File Additions for NBA 2K14

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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

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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 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

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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

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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.

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

Nerlens Noel Face by Laker06

Derrick Rose Face
Larry Sanders Face

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

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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

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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!

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Cleveland Cavaliers HD Jersey Pack

Nikola Vucevic Face

1999/2000 Philadelphia 76ers Uniforms

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

Beat Jao #3: Implosion

Kobe Bryant celebrates in NBA 2K14 Next Gen

Do you think you can beat me? Each week I am going to challenge the community to do something that I have already done. It could be taking a better screenshot, getting a better play, doing something with a specific player or team, or even make a better mod. I have no plan for this series, but I am going to try and make sure that these challenges shouldn’t take more than a half hour to complete.

You guys are good, proving that you are much better than me at basketball video games these base two weeks. So, can lose as awesomely as I can? This week I want you to load up an 82 game Association or Dynasty, keep default settings, and win as little as possible. Dump players, make trades, fire coaches, do whatever you want in-game other than edit player ratings.

I was able to tie the late Bobcats’ terrible honor of least amount of wins in a single season with the amazing Lakers. 7 wins in an 82 game season is what you have to ‘beat’ this week. Get under that win total and net yourself some sweet Jao points on the overall leaderboard. You can watch me lose with style and get the full breakdown on the rules in the video below. Let me know how you do in this Forum Thread or in the comments of this post, or the YouTube video.

Congratulations to both NST Typhoon from YouTube and ReaperWolverine here on the NLSC forums. These guys beat the Blacktop Jordan Challenge by 15 points on Hall of Fame difficulty, well done. ReaperWolverine is our current leader after 2 weeks. Check out the full standings and results from last week by hitting the Read More button.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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We’ve got a variety of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today, including a new title screen and watermarks, another fictional jersey, a crowd update pack, and a face for former NBA player Jason “White Chocolate” Williams. Pick them up at the links below!

New Title Screen and Watermark Mods

Another Cleveland Cavaliers Fictional Jersey

30 Team Current Color Crowd Pack

Jason “White Chocolate” Williams Face

Dumb Mondays: Modding Wishlist Countdown

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 countdown on modding and will be looking for and responding to your comments throughout the week.

Yes, the Tuesday Triple is still retired. Thankfully the Dumb Monday umbrella still allows me to rattle off an old fashioned countdown every once in a while, and I have a dumb one for you today. Thanks to the new versions of RED MC we can now do amazing things with NBA 2K on PC that have never been done before for that series. Unfortunately there are still a few things that I would like to accomplish either with RED MC, or through good old fashion hex editing or memory editing. So here are a few things I would love to see the community be able to edit in NBA 2K PC, in Tuesday Triple format, enjoy!.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

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It isn’t very often that we get an upload for PlayStation 3, but that’s what we have in today’s additions for NBA 2K11. Jeffx has uploaded a current roster update for the PS3 version of the game, which you can check out at the link below.

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Jeffx NBA 2K11 PS3 Roster (July 23rd, 2014)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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We’re wrapping up the week with some new and updated files for NBA 2K14 PC, including the latest jersey models from TGsoGood, a face for Ray Allen, and some jerseys. Check them out at the links below!

Stiff Jersey Models (Smaller Arm Holes For Moving Shorts) (Updated to v1.0)

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Ray Allen HD Face

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Charlotte Hornets HD Jersey Pack (Updated to v1.5)

Ron Radi
Portland Trail Blazers Fictional Winter + Alternate Jerseys

File Additions for NBA 2K13

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If you’re still playing NBA 2K13 PC and are looking for some updated rosters, look no further than the latest version of skoadam’s URB Roster, containing 23 complete season mods. Pick it up at the link below!

URB Roster V19 [23 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v19.0)