I'm hoping for some clarification. I wasn't sure whether to put this into SR:LE or here, but I think the DDSopt experts are here, so this is where I will try :)
I'm in the process of installing SR:LE, and it was pointed out to me that during the optimization step for Falksaar and Wyrmstooth that I ought to have unchecked the "Passthrough" setting in DDSopt. So this is where the confusion comes from.
On this page, which is the DDSopt guide for STEP:
In section 1.2.4 step 2, it says:
Click [Ignore] from the main menu and untick [Copy unprocessed and ignored files (passthrough)] if it is ticked.
In section 1.3.2 step 2, it says:
"Click [Ignore] from the main menu, untick [Copy unprocessed and ignored files (passthrough)], and tick [Don't process any already processed files (DDS only)]."
The first section is for optimizing the vanilla textures, and the second section is for optimizing the mod textures. In both cases, you are directed to uncheck that setting (which makes it odd that it is set in the first place in the "Ignore" picture earlier in the page, why not just set it to off in the first place?).
Now, that is for STEP.
For SR:LE, the equivalent page is here:
Notice a couple of things:
1) the "Ignore" picture shows the passthrough setting to be checked.
2) Nowhere on this page is it stated to change the status of this setting.
So for the purposes of my install, I left it on, since Neovalan never said to change it, but I've since been informed that may not be correct.
It's confusing, as STEP says one thing and SR:LE says something else. And I'm not an expert in DDSopt to know which way is better.
So what do you guys think? Which way is correct? Should I have unticked that setting per the STEP guide, or left it on per the SR:LE guide?