It's supposed to be: put ROM in folder, put IPS file (translation file) in same folder, run, finished.
That's not happening.
I've spent 5 hours already trying to get this to work, and nothing is working, and the problems are getting more nonsensical as I go.
There's perhaps an additional step where I'm supposed to remove the header from the ROM. I tried that according to the instructions in this guide https://fantasyanime.com/patching#auto-patching . Still didn't work, although I'm pretty sure I'm not even supposed to have to do that since my ROM was already exactly 4MB (not sure why that number, but I've seen that info in multiple places). After I removed the header a screen popped up when I started the game talking about the translation credits, and the game wouldn't start.
I'm using SNES9X and I alternatively tried BSNES, BSNES seems junky and still didn't work.
There's some .UPS file that came along with one of the several different files I downloaded when I was looking for the .IPS patch file. Anyone know what this file is for?
I tried downloading the Mac version of SNES9x, and it's total junk. I can't even figure out how to change the keyboard config, so if anyone has a solution going down the Mac route, feel free to chime in.
Extra details: I'm not sure if I can use any old copy of the ROM and pair the patch with it. I have a few versions labeled with (J) and others labeled with (J)[T-Eng]. None of the patch guides make mention of what these are. Can someone shed some light on this?
edit: ok, so I tried different (J) version of the ROM I downloaded and it eventually worked. I have no idea why the others didn't work, but that was the problem