Alright, I have downloaded both versions of the DDS plug-in. I downloaded the 64bit one first, as my computer is 64. However after reading the DDS page, I deleted the 64 and downloaded the 32, which I placed in the correct folder. However, when I try to install the DDS plug-in, it claims it cannot because I am missing a file: libgimp-2.0-0.dll. I am not sure how to get my fingers on this file or how to install it. I really want to save some texture pictures into .dds format for making skins. Help would be loved and appreciated.
both 32 and 64-bit versions of DDS plugin come without dll files, maybe he downloaded source code file instead of binaries and can't get it to work?
For use the 32bit version you should get also that dll compiled at 32bit and place it in 32/bin
(or in the same subfolder of the DDS plugin)
A 32bit plugin can't use dll compiled at 64bit
I can't guarantee this is going to work but try this: find out how many libgimp-2.0-0.dll files you have in GIMP Program directory. In GIMP 2.8.x it should be two of them in bin and 32/bin folders. If there is more than two, delete extra one(s) and see if this helps. P.S. Admittedly, 64-bit precompiled C plugins work faster than 32 in 64-bit systems. So I would stick with 64 plugin version.