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IPS File Format

International patching system binary patch file

IPS is a file extension for an International Patching System binary patch file format used by games in the past, mainly for small patches under 16MB. An IPS file can be modified by using IPS specific software utilities. IPS files have been known to be used to crack copy protection as well.


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This was last updated in August 2010
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