The other day I wrote an article about my frustrations with NBA 2K12’s My Player mode, specifically the terrible and inconsistent shooting, the ridiculous stupid trades your team will make, and several other annoying things. Judging from the responses that post I am not alone in being frustrated with a mode that I have come to enjoy so much. In the process of reading through all the comments coming in on that post a disturbing trend has reared its ugly head.
Several of the people commenting on that post have complained about the game freezing at multiple points during the My Player career. I have seen comments from people who said they can’t even get past the initial contract negotiation screen. Lots of people are complaining about the game freezing at halftime, still others talk about freezing starting to occur once you get deep into the playoffs. Fortunately, I haven’t personally experienced this specific problem but with so many people reporting variations of the issue there has to be something to it.
So this has caused us to want to try to find out how big this issue might be and if the folks having the issue have anything in common. If you are having this issue, please leave a comment and let us know. To see if we can determine a pattern, it would be helpful to know the following:
- Console (PS3, PC, 360)
- Requested a trade (Y/N)
- Any other information you think might be of importance
Update: We have a few confirmed reports that you can overcome the freezing issue by turning off Autosave. So if you are having it freeze after you win the championship and what not, try turning off autosave and see if that fixes the issue. Come back and let us know if it did.
Update: If you are experiencing the bug that causes the game to freeze at the loading screen, read this post for step-by-step instructions on how to fix.
Update Xbox 360 My Player Won’t Load: At this point, this one has been tougher to fix but the most popular solution that works for some people is NOT using the actual My Player menu on the main screen but rather using the LOAD function from the game menu and then just loading your My Player career from there. Try that and let us know if it works for you.