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U R Basketball V60 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K14 All-Time 80s Preview

A new version of the U R Basketball mod for NBA 2K14 PC is now available! skoadam and slimm44 continue to put some tremendous work into the mod, as the new release (V60) adds the long-awaited All-Time roster, done in the style of the 1980s. This means that even though team rosters include the best players from yesteryear and today, they’re wearing short shorts and the uniforms of the era.

You can download V60 of U R Basketball here! Be sure to check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information about future releases. Future versions will contain the All-Time roster done in the style of the 1990s and current era, as well as further updates to the 2018 offseason rosters. Finally, for NBA 2K13 users who have been waiting for a new update, there is one in the works! Stay tuned to this topic for further announcements.

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U R Basketball V58 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K14 Preview

A new roster update for NBA 2K14 has arrived, by way of V58 of the U R Basketball mod by skoadam, slimm44, and company. The latest version of URB 2K14 includes the latest 2018 offseason rosters, and new artwork. A quick breakdown of the key features is as follows:

  • Transactions & Rotations updated through 9th August
  • Arenas for all 2019 teams by Z3r0
  • New courts for 2019 Grizzlies and Bucks by Jumpman2k

You can download V58 of U R Basketball here! Be sure to check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information. As per the latest previews, the All-Time Roster is still in the works, and several art updates and other enhancements are also lined up for the next release. The offseason rosters will also continue to be updated. Once again, keep it locked to the UBR 2K14 thread for further details.

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U R Basketball V56 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K14 Preview

NBA 2K14 continues to receive updates for the upcoming NBA season as skoadam has released V56 of the U R Basketball mod! The latest version of URB 2K14 features updated 2018 offseason rosters, as well as some other enhancements. Key features of the new release include:

  • Transactions updated through August 1st.
  • Rotations updated through August 1st.
  • New player contracts added.

You can download V56 of U R Basketball here! Check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information. Further updates for the offseason roster will be coming in future updates, along with an All-Time roster. Keep it locked to the URB 2K14 topic for more news.

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2002 Season Mod for NBA 2K18 PC by seaboh13 (Work-in-Progress)

2002 Season Mod by seaboh13 (NBA 2K18 PC)

If you feel like reliving the days of NBA Live 2002 and NBA 2K2, when Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were leading the Los Angeles Lakers to their third consecutive championship, seaboh13 has a mod for you! The 2002 Season Mod is available now for NBA 2K18 PC, and although it’s still a Work-in-Progress, it’s already in a playable state.

As of now, each team has at least 12 players with correct ages, experience, and other bio data. Teams have been renamed accordingly, and retro art has been provided. Ratings are about 60% complete as of this post, but the mod is already MyLEAGUE compatible, with contracts updated ahead of the 2002 offseason.

Want to see the mod in action? Shady00018 has put together an awesome preview trailer, which you can check out below!

To download the roster, find it in 2K Share under the name 2001-02 In Progress, username seaboh. For the additional artwork, as well as further previews and information, please see this topic in the NLSC Forum. Stay tuned for further updates to the mod!

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Ultimate Base Roster V41 for NBA 2K14 Released

NBA 2K14 Ultimate Base Roster V41 Preview

On the heels of the comeback releaseHAWK23 and company have completed another new update for the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14! Here are some of the key changes in V41:

  • Added Ult Base Roster V41 Roster (current rosters as of 7/17/18)
  • Added UBR V41 Assoc July 17 Roster (current rosters as of 7/17/18 best in Association mode)
  • Updated all transactions/signings through July 17th
  • Added realistic contracts to the current rosters through July 17th – courtesy vinicius
  • Added updated version of 2019 Roster V1 (mirror image of the UBR V41 Assoc file)
  • Added Version 2 of the 2018 Roster

New logos, jerseys, and faces have also been added. You can check out a complete overview of the key features of V41 here. Download the latest version of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14 PC here, and be sure to check out the release topic here in the Forum for further information and previews.

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U R Basketball V55 Has Been Released for NBA 2K14

U R Basketball 2K19 Title Screen

It’s been a big week for NBA 2K14 modding, and it continues with a new version of U R Basketball by skoadam and slimm44! V55 of URB 2K14 has been updated as of the 2018 offseason, and some of its key features are as follows:

  • Transactions updated through 5th July
  • Rotations updated through 5th July
  • 1st and 2nd Round Draftees
  • Coaches updated
  • New 2019 Denver logo update
  • New 2019 season screens update
  • Age & years pro correct for 2019 season
  • 2019 Rookies portraits

You can download V55 of U R Basketball here. Check out the release topic here for support, previews, and more information. At this time, there is no further update for the NBA 2K13 version of URB, but you can keep tabs on the status of that mod in its own release topic.

