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File Additions for NBA 2K11

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Today’s lone file addition for NBA 2K11 PC is another team add-on, featuring a rather interesting squad of players. Check it out at the link below!

JuicyShaqMeat
Universal Legends

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Monday Tip-Off: How Modding Has Changed

Andrew's 1997/1998 Roster Mod for NBA Live 96

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 look at how modding has changed over the years.

As of last August, the NLSC has been around for twenty years. I’ve had the privilege of running the site for fifteen of those twenty years, and suffice to say quite a few things have changed during that span. It’s been interesting to observe those changes, and of course, crucial to adapt to them. As you might expect, that’s sometimes been a challenging task. While we’ve expanded our content and commitment to covering basketball games during their development, a big part of what we do here in our community still revolves around modding. I expect that will always be the case, and as I’ve said before, we can be proud of the work we’ve done in that regard.

Of course, there have been changes to modding, too. For a start, instead of “modding” and “mods”, in years gone by we mostly used the words “patching” and “patches”. Once we started covering NBA 2K in greater depth and creating content for it, the word “modding” came to be used more frequently, either to distinguish it from NBA Live patching, or simply because the term was more common in other gaming communities. Whichever term you prefer, the changes to modding in our community extend well beyond the name for the hobby.

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

NBA Live 06 Cover Art

I’ve got a backlog of file additions from our community to post, so let’s begin with some recent uploads for NBA Live 06 PC. They include a new roster update and updated courts for the Trail Blazers and Magic, accurate as of the 2017 season. Check them out at the links below!

Victor M. Flores
2016-2017 Rosters (Updated to v1.2)

magiciangirl06
2016/2017 Portland Trail Blazers Court
2016/2017 Orlando Magic Court

As I’ve previously noted, I’m not the one maintaining this roster update, so if you have any feedback on it, please direct it to Victor.

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NLSC Podcast – Episode #199

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Episode #199 of the NLSC Podcast is out now! Join Arcane, Kenny, and I as we get together to talk about some recent NBA Live 18 news, reflect on our past in week in basketball gaming, and react to a huge performance by Devin Booker.

On this week’s show…

  • NBA Live 18 will be on display and playable at EA Play 2017. Are we optimistic, and what kind of details are we expecting to come out of the event?
  • In Our Week in Basketball Gaming: a return to 2K Pro-Am and MyPARK in NBA 2K17 yields unexpectedly enjoyable results. Also, strange player movement in MyCAREER, MyTEAM challenges, and a new MyLEAGUE game.
  • An itch to mod an old favourite has resulted in the release of an updated 1996 season roster for NBA Live 2004.
  • The Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker turned heads and set records when he scored 70 points against the Boston Celtics. We react to the performance, and some of the things that have been said about it.

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Have some thoughts on the latest episode? Sound off in the comments below, or here in the Forum. Also, if there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss on the next episode of the NLSC Podcast, feel free to hit us up in this thread.

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

We’ve got a couple of new file additions for NBA 2K14 PC today. SexCurryBeats has released an NBA Jam-style mod that utilises artwork from URB, while Medevenx has updated his 2017 season roster update. Download both releases at the links below!

SexCurryBeats
URB Jam All-Time

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v4.6d)

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Updated 95/96 Mod & Records for NBA Live 2004

95/96 Season Mod for NBA Live 2004 Cover

Our ongoing 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content isn’t just about retrospectives and feature articles. Whenever I’ve had the chance, I’ve also dusted off the old tools and whipped up some new patches for old favourites. To that end, I have a couple of new releases for NBA Live 2004 today: a new version of my 1995/1996 Season Mod, and a Hall of Fame records update.

The update for the 1996 season mod is fairly substantial, so I’ve called it v2.0. It now features final 1996 season rosters, corrections to jerseys, bodytypes, and skin tones, and some other fixes. There are a few more things I can do with the mod, so look out for another release at some point in the not too distant future. To celebrate the new release, I’ve made up a cover for the mod in the style of the original NBA Live 96 PC box art. I’m quite happy with how it turned out, so I’ve posted it below. For some reflections on the mod, check out this Wayback Wednesday feature.

As you may know, the previous award winners and champions listings in NBA Live 2004’s Hall of Fame only go back to the 1999 season. Since the data is stored in DBF files, I figured it would be simple enough to update. That turned out to be the case, and I’ve updated the records all the way back to the very first BAA/NBA season. I haven’t added all the old All-NBA, All-Defensive, and All-Rookie teams as yet as that’s a huge undertaking, but if I get the time, I might look at doing that and releasing another update.

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I’ve also started a release and support thread here in the NBA Live 2004 section of the Forum. If I release any more work for NBA Live 2004, you can be sure I’ll post it there. Enjoy the new updates, and please see below for a few preview images, as well as the 95/96 mod cover. Stay tuned for more 20th Anniversary of NBA Live content!

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

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We have some more file additions for a classic today, as JuicyShaqMeat (formerly experiment626) has released four new retro team add-ons for NBA 2K11 PC. The latest teams are the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors, Portland Trail Blazers, and Los Angeles Lakers, all from the 2000 season. To use them in any roster, download the add-ons at the links below!

