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File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Here are a few more NBA 2K19 PC mods to spice up your game this weekend! The latest file additions include a new body model for Luka Doncic, a face update for Rudy Fernandez, and a referee update pack. Check them all out at the links below!

Gideon Prime
Luka Doncic Custom Body Model (Longer Arms)

Shuajota
Rudy Fernandez Face

sticky-fingers
New Referees

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.

The Friday Five: Top 5 Positives and Negatives in NBA Live 19

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a double countdown, featuring the Top 5 Positives and Top 5 Negatives in NBA Live 19.

I will be producing a written review of NBA Live 19 in addition to discussing the game in the Forum and on the NLSC Podcast, but right now, I’m still collecting my thoughts and evaluating the game as the initial content updates and bug fixes come through. That full review will be coming soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to post some initial impressions of this year’s release from EA Sports, spotlighting five of my most positive observations so far, as well as five things that stand out as some of the more prominent negatives.

Basically, if you’re looking for a quick overview of my take on NBA Live 19 so far, this is it. In my opinion, the game has taken some further steps forward this year, and while there is still room for improvement in many key areas, a solid foundation has been established. In ranking the positives and negatives that I have observed so far, I’m basing them on my preferences and expectations of the game, so their importance (or indeed, whether or not they count as a positive or negative) may differ for you. With that being said, let’s get on with a 2-for-1 edition of the Friday Five, and take a look at what’s good and what’s not so good in NBA Live 19!

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NBA Live 19 September 12th Content Update Details

September 12th Content Update for NBA Live 19

The development team has provided a detailed breakdown of what was included in the September 12th content update for NBA Live 19. This update is pushed through automatically in-game, as long as your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One is connected to the Internet.

In addition to updating both the NBA and WNBA rosters with the latest player movement, it also fixes the jersey names for a couple of players, correct jersey numbers and WNBA dunk packages, fixes some objectives, and tunes the rules for Court Battles. Uniforms will now also rotate at various World Tour venues.

The team also mentions that next week they’ll be providing information about what to expect from an upcoming title update. Unlike content updates which are pushed through in-game, title updates come through via the dashboard of your console, and tend to be much larger. For those who are unaware, we’re maintaining an update history for NBA Live 19, which you can find here in our Wiki.

As always, feel free to post your thoughts in the comments section below, as well as join in the discussion in the NBA Live 19 section of the NLSC Forum!

File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

We’ve got another big batch of mod releases from our community today. The latest NBA 2K19 PC file additions include faces, rosters, updated tools, and more. Please see below for all the download links!

goldenstate77
Goldenstate77 Reshade (4 Settings)

Gideon Prime
Kevin Garnett Custom Body Model

Shuajota
Kevin Love Face
Official Roster Update
LeBron James Portrait
Luol Deng Portrait
Shuajota’s Realistic Roster
James Johnson Face (With Dreads)

go7denboot
Kawhi Leonard Real Body

bluejaybrandon
Charlotte Hornets Team Tattoo Update

TwisT
Crowd Update – Pacific Division

Manni Live
Philadelphia 76ers Wells Fargo Arena

Limnono
Limnono Trainer (NBA 2K19 Xiugaiqi) (Updated to v2.0)

The2KGamer
NBA 2K19 Cheat Table With SP and Attributes (Updated to v1.2 Bugfix)

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.

Wayback Wednesday: The Legend of Jackson Ellis

Jackson Ellis in NBA 2K19

This is Wayback Wednesday, your midweek blast from the past! In this feature, we dig into the archives, look back at the history of basketball gaming, and indulge in some nostalgia. Check in every Wednesday for retrospectives and other features on older versions of NBA Live, NBA 2K, and old school basketball video games in general. You’ll also find old NLSC editorials re-published with added commentary, and other flashback content. This week, I’m taking a look back at the virtual career of Jackson Ellis in NBA 2K, and the legend that it has spawned over six games.

Minor spoiler alert: in NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER mode, Jackson Ellis makes a return to the virtual hardwood. One of the most memorable characters in basketball video games, this year he enjoyed his most prominent role since NBA 2K14, when he was introduced as the rival of your MyPLAYER. Not only has Ellis resonated with NBA 2K gamers, he’s clearly a favourite of the development team as well. Even though he’s only stepped onto the court in a couple of titles, he’s appeared or been referenced in every MyCAREER mode on the current generation.

