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Mod Acronyms...WTF?

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some texture format based and 3D model stuff used in mod descriptions:


dds - directdraw surface texure

dx9(10, 11 12) also DirectX9 or Direct3D9 including API (Applictaion Programming Interfaces)

DXT1 to 5 - Older Texture Compression Formats supported by dx9

BC(1 to x) block compression - used since dx10

BC7 - it requires dx11, a newer popular high res compression format

nif - netimmerse 3d model file. used also for bethesda gamebryo based 3d models

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