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Monday Tip-Off: Addressing the Situation with 2K Pro-Am

The New 2K Pro-Am Squad Requirements amount to Gatekeeping (NBA 2K19)

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. This week, I’m tipping things off by addressing the situation with 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K19.

As you may or may not be aware, a significant change has been made to 2K Pro-Am in NBA 2K19. Whether it’s organised squad games or the Jordan Rec Center – this year’s version of Walk-On – you need five users per side to start a game. In previous games, it was possible to play with at least three users per side, with the remaining spots being filled by AI players. This has made it more difficult for a lot of people to play a mode they’ve enjoyed in recent years. Our NLSC squad is in that boat, and so we’re among the people wanting to see the old functionality patched into the game.

However, not everyone is on board with that idea. 2K themselves haven’t made it a priority to address the situation, and there’s also been pushback from NBA 2K19 gamers. It’s admittedly hard to please everyone in this situation, but the change was myopic, while the pushback has highlighted some of the toxicity that sadly exists in the NBA 2K community. To that end, I’d like to address both Visual Concepts and the dissenting gamers in this week’s Monday Tip-Off. Call it an open letter, call it a rant; call it whining if you’re the close-minded and toxic type. It’s a situation that I believe must be addressed, and to that end, I’m stating the case for my side.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

The mod releases for NBA 2K19 PC have been piling up this week, so it’s time for another batch of file additions! The latest mods include face, tattoo, global, transition, and roster updates. Please see below for all the download links.

TwisT
Euroleague Transition Wipe
FIBA Transition Wipes
ESPN Transition Wipes (Updated to v3.0)

MonkeymanJSV
Rui Hachimura Face
Zion Williamson Face (Updated to v2.0)

Torogi
Muscle And Sweat Global 4.0 (Updated to v4.0)

Shuajota
Gary Clark Face
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster (Updated to v6.0)

jowaks
Willie Cauley-Stein Leg Tattoo
J.R. Smith Leg Tattoo
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Reggie Bullock Leg Tattoo
Shawn Marion Leg Tattoo
Steve Francis Tattoo

TwistedLogic
Isiah Thomas Face (’88-’89 Detroit Pistons)
Chimezie Metu Face

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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NBA 2K19 Patch 1.06 Released; Includes Several Bug Fixes

LeBron James in NBA 2K19 (Lakers City Uniform)

Patch 1.06 (also referred to as Patch #6) is now available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of NBA 2K19. It should come through automatically, but if you encounter any issues, try restarting your console or checking for the update manually. The PC and Switch patches should be coming through soon.

The latest title update addresses several bugs, including the shot clock not resetting to 14 seconds in online games, VC not being earned in Ante-Up games, and Advanced Rotation settings being reset to the default. It’s also intended to resolve some crashes and hangs, fix some visual errors, and improve matchmaking and general stability.

Please see below for the full patch notes. You can also find them here in the NBA 2K19 update history in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share any thoughts in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NLSC Forum.

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Monday Tip-Off: The In-Universe Value of VC (NBA 2K19 Edition)

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. This week, I’m tipping things off with a look at the in-universe value of VC in NBA 2K19’s Neighborhood.

Last year, I calculated the in-universe value of Virtual Currency in NBA 2K18’s new open world, The Neighborhood. I noted that most consumables and clothing cost as much as a single game’s base salary for your MyPLAYER (if not more), which was already stretching reality. Converting VC to real dollars via the salary that’s listed on our MyPLAYER’s bio card determined that 1 VC was equivalent to around $29. This meant that in-universe, a basic t-shirt cost over $17,000, while a headband would set you back a whopping $29,000. That’s some serious sales tax!

In NBA 2K19, VC rewards were increased slightly. It’s possible to negotiate a higher first year salary upon completing The Prelude, incentive-based bonuses come along quite early in your career, and there are other ways of earning some extra VC. The catch is that upgrades are still quite expensive, as are clothing items. In other words, it’s been more of a case of inflation rather than parity. With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to make the same conversions and determine the in-universe value of Virtual Currency in NBA 2K19 as well. Are the prices just as ridiculous when you put a real dollar value on them this year?

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #266

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Episode #266 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and myself as we give our thoughts on Patch 1.14 for NBA Live 19, discuss a promising development in the fight against online cheaters, and catch up with some recent NBA news. Also, it’s the return of Our Week in Basketball Gaming!

