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This patch will only stretch image, it won't be 'a real' widescreen resolution. Thanks anyway.

› Posted on October 29, 2007, 6:40 pm


True, the only things that don't get stretched are the overlayed graphics like the scoreboard, etc.

The FOV is probably in the camera files somewhere, but there is nothing that refers to horizontal or vertical.

› Posted on October 29, 2007, 10:31 pm


Jup, your a 100% correct, all I did is replace the values of the resolution to the values I really want.

I was hoping that EA will automatically render the FOV but they didn't, they really messed up this game and other EA games.

If you guys have any ideas what or how EA could does the FOV I could attempt reverse engineering it and see if it will work out.

But all this patch will do is increase the resolution where it does look nicer than a stretched lower resolution!

› Posted on October 29, 2007, 10:56 pm


I commend your efforts, Mohamed! I ran your patch and chose the 1920x1200 option. However, when I went to play the game, I set the screen resolution to 800x600 in the system settings. I did not notice any changes that would make it look as if it was widescreen?! Do I need to change my actual WINDOWS screen resolution? Please don't think I'm crazy; I ask this because perhaps then it would look stretched. Thanks!

› Posted on November 1, 2007, 3:22 pm


Hey there,

I am usually lurking here: , where they discuss widescreen fixes/patches! Basically, what my patch does, it just changes the resolution, not the fov settings for widescreen, so I assumed Electronic Arts calculates FoV based on the resolution size, so if you take a look at the screenshots, the resolution is quite bigger but some people say the image has been stretched.

So what I say, EA implemented their CalculateFOV method incorrectly, and there is no way for me to reimplement it for them unless I reverse engineer their executable, which I am looking into it now. This patch just increases resolution making the graphics look better but some people say it gets stretched horizontally since EA calculates it as 4:3 not 6:10

› Posted on November 1, 2007, 6:19 pm


Hi I need help on how to preserve the standard screen with black bars on the sides on a widescreen that the screen won't stretch...and will give me the highest resolution that I want...

kindly tell where to configure....

do I have to adjust it at the options settings menu or in windows video card...

Im using geforce 7600gt

any advice will do...thnx in advance

› Posted on November 3, 2007, 7:08 am


ank71, usually there are 2 ways (LCD panel, Video Card control panel) Since you have NVIDIA, take a look at the panel and make sure you place Aspect Ratio in the advance properties. That should allow you to use a fixed ratio so no distortions will take place.

› Posted on November 3, 2007, 4:28 pm



i need fix for 1360x768 resolution.

is this possible?


› Posted on November 5, 2007, 11:03 am


How to use...there's an error..thanks!

› Posted on November 11, 2007, 1:19 am


"I don't know" make sure you have the pre-requesites installed such as .NET 2.0 (windows vista would work, in windows xp or earlier, you need to install .net 2.0)

› Posted on November 11, 2007, 2:41 am


My Nba Live 2008 has an error after the first quarter of the game the program automatically closed. How CAN i fix this problem please e-mail me..

› Posted on December 23, 2007, 4:45 am



cause your nba is fake....

› Posted on January 20, 2008, 9:00 am


Can this work with NBA Live 07 or 06?


› Posted on February 17, 2008, 10:15 pm



It should, this small hack is just a hexadecimal tweak, it replaces 800x600 by any resolution you need. According to widescreengamingforums, NBA 07 should work with this tweak.

› Posted on February 20, 2008, 5:43 am



I tried to use this but the program says it is looking for the NBA Live 08 folder. Is there anyway you can make this hack look for the NBA Live 07 or NBA Live 06 folders and executable>

Thanks for your help in advance.

› Posted on February 20, 2008, 3:40 pm


Is there a way to choose the destination u want it to patch? cause my nba is in my D:drive not C -_-

› Posted on February 22, 2008, 10:57 pm


i don't found 800x600 setting in my nba menus

› Posted on March 12, 2008, 8:50 am


i need to download nba live 2008. a none demo games pleasee

› Posted on March 14, 2008, 2:57 am



I need fix for WinVista 64bit.Where is ¨Program Files (x86)¨.

› Posted on March 16, 2008, 3:45 pm


John and Bert, your right, this application searches for nba08.exe, if nba08.exe is not found in default path it will ask you where it is.. I didn't like the PC Version of NBA but I am playing it on my PS3, I am not going to buy anymore EA Sport games since it is clear they truly don't care about Widescreen gaming support.

John, rename the file to nba08.exe and patch it then rename it back to nba07.exe for now. If you know how to code C#, use C# reflector to reverse engineer this executable and rename the 7 to a 8.

Bert, it does allow you to choose destination for NBA08

Salem, pay 49.99 to buy the game, the developers worked hard to develop this game and cost a lot of money. Last month I bought 3 new games, download the demo and if you like it, then buy it.

T00M, ah, I forgot about that. I had Windows XP 32bit. Hmm

Let me try to fix the bugs, I lost my source code cause my computer crashed, but I will reverse engineer this code and try to make stuff work.

› Posted on March 19, 2008, 12:13 pm


i cant patch bcoz my nba is not in C:\Program Files..

› Posted on March 27, 2008, 8:41 pm


is 1280x720 widescreen? i use it on nba.

› Posted on May 4, 2008, 11:11 am


I have Vista x64 as well and the patch does not work as the game is installed in "Program Files (x86)" folder. Any workaround to this? THanks!

