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Simple dds viewer plugin



I have written a viewer plugin using the FreeImage Lib ( <-- Note: You don't have to download FreeImage itself and the FreeImage.dll won't do anything within Opus. See below for the plugin Zip.

Currently it is just a very simple viewer. Only the major formats (DXT1, DXT3, DXT5 and the RGB(A) formats) are supported; palette formats and more esoteric formats like floating point and v8u8 are ignored. Neither Mipmaps nor Alpha Channels can be displayed and it can't be configured. But at least it's better than nothing :laughing:

It can be downloaded at

DDS Viewer Plugin?

Thanks a lot, it will prove useful for my Oblivion textures :slight_smile:


There's a recompile for X64. It's in the same Zip.


There seems to have been a change in the DDS format. This plugin now loads most, if not all, DDS files as a fully-black canvas. It'd be nice to have this fixed.


This plugin may break in a future version of Opus if we remove the non-Unicode API.

If you find the plugin isn't working, try this alternative one which can handle the same format (although I don't know if it is the same, or better or worse at this particular format) and uses the Unicode API:

If you have problems, let us know.