Originally posted by Noivern
In addition, when you patch a .bps with FLIPS, it throws an error if you try to patch the wrong base ROM.
This is the main reason for this site.
Lots of non-tech savvy people want to play SMW hacks or make simple hacks. The site gets (used to get?) tons and tons and tons of questions ultimately stemming from patching to unclean and/or unheadered ROMs, and .bps gives them a useful error as opposed to a broken and unusable ROM.