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


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209w 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 - 209w ago
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

izac01's Avatar
#73 - izac01 - 209w ago
I have nightmares of castlevania requiring 3.42

bawzz's Avatar
#72 - bawzz - 209w ago
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.

R3b0rn's Avatar
#71 - R3b0rn - 209w ago
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?

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#70 - Cairobeta - 209w ago
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.

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