Patching on a mac

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  1. mcjazzy42
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    Noobish question, would appreciate any help:
    Apart from using bootcamp and virtual software, is there a way to patch ds files on a mac using the patches here?

    Beyond that I would like to thank everyone who puts their hard efforts into this...SRW is good without a translation, knowing what's going on would make it even better.

    Cheers
     
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    Most of the patches posted are xdelta or IPS, both of which are available for OSX.

    The official xdelta site (http://xdelta.org) appears to be down, but a cross-platform IPS patcher can be found here: http://zerosoft.zophar.net/jips.htm
     
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    do you mean DLDI patching? well there is software for the mac to do that , the application is called DLDI drop. If you mean IPS patching im sure there is a few apps for it 2, but i never patched any on my mac.
     
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    Wow, thanks for the fast replies..
    I'll look into it and get back to you..i think its xdelta
     
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    For IPS patches you have UIPS and IPS Patcher.
    For xdelta and bsdiff just download sources and compile them.

    Edit: Beaten to it [​IMG]
    Another link for xdelta: http://code.google.com/p/xdelta/
     
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    Okay i gave a try to patch mugen using jips..probably completely the wrong thing to do..but to be honest i have no clue what im doing anyway. Im trying to patch mugen and soma bringer...mugen uses a bdf? file and soma is xdelta. I have no idea how to compile these things.
    Any suggestions? Thanks for the help btw
     
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    Okay i gave a try to patch mugen using jips..probably completely the wrong thing to do..but to be honest i have no clue what im doing anyway. Im trying to patch mugen and soma bringer...mugen uses a bdf? file and soma is xdelta. I have no idea how to compile these things.
    Any suggestions? Thanks for the help btw

    quick edit to state that seeing as im technologically idiotic i'm going to have use a parallels to do it. hopefully that'll work.
    Cheers for the help
     
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    Fantastic, after realising the need to rename and place the patch in the same folder (idiot that i am) it worked! Thank you DN and thank your friend as well.
    Can i rewrite the command string to get it to work with other xd files? Anything i can do about a .bdf file?

    Anyway I've got to dash to Uni, but cheers for all the hard work.
     
  10. DarthNemesis

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    .xd is a meaningless filename that I picked myself. The patcher should work with any patch created by xdelta if you either rename it or edit the command string.
    Can't help you with bsdiff, sorry.
     
  11. mcjazzy42
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    Cheers, i appreciate the help DN