NBA 2K17 Patch 1.08 Released

NBA 2K17: DeMar DeRozan

Patch 1.08 has been pushed through for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K17. As always, the update should download automatically as long as your console is connected to the Internet. Note that the PS4 version has also received a Patch 1.09 shortly after Patch 1.08, but according to LD2K, it’s basically the same update. As far as I can tell, the PC version hasn’t received the latest patch – it hasn’t come through for me after a couple of restarts of Steam, at any rate – but it should be coming through fairly soon.

The notes for Patch 1.08/1.09 are as follows:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause some users to sit on the team logo screen during startup for an extended period of time.
  • Corrected a case where users were able to upgrade their MyPLAYER outside of the constraints of their selected archetype.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing offensive strategies from running properly during gameplay.
  • Difficulty level for MyTEAM Play With Friends games has been changed to All-Star.
  • Fixed a case where some Grand Badges were incorrectly negating the effectiveness of other Grand Badges they should not have.
  • Addressed a hang that could occur during a Park After Dark event when leaving and re-entering the event.
  • Fixed a case where certain users would not appear in a MyCOURT owner’s “In MyCOURT” list, making it impossible for the court owner to kick them from the court.
  • In MyPARK, users will now have the default camera settings for their chosen camera angle, and will still be able to select the camera of their choosing.
  • MyPLAYERs are now able to attain an overall rating of 99.

NOTE: All patch fixes will work in your existing game mode saves unless noted otherwise.

Thoughts on the patch notes and impressions of NBA 2K17 post-patch are of course welcome in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in the NLSC Forum. A history of NBA 2K17 title updates can also be found here in our Wiki.

Monday Tip-Off: All-Star Disappointment in NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER

Three-Point Shootout Intro in NBA 2K17's MyCAREER

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.

As I briefly described here in the Forum, I had a rather unfortunate experience in my NBA 2K17 MyCAREER game last week. The All-Star Weekend didn’t exactly finish with a bang, thanks to a rather nasty glitch that I feared might have messed up my MyCAREER save in more ways than I originally anticipated. Combined with some disappointment in the Slam Dunk Contest, it’s fair to say that the All-Star Weekend didn’t turn out to be one of the highlights of my NBA 2K17 MyCAREER thus far. As such, I thought that I’d talk a little bit more about it in this week’s Monday Tip-Off.

Spoiler alert: I will be talking about a development in the story that happens a considerable way into MyCAREER. It’s not exactly a plot point on the level of Tyler Durden, Dr. Malcolm Crowe, or even Luke Skywalker’s parentage – though I guess those twists are actually all common knowledge now, anyway – but out of respect to those who’d like to let the story reveal itself, I figure it’s only appropriate to offer a heads up. It’s also something else that kind of bugged me, so I definitely wanted to touch upon it. With that said, here’s how the 2017 All-Star Weekend went down for me in MyCAREER.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

The latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC include a couple of 2017 season roster updates by Medevenx and Tha2KProphet. Check them both out at the links below!

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v4.5b)

Tha2KProphet
2KShiftLeader’s (Tha2KProphet) 2017 Roster | BHM (Beta)

Speaking of roster updates, don’t forget to check out the latest version of U R Basketball, which recently added an Olympic Roster. There are still some folks doing some impressive things with the PC version of NBA 2K14, so if you’re unable to run NBA 2K17, be sure to keep up to date with the latest 2K14 previews and releases!

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA Live 08 will help keep your game up to date, almost ten years after its release! Book_Gazette has uploaded a new version of his 2017 season roster update, as well as a pack of faces for the first round rookies. Download both files at the links below!

Book_Gazette
2016-17 First Round Rookies
2016-17 Roster Update (Updated to v1.1.2)

The Friday Five: 5 Suggestions for LIVE Pro-Am in NBA Live

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 you may know from previous articles and the NLSC Podcast, I’ve become a big fan of 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K16 and NBA 2K17. I was originally sceptical of 2K’s approach, and after playing LIVE Pro-Am at an NBA Live 16 community event, I figured that its quicker games would be more fun. However, I’ve come to like the 2K Pro-Am concept a lot more, and find myself wishing that LIVE Pro-Am could find a way to cater to those tastes as well. There are definitely aspects of 2K Pro-Am that NBA Live could stand to borrow, while implementing them in its own style.

