How to apply an IPS patch

By gdx

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23-08-2017, 09:29

I noticed that many people have problem to apply an IPS patch. So I was not the only one.

Here are the three best methods I have found.

  1. IPS Patching Tool is a patcher online. This page is in Japanese but it allows us to apply easily patches on any OS.
  2. MultiPatch seems to be the only functional application for recent Macs. It can also create patches, but it doesn’t support all IPS files. For example, the Metal Gear Remix patch Here is not supported.
  3. IPS4MSX allows to apply our patches directly on MSX-DOS. I tested on MSX-Turbo R, it does his job quickly even for megaroms.

And you what is your favorite patcher? Do you have an example for Linux, Windows or other?

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By tfh

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23-08-2017, 09:38

Windows -> Lunar IPS (LIPS) -> http://fusoya.eludevisibility.org/lips/
It's so simple. Just select the .IPS file, the .ROM file and you're done :)

By Manuel

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23-08-2017, 09:40

openMSX can apply IPS patches on the fly. I always use that. Patched disk images can be exported if necessary, using the diskmanipulator command.

By rderooy

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23-08-2017, 11:12

Perhaps it would be a good idea to add an IPS Patching page to the wiki, explaining not only how to apply patches and the various methods available, but also how to create them...

By rderooy

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23-08-2017, 11:32

I started a wiki page, https://www.msx.org/wiki/How_to_use_IPS_files

But I have little experience with most IPS tools, so it would be good for others to contribute

By Hydragon

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23-08-2017, 14:38

For support for IPS4MSX I suggest you join the Rizon Network on IRC and join #msxdev, where you can ask the questions to the author ( BiFi ), if you need help with patching using this program Wink Besides the IPS4MSX program there's also is the Multi IPS Archive ( MIA ) tool by same author.

By sd_snatcher

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23-08-2017, 19:20

I use Neill Corlett's UIPS. It's command line utility with binary versions for Windows, Mac and Unix. It's source is available here.

By gdx

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24-08-2017, 11:21

Thanks Rderooy for the wiki.

By Manuel

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24-08-2017, 11:31

I also used uips a few times, on Linux.