what the ballz are you kids talking about? the xex patched with system-link check removed has been out for the past 3-4 days or so...pm if you need it. Still won't get you anywhere though, as the check concerning the patch_mp.ff still exists...
I don't know if this is exactly true or not, but from what I've heard you cannot have a modded patch_mp.ff because if it is detected as modified it will load from the common_mp.ff. Correct me if I'm wrong.
I could care less about infections, I just want to be able to do 10th system link with all challenges and such.
IMO, if you have to play online with infections then your garbage and probably shouldn't own the game in the first place.