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Offline Malkav

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DDS plugin?
« on: September 10, 2017, 04:07:52 PM »
I need help. Some time ago I have reinstalled my OS and now I can't find the dds plugin for gimp anymore.
Or is there another free graphics program that supports the dds format?


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Offline Wesp5

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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 08:25:17 PM »
If you are on windows I recommend paint.net!

Offline Psycho-A

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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 06:32:49 PM »
Bloodlines SDK have DDS and VTF plugins for Photoshop and Paint.net which auto-installed on first SDK launch.
And yes - if you're using DDS for creating textures for VTMB, then it's outdated and bad method since SDK have its own converters from any image format. They use menu launch method and Windows context menu items.
« Last Edit: September 12, 2017, 06:35:15 PM by Psycho-A »

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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 09:17:25 AM »
I think your idea is very good.

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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2017, 10:13:49 AM »
Paint.net has a built in DDS plugin I believe, but it's not as effective as GIMP, at least in my perspective as far as the actual texturing goes. I was forced to use paint.net temporarily when GIMP started crashing at program launch on an old computer, and you couldn't get as much done with it, even if it is a little more stable. I have the DDS plugin for GIMP so if you'd like, I can send it to you in an attachment and you would only need to install it in Users/gimp.2.8.

Alternatively, you could work with both simultaneously by texturing an image in GIMP, then converting it in paint.net which should do just fine, even if it's a little less convenient.

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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 08:12:42 AM »
Thanks for the offer, FleshArtist. Please send it.
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Re: DDS plugin?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:22:25 AM »
No problem, check your messages, Malkav.

 

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