So what’s the story behind the infamously brash and outspoken Jackson Ellis? Well, the exact story differs for each of us, but in broad strokes, Visual Concepts has been weaving a subplot with Ellis over the past six years. To appreciate the Legend of Jackson Ellis, we need to return to where it all began in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of NBA 2K14. To that end, let’s go back…way back…

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File Additions for NBA Live 2005

NBA Live 2005 Cover Art

Ahead of this week’s Wayback Wednesday, we have a Wayback File Addition! Add a touch of the current league to NBA Live 2005 with Kelly_E’s Nike Statement Jersey patch for the Atlanta Hawks, available at the link below!

Kelly_E
Atlanta Hawks Nike Statement 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.

File Additions for NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 Cover Art

Our first batch of file additions for NBA 2K19 PC is here! Our modding community is tipping things off with twenty-five releases, including tools, faces, courts, and more. Check them all out at the links below!

Shuajota
NBA 2K19 External File Plugin (Waigua)

Limnono
Limnono Trainer (NBA 2K19 Xiugaiqi)

R4zoR
Robert Covington Face

Shuajota
J.J. Barea Face
J.J. Redick Face
T.J. McConnell Face
Brad Wanamaker Face
James Johnson Face
Nikola Mirotic Face

Sitew33
Dennis Smith Hair Update
Markelle Fultz Face (Dreads)
Pascal Siakam Face (Mini Fro)
Delon Wright Hair Update
Rodney McGruder Face

Manni Live
Boston Celtics TD Garden

The2KGamer
NBA 2K19 Cheat Table With SP and Attributes

MauMau78
Net Physics
SFX Mod

go7denboot
Giannis Antetokounmpo Real Body
Joel Embiid Real Body

SexCurryBeats
Red White and Blue Net
G-League Gym
Red White and Blue Ball
3 Blacktops
Practice Gym

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.

Monday Tip-Off: Are Some Basketball Games Too Old To Mod?

1996 Mod for NBA Live 2004: Michael Jordan

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 whether or not some basketball video games are too old to mod.

As our regular File Additions bulletins no doubt indicate, we mod basketball games both new and old in our community. I’ve discussed the appeal of modding older games in a previous article, likening it to the pastime of retro gaming itself. It’s fun to dust off an old favourite, not only to enjoy its familiar modes and gameplay, but also to tinker with it. There’s a lot of creative satisfaction in breathing new life into old games, and a certain novelty in seeing current NBA players in a title from many years ago. I would never discourage retro modding, much as I would never discourage retro gaming.

At the same time, modding older titles can present certain challenges and drawbacks. As a basketball game gets older, it can become more difficult to mod, both in terms of performing the required actions and justifying the time spent doing so. Hardware and software moves on, and so do basketball gamers themselves. Even though it’s still fun to tinker and do some cool things with your favourites, it may feel like less and less of a worthwhile exercise as the years go by. I’m currently working on some updates for old games, but there are obviously limits as to what I’d be willing to sink time into. At some point, we do have to ask ourselves: are some basketball games simply too old to mod?

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #262 (Namo Gamo Interview)

NLSC Podcast Logo

Episode #262 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! This week, I’m presenting my interview with Josh and Dave from Namo Gamo, in which we talk about their fantastic retro-oriented PC game, Basketball Classics! We also talk about the process and difficulty of video game design, some of our favourite NBA memories, and a lot more.

It was a really fun interview, and I very much enjoyed getting some insight into an awesome game that already feels very polished, even in Early Access on Steam. We’ve discussed Basketball Classics in previous episodes of the NLSC Podcast, and will definitely have more coverage of the game moving forward. In the meantime, I’m sure you’ll enjoy my chat with Josh and Dave.

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.

File Additions for NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 Cover Art

Here’s a recent file addition for NBA Live 08 PC that’ll bring your game up to date. yummybear has released another pack of 2018 season jersey updates, and you can pick it up at the link below!

yummybear
10 NBA Team 2018 Jersey Update Part 2

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.

File Additions for NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Cover Art

With the release of NBA 2K19, we should start seeing some releases for this year’s game from Visual Concepts very soon. In the meantime however, we do have a few file additions for NBA 2K18 to catch up on. Check out the latest mods, including a new retro jersey fix and player faces, at the links below!

PeacemanNOT
1964-1965 Celtics Jerseys – PeacemanNOT

ED2K
Klay Thompson Face by ED2K
Ricky Rubio Face by ED2K

Torogi
Brandon Knight 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.

The Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Keep Saved Game Files

The Friday Five

Welcome to this week’s edition of The Friday Five! The Friday Five is a feature that I post every Friday in which I give my thoughts on a topic that’s related to NBA Live, NBA 2K, and other basketball video games, as well as the real NBA, and other areas of interest to our community. The feature is presented as either a list of five items, or in the form of a Top 5 countdown. This week’s Five is a list of five reasons why it’s a good idea to keep your saved game files for basketball video games.

