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I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Sun May 24, 2020 7:41 am

Question #1: In this screenshot, I picked the Kings Statement jersey and playing as them at home. But look at that arena, that is not the Statement court. It looks like the old Arco Arena. How do we fix that? And how come when I play as the 01-02 Kings at home, they are playing in the new Golden 1 Center.
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Question #2: In that same screenshot, I am using the NBC scoreboard. Thats cool. But how do I combine the NBC Sacramento watermark with this scoreboard? Is that possible?

Question #3: I downloaded this new Pau Gasol cyberface from here: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
How do I replace his face only for the All-Time Grizzlies and the other classic teams he is on? I dont want it to replace his old face.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Mon May 25, 2020 11:44 pm

chronoxiong wrote:Question #1: In this screenshot, I picked the Kings Statement jersey and playing as them at home. But look at that arena, that is not the Statement court. It looks like the old Arco Arena. How do we fix that? And how come when I play as the 01-02 Kings at home, they are playing in the new Golden 1 Center.
[ Image ]

Question #2: In that same screenshot, I am using the NBC scoreboard. Thats cool. But how do I combine the NBC Sacramento watermark with this scoreboard? Is that possible?

Question #3: I downloaded this new Pau Gasol cyberface from here: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
How do I replace his face only for the All-Time Grizzlies and the other classic teams he is on? I dont want it to replace his old face.


Question #1: Download Ultimate Retro Roster by Thunder Shaq: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=107928

That will give you the floor made by sticky-fingers shown here:
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Question #2: You should be able to put whatever watermark you want in the waigua folder. I'll be implementing the NBC Watermarks on current teams on next week's update of the Mod Automation Toolkit if you want that to work on it's own: Mod Automation Toolkit

Question #3: This one's a bit more complex.

You'll need NBA2K_Hook by Looyh: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=108024.

And you'll need the team ID: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109576

Step 1: Put the files in a folder inside waigua. We'll call it "waigua\pau"

Step 2: Create a team file. (you can also make the watermark or any other file specific here as well)

Here's an example if you wanted the '06 Grizzlies and we used the "pau" folder.
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            "06 Grizzlies": {
                "face0809.iff": "pau/face0809.iff",
                "png0809.iff": "pau/png0809.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "watermark.iff": "watermark_california.iff",
            },


Step 3:
Assign your team to the team file.

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            "742": {
                "name": "06 Grizzlies",
                "file": "06 Grizzlies",
            },
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Tue May 26, 2020 12:19 pm

natkra90 wrote:
chronoxiong wrote:Question #1: In this screenshot, I picked the Kings Statement jersey and playing as them at home. But look at that arena, that is not the Statement court. It looks like the old Arco Arena. How do we fix that? And how come when I play as the 01-02 Kings at home, they are playing in the new Golden 1 Center.
[ Image ]

Question #2: In that same screenshot, I am using the NBC scoreboard. Thats cool. But how do I combine the NBC Sacramento watermark with this scoreboard? Is that possible?

Question #3: I downloaded this new Pau Gasol cyberface from here: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
How do I replace his face only for the All-Time Grizzlies and the other classic teams he is on? I dont want it to replace his old face.


Question #1: Download Ultimate Retro Roster by Thunder Shaq: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=107928

That will give you the floor made by sticky-fingers shown here:
[ Image ]

Question #2: You should be able to put whatever watermark you want in the waigua folder. I'll be implementing the NBC Watermarks on current teams on next week's update of the Mod Automation Toolkit if you want that to work on it's own: Mod Automation Toolkit

Question #3: This one's a bit more complex.

You'll need NBA2K_Hook by Looyh: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=108024.

And you'll need the team ID: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109576

Step 1: Put the files in a folder inside waigua. We'll call it "waigua\pau"

Step 2: Create a team file. (you can also make the watermark or any other file specific here as well)

Here's an example if you wanted the '06 Grizzlies and we used the "pau" folder.
Code: Select all
            "06 Grizzlies": {
                "face0809.iff": "pau/face0809.iff",
                "png0809.iff": "pau/png0809.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "watermark.iff": "watermark_california.iff",
            },


Step 3:
Assign your team to the team file.

Code: Select all
            "742": {
                "name": "06 Grizzlies",
                "file": "06 Grizzlies",
            },


Ok cool. About question 1, you are right. I had to use Thunder Shaq's roster and when I did, the classic Kings team was playing in the old Arco Arena. I still dont understand why it says Kings Arena though. So you can't figure out why the Kings Statement arena is not loading when they are wearing the Statement jerseys? How weird of the game.

