File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 feature an updated pack of Class of 2014 rookie faces by Devilish. Pick it up at the link below!

Devilish
2014/2015 Rookie Pack (Updated to v2.0)

Dumb Mondays: My Modding Now Versus 2007

Dumb Mondays

This is Dumb Mondays, starting the workweek off with silly facts or some of my opinions and predictions that you may or may not find interesting. This week I am sharing a dumb something of mine and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

One more week. Not even one more week, days and hours can measure the time between me typing this and the first substantial information drop on NBA 2K15 (and maybe even NBA Live 15 if they keep dueling). Believe me when I say that NBA Live 15’s ball looks amazing, but the endless speculation during this time of year is just that, endless. So this week I finally got to play in my sandbox that is NBA 2K14 and brought along my still shiny new toy RED MC. I put my head down and created. It was fun, but I realized halfway through my project that I was doing something very similar to what I did with NBA Live 07, but this time it look a lot less time.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’re starting another week here at the NLSC with some more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC. Today’s new files include several player faces, graphics tweaks, and a couple of creative mods by TGsoGood. Please see below for all the download links!

R4zoR
Drew Gooden Face

Phoenix89
Nick Young Face
DeMarcus Cousins Face

GNO322
Face Update Pack

TGsoGood
Sprite Dunk Contest (Wiggins, Gordon, Lavine and Ross)
Facial Progression TURK Scripts for RED MC (Compatible D. Rose Included)

THEUNTAMEDBEAST
THEUNTAMEDBEAST’s SweetFx + ENB

Replay Fixes for NBA Live 2005-08

Gilbert Arenas in NBA Live 08 PC

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have time to work on any roster updates for NBA Live 2005, 06, 07 and 08, or much else these days. Unfortunately that hasn’t changed – sorry! – but as I mentioned during Episode #88 of the NLSC Podcast, I did whip up some quick workarounds for an issue that’s present in Instant Replay in all of the aforementioned games.

While capturing some screenshots to update the galleries in our subsites, as well as stock up on images for our various feature articles, I was reminded of the annoying issue of the hide/show overlay button remaining on screen in Instant Replay; a small bug, but a pain when you’re trying to get some nice screenshots. I devised a workaround which uses a transparent texture for the hover effect on the button, and figured that I’d share it with the community as others might find a use for it.

Download the fixes here:

Once again, unfortunately I’m unable to work on any roster updates these days, so I respectfully request that you please stop asking me about them; pestering me about them is definitely not going to make me inclined to change my mind! For anyone who would like to use my rosters as a base to make updates of their own, feel free to do so, but I would appreciate credit somewhere if you do. I’d also recommend that NBA Live 08 users check out the NBA Action 15 mod, currently in progress. I have nothing to do with the mod however, so please don’t contact me about it.

Ultimate Base Roster V19 for NBA 2K14 PC Released

LeBron James in V19 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14

HAWK23 and the rest of the UBR team have just released V19 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14. It contains updated offseason rosters, some new year-specific faces, and other enhancements. A breakdown of the key features of V19 is as follows:

  • Added updated version of the Ultimate Base Roster & UBR Association Files with current transactions, signings, and coaching moves (8/2/14)
  • Updated recently signed free agents have correct salary/contract information (including all rookies)
  • Added a few year-specific cyberfaces (remember, every new update you MUST re-download Part 6)
  • Added V1 of the 1961, 1960, and Ultimate 60’s Mods (Courtesy Reddwarf)
  • Added new version of the 1962 Mod (Reddwarf)
  • Rosters accurate as of 8/2/2014

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.

Ultimate Base Roster V62 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

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

It’s been a while since the last release, but a new version (V62) of HAWK23 and company’s Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 is now available. The new release includes updated 2014/2015 offseason rosters, created by ajmacbl. A complete overview of the key features is as follows:

  •  We now have 44 full season mods from 1970 – Present
  •  Includes updated UBR Association V62 Roster with 2014 rookies and accurate transactions (courtesy ajmacbl) [Note: The UltimateBaseRoster was not updated – only the Association file]
  • Added updated coaches and arena names to the UBR Association V62 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 August 2, 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.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve had plenty of new and updated files for NBA 2K14 this week, topped off by 34 file additions today: 33 for PC, and one for Xbox 360. A huge thanks to everyone who continues to make use of our upload facilities to share their work with the community!

The PC releases include Streetball apparel, several player faces, a bunch of retro courts, and another update for the Charlotte Hornets’ new court. Xbox 360 users meanwhile can pick up the latest version of Bieberkinz’ NBAE League 2K14 roster. Please see below for all the download links.

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NBA 2K Basic Uniform Creation Package & Tutorial

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I am pretty terrible at anything to do with textures and one of my bigger projects for the summer required me to create uniforms quickly and easily for my street mods. So rather than beg bigh0rt to make new street apparel for me, I learned enough to make a template package that I wanted to share with the community.

The package should include enough files so anyone can start making uniforms, at any resolution, and have them come out at a decent quality. You do need to be somewhat familiar with GIMP or Photoshop, but some experimentation and maybe a couple of Google searches should be able to get most people up to speed.

The package includes; generic ‘green’ normal map textures that can be used on any uniform; seamless/tileable mesh and other textures for jerseys, shorts, and t-shirts; basic vector linework for home NBA uniforms, shorts, casual shorts, and t-shirts; and a quick palette for create-a-team recolorable uniforms and layer masks. I made a quick, rambling, tutorial for this which you can view below.

