Playing FMV (video file) at start/end of scenario

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Sat42
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Playing FMV (video file) at start/end of scenario

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Hey all,

You know how EEII and EEII:AoS have the campaign scenarios come with introductory videos? Something which Age of Empires II also did.

Well forgive my ignorance but how do you make that happen? I want to have FMVs (in this case BIK video files) - in the same style as the official campaigns - play at the start of my scenarios, and maybe even at the end of a scenario when the player wins (like AoEII). I certainly want to learn how to make in-game cinematics as well (like what you see in the "Siege of Troy" scenario), but I don't want to rely on those much as they are harder to do right.

Thanks for any help!

Cheers

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Re: Playing FMV (video file) at start/end of scenario

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I believe it's possible with the .IES scripting: viewtopic.php?f=54&t=1737

Do you have any specific question regarding the function in the "scripting bible"?
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Re: Playing FMV (video file) at start/end of scenario

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Haha excellent thanks Dr.MonaLisa! :D

I just found the function and it seems straightforward. I will be making tests later, but a priori, this is it!

Thanks again, I am relieved this is an option as it can really improve storytelling!
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