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Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:44 pm

Hello,
I got introduced into modding by Dom_2k (may be familiar to some of you guys). I bought a 2k for the first time in like 3 years and the first one on PC since I was trying to make it more realistic with mods. I'm obsessed when it comes to the scoreboard and cyberfaces. I watched this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NsAs-Y ... =3&t=1119s) and followed all the steps. While going onto the 2kSpecialist website, I noticed that all the files were not being registered as rar files (https://i.gyazo.com/f35767e69a429db632c ... 9531d8.png) which I thought may have been because I wasn't using a licensed version of winrar. Now with 35 USD spent on winrar I am still running into the same issue. Is anyone able to help/tell me what I need to do to change this?

Any help/responses would be very much appreciated.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby bikerjimuk on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:01 am

What exactly is the issue? I can see a pic of a rar file containing .iff files which are the files you drop into your mods folder in the NBA2k21 folder (assuming you have the hook downloaded and extracted there).
You should be able to open the .iff files in winrar to see the .dds and other files inside.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby 2kspecialist on Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:19 am

aquisie74 wrote:Hello,
I got introduced into modding by Dom_2k (may be familiar to some of you guys). I bought a 2k for the first time in like 3 years and the first one on PC since I was trying to make it more realistic with mods. I'm obsessed when it comes to the scoreboard and cyberfaces. I watched this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NsAs-Y ... =3&t=1119s) and followed all the steps. While going onto the 2kSpecialist website, I noticed that all the files were not being registered as rar files (https://i.gyazo.com/f35767e69a429db632c ... 9531d8.png) which I thought may have been because I wasn't using a licensed version of winrar. Now with 35 USD spent on winrar I am still running into the same issue. Is anyone able to help/tell me what I need to do to change this?

Any help/responses would be very much appreciated.


there's no issue bro. the iff files are exactly the files of mods which you put all the iff files in mods folder. here some tutorials found on youtube on how to install mods - https://youtu.be/Xsw676JIHds
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:44 am

Hey, the issue is that it isn't applying it in-game. The files, I move when putting them into the wagiua folder don't have the winrar logo in front of them (don't know if thats a big issue).
Here is how my 2K Folder is looking (https://i.gyazo.com/2a56e3dec8c41e77569 ... b578ab.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/e1acf39bf47a49058cf ... 6b4721.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/2140ded11e1df6ce9e0 ... 2a6db1.png)
or am I missing something that I might have forgot to download?

edit: But I'm right in saying that I should be dragging the mod files into the waigua folder as shown here? (https://i.gyazo.com/8f5caca3d9153ba7b6b ... 40fcaa.png)
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:45 am

Hey, the issue is that it isn't applying it in-game. The files, I move when putting them into the wagiua folder don't have the winrar logo in front of them (don't know if thats a big issue).
Here is how my 2K Folder is looking (https://i.gyazo.com/2a56e3dec8c41e77569 ... b578ab.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/e1acf39bf47a49058cf ... 6b4721.png) (https://i.gyazo.com/2140ded11e1df6ce9e0 ... 2a6db1.png)
or am I missing something that I might have forgot to download?

edit: Okay, but I'm right in saying that I should be dragging the mod files into the waigua folder as shown here? (https://i.gyazo.com/8f5caca3d9153ba7b6b ... 40fcaa.png)
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Re: Modding in general

Postby gyozalee on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:48 am

They aren't supposed to be winrar in your Mod folder and those file you're showing in your screenshots aren't your mod files, they're your NBA data files.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:51 am

Okay, but I'm right in saying that I should be dragging the mod files into the waigua folder as shown here? (https://i.gyazo.com/8f5caca3d9153ba7b6b ... 40fcaa.png)
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Re: Modding in general

Postby gyozalee on Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:59 am

Which NBAHook version are you using? I don't have Waigua folder, instead i have what's called Mods folder, on which face7820.iff and png7820.iff are dropped to.
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Postby gyozalee on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:02 am

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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:34 am

That is the one I've had beforehand. I don't really know what the issue is, doesn't seem to be working for me
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Re: Modding in general

