Pokemon Fire Red Rom .ips Patch

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Since the ROM info was for the headered version I assumed the hack. Lunar IPS is intended as an easy to use, lightweight IPS patch utility for Windows to replace. Feb 11, 2004 - Pokemon Fire Red (J).gba Rom inside zip. Pokemon Fire Red (J).ips Patch file. Edit:- just had a lil try of the IPS and well it translates very. If you wanna apply this to a 32MB hack rom, apply the ROM hack ips to the pokemon. Here is an ips patch for pokemon fire red U. Fixes for all GBA Pokemon.

Written By /u/BHLHB3 and /u/browniebiznatch

Translated to wiki by /u/Karmic_Backlash

Generally speaking a ROM hack is any modification to a videogame’s ROM, ROM is just another way of saying a game’s code. Hacks can be as simple as a translation of a foreign game or as complicated as adding new levels, features, and characters.In the context of Pokémon ROM hacks usually try and improve the repetitive Pokémon formula by adding new storylines, locations, features, and occasionally Pokémon.How do I play a ROM hack?

Due to copyright issues, instead of distributing hacked ROMs the changes are compiled into a file known as a patch. Using the patch file these changes can be applied to the ROM that that the hack was designed for to produce a complete hacked ROM.

The ROM that the patch is meant to be applied to is known as a ROM base. Pokémon games are released across several regions Japan, Europe, and America all of which have slightly different ROMs. Occasionally a region will have two slightly different ROMs released there. Patching a the wrong version of the ROM, even if it’s still the right game, will produce glitches and errors. Typically hacks will require you to patch a ROM of the game from the United States, these can be identified by a (U).

Fire Red/Leaf Green

There are two different versions of the Fire Red/Leaf Green (U) ROM. v1.0 and v1.1. The two versions are distinguishable at the title screen when the ‘Game Freak’ logo appears. In v1.1 ‘Presents’ appears under the Game Freak logo. In v1.0 the logo appears by itself. ROM hacks typically use v1.0 as a base.


Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire have three versions. v1.0, v1.1, and v1.2. There is no easy way to distinguish between the three releases however patching the wrong version will produce a white screen error. As with Pokémon Fire Red ROM hacks typically use v1.0 as a base.

So you’ve checked out our Hackdex and have found a hack you want to play. For the sake of this example let’s say you want to play Pokémon Light Platinum. The first thing you should do is check using the Hackdex the ROM base the hack uses, in the case of Pokémon Light Platinum Ruby 1.0 (U).

Next download the patch download the patch from the Community DropBox, using a link in the Hackdex if it’s available. If not, navigate through the folders Patches > Your ROM Base > Your Hack to find the patching files -- in our example you’d navigate through Patches > Ruby base > Pokémon Light Platinum.

The patch files will be in one of six forms. GBA, GBC, or GB patches will either be in the form of an .ips file (the most common), an .aps file, or an .ups file. Nintendo DS patches will be in the form of a xDelta .dat or .delta file. GBA, GBC, GB, or NDS patches might also be in the form of a .zip archive if the patch comes with extra information such a readme, changelog, or walkthrough.

If the patch does come in an archive use extraction software such as 7-Zip to extract the files to determine which extension your patch file is. In our example, the patch is an .ips file, the most common type of patch. Now you have to patch the ROM!How to patch ROMs on Windows step-by-step:

.ips patches

Download Lunar IPS from the the Community DropBox.

  1. The file you downloaded will be a .zip file. Extract that using your choice of extraction software. If you do not have any, we recommend 7-Zip.

  2. Two files should have extracted from the .zip file: Lunar IPS.exe and readme.txt

  3. Move the Lunar IPS.exe to somewhere you won’t delete it.

  4. Double-click on Lunar IPS.exe to open it.

  5. There will be three buttons and two check-boxes. Make sure that ‘Register File Type’ is checked and that ‘Create a log file’ is not checked.

  6. Click on ‘Apply Patch’ and navigate to the directory where the .ips patch file is stored using the explorer that appears.

