Dynasty & Association Story of the Year 2011

Voting is now underway to determine the Dynasty & Association Story of the Year for 2011. The contest is an initiative to spotlight some of the best Dynasty and Association story threads posted in the Dynasty & Association Stories section of the NLSC Forum over the past year.

Martti. is once again running the contest, so all votes should be sent in to him via PM. Please note that voting will end November 1st, you cannot vote for your own thread and the thread must have been updated within the past six months. After the top five are decided, a final vote will be cast to select the Story of the Year.

For more information, please see this thread and be sure to check out the many fantastic Dynasty and Association stories here in the Forum. For those looking to start their own story thread, you can get a lot of fantastic tips for getting started and keeping your thread maintained in this guide.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: Dmayne
Retro Shoepack

Author: michaelvlutz49
Shadow Mode Stadium
Improved Floor Reflections (All Courts)
Shadow Mode Global

Author: Gammah
Versus Scoreboard

D-League Uniforms for NBA Teams – Xbox 360

Author: kc2135
Rookie Roster

Author: JoeJames
LED Dornas – Pack 1

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Shooting Slider Adjustments

Da Czar’s Strategy Session series for NBA 2K12 continues today with a new video. The latest episode talks about adjustments to shooting sliders in this year’s game.

Watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video and be sure to check out the Sim Citi blog for more from Czar.

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NBA cancels first two weeks of regular season

Following the latest round of talks between the NBA player’s union and the owners, the league has officially cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011/2012 regular season. Despite meeting for more than seven hours, both sides reportedly remain “very far apart on virtually all issues”, which obviously does not bode well for a speedy resolution to the lockout. Have your say on the lockout and other topics concerning real basketball in the NBA & Basketball Talk section of the NLSC Forum.

As far as the lockout’s impact on virtual basketball, the current state of negotiations would suggest that an official patch to add rookies to NBA 2K12 and the planned roster updates for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition will not be happening anytime soon. Rookie data is present in NBA 2K12’s game files so it’s possible that we’ll be able to add this year’s rookie crop to the game and utilise faces, speech and so forth through our own unofficial updates. The feasibility and exact methods of doing this are still being explored at this time.

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: nba2kway
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor (Updated)

Author: Dmyane
Reebok Instapumps
Air Penny Shoepack

Unlock All – Xbox 360
Unlock All Teams Xbox 360 Settings & USB Modkit

Author: tnt23
2K12 All-Time All-Stars

Author: MGX

Author: utp1985
utp1985’s Wood Update – Pack 1
utp1985’s Wood Update – Pack 2

Author: michaelvlutz49
Cross Net Skinny and Regular – No Icons
Real Sweat

Author: HAWK23
All-Time Chicago Bulls and All-Time LA Lakers Teams (TMM Files)

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Week 1 Voting for NBA 2K12 Patch of the Week

The first week of voting for the new Patch of the Week feature has begun in this Forum thread.  In it you can vote for, and get links to, the seven patches chosen for the contest.  Those patches are:

  • Christmas Jerseys Update by qfrmcpt310
  • ESPN Scoreboard by JoeJames
  • NBA Cross Traxxion Ball by JoeJames
  • Orlando Magic Floor Update by utp1985
  • PlayStation Icons by sergcool
  • 2K12 Allb-Time All-Stars by tnt23
  • Air Penny Shoepack by Dmayne

After you vote, be sure to nominate patches released between now and Sunday the 16th for next week’s PotW.  The restrictions for patches are no tools, nothing from team members, and the patch must be listed in the NLSC Downloads Database.  Good luck to all the patchers in this week’s vote!

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File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Author: Mel_Fox_76
Joe Johnson Face Patch
Brandon Roy Face Patch
Raymond Felton Face Patch

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File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: JoeJames
NBA Cross Traxxion Ball

Author: JemiZhuu
Orlando Magic Floor Update

Author: qfrmcpt310
Christmas Jerseys Update

Author: Fifedawg
NBA Rating Encyclopedia

Author: maumau78
NBA 2K12 Camera Hack Parameters

Author: sergcool
NBA 2K12 PlayStation Icons

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Solution for My2K Verification Issues in NBA 2K12 (via OS)

If you’ve encountered any difficulties verifying your My2K account in NBA 2K12, Chris from 2K has posted some troubleshooting steps over on Operation Sports. You should follow these steps if the email you received has an invalid verification link or you haven’t received the verification email at all.

1. Go to
2. Enter your My2K account name and password
3. Log in to automatically to verify your account

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Last call for EA Sports NBA Wishlist Materials

Within the next week, we’ll be sending in our main Wishlist materials for the next NBA sim from EA Sports. If you have any constructive feedback for the Dev Team concerning what you’d like to see improved, changed or added in the game, be sure to post it in our Wishlist thread as we’re in the process of finalising it; you can also send in additional feedback via our Wishlist Survey. If you’re a PC gamer, don’t forget to sign our PC Petition which aims to demonstrate our interest in a PC release for future NBA sims from EA Sports, beginning next year.

We’ll also be sending along our reactions to NBA 2K12, to give the Dev Team at EA Tiburon an idea of the things we like in 2K’s game as well as the things we don’t like, so that they can take that into account while developing their game. Please see this thread in the EA Sports NBA section of the NLSC Forum for more info and to post your feedback.

A huge thanks once again to everyone who has helped out with our Wishlist initiatives so far, hopefully we can have a positive impact on next year’s game!

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Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Play Calling Essentials

Da Czar continues to provide pointers for NBA 2K12 players with the third installment of his Strategy Session series for this year’s game. In the latest video, Czar runs through the essentials of playcalling in NBA 2K12.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube if you can’t see it embedded here and be sure to check out more from Da Czar over on the Sim Citi blog.

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SportsGamerShow NBA 2K12 Review

SportsGamerShow’s Rio Pesino has posted a video review of NBA 2K12.

Check it out here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video. See more from SportsGamerShow here and add your impressions of NBA 2K12 here in the NLSC Forum.

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State of Community Patches for NBA 2K12

As you may remember in my initial impressions of NBA 2K12, I mentioned that 2K changed the compression format of the iff files this year which did not allow for any of our editing tools to extract or import textures. Essentially this meant we couldn’t customize the look or feel of the game at all like we have in years past. Thankfully, only two days after 2K12’s release, our friends from ModdingWay released a tool that allows us to decompress the new 2K12 iff files. The following is a report on the status of patching NBA 2K12 PC.

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NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – Legends Trailer

EA Sports have released another launch trailer for NBA Jam: On Fire Edition, this time highlighting some of the NBA legends that appear in this year’s game.

Watch it here over on our YouTube channel if the embedded video isn’t working for you. Check back soon for my NBA Jam: On Fire Edition impressions and feel free to add yours here in The Virtual Hardwood section.

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NBA 2K12 Video Review (SI Game Room)

Sports Illustrated’s Game Room has posted a video review of NBA 2K12, awarding it a score of 10/10.

This is the second perfect score the game has received following GamesRadar. Don’t forget to add your thoughts on the game here in the Forum and discuss the SI review here.

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