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This page contains NBA Live 2004 Hints for Gamecube called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by Qehashfr.

Boxshot & Details
NBA Live 2004
  • Developer: Ea Sports
  • Publisher: Ea Sports
  • Genre: Sports
  • Release: Oct 15, 2003
  • ESRB: Everyone

Various Cheats and Hints

Have a saved game file from another EA Sports game on your memory card to receive special rewards such as shoes and points that you can use to buy jerseys.

Jermaine Dupri:
Create a player and enter SOSODEF as a last name.

Unlock Secret Characters
Create a player with one of the following as his last name. The character will be available in the free agent pool. (Note: Enter these last names in lowercase.)

posneghx - Mario Austin
skenxido - Malick Badiane
zxccvdri - Sani Becirovic
bbvdkcvm - Matt Bonner
sdfgurkl - Carlos Delfino
pockdlek - Andreas Glyniadakis
oeisndla - Kyle Korver
nbvksmcn - James Lang
qwpoaszx - Paccelis Morlende
whsucpoi - Aleksander Pavlovic
poilkjmn - Rick Rickert
ioubfdcj - Sofoklis Schortsanitis
xcfwqase - Tommy Smith
poioijis - Szymon Szewczyk
zxdsdrke - Nedzad Sinanovic
itnvcjsd - Remon Van de Hare
wmzkcoi - Xue Yuyang

Unlock Shoes
Enter these NBA Codes to unlock special Nike shoes (the colorway style are in parentheses):
Air Flight 89 (3)- GF9845JHR4
Air Flightposite I (1) - 0P5465UX12
Air Flightposite II (2) - 2389JASE3E
Air Foamposite - OP5465UX12
Air Foamposite Pro (1) - DG56TRF446
Air Foamposite Pro (2) - 3245AFSD45
Air Foamposite Pro (3) - DSAKF38422
Air Hyperflight (2) - 14TGU7DEWC
Air Hyperflight (3) - A0K374HF8S
Air Hyperflight (4) - JCX93LSS88
Shox BB4 - 424TREU777
Blazer - XCV6456NNL
Blazer (2) - W3R57U9NB2
Air Jordan III (1) - CVJ554TJ58
Air Jordan III (2) - G9845HJ8F4
Air Jordan XI (1) - A2S35TH7H6
Air Jordan XI (2) - HG76HN765S

Have a saved game file from another EA Sports game on your hard drive to receive special rewards such as shoes and points that you can use to buy jerseys.

Pump up the crowd
When on defense, quickly press the (C-stick Up) and [Down] to egg on the crowd.

Challenging dynasty mode
Waive the worst player from your team so that you have one open spot. Note: Only release a player with low skills and a low one year salary. Then, sign the best player from the free agent list. Then, trade him to a team for their worst player (40-0 overall rating). Next, release the player you got in the trade and repeat the process as you feel is necessary. This works best when you stop trading players when there are no more players on the free agent list above a 60 overall rating. When you are done trading, you can resign the player you waived in the beginning, if desired.

Easy dynasty mode points
Before you start your dynasty mode, put all of the All-Star caliber players in one team. Then, simulate through the entire season in dynasty mode to earn points for unlocking items.

Increasing player rating in dynasty mode
This trick requires at least 300 dynasty points to buy a one game coach that helps the centers, forwards or guards. This may not work for coaches who coach an entire team. Then, switch every player on your team to that position. For example, switch all your players to centers first then buy the big man coach who will raise your players inside scoring by four. Then, go back and edit your players again to their correct position except for the centers. Make them a power forward or something else. Then, re-order your line-up to your liking and simulate one game (since you bought a one game coach). Go back and edit your centers to their correct positions. Look at the ratings, and your players should all have had their inside scoring increased by four. If you have at least 10,000 dynasty points, you can buy a team plane or new team locker room which raises your FG shooting by four each home road or home game. To take advantage of this, buy a plane or locker room, start a game, and look at the rating to see if it went up then quit the game. If you go player stats and look at the ratings, you should notice your players FG shooting is up by four.

Getting great players for low salaries
When you are in "Sign Free Agents" in the off-season of your franchise and you see a very good person at a very high price ($300,000), just skip the free agent signing and get to the new season. When you are done with training camp go to "Sign Free Agents". If the player that you want is still there, he will usually ask for the minimum price.

Dunk off backboard
This is best done in practice mode. Line up with the basket and press "Dunk" above or directly below the 3 point line to make the ball bounce off the backboard. Then, run to the basket and press (Y) to jump and dunk the ball. This may require a few attempts.

Dunk packages
Each player is given a dunk package that determines what types of dunks/lay-ups they will do. For example, Shaquille O'Neal will do hard dunks while Vince Carter does aerial dunks.

Improved gameplay
Use the following slider settings to keep your gameplay more realistic. Before the start of the game, switch sides and go in to "Settings", then "Playbook", then "Team Strategy". Turn "Crash Boards" on, and switch back to your original team. This results in a lot less unrealistic amount of fastbreaks.

Difficulty: All-Star
Quarter Length: 10 Minutes
Game Speed: 45
Free Throw Difficulty: 70
Boundary Force Field: 60
Injury Frequency: 50
Fatigue Result: 45
Charge/Block Foul Frequency: 36
Shooting Foul Frequency: 47
Reach-in Foul Frequency: 61
In-air Collision Foul Frequency: 51
User Sliders
User Steal Ability: 50
User Interception Ability: 55
User Shot Block Ability: 20
User Dunk/Lay-up Block Ability: 27
User Freestyle Resultiveness: 50
User Dunk vs. Lay-up Frequency: 30
User Substitution Frequency: 76
User On-ball Defense Assist: 42
User Offensive Rebounding: 80
User Defensive Rebounding: 40
User Fakeout Discipline: 90
User Short Range Shooting: 39
User Medium Range Shooting: 43
User Long Range Shooting: 41
User Dunk Percentage: 50
User Lay-up Percentage: 45
User Adjusted Shot Percentage: 45
User On-ball Defense: 50
User Poor Release Shot Percent: 38
User Double-team Resultiveness: 45
CPU Sliders
CPU Steal Ability: 46
CPU Interception Ability: 46
CPU Shot Block Ability: 23
CPU Dunk/Lay-up Block Ability: 27
CPU Freestyle Resultiveness: 53
CPU Dunk Frequency: 27
CPU Substitution Frequency: 77
CPU Offensive Rebounding: 80
CPU Defensive Rebounding: 40
CPU Fakeout Discipline: 50
CPU Short Range Shooting: 36
CPU Medium Range Shooting: 44
CPU Long Range Shooting: 42
CPU Dunk Percentage: 50
CPU Lay-up Percentage: 45
CPU Adjusted Shot Percentage: 39
CPU Adjusted Shot Frequency: 40
CPU On-ball Physical Defense: 42
CPU Poor Release Shot Percent: 38
CPU Double-team Resultiveness: 43
Player ratings
These are the appropriate labels for players within these ranges:

90-99: Superb. An extremely talented player above the All-Star level.
80-89: Great. A player that can definitely play strong but not considered as superior as others.
70-79: Good. A player who is not too high up in the ranks but can play proficient games.
60-69: Fair. A player just above the average who can usually rack up decent stats.
50-59: Mediocre. An average type of player who has the ability to obtain ordinary stats.
40-49: Poor. A player who can sometimes give an average performance but lacks intensity.
30-39: Bad. An inferior player that cannot contribute excessively.
1-29: Terrible. A player who competes at a horrible level.

Qehashfr, Aug 21, 2008
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