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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!
    Hey everyone -
    Who cares about this years Madden release when we have the ESPN NFL 2K5 Resurrected Mod :) Get ready to enjoy NFL 2K5 with updated uniforms, stadiums and more! The NFL Football experience everyone wants is coming to the community next week. (release date 7/22)
    This Mod will only be available on PCSX2 ;)
    packers
    Hey everyone -
    Who cares about this years Madden release when we have the ESPN NFL 2K5 Resurrected Mod :) Get ready to enjoy NFL 2K5 with updated uniforms, stadiums and more! The NFL Football experience everyone wants is coming to the community next week. (release date 7/22)
    This Mod will only be available on PCSX2 ;)

    Just want to say I really appreciate the work you guys have been doing to help modernize this classic. Nothing short of spectacular.
    But wanted to ask where can we find the mod once it becomes available?
    I was able to get it to work. I'll likely wait for the updated 2021 schedule and photos, though (since no photos are in here yet), plus any bug glitches... before I start a franchise, at least.
    I m getting an error when using the pre-configured PCSX2 plugin settings. It seems that my PC cannot run AVX2. Is there a way to play this mod using the SSE4 version instead of AVX2?
    I did get a weird screen where it basically crashed as it prompted me to like re-insert the HDD or something, but that of course is HDD related and also care from loading a save state (only a handful of plays after).
    I’ll reload that save state, see if I can prompt the screen again, and take a screen cap of that if it shows up.
    Hello, how can I get ahold of an editor to give texture editing a try. This update to the best football game ever(M.H.O) has been great. I got it install on 2 desktops as well as my laptop. manage to play only exhibition games so far but that will be changing quickly. Great Job Mod community!
    Blzer
    I did get a weird screen where it basically crashed as it prompted me to like re-insert the HDD or something, but that of course is HDD related and also care from loading a save state (only a handful of plays after).
    I’ll reload that save state, see if I can prompt the screen again, and take a screen cap of that if it shows up.

    Yeah, I've gotten the "Recover the HDD According to the Instruction Manual of the HDD" message too, and can't progress any further in my franchise. I can't even sim through the next week to get past the bug. I'll probably end up uninstalling then reinstalling, and see if that'll work.
    I haven't looked at v1.2 yet, but I noticed the Bills' road uniforms have white lettering on a white jersey top. Is the lettering supposed to be blue instead?
    As a Bills fan I can confirm, the away uni lettering should be blue
    Blzer
    I haven't looked at v1.2 yet, but I noticed the Bills' road uniforms have white lettering on a white jersey top. Is the lettering supposed to be blue instead?

    Buffalo Bills, Toronto Blue Jays, Ottawa Senators, Milwaukee Bucks
    Currently listening to: Veil of Maya
    Blzer
    I was able to get it to work. I'll likely wait for the updated 2021 schedule and photos, though (since no photos are in here yet), plus any bug glitches... before I start a franchise, at least.

    Is there a way to use the default team names from the original game and just have the updated roster like restoring the Washington Redskins?
    Jersey numbers / text is not editable with the current plugin. But, the team is optimistic the plugin developer may be able to support this in a future plugin update.
    Regarding the 2022 ratings, if you want the default cities, I will share that as an option with the next set of ratings we run.
    Other BIG news for the Mod project is the work that CujoMatty is actively working on, which includes player tattoos, portraits and cleaning up every players equipment, body type, etc.. This is a very big undertaking to say the least.
    Big thanks to CujoMatty from our community!
    Checkout his progress video, and support him. :)
    We released v1.3 on 10/3/2021 which included all of the bad weather stadiums + uniforms. (big update)
    - Added bad weather uniforms for all teams
    - Added rain stadium textures for all teams
    - Added snow stadium textures for all teams
    - Added additional alternate uniforms for specific teams
    - Updated Colts stadium (RCA Dome)
    - Added CujoMatty's tattoo mod
    - Added CujoMatty's Week 1 hi/low ratings
    - Added real player photos
    - Uniform cleanup + correction
    - Fixed Broncos stadium wall
    - Fixed Bears stadium endzone
    - Fixed stadium lighting issue
    - Fixed stadium cloud shadow issue
    Today we released v1.3.5 which includes the following fixes + updates.
    - Fixed field overlay shadow
    - Fixed Chargers endzone + goal post
    - Added CMs coach textures
    - Added CMs updated gloves + cleats equipment (Bills, Colts, etc.)
    - Added FoHs updated Vikings stadium textures
    - Added FoHs updated Steelers stadium textures
    - Added FoHs updated Colts stadium textures
    - Added snow overlay to Dolphins goal post
    - Added orange pants + fixed helmet stripes for Browns
    We are continuing to update and improve more textures with the help of the entire team + community. Some of the ideas and work everyone is doing is truly amazing! One of the things to point out in v1.3.5 are the Vikings, Steelers and Colts stadiums that xflamexofxhopex has overhauled.
    Anyone new to the NFL2K5 Resurrected Mod, I recommend watching my full v1.3 tutorial as this video covers what is needed to get you up and running with the full build.
    Project link: https://github.com/lostsoul63b/NFL2K5-Resurrected
    Curious as an overall: if it were possible to snatch the Xbox uniform texture files, could they be applied to the game on PCSX2? I don't know if that kind of mod is possible or not.
    I'm not asking if it's easy or currently doable, but I'm wondering if that idea or premise is even like a thing within the realm of modding overall.
    Thanks!
    It downloaded and installed just fine.
    Though in the second quarter of my game, I got this error:

