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NLSC Podcast – Episode #20

Episode #20 of the NLSC Podcast is celebrated with more predictions, along with the usual talk about the NBA, basketball video games and more. Join Leftos, Ben and myself for a milestone episode in which we discuss a multitude of topics from the past week, while once again bantering about this and that along the way.

  • Stranded somewhere between the review and preview seasons, we instead talk about the exciting new project devised during last week’s Impromptu-cast by Leftos and JaoSming.
  • We go over some of the great ideas posted so far and how the community can help out. We also mention a couple of things we’d rather not see in the project.
  • We wander off topic for a moment to talk about movies, quality acting and support systems for young actors and athletes alike.
  • In this week’s community round-up, Leftos has some more good news about tools and we approach a new milestone in our Downloads section.
  • I offer some reflections on my NBA 2K13 MyCAREER game, following an NBA championship in the first season.
  • Will NBA 2K13 PC ever receive the official patch? Should we be worried about the likelihood of future PC releases?
  • We move on to this week’s NBA discussion which includes angry Tweets, a big game by Stephen Curry and the impressive play of the Miami Heat.
  • Will LeBron James enter the dunk contest? Would the other participants get Magic’s $1 million if they end up winning instead?
  • We salute Dennis Rodman, diplomat extraordinaire!
  • After some talk about other video games that have come out recently, Ben has a few more questions for the community.

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As always, we welcome your thoughts on our discussion and the show in general in the comments below or this thread in the Forum, along with your answers to Ben’s latest round of questions.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

We have some new file additions for NBA Live 08 for you today, namely the final versions of vigan.1995’s various jerseys including a Christmas jerseys pack, this year’s East and West All-Star jerseys, the new alternate for the Golden State Warriors and a complete pack of jerseys for the 2012/2013 season. You can download them all at the links below.

vigan.1995
Christmas Jerseys Pack (Updated to Final version)
2012/2013 New Jerseys Pack (Updated to Final version)
2013 East All-Stars Jersey Patch (Updated to Final version)
2013 West All-Stars Jersey Patch (Updated to Final version)
Golden State Warriors 2012/2013 Alternate Jersey Patch (Updated to Final version)

March 5th Official Roster for NBA 2K13 Out Now

A new, very minor official roster update for NBA 2K13 has gone live, containing lineups that have been updated through March 5th, 2013. The new roster contains only three changes, specifically Louis Amundson to the Chicago Bulls, Juwan Howard to the Miami Heat and an update to Tony Parker’s injury status. 10 players are still missing and a few other errors/inaccuracies are also present.

The new roster will be pushed through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet. PC users who would prefer to update their game manually may do so with our offline update pack, which contains the latest roster and online data files.

For the shoe buffs, Ronnie 2K has also noted that 2K are “hopeful” that the Jordan XX8s will be added to NBA 2K13 within the next couple of roster updates.

Lakers vs. Celtics Retrospective (RetrowareTV)

Mr. Retro Sports has posted a retrospective of the MS-DOS version of Lakers vs. Celtics and the NBA Playoffs, EA’s precursor to the NBA Live series, over at RetrowareTV. The article notes the game’s importance as the first NBA game to feature real teams and players, along with distinct player likenesses (at least by the standards of graphics at the time) and signature player moves.

It also observes that the game featured some considerably deep simulation elements for its era and offers some personal recollections of playing the game for the first time, all those years ago. If you grew up with Lakers vs. Celtics or are interested in learning a little about the history of basketball video games, it’s definitely worth checking out. You can also find more retrospectives and old school sports game content from Mr. Retro Sports over at Retro Sports Gamer World.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

We have a variety of new and updated files for NBA 2K13 PC for you today. Leftos has updated the Roster Editor and Keep My Mod, while releases from the community include an update pack for the FIBA 2K13 Mod, a Christmas jersey for the Trail Blazers, an arena update for the Thunder, retro arena for the Pistons, an NBA TV scoreboard for 16:10 monitors, new net physics, updated coaching profiles and a super global. Download them all at the links below!

As of this post, we have 691 files for NBA 2K13, rapidly approaching the total number of files for NBA 2K12 in our database (785). A huge thanks once again to everyone who continues to contribute to the Downloads section and make use of our upload facilities. Please keep all the great work coming!

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Still playing NBA 2K12 on PC? Then be sure to check out today’s file additions which include shoes for Scottie Pippen along a new All-Star Mod, a 2003/2004 season mod and a new version of the 1996/1997 season mod, all three of which are 100% compatible with V43 of the Ultimate Base Roster which came out yesterday. See below for all the download links!

