guys as I already told before (do you even read my posts ?), this is no NEW protection. This is just a problematic game that WOULD need Select+X to boot fine (like black screen games, and other games like WWE Smackdown 2011).
Sadly, this game has a file >4GB, so you cannot put it on an external HDD (fat32) and thus cant use select+X (no luck to have a select+X game AND a file > 4GB). Easy to proove : just copy 4GB of that big file to external, and the game will at least reach the main menu (so after the step loop), so it means the problem isnt EBOOT related but just like black screen games, it cant read the game from the emulated bdvd and thus fail.
So how to fix this since we cant use select+X ? Well, I didn't try because I'm too lazy, but we should be able to edit the path to the big file in the EBOOT so instead of looking for it on dev_bdvd, it looks for it on dev_hdd0 directly. Then it should work. Well this trick worked for most games that were black screen/problematic back then before we could SELECT+X.
a novice can do it IMO. When i''ll have access to my PC in 3 days, i'll work on it, but im pretty sure by then somebody would have done this already.
Well I have the US release of this game and there is NO file over 4 gig in there..I see a bunch of MJ_PS3.$hd$.paf.bf.66600 files in USRDIR folder which goes up to MJ_PS3.$hd$.paf.bf.66613 but all of those files are about 1 gig in size..so this game should work from external drive since that is where I am storing it right now but since there is no fix for it right now I havent tried the game out yet
So I assume there is NO working fix for the EUR version of this game as well right(Im on 3.41) I saw the mote fix for 3.41 does that one not work?