Of course, I don’t want to see LIVE Pro-Am simply become a clone of 2K Pro-Am. While I think there are features it should look to borrow, it has its own concepts that are worth building upon. It has the potential to cater to fans of the 2K Pro-Am approach, while also offering a different experience with its own appeal. In fact, by combining a few concepts that we’ve seen in both games so far, NBA Live could potentially end up with the deeper and more varied Pro-Am mode. Here are five suggestions that I believe would help achieve that.

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File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

We have another sizeable batch of file additions for NBA 2K17 PC today, including jerseys, courts, dornas, and more. Download all of the latest releases at the links below!

Shuajota
Oklahoma City Thunder Fictional Black Jersey
Oklahoma City Thunder Dornas
Los Angeles Clippers Fictional Blue Jersey
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas
Los Angeles Clippers Chinese New Year Jersey
Los Angeles Clippers Fictional Dark Blue Jersey
Golden State Warriors Fictional Filipino Heritage Jersey
Atlanta Hawks Dornas
Miami Heat Dornas

TBM
Vivint Smart Home Arena

Manni Live
Toronto Raptors Air Canada Center

Issy
Chicago Bulls Court
Chicago Bulls Jerseys Pack
New Orleans Pelicans Court

go7denboot
Paul George Real Body

Wayback Wednesday: The Hangar in NBA Live 10

The Hangar in NBA Live 10

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.

Since I took a look back at The Temple in NBA Live 06 and NBA Live 07 last week, I thought that for week’s Wayback Wednesday, I’d reminisce about The Hangar in NBA Live 10. While The Hangar wasn’t as quite as revolutionary as The Temple – it was a continuation of the same concept, after all – it was nevertheless one of NBA Live’s most memorable practice arenas. It was a pretty cool design to say the least, and it also included a few nifty features that I remembered when I recently fired up NBA Live 10 on Xbox 360 to test out my new capture card.

The Hangar is certainly one of my favourite practice arenas in the NBA Live series, so join me as I take a look back…way back.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 06 PC! magiciangirl06 has released two new and two updated courts for the 2017 season, bringing the home floors for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, and Oklahoma City Thunder up to date. Download them all at the links below!

magiciangirl06
2016/2017 Minnesota Timberwolves Court
2016/2017 Toronto Raptors Court
2016/2017 Chicago Bulls Court (Updated to v2.0)
2016/2017 Oklahoma City Thunder Court (Updated to v2.0)

Monday Tip-Off: The Lure of Roster Modding

Kawhi Leonard in the 2012/2013 Roster for NBA Live 08

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.

It’s been almost four years since I released my last current roster updates for NBA Live 2005 through 08. Although I’ve dabbled with beta versions of a fictional league roster and an Ultimate Jordan roster – and I would like to return to those projects at some point – it would seem that my days of working on the rosters and other big modding projects are getting further and further behind me. That’s not to say that I won’t continue to release work here and there, or that I’m completely done with modding, but right now, I’d have to say that I think I’m done with regular current season roster updates.

I’m phrasing it that way because I wouldn’t want to say that I’m definitely, unquestionably done, at least until I get to a point in my life where being involved in modding simply isn’t feasible. While I don’t want to give the impression that any announcements or releases are imminent, doing some more work with rosters is something that I wouldn’t want to rule out completely. As tiresome as the process can be, as much as it can become a chore, I can’t deny that as someone who has worked on such projects for many years, the lure of roster modding is often strong.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

We have another nifty file addition for NBA 2K11 PC today, as experiment626 has released a 2000s All-Stars team add-on, complete with face updates. Check it out at the link below!

experiment626, twnlove, inbar
2000s All Stars

File Additions for NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17 Cover Art

It’s time to catch up on all the latest new and updated mods for NBA 2K17! Today’s file additions include a selection of jerseys, a couple of courts, an updated scoreboard pack, and more. Download them all at the links below!

