who was likely signed after the update was finalised. A few jersey numbers are also incorrect, but other than that the rosters are basically accurate, especially compared to last year’s updates which were missing a few players throughout the season.

For those who are unaware, Synergy data is updated shortly after games conclude in real life, but the manual roster updates – which add new players and adjust the ratings that aren’t driven by Synergy – would appear to be coming through on a weekly basis. For anyone who’s wondering, adjusted ratings appear in yellow on the team roster listings.

Fernando, the producer in charge of the roster updates for NBA Live 15, is currently keeping tabs on the Forum for any feedback, which you can post in this stickied thread. Whether it’s incorrect jersey numbers or other player data, missing players, ratings, or accessories that need to be changed, any constructive feedback on the rosters is welcome there.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #101

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #101 is out now, hosted by Arcane and myself! Despite my obsession with the Fallout series, I resisted the temptation to make a Fallout 3 reference. We did, however, provide our initial impressions of NBA Live 15, our latest thoughts on NBA 2K15, and our reflections on the first week of the 2014/2015 NBA season.

  • We briefly reflect on last week’s 100th Episode of the NLSC Podcast.
  • NBA Live 15 is out now! We’ve had the game for a week now, and have some initial impressions to share.
  • Day one updates added some new content to NBA Live 15. It’ll be interesting to see how the game can evolve over the next few months.
  • NBA 2K15’s daily updates are a huge improvement on previous years. A checklist of what’s in the updates has also been made available.
  • The PC version of NBA 2K15 was free to play on Steam last weekend. We provide a quick update on the situation with modding.
  • Moving on to our NBA discussion, we chat about the first week of the 2014/2015 season.
  • Injuries are plaguing Derrick Rose – again – but also the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, the Cavs and Lakers are off to sluggish starts.
  • We wrap up the show with a few thoughts on Lauren Hill’s story.

Click Play to listen to the show!

As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, as well as any of the topics that we discussed. Have your say in the comments below, or here in the Forum! Mailbag submissions and topic suggestions are also welcome, so feel free to hit us up in this thread.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have just the one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, a 2014/2015 season court update for the Washington Wizards. Check it out at the link below!

2014-2015 Washington Wizards Court

File Additions for NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature new versions of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack, and skoadam’s URB Roster which contains 24 complete season mods. Check them both out at the links below!

1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.5)

URB Roster V23 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v23.0)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We have a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, namely a face for Jordan Adams, and a fictional 2015 All-Star court. Pick them up at the links below!

Jordan Adams Face

Fictional 2015 All-Star Court

NBA 2K15 Daily Update Checklist

NBA 2K15: Pau Gasol

2K Sports have posted a checklist over on the official NBA 2K Facebook page, which provides a comprehensive overview of the additions and changes that are being made in NBA 2K15’s daily updates. It includes lists of players that have been added, players who are currently out with injuries, ratings adjustments, accessory and shoe changes, and even contract updates.

NBA 2K’s official updates have occasionally been criticised in the past for leaving out players, making minimal changes to ratings, or otherwise lacking detail. However, it would certainly seem that there’s an increased dedication to authenticity in this year’s updates.

As far as further official fixes and patches are concerned, there’s currently no ETA on when the next one will arrive. Once again, if you’ve been experiencing technical problems with the PC version of NBA 2K15, I encourage you to check out the stickied threads here in the Forum, where Leftos has been going above and beyond in providing support.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

Today’s new file addition for NBA Live 2004 is the latest version of ModManZZZ’s 2014/2015 current roster update. Check it out at the link below!

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to 5.1)

Once again, be sure to pick up the main files pack here, and check out ModManZZZ’s release thread here.

Ultimate Base Roster V63 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

LeBron James in V62 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12

Following on from yesterday’s release for NBA 2K14, a new version (V63) of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 is available to download now. Produced by HAWK23 and updated by ajmacbl, it contains updated 2014/2015 season rosters. An overview of the key features is as follows:

  • We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  • Includes updated UBR Association V63 Roster with 2014 rookies and accurate transactions as of 11/1/14 (courtesy ajmacbl) [Note: The UltimateBaseRoster was not updated – only the association file]
  • Added updated coaches and arena names to the UBR Association V63 file
  • Added 2014 rookie cyberfaces (and other new ones that were converted from 2K14)
  • Added 100’s of new portraits (2014 Rookies + Many Others)
  • Added new Hornets logo, floor, jerseys, and stadium
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations for the UBR Association file up to date as of November 1, 2014

Download the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 here! For more previews, information and support, please see the release thread. You can also Like UBR on Facebook.

