Unless Steve purposely makes it, or assigns it a region, it should be region free and copy protected free.
You can buy the first version through a link here. May want to wait until 2.0 is out though. The price to purchase is $52 and you can buy a burner for $85. I guess that is your choice.
I picked up a nice LG burner on sale for $75, but don't forget the cost of dual-layer BR media, which is not inconsequential.
Still, you can have your disc AND a fully-functional BR burner (ready for 2.0 when it's done!) for under $100... same price as buying both discs direct.
There's nothing really to see at this point, the solution just has all of the assets brought in, put into clips and then put into streams. I haven't finished the menu nor began working on the navigation.
I've ran into a snag and am filling up the 16MB HDMV Menu buffer again, I have twice as many pages as with the first version and for some reason I thought I was well under half of the 16MB HDMV limitation then. Turns out with Version1.0 I was at 10 of the 16MB, so when I double that, well, It's obviously more than 16MB. Gotta reduce the size and I should be home free.
I believe I've solved it Leo, I just needed to take more stuff out of the IG layer and move it to the background (video) image. I haven't 100% verified it yet, but with a test I'm good. There shouldn't be a limit on the number of pages in an HDMV title, at least I don't see why. The bottleneck is likely the 16MB buffer.
Unfortunately you cannot just simply create another fresh menu and jump between them easily.
This disc has the following pages:
Auto - (This is a dummy page with an auto-action button for navigation coding)
Screen Type Selection
That's 10, hopefully there's no problem with 9 or more pages.
Sorry Steve... I've missed read your post and now that I re read it...
I see your Auto menu has an Auto-action button... you never see this menu. I believe, if you run out of buffer having this menu as part of a page, you could leave it as a different menu... the disc might lag a little when it goes to that level/menu and it might not appear completely smooth transitions between menus but you'll get rid of the menu buffer problem.