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    opening .dds files

    I cannot open the .dds files in the custom liveries of the textures folder. What program do I use? I am using Paint Net for all my other .dds files.

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    I am not familiar with Paint Net, however Photoshop and GIMP can be used to open .dds files.
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    I think NVidia makes a free plugin for photoshop so it can read and save .dds files, maybe there is one for those other programs.
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    downloaded and installed GIMP but it does not support >dds files Not even listed. Paint net supports alll other .dds file in other games but comes up blank in Project 2 cars.

    That is two programs now that i have used to open all my .dds file that will not open dds in project cars2.
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    The dds file in the custom livery folder are blank. Download templates from the database, paint them and replace the file in the custom livery folder with your own.
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    Good idea. I have necer painted from a template. Always just took the plain car from the data base and added numbers and decals. Will give the template a try.

    I don't understand. If the .dds file is blank ,how do the cars in the game get their colors? They must be painted someplace. I do not know where the templates are for all the cars.
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    I think the templates are layered photoshop files, you may still need the plugin to save them as the right type of .dds file?
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    ecstaticbrick and John. Googled and found many templates. Downloaded and painted caddy and see that game only recognizes 1 custom livery .which is oK. Excellent ides and can now customize my own car. Thanks Loads. BTW my paint net is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pawgy7 View Post
    ecstaticbrick and John. Googled and found many templates. Downloaded and painted caddy and see that game only recognizes 1 custom livery .which is oK. Excellent ides and can now customize my own car. Thanks Loads. BTW my paint net is fine.

    Regards Pawgy7 .
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