DDS File Problems: Why Your PC Won't Open DDS Files

Few things are as frustrating as receiving a file that your computer refuses to open up. Understanding the reason why it won't work is the first step to finding a solution. Here are some of the most common error messages and problems when opening DDS files.

Common Error Messages

Error Message: The DDS File is Corrupt

The only solution to a corrupt file, is to download a new copy, or to ask the sender to resend the file.

Error Message: Can't Find Software to Open the DDS File

This error is quite easy to solve. Simply right-click on the DDS file and select Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor from the dropdown list to create a default file type association. In future, it should automatically open in the software you selected.

Common DDS-Related Problems

Problem: You Don't Have Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor Installed

You can simply download Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor software. DDS uses Photoshop Compressed Textures by default, but it is also compatible with Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, and INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor. If you have Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor installed, try make make one of these software packages your default file association for the DDS file type extension.

Problem: You Have Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor Installed, But It's Still Not Working

If you have Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor installed and you still can't open the file, you should get in touch with the software developers for further assistance. See our chart below for who to contact:

Software Developer
Photoshop Compressed Textures Adobe Systems Incorporated
Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File Electronic Arts Inc.
INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor Microsoft Developer
Orbiter Texture File Martin Schweiger
DirectX DirectDraw Surface (Microsoft Corporation) Multiple Versions
XMap XData Dataset Delorme
FPS Creator Texture The Game Creators Ltd.

Problem: You Can't Install Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor

If for some reason you can't or don't want to install Photoshop Compressed Textures, Battlefield 1942 Unit/Object Texture File, or INMOS Transputer Development System Occam Compiler Descriptor, you could also search online for free software that uses DDS files. But, as a word of caution, please be careful as many free software downloads are infected with malware or bundled with unwanted software.


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