Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

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Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:01 am

I have decided to begin putting together videos to better assist the modding community.
Please try not to post any requests in this thread. Let's keep this thread as clean as possible so everyone can find what they need easily.

NBA 2K18 Video Tutorial List ( PC )

Modding Basics
How to edit 3D Cyber face models with blender 3D

Manifest tutorials
Using the Manifest to find file locations
View a list of all NBA 2K18 files with note pad

Making Cyber Face and Use Cyberface in game tutorials
How to Change a Cyber face in MyCareer tutorial - NBA 2K18 PC ( MyPlayer )
How to import / export NBA 2K18 3d Cyberface models into blender
How to add hair to any player / Hair swap tutorial

Tutorials for roster editing/ roster makers
Tutorial for using hidden Stadiums/ arenas and also updating team info
How to change team types ( current to classic, etc )
Use Face Scan in Play Now, MyLeague, and MyGM

Tutorials for Cheat Engine Tables
Tutorial for Cheat Engine - Jersey Table
Tutorial for Cheat Engine - Edit Player Table




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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding

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NBA 2K18 PC: Using the Manifest to find file locations
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This video will show you how to use the manifest to locate the archive location of a particular file. In this example I use Lebron's Cyber face as an example.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

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View a list of all NBA 2K18 files with note pad
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This video will show you how to open a list of all the game files within NBA 2K18 ( PC ) using notepad
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

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How to Change a Cyber face in MyCareer tutorial - NBA 2K18 PC ( MyPlayer )

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This tutorial will show you how to use Limnono's trainer for NBA 2K18 to change your MyPlayer face to a real NBA Face or one of the in game characters.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Arnau13 on Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:05 pm

Great thread, thanks for the tutorial compilation TG
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:12 pm

Here is the tutorial for importing/ exporting files in blender

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:16 pm

How to use / install mods for use in NBA 2K18

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:19 pm

Awesome stuff! I've moved the topic, but let me know if you now have access to post directly in the Tutorials section, now that I've properly added you to the Group. If not, I'll have to look into the permissions and settings on your account again.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:45 pm

Andrew wrote:Awesome stuff! I've moved the topic, but let me know if you now have access to post directly in the Tutorials section, now that I've properly added you to the Group. If not, I'll have to look into the permissions and settings on your account again.


I now have access, I created this thread before I had access.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Andrew on Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:48 pm

I figured as much, just wanted to make sure I'd fixed everything up properly for the future. Again, apologies for the mix-up there, not sure how that came about.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby dbzx on Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:24 am

TGsoGood wrote:Here is the tutorial for importing/ exporting files in blender

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I am having trouble with exporting the players model that I have edited. It keeps saying "file not found." I followed your video exactly as well.

What I did in the model was pretty much very simple. I attempted to shrink the head sizes of certain players that have their head too big.
I used the scale feature to scale their head/neck part (vertex group) to about .92 and i shift it slightly so everything lines up. I then just use merge feature (alt M ) and merge existing vertices. However, when I export i get the "file not found" error."

I was unsure if It was my mod that cause the issue so I open a default model, tried exporting it and it worked fine. However, if I waited a few mins and attempted to export again, I get the same file not found error.

Any ideas on why it is acting like this?

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:48 am

Do not merge vertices. Also if you could capture it on video it would help. If not, just make sure the full file address is in the import line
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby dbzx on Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:54 pm

TGsoGood wrote:Do not merge vertices. Also if you could capture it on video it would help. If not, just make sure the full file address is in the import line

I have just tested exporting the file right now same results with no modifications to the model. Any idea? This is using the model from MLLR.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:01 pm

dbzx wrote:
TGsoGood wrote:Do not merge vertices. Also if you could capture it on video it would help. If not, just make sure the full file address is in the import line

I have just tested exporting the file right now same results with no modifications to the model. Any idea? This is using the model from MLLR.


This is from mrk326 ( viewtopic.php?f=236&t=103754&p=1904234#p1902981 )
yeah i know, it was just a guess but it worked for me. its the same thing back then when i cant export because the directory input was not complete.
tried recreating the problem, the directory in the import panel is not complete as shown in the pic below, i tried exporting the model and i get a .json error. i put in the complete directory and now it works fine.
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The same thing applies for the exporter panel, when the directory is not complete i get a "file not found" error just like you do. It works just fine when you type in the full directory of the folder youre gonna save it in.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TBM on Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:58 pm

Can you do a tutorial on hair swaps?
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:02 am

TBM wrote:Can you do a tutorial on hair swaps?


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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:39 am

Add Hair to players (hair swap)

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:14 am

Ok guys here is the 1st tutorial for the Cheat Engine table that CarolusXCI spent so much time finding memory values for.


Tutorial for using hidden Stadiums/ arenas and also updating team info
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:16 am

How to change current teams to classic teams, and classic teams to current teams.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby dbzx on Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:37 pm

TGsoGood wrote:
dbzx wrote:
TGsoGood wrote:Do not merge vertices. Also if you could capture it on video it would help. If not, just make sure the full file address is in the import line

I have just tested exporting the file right now same results with no modifications to the model. Any idea? This is using the model from MLLR.


This is from mrk326 ( viewtopic.php?f=236&t=103754&p=1904234#p1902981 )
yeah i know, it was just a guess but it worked for me. its the same thing back then when i cant export because the directory input was not complete.
tried recreating the problem, the directory in the import panel is not complete as shown in the pic below, i tried exporting the model and i get a .json error. i put in the complete directory and now it works fine.
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The same thing applies for the exporter panel, when the directory is not complete i get a "file not found" error just like you do. It works just fine when you type in the full directory of the folder youre gonna save it in.


