Fixes to Common NBA 2K14 Errors

Experiencing errors in NBA 2K14? Sometimes the game crashes, sometimes the screen hangs, sometimes there are missing files and sometimes you just can't get the game to work properly. Here is a list of common NBA 2K14 errors, explanations for them, and possible fixes.


Crashing Issues

Sometimes NBA 2K14 will crash (suddenly close by itself) and there are multiple reasons behind that. Most of the time, it is due to mods that you have downloaded. Here is a list of known crashing issues, reasons for them, as well as possible solutions to solve these crashing issues.

  • Crash After Booting Up NBA 2K14
    • Description: The game crashes as soon as NBA 2K14 is opened.
    • Reason: You may have downloaded a corrupt version of NBA 2K14, or a corrupt global for NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Re-install NBA 2K14 or download a known, working global.
  • Crash After Loading Roster
    • Description: The game crashes as soon as you load a roster in NBA 2K14.
    • Reason: There is an error with the roster you loaded. The file you downloaded may not have been extracted properly, or these is a problem with the roster itself.
    • Solution: Re-download the roster file you are using. If the problem still persists, contact the creator of the roster you downloaded.
  • Crash After Game Loading Screen in Exhibition Mode
    • Description: The game crashes after the loading screen for a match has finished.
    • Reason: There is a corrupt cyberface belonging to one of the players on either teams playing in the match where you experienced the crashing.
    • Solution: Identify the corrupted cyberface by checking the cyberface of each player on both teams individually. After identifying which cyberface is corrupt, download a different cyberface that is known to be working to replace the corrupted cyberface.
  • Crash After Game Loading Screen in All Modes
    • Description: The game crashes after the loading screen for a match has finished.
    • Reason: You have downloaded a corrupted Tunedata file that is causing your NBA 2K14 to crash.
    • Solution: Replace the corrupted Tunedata file with the default Tunedata.
  • Crash a few seconds after Jump Ball
    • Description: The game crashes only a few seconds after the jump ball.
    • Reason: There is an error with the dornas of the stadium you are playing in.
    • Solution: Use the default dornas assigned to the stadium you are playing in, or download a new dorna mod that fixes it.
  • Crash after the 1st/3rd Quarter in MyCareer/Association Mode
    • Description: The game crashes after either the first or third quarter in either MyCareer or Association Mode.
    • Reason: You have downloaded "HD" ("high-definition") cyberfaces that cause crashing in your NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Read this blog post. Identify the "HD" cyberface that you downloaded and replace it with an SD (standard definition) cyberface.
  • Crash during simulation in MyCareer/Association Mode
    • Description: The game crashes while simulating games in MyCareer or Association Mode.
    • Reason: You have downloaded a corrupted custom scoreboard. Not all scoreboards work with NBA 2K14 properly.
    • Solution: While it is recommended to use the default NBA 2K scoreboard because it is the best working scoreboard, you can also download other scoreboards that are known to be working and replace your current scoreboard.
  • Crash after Press Conference in MyCareer Mode
    • Description: The game crashes after the press conference MyCareer Mode.
    • Reason: There is a problem with the roster you are using.
    • Solution: Contact the roster developer for him to fix it.

Hanging Screen Issues

Sometimes your screen will hang or freeze in NBA 2K14 and there are multiple reasons behind that. Most of the time, it is due to mods that you have downloaded. Here is a list of known hanging screen issues, reasons for them, as well as possible solutions to solve these hanging screen issues.

  • Hanging Black Screen After Booting Up NBA 2K14
    • Description: Only a black screen appears as soon as NBA 2K14 is opened.
    • Reason: There may be issues with your internet connection.
    • Solution: Try turning off your internet connection or restarting your internet connection.
  • Hanging Screen During Match Loading Screen in Any Mode
    • Description: The game is stuck on the loading screen for a match.
    • Reason: The dorna for the home team during the match is corrupted.
    • Solution: Download a corrected dorna confirmed to be working for the home team.
  • Hanging Screen During Match Loading Screen for NBA All-Star Game
    • Description: The game is stuck on the loading screen for the NBA All-Star Game.
    • Reason: The dorna for the All-Star team during the match is outdated.
    • Solution: Downloading Med's NBA Main Directory Files 16 to 20 in the Downloads section of the website fixes this.
  • "Exporting Timeline Data"
    • Description: In MyCareer mode, the screen gets stuck at "exporting timeline data".
    • Reason: Your MyCareer may have already been corrupted, which may be due to having too many files in your Saves folder
    • Solution: Delete some files in your Saves folder and start a new MyCareer mode by creating a new file, instead of replacing an existing one, or delete the MyCareer save file before you save in-game in order to generate a new file.

In-Game NBA 2K14 Issues

When using downloaded mods, missing cyberfaces, jerseys, courts, or experiencing incompatible mods may be experienced if you did not follow the download instructions for the mod.