Question #2, I guess I can wait for your update of the Mod Automation Toolkit. Its not a big need for me. I just like having the best accurate representation whenever I can lol.

Question #3, I tried to do it but I must be doing it wrong. Am I supposed to do it on the F8 menu screen? Or just copy and paste what you posted onto the waigua config file?
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Tue May 26, 2020 1:13 pm

chronoxiong wrote:
natkra90 wrote:
chronoxiong wrote:Question #1: In this screenshot, I picked the Kings Statement jersey and playing as them at home. But look at that arena, that is not the Statement court. It looks like the old Arco Arena. How do we fix that? And how come when I play as the 01-02 Kings at home, they are playing in the new Golden 1 Center.
[ Image ]

Question #2: In that same screenshot, I am using the NBC scoreboard. Thats cool. But how do I combine the NBC Sacramento watermark with this scoreboard? Is that possible?

Question #3: I downloaded this new Pau Gasol cyberface from here: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
How do I replace his face only for the All-Time Grizzlies and the other classic teams he is on? I dont want it to replace his old face.


Question #1: Download Ultimate Retro Roster by Thunder Shaq: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=107928

That will give you the floor made by sticky-fingers shown here:
[ Image ]

Question #2: You should be able to put whatever watermark you want in the waigua folder. I'll be implementing the NBC Watermarks on current teams on next week's update of the Mod Automation Toolkit if you want that to work on it's own: Mod Automation Toolkit

Question #3: This one's a bit more complex.

You'll need NBA2K_Hook by Looyh: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=108024.

And you'll need the team ID: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109576

Step 1: Put the files in a folder inside waigua. We'll call it "waigua\pau"

Step 2: Create a team file. (you can also make the watermark or any other file specific here as well)

Here's an example if you wanted the '06 Grizzlies and we used the "pau" folder.
Code: Select all
            "06 Grizzlies": {
                "face0809.iff": "pau/face0809.iff",
                "png0809.iff": "pau/png0809.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "watermark.iff": "watermark_california.iff",
            },


Step 3:
Assign your team to the team file.

Code: Select all
            "742": {
                "name": "06 Grizzlies",
                "file": "06 Grizzlies",
            },


Ok cool. About question 1, you are right. I had to use Thunder Shaq's roster and when I did, the classic Kings team was playing in the old Arco Arena. I still dont understand why it says Kings Arena though. So you can't figure out why the Kings Statement arena is not loading when they are wearing the Statement jerseys? How weird of the game.

Question #2, I guess I can wait for your update of the Mod Automation Toolkit. Its not a big need for me. I just like having the best accurate representation whenever I can lol.

Question #3, I tried to do it but I must be doing it wrong. Am I supposed to do it on the F8 menu screen? Or just copy and paste what you posted onto the waigua config file?


1: That was probably just a mistake. I went ahead and fixed it and attached it for you. Overwrite the one in your waigua folder.

2: Yeah. I get it. I'm the same way.

I've got a lot of this fixes as part of my dornas project. You can check it out here: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109640. I've almost completed retro dornas for the retro roster and default roster. Only have two more sets of teams left.

3: You can do it either way. I prefer to use notepad, but you have to watch your commas or it will crash.

Maybe it will help if I give it to you compiled.

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{
    "lang": "en",
    "global": {
        "forcedisplayphotos": 1,
        "mygmshowsettings": 1,
        "rostercustomdata": 1,
        "quickgamereset": 1,
        "loadTeamFiles": 1,
        "modLoadingPriority": 1,
        "blacktopJersey": 1,
        "playerEditorPlus": 1
    },
    "gui": {
        "enabled": 1,
        "status": 0,
        "player": {
            "showarchive": 1
        }
    },
    "teamFiles": {
        "files": {
            "06 Grizzlies": {
                "face0809.iff": "pau/face0809.iff",
                "png0809.iff": "pau/png0809.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "watermark.iff": "watermark_california.iff",
            }
        },
        "teams": {
            "0": {
                "name": "76ers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "1": {
                "name": "Bucks",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "2": {
                "name": "Wizards",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "3": {
                "name": "Bulls",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "4": {
                "name": "Cavaliers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "5": {
                "name": "Celtics",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "6": {
                "name": "Clippers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "7": {
                "name": "EastAllstar",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "8": {
                "name": "Grizzlies",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "9": {
                "name": "Hawks",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "10": {
                "name": "Heat",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "11": {
                "name": "Pelicans",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "12": {
                "name": "Jazz",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "13": {
                "name": "Kings",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "14": {
                "name": "Knicks",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "15": {
                "name": "Lakers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "16": {
                "name": "Magic",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "17": {
                "name": "Macericks",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "18": {
                "name": "Nets",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "19": {
                "name": "Nuggets",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "20": {
                "name": "Pacers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "21": {
                "name": "Pistions",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "22": {
                "name": "Raptors",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "23": {
                "name": "Rockets",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "24": {
                "name": "Thunder",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "25": {
                "name": "Spurs",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "26": {
                "name": "Suns",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "27": {
                "name": "Timberwolves",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "28": {
                "name": "TrailBlazers",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "29": {
                "name": "Warriors",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "30": {
                "name": "WestAllstar",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "31": {
                "name": "Hornets",
                "file": "null"
            },
            "742": {
                "name": "06 Grizzlies",
                "file": "06 Grizzlies",
            }
        }
    }
}
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Tue May 26, 2020 3:17 pm

