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Downloads of v 1.03:


Last Update:

17 Mar 2022

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • FuSoYa


lunar-ips lunarips lunar ips patching snestool snes-tool

LunarIPS Patching Utility

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1.03 | Updated: 17 Mar 2022



Downloads of v 1.03:



Software Author(s):

  • FuSoYa

LunarIPS Patching Utility 1.03

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install LunarIPS Patching Utility, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade LunarIPS Patching Utility, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall LunarIPS Patching Utility, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade lunar-ips -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade lunar-ips -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install lunar-ips
    name: lunar-ips
    version: '1.03'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'lunar-ips' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.03'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller lunar-ips
    Name     = "lunar-ips"
    Version  = "1.03"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'lunar-ips':
  ensure   => '1.03',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 17 Mar 2022.


FuSoYa is not affiliated with this package in any way, so do not reach out to them for issues with this package. Likewise, problems with the LunarIPS software itself should not be reported to this package's Github issue tracker.

Please check the Software Site or installed README.txt for Lunar IPS information and how you can report issues with the software.


Lunar IPS (LIPS) is intended as an easy to use, lightweight IPS patch utility for windows to replace the SNESTool DOS program. It can both create and apply IPS patches.

As far as features go, LIPS has:
- IPS patch creation/application support.
- full RLE encoding/decoding support.
- file expanding/truncating support.
- the IPS encoder creates files that are the same size or smaller than files created with SNESTool.
- the IPS encoder avoids the rare "0x454F46 (EOF) offset bug" that SNESTool's IPS encoder has.
- logging feature for applying IPS patches (ROMFileName.log).
- registers the ".IPS" file type so that you can just double click on an IPS file and choose the file to apply it to for convenience.
- support for patching files up to 16 MB in size, which is the limit of the IPS format. The files can technically be larger than that, but the IPS format cannot record changes beyond the 16 MB mark due to 24-bit addressing. The IPS file itself can be any size.

Note that the logging and file registration options are saved to the registry.

#Requires -Version 4.0

function Confirm-Administrator {
    [Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal]$me = [Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()
    $me.IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] "Administrator")

function New-StartMenuShortcut {
        [ValidateSet('Machine', 'CurrentUser')]
        [string]$ShortcutScope = 'Machine',
        [ValidateSet('Default', 'Maximimed', 'Minimized')]
        [string]$WindowStyle = 'Default',

    # Get the appdata folder to use based on machine or current user scope
    $useAppData = switch ( $ShortcutScope ) {
        'Machine' {

        'CurrentUser' {

        default {
            throw 'Invalid ShortcutScope'

    # Shortcut folder path and name 
    $lnkFolder = "$useAppData/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Lunar IPS"
    $lnkName = "$Name.lnk"
    $lnkFullPath = "$lnkFolder/$lnkName"

    if( Test-Path $lnkFullPath -PathType Leaf ) {
        Write-Warning "Shortcut already exists at '$lnkFullPath'. Removing before creating new shortcut."
        Remove-Item -Force $lnkFullPath

    # Determine correct WindowStyle Value
    # 1 is Default
    # 3 is Minimized
    # 7 is Maximized
    # This was an enum but community packages must be 4.0 compliant
    $useWindowStyle = switch( $WindowStyle ) {
        'Default' { 1; break }
        'Minimized' { 3; break }
        'Maximized' { 7; break }
        default { throw 'Unknown WindowStyle specified' }

    # For some reason the Windows Scripting Host remains the only way to create
    # .lnk files outside of the Win32 API 
    $shell = New-Object -ComObject 'WScript.Shell'

    if ( !( Test-Path $lnkFolder -PathType Container ) ) {
        Write-Warning "Creating folder for Start Menu shortcuts at '$lnkFolder'"
        mkdir $lnkFolder -Force -EA Stop | Out-Null
    $lnk = $Shell.CreateShortcut($lnkFullPath)

    $lnk.TargetPath = $Path
    $lnk.Arguments = $Arguments
    $lnk.WorkingDirectory = $WorkingDirectory
    $lnk.WindowStyle = $useWindowStyle
    $lnk.IconLocation = $IconLocation
    $lnk.Description = $Description
tools\LunarIPS\x64\Lunar IPS.exe.ignore
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

# We need to remove the manually generated shim for the 64-bit version
Uninstall-BinFile 'Lunar IPS (64-bit)'

# Remove the start menu shortcuts
$env:AppData | Foreach-Object {
  if ( Test-Path -PathType 'Container' ( $removePath = "$_/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Lunar IPS" ) ) {
    Write-Host "Removing Start Menu shortcuts from '$removePath'"
    try {
      Remove-Item -Recurse -Force $removePath -EA Stop
    catch {
      # A warning is sufficient in case the user installed as admin and removed as non-admin, or vice versa
      Write-Warning "Unable to remove Start Menu shortcuts from '$removePath': $_"
$pp = Get-PackageParameters

