Thread: What is XDELTA?
View Single Post
Old 06-22-2011, 11:12 AM   #6
D--
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Chaoyang, Beijing, China
Posts: 826
Default

XDELTA and UPS/IPS/NINJA have very different purposes.

XDELTA is, as the name would suggest, a delta patching system. Rather than applying changes directly to the file, it uses the source file plus a series of instructions to generate an entirely new file. This makes it possible to create very small patches in instances where data is moved within a file.

It is well suited to PlayStation and Nintendo DS games, though more challenging to implement from a programming perspective.
D-- is offline   Reply With Quote