IPS Patcher 2.0 review

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IPS Patcher is used for applying IPS patches to ROM files.

License: Freeware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 878K
Developer: TildeSoft
Price: $0.00
Updated: 27 Apr 2006
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IPS Patcher is used for applying IPS patches to ROM files. IPS patches are generally used for translations, but can be used for gameplay modifications as well.

ROM and IPS files can be found elsewhere on the web. This application was created mainly because there were no IPS patching utilities available for MacOS X.

What's New:
Gzipped ROM files are now supported transparently. If a ROM file is gzipped, it will be decompressed before patching and recompressed again after patching. If a ROM file is not gzipped, it will be patched and written out uncompressed (thanks to Norman Palardy for this)
Binary ROM files (.bin files) are now supported
Revamped the About window
Added an application icon
If the ROM file isn't a recognizable ROM (its header can't be parsed), the user is now warned and asked whether to continue or cancel
Optimized the patching routine - it now works faster
Dragging a file to the main window now determines if it's a patch or a ROM file automatically
Stopping a patch halfway through no longer leaves the ROM file in an unusable state (it now leaves it exactly as it found it).

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