How to open IPS files

Did your computer fail to open an IPS file? We explain what IPS files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is an IPS file?

IPS is an acronym for Internal Patching System. Files that contain the .ips file extension usually store patch updates for ROM image game files.

The IPS files that are used by computer gaming applications may contain the models, graphics and other details that are used to update a variety of computer gaming applications. These provide users with updated and "fresh" game play experiences.

The Nintendo SNES emulator ZNES is one of the software applications that uses the IPS file format for update patches.

The IPS file format is normally only used for small game patches that contain 16MB of data or less.

IPS file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of IPS files. Remember, different programs may use IPS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

SMART Ideas ApplicationSMART Ideas ApplicationUser submitted
DaisyPictureARTISTDaisyPictureARTISTUser submitted
Imagelys Picture StylesImagelys Picture StylesUser submitted
Internet Pictures Corp. iPIX ViewerInternet Pictures Corp. iPIX ViewerUser submitted
ProjectWise InterPlot OrganizerProjectWise InterPlot OrganizerUser submitted
MicroStation PDF ComposerMicroStation PDF ComposerUser submitted
DaisypixDaisypixUser submitted
IPSwitcherIPSwitcherUser submitted
InterPlot ProfessionalInterPlot ProfessionalUser submitted
Kega FusionKega FusionUser submitted
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