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NBA 2K8 Roster Update?

kamspy
02-26-2008, 08:12 PM
I just picked it up.

Anyone now if they updated the rosters since the trade deadline?

I logged on to the multiplayer to see if it downloaded there like it does in some other sports games.

It said it downloaded online rosters, but Shaq is still on the Heat, Bibby on the Kings, Gasol Lakers, Wallace Chicago, etc. etc.

Am I doing something wrong, or is the update not out yet?

SOBAY310
02-26-2008, 08:15 PM
I think I checked a couple weeks ago and the latest roster they had was in November. :(

Hopefully the give us an update soon, if they haven't already.

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 06:38 AM
i bet they will update soon after march 1st. thats the last day anybody can sign with another team (players who have their contracts bought out by their present team and then become free agents -- think sam cassell from clippers to celtics -- HOPEFULLY!!)

kamspy
02-27-2008, 08:30 AM
i bet they will update soon after march 1st. thats the last day anybody can sign with another team (players who have their contracts bought out by their present team and then become free agents -- think sam cassell from clippers to celtics -- HOPEFULLY!!)

Won't help. LeBron's got Big Ben now. The Cavs needed toughness and energy, they couldn't have asked for a more perfect player to give them just that. Gooden was soft. Now Wallace can give Z a rest, and with Varejo and Smith coming off the bench at the 4 and 5, they won't be stopped. Delonte was perfect too. Eric Snow's gonna teach him all his crafty veteran knowledge and the Cavs are bringing a championship to Ohio.

They hopefully they will leave that horrible city and move to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Cavaliers. Has a much better ring to it, and I won't have to drive so far to catch the games.

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 08:56 AM
ha ha!! guess we'll see tonight. cavs @ celts 7:30pm!!! gotta say, cavs don't even scare me (even if they beat us twice).

i would add you but i'm on live not psn..

CALZONE JONES
02-27-2008, 10:29 AM
The cavs are not going anywhere, let's just accept this and move on.

kamspy
02-27-2008, 10:39 AM
The cavs are not going anywhere, let's just accept this and move on.

:lol:

This your first year watching basketball? They didn't do too bad last year, and they just got a whole lot better.

eck979
02-27-2008, 10:44 AM
Also Kamspy, if you want the rosters for offline use you have to go to the online desk>downloads and you'll see the roster file there. Hopefully the update comes shortly. Hopefully they already have the moves/attributes updated for what's happened so far and they're just waiting for the March deadline to see if anything happens then push it out.

kamspy
02-27-2008, 10:47 AM
Also Kamspy, if you want the rosters for offline use you have to go to the online desk>downloads and you'll see the roster file there. Hopefully the update comes shortly. Hopefully they already have the moves/attributes updated for what's happened so far and they're just waiting for the March deadline to see if anything happens then push it out.

Thanks. Couldn't find that.:thumbsup:

As great as NBA 2K series is, the menus are a mess!

bboncorr
02-27-2008, 11:07 AM
just do it yourself. start a franchise and turn the force trade on. this will allow you to make the trades with a 3 way trade. unless you just want to start the season with all the trades already done. i'm not a fan of that myself and prefer to make the trades when they actually happened.

also the cavs are not doing nothing in the East. Detroit and Boston are simply to strong. then come Orlando who i would also put ahead of the cavs. if delonte is your starting pg then you guys are in trouble. delonte is streaky when healthy and can't win matchups v.s. top teir or quick pgs. besides the NBA does not want to see lebron make it to the finals only to get waxed again. man would that hurt his reputation for being the next MJ.

it's going to be Detroit or Boston v.s. the spurs. I have no clue of that 3 who will win the chip but it should be fun to watch.

kamspy
02-27-2008, 11:25 AM
just do it yourself. start a franchise and turn the force trade on. this will allow you to make the trades with a 3 way trade. unless you just want to start the season with all the trades already done. i'm not a fan of that myself and prefer to make the trades when they actually happened.

also the cavs are not doing nothing in the East. Detroit and Boston are simply to strong. then come Orlando who i would also put ahead of the cavs. if delonte is your starting pg then you guys are in trouble. delonte is streaky when healthy and can't win matchups v.s. top teir or quick pgs. besides the NBA does not want to see lebron make it to the finals only to get waxed again. man would that hurt his reputation for being the next MJ.

it's going to be Detroit or Boston v.s. the spurs. I have no clue of that 3 who will win the chip but it should be fun to watch.

Best NBA season in years. Celtics Cavs tonight. Hope it's televised in my area.

I did for my franchise. The Cavs play amazing with Wallace and Delonte. Don't forget, there is some amazing depth at the 1 and the 4/5 with Cleveland now. Eric Snow will be a good mentor for Delonte. Snow is a guy who got there with brains and not raw talent. He plays smart, and is the co-captain with LeBron. Delonte will grow well with Snow there as a mentor. Don't forget about Booby too. That rotation can give a lot of different looks. Wally is the jump shooter the Cavs were missing too. I think if they had Wallace, Wally, and Delonte they would have done better against the Spurs last season. We got Joe Smith and Verajo coming off the bench at forward too. Really nice depth all around. It's working out well for me on the game. I'm 7-0 on All-Star, and I don't start games over or quit. I've played through entire losing seasons in the past.