On this week’s show…

  • Patch 1.14 has come through for NBA Live 19. It’s a significant update, but does it address all of our most pressing concerns regarding gameplay and content?
  • Sony has patented technology intended to detect cheaters who are using lag switches. Needless to say, this could be very good news for online basketball gaming.
  • Our Week in Basketball Gaming is back! This week, we enjoyed Court Battles, LIVE Events, LIVE Run, and The League in NBA Live 19. Meanwhile, the grind is on in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER.
  • We wrap up Episode #266 of the NLSC Podcast with this week’s NBA discussion. Topics include Kemba Walker’s 60 point game, the latest development in the Carmelo Anthony saga, and Donovan Mitchell’s dubiously historical performance.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Our community has been working on an assortment of updates for NBA 2K19 PC lately, which are compiled below in today’s batch of file additions. New releases include tattoo, face, dorna, transition, crowd, and jersey updates. Check them all out at the links below!

jowaks
James Johnson Leg Tattoo
Tyson Chandler Leg Tattoo
Delon Wright Tattoo
Patrick McCaw Tattoo
D.J. Augustin Tattoo
Kyle Kuzma Leg Tattoo

Torogi
John Wall Face

raven417
Tyson Chandler Face

TwisT
NBC Transition Wipe
TNT Transition Wipes
ESPN Transition Wipes (Updated to v2.0)
Crowd Update – Northwest Division (Updated to v3.0)
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas (TwisT) (Updated to v2.0)

Issy
Miami Heat Jersey
Fictional Miami Heat Jersey

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Today’s new file additions for NBA 2K19 PC include dorna, transition, face, and court updates. Check them all out at the links below.

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Generic Team Dornas (TwisT)
ESPN Transition Wipes

Torogi
LeBron James Face

Manni Live
Miami Heat American Airlines Arena + Miami Vice 4K

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Today’s file additions for NBA 2K19 include custom presentation, and the latest face updates. Please see below for all the download links.

Wipe Animations (ESPN | FOX | NBC)

Shuajota
Billy Preston Face
J.P. Macura Face

MonkeymanJSV
Quentin Grimes Face

Torogi
Draymond Green Face

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #265

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Episode #265 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane and I as we discuss the official updates for NBA Live 19, online play in NBA 2K19, and recent NBA news.

On this week’s show…

  • EA Sports has been pushing through patches for NBA Live 19 on a weekly basis, but the community is growing a little frustrated with the lack of adjustments to gameplay and game modes. Could the updates for NBA Live 19 stand to be more substantial?
  • The NLSC crew had more fun playing The Playground than the Jordan Rec Center in NBA 2K19 this week. We were glad to have some fun hooping together online, but we’re still disappointed in the new approach to NBA 2K’s Pro-Am modes.
  • Speaking of online play, could NBA Live and NBA 2K be doing more to reward good teamwork and punish bad sportsmanship?
  • We wrap up Episode #265 of the NLSC Podcast with this week’s NBA discussion. Topics include Kyrie Irving’s post-game outburst, a trade for Jimmy Butler, and Carmelo Anthony’s future.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

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Let’s catch up on the latest file additions for NBA 2K19 PC! Today’s new and updated releases include dornas, faces, courts, and rosters. Check them all out at the links below!

TwisT
Los Angeles Clippers Dornas (TwisT)

Manni Live
Milwaukee Bucks Fiserv Forum

bluejaybrandon
Ben McLemore Full Player Update
Kelly Oubre Jr. Face

Torogi
2010-2011 Shaquille O’Neal Face
No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams) (Updated to v1.3)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Our first batch of file additions for NBA 2K19 PC this week includes faces, dornas, and the latest modding tools. Check them all out at the links below!

MonkeymanJSV
Boston Celtics Face Pack
Zion Williamson Face

TwisT
Boston Celtics Dornas (TwisT)

FanFanStef, kradac, GiecuMan, PeacemanNOT, Cayd33
NBA 2K19 Limnono Modifier English Patch

Cayd33
Limnono Tool 10/29 + English (US) Patch

Issy
Evan Fournier Face

Shuajota
Nikola Jokic Face

Torogi
Michael Beasley Face (Updated to v2.0)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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Monday Tip-Off: Why Starting Ratings Must Be Higher

Starting Ratings make online play tough (NBA 2K19, Jordan Rec Center)

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. This week, I’m tipping things off with a few thoughts on the ideal starting ratings for career modes, and why they must be a little higher than they currently are.

