I found the problem with R3. one of the patches was wrong and it actually kills it.
If you look inside the PKG it has an extra file which kills the game where the other PKG was only the EBOOT and PARAM.SFO files.
The working patch for me is EP9000-BCES01118_00-RESISTANCE3PF105-A0105-V0100.PKG
This is excellent news, damn I missed a lot in the week I was gone for. Looking at the list of games we can now fix, I now realize that most of the good games in the list have already been fixed long ago.
well it looks like it time to start playing around to get this going, i think i got something figured out but i test before i put any links up it is looking good for all games under 4.01 firmware but not above yet key word yet stay tuned folks cheers and without this site i would be able to proceed now and help other hopefully.
cheers ladies and gents mod, admins, propjoe and paid members, and of course rest of contributors.