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Details for Floating IPS (Flips) v1.31
Tools - Floating IPS (Flips) v1.31
File Name: Floating IPS (Flips) v1.31
Version History: View
Authors: Alcaro
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Other
Platforms: General
Games: General
Source Included: Yes
Featured: Essential
Description: Applies and creates IPS and BPS patches.
JavaScript version
Tags: bps, flips, ips, patcher, weird tags
Rating: 4.7 (Votes: 82)
Download: Download - 154.51 KiB
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You want to select a clean SMW ROM there.
Posted by: TheBiob -
When i open the rom hack i want to play with flips it says select a base file
PLZ help
Posted by: Ilieiulian -
There's no Mac OS binary. Do I have to compile it?
Posted by: AwesumIndustrys -
Having same problem as @Simifiguy. ROMClean found Super Mario World.smc clean

Posted by: Steviebabs2685 -
shoutouts to :muncher:
Posted by: Latios -
Young Boi
shoutouts to simpleflips
Posted by: Young Boi -
Shoutouts to simpleflips
Posted by: Sheeplover1011 -
Shoutouts to simpleflips
Posted by: Sheeplover1011 -
Works great on Fedora Linux. Thanks!
Posted by: djb1024 -
You can convert a headered (.smc) ROM to unheadered (.sfc) here.
Posted by: randomdude999 -
This is fair, just saying. Problem is that I've no idea where I'll find an unheadered rom, neither if I can make the rom unheadered.
Thanks for the info randomdude999.

Edit: with a tool to add/remove headers (just look for tush), I could use floating properly. It does apply patches, but only on unheadered roms. This is weird, but acceptable.
Posted by: willian125677 -
The online patcher doesn't account for headered/unheadered ROMs. It seems that Flips creates patches against unheadered ROMs behind the scenes. The online patcher doesn't support that, so you need to use unheadered ROMs with it instead.
Posted by: randomdude999 -
So romclean means the rom is clean and suitable to use, but the javascript version of floating keep saying "wrong input file". How do I know if the rom is indeed clean and will work on this tool or not? Note that the desktop version of floating ips works normally with both roms I've found.
Posted by: willian125677 -
@TheWhiteBearYTP What about that message is hard to understand?
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
i not hve an idea?!?!?! delete "This patch is not intended for this rom" this makes me rage?!?
Posted by: TheWhiteBearYTP -

now try submitting that comment to whatever hack you intended to submit it to
Posted by: Alcaro -
Konata Izumi
@hobbledehoy899 What? this is a ROM Patcher, not an SPC dumper of some sort.
Posted by: Konata Izumi -
I noticed you said that you composed the soundtrack yourself and thus you wouldn't want to release the .spc files, but could the soundtrack ever be released as precompiled CD-quality .wav files?
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
Konata Izumi
wow nice
Posted by: Konata Izumi -
Posted by: Zacktheradicalguy -
copy? what, this is the original.
Posted by: Alcaro -
Thanks for create a copy of floating ips
Posted by: Zacktheradicalguy -
I'm using the JavaScript version, by the way. (And I just realized I could just edit my previous post instead of double posting. Stupid me.)
Posted by: NES Boy -
I'm having trouble applying BPS patches to the SMW ROM I usually use, which is an .smc file. I tried changing it to an .sfc file, but it didn't work. I downloaded another SMW ROM from a different site, but I still get a "wrong imput file" prompt.
Posted by: NES Boy -
How do i run this app on my mac?
The extension is .exe
Posted by: leonardodmss -
It does though.
Posted by: TheBiob -
1 problem: doesn't allow you to patch SMW bps patches to your game. That's funny since the freaking description says: "Applies and creates IPS and BPS patches."
Posted by: MinecraftPro297 -
I don't know why people stopped making ppf patches for SM64 hacks. I try to patch an IPS patch to a CLEAN UNEXTENDED USA sm64 rom (what any tutorial says) and it says "this patch is not intended for this ROM"

Maybe I missed something but I can't play these hack for now...

