An ups file extension is related to the VisualBoyAdvance emulator. An ups file contains UPS patch.

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the UPS file extension!

ups - Microsoft Works data

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UPS file extension - VisualBoyAdvance UPS patch

What is ups file? How to open ups files?

File type specification:

Emulator file type icon Emulator file type

Game file type icon Game file type

The ups file extension is associated with the VisualBoyAdvance, an emulator of Gameboy and Gameboy Advance handheld consoles, available for various platforms.

The ups file contains the UPS patch for the game ROM.

What is the UPS file?

Patch for game ROMs containing graphics, models, or other data. UPS file is used for small and large patches. Various UPS tools can be used to modify games.

The UPS patch format is a direct replacement of the IPS format. The difficulty of implementing it is equal to that of IPS.

Advantages of UPS file format

  • Infinite file sizes. It supports larger file sizes and is not limited to 16MB as with IPS format.
  • Automatic bi-directional patching. The same patch can both patch and unpatch a game.
  • CRC32 checksums on the original,  modified, and patch files guarantee patches will not apply to the incorrect files.
  • Windows and Linux GUI patchers.
  • UPS is public domain.

Updated: February 23, 2023

The default software associated to open ups file:

VisualBoyAdvance picture or screenshot

VisualBoyAdvance  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

VisualBoyAdvance (VBA) is an emulator for Nintendo’s Game Boy, Color and Advance, handheld game consoles. VBA now has versions for Windows, Linux and Mac.

MultiPatch picture or screenshot

MultiPatch  Apple macOS / Mac OS X software

MultiPatch allows you to apply IPS, UPS, PPF, XDelta, BSDiff, or BPS patches to files. You can also create IPS, UPS, XDelta, BSDiff or BPS patches.

Tsukuyomi UPS picture or screenshot

Tsukuyomi UPS  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:

UPS game ROM patching utility.

Help how to open:

UPS file is not meant to be accessed by the user. Use available patch utilities.

How to convert:

UPS patch file cannot be converted to anything else. There is no UPS converter.

List of software applications associated to the .ups file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open ups file, edit ups file, convert ups file, view ups file, play ups file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting ups files.

Software that open ups file - VisualBoyAdvance UPS patch

Programs supporting the exension ups on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about MultiPatch for open ups file action.

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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