NBA LIVE '99 Date: 1/9/99 Version: 1.0 By: Scorpion Kid Email Addresses: Web Page URLs: ======================================================================== Table of Contents 1. About the author... 2. The Abbreviations... 3. Tips and Tricks for the game... 4. Cheats...? 5. Q&A... 6. Credits... 7. The End... ======================================================================== 1. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Scorpion Kid makes this FAQ possible! Check out my page:, or email me here, I am currently working on a site for the new system Sega Dreamcast. Although the PlayStation is my favorite system to play on, but Sega's Dreamcast looks pretty interesting. This is my first FAQ that I have written I hope it isn't done unprofessionally. Let's get started with the FAQ, I don't like the FAQ's with useless writing to bore their reader. ======================================================================== 2. THE ABBREVIATIONS... <- Left -> Right UP Up DO Down X= X O= Circle S= Square T= Triangle ======================================================================== 3. TIPS AND TRICKS FOR THE GAME... ...When shooting, press X before you release your shot to make a mid- air pass. ...By creating a user name you can save a record of your stats and your controller and menu options by regularly saving your settings to the Memory Card. ...If you are playing 3-Point Shootout and you don't want to view the CPU player's turn, enter the 3-Point Options screen and set CPU Players to Simulate. ...When you are in Practice mode try to work the basket from different distances and angles to get a feel for what your player can do when there's no one between him and the hoop. ...Anytime while you are playing and want to do great dunks, start running toward the hoop and then hold L2+S, O, or, T. ...If the opponent's good in stealing, try to do crossovers on them so that they wouldn't be able to steal the ball. The crossover button is S and only work when you have the ball. ...To get the ball easily when in Arcade mode just press the S button. ...Sometimes when you are playing the game you might start throwing bricks, try to find the teams best player, then shoot from a close range so that you can get the player on fire. ======================================================================== 4. CHEATS...? ...FAKE OUT DEFENSE When you inbound the ball, wait for a defender to come up to you. While you still have your dribble, hold down R2 and press the direction pad as if you were dribbling up court. After you let go of R2, quickly press square, and then dribble up court the opposite way that you did at first. The defender will be faked out, and you will have an open path to the hoop! ...FAKE PASS During game play press L2+X and you will execute a fake pass. ======================================================================== 5. Q&A... ...This section is about the questions asked about the game, if you have these questions then maybe you'll get the answers! Q1. I just bought NBA LIVE '99, and it doesn't seem to work, is it because my CD is green (or any other color)? A1. Yes, it is because it must be a copied CD and you probably don't have the MOD CHIP. So, try to go to a local video game store and ask them if they install the Chip or just simply exchange it or return it. Q2. How do I create a player? A2. Just go to the Menu option by pressing O then go to players. Q3. I don't have a memory card, how can I beat the game in Season mode? A3. If you want to beat the game in Season mode without the memory card you can't do anything else but go straight to the Playoffs. You can't beat the playoffs without the memory card either, but set the playoffs to 1-1-1-1 game for each round. Now, you won't have to play 3, 5, or 7 games! Q4. When is the next version of this FAQ coming out? A4. I don't know, but if people say I left something out then I would have to make a newer version of the FAQ. Q5. What would be in the next FAQ? A5. Maybe more questions like these, because at this moment I can't find any question to be answered. Please Help! Q6. How long is this FAQ? A6. This FAQ is 2 full pages. ======================================================================== 6. CREDITS... This is the list to the people or organizations for the credits. GameFaqs ( for letting me make a FAQ for them, and having the FAQ's when you need one. EA Sports ( for making the game and for making the booklet that comes with the game. Sony ( for making the PlayStation. PlayStation ( for being the #1 console at the moment. NBA? ( hey, what about the line-ups?! Me! ( for making this FAQ come true! If you want to use this just "CREDIT" me, hey isn't this section about that word? ======================================================================== 7. THE END... Bye everyone, hope you liked the FAQ, and if you have any comment you can email me ( or! --Scorpion Kid