NBA Ballers

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NBA Ballers
NBA Ballers.jpg
NTSC Cover Art
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: E
PEGI rating: 3+
OFLC rating: G
Game supports multi-tap
Game supports headset
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to three local players
Supported up to two LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-52628 & SLUS-20541 & SLUS-20541GH
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20541
SLUS-20541GH (Greatest Hits)
Release date: April 5, 2004
March 17, 2005 (Greatest Hits)
CRCs: D9C58F05
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-52628
Release date: April 14, 2004 (Australia)
October 15, 2004
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Midway
Publisher(s): Midway
Genre: Sports
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: IGN9.0, Metacritic83/100
Game description: It's all about the chromed-out cars, jewelry, ladies, tattoos, and jets in NBA Ballers, the basketball game that highlights both the one-on-one confrontation and the glamorous lifestyle of NBA superstars. Choose from current and legendary NBA players, such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber, Magic Johnson, and Wilt Chamberlain, and face-off in some lavish player home courts. Although the game focuses on the one-on-one experience, you can also play in one-on-three and special-rules matches. After the tournaments, spend your winnings on anything from licensed cars to expensive mansions.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • AMD A8-3800 @ 2.7ghz
  • Radeon HD 6550D
1.2.1 r5875 GSDX r5875 SPU2-X r5875 EE/VU Clamp: Normal/Extra, Setting VU clamp to Extra fix the graphical glitches., Runs at 60fps and 2x Native resolution, Graphical glitches occur in both Hardware and Software rendering. As stated before, setting VU clamp to extra fixes it.

Known Issues

Minor Texture Flickers in Background

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Some textures flicker in the background, however it is subtle and not a distraction.
  • Workaround: N/A

See-Through Players

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Player's body parts flicker transparent.
  • Workaround: Set Clamping Mode to Extra.

Unsynced Audio in Cutscenes

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: On rendered cutscenes, the audio finishes before the video does.
  • Workaround: Turn off MTVU, however unless your playing Rags To Riches (which has rendered cutscenes) it is recommended to leave MTVU on due to the performance increases in-game.
Public compatibility forum links