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Changing textures to DXT3

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Hi there. I was just wondering if there is any way to change scenery textures to DXT3 in batches, meaning change all the textures in a texture file at once. Changing them one by one can take a lot of time. Any idea?Thanks,Mike F.

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If you run ImageTool from the command prompt you can use it in batch mode. Like when you type this in a certain folder:imagetool -dxt3 *.bmpAll BMP files will then be saved as DXT3 textures. ImageTool does this with the extension *.mip. So afterwards you only have to remove the origional BMP files and rename the MIP files.

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Thanks Arno. Could I ask you please give an example of exactly how to type in the line from the command prompt? I can adapt it to my own setup, I just need to see how it's done correctly.Once all have been converted to .mips, how are the textures renamed without doing them one at a time?Thanks,Mike F.

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Many thanks, W. I have downloaded tried using FSTexConvert as you recommend, but when I try to run the conversion (with all fields filled out correctly), I get an error message: "Bitmap image not valid". Any idea why?As for Convim, the version at www.mnwright.btinternet.co.uk/index.htm does not convert textures to DXT3 - only DXT1 (unless there's something I don't know, which is quite possible). Is there a version that does?Thanks again,Mike F.

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It's probably best to copy imagetool to the folder where you have the bitmaps first and then you can just type the line I wrote above in the DOS screen.If all bitmaps converted correct (you get an error if something goes wrong) you can type:erase *.bmpto remove the origional ones (maybe it is a good idea to make a backup first :)) and thenren *.mip *.bmpto give the new ones to proper extension.

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