DDS Files Tutorial

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DDS Files Tutorial

Postby ksmiz on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:18 am

Some of the new textures are BC7 compression so you need a newer plugin for photoshop to be able to open and view them
https://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/intel-texture-works-plugin
this one worked for me and many others


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^ Click save as type drop down menu and find this^

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This is what it looks like for me. Photoshop CC 2017

You may need to do a similar process to even open these files to begin with in that case refer to the first picture and do the same but select "Open As..."

I will gladly take suggestions on other programs and edit this post as needed. I've seen a few programs that can view this type of compression but so far things like plugins for gimp I haven't found when I first went looking to figure this out.

I also hope someone will be able to tell whether or not it is possible to get the files to be previewed as a thumbnail in file explorer because idk why they are just blank thumbnails assigned to whatever program you default open them with (in this case just photoshop squares that say ps)

I've seen many people ask for this so hopefully placing it in tutorials will help stop more threads
This topic was moved from NBA 2K18 Modding by Andrew on Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:08 am.
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Re: DDS Files Tutorial

Postby ksmiz on Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:40 am

Great write up from the intel site linked at the bottom talking about compression:Understanding BCn Texture Compression Formats

Also going to add part of a table from the intel site. Compares the different BC7 choices hopefully it does not add confusion just click the one I highlighted in first post and it should work.
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Re: DDS Files Tutorial

Postby ksmiz on Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:28 am

Found an alternative from here:

Andrew wrote:I've been extracting some logo files this evening (chiefly stuff like this year's 2K Pro-Am logo), and I was having some trouble opening the DDS files. After a bit of searching around, I found this plugin for paint.net:
https://github.com/dtzxporter/FileTypeDDS

With that installed, NBA 2K18's DDS files are opening just fine. Just thought I'd post it here in case anyone else is having issues opening them. No renaming required; just install the latest version of paint.net, make sure it isn't running while you install the DDS plugin, and then you'll be able to open the files as before.
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Re: DDS Files Tutorial

Postby headtrip on Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:52 am

thank you very much for this bro,, i really need this,,
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Re: DDS Files Tutorial

Postby headtrip on Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:45 am

how can i save the texture for courts, jersey and cyberface... what settings?
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Re: DDS Files Tutorial

Postby ksmiz on Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:29 am

headtrip wrote:how can i save the texture for courts, jersey and cyberface... what settings?


What do you mean? It's right there. Just click the one I highlighted
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