DS Rom Patcher for Mac OS X

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  1. _Retro_
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    After much turmoil over rom patches that only work on Windows, I have created a rom patcher that works in OS X.



    http://rapidshare.com/files/284142416/DS_Rom_Patcher.zip

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=PEN7XOAE

    View larger video here

    How to use:

    01. Place a clean rom of the game in to the Rom folder.

    02. Rename your rom so that there are no spaces in the file name (ex. PokemonSoulSilver.nds , Tales_of_Innocence.nds)

    03. Place the patch file that matches your version of the game in to the Patch folder.

    04. Rename your patch so that there are no spaces in the file name.

    05. Run Rom_Patcher

    06. Wait for [Process completed]

    07. A new rom named (Original Name)-patched.nds will be placed in the Rom folder.

    As of 6/29/2010, I personally have confirmed that this patcher works with Team Absolute Zero's newly released Tales of Innocence patch!

    I made this to work with Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver, and I have tested it with both KazoWAR's and Raqib12's patches. In theory, this patcher can patch any DS rom that uses xdelta patches.

    Note: I could not find a freezing patch file for HeartGold/SoulSilver. There are 2 out there, but they are .exe files, not patch files. In order to have a HG/SS with the freezing fix, you must either start with a pre-patched rom(Search on Google) or use a patch that has the freezing fix in it.

    I ask that the makers of the translation patches add freeze-protection in their patches, or that the makers of the freezing patches make their patches availiable as a patch file.
     


  2. BananaX

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    Oh dear god, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!
     
  3. kosheh

    kosheh GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    This is awesome.
    My girlfriend can finally patch ROMs of games she wants to play, instead of nagging me to bring over my flashcart to transfer my patched games onto or waiting an hour on a molasses-slow computer to patch a single ROM. :I




    many girls use macs
    this program will get you a lot of girls o/
     
  4. Spenstar

    Spenstar "Leave it to me"

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    Why would you like to know?
    Thank you so much! Before, whenever I wanted to patch a game, I had to run elsewhere and wait for hours on end while their computers processed the startup screen, but now I can do it at home on my awesome Mac! And no, I'm not a girl. [​IMG]
     
  5. eighty4

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    I applaud you with 1 internet.
     
  6. _Retro_
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    I look forward to this.

    Also, let me know what other roms/patches this works with. I want to make sure it is universal, like it should be.
     
  7. BananaX

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    It isn't working for me. Could you make some more detailed instructions or a video tutorial?
     
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    ZOMG! CAN DIS WORK ON DA R4?????? (j/k.)

    Awesome!
     
  9. _Retro_
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    I use a CycloDS with firmware 1.56b1 and it works great. I assume it works on R4 as well, if it works post in on here.
     
  10. BananaX

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    I got it to work, finally. Thanks.
     
  11. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

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    you can also use a Linux build of xdelta from the ubuntu repos (just have to use terminal but if you use linux you pretty much KNOW terminal)so it's never been windows only [​IMG]
    but it's nice to know mac's can do it too now.
     
  12. Shinryuji

    Shinryuji GBAtemp Regular

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    The heavens.
    As a mac user, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You are a legend! [​IMG]
     
  13. Shinryuji

    Shinryuji GBAtemp Regular

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    The heavens.
    Maybe I spoke too soon, I keep getting the same error when I try and use it:

    xdelta3: not a VCDIFF input: XD3_INVALID_INPUT

    Help would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
    (Also sorry for posting twice in a row, some forums get sniffy about it).
    EDIT: Turns out it was my patch was faulty. This is a valid lesson though. REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR PATCHES!
     
  14. LapisLazuli

    LapisLazuli Thrills, chills, kills!

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    What'd you use to run No$gba on mac?
     
  15. _Retro_
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    I use Crossover, it allows me to use most Windows programs on my Mac.
     
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    J/K means just kidding. [​IMG]

    I use AK2i, not crappy R4 shit.
     
  17. _Retro_
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    I have verified that my patcher works with ALL xdelta patches. I also added an alternate mirror link to my original post.
     
  18. Jacinto009

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    YES!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!! MAC IS STILL TEH BEST!!!!
     
  19. CompC

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    I keep getting this when I try to patch SoulSilver with the KazoWar v6 patch:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. _Retro_
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    I had a few people have the same problem, I got it to repeat on my Mac, and it can be fixed by using the patch from the Batch folder. I've also found out that the Katakana patches don't work. This seems to be a problem with the patches.