I'm currently trying to go through the process of doing a clean install of STEP for the second time after having to completely wipe the previous. I hadn't really done any of the DDSopt optimizations last time, and while I have a beefy computer and only had a slight performance loss with everything installed, I figured I'd go all out this time and try and maximize my performance by doing the DDSopt optimizations. However, it seems like the DDSopt guide is completely broken and since I haven't done a clean install in a long time, I can't recall how to do it myself.
The guide is just... not a guide. To put it simply. It looks like someone rewrote the main guide recently and didn't actually updated the other sections. The guide simply tells you how to set up DDSopt and explains what it's doing and what all the features mean, which is great. That's a great thing to have in a guide and I really like it, but that's all it does. It doesn't explain how to use DDSopt. That also wouldn't be a problem if it was just meant to be a reference for people who are trying to learn how to do this themselves, but it clearing isn't. It was clearly meant to be a full guide for DDSopt and just isn't that.
After the explanation of the settings and everything, it simply gives you links to other parts of the DDSopt guide. Which you would think would include information on how to use it, but they don't(mostly). The only info on how to actually use DDSopt in the guide is the Quick Guide link at the bottom, but that is almost completely useless as all it does is tell you how to use some(really awesome by the way) batch files to optimize the vanilla textures. That's fine, but then it doesn't get into the optimization of mods other than to tell you that the main DDSopt guide(which as I mentioned previously was just an explanation of DDSopt) gives instructions on how to do that and that it's just going to get into some specifics about optimization. There's no actual info on how to manually optimize mods(or even the vanilla textures) anywhere in the guide that I can find.
Maybe I'm just not seeing it. Maybe I'm dumb. But I don't see any actual info in how to use DDSopt in these guides. I'm hoping you all can either help me out with using DDSopt or at least explain why that guide seems to not have any actual info in it. For now I suppose I'll leave the DDSopt optimization out of my STEP install(since it can be done basically any time that shouldn't be an issue anyways) until I can figure it out.
TL;DR: DDSopt guide doesn't have any info on how to actually use DDSopt(with the exception of how to use some batch files to do some very basic, non-manual, optimization). Is this intended or did something get messed up somewhere?