CHNxiaoju
Pippen Air Maestro

HAWK23
All-Star Mod [1980-Present] (66 All-Star Teams)

NicktheQuick/HAWK23
2003/2004 Mod

Skoadam/HAWK23/Nuhmete
1996/1997 Mod (Updated to v6.0)

Ultimate Base Roster V43 for NBA 2K12 PC Released

V43 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K12 PC by HAWK23 is now available to download! The latest release adds a couple of new and updated retro season mods, adds a new All-Star mod, contains a few new fixes and art updates and brings the 2012/2013 season rosters up to date as of March 3rd. A full rundown of the key features of V43 is as follows:

  • Added the initial versions of the 2003 Mod and 2004 Mod. Also added a new version of the 1991 Mod and 1997 Mod
  • Added a new Mod called the “All-Star Mod” which features a roster with every East and West All-Star Team since 1980 with accurate courts, jerseys, and players.
  • Includes a “UBRV43 Association.ros” roster file which strips out all of the retro teams for those of you who just want the updated roster with flawless Season/Franchise mode. Don’t worry the normal Ultimate Base Roster V43 with all the retros is still there too.
  • Added 50+ new Retro courts to supplement appropriate Season Mods
  • Added 7 new jerseys to supplement appropriate Season Mods
  • Added 15+ new and year-specific cyberfaces for players throughout the Season Mods
  • All players on current teams have real portraits
  • Edited the UBRV43 Association file to enable teams to be successfully loaded into it while keeping a team file’s accurate jerseys and logos
  • Tweaked ALL Season Mods for updates such as skin color, ratings, player additions, and age updates. We now have 32 full season mods, the ABA mod, the All-Legends mod, All-Star mod, the 60s, 70s, and 80s Ultimate Basketball mods, and the Ultimate Base Roster (UBR) all compatible without affecting regular NBA2K12 files and they all work in season/association.
  • Current NBA Teams Rosters/Rotations up to date as of Sunday, March 3rd, 2013.

Download the Ultimate Base Roster here! Also be sure to check out the release thread for additional previews and support, or just to thank HAWK23 and company for their outstanding efforts.

File Additions for NBA Live 06

We have another new file addition for NBA Live 06 today courtesy of Dc311, who has converted some more of TanyaMarkovA’s fantastic jersey updates for NBA Live 08. Look out for these jerseys in the upcoming 2012/2013 roster updates and stay tuned for more releases from Dc311 as he continues to work on some conversions.

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 Jersey Pack #1 [TanyaMarkovA Conversion]

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Time for some more new and updated files for NBA 2K13! Leftos continues to update the Roster Editor, which as of this post is now at version 0.23.0.1 and jam packed with features to see us through to the release of REDitor. retroman also continues to release retro court updates, while Pepis has updated a couple of his retro jerseys and released a new basketball pack. See below for all the download links!

Leftos
NBA 2K13 Roster Editor (Updated to v0.23.0.1)

retroman
1995-2000 Palace at Auburn Hills
1995-1998 Miami Arena in Miami
1996-1997 Charlotte Arena in Charlotte
1996-1997 Delta Center in Salt Lake City
1998-1999 Staples Center in Los Angeles
2002-2003 Pyramid in Memphis
1984 Mecca Arena in Milwaukee
1999-2004 Pepsi Center in Denver
2001-2004 The Palace at Auburn Hills

Pepis
Spalding NBA Money Balls
Orlando Magic 90s Jersey (Updated to v2.0)
Phoenix Suns 90s Jersey (Updated to v2.0)

March 2nd Official Roster for NBA 2K13 Out Now

A new official roster update for NBA 2K13 is now available, containing lineups that have been updated through March 2nd, 2013. The rosters will come through automatically as long as your PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or Wii U is connected to the Internet, but if you’re playing the game on PC and would like to update your game manually, you may do so using our offline update pack.

Six players have had their ratings edited in the latest roster, namely Tony Parker, Stephen Curry, Ty Lawson, Andre Iguodala, Dion Waiters and Royce White. Patrick Beverley and Mike James have also been added to the roster and some minor transactions have been accounted for, though there are still a few missing players and transactions and Alvin Gentry is still coaching the Phoenix Suns. You can find Rashidi’s analysis of the latest roster here and watch a video rundown of the roster here courtesy of Operation Sports.