You can download the package in the NLSC Downloads Database, as well as the Full Set of 90 uniform sets I created and their DDS files. Everything is being created for use around the next version of Blacktop Revitalization. I hope this helps with beginners getting into uniform patching, enjoy!

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

NBA Live 2004 Cover Art

NBA Live 2004 PC is still being updated, as ModManZZZ has released a new offseason roster complete with custom teams and updated art assets. Be sure to download both parts of the update at the links below.

ModManZZZ
ModManZZZ NBA LIVE Main Files
ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014 Roster Update

The Friday Five: 5 Things That Make Dynasty Mode So Much Fun

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.

Seeing as how it’s my favourite game mode, I’ve naturally written a couple of Friday Five articles about Dynasty Mode in the past. I’ve talked about some of the improvements that were made in NBA Live 14, as well as what I want to see added in the future. This week however, I thought I’d talk a little about some of the things that have made the mode so much fun for me over the years.

In a nutshell, the key to making a mode like Dynasty fun and enjoyable is for it to be both deep and immersive. While there is obviously still room for improvement in that regard, I find that a lot of enjoyment actually comes from the basics, not to mention the right approach. Without any further ado, here are five things that I believe greatly contribute to the fun of Dynasty Mode.

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New NBA Live 15 Screenshot

NBA Live 15: Basketball Shot

EA Sports has released a new screenshot of NBA Live 15, showing off the new basketball that the NBA will be using this year. Click the image below to see the full size screenshot, and check out some other screens in the gallery section of our NBA Live 15 subsite.

More information on NBA Live 15 will be coming very soon, as Executive Producer Sean O’Brien has previously indicated that details on gameplay and other features will be revealed beginning in August. Needless to say, we’ll be covering all of those developments, including the reveal of this year’s cover player, right here on the NLSC.

In the meantime, sound off with your opinions on the latest screenshot in the comments below, as well as in this thread in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum. Be sure to join in the fun with our countdown game as well.

NBA Live 15: Basketball Shot

NLSC Podcast – Episode #88

NLSC Podcast Logo

It’s a brand new dynamic duo this week, as JaoSming and I host Episode #88 of the NLSC Podcast! Tune in for all the latest NBA Live, NBA 2K, NBA and modding chatter.

  • EA Access memberships will give Xbox One gamers the opportunity to play an early trial of NBA Live 15. As PlayStation 4 users, do we feel left out?
  • Big NBA 2K15 news is apparently coming next week. Surely, not another announcement of an announcement?
  • NBA 2K15 will also be playable at Gamescom this year. We can only imagine that several people will break the “no video” rule, giving us a glimpse of the game in action.
  • We comment on the latest rumours of NBA 2K15 PC being a next gen port. Our fingers are still crossed as tightly as possible.
  • One of us scored big with the latest NBA 2K14 Random Locker Code; the other, not so much.
  • As this year’s hype train prepares to pull out of the station, we discuss whether or not we’re excited to be along for the ride.
  • Catching up on some community news, we talk about recent modding developments, as well as our weekly features.
  • LeBron James is going back to #23. Another famous #23 is OK with that, and so are we.
  • There’s a lot of optimism with Derrick Rose at the moment…but weren’t we saying that last year?
  • James Harden and Dwight Howard get our sarcastic nod for Teammates of the Year.
  • Proposed changes to the Draft Lottery, a new head of the NBPA, and Steve Nash round out our NBA discussion.

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

New and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC keep rolling in this week. Today’s additions include a new version of the All-Time Greatest Teams Roster, along with a handful of player faces. Check them all out at the links below.

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NBA All-Time Greatest Teams Roster (Updated to v7.0)

Laker06
Nerlens Noel Face by Laker06

Phoenix89
Derrick Rose Face
Larry Sanders Face

Xbox One Users Will Get NBA Live 15 Early Through EA Access

NBA Live 15 - Stadium Background

EA has announced a new initiative through their partnership with Microsoft, called EA Access. For $4.99 per month (billed annually or monthly), membership will provide gamers with a 10% discount on EA titles, the ability to play older games from The Vault at no additional charge, and access to trials of new titles up to five days before their release date. NBA Live 15 will be one of the first games available to Xbox One users for an early access trial, along with Madden 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

According to the press release, the 10% discount afforded to EA Access members will also apply to additional membership services, including premium content and the purchase of Ultimate Team points. Gamers who elect to purchase a game after the trial period ends will also be able to pick up where they left off, as their progress in the trial version will be retained.

As far as NBA Live 15 is concerned, this new initiative probably means that we’ll be getting some in-depth impressions in the community at least a few days before October 7th. In the meantime, with August almost upon us, we should be getting some more details on NBA Live 15 very soon. We’ll have it all covered right here on the NLSC, so stay tuned for more info and previews.

File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got more file additions for NBA 2K14 PC coming your way today. Pick up jerseys, faces, and the latest version of FIBA 2K14 at the links below!

Tha King
Cleveland Cavaliers HD Jersey Pack

KevinParker13
Nikola Vucevic Face

Pepis
1999/2000 Philadelphia 76ers Uniforms

dwadeflash03
Boxing Face Pack Featuring Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
FIBA 2K14 (Updated to v1.5)