ALL IN ONE GUIDE and DIRECTORY for MODDING

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ALL IN ONE GUIDE and DIRECTORY for MODDING

Postby Brakayer on Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:55 pm

Greetings!
Since 2011 I was playing vanilla NBA 2K but everything changed in 2015 when I discovered a mod for NBA 2K14. From there, I downloaded a lot of mods from our modders and eventually got intrested and tried modding stuff personally in my free time because I was still a freshman high school student.

With the knowledge and information I amassed over the years, I decided that I should make a guide (especially for correct formats) for the aspiring modders out there as a way of giving back to this wonderful community. I will try to make as clean and simple as possible.

As I have observed changing files not saving it to RIGHT format may cause crashes, glitches, bugs, and black screens.

CREDITS TO ALL OUR FANTASTIC MODDERS!
HOW TO INSTALL MODS


Programs needed for modding:
Blender (for model editing)
Photoshop/Gimp (for photo manipulation)
Notepad++
7Zip/Winrar

Note:
#1 I use Intel Texture Works for the .DDS plugin. You can use NVIDIA DDS
#2 XXXX or xxxx stands for numbers or IDs that vary

CYBERFACES

ID List Thread (credits to the contributors to this thread)
PNG.iff from Manifest List Thread (credits to the contributors to this thread)

faceXXXX.iff (The Face)
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face_color.dds: Color + Alpha BC7 Fine sRGB (any bc7 format will do but I prefer the Fine sRGB one)
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face normal.dds: Color BC6H Fine UH16
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For resizes, edit the values inside the face_color.TXTR and face_normal.TXTR.
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More helpful guides/threads:
TGsoGood's Videos
LosJosh's Face Texture Tutorial Video

pngXXXX.iff files (The Body) - i havent studied about this yet but I'll link other guides below
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More helpful guides/threads:
TGsoGood's Videos
NBA 2K Legend's Videos
LosJosh's Simple Body Tutorial Video
imescobarlopez' Hair Transfer Thread
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COURTS AND STADIUM
ID Thread (credits to the contributors to this thread)
Lagoa's Floor Template
Stove's Floor Template
Mith's 8K Floor Template


More helpful guides/threads:
TGSoGood's Lagoa Template Tutorial Video
Lagoa's Thread
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JERSEYS
ID Thread (credits to the contributors to this thread)
Rob Davis' Template
Stove's Template


More helpful guides/threads:
Rob Davis' 2K20 Thread
RobDavis' Jersey Tutorial Videos
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PORTRAITS
chr_rXXXX_a1.iff (Action Photo)
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format:Color + Alpha BC3 Linear
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chr_gXXXX.iff (Headshot)
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format: Color + Alpha BC3 Linear
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More helpful guides/threads:
TGSoGood's Tutorial Video
Dee4Three's Tutorial Video
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CROWDS
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DORNAS
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SCOREBOARDS
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SHOES
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More useful game tools:
-> Looyh's Hook, Tools, Sync.bin File Exporter, NBA2K Exporter Console, and Audio Converter.
-> Synergy2K's MyCareer Tool
-> Limnono Trainer Tool

Additional notes: if you want to discover more files open manifest file in the game directory with Notepad++

Please also check out Andrew's Master Thread

->I will try updating this every now and then and when I am free<-
Last edited by Brakayer on Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:23 pm, edited 23 times in total.
This topic was moved from NBA 2K20 Modding by Andrew on Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:06 pm.
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Re: GUIDE FOR FORMATS.

Postby Andrew on Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:07 pm

Great work!
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Re: GUIDE FOR FORMATS.

Postby Brakayer on Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:40 pm

Andrew wrote:Great work!


Thanks! I will update it every now and then :D
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Re: ALL IN ONE GUIDE and DIRECTORY for MODDING

Postby TGsoGood on Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:51 am

Very useful
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