Okay I downloaded your attachment and that fixed the Arco Arena text. Thats cool. But the Kings Statement arena, you guys can't figure out the issue for that?

I will download your Retro Dornas. No questions asked. I will try to remember to check out updates you make to them. And really will get your NBC watermarks when you have them ready.

I messed up my 2K Hook by trying to copy and paste that coding. I was trying to keep my scoreboard mods in and I messed it up. I have to start over. I thought I tried to make sure I have the right spacing and commas to put in the coding. :(

By the way, how can you rename the pau gasol files with "/"? PC's dont allow that symbol to be used for name filing. Should we use the dash or underscore mark insted?
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Tue May 26, 2020 9:39 pm

chronoxiong wrote:Okay I downloaded your attachment and that fixed the Arco Arena text. Thats cool. But the Kings Statement arena, you guys can't figure out the issue for that?

I will download your Retro Dornas. No questions asked. I will try to remember to check out updates you make to them. And really will get your NBC watermarks when you have them ready.

I messed up my 2K Hook by trying to copy and paste that coding. I was trying to keep my scoreboard mods in and I messed it up. I have to start over. I thought I tried to make sure I have the right spacing and commas to put in the coding. :(

By the way, how can you rename the pau gasol files with "/"? PC's dont allow that symbol to be used for name filing. Should we use the dash or underscore mark insted?

I don't think the jersey makes any difference on which arena you're using. The game uses team id's to determine which stadium to load. You could put the stadium in your waigua folder and make a special config to copy over before you load the game when you want to use the Statement arena. Honestly, it's probably more of a headache than it's worth, but it's doable.

Here's the list of stadiums: viewtopic.php?f=259&t=107978

You can export them with this tool: NBA2K File Batch Exporter Console by Looyh

NBC Watermarks are made by TwisT. What I do is help put everything together, and automate based on the team id and which roster you're using.

The watermarks are here: NBC Sports Watermarks

Sorry to hear you lost your work. Always copy + past the file before editing.

The folder name should just be "pau" not "/pau".
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby cujomatty on Wed May 27, 2020 4:24 am

Heres a tip for the config file so you dont have to start over. Google "json checker"
Theres a free website that you copy your config file and paste it on their website. Then when you hit check file it will highlight any mistakes in your config file. From there it's pretty easy to see what you did wrong.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby cujomatty on Wed May 27, 2020 4:27 am

natkra90 wrote:
chronoxiong wrote:Okay I downloaded your attachment and that fixed the Arco Arena text. Thats cool. But the Kings Statement arena, you guys can't figure out the issue for that?

I will download your Retro Dornas. No questions asked. I will try to remember to check out updates you make to them. And really will get your NBC watermarks when you have them ready.

I messed up my 2K Hook by trying to copy and paste that coding. I was trying to keep my scoreboard mods in and I messed it up. I have to start over. I thought I tried to make sure I have the right spacing and commas to put in the coding. :(

By the way, how can you rename the pau gasol files with "/"? PC's dont allow that symbol to be used for name filing. Should we use the dash or underscore mark insted?

I don't think the jersey makes any difference on which arena you're using. The game uses team id's to determine which stadium to load. You could put the stadium in your waigua folder and make a special config to copy over before you load the game when you want to use the Statement arena. Honestly, it's probably more of a headache than it's worth, but it's doable.

Here's the list of stadiums: viewtopic.php?f=259&t=107978

You can export them with this tool: NBA2K File Batch Exporter Console by Looyh

NBC Watermarks are made by TwisT. What I do is help put everything together, and automate based on the team id and which roster you're using.

