Exploring the NBA Live 96 EXE File

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Exploring the NBA Live 96 EXE File

Postby Andrew on Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:31 pm

Exploring the NBA Live 96 EXE File

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It's time to go Easter egg hunting! As I've mentioned in previous articles, modding the early NBA Live games on PC required editing the game's executable (exe) files. The editors for NBA Live 96 were sufficient for the most part, but there were times when we needed to edit a text string - such as a team name or the years displayed for the previous season's stats - or a pointer to an art file. That required opening the exe file with a Hex Editor, and searching for the data that we wanted to change. While making changes to text strings for NBA Live 96 mods, I've come across a few interesting and amusing things. Join me as I comb through the file and point them out!


The pot shot at the Toronto Raptors is one the highlights hidden in the code of NBA Live 96 PC's exe file, but there's some interesting unused content among the bio data as well.

Check it out here!
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