As I get closer to being able to release the new roster updates for NBA Live 2005-08, I’ve created a couple of small updates that I’m making available as standalone releases. The first is a coach face update for Lindsey Hunter, interim coach of the Phoenix Suns, converted from his default player face for NBA Live 08. I’ve also created new versions of the Real Staff updates for NBA Live 06-08, which add the names and attributes of real NBA assistants, trainers and scouts to a Dynasty game. Download them all at the links below!
NBA Live 07
As we’re getting to the end of March, I thought I’d give everyone another status report on the 2012/2013 roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. Right now, everything is on track and things are looking good for a release by the end of this week. Yes, at long last!
Right now, everyone who needs to be in the roster is in the roster, all teams including the All-Stars and Rising Stars Challenge squads have been updated and it’s just a matter of updating the lineups for all 30 NBA teams to be as recent as possible when the roster is finalised, compiled and released. Right now I’m updating ratings and salaries, placing art files and polishing a few things up to complete the update for NBA Live 08. After that, I’ll complete the conversions for NBA Live 2005-07 and everything will be ready to go.
Thank you again to everyone for your patience. These rosters are coming out much later than I anticipated and would’ve liked, but your support and the fantastic work of the art patchers in our community has encouraged me to get them done. A huge thanks once again to everyone who has contributed art for the new rosters, it is very much appreciated. As I mentioned in my previous status report, I don’t know whether I’ll be continuing the rosters next season but I’m hoping that this release will be worth the wait. For those who missed the previous post, the new rosters will contain a bonus in the form of updated Team USA, Dream Team and Dream Team III rosters, all with correct jerseys.
Once again, look out for the new rosters to be available by the end of the week. In the meantime, I’ll probably release a couple of smaller updates including new versions of Real Staff 13.
As we now find ourselves in March, I wanted to give everyone an update on the status of the 2012/2013 rosters for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. Yes, they are still coming out and yes, the release is getting closer. With the amount of work I’ve been able to get done on them recently I’m hoping to have them out within the next couple of weeks, or by the end of March at the latest.
Once again, I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, as most of you have been very good about not pestering me about the release. The reason they are taking so long is that other things have simply gotten in the way: my day job, personal life and other responsibilities here at the NLSC to name a few. Feeling somewhat burned out on making roster updates having been doing them for close to 15 years now, I’ve also found it difficult at times to get motivated to work on the rosters when I have had the time to spare.
However, progress is being made and everything is starting to come together, so I’m looking forward to getting the rosters out. To be honest, I’m not sure if I will be doing the rosters beyond this season but I do want to release a 2012/2013 update as thanks for all the support over the years and to make use of all the great current season art updates that the community has been producing for the last few PC releases. Whether or not this is the last hurrah, I want to give you a really good update.
To that end, I’ve arranged for a little bonus content. I’ve updated Team USA and thanks to Dc311 and bayag, you’ll be able to settle the 1992 vs 2012 debate with accurate teams with their correct jerseys and retro faces. The 1996 team is also still in the roster and will have correct art as well. These three teams will be appearing in all of the updates, not just the rosters for NBA Live 08. I’ll see if I can include a few other extras before finishing up the rosters for release, just to give you all something extra for your support and patience.
Once again, look out for the release coming by the end of March at the latest (but hopefully within the next couple of weeks), and in the meantime check out some teaser images of the 1992, 1996 and 2012 USA teams below.
Just the one file addition for NBA Live 07 today. bayag, who recently released the fantastic International Classic Teams Mod, has released a new version of his AIACT update which enhances gameplay and includes new animations. As far as I’m aware it’s compatible with past and future NLSC roster updates, so be sure to pick it up at the link below!
SUPERSTAR ’07 AIACT (Updated to v5.0)
We have just one file addition for NBA Live 07 today, a pack of faces for European Legends by asty08 that bayag has uploaded by request. Speaking of legendary European players, you can play with several of them in bayag’s newly released International Classic Teams Mod! Pick up the pack at the link below and see this post for more info and download links for the ICT Mod.
Euro Legends Face Pack
bayag has finally released the much anticipated International Classic Teams Mod for NBA Live 07! This project has been a couple of years in the making and is a truly superb effort, including several classic international teams, classic NBA teams and even a few noteworthy college teams. Make sure that you download all seven parts of the mod at the links below and drop by bayag’s thread here in the Forum for more previews and info on this great mod.
I’m still working on the current rosters for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08, but in the meantime I wanted to release another small update for the new season, namely new Real Staff updates. For those who are unfamiliar with the Real Staff updates, they are batch files that automatically update the names and attributes of the staff you’ve hired in Dynasty Mode with real assistants, trainers and scouts for each team. The updates are only available for NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08, being the only three PC releases to feature staff hiring in Dynasty Mode. Pick them up at the links below, and stay tuned for more details on the current rosters, coming soon.
As I mentioned in my most recent bulletin on the current roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08, I have had to delay them for at least a couple of weeks but I am still working on them and intend on releasing them as soon as I possibly can. In the meantime, I have updated my NBA Team Logos Bootup Screen patches and released new logo updates for the Charlotte Bobcats, which you can download at the links below. These updates will also be included in the new rosters once they are released, but I’m making them available as standalone releases in case you’d like to use them in the meantime.
NBA Team Logos Bootup Screens
Charlotte Bobcats Logos
Make sure that you download the correct update for the game you’re playing. Stay tuned for more news on the rosters, their eventual release and perhaps a couple of other releases in between.
