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gadam

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trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« on: March 30, 2015, 09:05:31 pm »
i am trying to use the Gensou Suikoden Card Stories en translation on my retron 5, but the retron 5 does not recognize an xdelta file, but does recognize ips files, so has any one converted an xdelta file into ips before, and how did you do it? i tried using multi patch 1.4 on osx, and looked at various other windows utilities but could not find one yet that would do this. thank you very much

MathUser2929

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2015, 09:38:41 pm »
Patch a rom with the xdelta file. The use Lunar IPS to create an ips patch.

gadam

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2015, 09:46:43 pm »
i do not use roms, i use original carts only, the retron 5 applies the patch file to the cart inserted into the system.

Seihen

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2015, 09:48:59 pm »
i do not use roms, i use original carts only, the retron 5 applies the patch file to the cart inserted into the system.

Right. And his instructions are still correct. You need to go out and GET a rom, patch it with the Xdelta, then use that tool to make an IPS patch as described, and then put that IPS patch on you system and use it with the original cartridge.

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2015, 09:51:09 pm »
Yeah...

Learning how to convert a xdelta patch to IPS could take you years.

Getting a ROM and doing what MathUser2929 said will probably take a few minutes only.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2015, 10:10:02 pm by mz »
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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2015, 02:29:08 am »
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I do not use roms, i use original carts only, the retron 5 applies the patch file to the cart inserted into the system.
And what do you think is on the original cart... but a rom.

Converting Xdelta patch into an IPS patch directly makes no sence. The IPS is a "recording" of all the changes between the original and the modified rom file. So obviously you will need both rom files to produce an IPS (so if you want to have an IPS, you are required to use rom files).

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2021, 02:37:23 pm »
You can patch your roms online https://hack64.net/tools/patcher.php

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Re: trying to convert xdelta file into ips file
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2021, 02:51:31 pm »
Doesn't the Retron5 have a feature to dump your cartridge?
Do that, dump the ROM image from your cartridge, make a copy of it so you have two, patch the copy ROM with the xDelta patch, then create an IPS patch with the unmodified ROM being your dumped ROM, and the modified ROM being the one with the xdelta patch.

That should give you a proper IPS patch out of it.