Textures in DirectDraw surface format (.dds) can be created from all kinds of raster graphics, including GIF format. Usually this done either in a graphics editor like Photoshop with a special plugin installed, or with some kind of dedicated modding tool for certain engine.
Convert Graphics interchange file format to DirectDraw surface data.
We found 3 software records in the database related to .gif to .dds file format conversion.
Microsoft Windows software - convert gif to dds on Windows
A free photo and image editor
Convert from gif file format
The tables with software actions are a good pointer for what a certain program does with various file types and often may give users a good hint how to perform certain file conversion, for example the above-mentioned gif to dds. However, it is not perfect and sometimes can show results which are not really usable because of how certain programs work with files and the possible conversion is thus actually not possible at all.
Multiplatform software - convert gif to dds on any platform
Cross-platform batch image transcoder compatible with 500 picture image formats
A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files