› Posted on May 10, 2008, 1:37 am


Hello, many of you found some nice bugs, since I lost my source code, I spent an hour last night reverse engineering it and fixing the bugs.

Here are the updates:

* Works on x86 and x64 Windows Operating systems

* Works on Windows Vista and Windows XP

* If location is not found, it will ask you to specify a different location

* It only works for NBA Live 08

* It will automatically grab your current Screen Resolution and set that as your defaults

* It will allow you to specify any screen resolution you want, instead of a drop down box.

* More error checking in case patching fails.

If you find any more bugs let me know. Sorry for the delay...


› Posted on May 12, 2008, 9:35 am


Hello my friends :)


› Posted on May 14, 2008, 2:35 am


i need help there an error in my nba live if i call a time outT_T email me pls

› Posted on May 21, 2008, 1:15 am


Hi! I tried ur patch and I want to ask u sth:

- When I am in the game, The detail is really bad! this detail is (800x600 settings)? So I really need the detail more than the resolution :(

- I monitor the FPS by Fraps, and everytime I call "Time out" I realize the fps is fall down and then up again? is it normal?

› Posted on June 26, 2008, 2:38 am


A can't run the patcher...

"The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135).Click on OK to terminate the application"

I've installed NBA on C:

Do you know what is the problem?

› Posted on July 22, 2008, 11:26 am


stefan: Make sure you have .NET 2.0 installed since that is the prerequisite. Google .NET 2.0 Framework

abbath: I can't help you regarding hardware limitation. All this patch does is, replace 800x600 with your desired resolution. So stretching will occur.

› Posted on July 23, 2008, 9:25 am


Too bad this game doesn't have full widescreen support...

Thx for fix, anyway

Seem I'll be waiting for NBA Live 09

...hope it will support widescreen.

› Posted on August 8, 2008, 1:41 am


it doesnt work for me , i put it on the 800x600 setting but nothing changes.. any suggestions ?

› Posted on August 29, 2008, 11:28 pm


Hey Guys can u help me?when the 1st quarter is finish my nba live 2008 have some error!

› Posted on September 5, 2008, 5:56 am



› Posted on September 6, 2008, 6:23 pm


Guys, fixing those problems that you are having is out of my league :) Talk with EA about those (I doubt they would help :/), get the latest patch they have, and make sure you have the legal copy. This patch does not affect gameplay nor it affects performance. All it does is replacing the values that EA hardcoded into its binary (.exe) to a value the user(yourself) needs :)

Anyways, NBA 2009 will come out soon. :) I hope they address Widescreen instead of us trying to hack our way in.

› Posted on September 8, 2008, 11:23 am


The patcher says it was successful, but my nbalive08.exe was not updated (date changed doesnt change, no backup made). Going into game confirms that 800x600 is still 800x600. Any idea why this is going on?

› Posted on September 21, 2008, 12:13 am


Hey, nevermind, it was just that the patcher put the patched executable in a different folder... My NBA Live is installed in D:\Program Files (x86)\EA SPORTS\NBA LIVE 08. The patcher put the patched file in D:\Program Files (x86)\EA SPORTS, which is just one folder up.

› Posted on September 21, 2008, 12:21 am


How come when I am installing nba live 08, it comes out an error saying it can't find some file name such as Anyone can suggest a solution?

› Posted on November 2, 2008, 6:04 am


NBA 2K9 from 2K Sports is out, and wide screen support is awesome. Game is better than EA's version by far.

› Posted on November 2, 2008, 11:33 am


hum i have nba live 08 and i had me 4:3 and the game run perfectly and my screen is mess up and i bought a new one a widescreen and evrytime i rune the game the game crashes i thought fir it was veacuse of the resolution but i dont know?!?!?!?!

› Posted on June 12, 2009, 5:50 am


hi der..why is it when i open my nba it says something like this.."Wrong disc inserted.

Please insert the original "NBA LIVE 08" CD/DVD."" some one pls answer my question..heres my email in advance..

› Posted on August 17, 2009, 8:33 am


Great. Thanks!!!

› Posted on September 30, 2009, 7:34 pm


It worked perfectly.

I had the game installed in D:/, and it asked after i pressed the button "Patch".

Then I restarted my computer.

Thanks anyway.

› Posted on February 16, 2010, 1:08 pm


i have thee same problem with ml can someone help me when i double click the icon they say Wrong disc inserted.

Please insert the original "NBA LIVE 08" CD/DVD." my email is

› Posted on March 6, 2010, 12:16 am


Hey guys, I did an automated patcher for this, it seems working... But I hope a real fix comes out from EA..

I wrote it on my blog as well. ... patch.html


You can download it from:

For more info, I explained it better in my blog site.


› Posted on June 7, 2010, 7:55 am


THX dude for the post it works


What Are the New graphics on NBA


› Posted on June 7, 2010, 8:04 am


Maybe i'll Add a 720 move or anything like that.


› Posted on June 7, 2010, 8:06 am


YOUR name was always NBA Support and now Just SUpport .thx for the patch

› Posted on June 7, 2010, 8:07 am


My Nba Live 2008 has an error after the first quarter of the game the program automatically closed. How CAN i fix this problem please e-mail me..

› Posted on June 10, 2010, 4:03 am


it works! 1360x768, great job!

› Posted on October 6, 2010, 8:02 am


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› Posted on January 24, 2011, 9:48 am


where i will put the patch? pls help ...........

› Posted on May 4, 2011, 7:00 am

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