Full Details on Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15

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

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

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

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

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!

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2014/2015 Player Headshots Pack

Further Details on the NBA Live 15 Demo & EA Access Trial

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

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

Still playing NBA Live 2004 PC, or feel like dusting it off? Check out updated pre-season rosters by ModManZZZ!

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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!

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BooMods’ FIBA Pack #1
BooMods’ FIBA Pack #2

File Additions for NBA 2K15

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!

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velvetpiss SweetFX

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

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SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v3.0)

Details on NBA Live 15 Early Access, Trial Version

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K12

We don’t get as many uploads for NBA 2K12 these days, but we do have a new addition today from Laker_24_Kobe: a custom title screen, featuring Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James. You can pick it up at the link below!

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Shaq & LeBron Title Screen

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Haven’t picked up NBA 2K15 PC yet? Well, no matter, we’re still figuring out all the file formats! Besides, we still have some talented folks making updates for NBA 2K14 PC, which you can check out in today’s batch of file additions. Please see below for all the download links!

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1999-2000 Cleveland Cavaliers Uniforms

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2013 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014 HSBC Arena in City of Rio de Janeiro
2014-2015 Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

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Seventh Woods Face
Jordan Clarkson Face

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King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2014 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2015 DC)
King Mellow’s Real NBA Draft Classes (2016 DC)

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have a few new additions for NBA Live 08 today, including the long awaited release of the NBA Action 15 mod! Pick them all up at the links below.

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NBA ACTION (15) MOD

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Shelvin Mack Face
Pero Antic Update

NLSC Podcast – Episode #99 (Sean O’Brien Interview #2)

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We’re excited to present you with another special episode of the NLSC Podcast this week, featuring our highly anticipated second interview with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer, Sean O’Brien! Our community submitted lots of questions for Sean and we did our best to ask as many of them as possible, as once again he was very open and candid in his responses. Some of the topics we discussed include:

  • The decision to push back NBA Live 15’s release, and the work that’s been done in the additional weeks of development time.
  • The demo/early access dates, and what those trial versions will entail.
  • Key improvements in this year’s game, at both ends of the court.
  • What features are on the cards for next year, and why certain features couldn’t be included this year (such as sliders).
  • Some of the community’s most commonly asked questions about NBA Live 15.
  • And much more!

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As we mentioned on the show, Sean will be answering some questions that we didn’t have time to ask “on-air” in written format, so stay tuned for that follow-up. A big thanks to Sean once again for joining us for another interview! As always, we welcome your thoughts on this week’s show, either in the comments below, or here in the Forum. We also invite you to join in the discussion taking place in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.