NLSC Forum Story Thread Interviews: Vespasian92

We certainly love our basketball games here at the NLSC, so when it comes to modes like Dynasty, Association, and MyCAREER, some of us like to share the experience with our fellow gamers. In the Basketball Video Game Stories section of the NLSC Forum, several gamers maintain story threads chronicling their adventures and achievements in the virtual NBA. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be running a series of interviews with some of our most prominent storytellers, to get an insight into their experiences and discover why they enjoy maintaining story threads.

It’s been a few months since our last feature, but we’re back today with a new interview. This time we’re chatting to Vespasian92, who has been around the Forum for a couple of years and is currently maintaining an NBA 2K15 story thread featuring his favourite team, the Sacramento Kings.

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Behind the Scenes: Ryan Santos talks shoes in NBA Live 15 has posted an interview with NBA Live designer Ryan Santos, in which Ryan talks about the shoes in NBA Live 15. He discusses the process of replicating all the shoes in this year’s game, how individual shoes are scanned and modelled, and EA’s relationship with all the footwear brands.

Ryan also talks about his favourite shoes in NBA Live 15, his all-time favourite basketball shoes, and his history with the NBA Live series. For anyone who’s interested in breaking into the industry, Ryan also has a few words of advice.

Check out the interview for the full insight, feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below, and join in the discussion here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

ModManZZZ has once again updated his 2014/2015 season roster for NBA Live 2004 PC, which you can pick up at the link below. Don’t forget to pick up the main art pack for the roster, which is available here.

ModManZZZ NBA Live 2014-2015 Regular Season Roster Update (Updated to v5.2)

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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Pick up a new face update for Mike Dunleavy Jr. and an updated pack of six courts in today’s file additions for NBA 2K14 PC.

Mike Dunleavy Jr. Face

2014-2015 6 Court Pack (Updated to v3.0)

New Legends in LIVE Ultimate Team

Two new NBA Legends have been added to LIVE Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15. You can currently pick up two thirds of Run TMC, as Mitch Richmond and Tim Hardaway are available in random packs for a limited time.

Tim Bug is rated 91 overall, and as you would expect, he is one of the faster players in the game and has outstanding dribbling and passing ratings. Richmond meanwhile is rated 87 overall and has some very solid offensive ratings, including a three-point rating of 88.

If you’re playing Ultimate Team in NBA Live 15, feel free to join in the discussion here in the Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K14

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While NBA 2K15 modding hasn’t really tipped off yet, NBA 2K14 modding has slowed down somewhat. Nevertheless, we do have one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, namely a pack of four court updates for the 2014/2015 season. Download it at the link below.

2014-2015 4 Court Pack (Updated to v3.0)

LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge (November 6th)

This week’s LIVE Ultimate Team Community Challenge features a team that has been hand-picked by ESPN’s Jalen Rose. The squad consists of:

  • Anthony Davis
  • Damian Lillard
  • Jabari Parker
  • Andrew Wiggins
  • Doug McDermott

The “Breakaway Pack” is the reward on offer, containing ten items including five Gold or better players, three team items, and two contracts. As always, feel free to sound off with your thoughts in the comments below, as well as join in the discussion on LIVE Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum.

This week’s LUT Fantasy Challenges in NBA Live 15

LIVE Ultimate Team is presenting us with a couple of Fantasy Challenges in NBA Live 15 this week, featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans.



Come home with the Cavs after three road games for a Premium Coin Pack with three Items worth up to 15,000 Coins each.


Get things rolling in New Orleans with one at home and two away for a Premium Coin Pack with 3 Items worth up to 15,000 coins each.

Have you given them a shot yet? What does your Ultimate Team look like at the moment? Sound off in the comments below, and join in the discussion about LIVE Ultimate Team here in the NBA Live 15 section of the Forum!

Developer Blog: Sounds of NBA Live 15

NBA Live 15 may now be available in stores, but the producers are still providing some insight into the development of the game through blogs over on the official website. The latest blog, titled Sounds of NBA Live 15, talks about creating the atmosphere in this year’s game, and what went into capturing all the arena sounds.

