I just searched forum, and read the texturing tut's but couldn't find an answer, so sorry if this has been asked before.
If i open any .dds file in gimp (using dds plugin) it is all or mostly transparent (or black using Irfanview). I can't seem to find a way to remove this transparancy to edit the actual texture. I would love to add a shiny cockpit to my tec interceptor, thus edit the da.dds texture, but it seems to be all transparent/black.
Am I doing something terribly wrong? I tried removing the transparency layer in gimp, to the effect of the image becoming all white. So this has not helped either.
Any insight would be greatly apprechiated. Thanks,