Me and Adobe recently parted ways, so I have stopped modding for a while so I can get up to speed with open source software.
Having hopped on The Gimp train, I noticed there is practically no good info out there that details how to use its DDS plugin. I've written a guide to address this problem while using The Gimp on the Windows platform (Windows 7 Ulitmate 64-bit).
The guide addresses:
- Where to install the plugin (path is on page 2)
- Explanation of the various BC / DXT formats
- RGB modes
- Creation of cube maps
- Creation of volume maps
I added info on other topics as well.
You can read, print, or download it from here, or you can download it directly from this post.
Its a WIP, and if anyone with more experience sees an error, please let me know and I'll correct it.
Uploaded version 0.2. This new version contains a few corrections and adds explanations to each of the RGB types (bit depth, with or without alphas, etc).