So I manage to shrink the headsize of kyrie Irving and kawhi leonard. However, I ran into a problem. At certain face movements, the eyeball is popping out. Any idea where I can find the eyeball models so I can shrink that accordingly? I wonder if each player has their own eye model or maybe one eye model is used for all players.


EDIT: NVM FIGURED IT OUT.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:06 pm

Guys remember to use the 1st post and click the link, it will take you to video in this thread.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:48 am

Tutorial for Cheat Engine - Jersey Table
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:04 am

1st post updated

Video Tutorial for Edit Player Table
This will help you guys add headbands / clone attributes and tendencies / quickly preview multiple cyber faces and more.

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Stildo33 on Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:37 am

1) Okay - I unlocked a hidden 2ksports team and made them into a "classic team". I am going to convert this to the '97-'98 Charlotte Hornets. I don't understand how I edit their jerseys to be something else in the game - like the 93 Hornets Jerseys for example. Also, I don't understand how to assign their court. When I load up the team its the GSW....little lost on how I find what team they are in the ARENA category so I can assign a different arena to them.

I have CE, but the cheat table isn't as clear-cut as the player and Arena/teams one.

**** What am I missing or have I overlooked a tutorial and just didn't see it? ****

2) I have filled out the 86, 92, and 08 Celtics. The 92 Celtics still need some portraits and ideally new bodies (I just used someone else's for now).
3) I haven't started portraints yet as I haven't read all that stuff but have a vague idea how to do it.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby enzki on Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:54 pm

what is AD's cf id? Thanks
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby enzki on Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:27 pm

TGsoGood wrote:Tutorial for Cheat Engine - Jersey Table
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Do you have any code table for the colors? 'cause I wanna change the away headband colors but I dont have any idea for the color specific codes. I cant find it on google either...
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Fede913 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:39 am

Any tutorial to mod jukebox? I'm bored of always the same songs haha
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Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:39 am

Use your Face Scan in Play Now, My GM, MyLeague

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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Andrew on Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:11 am

Fantastic job with all the tutorials again this year. (Y)
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 am

Andrew wrote:Fantastic job with all the tutorials again this year. (Y)


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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

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be sure to check out all the videos if you are new to modding or nba 2k on pc
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Manimal903 on Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:20 am

TGsoGood wrote:Here is the tutorial for importing/ exporting files in blender

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what is the plugin thats needed for blender?
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Skopin on Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:43 am

I apologize if this was included in one of the videos and I just missed it.

How would I go about importing a custom cyberface into the game? Basically, I haven't been able to get a good face scan using the app, so I would like to try to just overwrite one of the default CAP faces with my own. I'm comfortable using photoshop and can work with Blender, but I'm not sure of the process and what I would actually need to modify. Any help would be incredibly appreciated.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:58 pm

Skopin wrote:I apologize if this was included in one of the videos and I just missed it.

How would I go about importing a custom cyberface into the game? Basically, I haven't been able to get a good face scan using the app, so I would like to try to just overwrite one of the default CAP faces with my own. I'm comfortable using photoshop and can work with Blender, but I'm not sure of the process and what I would actually need to modify. Any help would be incredibly appreciated.



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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Skopin on Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:22 pm

TGsoGood wrote:
Skopin wrote:I apologize if this was included in one of the videos and I just missed it.

How would I go about importing a custom cyberface into the game? Basically, I haven't been able to get a good face scan using the app, so I would like to try to just overwrite one of the default CAP faces with my own. I'm comfortable using photoshop and can work with Blender, but I'm not sure of the process and what I would actually need to modify. Any help would be incredibly appreciated.



I have a playlist on youtube called Let's Mod. Try watching some of those videos to see if it helps


Thanks! Those were helpful. I watched the videos you did for 2k17 but wasn't getting it. The new ones made a lot more sense to me.

I'm still having some weird issues with blender, but I think it's more due to my lack of experience with it. I'm going to do some learning on my own to try and learn how to navigate around in there better.

I did have one question: Is there a way to override the textures/colors on hair and beards that I'm just not seeing? I was able to add my face to Jonas Valanciunas's face.iff file and put it in the game as face9005.iff, but when I try to use his png.iff file, it still looks pretty much the same as the default. I can see hints of my texture, but for the most part, it looks unchanged.

My Player face (face.9005.iff)
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Using face9005.iff and png9005.iff (saved png2128.iff as png9005.iff)
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Essentially, I have a beard, and want my player in-game to have a beard. But none of the colors or beards available to CAPs really match mine at all. So I'm trying to find a good way to get mine in the game. Or is there a place where the hair/beard colors for My Player are stored that I could modify?
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:58 am

I don't think you can edit the beard colors for CAPs outside the game. Can't you change hair color at the barborshop? I've never used that so I don't know.

I think the best solution for you would be to learn how to edit Jonas Valanciunas's face in blender
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Skopin on Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:44 am

Unfortunately, the hair colors in the barber shop aren't really close to my own. Light brown is still too dark, and dark blond is yellowy.

I just want to get the texture from my beard to map over the Valanciunas beard. Is there a way to make that happen in Blender?
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:36 pm

Not in blender. You need to edit facialhair_color_01.dds inside png.iff to your desired color
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Skopin on Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:07 pm

Ah, ok. Thanks. I don't see a facialhair_color file though; I only see hair_color_o and hair_shell_color_o. I'm guessing hair_color_o has both hair and facial hair? It's just a bunch of hair clumps when I open it in Photoshop.
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby TGsoGood on Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Ahh yes hair color is for all hair. Just edit the hue/ color of the texture it will change the beard color.

I highly suggest playing around with it so you see the results and how it all works
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Re: Various Video Tutorials related to Modding NBA 2K18

Postby Skopin on Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:16 pm

That works. I'll have to do some experimenting. Thanks a lot!
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