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Blade Runner

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Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« on: November 04, 2018, 10:16:45 am »
Hi all,

I've owned Metal Slader Glory for a while and have been waiting for the translation patch, which I am aware is released. However for the translation to work on my Retro Freak I need the patch in .ips format.

I've looked at a program called MultiPatch (for Mac) from the website but I was unable to create an .ips patch from the .bps one...

Can anyone help or is there plans for an .ips version?

Thanks

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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 11:38:59 am »
Can you apply the bps yourself to a ROM?
Then you could make your own IPS patch with any IPS-making program, using the original and translated ROMs.
(I mean, IPS is such a common and simple format that surely someone has made a Mac program for that by now.)
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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 06:32:15 pm »
Just so you know, the game will run, but like many rom hacks that change the code too much or have special features, the Retro Freak will bug out and won't allow you to resume or load state.

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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 07:45:32 pm »
Another thing you should know is that IPS isn't usually used for expansions since IPS doesn't handle those very well, and the patches often include big chunks of the original ROM.  I should probably replace my patch for 4 Nin Uchi Mahjong with a BPS patch.

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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2018, 04:52:49 am »
Thanks for the replies however I don't have technical knowledge regarding patching. So far all the translation patches for my games I got from the ROM Hacking website have been .ips and have worked perfect on the Retro Freak. I wasn't aware of .bps type patches until I downloaded the Metal Slader Glory translation.

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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 09:34:52 am »
Thanks for the replies however I don't have technical knowledge regarding patching.
Then it's time to learn.  Mr. KingMike has the right idea.

Looks like MultiPatch can be used to create an IPS on a Mac.
https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/746/
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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 01:44:06 pm »
Then it's time to learn.  Mr. KingMike has the right idea.

Where will this knowledge come to me from?

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Looks like MultiPatch can be used to create an IPS on a Mac.
https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/746/

Did you read my original post?

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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 06:36:37 pm »
1) Use program to Apply BPS to Japanese ROM to create English ROM.
2) With original Japanese ROM and English ROM, use program to Create IPS. Use Japanese ROM as "Source" and English ROM as "Modified". Now you should have the IPS file you want.
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Re: Metal Slader Glory .ips format patch
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2018, 12:58:56 pm »
1) Use program to Apply BPS to Japanese ROM to create English ROM.
2) With original Japanese ROM and English ROM, use program to Create IPS. Use Japanese ROM as "Source" and English ROM as "Modified". Now you should have the IPS file you want.

Thank you... I will try this.