  7. A new explorer window will appear. Now navigate to the directory where the ROM you need to patch is stored. To find out what ROM you need consult the ROM descriptions guide that can be found here.

  8. A window should appear confirming that ‘The file was successfully patched’.

How to patch ROMs on OSX step-by-step

.ips, .ups, .delta and .dat patches

  1. Download MultiPatch from the community DropBox.

  2. The file you downloaded will be a .zip file. Extract it using the native extraction capability in OSX.

  3. Run the application.

  4. There should be three browse buttons.

  5. One should be labelled 'Location of patch file'. Use this browse button to select the .ips, patch file.

  6. One should be labelled 'Location of file to patch'. Use this browse button to select the .gba ROM for you to patch.

  7. The final button should be labelled 'Save patched file as'. Use this browse button to select the location you want the patched file to save.

  8. Apply the patch.

  9. A message should appear confirming patching is complete.

So you’ve got a patched ROM, great! Now you have to have some form of emulator to play it on.

Pokémon ROM GB, GBC, and GBA ROM hacks can be played on a variety of devices. The most popular is the PC but PSPs, iOS, Android, and OS X devices can play GB, GBC, GBA, and NDS ROMs too. My personal favourite is emulating the ROMs on the hardware itself using flash carts. NDS emulation is more difficult but can be achieved with a high rate of compatibility on most modern devices and most effectively natively on a DS flash cart.

Pick whichever device you feel comfortable with and then load up your ROM and start playing, there are some guides below to help you get started with some popular emulators. If you encounter any issues there are troubleshooting tips at the bottom of the guide.


Visual Boy Advance M (PC)

Visual Boy Advance was probably the most commonly used Windows Gameboy Advance emulator. However, the original developer stopped working on it long ago. It has since become open source and we recommend that you use one of the versions that is still being worked on. This version is called VBA-M

It has great compatibility with all Game Boy Advance games and has more features than you’ll ever need. It also has the great advantage of being backwards compatible with Gameboy and Gameboy Color games so you can play your Generation I and II ROM hacks with the same program.

Visual Boy Advance-M Step-by-Step

  1. Download VBA-M

  2. The file you have downloaded should be a .zip file. Extract its contents using your choice of software, if you don’t have any we recommend 7-Zip.

  3. There should be four files inside the archive. NEWS and COPYING files, which can be deleted, and a README-win.txt and VisualBoyAdvance-M.exe

  4. Move the readme and VisualBoyAdvance to a location where you won’t delete them

  5. Open up VisualBoyAdvanceM.exe

  6. Go to the options menu > Emulator > Associate. and select .gba, .gbc, and .gb

  7. Go to the options menu > Emulator and select Real Time Clock so that it is checked and go to the options menu > Emulator > Save Type and select Flash 128KB so that it is checked

  8. Go to File > Open and browse to the ROM you want to load

  9. Play!

OpenEmu (OS X)

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GBA Emulation on an Android Device

There are two Gameboy Advance emulators for Android. The inactive popular free Gameboid app, which cannot be downloaded from the Google Play store, and the paid-only VGBAnext app which can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Both have very different approaches -- to use Gameboid you’ll need to locate a gba_bios.bin file but to use VGBAnext you won’t. VGBAnext overlays the control scheme over the game, Gameboid doesn’t. Gameboid supports hardware buttons, VGBAnext doesn’t. You get the idea, both are very different emulators -- I run both on my phone. The most important distinction between the two is that Gameboid cannot play hacked Pokémon Ruby games. It happily plays any patched Fire Red games but will not load any Pokémon Ruby games once they’ve been patched. VGBAnext handles both fine.

Here we’ll cover Gameboid as VGBAnext is fairly self explanatory and the more expensive option.

Gameboid Step-by-Step

  1. Since Gameboid cannot be downloaded from the Google Play store you’ll have to prepare your device to accept .apk files from locations other than the android store. To do this navigate into your phone settings and find the option, most either under security or application settings, called ‘Unknown Sources - Allow installation of non-market apps’ and check the tick-box. and accept the prompt.

