I have been out of the PS3 scene for a looong time so maybe I'm doing something wrong. Long story short, every thread I've come across about the "loading screen" doesn't seem to be the same stuck loading screen issue I'm facing.
Running: Habib CEX 4.50 on Multiman CEX 4.50.1. Selected BD Mirror and have an original game in the drive.
I ignored the 1.3v patch it found. Booting up, I see the DUPLEX boot. When I start the game, I see a bunch of glitter/flares. After a minute or so, the words "LOADING" appears, but no matter how long I leave it there, it doesn't actually load. I tried deleting the PS3 game data and restored default settings - nothing.
Any ideas? Worth noting I did not do any patches to this game. Just grabbed it and uploaded to Multiman.