Problem with the translation patch

#1HorithPosted 8/18/2008 6:38:09 PM
Yeah, I'm sure you've seen a lot of topics about this. Well, sorry to bug you people again with this.

Due to previous computer problems, I've had to get a replacement computer, and lost my previous emulator stuff, so I have played this before, and managed to get the patch to work before. All I did was name both the ROM and the patch the same, with .gba and .ips at the end respectively, placed them in the same folder, and it worked just fine.

However, this time around, it's not. When I don't have the .ips file in the same folder as the .gba file, it plays normally in Japanese. However, when I put the patch file in, VBA shows a white screen when I open Fire Emblem, and I can't play. Here's where I downloaded the patch, since the orignal place seems to be gone.

http://darktwilkitri.thegreatbeyond.net/dtntd_fireemblem6.php

Thanks for any help you can give me.
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#2Horith(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2008 6:50:37 PM
Oh, I should probably point out I'm using VBA 1.7.2 for Mac OSX (Leopard, if that means anything).
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#3doomsong123Posted 8/18/2008 6:56:08 PM
Macs don't support soft patching. You have to hardpatch the ROM with a program like IPSWin or LunarIPS (however, these aren't Mac-compatible as far as I know). Google "Mac compatible IPS patcher" or something to that effect.
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#4Horith(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2008 6:58:47 PM
So then how was I able to do it before? I was using a Mac then, though it was Tiger at the time.
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#5doomsong123Posted 8/18/2008 7:07:26 PM
Maybe it's a difference between Leopard and Tiger, then. I just know that you'll have to hardpatch the ROM.
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#6Horith(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2008 7:10:52 PM
Well, the only patch programs that say they're Mac compatible don't want to seem to work for me. I get either a .sit or .sitx file, and when I try to open it, TextEdit opens and gives me a load of random symbols.

Crud, so much for playing this in english again.
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#7doomsong123Posted 8/18/2008 7:33:52 PM
TC, get on AIM.
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#8Horith(Topic Creator)Posted 8/18/2008 7:40:36 PM
Trying, give me a minute. Sorry for the delay, didn't see this post until now.
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