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Help Thread: How To Patch

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How to Apply a Patch to a ROM
(How to Play a Hack)

In general, you will need the following:
  • A patch of the hack you want to play (typically found in the hack's thread, in .ips or .ups format)
  • The ROM the hack you want to play is based on (.gbc/.gba files - don't ask where to get these)
  • An emulator, to play the hack (configured so that its save type is Flash 128 KB)
  • A patching tool, to apply the patch to the ROM

The types of emulators and patching tools you will need depends on the platform you are using. Therefore, instructions for each platform will be provided in the spoilers below:

Windows Computers

Apple Computers

Android Mobile Devices

Apple Mobile Devices

If you are still having problems, please feel free to head over to the Patching & Emulation Help Thread, where someone is likely to be able to point you in the right direction.
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