Shuajota
Atlanta Hawks Current Alternate Jersey
Delaware 87ers Home Jersey
Delaware 87ers Star Wars Night Jersey
Sacramento Kings Authentic Stretch Jersey
Houston Rockets Authentic Away Jersey
Philadelphia 76ers Authentic Jersey Pack
Los Angeles Lakers Authentic Classic Jersey

TBM
Stephen Curry Face
James Harden Face
Derrick Rose Face Pack

Issy
Utah Jazz Jerseys Pack
Milwaukee Bucks Court
Milwaukee Bucks Alternate Court

exrxixxx
NBA TV 5.1/TNT 2.0 Scoreboard Pack (Updated to v2.0)

go7denboot
Blake Griffin Real Body (Updated to v1.2)

The Friday Five: 5 Roster Editing Needs in NBA Live

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.

Great gameplay is paramount, deep game modes keep us hooked, but another essential element of any basketball video game is customisation. It’s an area where NBA Live has been lacking since its comeback in 2013, and although NBA Live 16 did see the return of gameplay sliders, roster editing was still missing. It’s an issue that many of us have grown impatient about, and to that end, it’s vital that roster customisation returns to NBA Live in the next full release. If what’s coming in the first quarter of this year is a stripped down release or demo as currently speculated, it would be understandable if there isn’t any roster editing in that.

But yes, the next full version of NBA Live absolutely needs to provide us with roster editing functionality. As I’ve said many times before when discussing this topic, it’s nice to have the official roster updates, but there are times when we want (and need) to make our own changes, and we should be able to do that. Roster editing has been a staple of basketball video games for a long time now, and there are a few functions in particular that we need to have. Without any further ado, here are five roster customisation features that I believe NBA Live needs moving forward.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #192

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Episode #192 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the announcement that NBA 2K18 will be available on the Nintendo Switch, the latest rumours surrounding the next NBA Live release, and a couple of other news items from the past week.

On this week’s show…

  • Visual Concepts has announced that NBA 2K18 will be available on the Nintendo Switch. We discuss the Switch’s viability as a primary platform for basketball gaming.
  • Something is in the pipeline as far as the next NBA Live game is concerned. Following on from last week’s speculation, we talk about the as yet unannounced demo, “The Drive to NBA Live”, and what it could mean for the future of the NBA Live series.
  • Millertime2325 has released an excellent mod for the Super Nintendo version of NBA Jam Tournament Edition, NBA Jam 2K17. Play an old favourite with 2017 season rosters!
  • We originally decide not to talk about Our Week in Basketball Gaming – it’s been a bit of a tough one – but then we do anyway. NLSC THRILLHO reaches the Elite tier (then experiences some tough losses), and our MyCAREER games roll on.
  • Episode #192 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with some fantastic news about the future of sleeved jerseys, now that Nike will be taking over.

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 Jam 2K17 Now Available (Super Nintendo Mod)

NBA Jam 2K17 Logo

Exciting news, NBA Jam fans! Millertime2325 has completed his NBA Jam 2K17 mod for the Super Nintendo version of NBA Jam Tournament edition. The mod is available to download here over on his blog.

It features all 30 NBA teams (including New Orleans, Toronto, and Memphis) and 117 of the top players in the league, with rosters accurate as of January 1st, 2017. You’ll also find NBA Legends such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, and a couple of other secret players in the spirit of the original game.

I’m hoping to get a video review of the mod done as soon as possible, but in the meantime, the release of NBA Jam 2K17 has been picked up by Kotaku. Millertime2325 has also put together a launch trailer, which you can watch below, or check out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.

It’s a fantastic mod for a classic arcade basketball game, so I highly recommend checking it out. Further information and previews can be found in this thread in our Forum, so be sure to stop by and thank Millertime2325 for all his hard work.

Speaking of thanking Millertime2325, if you’d like to show your appreciation for NBA Jam 2K17, he’s asking if people would consider making a donation to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. A cancer survivor himself, he’ll be running the Boston Marathon in April this year, in an effort to raise $10,000 for the cause. You can read more about his story here, and make a donation here.