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Swatchbin Converter + STMA 0.43

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Swatchbin Texture Converter (swatchbin2dds, sb2dds) by Tado Hmn



  • Swatchbin Texture Converter is a swatchbin texture processing tool used to convert swatchbin texture maps from Forza Horizon 3, Forza Motorsport 6 Apex and Forza Motorsport 7 to other wide-open image formats including DDS10, PNG and BMP, while supporting most of DXGI compression standards and input swatchbins with extended TXQU headers.
  • Swatchbin Texture Modding Assistant (STMA) is an interface extension to Swatchbin Converter introduced in version 0.42. The interface allows to view, modify and replace swatchbin textures.


Swatchbin Converter

  • Swatchbin texture conversion to DDS10, BMP or PNG
  • Bulk task : Allows to convert thousands of textures by single click
  • Block type compressions are automatically rescaled to have dimensions by multiple of 4
  • Drag and Drop support : Possibility to Drag&Drop textures and folder to the program to preform conversion
  • Logging support
  • Hash-less filenames : Possibility to exclude hash (texture UUID) from texture name for output texture
  • Direct output directory: Possibility for output textures to be placed in same directory as input
  • Delete on demand : Possibility to pernamentely delete input files once conversion is done
  • Overwrite existing : Possibility to keep or overwrite existing files in output directory


  • Allows to view, modify and replace contents and properties of swatchbin textures
  • Allows replace swatchbin textures with PNG and BMP maps
  • ZIP Stream : Possibility to stream (read, write) original, not encrypted ZIP archives.
  • Backup Database Manager : Gives opportunity to backup swatchbin textures before replacing. The manager itself is able to hold multiple swatchbins.
  • Advanced replace options : Gives opportunity to set your new texture compression method, maximum count of mip maps and dimension match
  • Bulk funcions : Backup all open textures to Backup Database, close all open textures
  • Advanced settings

Conversion guide

  • Drag & Drop swatchbin textures you wish to convert to sb2dds main window interface.
  • (or) use buttons found in main window interface to create new conversion task.
  • NOTE: It's not recommended to begin new task once the tool is already processing one.
  • It will be handled by another thread creation, but scrambles the interface.

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