Ultimate Base Roster V22 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

Ultimate Base Roster V22 for NBA 2K14 PC

V22 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC by HAWK23 and company is now available! The key features of the latest release are as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, rotations, and coaching moves (11/1/14)
  • Added updated 2015 jerseys (with the gold patch on the collar) for all NBA teams (courtesy DwadeFlash)
  • Added updated 2015 stadiums/courts for Cavs, Hawks, Hornets, Kings, Pelicans, Raptors, Spurs, Suns, Blazers, Wizards
  • Updated the story notes at the beginning of association to reflect current news (courtesy Suirad)
  • Added hundreds of shoe files that will later be more heavily incorporated (courtesy Rich)
  • Added new versions of the following rosters to include accurate historical player stats in the player cards: 1980-1989, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 (courtesy Redd)
  • Added version 1 of the 2017 Draft Class (courtesy King Mellow)
  • Added approximately 60 draft prospect cyberfaces for the 2017 Draft Classes (courtesy King Mellow)
  • Rosters accurate as of 11/1/2014

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.

Help Wanted with the NLSC Wiki


Once again, I’d like to put out a call for any volunteers who are willing to lend a hand in updating and maintaining the NLSC Wiki. We’d like to make the Wiki an informative, and indeed definitive source of information for basketball gamers, so if you have experience patching NBA Live or NBA 2K, have a good knowledge of the history of basketball games, or are interested in adding more information about Dynasty Mode, MyGM, MyCAREER, game controls and the like, your contributions would be most welcome!

A reminder that you don’t need to register to contribute, but as with all Wikis, your IP address will be publicly displayed if you make anonymous edits. If you’re planning on making regular contributions, we certainly encourage you to register an account (please note that at present, that account is not linked to your Forum login). If you’re willing and able to help out, feel free to dive right in and start editing articles! Please note that you must be logged in and be registered for at least four days before you can create new articles. If you have any further questions, or suggestions, please let me know!

New Poll: Early Pick for the 2015 NBA Champions

The Cleveland Cavaliers winning the championship in NBA Live 15

The 2014/2015 NBA season is under way! It’s obviously still early days, but now that the season has tipped off, who’s your early pick to win it all this year? Cast your vote in our new poll, and join in the discussion taking place in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum.

Our previous poll asked “Which mode would you most like to see return to NBA Live or NBA 2K?” It seems FIBA World Championship (or the FIBA World Cup, as it’s now called) is the mode basketball gamers are most interested in seeing make a comeback, as it garnered 47% of the vote. The NBA All-Star Weekend was a distant second with 25%, followed by Creating a Legend with 13%, and NBA’s Greatest with 11%. A further 4% indicated that there was another mode altogether that they’d like to see return.

NBA Live Developer Chat on the Press Row Podcast

NBA Live 15: LeBron James

The 107th episode of Operation Sports’ Press Row Podcast features a chat with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien and Producer Connor Dougan. The guys talk about their approach to developing NBA Live 15, as well as the future of the series, so be sure to tune in and give it a listen!

If you’d like a further insight into the development of NBA Live 15 and the current team’s vision, I invite you to check out our lengthy chat with Sean in Episode #90 of the NLSC Podcast; we also conducted a follow-up interview with Sean in Episode #99. And for those who may have missed it, we released our 100th episode of the Podcast earlier this week, featuring some pre-recorded interviews with NLSC co-founder Tim Tschirner, as well as our good friends and former NLSC staff members Leftos and JaoSming.

The Friday Five: 5 Early Impressions of NBA Live 15

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.

NBA Live 15 is available now – on shelves and in digital format – and in the short time that it’s been out, gamers have been sharing their views on this year’s release from EA Sports. On the whole, the reception seems to be more positive than last year, with a lot of gamers feeling that while there’s still much work to be done, NBA Live 15 represents a noteworthy step up from NBA Live 14.

Personally, I’m inclined to agree with that sentiment. I certainly have my criticisms, and would like to see continued improvement in all areas of the game, but I’ve also enjoyed my time with it so far, and have seen quite a few things that I do like. I’ll be sharing plenty of detailed thoughts on NBA Live 15 in the coming weeks, but for this week’s Friday Five, I thought that I’d discuss some of my initial impressions of this year’s game. So, without any further ado, here are my thoughts on NBA Live 15 after the first few days of playing it.

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NBA 2K15 PC Free to Play on Steam This Weekend

NBA 2K15: Anthony Davis

If you haven’t yet picked up NBA 2K15 on PC, you may be interested to know that it will be Free to Play on Steam over the weekend. In the absence of a demo, this provides a good opportunity to check out the game and see how well it will run on your rig, if that’s been holding you back from buying it.

Speaking of the PC version of NBA 2K15, the community is still figuring things out as far as the file formats are concerned, but you can keep tabs on the progress being made here. Once again, for anyone who’s experiencing any technical difficulties, Leftos has been going above and beyond with his support in the NLSC Forum. Be sure to check out the stickied threads in the main NBA 2K15 section for more information.