IPS File

What are IPS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening an IPS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is an IPS file?

IPS files have multiple uses, and International Patching System Patch is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.

International Patching System Patch File

IPS is an acronym for International Patching System, a standard for providing patch updates for ROM image game files. The IPS files may contain the models, graphics, and other details that are used to update a variety of computer gaming applications.

The Nintendo SNES emulator ZNES is one software application that uses the IPS file format for update patches. The IPS file format is normally only used for small game patches.

How to open IPS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the IPS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your IPS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested ten different IPS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: December 19, 2022

More file formats using the IPS extension

Through our research of IPS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • Image Analyst MKII Pipeline File

Various apps that use files with this extension

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
ips XPips XPUser submitted

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