This guide is intended to help install a variety of patches for NBA Live 2003 and NBA Live 2004. Please read it carefully; questions may be added on the Discussion page. Please feel free to add any further information/instructions to this guide as necessary.
If you intend to use any art patches (jerseys, courts, faces, etc) in NBA Live 2003 or NBA Live 2004, then CustomArt must be enabled. CustomArt is a value in the startup configuration file for both NBA Live 2003 and NBA Live 2004, and is enabled through the following steps:
Once again, CustomArt must be enabled in order to easily use custom art patches in NBA Live 2003 and NBA Live 2004. While it is possible to import new textures and shapes into the VIV containers, this is not recommended as it may be difficult for beginners, but more importantly it doesn't allow for the easy removal of a single patch if desired.
NBA Live 2003 is EA Sports' NBA release for the 2002/2003 NBA season. The landmark addition in NBA Live 2003 was Freestyle Control, which was met with some enthusiasm by fans though some did not like the limited moves that were available to keyboard users. Although the concept itself was not unpopular (and continues to be used with Quick Strike Ankle Breakers today) most felt Freestyle Control was too powerful in NBA Live 2003 and the game too fast-paced with scores easily exceeding 150 points apiece when playing twelve minute quarters. NBA Live 2003 was also derided for its "Courtside Comedy" approach to cutscenes which players felt detracted from the intended atmosphere of an NBA simulation. Arcade-like effects such as booming sound effects and blocks which rocketed the ball to the opposite baseline were also amongst the common complaints.The return to the PC platform was welcomed by patchers however and several patches were made including "Tweaked Rosters" which attempted to combat some of the issues with gameplay. The game also corrected some issues from NBA Live 2001 and NBA Live 2002 including the disproportionate rebounds.
The Final Say! Gameplay 9.0 Graphics9.2 Sound8.5 Value9.0 NBA Live 2003 - reviewed by Andrew B Review Date: 23 December 2002 Review Score: 9.0/10 Distributed By: EA "EA's latest basketball game on the XBox, NBA Live 2003 is the new King of the Hill in the highly competitive world of basketball games! With a new graphic's engine and improved gameplay, there's not much to be faulted in this awesome title!"
Ferrex MYTH MYTH IS PROUD TO PRESENT : NBA Live 2003 (c) EA Sports RELEASE SIZE : 64 * 2.88MB RELEASE DATE : 11/2002 PROTECTION : SafeDisc2 + Serial + CdCheck [ RELEASE NOTES ] READ THIS NFO PROPERLY & UNDERSTAND IT! Support the software companies. If you play this game BUY it! Game Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~ NBA Live 2003 allows you to get into the action and live your dreams of NBA superstardom. Totally enhanced gameplay brings the physical, fast-paced action of the NBA to life, while all-new animations and audio deliver the awesome drama and emotion of the NBA experience. In NBA LIVE 2003 players feel the action like never before and make their hoop dreams come true. Game Features: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * Revolutionary Hand Control - Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and ankle-breaking crossover dribbles. * NBA Speed, NBA Power - Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves that showcase the explosive drives and thunderous jams of the NBA. * Explode on the Break - Pump up the tempo and wear down your opponent with well-executed fast breaks. * "D" Up - With amazing control and new shot blocking animations, swatting with authority can be just as fun as making a huge dunk. * Ground-Shaking Rebounding - The battle for the ball gets physical with over 30 all-new rebounding animations. * As Smooth as It Gets - At 60 frames-per-second, the action is smoother and faster than ever before. * NBA Coaches in the House - All the NBA head coaches are courtside in full 3D,reacting - and sometimes over-reacting - to the on-court action. * The Show within the Show - Over 50 new cut scenes, from a coach jawing at the ref to bench players erupting as a sweet "3" beats the buzzer. * Stylin' Old-School Uniforms - Gear up like hardwood legends - check out uniforms of the Elgin Baylor/Jerry West-era Lakers, Dr.J's New Jersey Nets, and more. * Not the Same Ol' Play-By-Play - Over 5,000 new lines keep the commentary fresh throughout the entire LIVE season. * The Sounds of the Game - Get in the game with all-new player and coach dialogue during gameplay. 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