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Topic Subject:Cinematics
posted 08-03-08 11:34 AM CT (US)         
How do you use it.and what dose it do?
I an`t found anything on it anywere dose anyone know how to use them and how to change them.are were to find them.

*Pregame Cinematics
*Victory Cinematics
*Lose Cinematics
*Scenario instruction Map

thanks ern_sttn
posted 08-03-08 12:01 PM CT (US)     1 / 6       
If you have AVI-file in your AVI-folder in your Age of Empires 2 -folder you can select to play this AVI-file (=cinematic):
- Before your scenario starts (Pre-game cinematic)
- After you've finished your scenario (Victory cinematic)
- If you lose (Lose cinematic)

In Scenario Instruction Map you can put a picture (BMP-file in your Age of Empires 2 -folder) that appears before your scenario starts, in the scenario instruction screen. Here are also the texts you write in Messages-section of your scenario.

[This message has been edited by Powery (edited 08-03-2008 @ 12:03 PM).]

posted 08-05-08 02:46 PM CT (US)     2 / 6       
Powery, any known examples of this, in a well-executed manner? Thanks!

Matt - Crasher
posted 08-05-08 03:03 PM CT (US)     3 / 6       
Examples, eh?
Personally I don't have any other Avi -files than Microsoft Logo, ES Logo, the chess game cinematic thingy of AOK + the adapted version of it for TC. These all play when you launch AOK.

You can get them if you choose Full Install (or Custom Install, can't remember) when you install the game, not Standard Install.

Or you can make some pics by yourself and bundle them with some program and you'll have a movie. Then just google some other program that can convert it to AVI.

[This message has been edited by Powery (edited 08-05-2008 @ 03:03 PM).]

Busschof Happertesch
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posted 08-05-08 03:12 PM CT (US)     4 / 6       
Powery, any known examples of this, in a well-executed manner? Thanks!
Dave_earl's Macbeth has the only actual use of it that I know of, and it is excellent.

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posted 08-06-08 04:45 AM CT (US)     5 / 6       
If .avi files weren't so big I'm sure we'd see the cinematic features utilised much more than they are. For me it takes a long time particularly to upload large files, and as such I have never bothered to attempt it. Perhaps there is a way to change the hard-coding of the game to enable use of different video codecs? I don't have high hopes for that however.
posted 08-06-08 05:05 AM CT (US)     6 / 6       
*cough* XviD/DivX *cough*

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