Using NV in DXMP

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Using NV in DXMP

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Of course, NV can't be used in non-NV servers, but I could swear that I saw a solution that used the renderer to replace the original textures with the new ones, but I can not find it on here anymore. Am I crazy or is this possible?
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Re: Using NV in DXMP

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The method used by my mod, Deus Ex Nihilum, is based on Kentie's Direct3D 10 Renderer for Unreal. So essentially you have subdirectories under ...DeusEx\Textures matching the texture packs' names, type of the texture (Glass, Rock, Metal, etc.) and of course the name. They're in DDS format and with the NVIDIA Tools installed you can save textures to DDS straight away in Photoshop for example.

It can also be used to enable height/bump maps and I've already implemented it in my mod. I actually didn't know you could do it in the NVIDIA Tools, I made and saved the height maps manually. If I had time, I'd enable some kind of height/bump maps for every NV texture used by DXN (given DaveW's permission and finally having to figure out how to extract those textures to begin with) but I think that stage's just going to have to be one for the ages.

Essentially this means that you're required to use the D3D 10 renderer with DXN (or, of course, every mod that uses DDS as textures) if you want the mod to look like how it was meant to be.

Hope I helped!
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Re: Using NV in DXMP

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Very helpful, thanks!
Searching "DDS" in the New Vision forum shows some information relating to this. Looks like DaveW was going to get around to setting this up, but I guess he hasn't done that yet.

@DaveW: If you're still here, do you still have plans for this?
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Re: Using NV in DXMP

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I'd completely forgotten about it tbh. When I get around to doing it I'm going to release all the textures unpacked anyway, so I guess someone could convert them to DDS.
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