  2. Download gameboid.apk. If you downloaded it through your computer transfer it across to your phone’s SD card

  3. Navigate to where you saved the .apk file to. If you don’t have a file manager installed on your phone I recommend OI FIle Manager

  4. Open up the .apk and install Gameboid

  5. When Gameboid is open you’ll be prompted to locate gba_bios.bin. Extract it and copy it transfer it to your phone’s SD card.

  6. Locate the file using Gameboid.

  7. You’ll then be asked to locate your .gba file to play

Emulation on a PSP

This guide assumes you are updated to 6.60 and are running the PRO-B10 custom firmware. If you’re not, there’s a great guide on how to do that on the /r/PSP subreddit.


The emulator we’ll be running is gpSP-J, a Japanese maintained emulator that has a ton of great features. The ones we’ll be interested in mainly are great compatibility with Pokémon games, real-time clock, savestates, screen capture, and mappable buttons.

gpSP-J Step-by-Step

  1. Download gpSP-J version 120512 from Filetrip

  2. The file you have downloaded should be a .zip file. Extract its contents using your choice of software, if you don’t have any we recommend 7-Zip.

  3. One of the folders you extracted should be named ‘PSP’

  4. Copy the folder to the root of your PSP’s memory card and overwrite any files if prompted.

  5. Using Google find a “gba_bios.bin” file, extract it, and copy it to your gpSP-J folder which can be found at X:PSPGAMEgpSP-J

  6. Copy across any ROMs to your ROM folder which can be found at: /PSP/GAME/gpSP-J/roms

  7. Boot up your PSP and navigate using the XMB to the ‘Game’ category and open up your memory stick.

  8. Here gpSP-J should appear as a Game Boy Advance logo with a Japanese flag in the bottom right. It’ll be named ‘gameplaySP -’ followed by some Japanese characters

  9. Press X to run the emulator

  10. You may see the this screen. Dismiss this screen by pressing any button

  11. You should then see this screen. If you don’t this means you either do not have a .gba ROM in your roms folder or have a incorrect copy of the gba_bios.bin

  12. Press X to bring you to the emulator options menu. It’ll appear rather intimidating but don’t panic, there is an english language version!

  13. Scroll down to the fifth menu item (shown above) and press O to enter the next menu. You’ll notice that gpSP-J’s controls are the opposite of the usual on the PSP where X is forwards/accept and O is back/decline. This is because the gpSP-J copies the GBA button layout which has the ‘A’ (O) button on the right and the ‘B’ (X) button on the left.

  14. The menu that appears should look like this

  15. Scroll down to the second to last option and move the control-pad to the right so that english text appears at the bottom (as shown above)

  16. Exit out of gpSP-J either by pressing X and then scrolling down to the last menu item and pressing O or by turning your PSP off and on again

  17. Open gpSP-J again through the XMB as before and now gpSP-J should be in english


To emulate GB and GBC we’ll be running RIN, a combined Gameboy and Gameboy Colour emulator.

  1. Download RIM v1.32 RM from Filetrip

  2. The file you have downloaded should be a .zip file. Extract its contents using your choice of software, if you don’t have any we recommend 7-Zip.

  3. Delete all the files and folders apart from RIN_1_32_RM

  4. Copy this folder to your PSP at: X:PSPGAME

  5. Copy across any ROMs to the X:PSPGAMERIN_1_32_RMroms folder

  6. Boot up your PSP and navigate using the XMB to the ‘Game’ category and open up your memory stick.

Nintendo DS

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Pokémon games can often become repetitive. Instead of using a patch to modify a Pokémon game you can use a program known as a randomiser to randomly choose which starter pokémon are available and the wild pokémon you will encounter.

Universal Pokémon Randomizer Step-by-Step

  1. Make a copy of your ROM

  2. Download the randomiser from here.

  3. The file you downloaded will be a .zip file. Extract its contents using your choice of software, if you don’t have any we recommend 7-Zip.

  4. Enter the extracted folder ‘UPRandomizer-163b.zip’ and open the file “randomizer.jar” to open up the program.

  5. Near the Top Right of the window should be a button 'Open ROM'

  6. click it.