EDIT : I found the solution, that's just because my rom wasn't a good dump while it was clean, I noticed that it didn't had a [!] next to it's name. Now it worked ! I let my message in case of people are in the same situation as me...
Posted by: luigi1995 -
That'd be the joke (kind of like the GNU's image manipulation program, Gimp.)
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
Tell me how to pronounce Flbps without sounding like a fart.
Posted by: Alcaro -
If you ever release a new version you should rename it to Floating BPS.
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
I cant do says i cant patch Star Road to the original SM64 rom
Posted by: MarioManZX -
IPS patches do care whether a ROM is "clean" or not, that's why BPS was set as the new standard.
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
I patch an .ips file with a .sfc file and it gives me a black screen.
Posted by: SteveGamer68 -
BPS patches don't care whether a ROM is "clean" or not.
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
Originally posted by Simifiguy
I keep getting "this patch is not intended for this ROM".

Then you most likely have a wrong rom. Make sure you're rom is clean. Maybe try and run it through this tool.
Posted by: TheBiob -
I keep getting "this patch is not intended for this ROM".
Posted by: Simifiguy -
the FLIPS (floating ips) accepts .ips and .bps patches the LIPS (lunar ips) only accepts ips, hope i helped
Posted by: SM64User -
Added Linux binary to the zip; not sure if anyone will use it, but it does no harm
Posted by: Alcaro -
With the rise of the BPS format it is absolutely essential (especially for the Linux users umoung us) to upgrade from FuSoYa's original Lunar IPS to this.
Posted by: hobbledehoy899 -
Then that's the wrong input file. Use only (U) [!], and only use the copy directly from the ROM site.
Posted by: Alcaro -
Base file: Super Mario World.smc

Patch file: SMWBackToBasics.bps

wrong input file

Posted by: CrizzRejurjitatejd -
Why are all antiviruses so terrible these days
Posted by: Alcaro -
Green Jerry
It won't because it's accepted on the database.
Posted by: Green Jerry -
Will this give me a virus? I really don't want to have to take a chance so can someone please tell me if this will give me a virus or not? thanks
Posted by: atticusv -
Rainbow Man
@ecx it can also patch BPS files
Posted by: Rainbow Man -
Try using a not-terrible antivirus
Posted by: LDA -
Final Theory
My Norton Anti-Virus keeps on deleting this and doesn't delete LIPS. This means LIPS is better because I don't have to worry about all the hassle this new program gives me.
Posted by: Final Theory -
I have a program that detects this file as possessing a Trojan virus... :(
Posted by: yoshisisland -
Starz Lol:

1) License says I'm not allowed to say no.
2) Probably not, but feel free to try. Older versions would be easier, since they're C, not C++, but I'm not sure if they're still around anywhere.

(we need a system where submission comments tell the author that something happened.)
Posted by: Alcaro -
Starz Lol
Great, but I have a couple questions:

1. Can I redistribute this as a DEB file for Ubuntu?
2. Can this be adapted to i286 MS-DOS somehow?
Posted by: Starz Lol -
Thanks, worked perfect for me after patching my Rom to make it clean.
Posted by: RiVaL_SMW -
Berkay: There's a patch with that tag too.

It's weirder.

ecx: Copypasting from the thread:

Can apply multiple patches at once. (Can't create multiple patches at once, though; make a batch file if you need that.)
Can apply and create BPS patches.
Generated IPS patches are (usually) (slightly) smaller (99.9994% on SMWCP2 1-15-13.ips) than those from LIPS. Both LIPS and Flips are fully capable of applying patches generated with the other.
Can apply and create patches through the command line. (Note that you'll get the C:\> prompt again, with Flips' output on top, if launched from cmd directly; it works fine from batch files. It's either that or flashing a console window for a tiny while when it's double clicked, and a rare bug is better than a common bug.)
Can apply a patch and run it in an emulator without forcing the user to create temporary files.
Can compile and run on any platform you want. You can get Windows or GTK+ GUIs, or a CLI-only app depending only on libc. (No plans for an OS X port; I don't have any Macs nearby, though I'll include it if someone else makes one.)
Can handle files containing characters outside the 8-bit character set (for example フローティング.ips). (But I'd bet you didn't even know LIPS can't handle that, they're rare.)
Refreshes all folder windows once file associations are claimed, instead of waiting until next reboot.
Open source, in case you care.
Despite the added features, the executable is smaller than LIPS. (Not that you have any reason to care.)

The important ones are the emulator launcher, BPS support (they're smaller than IPS, and can't be applied to wrong file), and the multi-patch support.
Posted by: Alcaro -
what's the difference between Lunar IPS and this?
Posted by: ecx -
Tags: bps, flips, ips, patcher, weird tags
Posted by: Berk -

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