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NFL 2K5 Mod Bringing Updated Textures and More to Timeless Classic

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NFL 2K5 Mod Bringing Updated Textures and More to Timeless Classic

NFL 2K5 super fan LostsouL (packers on the OS forums), is hard at work with the rest of a team working on an NFL 2K5 mod that is updating the graphics, textures, menus, and the overall look of a timeless classic. The team is first working on the Green Bay Packers, and the Packers are about 90 percent done at this point.

LostsouL also shared an update for the San Francisco 49ers a couple days ago.

NFL 2K5 Mod Information

Here is some more information directly from LostsouL about the mod:

With the help of the community developer TopazTK, we now have a more robust way of dumping textures from the PCSX2 emulator. The plug-in is still in development, but a small team of us in the NFL2K5 discord community are already busy refreshing textures. While the project is very ambitious, I believe the team will have something as legendary as NFL2K5 itself when finished.

A few in-game examples which will include uniforms, stadiums, menus, player photos and anything else the Mod team puts in-scope.

The PCSX2 emulator LostsouL mentions is very popular for PlayStation 2 games, and it’s a very easy way to play roms (of games you already own). You should not be at all intimidated by this emulator as it’s very easy to use. I have showed it off before to play the original NFL 2K, for example. You can find directions about how to download the emulator and install NFL 2K5 all over the internet. You don’t even really need an amazing PC or anything to run it either. Plus, once you have the emulator installed, finding updated rosters and such is not hard at all — LostsouL will point you in the right direction if you need any assistance in the OS thread (spoilers, easiest thing to do is join the NFL 2K Discord or head to this forum topic here).

I mention all of this because this mod will use PCSX2 1.6 and won’t be available on normal consoles.

LostsouL is also looking for help to speed up the pace of this update:

“Anyone with experience with photo editing and the time and interest to join the Mod team is welcome. Be sure to drop a line or DM me in the discord community.”

Going through some of the updates you will find, here is a look at updated Lambeau Field:

nfl 2k5 mod lambeau

You can see a new scoreboard bug to update the title to NFL 2K21:

And you can just see how much better NFL 2K5 looks overall here:

nfl 2k21 mod

While we continue to wait for any news about what 2K might have planned for a future football game, it’s always nice to have some more ways to play the classics. Plus, it’s the offseason now, so it’s that time to experiment with some other football games if you’re bored with the latest Madden. Big ups to LostsouL and the mod crew working on this, here’s to hoping it all comes together.

If you want to follow the progress of the mod, be sure to follow LostsouL on Twitter here. You can also join the NFL 2K mod Discord here.

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  1. I wish there was a way to add the uniform textures/detail the Xbox version of the game has. Oh, and custom music of course. At that point I would truly be satisfied.
    This is very awesome, though.
    Interesting.
    How powerful of a PC is needed for something like this? Also - could someone post an invite to the Discord page? I'd like to check it out and figure out how to get in on this.
    beau21
    Interesting.
    How powerful of a PC is needed for something like this? Also - could someone post an invite to the Discord page? I'd like to check it out and figure out how to get in on this.

    Minimum PC power is roughly:
    Quad core 3.2 GHz CPU
    +
    4 GB RAM Graphics Card
    But before you purchase a new PC or any parts for this, try it out on your current rig.
    https://pcsx2.net/getting-started.html
    BAD_AL
    Minimum PC power is roughly:
    Quad core 3.2 GHz CPU
    +
    4 GB RAM Graphics Card
    But before you purchase a new PC or any parts for this, try it out on your current rig.
    https://pcsx2.net/getting-started.html

    Thanks! Do I need a NFL 2k5 ISO file then? Or how do I go about getting the game since I don’t believe it had a PC release..
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    beau21
    Thanks! Do I need a NFL 2k5 ISO file then? Or how do I go about getting the game since I don’t believe it had a PC release..
    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    If you have the PS2 version, rip the disc to your PC as an ISO. That isn't illegal.
    Blzer
    If you have the PS2 version, rip the disc to your PC as an ISO. That isn't illegal.

    Thanks, Blzer. Would be happy to pick up a copy of 2k5 on PS2 to rip and use, but I'm on a Mac and it doesn't look like there are any current, stable emulators on Mac :frown:
    Forgive my ignorance, searched high and low for the answer on the Discord page, and on the interwebs;
    Can stats be edited for this game? (players season stats, career stats)
    NorthPhillyBallers
    This game is the Biggie smalls of the rap game.
    The most overrated of all time.

    This is the most feature-rich football game I have ever seen.
    The last time the competition did anything innovative was 75-man rosters... a whole decade ago.
    The Empire discontinued their most revolutionary product (Head Coach)
    Mikedeez
    when will this be ready for 360?

    There is a new 'Texture replacement' feature in the Video plugin of PCSX2 that makes this possible.
    The Xbox 360 does not have this ability and the current OG XBOX Emulators
    (PC) are not terribly far along (but someday may have the capability).
    I'd say you could expect this for the XBOX version in 10 years.
    In the meantime, you should consider getting a PC capable of running PCSX2 fairly well.
    Many thanks to xevan and xflamexofxhopex from the community who have been helping me with re-texturing.
    The Chiefs and Bills are looking sharp with the work we have been doing to the teams. While we don’t have a release date yet, we have been sharing some of our progress on YouTube.
    Reminder this will be exclusively for PC platform right now.
    https://youtu.be/h2S3t9p-axE
    packers
    Hey everyone -
    With the help of the community developer TopazTK, we now have a more robust way of dumping textures from the PCSX2 emulator. The plug-in is still in development, but a small team of us in the NFL2K5 discord community are already busy refreshing textures. While the project is very ambitious, I believe the team will have something as legendary as NFL2K5 itself when finished.
    A few in-game examples which will include uniforms, stadiums, menus, player photos and anything else the Mod team puts in-scope.

    For those who follow me on YouTube, you can expect to see short updates on our progress occasionally.
    https://youtu.be/XJUt2iLWkNU
    Anyone with experience with photo editing and the time and interest to join the Mod team is welcome. Be sure to drop a line or DM me in the discord community.

    hey this sounds awesome! Can I get an invite to Discord? I'm a retired Air Force photojournalist and broadcaster. I can definitely help, once I get the emulator version up and running. I have been doing things on Madden, but the gameplay is just not good on Madden 20. 21 is better, but hasn't been cracked yet. Thanks! This looks great!

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