  7. A file browser window should open up asking you to select the ROM

  8. Once you have selected the ROM, select the values you wish for starting Pokemon, held item, and wild Pokemon

  9. Once the desired values have been selected, save the ROM

  10. Open up your emulator of choice and play your randomized ROM!

To solve most common issues:

  • Make sure you are patching the right ROM base

The Hackdex lists what ROM bases most ROMs require. Patching a v1.1 or a (E) version of a ROM when it requires a v1.0 (U) ROM will cause errors. Consult this section for details

  • Make sure you are patching a clean ROM

If you are certain you’re patching the ROM file correctly, if you’re using Visual Boy Advance try the following steps:

  1. Delete any previous .sav files. Make sure you don't have the ROM loaded at this point.

  2. In Visual Boy Advance go to Options > Emulator > Save Type and select 128KB Flash

  3. Load the ROM

  4. Press Ctrl+R

If you still have any troubles, PM /u/Karmic_Backlash with your issue and a description of said issue, if they can not help you , then post your question to /r/PokemonROMhacks

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Pokemon Firered: Origins

Pokemon FireRed:Origins

After years of lurking on forums of Pokemon Romhacks I have finally decided to make one of my own that matches the specific needs I wanted. After seeing Pokemon Origins I knew that the hack I wanted was a complete FireRed Version with the addition of Mega Evolution.


All 150 1st gen pokemon catchable in Kanto.

LeafGreen and FireRed locations for all Pokemon.

All Johto Pokemon catchable in the Sevii Isles.

Evolutions from later gens available: Yanmega, Sylveon, etc.

Fairy Type

Working Mega Evolution

Mega Evolutions for Pokemon from Gens I and II

Rival, Giovanni, Sabrina, and Elite 4 all use Mega Evolution

DNS Day Night System

BW Repel System

Capture Exp Gain


Physical/Special Split


-To use Mega Evolution you must first talk to the sign on Route 1. Then you will find the Mega Keystone and several Mega Stones in Mr. Fuji's House in Lavender Town. All Mega Stones are Available for purchase in Celadon Dept. Store or on Four Island. To use Mega Evolution equip your pokemon with its Mega Stone. When selecting an attack press start to activate.

-All spawns from Leafgreen are added in. With the addition of some rare pokemon such as hitmonlee, eevee, Mr.Mime, etc.

-King's Rock, Metal Coat, etc. are now stones for evolution.

-Battle items are purchasable at Trainer Tower.

-Treasure Beach has hidden items that let you go to Navel Rock and other isles.

-You must have the keystone in your inventory to get HM04 (Needs to be changed)

Known Bugs:

-Egg has the wrong Palette in hatching scene.

-When Rival Mega Evolves the name will default to Terry in the text.

-When Opponents Mega Evolve it will say the name of the first pokemon in their party.

-Rival will try to use a Water Stone to heal Pidgeot in Silph Co. Battle.

Download link: IPS patch of course. You need your own version of vanilla Pokemon FireRed v1.0 and a patching program to use.

Content in this post might not be up to date! If so go here: http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=375230


August 9th

Fixed the Mega Evolution Battle errors. You must re-patch the new IPS to a vanilla ROM to fix the game. Your saves are still compatible.

August 10th, 2016

-TMs are now reusable. -Wild Pikachu now have a chance of holding a Light Ball. -Added the setvar script to activate Mega Evolution to the little girl in Mr. Fuji's house. This should work, however, if after talking to this girl Mega Evolution does not function properly, you must go talk to the sign on Route 1.

August 19th, 2016

-Fossils Now despawn after being taken. -Helix and Dome fossils can now be revived (after retaking the original fossils) (This might break taking both, all 151 are still available either way). -DNS System re-installed. (Emulators might not be compatible. VBA for example does not cause the flicker. MyBoy! still causes flicker in battle)(If you want to remove it, download the DNS tool. It takes one click to remove) -Mystic and Aurora Tickets now function properly. (Talk to sign on route 1 to fix) -Fat guy in Pallet Town text fixed.

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