  • No Head & White Arms for Players
    • Description: Players have no heads and have white arms.
    • Reason: You are missing cyberfaces for those players.
    • Solution: Please make sure that you've downloaded all required files for the mod you are using. If you're sure you've downloaded all required files, please also make sure to have extracted the files to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory properly.
  • Plain White Jerseys for Teams
    • Description: All players on the team wear plain white jerseys.
    • Reason: You are missing jerseys for those teams.
    • Solution: Please make sure that you've downloaded all required files for the mod you are using. If you're sure you've downloaded all required files, please also make sure to have extracted the files to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory properly.
  • Black Stadium/Floor for Arenas
    • Description: The arena has a black floor, black stadium, or both.
    • Reason: You are missing stadiums, floors, or both.
    • Solution: Please make sure that you've downloaded all required files for the mod you are using. If you're sure you've downloaded all required files, please also make sure to have extracted the files to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory properly.
  • Font Not Matching Scoreboard
    • Description: The font for the scoreboard does not match the scoreboard.
    • Reason: You have downloaded a newscorebug.iff file and did not use the accompanying english.iff file for that scoreboard.
    • Solution: Download and extract the english.iff file that complements the scoreboard you downloaded. If there is no accompanying english.iff file for the scoreboard contact the scoreboard modder.
  • Logo Not Matching Scoreboard
    • Description: The logo for the scoreboard does not match the scoreboard.
    • Reason: You have downloaded a newscorebug.iff file and did not use the accompanying logo.iff files for that scoreboard.
    • Solution: Download and extract the logo.iff files that complement the scoreboard you downloaded. If there is no accompanying logo.iff files for the scoreboard contact the scoreboard modder.
  • Only 1/4 of Logo is Shown in Replays
    • Description: During a highlight replay, only one-fourth portion of the logo is shown.
    • Reason: You have downloaded a newscorebug.iff file and did not use the accompanying teamwipe.iff file for that scoreboard.
    • Solution: Download and extract the teamwipe.iff file that complements the scoreboard you downloaded. If there is no accompanying teamwipe.iff file for the scoreboard contact the scoreboard modder.
  • Sleeved Jerseys Not Accurate
    • Description: Sleeved jerseys are not fit to the player and look like they are floating.
    • Reason: Your current Player Detail in your Options > Video Settings is set to Low.
    • Solution: Set your Player Detail in Options > Video Settings to High.
  • Courts Are Blurred
    • Description: The floors of the court are blurred.
    • Reason: Your current Texture Detail in your Options > Video Settings is set to Low.
    • Solution: Set your Texture Detail in Options > Video Settings to High.
  • There is no NBA All-Star Weekend in MyCareer/Association Mode
    • Description: The NBA All-Star Weekend is not available in the schedule for MyCareer or Association Mode.
    • Reason: You did not use the appropriate NBA roster for MyCareer/Association Mode.
    • Solution: You need to use the appropriate NBA roster designated for MyCareer & Association Mode. For more information, please read the Features section of the website.

Technical Issues

Sometimes, there are technical issues that exist especially when you have just installed NBA 2K14 and about to play for the first time. Here are common technical problems and the solutions to these problems.

  • Missing "rld.dll"
    • Description: When booting up NBA 2K14, a notification pops up stating that you are missing "rld.dll" in your computer.
    • Reason: This is your first time installing NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Download "rld.dll" from this website: https://www.dll-files.com/rld.dll.html and extract it to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • Missing "xinput1_3.dll"
    • Description: When booting up NBA 2K14, a notification pops up stating that you are missing "xinput1_3.dll" in your computer.
    • Reason: This is your first time installing NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Download "xinput1_3.dll" from this website: https://www.dll-files.com/xinput1_3.dll.html and extract it to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • Missing "d3dx9_43.dll"
    • Description: When booting up NBA 2K14, a notification pops up stating that you are missing "d3dx9_43.dll" in your computer.
    • Reason: This is your first time installing NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Download "d3dx9_43.dll" from this website: https://www.dll-files.com/d3dx9_43.dll.html and extract it to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • 0xc00007b Error
    • Description: When booting up NBA 2K14, a notification pops up stating an 0xc00007b error.
    • Reasons: Your DirectX is outdated, or your Microsoft .NET Framework is outdated or Microsoft Visual C++ is outdated..
    • Solutions:
      • Updated your DirectX from this website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/kb/179113
      • Updated your Microsoft .NET Framework from this website: www.microsoft.com/en-ph/download/details.aspx?id=30135
      • Updated your Microsoft Visual C++ from this website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/kb/2977003
  • No Sound
    • Description: NBA 2K14 does not produce any sound.
    • Reason: Your DirectX is outdated.
    • Solution: Updated your DirectX from this website: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ph/kb/179113
  • Downloaded ZIP File Won't Extract
    • Description: You are notified that downloaded ZIP file is "corrupted" or has an unexpected end of archive.
    • Reason: Your internet connection was interrupted during your download period.
    • Solution: Re-download the ZIP file and make sure your internet connection is stable while you are downloading.