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Patching Utilities: (From Romhacking.net)

  • Lunar IPS (Windows) – For applying IPS Patches
  • UIPS (Mac OS X) – For applying IPS Patches
  • XDelta GUI (Windows) – For applying XDELTA Patches
  • Multipatch (Mac OS X) – For applying IPS, XDELTA Patches


Hacking Utilities:

Advance Wars 4 (AwDoR) Balance Patch by Gippy

Base Game: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (U)
Release Date: 3rd May 2020
Version 1.1: Download (XDELTA Format)
Short Description: This patch does 3 things:

  • Balance the COs. As well, all English information screens are re-worded to reflect the stat changes.
  • Adds a turn timer of approximately 5 minutes. (The exact timer is 4:58.65 due to coding quirkiness.) This should be plenty of time for remote desktop play.
  • Cracks Nintendo’s SSL authentication protection, allowing the game to connect to altwfc servers. Note that there still isn’t an emulator that can reliably do wi-fi play for everyone, thus this is currently only good for those with DS flashcarts.
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Advance Wars Balance (AW1) by Kartal

Base Game: Advance Wars 1 (U, 1.0)
Release Date: 23rd July 2022
Version 1.0: Download (IPS Format)
Forum Thread: View
Short Description: I tried my hands at balancing the AW1 COs.
The CO profiles detail the Power Bar length and stat changes (in AW2 defense format).

The game defines firepower and defense differently than its sequels.
Defense is damage taken, aka +10% defense = 90% damage taken. Each unit can have individual values to damage dealt and taken, and there’s a universal value pair for the whole army. The universal values are usually 110% damage dealt and 90% damage taken during Power. For COs with unite boosts/weaknesses, these add up. E.g. Max has 170% on his direct combat units. With 110% universal damage on top it adds up to 187%. Drake’s 80% air units become 88%.

COs which werern’t changed:
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Advance Wars Story (AW2) by PlatinumSkink

Base Game: Advance Wars 2 (U)
Release Date: 14th January 2022
Version 1.82: Download (IPS Format)
Forum Thread: View
Short Description: This here is Advance Wars 2: A Story. It is made primarily because I had a story in mind and I wanted to make it into an actual game, but along the way I made a whole slew of changes to both COs and Units in ways that make sense to me.

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Christmas Map Pack 2022 (AW2) by Kartal

Base Game: Advance Wars 2 (U)

  • File/ROM SHA-1: 14DD0B22C894865867AFF89E8116B2DFFAE25605
  • File/ROM CRC32: 5AD0E571

Release Date: 18th December 2022
Version 1.1: Download (IPS Format)
Forum Thread: View
Short Description: This Christmas map pack features reworked/reimagined/AI improved/harder (at least 1 of those apply) versions of Advance Wars 2 maps, and Advance Wars 1’s The Final Battle map with Advance Wars 2 COs selectable (each having a custom pre-deployed army).

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Language Lockout Disabler (AW4) by Xenesis

Base Game: Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (U)
Release Date: 15th November 2012
Version 1.0: Download (XDELTA Format)
Forum Thread: View
Short Description: Enables all Languages in the US version of the game that would normally be disabled by a software lock. Allows the game’s Japanese, German and Italian translations to be used by setting your NDS Region to that language.
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