Another preview season is over, which means that NBA Live 19 and NBA 2K19 are upon us! If you’re picking up this year’s games, be sure to share your impressions with the rest of the community in the Forum, and stay tuned for the original content that we’ll be producing for them. Hopefully this year’s releases will meet most of your expectations (if not all of them), and it won’t be long before you’re starting new games and getting stuck into your favourite modes. Once that happens, you might be tempted to delete your saved game files from last year, as well as saves from other older titles.

Not so fast! While you may be about to move on to a new basketball video game, you shouldn’t be too hasty to delete your old saved game files. We’re well beyond the days of 8 megabyte memory cards and other storage devices with very limited capacity, so it shouldn’t be an issue to hang onto your saves. You should have the room to keep files for several games in your collection, not just last year’s release. It’s a good idea to do just that, as losing your old saves is something that you can easily come to regret. To that end, here are five reasons to consider keeping your saved game files, even as you move on to the latest releases from EA Sports and Visual Concepts.

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NBA Live 19 Out Now; Join in the Fun & Discussion!

NBA Live 19: Joel Embiid

The time has come! NBA Live 19 is out today worldwide, and many gamers (myself included) are finally getting hands-on experience with the full version of the game. For those who are still on the fence, the demo is still available, and it appears that it will continue to receive updates alongside the retail version.

For those who’d like a chance to get their hands on a free copy of NBA Live 19, various content creators are currently holding giveaways on Twitter. Our own Arcane has a code up for grabs, for anyone who buys some NLSC merch from his Arcane Team Apparel label. You can find more details about the giveaway here.

We’re looking forward to providing a variety of what we hope will be fun, interesting, and informative original content for NBA Live 19 this year, so stay tuned! With the game now being released, we invite everyone to join in the discussion taking place here in the NLSC Forum. We’ll of course be compiling feedback to send along to the development team at EA Tiburon, so if you have any constructive feedback, please join us in those efforts.

In short, stick around for more great post-release coverage of NBA Live 19, right here at the NLSC!

NBA 2K19 Early Tip-Off; Momentous Trailer Released

LeBron James on the Lakers in NBA 2K19

The 20th Anniversary Edition of NBA 2K19 drops today! Whether you ordered a physical copy or have been waiting for your pre-loaded digital copy to unlock, you’ll be able to get your hands on the game very soon, if you haven’t already. The Standard Edition will hit store shelves and unlock next week, on September 11th.

With the game’s launch, we’ve opened up our NBA 2K19 Modding section in the NLSC Forum, as well as the Tutorials & FAQs section. The appropriate categories have also been added to our Downloads database, ready for all of the great mods that our community is bound to make this year.

This year’s Momentous Trailer has also been released to celebrate the launch of NBA 2K19. Watch it below, or catch it here on YouTube.

As we look ahead to a new year of modding and other original content, we invite everyone to join in the conversation in our Forum. If you’re playing NBA 2K19, be sure to stick around and be a part of the discussion!

Primacy Ratings Fixes for NBA Live 06-08 (Default Rosters)

Kobe Bryant often suffered from Primacy Rating Recalculation (NBA Live 06)

I recently whipped up a few fixes for the Primacy ratings in the default rosters of NBA Live 06, NBA Live 07, and NBA Live 08. These fixes are intended to address the issue of Primacy ratings being recalculated whenever there are trades or injuries in Dynasty mode, a problem that unfortunately occurred in all three of those titles. The fixes are simple, consisting of a batch file that will restore all of the original Primacy ratings.

For those who are unaware, a player’s Primacy rating is what determines his place in the pecking order in terms of shot attempts, both in gameplay and simulation. The recalculation is intended to adjust shot distribution following trades and injuries, but the results aren’t always desirable, nor are the original ratings restored when players are fully healed and back in the lineup. This generally resulted in prominent scorers putting up far less points than they should have.

While the current roster updates that I used to release for NBA Live included their own fixes for Primacy ratings, I never bothered to release a version that was intended for use with the original rosters. It wasn’t until Breems reminded me of the issue in his story topic – which uses default rosters for NBA Live 06 – that it occurred to me that it would be useful to have fixes based on the original files. As such, here they are:

Once again, please note that these fixes are only intended to be used with the default rosters. If you are using one of the old NLSC roster updates, please use the included fix to ensure that all of the newly added players are updated accordingly. Hopefully, the retro gamers in our community can put these overdue fixes to good use! Thanks again to Breems for the heads up, and for testing the NBA Live 06 version.