The watermarks are here: NBC Sports Watermarks

Sorry to hear you lost your work. Always copy + past the file before editing.

The folder name should just be "pau" not "/pau".


There is an amazing mod tool called JGSME Mod Enabler that I use in conjunction with Hook. It puts a "Mod" folder into your waguia folder and any mods you want to use kinda in the same circumstances you mentioned there, can be switched with a click of a button. I use it for many games.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby cujomatty on Wed May 27, 2020 4:44 am

chronoxiong wrote:
natkra90 wrote:
chronoxiong wrote:Question #1: In this screenshot, I picked the Kings Statement jersey and playing as them at home. But look at that arena, that is not the Statement court. It looks like the old Arco Arena. How do we fix that? And how come when I play as the 01-02 Kings at home, they are playing in the new Golden 1 Center.
[ Image ]

Question #2: In that same screenshot, I am using the NBC scoreboard. Thats cool. But how do I combine the NBC Sacramento watermark with this scoreboard? Is that possible?

Question #3: I downloaded this new Pau Gasol cyberface from here: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
How do I replace his face only for the All-Time Grizzlies and the other classic teams he is on? I dont want it to replace his old face.


Question #1: Download Ultimate Retro Roster by Thunder Shaq: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=107928

That will give you the floor made by sticky-fingers shown here:
[ Image ]

Question #2: You should be able to put whatever watermark you want in the waigua folder. I'll be implementing the NBC Watermarks on current teams on next week's update of the Mod Automation Toolkit if you want that to work on it's own: Mod Automation Toolkit

Question #3: This one's a bit more complex.

You'll need NBA2K_Hook by Looyh: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=108024.

And you'll need the team ID: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109576

Step 1: Put the files in a folder inside waigua. We'll call it "waigua\pau"

Step 2: Create a team file. (you can also make the watermark or any other file specific here as well)

Here's an example if you wanted the '06 Grizzlies and we used the "pau" folder.
Code: Select all
            "06 Grizzlies": {
                "face0809.iff": "pau/face0809.iff",
                "png0809.iff": "pau/png0809.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01.iff",
                "png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_facialhair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01.iff",
                "png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff": "pau/png0809_hair_01_tangentspace.iff",
                "watermark.iff": "watermark_california.iff",
            },


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Assign your team to the team file.

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            "742": {
                "name": "06 Grizzlies",
                "file": "06 Grizzlies",
            },


Ok cool. About question 1, you are right. I had to use Thunder Shaq's roster and when I did, the classic Kings team was playing in the old Arco Arena. I still dont understand why it says Kings Arena though. So you can't figure out why the Kings Statement arena is not loading when they are wearing the Statement jerseys? How weird of the game.

Question #2, I guess I can wait for your update of the Mod Automation Toolkit. Its not a big need for me. I just like having the best accurate representation whenever I can lol.

Question #3, I tried to do it but I must be doing it wrong. Am I supposed to do it on the F8 menu screen? Or just copy and paste what you posted onto the waigua config file?


Heres what I do to handle statement jerseys and arenas:

Set each stadium and jerseys as their own config in Hook. Add whatever other files you want as the total package. So for example in hook where you set different broadcast themes in the config file, you can add whatever you want and call it whatever you want. Then you just open the hook menu sometime before you start a game( I usually do this in the uniform select screen)and set which "theme" you want to use.

So for me I have in my config files just for the Raptors over 10 different team configs. I have one called "Raptors TSN Red Original"
Another called " Raptors TSN White Original" another "Raptors TSN City"
"Raptors TSN Classic"
"Raptors TSN Black original" all those as also RSN as the raptors split broadcasts between TSN and Roger's Sportsnet. I also have 2 Christmas setups with authentic arenas,dornas, courts everything the Raptors used in real life this year.

Doing this allows me to have more authentic dornas, each file has the mascot wearing the correct Jersey that the team is also wearing, different cheerleader outfits, etc......

Basically you can have complete control of courts and jerseys.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Wed May 27, 2020 9:08 am

Wow ok. I am trying to not quote both of your guy's posts because it causes for a clusterf#$k of a page to look at. So after I messed up my config file, I decided to download the Retro config file from your other thread @natkra90. The one that already has scoreboard group file names for all the teams and old teams. So that saves me time from doing my own config file which is good. I made sure I renamed all the necessary files to make sure the correct scoreboard mods load up for whichever team I pick as in Play Now mode. I mention this because I dont have to create my own group names for scoreboards anymore.

