Hello , I want to repaint some airplane in FSX , but which software should I use ? I can't open file .DDS with CS3 ,so I can't repaint the airplane . Everybody help me please ! I want to do this so much . Thanks ! 😞
Search for a freeware utility called DXTBmp by Martin Wright. It will allow you to open the .dds format textures, which you can then save as a regular .bmp file for editing. Just beware that the .dds textures have been vertically flipped to work with FSX, so you will have to either edit them that way or flip them rightside-up for working on, then flip them back the way they were before reapplying your new textures. One more thing, as far as I am aware you will have to make sure the "mips" checkbox (at upper-right corner of the DXTBmp window) is enabled when saving the .dds files, otherwise they won't show up in the sim.
thanks so much , I will try to do