Postby gyozalee on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:36 am

Because you need the Mods version. Waigua is no longer in use for 2K21.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:53 am

Thank you so much man, it worked!
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Re: Modding in general

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:55 am

aquisie74 wrote:That is the one I've had beforehand. I don't really know what the issue is, doesn't seem to be working for me


Some quality of life notes

1. I recommend using 7-zip instead of winrar... it is free and also is INCREDIBLY easy to use.... Whether it be opening archives, making zips/archives, etc... it is awesome. You can download it at the link below

https://www.7-zip.org/

2. Cyberfaces, courts, stadiums, scoreboards, presentation files, and most anything outside of some jersey components go into the Mods (not waigua) folder. All you do is drag the appropriate files over, below is an image of what my 2K21 main folder and my Mods folder looks like. The clothing folder is utilized for certain art related to jerseys. Normally, modders will place those mods in a clothing folder when they release the mod... so you would just have to move them from that clothing folder to the clothing folder in your Waigua folder.

Note: Ignore some of the files in the main folder location on the bottom, those are just trainers and export tools. The main folder screens are just showing the top and bottom of that folder.

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3. Your mods are probably not showing up because you have the folder names Waigua... in NBA 2K21 the folder should just be named Mods

4. Search the tutorials sections if you still have questions, as I believe some tutorials exist that help modders get started.

Hopefully some of this helps. If you are just downloading mods, just do as the others are mentioning in here, drag and drop into your Mods folder. If you need to open an archive when you download a mod (Lets say the archive says "Kobe Bryant Cyberface" and it is zipped), unzip that file or open the archive and drag the pngxxxx.iff and the facexxxx.iff into your Mods folder.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:58 am

Yeah, that train departed a few hours ago, when I decided to get winrar for 35 USD.., I'll keep this pinned in my browser. It's my first time modding 2K and in one of the videos it said that waigua was okay for it. Thank you for the help.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:21 am

One last question, is there a specific setting for me to apply that I don't click out of my 2K constantly?
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Re: Modding in general

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:28 am

aquisie74 wrote:One last question, is there a specific setting for me to apply that I don't click out of my 2K constantly?


I don't understand the question. You shouldn't have to click out of 2K constantly if your mods are in the folders when you boot up.

Do you mean you are trying to install mods while the game is running and look at all the different ones without exiting the game?
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 5:33 am

Wrong wording from my side, no I meant when having the game running on steam. When I click on one of my other 2 monitors the game minimizes, that's what I was referring to.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:58 am

aquisie74 wrote:Wrong wording from my side, no I meant when having the game running on steam. When I click on one of my other 2 monitors the game minimizes, that's what I was referring to.


Oh, no idea how to help you with that one... other than maybe putting it in full screen mode?

I dont use multiple monitors
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Re: Modding in general

Postby callmejah on Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:31 am

aquisie74 wrote:Wrong wording from my side, no I meant when having the game running on steam. When I click on one of my other 2 monitors the game minimizes, that's what I was referring to.

i was havin the same problem before... just go to your video settings and change the window mode from fullscreen to windowed fullscreen that should work lmk if it dont
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Re: Modding in general

Postby jk31 on Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:21 pm

aquisie74 wrote:Yeah, that train departed a few hours ago, when I decided to get winrar for 35 USD.., I'll keep this pinned in my browser. It's my first time modding 2K and in one of the videos it said that waigua was okay for it. Thank you for the help.


You are the first person in my whole life that I see buying winrar. Doesn't Winrar has a forever going free trial? I know that I used Winrar for free for like.....15 years? But I switched to 7zip, too. It's faster in my opinion, works with files where WinRar doesnt work and the installation is smaller.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:53 am

Even though he paid for winrar, he should honestly still use 7-zip.

It is better, easier to use, and compatible with more files. I thought winrar died a long time ago, I feel like I used it in the mid 2000s or something.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:31 am

Sorry for the late reply, been a few long days, it worked, thank you.
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Re: Modding in general

Postby aquisie74 on Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:36 am

I've heard that, literally had no idea, just wanted to go through all the options, and I mean it's 35 USD, not the end of the world, I'll look into 7-zip for the future.
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