I don't think the jersey makes any difference on which arena you're using. The game uses team id's to determine which stadium to load. You could put the stadium in your waigua folder and make a special config to copy over before you load the game when you want to use the Statement arena. Honestly, it's probably more of a headache than it's worth, but it's doable.

Here's the list of stadiums: viewtopic.php?f=259&t=107978

You can export them with this tool: NBA2K File Batch Exporter Console by Looyh

NBC Watermarks are made by TwisT. What I do is help put everything together, and automate based on the team id and which roster you're using.

The watermarks are here: NBC Sports Watermarks

Sorry to hear you lost your work. Always copy + past the file before editing.

The folder name should just be "pau" not "/pau".


Ok is that batch file thing a headache to do? Because I didnt know it was going to be this semi-complicated to mod. I thought it was going to be a bunch of copying and pasting. Which it is. But the waigua folder and other stuff you guys have mentioned to me made it sound more harder. Which could take a while for me to get down. I have downloaded those NBC watermarks. So I should just add another file name to the Kings folder that you provided in the other thread right?

Same goes for the Pau Gasol thing. The 06 Grizzlies already have a folder in your other thread. So I should add more files to that folder and have it be the younger Pau files?

@cujomatty, wow ok. I do see your thread on the Raptors. It is neat. So thats what you do for each Raptors jersey? Like I said, I kinda know what to do but there aren't many tutorials on how to do all this. So what you are saying is that you created a different file folder for every Raptor jersey so you can have certain ones load up.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Wed May 27, 2020 1:34 pm

chronoxiong wrote:Wow ok. I am trying to not quote both of your guy's posts because it causes for a clusterf#$k of a page to look at. So after I messed up my config file, I decided to download the Retro config file from your other thread @natkra90. The one that already has scoreboard group file names for all the teams and old teams. So that saves me time from doing my own config file which is good. I made sure I renamed all the necessary files to make sure the correct scoreboard mods load up for whichever team I pick as in Play Now mode. I mention this because I dont have to create my own group names for scoreboards anymore.

I don't think the jersey makes any difference on which arena you're using. The game uses team id's to determine which stadium to load. You could put the stadium in your waigua folder and make a special config to copy over before you load the game when you want to use the Statement arena. Honestly, it's probably more of a headache than it's worth, but it's doable.

Here's the list of stadiums: viewtopic.php?f=259&t=107978

You can export them with this tool: NBA2K File Batch Exporter Console by Looyh

NBC Watermarks are made by TwisT. What I do is help put everything together, and automate based on the team id and which roster you're using.

The watermarks are here: NBC Sports Watermarks

Sorry to hear you lost your work. Always copy + past the file before editing.

The folder name should just be "pau" not "/pau".


Ok is that batch file thing a headache to do? Because I didnt know it was going to be this semi-complicated to mod. I thought it was going to be a bunch of copying and pasting. Which it is. But the waigua folder and other stuff you guys have mentioned to me made it sound more harder. Which could take a while for me to get down. I have downloaded those NBC watermarks. So I should just add another file name to the Kings folder that you provided in the other thread right?

Same goes for the Pau Gasol thing. The 06 Grizzlies already have a folder in your other thread. So I should add more files to that folder and have it be the younger Pau files?

@cujomatty, wow ok. I do see your thread on the Raptors. It is neat. So thats what you do for each Raptors jersey? Like I said, I kinda know what to do but there aren't many tutorials on how to do all this. So what you are saying is that you created a different file folder for every Raptor jersey so you can have certain ones load up.

The batch file exporter is much easier than older tools for exporting game files, but I guess it depends on what you would consider to be a headache.

I made a tutorial for setting things up with the retro dornas mod. You'll find it in the "getting started" folder in the download, or here: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109640&p=2009657#p2009393.

As far as the NBA scoreboards, I haven't released the update to support them yet, but I'll attach them in advanced with Gasol added to the '06 Grizzlies. You can look at the configs to see what I did, and replicate that for any other team you want.

You'll need to create a new folder in your waigua folder called "nbc_watermarks" and put all the city folders in there. So the California watermark for example would end up being located in "*gamefolder*\waigua\nbc_watermarks\California\watermark.iff"
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Wed May 27, 2020 6:47 pm

natkra90 wrote:
chronoxiong wrote:Wow ok. I am trying to not quote both of your guy's posts because it causes for a clusterf#$k of a page to look at. So after I messed up my config file, I decided to download the Retro config file from your other thread @natkra90. The one that already has scoreboard group file names for all the teams and old teams. So that saves me time from doing my own config file which is good. I made sure I renamed all the necessary files to make sure the correct scoreboard mods load up for whichever team I pick as in Play Now mode. I mention this because I dont have to create my own group names for scoreboards anymore.

