Player Editing

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Player Editing

Postby TVGuy22 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Hi guys, long time 2k4 player here. My franchise finally took a dump on me, and I got tired of using bandaids, so I have moved to 08. So far, so good. The mods and Calhoupe's scripts are working and I'm in the regular season.

In the offseasons my 2k4 franchise, I would change the names and schools of the 1st round draft picks by using a list of names I have gathered over the years. I would do that by changing the .fra to .ros right before the regular season begins, making the edits, then going back to .fra to start the next season.

Seems to me with 2008 it would be easier to do this in NZA 1.3 or AMP instead, right? Is one or the other better to use for that application?

Thanks to all of you guys for all the expertise and effort. I have read every franchise guide, FAQ and watched every tutorial. :D

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Re: Player Editing

Postby RevanFan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:35 am

TVGuy22 wrote:Seems to me with 2008 it would be easier to do this in NZA 1.3 or AMP instead, right? Is one or the other better to use for that application?

Much easier. I prefer NZA myself, but they're both great. Just pick whichever has a UI you prefer.

Just make sure you only edit the rookies during the retirement stage of the offseason, if doing edits before the draft. If you do the edits after the draft, it's safe to do them during the rookie signing stage or once you get to the preseason.

Also, If you want to change the names that are randomized by the game during the creation of a draft class, you can do that using the DB Editor. I'm not on my desktop now, but I can get the field names for you later if you want. Though you should note that the FF Mod already changes the name lists.
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Re: Player Editing

Postby TVGuy22 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:16 am

Thanks for the reply, Revan. In 2k4, I would make the name changes after the preseason was over, but before regular season week 1 started. Would that be a safe time to make the edits in 08?

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Re: Player Editing

Postby Austinmario13 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:31 pm

One weird thing you'll notice is when you edit equipment with NZA, your changes will not show if you play at a stadium with turf. Its something that carried over from the PS2 version of the game.

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Re: Player Editing

Postby RevanFan » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:22 pm

TVGuy22 wrote:Thanks for the reply, Revan. In 2k4, I would make the name changes after the preseason was over, but before regular season week 1 started. Would that be a safe time to make the edits in 08?

Safe times to edit players?

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Any time during the preseason, regular season, or playoffs.
The retirement stage of the offseason (edits to draft classes should be done here)
The re-sign players stage of the offseason
The sign draft picks stage of the offseason


You can try making edits during other stages, but those are confirmed safe.
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