A few people have been mentioning that when they updated to the new patch, their game locks at the opening loading screen. However, after extensive testing on emulators and physical PSPs, I have yet to have my game freeze at start-up.
At first I believed that the video was causing issues, but I don’t find this to be the case.
The game works correctly on the following mediums:
PSP 2000 and newer running CFW 6.60 Pro-C2
Older versions of CFW ought to work, but I have not confirmed their stability.
I do not have access to a PSP 1000, so I cannot confirm if it will work properly. If you are using a different custom firmware version, you may need to consider upgrading to CFW 6.60 (or downgrading if on 6.60) for the game to work correctly. Also, consider playing on an emulator rather than a physical PSP.
Apparently a newer version of CFW (6.61 Pro-C F3) is available, but I have yet to test it.
If you are using one of the above mediums and the game still doesn’t work, you may need to repatch. Sometimes a step may have been missed.
Please let me know in the comments below, how many of you have encountered an error in the latest patch where the game locks before reaching the start menu? What PSPs are you using and what CFW are you using?