I don't think the jersey makes any difference on which arena you're using. The game uses team id's to determine which stadium to load. You could put the stadium in your waigua folder and make a special config to copy over before you load the game when you want to use the Statement arena. Honestly, it's probably more of a headache than it's worth, but it's doable.

Here's the list of stadiums: viewtopic.php?f=259&t=107978

You can export them with this tool: NBA2K File Batch Exporter Console by Looyh

NBC Watermarks are made by TwisT. What I do is help put everything together, and automate based on the team id and which roster you're using.

The watermarks are here: NBC Sports Watermarks

Sorry to hear you lost your work. Always copy + past the file before editing.

The folder name should just be "pau" not "/pau".


Ok is that batch file thing a headache to do? Because I didnt know it was going to be this semi-complicated to mod. I thought it was going to be a bunch of copying and pasting. Which it is. But the waigua folder and other stuff you guys have mentioned to me made it sound more harder. Which could take a while for me to get down. I have downloaded those NBC watermarks. So I should just add another file name to the Kings folder that you provided in the other thread right?

Same goes for the Pau Gasol thing. The 06 Grizzlies already have a folder in your other thread. So I should add more files to that folder and have it be the younger Pau files?

@cujomatty, wow ok. I do see your thread on the Raptors. It is neat. So thats what you do for each Raptors jersey? Like I said, I kinda know what to do but there aren't many tutorials on how to do all this. So what you are saying is that you created a different file folder for every Raptor jersey so you can have certain ones load up.

The batch file exporter is much easier than older tools for exporting game files, but I guess it depends on what you would consider to be a headache.

I made a tutorial for setting things up with the retro dornas mod. You'll find it in the "getting started" folder in the download, or here: viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109640&p=2009657#p2009393.

As far as the NBA scoreboards, I haven't released the update to support them yet, but I'll attach them in advanced with Gasol added to the '06 Grizzlies. You can look at the configs to see what I did, and replicate that for any other team you want.

You'll need to create a new folder in your waigua folder called "nbc_watermarks" and put all the city folders in there. So the California watermark for example would end up being located in "*gamefolder*\waigua\nbc_watermarks\California\watermark.iff"


Ok awesome. I did everything you said and was able to get all the NBC watermarks to show up. I dont need to screenshot it for you. Just trust me on that. And I thought the Pau Gasol mod wasn't going to work because I kept trying to look at his player model in the Edit mode and I saw the old Pau. But once I went into a Quick Play game, I got this: https://i.ibb.co/gZp58hL/NBA-2-K20-Scre ... -33-78.png

So its good for now. But why are they wearing the current jerseys? Am I supposed to change that myself in the jersey select screen? And they are playing in the current FedEX Forum. I downloaded the Ultimate Retro roster and copied and pasted whatever files I dont have from that pack onto my Waigua folder. But his config file. Do I really need that? Wouldn't it override the config file you gave me?
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Wed May 27, 2020 10:45 pm

The configs don't do anything until the game actually loads.

My retro config includes everything from his original config, so you don't need his if you're using mine.

The uniforms look accurate to me. There's not a big difference between how the looked at '06 and now. Here's a screenshot from footage when the Pistons were home at '06.

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I have questions about 2K on PC

Postby xinevett on Thu May 28, 2020 6:12 am

My question is, when you download NBA 2K20 on PC, does the game have to copy like on console?
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Thu May 28, 2020 7:43 am

natkra90 wrote:The configs don't do anything until the game actually loads.

My retro config includes everything from his original config, so you don't need his if you're using mine.

The uniforms look accurate to me. There's not a big difference between how the looked at '06 and now. Here's a screenshot from footage when the Pistons were home at '06.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Wt3uJfDv8


You are right. It looks good enough. Thanks for all the help. That solved everything and I will keep your config. Your config is good enough. I just need to the find the old 1990 scoreboard to match up with the ones who need that scoreboard.

I still dont understand @cujomatty's ways so hopefully I can learn how to do that someday in the future. The Kings Statement arena isn't a big deal to me but it would be nice to have.

New question now, I want to put this Pau Gasol mod https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
onto the 2010 Lakers. I created the file group but realized that the 2010 Lakers team ID is used for the All-Time Lakers team. Can I not make a new file group for the 2010 Lakers? I was trying to add the Remembering Kobe ESPN scoreboard for that team too.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Thu May 28, 2020 10:17 am

chronoxiong wrote:
natkra90 wrote:The configs don't do anything until the game actually loads.

