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#1 10 years ago

Okay, a basic question for the gurus. While Paintshop Pro 8.X open the Legacy texture files? If so, can someone tell me how its done.




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#3 10 years ago

Okay, that will work. I was hoping that there was a plug-in for Paintshop for opening nad saving dds fomat but I guess not. Thanks Muldrf




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#4 10 years ago

hmm. Isn't that exactly what that is? I never used it because that's what it reads to be. I don't use Adobe or Paint Shop Pro which are listed as what it's for specifically.

That's why I posted that one and not some others that are out there. The rest are Converters that take files from one format and convert them into another.

Just a note though. Moonraker once said he found that Nvidia's Commandline tool gave better results than the Plugin. Either it worked better or was just simpler to work with I don't know. I don't have a link available for that. I think it came directly from Nvidia's website. I don't do model work so I rarely have use for such things. I'm also not sure if it's a 2 way converter, but there are 2 way converters out there.




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#5 10 years ago

There is no direct way to open dds files in PaintShop Pro. No plug-ins exist that will allow you to do it. You can use most Photoshop plug-ins with it, but not this one. I've used PaintShop Pro for years as my primary graphics editor and have never seen a dds plug-in that will work. You either have to find a way to convert it or use Photoshop. This plug-in is a nVidia proprietary tool that is only usable in a very few programs. IrfanView will allow you to view dds files, but not save or alter them. Otherwise you'll just need to use the converter listed below. BTW, changing the extension won't work, it's a completely different format.




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#6 10 years ago

Haven't tried it yet but I ran across some instructions for how to get the plug-ins to work in Paint Shop Pro.




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#7 10 years ago

I'll take a look, but I'm skeptical. Usually you just have to put the Photoshop plug-ins in PaintShop Pro's plug-in directory or guide it to where they are. I've not been able to get the dds plug-in to work though. I might have done something wrong, I'll check it out.