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


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202w 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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MuFFiE's Avatar
#34 - MuFFiE - 202w ago
tried it. did not work on internal hdd (message came up that no controller was found), then tried external hdd and it stuck at the loading screen

Mihuz's Avatar
#33 - Mihuz - 202w ago
Well as far as i can tell it doesn't require 3.42.
For what I read it only works on EXTERNAL Hard Drive.

hacked2123's Avatar
#32 - hacked2123 - 202w ago
Well as far as i can tell it doesn't require 3.42. What I've done so far:

Downloaded F1 2010
Checked SFO file, lists system version as 3.4100, so it should be fine as far as firmware is concerned
Deleted Update file(as i normally do to save space).

The param.sfo was probably already patched, shame you deleted the update file, chances are that it was the 3.42 update... Might also be different per region...

Then again, it's hard for me to believe they printed up enough games for the whole world with 3.42 Update on it, in about 2 weeks time.

Luiwtf's Avatar
#31 - Luiwtf - 202w ago
Well as far as i can tell it doesn't require 3.42. What I've done so far:

Downloaded F1 2010
Checked SFO file, lists system version as 3.4100, so it should be fine as far as firmware is concerned
Deleted Update file(as i normally do to save space)
Copied to PS3 via FTP app
Launched the game

Game launches fine using backup manager, and installs no problem, then you get to see the credits (the ones that show the dev and publisher names), then you get a loading screen.

After the loading screen it seems to break (atleast for me and another person on the site i downloaded from), it pops up with a message saying that you have no controller connected (despite the fact that pressing the PS button brings up the menu to quit game/reassign controllers etc), doesnt seem to matter what you do it wont go past this point (quitting the game will result in getting stuck on the "Please wait" screen, which means all you can do is restart/turn off the PS3).

I'm sure someone will fix it, but i need some sleep now.

If you couldnt be bothered reading that, then no update is required, but game doesn't recognise the controller.

wadtalkingyou's Avatar
#30 - wadtalkingyou - 202w ago
no worry!!! They will never give up finding exploit...

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