JuicyShaqMeat
1999-2000 Indiana Pacers
1999-2000 Toronto Raptors
1999-2000 Portland Trail Blazers
1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

NBA 2K14 Cover Art

Here are the latest file additions for NBA 2K14 PC! skoadam and Medevenx have both released new versions of their respective roster projects, while kahoona has uploaded a new face for Stephen Curry. Check them all out at the links below.

kahoona
Stephen Curry Face

Medevenx
Med’s NBA Roster Appdata Files (Updated to v4.6c)
FIBA 2K Appdata Files (Updated to v6.1)
PBA 2K Appdata Files (Updated to v15.0)

skoadam
2K14 U R Basketball V50 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 09/03/17] (Updated)

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File Additions for NBA Live 06

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I’m a little behind in posting these, but we’ve recently had three uploads for NBA Live 06 PC. Victor M. Flores has uploaded a 2017 season roster update, as well as a 1990 season roster, and magiciangirl06 has released a new 2017 court update for the San Antonio Spurs. Check out all of the latest file additions at the links below!

Victor M. Flores
2016-2017 Rosters
1989-1990 Rosters

magiciangirl06
2016/2017 San Antonio Spurs

As with the other recently released NBA Live roster updates, please note that I am not involved in their creation. If you have any issues or feedback, please contact the individuals who made them.

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The Friday Five: 5 Roster Oddities in Basketball Games

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 oddities found in the rosters of various basketball games.

Whether you’re updating a basketball video game or simply playing it, the accuracy of the roster is probably going to be of great importance to you. Sometimes, that authenticity is limited or compromised by factors such as the roster cut-off date, lockouts, and a lack of licensing rights for specific players. Official roster updates have ultimately counteracted those first two issues, and unofficial updates can provide workarounds for the third. Furthermore, through consistent official updates and user customisation, questionable ratings don’t have to remain a problem for long, either.

Of course, even if certain issues can be easily resolved by official or unofficial means, basketball games have presented some unusual oddities in their default rosters over the years. Sometimes, unusual real life circumstances lead to inaccuracies, or create other interesting situations. In other cases, the game’s roster management functionality itself is cumbersome, or otherwise strange. Whatever the case may be, there have been a number of roster oddities in basketball video games over the years, and today I’m talking about what I feel are five of the most interesting and noteworthy examples.

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File Additions for NBA 2K13

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Today’s lone file addition for NBA 2K13 PC is the latest version of skoadam and slimm44’s fantastic multiseason roster project, U R Basketball. The new release includes the latest transactions and lineups, updated ratings, 2017 All-Star content, and much, much more. Download it at the link below!

skoadam
2K13 U R Basketball V50 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 09.03.17] (Updated to v50)

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File Additions for NBA Live 2005

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In addition to his 2017 season update for NBA Live 08, Book_Gazette has also released a new roster for NBA Live 2005 PC, accurate as of the trade deadline. Check it out at the link below!

Book_Gazette
2016-17 Trade Deadline Roster

As mentioned above, this is Book_Gazette’s roster update and not mine, so please get in touch with him regarding any issues with the release.

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File Additions for NBA Live 08

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Today’s lone file addition for NBA Live 08 PC is the latest version of Book_Gazette’s 2017 season roster update. Lineups have been updated through the trade deadline, and jersey numbers have also been fixed accordingly. Download it at the link below!

Book_Gazette
2016-17 Roster Update – Trade Deadline (Updated to v1.2)

Once again, please note that this update is Book_Gazette and not me, so be sure to direct any and all feedback to him.

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File Additions for NBA 2K11

NBA 2K11 Cover Art

We’ve got a big batch of file additions for NBA 2K11 PC today, including a selection of retro team add-ons from the 2004 season, and a collection of art update packs for the 2015 and 2017 seasons. Check them all out at the links below!

JuicyShaqMeat
2003-04 Minnesota Timberwolves
2003-04 Indiana Pacers
2003-04 Los Angeles Lakers
2003-04 Detroit Pistons

kamilia et al
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 1/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 2/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 3/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 4/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 5/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 6/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 7/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 8/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 9/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 10/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 11/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 12/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 13/14
2015 K Roster 4.0 Graphic Update PART 14/14

2klove et al
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 1/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 2/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 3/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 4/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 5/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 6/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 7/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 8/9
2016/17 Update for NBA 2K11 PART 9/9

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File Additions for NBA 2K14

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The latest file addition for NBA 2K14 PC is a new version of the U R Basketball mod by skoadam and slimm44. It features up-to-date 2017 season rosters, and 2017 All-Star Weekend updates. Check it out at the link below!

skoadam
2K14 U R Basketball V50 [33 Complete Seasons Mods] + Accurate 16-17 Roster/Rotations [ALL Transactions 07/03/17] (Updated to v50)

An update for the NBA 2K13 version of URB is also in the pipeline, so stay tuned for that.

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