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/jerseys that cause crashing in your NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Read this blog post. Identify the "HD" cyberface/jersey that you downloaded and replace it with an SD (standard definition) cyberface/jersey.
  • 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 during the advancement to the next NBA season
    • Description: NBA 2K14 immediately exits during the advancement to the next NBA season
    • Reason: Your PC cannot comply with the system requirements of NBA 2K14.
    • Solution: Consider upgrading your computer. There is a rare situation where the game crashes because your computer is not compatible with it. Forcefully running the game on 32-bit computers are an example of this. Using processors or graphics cards that are not optimized for NBA 2K14 may also be the cause.

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/Logos/Title Screens Are Blurred
    • Description: The floors of the court/logos/title screens 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.

MyCareer Issues

No mode in NBA 2K14 has more issues than MyCareer. This is the toughest area to mod for NBA 2K14 roster developers and make sure that it is working. While we do delve into this subject in detail in this blog post. Here is a list of quick fixes you can do for known MyCareer issues.

  • Crashing at the start of Rookie Showcase
    • Description: NBA 2K14 immediately exits as soon as the Rookie Showcase starts.
    • Reason: There is a problem with your dorna800.iff & dorna800.cdf
    • Solution: Download the fixed dorna800 here and extract it to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • Stuck at the loading screen of USA Rookie Showcase
    • Description: NBA 2K14 won't proceed to the game and is stuck at the loading screen.
    • Reason: There is a problem with your dorna800.iff & dorna800.cdf
    • Solution: Download the fixed dorna800 here and extract it to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • MyCareer crashes after the first NBA game
    • Description: NBA 2K14 immediately exits after the first NBA game.
    • Reason: Your Official Online Data is not updated.
    • Solution: Download the Official Online Data here and extract the files to your NBA 2K14 Main Directory.
  • MyCareer crashes after the sixth NBA game
    • Description: NBA 2K14 immediately exits after the sixth NBA game.
    • Reason: You are using shoes that cause crashing.
    • Solution: Delete the following shoe files:

      shoe_ng_01aEDF0Aae169CF412a3B3AEaa1C8CF8
      shoe_ng_1a1ACFADa2350571e11CD955da1064F6
      shoe_ng_1a1C9EE4C5165C04aa189BEDd1dD211B
      shoe_ng_1aaE6B5Baa16DEC525150E7Dad1B57AB
      shoe_ng_2d4332e931556263fe9f47f7c80758ec
      shoe_ng_9a1380E5a1182CF9ae06E2E60dC9EAFE
      shoe_ng_51CF7531a1aFD76C1aa3511Fa5129B40
      shoe_ng_0109D39A1a409C63C7aFA1B07C157A7E
      shoe_ng_304C8F69771D481Da1CBE343c14D89AF
      shoe_ng_95606cd9f265ba3e1b980ed13a71c62d
      shoe_ng_a1cC9EE47aa65C0412a89BED1aeD211B
      shoe_ng_a14AC7B1a40980A21BBB345Eac46FB9A
      shoe_ng_a41B67FDaaeCAD93a51AB9973ad4B5D7
      shoe_ng_aa145C7Fea3A9F95c1e2AFFDaa1BFDCA
      shoe_ng_ABAF2A882A91BA83AEEC11E4ADEF4A9E
      shoe_ng_adec417AFD4ad348DFB13bafDF123C30
      shoe_ng_aec30341143aC87A4Bc1a216123b4F0C
      shoe_ng_ead1C2FE12a34E48ae1C139AeeaCA7EC

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.