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The Friday Five: 5 Patches I Always Wanted To Make

The Friday Five

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.

As I’ve mentioned before, unfortunately I’m not able to commit to any big patching projects these days (particularly any current roster updates); as such, my output has slowed in recent years. While I’d never like to close the door on patching completely, it’s no longer the main content that I’m producing here at the NLSC, and I’m mostly focusing on smaller releases when I do get time to whip something up.

Of course, even while I was still patching more actively, there were ideas that I just didn’t get around to doing due to other commitments, or the project being too difficult or too time consuming to make happen. I thought I’d share some of those ideas in this week’s Friday Five, mostly just for fun and to wonder what could’ve been, but also to put the concepts out there in case anyone else in the community wants to give them a shot. So, without any further ado, let’s take a look at some patching ideas I haven’t been able to do anything with.

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The Friday Five: 5 Biggest Leaps in Basketball Video Game Sequels

The Friday Five

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.

Like any enthusiastic gaming community, we sink a considerable amount of time into the basketball video games that we play, to the point where we know them inside and out. We know what we like, we know what we don’t like, and we ultimately know what kind of experience we want to get out of them. As consumers, we understandably want to see constant improvement, as well as get value for our money.

Of course, while it’s important that we maintain a critical eye, at times we can be too cynical to see some of the genuine improvements in basketball video games. Despite the challenge that all annual sports games face in the form of a compressed development cycle, we’ve seen basketball titles that have shown considerable improvement over their immediate predecessors. To that end, I’m counting down what I feel are some of the biggest year-to-year leaps in basketball gaming. Let’s get started with number five.

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Replay Fixes for NBA Live 2005-08

As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t have time to work on any roster updates for NBA Live 2005, 06, 07 and 08, or much else these days. Unfortunately that hasn’t changed – sorry! – but as I mentioned during Episode #88 of the NLSC Podcast, I did whip up some quick workarounds for an issue that’s present in Instant Replay in all of the aforementioned games.

While capturing some screenshots to update the galleries in our subsites, as well as stock up on images for our various feature articles, I was reminded of the annoying issue of the hide/show overlay button remaining on screen in Instant Replay; a small bug, but a pain when you’re trying to get some nice screenshots. I devised a workaround which uses a transparent texture for the hover effect on the button, and figured that I’d share it with the community as others might find a use for it.

Download the fixes here:

Once again, unfortunately I’m unable to work on any roster updates these days, so I respectfully request that you please stop asking me about them; pestering me about them is definitely not going to make me inclined to change my mind! For anyone who would like to use my rosters as a base to make updates of their own, feel free to do so, but I would appreciate credit somewhere if you do. I’d also recommend that NBA Live 08 users check out the NBA Action 15 mod, currently in progress. I have nothing to do with the mod however, so please don’t contact me about it.

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

The team at revolution.lt have released updated rosters for NBA Live 2005, which you can pick up at the link below! Please note that this is not my release and I am not currently making any roster updates, so if you have any issues with them, be sure to contact the guys at revolution.lt, not me.

revolution.lt
2014 July 1 Rosters [by rev]

Guide to Installing Patches (NBA Live 2005-08)

As I previously mentioned, we’re currently on the lookout for people who are willing and able to help us expand and enhance our library of Wiki articles, as we endeavour to create the definitive resource for basketball video games. Once again, I’d like to encourage anyone with a good knowledge of basketball video games to help us out with that by getting involved, whether it’s adding information on patching, or expanding our articles on game modes and gameplay elements.

To help get the ball rolling, I’ve added a long overdue guide to installing patches in NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08. Those of us who have been patching those games for a long time often take the process for granted, but up until now we haven’t had a comprehensive resource explaining just where to place patched files, or even the basic process of how the sgsm folder works. My hope is that this guide will be a handy reference that we can point to whenever there are questions on how to install patches, be they rosters, courts, jerseys, or whatever.

When I get a moment, I’ll also be adding a guide for NBA Live 2003 and NBA Live 2004, which use the slightly more complex CustomArt method. Until then, I hope you find the guide useful, and look forward to seeing a few more people lending a hand with the Wiki!

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

PatTheHead has released new versions of all of his retro season rosters for NBA Live 2005. Check them all out at the links below.

PatTheHead
NBA Live 2005 1951/52 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1961/62 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1966/67 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1971/72 ABA Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1971/72 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1977/78 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1984/85 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1991/92 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 1993/94 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.1)
NBA Live 2005 1996/97 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 2001/02 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)
NBA Live 2005 2005/06 Season Roster Patch (Updated to v1.3)

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

We’re closing out the weekend with a couple of file additions for NBA Live 2005. Ray has released an update for the Detroit Pistons’ new Motor City alternate jersey, as well as the new jerseys for the New Orleans Pelicans. Check them out at the links below!

