I've been more of an active reader than contributor to these forums. I have a request/question/I don't know what exactly, because I'm giving considerable thought to moving to PC gaming specifically for the flexibility it provides.
Gamefly is offering NBA 2K12 for $5.00 right now, and I have a PC that is more than capable of handling games. My idea/question-thing is a bit deeper, and please excuse my lack of understanding of what mods are currently available.
I'm the type of gamer that loves flexibility mixed with nostalgia.
I've always thought it would be the best basketball experience to literally re-write history. Not through these artificial game modes that 2k provides, which let you replicate history. I've searched through many roster downloads etc, and it hit me.
Set the current date back to 1984 (1998,2001, etc)?
Wipe the history books clean of all records that happened from 1986 (or whatever year you choose) on.
Create a custom Association with the proper teams/rosters/jerseys of that year?
Have draft class downloads for each following year that can be imported?
It would be a fun experiencing "living" scenarios like...
What if Jordan never got hurt for 65 games?
What if they never get Scottie Pippen?
What if he never retires for baseball?
What if Kobe / Shaq don't break apart?
Or if Kobe never gets traded to the Lakers?
I realize a lot of file changes would have to happen between each season to keep the integrity of the team changes/additions that happened throughout the years, and that's not something that can be handled by simply uploading one package of files once and being done with it. And would clearly be up to the user to do on their own But a repository could be created that holds draft classes for each year, team rosters for the beginning of each year. Team arenas/names/ jerseys for each year. I don't know if the file structure would permit overwriting a team (jersey, name, arena) in Association without overwriting their roster.
The user experience for truly being Michael Jordan would be something like:
1. Download teams/rosters record book overwrite for 1984-85 season.
2. Download 1985-1986 draft roster.
3. Create custom Association
4. Choose all of those teams.
5. Choose downloaded draft roster for 1985-1986.
6. Play through season.
7. Repeat steps 2, 5, and 6 for following years.
8. Perhaps there is some way to exclude/include expansion teams through file overwrites?
Again I don't know enough about the structure of the files to say if this is possible but I think it would be awesome. And if it's possible I will definitely be buying 2K12 FOR the PC.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Feedback?
Last edited by agiles2303
on Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:29 am, edited 1 time in total.