Tutorial: How to Use xDelta Patches

Introduction

For any releases of the Proud Life mod, I’ve decided to use xDelta patches.

These patches work by creating a comparison of what was changed between an original dumped ISO and the modded ISO, and only saving the changed bits.

Requirements

To use the mod from an xDelta patch, you’ll need:

  • A dumped ISO of the game you want to mod
    • Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life for the lesbian mod
      • md5 = 1b25d35660f163ebdc97165708b22f94
    • Harvest Moon: Another Wonderful Life for the gay mod
      • md5 = af4bc131320ca06ab198202db78f3b06
  • xDeltaUI (Windows) or MultiPatch (macOS)
  • One of the patches from the Downloads page

Applying an xDelta Patch

Applying a patch to your dumped game is fairly trivial.

1. Launch xDeltaUI or MultiPatch
2. Select your patch (.xdelta file), source file (dumped .iso file), and where you’d like to put the output (patched) file.

3. Hit the “Patch” button and voila!

Congrats! You now have a working copy of Harvest Moon: A Proud Life (or Another Proud Life)!

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