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March 3, 2011 // 6:19 pm - As expected, history repeats itself and today the inevitable happened with two new PS3 games (Dragon Age II and MLB 11 The Show) arriving that require version 3.56 PS3 Firmware, however, PlayStation 3 hackers have already began work on fixes using the familiar SFO/EBOOT modification methods.

Download: Dragon Age II PS3 Fix

To quote: "The first game, Dragon Age II, isn't due to hit retail shelves until March 8th, but hackers have managed to get their hands on an early leaked copy. After some experimentation, some people have reported success in getting the game to run on 3.55 with a simple modification to the version string in the PARAM.SFO along with a repackaged EBOOT.BIN.

Baseball fans will be disappointed to hear that the second game to require 3.56 is MLB 11 The Show. Like Dragon Age II, The Show isn't supposed to hit stores until March 8th. However, some users are reporting that certain stores have broken that street date and sold copies early. Little examination has taken place yet on MLB 11, so it is still unknown if the game can be modified to run on a 3.55 console."

From the ReadMe file:

1. Edit your Param.sfo to 3.5000 and replace it under /PS3_GAME/
2. Copy EP0177-BLUS30645_00-0000111122223333.pkg to USB Media
3. Install EP0177-BLUS30645_00-0000111122223333.pkg from "Install Package Files".
4. Boot game like normal, ENJOY!

PS. EDITED PARAM.SFO included if you don't know how to edit it.

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#17 - SilvaVirus - March 5, 2011 // 7:36 pm
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work perfect on JB 3.41 external..

#16 - silverplanet - March 5, 2011 // 3:30 pm
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Isn't forcing customers to update their firmware to play games offline illegal? Didn't Sony previously use the 'you don't have to update because you can give up all your online activities instead' defense in court, when they removed the other os feature?

#15 - matrixdts - March 5, 2011 // 10:45 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Bishoff View Post
that's why I like 3.41... no need to mess with pkg files installs, just simple eboot mods in game folders.

Second that so much easier. Just make sure you keep the original EBOOT incase you need it in the future.

#14 - Bishoff - March 4, 2011 // 11:30 pm
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that's why I like 3.41... no need to mess with pkg files installs, just simple eboot mods in game folders.

#13 - jamdobbs - March 4, 2011 // 10:12 pm
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just spoof to 3.56 on kmeaw 3.55 cfw download pkg and install the usual way.

#12 - KanjiMan - March 4, 2011 // 6:07 pm
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I hate Baseball, and i hate RPGS... so SCREW the games an hack the update itself... take 3.56 and smash it apart just for the heck of it, it's always much harder to pick up the pieces.

#11 - tonybologna - March 4, 2011 // 5:29 pm
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Oh well! We can still have workarounds. We win!

#10 - caleb4god - March 4, 2011 // 3:43 pm
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According to the info from the scene release of MLB 11 the workaround method is the same as Dragon Age with .pkg files included. On a side note there is a working copy of Bulletstorm from Europe finally.

Tested on 3.55 kmeaw CFW, since game requires 3.56 you will need to do the following:

1. Install pkg file included in pkg folder
2. Open up Backup Manager (tested on Multiman " --- " 1.15.03).
3. Change Param Sfo file from 3.56 to 3.55
4. Load it up with a game disc in drive
5. Play the game

#9 - Ecniv - March 4, 2011 // 1:32 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by fyygame View Post
The fighting of sony and hackers is still going on.

No it isn't $ony just doesn't admit it (yet)

#8 - syphonlord - March 4, 2011 // 9:50 am
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Its annoying messing with eboots and altering sfo files, oh well here we go again, sony just leave us be.