New Official Court Updates for NBA 2K15

Cleveland Cavaliers' Updated Court in NBA 2K15

2K Sports have pushed through some official court updates for NBA 2K15 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, featuring the new designs for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets, New Orleans Pelicans, and Sacramento Kings.

The new courts will come through automatically as long as your PC or console is connected to the Internet. You can check out some screenshots of the six updated courts below.

Which of these new court designs for the 2014/2015 season is your favourite? Have your say in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA 2K15 section of the Forum.

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NBA 2K15 Patch Now Out on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One

NBA 2K15: James Harden

The first official patch is now available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K15. The PC version received the patch a couple of days ago, as well as a second PC-only patch yesterday.

As long as you’re connected to the Internet, the patch will be pushed through automatically. 2K Sports has released a complete list of patch notes, which you can check out below.

If you’re still encountering technical issues with the PC version, please be advised that Leftos is taking notes and offering suggestions here. Detailed bug reports are also welcome in this thread. For more troubleshooting and patch information, please check out the stickied threads in the NBA 2K15 section of the NLSC Forum.

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The Friday Five: My To Do List for 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.

Putting aside the EA Access trial on Xbox One, NBA Live 15 is finally out next week: October 28th in North America, and October 30th here in Australia. Just as I compiled a To Do list for NBA 2K15 shortly before it was released, I also have a few things in mind to do as soon as I get my hands on this year’s instalment of NBA Live. So – just in case you were still wondering where I’m going with this – that’s what I’m talking about in this week’s Friday Five.

I expect that there’ll be some overlap with my list for NBA 2K15, as the key points of interest are fairly similar, and I have something of a routine that I follow when I’m playing a new basketball game for the first time. So, without any further ado, here is my To Do List for NBA Live 15!

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Second Patch Released for NBA 2K15 PC

NBA 2K15: Joel Embiid

As you may have noticed, a second patch has been pushed through for the PC version of NBA 2K15. It should start downloading automatically, but if all else fails, restart your Steam client. Leftos has posted some details on the patch here in the Forum, confirming that this is a PC-only update that is intended to address some issues that are specific to the PC version, such as crashes, stuttering, and glitched hair textures.

Another large patch will be coming through at some point, which will also be available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of NBA 2K15. There’s no ETA on that update at this time, but we’ll keep you informed as soon as Leftos can pass along some more information. A huge thanks to Leftos once again for all his help in troubleshooting problems, and helping get PC users these fixes!

Since it’s come up a few times in the past week or so, I’d also like to remind everyone that we have a strict rule against piracy in the NLSC Forum. Any requests for cracked copies of NBA 2K15, or patches for a “non-Steam” version of the game will result in a permanent ban without warning. If you need to familiarise yourself with our Forum Rules, you can find them posted here. Please contact us if you have any additional questions about our rules and policies.

Full Details on Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15

NBA Live Ultimate Team

Last week, EA Sports revealed details on all of the game modes in NBA Live 15…all except Ultimate Team. Details on Ultimate Team are now available however, courtesy of the latest developer blog over on the official website.

The blog talks about the new Auctions feature, which allows you to search out a card that you need to complete your collection, as well as sell unwanted cards for in-game currency. Collections have also been expanded to a maximum of 400 cards, Fantasy Challenges return from last season (and will be updated throughout the year), new Legends will be available, and the starter packs will include better players.

There will also be a promotion running for the first week that the game is out. If you log in to Ultimate Team between October 28th and November 6th, you’ll be rewarded with $30 worth of Ultimate Team content (ie 10 Gold Premium Packs). The promotion will be available to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One users.

Will you be giving Ultimate Team a look this year? If so, what do you make of the improvements and additions? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum.

Three New NBA Live 15 Screenshots

NBA Live 15: LeBron James

EA Sports has sent us three new screenshots of NBA Live 15, featuring a few players that we requested: LeBron James, Jabari Parker, and Derrick Rose. You can check them all out below, as well as over in our NBA Live 15 Screenshots gallery.

Of course, at this point in time, it’s all about gameplay footage. With Xbox One users getting an early look at the game via EA Access subscriptions, quite a few videos and livestreams are making the rounds. You can check out a collection of NBA Live 15 gameplay videos here in the Forum; thanks to chicagoRAW for compiling them!

And, once again, we invite you to tune in to Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast to hear our chat with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien! If you missed our first interview with Sean in Episode #90, be sure to listen to it here.

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NBA Live 15 Now Available Via EA Access

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

The trial version of NBA Live 15 is now available for Xbox One users who are EA Access subscribers. As previously mentioned, the trial version consists of six hours of access to the full version of the game, and any progress made in the trial version will carry over to the retail game if you do decide to purchase it. Xbox One users who are not EA Access subscribers will be able to check out the trial version on release day, October 28th.

PlayStation 4 users will also be able to try out the game on October 28th, however the PS4 will be receiving a more traditional demo. The PS4 demo will consist of a full game of five minute quarters between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder, as well as the adidas Learn LIVE tutorial mode featuring cover player Damian Lillard.

Gamers are already beginning to post their impressions of the game, as well as videos and screenshots. If you’re on Xbox One and have gotten your hands on the trial version, we invite you to share your impressions in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the NLSC Forum!

NBA Live 15 Raw Gameplay Footage

NBA Live 15: Damian Lillard

Earlier today, EA Sports livestreamed raw gameplay footage of NBA Live 15 on Twitch, as producers Connor Dougan and Ryan Santos went head to head. The broadcast, which featured a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Clippers, and another between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Toronto Raptors, is available to view here.

The developers also answered some questions about the game, and mentioned that more details on Ultimate Team will be coming soon. For more information on NBA Live 15, be sure to tune in to our latest chat with Executive Producer Sean O’Brien in Episode #99 of the NLSC Podcast, as well as our lengthy interview in Episode #90.

As always, feel free to have your say in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

General File Additions – 2014/2015 Player Headshots Pack

File Additions

Looking to create face or portrait updates for NBA Live or NBA 2K, accurate as of the upcoming 2014/2015 season? Check out this pack of player headshots, compiled by fdlk0501!

2014/2015 Player Headshots Pack

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!

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!

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!

velvetpiss SweetFX

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

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.