Andrew’s NBA 2K12 PC Review

I’ve already posted several of my impressions of NBA 2K12 in the NLSC Forum as well as in our recent roundtable discussion, but after playing the game for a month and seeing all that it has to offer, I’ve decided that a full review of the PC version is in order.

NBA 2K11 provided a tough act to follow and the lockout has certainly done NBA video gaming no favours, preventing the inclusion of this year’s rookie crop and cancelling portions of the 2011/2012 season, meaning no roster movement and no games to get excited about. However, NBA 2K12 has done a very commendable job of bolstering itself for the lockout and building upon last year’s success, with improvements to gameplay and My Player along with its expanded historical content.

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NBA 2K12 Patch v1.03 Released for Xbox 360

Xbox 360 users should now be prompted to download the official update v1.03 for NBA 2K12, which has been rolled out after receiving approval from Microsoft yesterday. The patch includes some further fixes for online issues including win/loss tracking and lengthy waiting times when searching for an opponent, as well as a few gameplay fixes. You can check out the complete release notes for the patch here.

Feel free to share your impressions of the update here in the Forum. As mentioned in yesterday’s bulletin, there is a larger patch coming soon for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions that will address other gameplay and game mode issues. The PC version, which is yet to receive any official updates, will likely receive a combined update  once all the console patches are out.

NBA 2K12 Xbox 360 Patch v1.03 Approved, Out Soon

The official patch (v1.03) for the Xbox 360 version of NBA 2K12 has been approved by Microsoft and should be available within the next 24 hours. The patch, which further addresses some online issues and includes a handful of gameplay fixes, was made available for PlayStation 3 users last week. A larger update is still scheduled to be released at some point, with further gameplay fixes and presumably some fixes for various game mode issues as well.

According to Ronnie, there’s no word on the PC patch just yet but he suggests that it may have to wait until all the console updates have been released, which is in line with his previous tweets about the PC version receiving a combined update at some point in the future. Ronnie is also requesting that any PC players with a My Player file that has locked up get in touch with him as soon as possible.

File Additions for NBA Live 2005

Author: dragon@4Q
Dragon’s Hardwood Classics 2005

Author: JKers/EGS Studio Group
Beijing 2008 Mod for NBA Live 2005 (Link Updated)
Beijing 2008 Mod for NBA Live 2005 (Shoe Pack)

Author: el_valero
Euroleague 2009/2010 Mod (Rosters)
Euroleague 2009/2010 Mod (Art Pack)
Euroleague 2009/2010 Mod (Rosters)
Euroleague 2009/2010 Mod (Art Pack)

Author: Dann Garcia
Dan’s PBA Court Pack

Author: Franswa
FIBA Intro Video

File Additions for NBA Live 2003

Author: Yavuz
Eurobasket 2003 Mod

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: JaoSming
Cell Shaded ENB Series Filter
JaoSming’s Balls
Screenshots of Every Floor in NBA 2K12

Author: Michaelvlutz49
Jersey Texture Update
Super Global
Crowd Enhancement
Realistic Net Movement

Author: dRoseBulls
Washington Wizards Court Patch

Author: Mythbuster
Washington Wizards’ Verizon Center
Boston Celtics’ TD Garden
Chicago Bulls’ United Center
Milwaukee Bucks’ Bradley Center
Miami Heat’s AmericanAirlines Arena
New York Knicks’ Madison Square Garden
Brooklyn Nets’ Barclays Center
Utah Jazz’ Energy Solutions Arena

NBA 2K12 PotW – Week 4 Results & Week 5 Voting!

Congratulations to JoeJames for winning the fourth Patch of the Week contest!  JoeJames’ 13 Team Dornas Pack won by one vote, narrowly beating three other patches tied for second.

This week JoeJames attempts to be the first 2-Time winner of PotW.  He returns with a Bobcats jersey pack with a fictional alternate uniform, but he’s going against the patching return of two NLSC veterans of Jowe and Nick, with a classic Nuggets jersey and Fictional Draft Class respectively.  Other patchers included in the Week 5 voting include a Reggie Miller Pacers team, a retro Derek Fisher face, an accurate Madison Square Garden court, and authentic shot clock digits.  You can vote and nominate patches for Week 6’s PotW here.

