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DDS textures not showing

Postby McDonaldsHamburgers » Thu May 09, 2019 11:55 pm

Hey everyone,

I've downloaded a few airplanes with DDS type texture files, and none of them are able to be displayed - all the DDS textures are transparent. BMP textures are fine. Has anyone had this problem before? Do I need some different Windows drivers or something to display DDS files?


My system information is below:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ASUS
System Model All Series
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU All
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1707, 12/13/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.17134.619"
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 32.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 31.7 GB
Available Physical Memory 25.6 GB
Total Virtual Memory 63.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 57.6 GB
Page File Space 32.0 GB
Page File E:\pagefile.sys
Kernel DMA Protection Off
Virtualization-based security Not enabled
Device Encryption Support Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, Disabled by policy, TPM is not usable
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
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Re: DDS textures not showing

Postby Dave T » Fri May 10, 2019 4:32 am

Is the DX10 preview box checked?
If it is uncheck it and see if the aircraft displays properly, the XF91 displays correctly for me with dx10 preview unchecked. FSX aircraft use dds textures as default.
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Re: DDS textures not showing

Postby DaveHagen » Fri May 10, 2019 4:32 am

No, I don't have the problem, and mine are not transparent. But do you have If yes, can you check if it is upside down? If it isn't you should turn it, and look if it is still like that, my folder of the F-18 looks like this: Image and how it looks like to me: Image Does that of you looks identical? I have a 64-bits windows 7
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Re: DDS textures not showing

Postby McDonaldsHamburgers » Fri May 10, 2019 8:55 am

Thanks guys! You solved my problem indirectly :-) I started looking into the points you mentioned, and one thing lead to another and to another... which finally lead me to installing Service Pack 1 and 2. These service packs fixed the problem.

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