The only reason that I’m considering spending any time in MyCAREER this year after feeling burned out on the experience is to build a player for the online modes. Since our NLSC squad has spent a little time in the Jordan Rec Center so far, I’d like to have a player that stands a chance of being competitive online, without having to spend any money on VC this time around. Fortunately, Badges are easier to earn in NBA 2K19, but the process of levelling up from 60 Overall is still quite a daunting task if you don’t have a stack of VC on hand for an initial boost.

In previous articles, I’ve talked about how the grind has turned me off MyCAREER, and how it makes starting over every year feel wearying and unsatisfying. While I’ve vaguely touched on some solutions, I’d like to offer up some more definitive ideas on how to address the problem. One of the key issues that must be addressed is the low starting ratings we begin with every year. It’s a delicate situation as those ratings can’t make the game too easy or too hard, the journey too long or too short. Throw in the matter of competitive and accessible online play, however, and I think it’s clear that starting ratings in MyCAREER must be higher.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #264

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Episode #264 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! After a long hiatus, Arcane and I are back to our weekly discussions about basketball video games, and a little bit of real basketball as well. Since it’s been several weeks and patches since the last episode, we have a few things to catch up on!

On this week’s show…

  • We tip off the episode with some housekeeping matters, including an explanation for our unplanned hiatus.
  • NBA Live 19 has received some significant updates since launch, and the game is better for it. We discuss the various additions and changes, what we’d still like to see, and the modes we’ve been playing.
  • Updates have also been pushed through for NBA 2K19, though a couple of much-desired changes have yet to be made. Apart from that though, we do have some positive impressions and stories to share.
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 launched during our hiatus. Has the partnership between 2K Sports and Saber Interactive yielded a better product than last year’s release?
  • Turning our attention to modding, we talk about the enjoyment and satisfaction of updating an old favourite. This time, it’s a work-in-progress roster update for NBA 2K11.
  • Episode #264 of the NLSC Podcast wraps up with a quick discussion of the real NBA, including a career night for Derrick Rose, and a contentious situation with Jimmy Butler.

Click Play to listen to the show!

Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Got a mailbag question or topic suggestion for the next show? Sound off in the comments section below, or join in the discussion here in the Forum! For more information on the NLSC Podcast including episode guides, check out this page in our Wiki.

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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Let’s get the weekend started with the latest file additions for NBA 2K19 PC! The newest releases from our modding community include dornas, jerseys, courts, rosters, and more. Pick them all up at the links below!

TwisT
Milwaukee Bucks Dornas (TwisT)
Denver Nuggets Dornas (TwisT)
Brooklyn Nets Dornas (TwisT)

Issy
Chicago Bulls Jersey

Manni Live
Utah Jazz Vivint Smarthome Arena

Torogi
No Injuries Roster (With New Retro Teams) (Updated to v1.3)
Klay Thompson Face (Updated to v2.0)

Thanks to everyone who continues to contribute to our Downloads database! If you need help uploading files, be sure to check out this video tutorial. For more information about downloads, the modding community, and File Additions bulletins, please see this FAQ in our Wiki.

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NBA 2K19 Patch 1.05 Released; Includes Various Fixes

Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrating in NBA 2K19

Patch 1.05 (also referred to as Patch 5) has come through for NBA 2K19. It’s currently available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will be downloaded automatically as long as your console is online. If it doesn’t, try restarting or checking for the update manually. The PC and Switch patches should be pushed through soon.

The latest update addresses a variety of issues across game modes. Some of the issues addressed include incorrect VC rewards for incentives in MyCAREER, a disconnection issue in Court Conquerors events, and a pause glitch in Triple Threat Online, among others. New functionality has also been added, including the ability to see the Heat Check cards currently available in MyTEAM packs. “Pulling the chair” in the post has also received improvements in terms of logic and visuals, and several unlisted adjustments and bug/stability fixes have been made game-wide.

Please see below for the full patch notes; I’ve also added them to the NBA 2K19 update history page in our Wiki. As always, feel free to share your thoughts on the latest patch in the comments section below, as well as in this topic in the NBA 2K19 section of the Forum. I’ll update this bulletin when the PC patch is pushed through.

UPDATE: The PC patch is now available.

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