I got most everyone where they should be. I didn't bother with the small frys.

HOW DO YOU LEAD THE PASS THIS SEASON? I can't figure out how to oop either. It use to be X and O together to throw a lead pass or oop, doesn't work this year. Any have any tips about this? The instructions are useless.

Also, what is the little set of bars below the players about? Hot and Cold I'm assuming? The instructions omitted it completely as well.

If I can figure out the lead pass, I'll be unstoppable this year. 2K8 is great. I've owned every single one from the series, starting on Dreamcast.

BTW

Amazon has it for $31

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 11:31 AM
you can't make trades for cpu teams though, b.. even with force trades on, you can only make them with the team you are using.

if you don't want to wait, then go into roster management at the very beginning, before you start a franchise, and make all of the trades and FA pick-ups and then save that to a "roster" file. then load them up and begin a franchise, and you will have them. and if you start a franchise over, you just load that file again and all the trades are already made.

this is what i did, as i did not want to wait for the next roster update to start my franchise.

kamspy
02-27-2008, 11:36 AM
delete

reading is fundamental

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 11:36 AM
the best way to figure out moves (as the instructions do suck) is to google what you want to know and some forum will have it. i have print outs at home with all of the diff low post moves so i knew what did what.

for an alley oop, i just hold both triggers (360) and pass the ball to the guy i want the oop to. i do not know how to throw a lead pass, either. but remember reading it somewhere after i google other moves. do this and you should find whatever moves you need.

bboncorr
02-27-2008, 11:42 AM
yup you can and i did it. i started my franchise last november and right now every player is where they are supposed to be. simply do a 3 team trade and trade 2nd round picks with one of the teams then do the actual trade with the remaining slots. i'm telling you there is a way around it. i forced the cpu to trade shaq for marion + banks. every roster within my franchise is perfect. kidd is on the mavs, pau is on the lakers and bibby is playing for atlanta. i made every single trade and i didn't have to restart my franchise.

by not trading players and it only being a 2nd round pick you are also not losing any chemistry. that's an added benifit for doing it this way along with keeping the game more sim.

my only problem right now is critterton is injured until next season so i can't trade him.

for 3 team trades it gets a little more complex but i was able to work around it but figuring out what contracts match up first then making a couple trades in place of the real 3 team trade.

then if i see a crazy trade like Shaq for Lebron i can simply reverse it by having the force trade option on.


you can't make trades for cpu teams though, b.. even with force trades on, you can only make them with the team you are using.

if you don't want to wait, then go into roster management at the very beginning, before you start a franchise, and make all of the trades and FA pick-ups and then save that to a "roster" file. then load them up and begin a franchise, and you will have them. and if you start a franchise over, you just load that file again and all the trades are already made.

this is what i did, as i did not want to wait for the next roster update to start my franchise.

kamspy
02-27-2008, 11:58 AM
bboncorr, how do you lead pass and oop this year? Translate to PS3 for me if you can. I can't find a guide or faq for it anywhere on google.

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 12:29 PM
no kidding, hey?? i thought for sure you couldn't trade with comp controlled teams. i'm gonna go home and fix the rest of the teams myself tonight!!

do you guys play with comp trades on?? i keep them off so the comp doesn't make stupid trades during the season. if i have comp trades set to off, but force trades set to on, can i still manipulate trades between 2 or 3 comp teams?

eck979
02-27-2008, 12:35 PM
bboncorr, how do you lead pass and oop this year? Translate to PS3 for me if you can. I can't find a guide or faq for it anywhere on google.

Should be L2+X for an oop.. not sure about lead pass

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 12:43 PM
ok, so its not both... ive been using both and its worked, but obviously because i'm hitting L trigger in the process.

eck979
02-27-2008, 01:58 PM
ok, so its not both... ive been using both and its worked, but obviously because i'm hitting L trigger in the process.

LOL I think that just lets you Run and do an oop! I dunno, maybe you have to hold the R to dunk it, since youhave to hold it to do a dunk and let off to do a layup.. eh..

When youup for a game again, I'm ready to beat that ass!!

kamspy
02-27-2008, 03:12 PM
Should be L2+X for an oop.. not sure about lead pass

Thanks.

raiderfan
02-27-2008, 07:41 PM
LOL I think that just lets you Run and do an oop! I dunno, maybe you have to hold the R to dunk it, since youhave to hold it to do a dunk and let off to do a layup.. eh..