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Ultimate Base Roster V40 for NBA 2K14 Released

Ultimate Base Roster V40 (NBA 2K14)

The comeback is complete! After a three year hiatus, HAWK23 and company have released V40 of the Ultimate Base Roster for NBA 2K14. The new version adds rosters for the last few seasons, and includes an update for the current offseason, accurate as of July 4th 2018. Some of the key features include:

  • Added Ult Base Roster V40 Roster (current rosters as of 7/4/18)
  • Added UBR V40 Assoc July 4 Roster (current rosters as of 7/4/18 best in association mode)
  • Added UBR V40 Post Draft Roster (rosters as they were immediately after the draft)
  • Added 2019 Roster V1 (mirror image of the UBR V40 Assoc file)
  • Added 2018 Roster V1 (end of the year 2017-2018 rosters) [with real game calendar]
  • Added 2017 Roster V2 (end of the year 2016-2017 rosters) [with real game calendar]
  • Added 2016 Roster V1 (end of the year 2015-2016 rosters) [with real game calendar]
  • Added updated Association News Stories/Pictures/Captions

V40 of the Ultimate Base Roster also features several art updates including faces, portraits, and much more. The news stories at the beginning of the first year in Association mode have even been updated to reflect the results of the 2018 season, and LeBron James signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Download it here, and check out the release topic here.

While there are no further updates for the NBA 2K12 version of the Ultimate Base Roster at this time, it is readily available once again as HAWK23 has updated the download links. Please see our earlier bulletin for more information.

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Ultimate Base Roster Website Back Online; July Update Coming

Ultimate Base Roster July 2018 Preview (NBA 2K14)

Outstanding news for everyone still playing NBA 2K12 or NBA 2K14: the official website for the Ultimate Base Roster is back online! HAWK23 has restored working download links for the NBA 2K12 version of UBR, so head on over if you haven’t previously downloaded the massive mod pack.

The links for the NBA 2K14 version of UBR will be back online soon, after the completion of a July 2018 update. This is obviously fantastic news, as not only will the previous season mods be available, but there’ll be brand new rosters for NBA 2K14 as well. It’s been some time since the last UBR update, and from the reaction in our Forum, gamers are really looking forward to the forthcoming one.

You can find the topic for UBR 2K12 here, and the UBR 2K14 topic here in the NLSC Forum. Be sure to check them out for download links, previews, status updates, and support. You can also connect with HAWK23 here on Twitter, where he’s posting updates about the Ultimate Base Roster.

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Latest NBA 2K17 Offseason Roster Updates (PC & PS4)

2017 Offseason Roster

It’s been a couple of weeks, so let’s get caught up on the latest offseason roster updates for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of NBA 2K17!

First of all, the 2017-18 NLSC Realistic Community Roster for PC has now been released. Like its 2016-17 counterpart, the roster features updated ratings, coaching profiles, Badges, and other attributes in order to create the most realistic experience possible. It also features the latest 2017 offseason rosters, including transactions and the Class of 2017 rookies. Look for NLSC 17/18 by I Hate Mondays in the Roster Creator, and see this topic for the required artwork and further information. The roster is updated as of August 4th, 2017.

Shuajota also continues to update his offseason roster for the PC version of NBA 2K17, with the latest version of the DNA Ultimate Roster being accurate as of August 1st. You’ll find it under the name DNA Ultimate Roster 17-18, shared by the user KraZStaR. Once again, there are required art updates to download, so check out this topic for more details.

If you’re looking for offseason roster updates for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K17, you’ll be pleased to know that SkillzFromThe6 is still hard at work. In addition to keeping up with the latest transactions, he’s adding a lot of players to the free agent pool. Find his update under the name Offseason Roster 2K17, shared by SkillazKill. You can also check out the latest previews of the roster here.

Unfortunately, no one has shared any updates for the Xbox One version of NBA 2K17 in our community as yet. As a general reminder though, our Modding section is open to all platforms, so if you do have an offseason roster update for the X1 version of NBA 2K17, by all means feel free to share it with us. I’ll be sure to make a note of it in our next release round-up. In the meantime, thanks to the creators of all these great updates for their hard work and dedication!

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2017 Offseason Roster Updates for NBA 2K17 (PC & PS4)

Roster Updates for NBA 2K17 (SkillzFromThe6)

While we wait for more news on NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18, a lot of gamers are eager to play with updated rosters for NBA 2K17. Fortunately, dedicated members of our modding community are helping out in that regard, with detailed 2017 offseason roster updates for the PC and PlayStation 4 versions of the game.

As we’ve covered in recent episodes of the NLSC Podcast, a team of modders including I Hate MondaysbluejaybrandonKevmireJEDL, and rovert22044 have been working on the NLSC Realistic Community Roster. The project consists of both final 2017 season rosters and updated 2018 season rosters, with the 2017 roster being released last week. Both roster updates include re-worked player ratings, Badges, rotations, and more, for the most realistic experience possible. Slider settings and compatible 2017 Draft Classes are also available. You’ll find the roster shared under the name “NLSC 16/17”, by “I Hate Mondays”. For more information, and download links for the compatible art updates, see this thread. The team is working on getting the 2018 roster updates out as soon as possible.

For those who’d like to play with updated rosters on PC right now, Shuajota has been working on the DNA Ultimate Roster, which includes offseason transactions and the new rookies. 2017 D-League rosters have also been added. You can find the roster shared as “DNA Ultimate Roster 17-18”, by “KraZStaR”. More information, previews, and download links for the art updates can be found in this thread.