# Get the specified language from package params, if provided
# Otherwise, defaulting to english
$langParam = if ( $pp['Language'] ) {
else {
  Write-Warning 'No language was provided via package parameters, defaulting to English'

Write-Host "Installing the $langParam version of Lunar IPS"

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
$toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
$unzipLocation = "$toolsDir/LunarIPS"

Import-Module "$toolsDir/LunarIPSInstallerHelper.psm1"

# URL is the same with a lang-specific zip archive
# 64-bit exe is in the same archive. Will do some magic around this later.
# Calculated checksum is SHA-512
$filename, $checksum = switch( $langParam ) {
  'English' { '', '39fe9614d9f4a2793f778a0c41eeda1681a953ef9b6cc4a41c2ce518dc55465e1257ee7b97d7ff005770468ef31a9f0a8b2c58fb36a61fcc3faab3b8f23a636d'; break }
  'Croatian' { '', '46e9279f2cd329e7c5f07f44fffc58273e71b11b58c9356699b48c1452acb7e7da4b2ddc6ca5eb364e4a080c57714a50c60c7fc28c730271e691ad4b0ab0443c'; break }
  'Dutch' { '', 'bae670232e0ab45f9bbd992f08932d2719fe24ee8685e21e371b6905862947b6cf05ed9bb903d95bf5f4d6a297cbe5faa794beb6e2ec4ce4fa27a28ca272dfe3'; break }
  'German' { '', 'fd807ec3b529d27eea476a0bc39ac7711366e893c9364d33125f6a726129b91d099247f49d87988d0141f5ea1daecd43619ec0b000365d266a2ca0431a795afb'; break }
  'Portuguese' { '', 'f7586a37418484ad055a21c2ab5c2935a222d452d47056516e2531b468c13590ec349e104a6d6c41f9e1621c87d2e2d3b056ef5209c83d1682a52a7c5b6bf5d1'; break }
  'Spanish' { '', '005e0d05795f26a4fa7a1facf33f8036f8a5ae3c49a2dfe84e46592b35653b90f254ac40b36015e1e154319b1f7221b74b0c3a422556c7c2c68835439039f49b'; break }
  'Swedish' { '', '8b2929c3c920529f49b6167c36b670587c33b2c98a009ce0ef146c33a754583668af7f834183db9c9e9ea83024d9eef20ab5ea52ef40e87c08dd71bb90d56831'; break }

  default { throw 'Specified language must be one of the following: English, Croatian, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swedish'; break }

$url = "$filename"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $unzipLocation
  url           = $url
  checksum      = $checksum
  checksumType  = 'sha512'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

# 64-bit shim blocked by .ignore files
# Create it manually because it has the same name as the 32-bit exe
$32path = "$unzipLocation/Lunar IPS.exe"
$64path = "$unzipLocation/x64/Lunar IPS.exe"
Install-BinFile 'Lunar IPS (64-bit)' -Path $64path -UseStart

# If admin, create all users icons, otherwise just for the current user
$shortcutScope = if ( Confirm-Administrator ) { 'Machine' } else { 'CurrentUser' }

# Create arguments hashtable and create 32-bit menu item
try {
  $newSMShortcutArgs = @{
    ShortcutScope = $shortcutScope
    Name          = 'Lunar IPS (32-Bit)'
    Path          = $32path
    IconLocation  = "$32path, 0" -replace '/', '\\'
    Description   = 'Lunar IPS Patching Tool by FuSoYa (32-bit)'
  Write-Host 'Creating 32-bit Start Menu shortcut'
  New-StartMenuShortcut @newSMShortcutArgs
catch {
  Write-Error $_
  Write-Warning 'The above error is non-fatal, but the Start Menu shortcut failed to be created.'

try {
  $newSMShortcutArgs.Name = 'Lunar IPS (64-bit)'
  $newSMShortcutArgs.Path = $64path
  $newSMShortcutArgs.IconLocation = "$64path, 0" -replace '/', '\\'
  $newSMShortcutArgs.Description = 'Lunar IPS Patching Tool by FuSoYa (64-bit)'

  Write-Host 'Creating 64-bit Start Menu shortcut'
  New-StartMenuShortcut @newSMShortcutArgs
catch {
  Write-Error $_
  Write-Warning 'The above error is non-fatal, but the Start Menu shortcut failed to be created.'

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status

Release notes can be found on FuSoYa's Niche news page, or in the readme provided with the LunarIPS software itself.

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