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Patchers Utilities

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Name Description
IPS The classic IPS.EXE. Used to apply hacks/patches to ROMs. Usage is "IPS x.rom y.ips" where x is the name of the target rom, and y is the patch file in the same directory. Now includes the Turbo Pascal source code!
IPS Mac Utility for patching .IPS patches to ROM files.
IPS Patcher This is the utility that allows for patching .IPS patches to ROM files in MacOS.
IPS Patcher This is a GUI driven IPS patcher for the Mac. It is really intuitive to use, but does not support generating patches, for that, use UIPS.
IPS Wizard This is an IPS patcher that is written in French. It has a basic GUI and isn't very hard to use at all.
ips XP This is an IPS patcher with the ability to apply and create IPS patches. It has a basic GUI, and is easy to use.
IPS-win Like the classic IPS, It is used mainly to apply patches to ROMs. Although, IPS-win, is for Windows. It does the same thing, but gives you a quick GUI so you can patch, and be on your way. Check it out. Version 3.0 is under development.(08/12/2001)
IPS.pl This is a Perl script which is designed to apply an IPS patch to a ROM. It is a quick hack according to the author, but it seems to work OK for me. It is released under the terms of the GNU GPL. Shift-click on the link to save it, and then rename to end in .pl again, as it currently ends in .txt instead to avoid running the script ;).
IPSEXE This utility allows you to make IPS patch files into easy to use EXE files. This is a Greek Translation of the program done by Vag of GreekRoms.
JIPS JIPS in an IPS patcher which was written written in Java so it can run on Linux, Solaris, Windows and MacOS.
Lunar IPS Lunar IPS is intended as an easy to use, lightweight IPS patch utility for windows to replace DOS program. It can both create and apply IPS patches.
NINJA Said to be the next generation of patching utilities, this program can create and apply patches in a new format called RUP. This format is superior to IPS because it cannot be applied to a file for which it was not intended (such as a corrupted ROM). Also, the program will recognize different formats and make any changes necessary to apply a patch.
Ouinja Patcher Ouinja Patcher supports the original IPS patch format and also the new NINJA patch format. It can create IPS, IPS-RLE, NINJA-Binary, NINJA-Text, NINJA-GZip, and PPF format patches.
SamIPS 2 A Windows-based IPS patch applyer and creator.
UIPS A really nice and easy to use IPS patcher for Mac OS X. It supports patching and can actually generate IPS files for other users.