Ray
Detroit Pistons 2013/2014 Alternate Jersey Patch
New Orleans Pelicans 2013/2014 Jersey Patch

Jason Kidd Coach Face for NBA Live 2005-08 Released

In anticipation of the 2013/2014 season, I’ve converted Jason Kidd’s player face for use as a coach face in NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08. It also includes a batch file that will allow you to automatically assign him to the Brooklyn Nets in any roster or Dynasty game.

Download it here! More information on 2013/2014 updates will be coming soon but in the meantime, I invite you to go back and check out Episode #36 of the NLSC Podcast for the latest details.

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Dc311 has released a new version of his NBA Live 2005 conversion of TanyaMarkova’s 2013 NBA All-Star Courts pack for NBA Live 08. They will be included in my final 2012/2013 season roster update for NBA Live 2005, but in the meantime you can get them into your game by downloading the pack at the link below.

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2013 NBA All-Star Courts [TanyaMarkova Conversion] (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Here are the latest file additions for NBA Live 2005, featuring a couple more of TanyaMarkova’s courts converted by Dc311. With these releases for the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder, the courts of all 30 NBA teams have now been updated for NBA Live 2005. Pick them up at the links below!

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 Utah Jazz Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Oklahoma City Thunder Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Here are Dc311’s latest releases for NBA Live 2005, featuring conversions of Hiiipower and TanyaMarkova’s 2012/2013 court updates for the Magic, 76ers, Kings and Raptors, originally created for NBA Live 08. Dc311 has also released updated versions of the new courts for the Cavaliers, Pacers and Spurs, which correct issues with missing lines around the key. Download them all the links below!

Hiiipower & Dc311
2012/2013 Orlando Magic Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 Philadelphia 76ers Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Sacramento Kings Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Toronto Raptors Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion] (Updated to v2.0)
2012/2013 Indiana Pacers Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion] (Updated to v2.0)
2012/2013 San Antonio Spurs Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion] (Updated to v2.0)

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Dc311 has converted a couple more of TanyaMarkova and Hiiipower’s 2012/2013 court updates for NBA Live 08 for use with NBA Live 2005, which you can download at the links below. If you’ve already installed the latest NLSC roster, just overwrite the included court files with these ones.

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 New Orleans Hornets Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]

Hiiipower & Dc311
2012/2013 New York Knicks Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Dc311 continues his excellent working converting TanyaMarkova and Hiiipower’s courts for NBA Live 08 for use with NBA Live 2005, with his latest conversions including new courts for the Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves. Download them all at the links below!

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 Memphis Grizzlies Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Milwaukee Bucks Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]

Hiiipower & Dc311
2012/2013 Miami Heat Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]
2012/2013 Minnesota Timberwolves Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Dc311 has completed some more excellent conversions of TanyaMarkova and Hiiipower’s NBA Live 08 court updates for use with NBA Live 2005, which you can download at the links below. If you’re playing with the recently released 2012/2013 rosters, simply overwrite the included court files with these ones. I’ll also be including them in the next version of the current roster update, which will be out around the beginning of the Playoffs.

TanyaMarkova & Dc311
2012/2013 Atlanta Hawks Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Boston Celtics Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Dallas Mavericks Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]
2012/2013 Los Angeles Lakers Court Patch [TanyaMarkova Conversion]

Hiiipower & Dc311
2012/2013 Chicago Bulls Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]
2012/2013 Indiana Pacers Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]
2012/2013 Los Angeles Clippers Court Patch [Hiiipower Conversion]

2012/2013 Rosters for NBA Live 2005-08 Released

Yes, the long wait is finally over! My 2012/2013 roster updates for NBA Live 2005, NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07 and NBA Live 08 are out now and can be downloaded at the links below. Please note that the rosters are accurate as of March 31st, 2013 and thus do not include a couple of minor transactions that have occurred in the past couple of days. There will be a follow-up release within the next couple of weeks or so and possibly a couple during the Playoffs. As for continuing the rosters beyond this season, I’m still undecided for the moment, but I’ll keep everyone informed of my decision and future arrangements.

For now, you can pick up the new rosters at the links below:

NBA Live 08: Full Package | Roster Only | Support Thread
NBA Live 07: Full Package | Roster Only | Support Thread
NBA Live 06: Full Package | Roster Only | Support Thread
NBA Live 2005: Full Package | Roster Only | Support Thread

I’ll need to repack the 06 update as it’s missing Mike Krzyzewski’s face. For now, simply download this pack and extract the files to your sgsm folder. A huge thanks once again to everyone for your patience, as well as the talented patchers who have helped out by contributing  so many fantastic art updates. Please enjoy the rosters!