NLSC Podcast – Leftos & JaoSming Impromptu-cast

Late Thursday night in Athens, early in the evening in Vermont, Leftos and JaoSming get together seemingly just to play some Trials Evolution Gold Edition and chat. One hour in, just as Jon is finishing every single track in the single player “campaign”, they realise they are talking about some interesting stuff. So, Leftos hits record and an impromptu podcast happens.

  • JaoSming shows off his mad skills in Trials, but admits he can screw up pretty much everything else.
  • They go through what stuff your favorite duo has done together since that Episode #6 when they were last together on the NLSC Podcast.
  • JaoSming makes some bold claims about NBA 2K13, and they both go over the ways they enjoy the game.
  • They introduce the upcoming Roster Workshop tool for NBA 2K13.
  • Leftos reminisces about how his NBA Stats Tracker tool started, how far it’s gone, and how it can help both real-life coaches and NBA 2K gamers enhance their experience and gain an advantage over their opponents.
  • They discuss how Brad Pitt stole a Cavaliers’ stats guy in Moneyball. Wait, what?
  • They go back to how their strong friendship began. Spoiler: It was yet another tool that brought them together.
  • The troubles of decoding the roster are brought up; both have immense respect for Vlad and what he does every year.
  • JaoSming tries to persaude everyone he’s still a good husband and father.
  • An interesting question is brought up: When doing an Association, do you treat your players as real people, or do you ignore them completely and do your thing knowing its just a videogame? What’s more engaging when you introduce your Association to an audience?
  • NBA Inside 09 is brought up, which apparently was a terrible basketball game, but had a good storyline, something that’s missing from all other basketbal games.
  • Suddenly, magic happens, as they decide they’re going to start the biggest (and most interesting, possibly) project they’ve ever undertaken, and change the way basketball games are played. We’re not kidding.

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We hope you enjoy this impromptu bonus episode of the NLSC Podcast! Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below or here in the Forum, and don’t forget to check out Episode #19 featuring Leftos, Ben and myself, released earlier this week.

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Tip off your weekend of basketball gaming with the latest file additions for NBA 2K13 PC! Leftos has released a new version of the NBA 2K13 Roster Editor, retroman has uploaded retro courts for the Hornets, Bucks, Hawks and Bobcats, and exrxixxx has put out a new NBA TV scoreboard optimised for 16:9 monitors.

Want more? There are a couple of custom title screens courtesy of millenniumTCK, DavidBeckham23 updated his Boston Celtics Europe Live 2007 jersey pack and Alpha Justice has provided us with some new shoes for Derrick Rose. There are 11 new or updated files in all today, which you can pick up at the links below.

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The Friday Five: 5 Basketball Video Game Myths

Another Friday is upon us, so it’s time for a new edition of The Friday Five! If this is your first time reading The Friday Five and you’re wondering what it’s all about, it’s a feature that I post every Friday in which I talk about a variety of topics related to basketball video games, the real NBA and other areas of interest, providing my thoughts as either a list of five items or presenting them in Top 5 countdown format.

Last week I posted a countdown of the Top 5 Easter Eggs in basketball video games, so for this week’s Friday Five I’m taking a look at five basketball video game myths. Rumours and video games go hand in hand thanks to the presence of actual hidden content, the tendency for gaming publications to indulge in April Fools’ gags, trolls intentionally spreading misinformation and simple misunderstandings. Basketball games are no different, so let’s separate fact from fiction and debunk five basketball video games myths.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

We have one new file addition for NBA Live 06 today, a conversion of TanyaMarkova’s 2013 All-Star jerseys by Dc311. Dc311 has indicated that he will be providing some more conversions of art updates for NBA Live 06 as well as NBA Live 2005, which is very welcome news as I get closer to releasing current season roster updates for those two games, along with NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. In the meantime, you can pick up this year’s All-Star jerseys for 06 at the link below!

Dc311 & TanyaMarkova
2013 NBA All-Star Jersey Patch

File Additions for NBA 2K13

Our modding community has four new files for NBA 2K13 PC for you today. DavidBeckham23 has released a Christmas jersey update for the Phoenix Suns, while retroman continues to release his great retro court mods, specifically the Charlotte Bobcats’ original court and the Boston Celtics’ courts from 1999-2004 and 2005-2008. Download them all at the links below!

DavidBeckham23
Phoenix Suns Christmas Jersey

retroman
1999-2004 Fleet Center in Boston
2005-2008 TD Banknorth Garden in Boston
2004-2006 Charlotte Bobcats Arena