    This isn't the first time I've had this game crash on me going into this replay, though. In fact, I hold my breath every time I see this replay type appear because this is the one that receives crashes for some reason. This is the first time I got a code like this, though.
    I guess it's just a re-reminder for me that I have to use the save state feature all the time.
    The BEST NFL experience keeps getting better thanks to our community! We are working on the v1.5 update that will bring more improvements to the NFL 2K5 experience.
    BIG THANKS to - xflamexofxhopex (gloves, cleats), SteelPro43 (in-game scoreboard) and djsteveo627 (fixed schedule)
    This Tuesday Dec 21, 2021, version 1.5 will be released. Lot's of amazing work has been put into this. Big credit to the entire team!
    Here's a look at the 98-99 Rams uniform and one of the custom selection scripts I created that will allow players to select certain texture options.
    This looks fantastic, and I can't wait to give it a shot.
    This will be my first 2k5 on a pc experience. Is it still possible to use one of the editor tools to do things like take control of all teams for the draft?
    Hey Everyone -
    We would like to wish everyone a Happy, Healthy and Adventurous New Year going into 2022!
    2021 was a great year for the NFL 2K5 community in collaboration with the Madden community. For the first time in our community’s history, we were able to create a MOD for our beloved NFL 2K5 that brought the game into the current NFL Football era. We are proud and thrilled to have achieved our initial project goals and more for not only ourselves, but our entire community to enjoy.
    Thank you to everyone who helped, shared ideas/feedback and support. Keep dreaming big, having fun, making new friends and memories!
    Thanks,
    LostsouL (packers)
    Wish I had a PC powerful enough to run this.
    Just watching the DB/WR interactions, and the ball trajectory while passing, just makes me wanna play this game SO BAD.
    Sadly, I will tinker with Madden 22 some more
    I downloaded the patch, but it seems I am missing a file that runs the "player icon" script. The full version has it, but my desktop is so cluttered with stuff that I'm afraid if I redownload everything that I'm going to lose out on some files that I personally need if I transfer it all over. Does anyone know what I need for the player icon script?
    Also, I've tried to edit .DDS files, but when I do they aren't recognized textures in the game. What exactly is the process involved in saving said files, and are people using Photoshop to make them?
    Anyway, I've tried some of the other broadcast logos, but since ESPN shows up in some other portions it's kind of weird to let the FOX or CBS logo pop up, for example. I guess I'll just stick with ESPN, heh.
    I'm realizing more and more that it's less likely this PS2 version will ever get a chance to inherit the Xbox graphics and stadium music importing, which is just a shame. XEMU is now capable of playing ESPN NFL 2K5 to some capacity, so I'm interested in seeing if anyone will ever do a project for the Xbox version of the game on the level that was done here, and if XEMU is capable of handling this title the same way that PCSX2 does.
    Regardless, this has been amazing and I hope to see this continue for years to come! Thanks, and keep it up!
    Thank you for the clear instructions on setup and install. It helped a lot!
    The only issue I ran into is that my machine seems to not like that GS plugin.
    The other options in there allow me to select them, but will it all still work? Those choices are:

    And the other one is the exact same except it's SSE4
    The MOD is based off the AVX2 plugin not the SEE4 plugin. Not all CPUs support the AVX2 instruction set. Anyone trying to play NFL 2K5 Resurrected on a PC whose CPU does not support the AVX2 instruction set that the emulator plug-in is based on will not be able to see any of the refreshed textures.
    Coming soon! The SEC National Championship game featuring Alabama vs Georgia rematch in the NFL 2K5 Resurrected PC MOD. This will be a single college matchup for these two teams for anyone interested in reliving the SEC Championship game in NFL 2K5.
    Big credit to SteelPro43, xflamexofxhopex and the community!
    We hope everyone is enjoying 2K5 Resurrected!
    The team has been working on some more texture updates for the v1.6 release. Here is a preview of some of the stadiums that xflamexofxhopex has updated.
    You can try launching unchecking the "Enable Texture Manipulation (F10)" checkbox in video plugin settings > launching the game when at the splash / main screen hit F10 on your keyboard to cycle the plugin on/off. Revisit the video plugin settings and confirm "Enable Texture Manipulation (F10)" is enabled.
    packers
    The final stable 1.6 mod build is available. Have fun playing NFL Football!

    Do you have any information on when or if retroarch 2k will be reuploaded so it can be downloaded via microsoft edge. Right now it gives a blank screen because it was taken down weeks ago. can't play on xbox without it.
    packers
    The MOD is based off the AVX2 plugin not the SEE4 plugin. Not all CPUs support the AVX2 instruction set. Anyone trying to play NFL 2K5 Resurrected on a PC whose CPU does not support the AVX2 instruction set that the emulator plug-in is based on will not be able to see any of the refreshed textures.

    Have some way make the AVX plugin compatible? Im using Core I7 3770S...any ideas to work on that?
    Sadly no. Either our CPU support it or it doesn't. Even with the new 1.7 development build of PCSX2, there are AVX2 + SSE4 flavors. I will be maintaining the AVX2 instruction set for the new emulator build.
    Hang in there Football fans. Our Mod team has been busy working on our next release which will align with the NFL 2023 season. I'm happy to share that we have more creative minds working together plus the new PCSX2 Qt interface is available in Dev that supports native texture replacement. This will be an even better release than our NFL 2022 season debut that first launched 7/22/2021.
    NorthPhillyBallers
    This game is the Biggie smalls of the rap game.
    The most overrated of all time.

    This is easily the oddest way to let dudes know you're open for business.
    Hi,
    Is this still only for PC? Android has Aethersx2 to emulate PS2 and as wondering if there was a way to put the entire mod there. I have been able to use the rosters and must say you guys are awesome !!! NFL 2k5 is the greatest NFL game of all time and it is kept alive by people like you and your hard work.
    Thank you !!

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