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F1 2010 is the First PS3 Game to Require 3.42 Firmware?


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228w ago - According to PSGroove (linked above) and DJLO at [Register or Login to view links], F1 2010 is the first PS3 Game to require updating to PlayStation 3 Firmware version 3.42 which blocks both PSJailBreak and the PS3 Proxy Methods.

I was on IRC and the news broke, apparently it requires you to update and if you cancel, it takes you back to the PS3 XMB. The war has just began and Sony made the first move: User 0 vs Sony 1.

For those curious about other PS3 game compatibility with PSJailBreak, PSGroove and PSFreedom be sure to check out the PS3 JailBreak Game Compatibility List and add to it if possible.

To quote: "If you ignore the game's warnings, it throws you back to the XMB. Technically this should just require some editing to the PARAM.SFO's version, in order to get the game to boot on 3.41. However, time will tell."



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#74 - shummyr - 227w ago
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This game is confirmed to run on 3.41 and does not require 3.42. If any new news on this paticular subject comes the thread will be reopened.

Thread Closed,

Shummyr

#73 - izac01 - 227w ago
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I have nightmares of castlevania requiring 3.42

#72 - bawzz - 227w ago
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Same problem as a lot of people. I get stuck at the first "loading screen".

I m using external hdd and my param file was 3.41. Strange.

#71 - R3b0rn - 227w ago
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I have this nagging idea that if one maybe have made a backup using backupmanager and actually having any other kind of controller plugged in while backuping then the PS3 controller, stuff like this might happen... or am i completly drowning in dumb ideas?

#70 - Cairobeta - 227w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by MorPs3Kng View Post
It's not really a new trick. I'm pretty sure all developers include whatever the latest available firmware is at the time. And if not I'm sure they'll start. It's just that there's lag time since a game can 'go gold' weeks before a new firmware is released so it's too late to include it so it will usually take a month or two before you see retail games with that firmware on it.


That's close. There is a minimum firmware version for every game, and usually it can be up to 6 months behind whatever the most recent firmware release is. If you put a game in a debug console and run the check process in it you will see the actuall SDK they compiled the game with. That's the real minimum version needed for a game. When a disc goes gold Sony puts on the latest firmware version release like you said.

The reason that this happens is because each new SDK version can introduce bugs into the game so Sony (as well as Microsoft) allow the developers to use older SDK's for release games (but there is a still a minimum version required and it's something like 6 months).

That gap though is closing fast though. In six months the trick of modifing the param.SFO will no longer work.

#69 - aowzone - 227w ago
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my copy already reads 03.4100, same issue with the controller

#68 - Gunner54 - 227w ago
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Simply edit the PARAM.SFO... Not hard. Change 3.42 into 1.8 or somthing...

#67 - Bishoff - 227w ago
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Think I'll play this on PC when it comes out. Have the 360 version but it will look oh so much prettier with my 5870 running it

#66 - MorPs3Kng - 227w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
Oh thats the new trick of the game developer to make us updating, so that we can't use the Jailbreak.

Hmm, F1 okay. But who cares about the game ? Hope other game developer don't use that requirements.


It's not really a new trick. I'm pretty sure all developers include whatever the latest available firmware is at the time. And if not I'm sure they'll start. It's just that there's lag time since a game can 'go gold' weeks before a new firmware is released so it's too late to include it so it will usually take a month or two before you see retail games with that firmware on it.

#65 - aamir007 - 227w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by oVERSoLDiER View Post
Oh thats the new trick of the game developer to make us updating, so that we can't use the Jailbreak.

Hmm, F1 okay. But who cares about the game ? Hope other game developer don't use that requirements.


Most likely all game developers will use that requirement because if they don't Sony force them to and it would be stupid not to because it would hit there sales as everyone would just download the game.

If this game works with 3.41 then they'll sort it out and make sure future releases won't and everyone's going to be annoyed because some of the biggest release on PS3 are coming out soon but i think it will be fixed by November some of the biggest games are coming out.

 

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