My retro config includes everything from his original config, so you don't need his if you're using mine.

The uniforms look accurate to me. There's not a big difference between how the looked at '06 and now. Here's a screenshot from footage when the Pistons were home at '06.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Wt3uJfDv8


You are right. It looks good enough. Thanks for all the help. That solved everything and I will keep your config. Your config is good enough. I just need to the find the old 1990 scoreboard to match up with the ones who need that scoreboard.

I still dont understand @cujomatty's ways so hopefully I can learn how to do that someday in the future. The Kings Statement arena isn't a big deal to me but it would be nice to have.

New question now, I want to put this Pau Gasol mod https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
onto the 2010 Lakers. I created the file group but realized that the 2010 Lakers team ID is used for the All-Time Lakers team. Can I not make a new file group for the 2010 Lakers? I was trying to add the Remembering Kobe ESPN scoreboard for that team too.


I updated this for the 2010 Lakers for you. With my configs, every team has its own file group out of necessity. So all you need to do is open in notepad, CTRL + F and search "10 Lakers" (no quotes) and you can edit from there. The retro roster and 2010 roster actually use different team ID's, so you'll have to use the appropriate config, but they're updated on both.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby chronoxiong on Thu May 28, 2020 11:04 am

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chronoxiong wrote:
natkra90 wrote:The configs don't do anything until the game actually loads.

My retro config includes everything from his original config, so you don't need his if you're using mine.

The uniforms look accurate to me. There's not a big difference between how the looked at '06 and now. Here's a screenshot from footage when the Pistons were home at '06.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1Wt3uJfDv8


You are right. It looks good enough. Thanks for all the help. That solved everything and I will keep your config. Your config is good enough. I just need to the find the old 1990 scoreboard to match up with the ones who need that scoreboard.

I still dont understand @cujomatty's ways so hopefully I can learn how to do that someday in the future. The Kings Statement arena isn't a big deal to me but it would be nice to have.

New question now, I want to put this Pau Gasol mod https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/pa ... -body.html
onto the 2010 Lakers. I created the file group but realized that the 2010 Lakers team ID is used for the All-Time Lakers team. Can I not make a new file group for the 2010 Lakers? I was trying to add the Remembering Kobe ESPN scoreboard for that team too.


I updated this for the 2010 Lakers for you. With my configs, every team has its own file group out of necessity. So all you need to do is open in notepad, CTRL + F and search "10 Lakers" (no quotes) and you can edit from there. The retro roster and 2010 roster actually use different team ID's, so you'll have to use the appropriate config, but they're updated on both.


Oh. So they are in the Retro config? Thats why I couldn't find them. So I have to add them in a file group on waigua for the retro one? The thing I dont understand is the .bat stuff. I see them and I am trying to understand how to do them. I read the instructions and changed the access folder part because my game is installed on my external hard drive.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Thu May 28, 2020 12:53 pm

The 2010 Lakers is on ThunderShaq's retro and 2010 roster, but under different team IDs.

If you want the retro roster, you need to copy the config file inside the config/retro folder into your NBA2K_Hook folder.

The batch will automatically copy the appropriate config file for the roster and run the game when you run it. Just double click on it and see what happens. You can create shortcuts to the batches on your desktop or start menu. This allows you to run configs for different roster without having to manually copy files every time.
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Postby chronoxiong on Fri May 29, 2020 2:09 pm

natkra90 wrote:The 2010 Lakers is on ThunderShaq's retro and 2010 roster, but under different team IDs.

If you want the retro roster, you need to copy the config file inside the config/retro folder into your NBA2K_Hook folder.

The batch will automatically copy the appropriate config file for the roster and run the game when you run it. Just double click on it and see what happens. You can create shortcuts to the batches on your desktop or start menu. This allows you to run configs for different roster without having to manually copy files every time.


I doubled clicked on the bat files and I see the cmd screen prompt for a second and it disappears. I dont know what is supposed to be happening. I tried to edit the file though because my NBA 2K20 folder is in my external hard drive. And then I tried to run it as administrator and I only see the cmd screen prompt for a split second again.
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Re: I have three questions about modding

Postby natkra90 on Fri May 29, 2020 9:51 pm

chronoxiong wrote:
natkra90 wrote:The 2010 Lakers is on ThunderShaq's retro and 2010 roster, but under different team IDs.

If you want the retro roster, you need to copy the config file inside the config/retro folder into your NBA2K_Hook folder.

