Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

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Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Wed Jun 01, 2011 2:18 pm

This will (hopefully) teach anyone how to use the NBA 2KX Mod Tool.

First you need to make sure your Java is updated, be sure to only get Java updates from Java.com

Download the Mod Tool, I have recently eliminated to download and install each version in succession, you only need to download this file
http://download.nba-live.com/index.php?act=view&id=2516

Extract the contents of the rar file into a folder of your choosing. If you need help extracting from a rar file, refer to this topic.
viewtopic.php?f=132&t=77126

Once it is finished extracting, you want to run the .jar file.

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Once it loads it will ask you to choose what game files you are editing, I'll assume you will choose NBA 2K11.

This is what the tool looks like.

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Click Open to open a file /obvious

Navigate to your NBA 2K11 folder or to where you saved the .iff file you want to edit.

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If you need help figuring out what file does what, check out this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=138&t=75632

Depending on whether or not the file is uncompressed, you may need to decompress the file. Say yes if that pops up. The Mod Tool automatically backs up an uncompressed file.

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In the left panel choose which texture (or model) you wish to edit by clicking on the different numbers. Once you find the texture you wish to edit click [Export Res].

You will also want to note the information on the bottom left corner of the Mod Tool that describes the dds texture you have selected. In the image above the dds texture of the Boston Away Jersey Top has a DXT5 compression with a width of 1024 and a height of 512.

Unlike the 2k9 Iff Editor, the dds file you import back into the Mod Tool must be the EXACT same size and compression as the file you exported. This is covered in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=138&t=80854

When you are finished editing your dds file, or if you have a dds file already created, click the [Import Res] button to import the texture back into the iff file. The Mod Tool automatically changes the iff file so there is no undo or save command.

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Quit the program and enjoy.







I also wanted to mention that some files contain "Subfiles" or textures. You access these textures and 3d models click the drop down menu next to subfile.
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby pontikokiller on Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:03 am

help!! When i am trying to decompress a file its says an error Java io file not found exceptions and i am connected in administrator account
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:44 am

make sure you have java updated, try redownloading the program

sometimes the program can't deompress some iff files, which one are you trying to edit?


also, I updated the tutorial with a final picture detailing the subfile part of things
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby pdejesus on Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:44 pm

is it posible to use my own face to play in my player mode?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby Andrew on Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:24 pm

It is. You'll need to use the tool from ModdingWay to do that.
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:47 am

when i extract nba2kxmodtool.jar i get 1 or 2 folders but i cant find the nba2kxmodtol.jar file to start the mod progrem someone help?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:53 am

also wich file do i neeed to download cuz the link doesnt work anymore for the download section
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:38 am

I just downloaded it fine - NBA2KX Mod Tool (2K12 Supported)
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:37 pm

i get to maps when i extract it named : meta-inf and nba2kmodtool when you extract nba2kxmodtool.jar do you get nba2kxmodtool.jar as a file?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:48 am

right click the jar, open with, Java, not winrar or whatever is opening it
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:11 pm

ooh like that thnx homie
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:19 pm

and whne i opem the file i need to discompress it but acces is denied
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:22 am

run the tool as administer or make sure you have administer rights on your computer
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:17 am

thnx homie
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:33 am

do i got to run java or the nba.jar file as admin?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby jridah on Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:36 am

i found it
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:42 am

I'm glad
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby houston832 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:19 am

I don't know if this is just me, but I can't find out what portrait #'s this tool goes by. When I open the portrait file in the tool I can't find specific players that I'm looking for. Is there any specific list to go by?



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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:25 am

houston832 wrote:I don't know if this is just me, but I can't find out what portrait #'s this tool goes by. When I open the portrait file in the tool I can't find specific players that I'm looking for. Is there any specific list to go by?



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viewtopic.php?f=144&t=82411#p1432583
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby houston832 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:32 am

JaoSming wrote:
houston832 wrote:I don't know if this is just me, but I can't find out what portrait #'s this tool goes by. When I open the portrait file in the tool I can't find specific players that I'm looking for. Is there any specific list to go by?



Thanks.

viewtopic.php?f=144&t=82411#p1432583

Appreciate it. :D
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby houston832 on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:55 am

JaoSming wrote:
houston832 wrote:I don't know if this is just me, but I can't find out what portrait #'s this tool goes by. When I open the portrait file in the tool I can't find specific players that I'm looking for. Is there any specific list to go by?



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viewtopic.php?f=144&t=82411#p1432583

Are those for 2k12?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Fri Aug 31, 2012 10:47 am

yes
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby God of Destiny on Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:58 pm

i can't open?
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Re: Beginners Guide to using the Mod Tool

Postby JaoSming on Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:43 pm

because you double post

update java, if that doesnt work then it probably wont work for you
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