When youup for a game again, I'm ready to beat that ass!!


whenev, bitch... i will beat you strictly with fundamentals!!!

bboncorr
02-28-2008, 12:28 AM
no kidding, hey?? i thought for sure you couldn't trade with comp controlled teams. i'm gonna go home and fix the rest of the teams myself tonight!!

do you guys play with comp trades on?? i keep them off so the comp doesn't make stupid trades during the season. if i have comp trades set to off, but force trades set to on, can i still manipulate trades between 2 or 3 comp teams?

i used to do the same thing but now that 3 team trades are a part of this game it makes it easier to fix bad trades. i keep an eye out for horriable trades and fix them via 3 team trades. then simply trade a 2nd round pick with one of the other teams i'm trading with.

so how did it go? are you finding it easy. if you do every trade like i did then it will take you some time. i also like to edit players based on how their doing in the actual season. AL jefferson and dwight howard are post monsters in my game. I have done a dam good job updating as most of the players in my franchise are avg. what they are in real life this season. well except for the celtics sine i'm playing with them.

i found some of the most important things to edit are under tendencies. shots is a huge thing to edit. that represents shots a game. what i did was look around the leage and i noticed most of the players avg higher then their career numbers are taking more shots then normal. so by upping the shots tendency i was able to make them better without screwing with their other attributes.

guys like chris paul, al jefferson, dwight howard, deron williams, rondo, brandon roy, Hedu, boozer, and a few others really benifited from fixing that shots tendency. i basicaly used carmelo, iverson, and kobe as a starting point and everyone got lower based on their real shots a game.

i also found that upping the fouls makes the game so much more real. i have most of the fouls up to 60. man have i been happy to see the cpu get called for some of those clear fouls.

i also upped the awareness on both sides of the ball for the cpu and me. i find the game a whole lot more fun. i'm playing on the level just before legend now.

raiderfan
02-28-2008, 06:22 AM
ha!! i'm passed the damn trade deadline in my franchise so i couldn't do it!! but i will do it next offseason. i have shooting fouls set to 60 as well, but i still feel that i don't get fouled going to the hoop (in fact, it discourages me from even trying to drive in traffic, all i do is get blocked or miss the layup -- maybe upping it more would help??) i'm going to have to see if pj brown is a FA, cause the celts just signed him last night.

bboncorr
02-28-2008, 10:31 AM
i know i was at the game when he was announced. man is he a weird looking dude. man was it a good game.

that sucks but atleast you get to enjoy the rest of your season. you might be able to turn the trade deadline off. if not then can you even fix the cpu trades anyways. it would suck to be 2 seasons in and the cpu isn't allowed to make its own trades. see if you can atleast change that option.

also you should know this game does not make many bogus trades anymore. there are only 1-2 a season. with that force trade option on you don't have to worry about those bad trades by the cpu.

raiderfan
02-28-2008, 10:50 AM
yeah, i'll have to check that out... the cpu used to do a lot of stupid trades and it made the season all messed up, so a few years ago i decided to play with the cpu trades set to off and that is how it has stayed for now.

SOBAY310
02-28-2008, 11:41 AM
Do you guys run a whole 82 game season in your franchise/dynasty? How many seasons have you gone through, and do you do any simming?

Just curious.

kamspy
02-28-2008, 01:53 PM
Do you guys run a whole 82 game season in your franchise/dynasty? How many seasons have you gone through, and do you do any simming?

Just curious.

I run 82 game seasons with 8 minute quarters. The only time I sim is if something comes up in the middle of a game and I have to stop playing. Then I will use the sim to end function.

I usually get through 2-3 seasons a year. Depends, sometimes I don't finish one. The 162 baseball game season is not happening for me. I can't deal with the Reds for that long. They've usually pissed me off by the second month of the season. Damn you Carl Linder.:banghead:

raiderfan
02-28-2008, 01:55 PM
i run half season in nba.. that is the only way i will be able to go through a few offseasons.. i'm hoping baseball will give me the option of shortening the season as well. there is no way i can play multiple 162 game seasons -- NO MATTER WHAT TEAM I PLAY WITH!

eck979
02-28-2008, 02:16 PM
i'm hoping baseball will give me the option of shortening the season as well. there is no way i can play multiple 162 game seasons -- NO MATTER WHAT TEAM I PLAY WITH!

It does... at least it did last year, so yea.. it does.

I only play NBA2k online, only game I can play against the CPU and have fun is baseball.

Terducken
02-29-2008, 04:54 PM
2k is terrible at updating rosters. Last year they updated maybe 4 times all season. The last one was just before the playoffs and it still wasn't right. Maybe it's because I'm a Jazz fan and no one outside of utah gives two ***** about the Jazz. But all the sudden with their final update the Jazz gained some 13 year washed up veteran I didn't know existed. They went to the Western Conference Finals for christ's sake!

eck979
03-01-2008, 10:20 AM
I just read somewhere that the roster update is out now

raiderfan
03-01-2008, 12:19 PM
it is... i downloaded it today

kamspy
03-01-2008, 12:39 PM
it is... i downloaded it today

Does it have everything?

raiderfan
03-01-2008, 04:39 PM
i believe so.. pj brown is still a fa -- not on the celtics.. and cassell is still on the clippers and not in the fa list, but other than that i think its all set.