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Author Topic: Is an IPS Patch downloading safe for patching a ROM (Read Only Memory)?  (Read 869 times)

Fira

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Please look up on either
https://www.google.com/
or
http://www.google.com/
or both
about each of the following 4
Hyper Cam 2.0
virustotal
Lunar IPS patch
YouTube
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Please if you want to, download and use Hyper Cam 2.0 and then record https://www.romhacking.net/utilities/240/ < Lunar IPS Patch being downloaded and then scanned and show the results and upload the video and post such a video's link in this thread.



Also how do I use Lunar IPS Patch to properly apply a .ups patch to an SNES game ROM so that I can play the patched game please? Thank you.

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Instead of someone else doing all that work, why don't you tell us what you've tried so far, and what makes you think you weren't doing it correctly?  And why are you asking if it is "safe"?

You can also try the new online patcher at https://www.romhacking.net/patch/ .
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Instead of someone else doing all that work, why don't you tell us what you've tried so far, and what makes you think you weren't doing it correctly?  And why are you asking if it is "safe"?

You can also try the new online patcher at https://www.romhacking.net/patch/ .

It actually sounds like the poster, for whatever reason, is requesting that someone else screen record them downloading and scanning the patching software for viruses, which is an even more ludicrous request when they can simply use their own virus scanning software to check if it is "safe" for use, especially when they've gone out of their way to actually look up all the various software required to do such. It sounds as if they are one of those people that seems to think anything you download is a virus and won't even take a chance at risking their own computer, so want someone else to do it for them.

That said, LunarIPS is perfectly safe, as it's been listed on romhacking for ages, and the site is very well-populated and curated by it's owners. I'd advise OP to put those google skills that they went to the trouble of using to look up a screen recorder, virus scanner and IPS patcher software for someone else to use, and put them towards the simple questions of how to use LunarIPS. It's so painfully simple that I can't make it anymore blatant than, download Lunar, download your patch/rom, click on the patch, apply it to the rom. Rather than making some huge ordeal of trying to get someone else to download and virus scan it and upload a video to somehow assure you that it's safe to download, just do it. It's much easier to learn that way.

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To add a bit more.

Such programs might have two problems
1) It might be written in a scripting language. So much AV software just assumes everything written in visualbasic is a virus. I don't know lunar IPS is written in VB but I will note it anyway as many other things on this site are.

2) It is a program that reaches out and touches other programs/files if it does care to look. Not as bad as reaching out and touching another program's memory (see various external cheat programs, debuggers and the like) for the purposes of dumb anti virus making a call on "new virus or legit program" but still looks like a program designed to overwrite other files as its main function which is what many viruses will do.


Finally UPS is a different format to IPS, and as far as I can see LunarIPS only does IPS format patches. You will need a UPS patcher (or maybe that online one linked above) to apply such a thing. UPS is a newer format that tries to get around some of the problems of IPS and thus gained some small popularity.