Observed actual gameplay and shot a big deer, although I don't hunt for real. The game was booted off external + bd-mirror enabled, but other settings may also work. This isn't my fix, although I edited the original SFO for 3.41 f/w and put the two together in a rar file.
I'm not sure who to credit for the eboot, since I found it off a foreign location.
-note to MOD: Please post the fix link to the Sticky when convenient, thanks!
Actual gameplay was observed after a quite lengthy period of extracting to my external hd and almost as long game-data installation. Go get dinner and/or make a beer run, lol. As usual, external + bd-mirror was used, but other settings could also work.
-Important Note: I almost gave up on the initial booting process because there wasn't any activity for about a minute and I thought the dreaded "black screen" failure was happening. So I pressed the PS3 button on my controller and at that exact moment, the game's installation process began, so I'm not sure if it was merely an ironic coincidence?
Credit/thanks go to n3o for the fix and I provided the upload link.
-note to MOD: Please post this fix up on the Sticky when convenient, thanks!