What is DDS file?
DirectDraw Surface file is a type of DDS file and it supports DirectX, OpenGL, MRT games. It is used when the graphics card has 2D acceleration capabilities. It can also be used with Direct3D games. The DirectDraw Surface file will contain the data like texture information, vertex information, and other necessary data that the game needs.
DDS Format details
|Full Name||DirectDraw Surface|
|Category||Raster Image Files|
Tools that will help you view DDS files
Sometimes you need to quickly preview the contents of a file with the DDS extension. In such a situation, many people decide to find a tool that, according to its creators, can display the contents of the DDS file and many other types of files (All in One Viewer).
Of course, there are such tools. However, it should be remembered that they may display the data contained in the DDS file differently than the application dedicated to handling the DDS file extension. When you cannot afford to have the data of the DDS file displayed different from the original, you should use the applications developed to work with the DDS file.
Below you will find a list of software programs that will help you with this. These software programs will help you view the content of the DDS file, minimizing possible errors that may arise with other tools.
DDS File Viewers
- FPS Creator
- Need for Speed SHIFT
- Battlefield 1942
- Stronghold 3