The blog mentions that the team researched team-specific crowd chants, arena-specific music and sound effects, and even announcer sound bites. They would then mic up the entire arena, capturing audio in true 7.1 Surround Sound with three different microphone arrays. These multiple audio perspectives subsequently allowed them to mix arena sound based on which gameplay camera is being used.

Check out the blog for the full insight, and feel free to add your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this thread in our NBA Live 15 Forum.

The Friday Five: 5 Thoughts After Week 1 of the 2015 NBA Season

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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.

A new NBA season is underway, and the 2015 campaign has already produced a handful of spectacular highlights, as well as some compelling storylines. I’m following the action with NBA League Pass Broadband this year, and having caught three of the Chicago Bulls’ first five games, along with some other games that piqued my interest, I’m definitely enjoying my subscription so far.

The regular season, as it is so often said, is a marathon, not a sprint. There are many twists and turns along the way, and what seems like a big deal in November may well be long forgotten by the time March and April are upon us. Nevertheless, I have a few thoughts on the first week of the 2015 season, which I thought I’d share in this week’s Friday Five. Without any further ado, let’s tip things off.

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File Additions for NBA 2K15

A couple of hard working folks are still figuring out the file formats for NBA 2K15, so modding still hasn’t taken off just yet. However, we do have a couple of new file additions for the PC version today: the latest version of goldenstate77’s SweetFX, and a new SweetFX by TBM. Check them both out at the links below!

SweetFX for Win 7 and 8.1 (Updated to v4.0)

TBM’s Vivid SweetFX

Latest NBA Live 15 Roster; Feedback Thread

A new official roster has been pushed through for NBA Live 15, updating lineups, adding missing players, and adjusting some player ratings. After combing through the rosters, it appears as though the only missing player is Kalin Lucas of the Memphis Grizzlies, who was likely signed after the update was finalised. A few jersey numbers are also incorrect, but other than that the rosters are basically accurate, especially compared to last year’s updates which were missing a few players throughout the season.

For those who are unaware, Synergy data is updated shortly after games conclude in real life, but the manual roster updates – which add new players and adjust the ratings that aren’t driven by Synergy – would appear to be coming through on a weekly basis. For anyone who’s wondering, adjusted ratings appear in yellow on the team roster listings.

Fernando, the producer in charge of the roster updates for NBA Live 15, is currently keeping tabs on the Forum for any feedback, which you can post in this stickied thread. Whether it’s incorrect jersey numbers or other player data, missing players, ratings, or accessories that need to be changed, any constructive feedback on the rosters is welcome there.

NLSC Podcast – Episode #101

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Episode #101 is out now, hosted by Arcane and myself! Despite my obsession with the Fallout series, I resisted the temptation to make a Fallout 3 reference. We did, however, provide our initial impressions of NBA Live 15, our latest thoughts on NBA 2K15, and our reflections on the first week of the 2014/2015 NBA season.

  • We briefly reflect on last week’s 100th Episode of the NLSC Podcast.
  • NBA Live 15 is out now! We’ve had the game for a week now, and have some initial impressions to share.
  • Day one updates added some new content to NBA Live 15. It’ll be interesting to see how the game can evolve over the next few months.
  • NBA 2K15’s daily updates are a huge improvement on previous years. A checklist of what’s in the updates has also been made available.
  • The PC version of NBA 2K15 was free to play on Steam last weekend. We provide a quick update on the situation with modding.
  • Moving on to our NBA discussion, we chat about the first week of the 2014/2015 season.
  • Injuries are plaguing Derrick Rose – again – but also the Oklahoma City Thunder. Meanwhile, the Cavs and Lakers are off to sluggish starts.
  • We wrap up the show with a few thoughts on Lauren Hill’s story.

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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We have just the one new file addition for NBA 2K14 PC today, a 2014/2015 season court update for the Washington Wizards. Check it out at the link below!

2014-2015 Washington Wizards Court

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K13 PC feature new versions of PatTheHead’s retro roster pack, and skoadam’s URB Roster which contains 24 complete season mods. Check them both out at the links below!

1946/47 to 1984/85 NBA Seasons (Updated to v2.5)

URB Roster V23 [24 Complete Seasons Mods] (Updated to v23.0)