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Title: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Satoshi_Matrix on December 08, 2012, 03:37:46 am

For years, I've always patched my rom hacks and translations using Lunar IPS for Windows. When my last PC died, I decided to get an imac instead. Does anyone know of any equivalent little ips patcher for OSX 10.8? I currently have to ask my pc running friends to patch roms for me, and I'd rather do it myself. Thanks.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Mauron on December 08, 2012, 04:57:17 am
Based on the Utilities Section (http://www.romhacking.net/?page=utilities&category=2&platform=&game=&author=&os=8&level=&perpage=20&title=&desc=&utilsearch=Go), it seems your options are Multipatch and UIPS.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Jorpho on December 08, 2012, 09:25:26 am
If all else fails you can use the OS X port of DOSBox to run the DOS utilities, in theory.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: MathUser2929 on December 08, 2012, 11:47:31 am
Both of those programs look pretty simplistic. I like the look of MultiPatch the most tho. It reminds me the most of Lunar IPS.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Zoinkity on December 08, 2012, 01:37:37 pm
Worst case, if you have python, somebody's made a module for it.
http://pypi.python.org/pypi/python-ips/1.7
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: BRPXQZME on December 08, 2012, 05:03:50 pm
There is no reason MultiPatch shouldn’t work on Mountain Lion that I’m aware of, but there is a reason UIPS won’t (no Rosetta).
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Sappharad on December 09, 2012, 04:42:00 pm
MultiPatch is the best thing, you should just use that.
Source: Myself.

The most recent release works fine on 10.8. It is not signed so the default security settings in Mountain Lion will not allow it to run unless you right-click the application and select "Open" to launch it for the first time. This allows you to say that you trust the application and want to allow it to run. (Alternatively, you can disable the security check in System Preferences, but this is not recommended.) I haven't had a reason yet to pay apple $99 just so they can "trust" my applications and most users have been fine with right-clicking them the first time they want to run them. At some point I will be updating the application to support that new patching format that came out recently...
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: jake74 on May 14, 2017, 05:22:44 pm
Hello all, after Multipatch failing to patch Gradius II and Salamander AC patches, I've moved over to the python-ips mentioned above.

Very easy to use, and minimal Terminal knowledge required.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: SCD on May 14, 2017, 09:21:52 pm
What I did on my Mac is I used Multipatch to patch my games and I used Lunar IPS via the Wineskin app to create patches.
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: Chronosplit on May 14, 2017, 09:38:53 pm
MultiPatch all day every day.  It's better at applying patches than creating them though.  The latter works but is somewhat limited.  It can create IPS, UPS, and XDelta though so that's mostly what you want to use anyway.  It works at least up to El Capitan, I haven't any knowledge of any OS after that.

For SNES headers I just run TUSH in a wineskin.  No config needed IIRC (if there is it's corefonts and dotnet20).  Other stuff I know works in a skin:

-Temporal Flux, with dotnet20 and AFAIK corefonts.  You need to run it in a Virtual Desktop.
-YAPE needs no config.  I've run into problems with the OSX port of Gen III Hacker Suite however (which is buggy anyway).
-Randomizer related: Oblige runs with no config needed.
-FFPatcher Suite: Everything but FFOrgASM requires corefonts and dotnet20.  FFOrgASM is a no-go because of the dreaded dotnet40.

Currently working on FF3USME, but I'm unsure of what it's built from so I'm having troubles with the winetricks (the OSX FFVI tool won't cooperate for some reason).  An important note: it appears .txt files made with TextEdit use text encoding that breaks when looked through a browser.  Using LibreOffice gets around this pretty easily.  I learned this the hard way with Chrono Trigger and just recently got to the bottom of the problem (I think).
Title: Re: Is there an IPS patcher for Mac OSX?
Post by: azoreseuropa on May 16, 2017, 03:13:30 pm
I like MultiPatch very much also. The icon is toilet paper, lol.