If you’re looking for roster updates for the PlayStation 4 version of NBA 2K17, SkillzFromThe6 is hard at work on his offseason roster. His updates are coming through very quickly, as you can see from the previews being posted in this thread. If you’d like to download the roster, search for “Offseason Roster 2K17”, by “SkillazKill”.

Please note that all roster updates need to be downloaded through the in-game sharing functionality rather than the old-fashioned method, which is why I wanted to post a bulletin highlighting these recent releases. Please also note that we do not support the pirated version of the game in this community, and requesting help with it is grounds for an immediate permanent ban in the Forum. Our policy on this is clear and well-established, so if need be, be sure to brush up on our rules here.

Beyond roster updates, other people are making some great mods including historical and concept rosters, realistic faces, body models, shoes, jerseys, and courts, and more. Stay tuned for more File Additions bulletins, and be sure to keep an eye on the NBA 2K17 Releases & Previews section of the NLSC Forum. A huge thank you to all the modders who have taken the time to create these great mods and updates for their fellow basketball gamers!

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Ultimate Classic Teams Roster by Dee4Three Released

Ultimate Classic Teams Roster for NBA 2K17

Something I’d like to do moving forward is to shine more of a spotlight on some of the big modding projects in our community. I’d like to begin with a recent release by Dee4Three, namely the Ultimate Classic Teams Roster. The mod adds 18 new classic teams to NBA 2K17 PC, and is suitable for both MyLEAGUE mode and Play Now games.

A lot of work has gone into the project, which includes accurate rosters for all the new teams, as well as all the appropriate faces (with some lookalikes), portraits, jerseys, courts, and logos. You’ll even find the correct head and assistant coaches for every team. Painstaking attention has been paid to the ratings and tendencies for all the retro players, for the most authentic experience possible.

The Ultimate Classic Teams Roster can be downloaded through the in-game roster sharing function; you’ll find it under the name UCTRD43. You can download all the required art assets in this thread in the Forum. You’ll also find plenty of previews and more information about the mod there.

Congratulations again to Dee4Three on the release of such a comprehensive retro mod! If you like the Ultimate Classic Teams Roster, you might also want to check out his other releases: the Ultimate All Time Teams Roster, and Ultimate Fantasy Draft Roster. For more great work from our community, stay tuned for further bulletins, and keep it locked to the Releases & Previews sections in the Forum!

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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.

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The Friday Five: 5 Things That Would Help Modding

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.

In last week’s Friday Five, I discussed how our modding community could improve in terms of its attitude and practices. Having put that very important message out there, I wanted to cover more of a modder Wishlist in this week’s Five. These are the features and resources that I believe would really help facilitate modding, allowing us to create even better mods for the current generation of basketball video games.

As many of you are probably aware, many of the file formats have changed since the PC version of NBA 2K became a port of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version. On top of that, NBA 2K’s roster files have never been particularly modder-friendly compared to the DBF files that the PC versions of NBA Live utilised. Of course, NBA Live itself doesn’t support modding right now, being a console-only release. This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive list of ideas that would help out the modding community – I only have the five points to work with, after all – but they are the first that come to mind for me, and are intended to tip off the conversation.

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The Friday Five: 5 Things Modders Must Stop Doing

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.

Every online community has its own issues, but as I’ve said many times before, I truly believe that we have a good thing going here at the NLSC. While I’ve enjoyed expanding our content and relish the opportunity to both interview and provide feedback to developers at EA Sports and Visual Concepts, it’s probably fair to say that our enduring legacy is our modding community. Over the twenty years that the NLSC has been around, the talented modders in our community have produced some truly outstanding works.

For the most part, I do believe that our modders are largely helpful, and supportive towards one another. Like I said though, every online community has its own issues, and I believe there are areas in which we can improve. There are some troubling practices in our modding community, and for some of them, it’s well past time to nip them in the bud. While I may not be heavily involved in our NBA 2K modding scene at this time, I do keep tabs on it, and I’ve been involved in NBA Live modding for close to two decades now. As such, I do know what I’m talking about when I say that these are five things that modders should stop doing, to make our community better.

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Monday Tip-Off: Are You Modding For The Right Reasons?

Andreas Dahl's Next Gen Practice Court Patch for NBA Live 06

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.

In previous Monday Tip-Off columns, I’ve discussed a few issues related to our modding community: problems with ego, why modders stop modding, and why people make mods for older basketball video games. In a couple of those features, I’ve touched upon the right reasons and the wrong reasons to get involved in the modding scene for basketball video games. While I don’t want to harp on the same topics over and over again, sometimes they do bear repeating, especially when certain issues arise time and time again.

We recently had another incident in the Forum which reminded me that although we are a talented modding community, unfortunately there are some individuals who do have a bad attitude. I suppose it’s inevitable and it’s always disappointing, but it’s perhaps even more disappointing when I see other people defend and enable that behaviour. While everyone is entitled to their own point of view, I’d suggest that you’re betting on the wrong horse if you’re on the side of the person who’s throwing a tantrum like a toddler.

I feel like we need a refresher here, so having said that, what are the right and wrong reasons to mod, the good and the bad attitudes to have towards the hobby?

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