the emulation of the bd-drive is so the game can run(boot) , all new games are made to run on firmwares > than 3.55 so we need to patch them with eboot patches so they are signed on firmware =< than 3.55, if you run older (<3.55)games , you dont need any patching
Alright. Here is the real reason. This game is a NPDRM game. I.E PSN game which runs direct from XMB. Not a full game disc backup. As such if you run this game without the "crack" it will only run in demo mode. Even if you have the edat in place. As there is NO corresponding entry in the act.dat file on your PS3 for that edat.
So the eboot is "cracked" to ignore the act.dat check and just look at the edat and be happy and run as full unlocked game. And THAT is why you need the crack. Hope this helps clarifies the issue.
Is there a working 3.41/3.55 v1.01 fixed pkg for Little Big Planet Kart Racing in existence? The one I found loads the game to a certain point where there's an animation of a character racing/circling a little globe and it doesn't progress beyond that point.
Also found a few eboot fixes that don't work, either. I've seen reports of it working for the CFW 4.xx people after applying the retail 1.01 update, but no confirmation of anything working for our CFW versions.
I bit the bullet and updated to Rebug 4.21.1 REX. I had to mod a few files so they work but so far its ok.
Now to the patch. In 3.55CFW I could get UFC Undisputed 3 loading but it locked up after a few mins. Now in 4.21.1 REX it still loads but it doesn't lock up. So I thought I'd share the eboot and see how others go with it.