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Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby tinpanalley on Sat May 11, 2019 6:44 am

Every sport has one or two games that are considered classics with a community of modders keeping them up to date. Often it's just because a game has stopped being produced (NHL2K series) but what are those classic games for NBA basketball? I'm looking for anything on Genesis/SNES, PC/WinXP era, PS1, PS2 etc. Just curious what's out there. Basketball is the only sport I don't seem to know about where this is concerned. I figured the community here could help me out.
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Re: Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby Andrew on Sat May 11, 2019 12:57 pm

There is this project: NBA Live 19 Hardwood Classics (Sega Genesis)

It doesn't seem to happen as much with the older basketball games, probably because the sim-oriented titles don't hold up as much compared to other sports (or arcade basketball games). Most modders in our community are focused on the latest game or the generation immediately prior.

Out of interest, which old games do you have on PC?
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Re: Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby tinpanalley on Sat May 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Andrew wrote:There is this project: NBA Live 19 Hardwood Classics (Sega Genesis)
It doesn't seem to happen as much with the older basketball games, probably because the sim-oriented titles don't hold up as much compared to other sports (or arcade basketball games). Most modders in our community are focused on the latest game or the generation immediately prior.
Out of interest, which old games do you have on PC?

That looks really great! I'll try that out. The thing is, I do most of my gaming on PC or older consoles, but I find mobile games so unsatisfying so I've taken instead to using emulators to play old sports titles on my phone with a controller.
PC games: I play mostly NHL09, a bit of NHL04, MVP2005, High Heat 02-04, MLB 2K12 (but rosters that crash make it useless in season mode which is all I play), and Madden 08.
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Re: Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby Andrew on Sat May 11, 2019 1:29 pm

Any other old basketball games? There's also a 2018 season update for NBA Live 2004.
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Re: Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby tinpanalley on Sat May 11, 2019 4:15 pm

Andrew wrote:Any other old basketball games? There's also a 2018 season update for NBA Live 2004.

Ok, I'll check out the 2004 mod.
So that makes sense, then. The game is actually quite good in its current iteration so no need to keep older games alive. Sort of like FIFA and PES. Sure there is PES6, but for the most part earlier versions of FIFA aren't really better or their communities have just died.
I'll tell you what I would love is an updated Coach K Basketball. Loved that game.
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Re: Older "classic" NBA games updated to 2019?

Postby Andrew on Sat May 11, 2019 8:15 pm

I'm currently working on an update for NBA 2K11, though that's obviously not that vintage (though can certainly be called a classic in its own right, I feel). I may be able to do something with 2005-08, and I have entertained the thought of doing a simple update for an older game for the 25th Anniversary of NBA Live.
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