File Additions for NBA Live 06

Author: baseline bum
Retro Jersey Pack 06

File Additions for NBA Live 2004

Author: Mel_Fox_76
Playoff Dornas and Icons Patch

Author: Roseblade13
9 USA Team 2010 Faces Pack

Author: DANet & Kq
NTeams Mod for NBA Live 2004

Author: Duke and Manou
Euroleague Project

File Additions for NBA 2K12

Author: sixers85
TNT Mode Black Scoreboard

Author: JoeJames
Dallas Mavericks Uniforms
Charlotte Bobcats uniforms (+ an extra)
Orlando Magic Uniforms
Washington Wizards Uniforms

Author: Nick
Fictional Draft Class 1

Author: z_dize
Fictional Draft Classes

Author: TNeckDME
Enhanced Sideline Characters DDS Textures

Author: se7six
se7six’s DAKTRONICS Shot Clocks With Authentic Digits

Author: HAWK23
2003-2004 Los Angeles Lakers (TMM File)
1999-2000 Indiana Pacers (TMM File)

NBA 2K12 Roundtable (Part Three)

Welcome to the third and final part of the roundtable discussion of NBA 2K12 between Patrick (Pdub), Jon (JaoSming), Lean, The X and myself. Today we’re wrapping up the roundtable with our thoughts on NBA’s Greatest and the presentation in this year’s game, as well as covering a couple of other topics of interest and summing up our opinion of NBA 2K12. Don’t forget to check out part one and part two if you didn’t catch them the first time around.

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Links updated for ModdingWay’s NBA 2K12 Tools

Our friends from ModdingWay have unfortunately suffered a serious server crash, from which they have been unable to recover. As such, they have asked if we can upload copies of their tools for NBA 2K12 to our server (previously the entries in our database linked to the respective download pages on ModdingWay), so that the patching community may still have access to them. Please see below for the download links.

NBA 2K12 Cyberface Textures Exporter/Importer
NBA 2K12 IFF File Decompressor
NBA 2K12 Jersey Textures Importer/Exporter

A big thanks once again to Ariel and the staff of ModdingWay for their outstanding work with the NBA 2K12 tools so far.

FIBA LIVE 11 Mod for NBA Live 08 Released

For those of you who have been waiting for an up-to-date FIBA mod for NBA Live 08, the wait is over! With the help of a handful of contributors, Zeller and Dc311 have released FIBA LIVE 11, a mod which adds all 24 teams that participated in Eurobasket 2011, along with the national teams of Argentina, the United States, Tunisia, China, Jordan and Australia.

The mod is a little over 86 MB and can be found here in our Downloads section. Please see the mod’s release thread in the NBA Live 08 section for some additional previews and release notes. Please post all feedback, questions and technical issues related to the mod there as well.

Dynasty & Association Story of the Year Update

The first round of voting for the Dynasty & Association Story of the Year has concluded and the six finalists have been selected. Check out the list of finalists here and be sure to send your votes in to Martti. via private message in the NLSC Forum by November 24th; the winner will be announced shortly afterwards. A big thanks to everyone who has cast their vote so far!

Be sure to check out all the ongoing story threads for Dynasty and Association games in the Stories section of the NLSC Forum. We have some very talented individuals in the community who make their threads a lot of fun to follow along with, so take a look and feel free to offer some words of encouragement every now and again! If you’d like to start your own Dynasty or Association thread, check out this guide for some great tips on getting started and maintaining a story thread.

Da Czar’s Strategy Session: Inbounding Plays

Da Czar has posted the tenth video in his Strategy Session series for NBA 2K12. This time, Czar offers assistance in running inbounding plays in this year’s game.

Check it out here on his YouTube channel if the embedded video isn’t working and drop by Sim Citi for more Czar content.