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.DDS File Help?

Postby sakeeb » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:02 am

I'm trying to make some skins for MW2 with GIMP. I have the dds plug-in installed and everything but when I open it up in GIMP it looks like this:
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but I want it to look like this
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so I can edit it.


^^This is how it looks like in Photoshop, but i can't open dds files in Photoshop since it crashes every time i try to open it.

is the dds file.
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Arzoroc » Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:47 pm

Can you upload the dds file here? This may help us determine the problem.
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Quick fix atempt: Try to uninstall the plug-in, then re install and see if that helps
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Arzoroc » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:59 pm

I thought that the dds contains of many layers and most of them are hidden.. but I havent installed the dds plugin so I can't check atm.
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:30 pm

If you would care to link to the plugin, i would care to check it out!
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby sakeeb » Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:09 am

Maffe811 wrote:If you would care to link to the plugin, i would care to check it out!

you go.
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:34 pm

Okay...
Ehm...
1. Ignore the fact that it sais 64-bit, it doesnt work with my 64-bit so if you have 32, try it!
http://www.aljacom.com/~gimp/gimp-dds-2.0.9-64bits.zip

2. Do you got a 64-bit or 32-bit OS ?

3. I don't know...
I wouldn't used this plugins after all the errors messages pepole has posted over everywhere.

Wouldnt open, wouldnt save, didnt do this, didnt do that.
If you really need this i can dig some more, if not, try another solution or plugin or contact the pepole who made it!
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Rod » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:06 pm

Open it with Irfanview or try this for Photo Shop.
http://developer.nvidia.com/nvidia-text ... -photoshop
You will also need the latest Microsoft Directx 3-D drivers (9.0)

Once you do that drag the dds file into PS and you will see this
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:18 pm

Rod wrote:Open it with Irfanview....
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Once you do that drag the dds file into PS and you will see this...


In theory you could drag it to gimp ? Or am i missing something ?
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Rod » Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:46 pm

Gimp doesn't handle the layers in a DDs properly.Even if you open it as layers or as a DDS file via the drop down, it will show only one layer.The rest will be transparent.Irfanview really doesn't do that well of a job opening them either.If you have Photo Shop the best way is to open them with the plugin scripts i provided. :)
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:27 pm

Okay! Then thats settled! :P
Basicly, use PS for this.
If you really need to use gimp, you can probably find a genius way to do it! :P

Good luck! :P
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby sakeeb » Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:05 pm

Thanks for the help!
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Rod » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:56 am

Any time. :)
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Re: .DDS File Help?

Postby Maffe811 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:13 am

No problem
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