.IPS File Extension

File Type:
Internal Patching System Patch File

Having trouble opening .ips extension? Don't panic! This page explains what ips files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open ips files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is a IPS file?

Ips file extension has Internal Patching System Patch file type, which is associated with the "game files" category.

Patch file typically contains an update for a common game ROM. The latter may store models, graphics, etc. The file is often used for patches that don’t exceed 16MB in size. Users can easily edit and apply the file to games through IPS software utilities.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

ips file icon
File Type:
Internal Patching System Patch File
Game Files

How to open IPS file?

Double click the ips file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .ips extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the ips extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

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Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the ips file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open IPS files

  • Windows Windows
    • NINJA ROM patcher NINJA ROM patcher
    • Lunar IPS (LIPS) Lunar IPS (LIPS)
    • UIPS - Universal IPS create/apply utility UIPS - Universal IPS create/apply utility
    • CodeIsle IPS Peek CodeIsle IPS Peek
  • MacOS MacOS
    • TildeSoft IPS Patcher TildeSoft IPS Patcher
    • UIPS - Universal IPS create/apply utility UIPS - Universal IPS create/apply utility
  • Linux Linux
    • JIPS (Java IPS Patcher) JIPS (Java IPS Patcher)

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the ips file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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