The batch will automatically copy the appropriate config file for the roster and run the game when you run it. Just double click on it and see what happens. You can create shortcuts to the batches on your desktop or start menu. This allows you to run configs for different roster without having to manually copy files every time.


I doubled clicked on the bat files and I see the cmd screen prompt for a second and it disappears. I dont know what is supposed to be happening. I tried to edit the file though because my NBA 2K20 folder is in my external hard drive. And then I tried to run it as administrator and I only see the cmd screen prompt for a split second again.

It's supposed to copy the config and run the game.

If you want to see what's going on, you can open up command prompt, and copy the code (using the default roster to test). Do one line at a time and hit enter. You should be able to see what's happening.

The first line is to point the command prompt to your game folder. This 2nd line copies the config over. The third line starts the game.

The batches are more complicated than that because it factors in a small delay for things to copy over and it to see if the college mod is installed, but that shouldn't make a difference for you.

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cd "PUT YOUR GAME FOLDER HERE"
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Postby chronoxiong on Sat May 30, 2020 6:54 pm

This is what I get https://i.ibb.co/nwQHm1W/Untitled.png

I am just confused. All this modding. I mainly know copying and pasting because thats how it was for me and NBA 2K14. But this, waigua and all these batches stuff. Too new for me. It doesn't help that I suck at coding even though I took a computer engineering class back in college. So my game is installed on my external hard drive and its the "I" drive. Dont know what to do. I'm in no hurry to figure this out. I'm trying to figure out what watermark files to replace in your config with newer ones from this link: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/wa ... -2k20.html
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Postby natkra90 on Sun May 31, 2020 12:59 am

chronoxiong wrote:This is what I get https://i.ibb.co/nwQHm1W/Untitled.png

I am just confused. All this modding. I mainly know copying and pasting because thats how it was for me and NBA 2K14. But this, waigua and all these batches stuff. Too new for me. It doesn't help that I suck at coding even though I took a computer engineering class back in college. So my game is installed on my external hard drive and its the "I" drive. Dont know what to do. I'm in no hurry to figure this out. I'm trying to figure out what watermark files to replace in your config with newer ones from this link: https://www.2kspecialist.net/2020/05/wa ... -2k20.html


It looks like the command prompt is still looking at your user folder: "C:\Users\chronoxiong".

Make sure that your game directory is exactly "I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\NBA 2K20"

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If it is, the first line you put in command prompt should be:

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cd "I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\NBA 2K20"


The cd tells the command prompt to use that folder. The quotation marks tell the command prompt that the directory isn't over when there's a space. So, both need to there.

You should then see I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\NBA 2K20> where it was previously saying C:\Users\chronoxiong>

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The watermarks get renamed to the add the appropriate call sign and then put in the waigua folder.

Using FOX as an example: watermark.iff would become watermarkfox.iff. You don't need to worry about pregame folders or anything like that with my config. Just drop it in the waigua folder, and you're good.

I only support watermarks that can be found in real in-game footage from the country of origin (U.S or Canada). If it's not real, they're not in the config so ESPN and TNT watermarks won't be referenced. All the names for the files can be found here:
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Postby chronoxiong on Sun May 31, 2020 6:39 pm

What the hell? I was trying to edit this post. Not double post again.
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Postby chronoxiong on Sun May 31, 2020 7:20 pm

If it is, the first line you put in command prompt should be:

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cd "I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\NBA 2K20"


The cd tells the command prompt to use that folder. The quotation marks tell the command prompt that the directory isn't over when there's a space. So, both need to there.

You should then see I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\NBA 2K20> where it was previously saying C:\Users\chronoxiong>

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The watermarks get renamed to the add the appropriate call sign and then put in the waigua folder.

Using FOX as an example: watermark.iff would become watermarkfox.iff. You don't need to worry about pregame folders or anything like that with my config. Just drop it in the waigua folder, and you're good.

I only support watermarks that can be found in real in-game footage from the country of origin (U.S or Canada). If it's not real, they're not in the config so ESPN and TNT watermarks won't be referenced. All the names for the files can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=258&t=109576


The game is installed in that hard drive. Just look at this screenshot: https://i.ibb.co/P1Rhy3k/Untitled.png

So yeah man, I'm just confused. I know you guys are going to say "this is easy man. this is nothing." But it isn't for me. I just came from the world of simple modding where I know where to copy and paste stuff. Or turning off certain mods and loading other mods like in Street Fighter V. I see that you updated your other Dornas thread with the new watermarks. Am I supposed to download that whole 1.2 GB file again?[/quote]
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