How to create IPS patches

Discussion in 'GBA - Game Development, ROM Hacks and Translations' started by ibanezjp, Jun 29, 2006.

Jun 29, 2006

How to create IPS patches by ibanezjp at 6:43 AM (3,842 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. ibanezjp
    OP

    Newcomer ibanezjp Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    How do you do this. I downloaded Lunar IPS. Do I just need the rom to create an IPS or do I need some other file.
     
  2. FAST6191

    Reporter FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    21,707
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    For making IPS patches I prefer IPSXP as it seem to create decent patches unlike most others:
    http://home.arcor.de/minako.aino/ipsXP/

    It must be said though that IPS is showing it's age and will not work well on larger files and if you have simply deleted a section you will still end up with a nice and big file.
    It is for this reason people have started shifting to other types such a NINJA, PPF, BSDiff (See Venom's DS trainers) and my own personal preference as it makes decent sized patches and can handle big files and file modifications well XDelta:
    http://evanjones.ca/software/xdelta-win32.html
     
  3. ibanezjp
    OP

    Newcomer ibanezjp Newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    3
    Country:
    What I don't understand is what do you use for the target file or modified file? I'm assuming you use the rom for the unmodified or source file. How is the modified or target file supposed to be modified?
     

Share This Page