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NBA 2K16

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NBA 2K16
NBA 2K16 cover
Visual Concepts
2K Sports
Release dates
Windows September 29, 2015
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer, Multiplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Bird's-eye view
Controls Direct control
Genres Sports
Sports Basketball
Art styles Realistic
Themes North America
Series NBA 2K
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NBA 2K16 on Wikipedia
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General information

Official community website
Official forums
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
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Digital code, Europe only.
Steam (unavailable)
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This game is no longer available.
All versions require Steam DRM.

Version differences

Michael Jordan Edition includes Jordan shoes, T-shirt and jersey for MyPLAYER, 30 000 Virtual Currency and MyTEAM VIP+. Game can't be upgraded to this version and it's not possible to buy items separately. Content isn't automatically unlocked but has to be entered as key in game menu.

Essential improvements

Compress temporary files

Save up to 6 GB of disk space
Enable NTFS compression[citation needed]
  1. Go to <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\370240\
  2. Right click on local folder and open "Properties"
  3. Press "Advanced" and then check "Compress contents to save disk space"

Game data

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %APPDATA%\2K Sports\NBA 2K16\VideoSettings.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/370240/pfx/[Note 1]
VideoSettingsHelp.txt describes each settings in the .cfg file

Save game data location

System Location
Windows <Steam-folder>\userdata\<user-id>\370240\remote\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/370240/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud


In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.


In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game key map settings.
In-game button map settings.
In-game button map settings.


Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
Local play
LAN play
Online play
10 Required MyPlayer account.

Connection types

Issues fixed

Replay is very short

The replay uses frames to calculate time. Higher FPS lowers the amount of time that can be replayed.
Limit the frame rate to 60 FPS[2]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Shader Model support 5
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Multiplayer Steamworks

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo (SSE3 compatible)
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 50 GB
Video card (GPU) 512 MB of VRAM
DirectX 10.1 compatible
Other Keyboard or dual-analog controller
64-bit OS required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/370240/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (370240) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.