Here’s a new file addition for NBA Live 07, an NBA on NBC transition patch from bayag for anyone who’s in a nostalgic mood. Download it at the link below and check out bayag’s thread here in the Forum for more information and previews of his ongoing historical project for the game, which is shaping up to be something really fantastic.
I know a fair few people are still waiting on the 2012/2013 season roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08, so I wanted to give you all a quick status update. I had hoped to get the rosters out by the end of November, however that unfortunately proved to be unfeasible as a myriad of other things ultimately got in the way. I am therefore officially pushing them back at least a couple of weeks, however I am still working on them and intend to release them as soon as I possibly can.
To give you an idea of the current status, there are still players to create and some ratings I’d like to update, however all players who were in the league last season are on their correct teams, years pro have been updated and everyone who wasn’t a free agent this past offseason has up to date contract information. I’ll continue to get everything up to date in that regard in between my other responsibilities, however I do need help with current art updates. You can find a list of currently required art updates here in the Forum; please note I also need some help in converting jerseys for use with NBA Live 2005 and NBA Live 06, so if you can lend a hand there, that would also be appreciated.
Thank you once again for your continued patience and understanding. I hate to have to delay the rosters further but I do have matters that are more important and therefore must take precedent. A few people have gotten a bit antsy and I do appreciate your enthusiasm for the updates, however I must ask again that I not be pestered about the release as if the rosters do become too much of a chore, I’m going to have stop doing them. I’ll try to keep you all posted on the status of the updates in the coming weeks, as I get closer to a release.
If you’re still playing NBA Live 07 PC you’ll want to check out our newest file addition, the latest version of BAYAG’s SUPERSTAR AIACT update. For those who are unaware, the aiact.viv file contains the game’s animations and BAYAG’s update seeks to enhance NBA Live 07 by adding and changing several moves. It should be compatible with the latest NLSC roster, as well as the one that will be coming out fairly soon, but be sure to make a backup of your aiact.viv file just in case. To give it a try, download it at the link below!
SUPERSTAR ’07 AIACT (Updated to 4.01)
Since the 2012/2013 NBA season is now underway, I thought I’d address the situation with the new roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08 PC. First of all, yes, my intention is to get new updates out for those games, with the new rookies and all the other offseason transactions. While I was hoping I would be able to get the update out by opening night that isn’t going to be possible, however I am aiming to get them out by the end of November. Please understand that that’s as specific as I can be at this time and while I don’t anticipate delaying the rosters beyond that point, certain other responsibilities must take priority.
The upside to the later release is that it will allow me to ensure that there are more art updates ready to be included in the new rosters, as folks are still working on some courts, jerseys and faces for this season. It’ll also give me a few weeks of games to base the rotations on and tune ratings for the rookies, as I’ll have had an opportunity to see how they perform at the NBA level. In other words, the rosters should be much more accurate right off the bat.
In the meantime, I’ll probably release some small updates, such as a logo patch for the Charlotte Bobcats and a new version of Real Staff for NBA Live 06-08. If you’d like to help out with art for the rosters, once again the priority is courts, jerseys and some faces, along with conversions of art updates for NBA Live 2005 and NBA Live 06 (art files for 07 and 08 are interchangeable). Keep an eye on the Forum for an updated list of required art patches, coming soon.
Thanks again to everyone for your patience, support and understanding. Once again I ask that you please don’t pester me about the updates; I realise that the folks still playing those games are keen for new rosters but they are a bit of a chore at times and being hounded about them doesn’t help me get them out any quicker. Most folks have been very good about not bugging me about the rosters, which I definitely appreciate. Thank you once again, please stay tuned for more updates and if you can lend a hand with some art patches, please let me know!
Here’s a new file addition for NBA Live 07, a face patch for Brazilian basketball legend Oscar Schmidt. Speaking of Bayag’s updates, be sure to check out his thread here in the Forum for a preview of his huge classic teams mod for NBA Live 07, currently a work in progress.
Asty and Bayag
Oscar Schmidt Face Patch
Killer Crossover aka OG has re-posted his video tutorial for editing headshape and hair files using Ebodit. The tutorial was originally created for NBA Live 07 but is also applicable to NBA Live 08, as the file formats are exactly the same. Anyone working with NBA Live 2005 and NBA Live 06 might be able to get some use out of it as well.
I’ve created a Jacque Vaughn coach face patch for NBA Live 08, converted from his original player face by EA. It includes a batch file which will automatically update any coaches.dbf file with the necessary values, or if you’d like to make the changes manually, I’ve included that information in the readme.txt. file. The patch can also be used with NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06 and NBA Live 07 and is available to download here.
I’d also like to give everyone a quick update on the status of the roster updates for this coming season. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m taking the rosters year-by-year at the moment. With NBA Live 13 being a console only release and a decent amount of people still playing and patching NBA Live 2005-08, I’ve decided that I’ll maintain the roster updates for at least one more season. I’ve already started on them and hope to have them out in time for the start of the season this year. With no lockout to dim my enthusiasm, I’m much more optimistic about that goal.
However, no exact release date is set for the next update at this time. Furthermore, I will not be setting an exact release date just yet and I ask that you please do not pester me about the release date or the current status of the update. I’ll try to keep you all informed of where I’m at with the rosters but please understand that being needled about the updates just makes them that much more of a chore and it doesn’t encourage me to get them out any quicker; if anything, it makes me feel like pulling the plug on them and avoiding all the bother. As always, your patience and support are very much appreciated!