Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Age of Empires II: HD Edition

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silverdog444 May 28, 2014 @ 11:01am
Custom Scenario Introduction Videos
Ok, I'm a little new to making custom scenarios, but I was wondering if its possible to make a "video" like the ones that are shown before each of the original campaigns. I mean is there a way to put a slideshow or something that plays before the scenario is started?
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nhoobish 4 May 29, 2014 @ 7:34am 
You can add cinematics, but not sure if they get shown on Multiplayer.
Ozhara 215 May 29, 2014 @ 10:22pm 
There is a folder called 'avi' in your AoE game folder.
Every avi file placed here (I think I read something about it has to have a specific resolution too - probably 640x480 or something like that), can be chosen in the scenario editor as cinematic.
silverdog444 May 29, 2014 @ 10:47pm 
K thanks I'm not sure exactly what an avi file is but I can work with it
Ozhara 215 May 29, 2014 @ 11:22pm 
Avi is a video file format.

AoE can just use avi files, no other video format (but most video tool should be able to save your video as an avi file).
When using the editor, AoE just lists all avi files it can find in AoE\avi in a dropdown list.
So any other file format or placing your video in another folder means you can't select iot in the editor.

The resolution might be important for what functionalities AoE uses to stretch the video dependiung on your screen resolution.

So I suggest to test this when using higher resolutions.
(In some other cases AoE (as well as AoM for example) just can't handle resolutions not implemented 'manually' into the code instead of using everything dynamically)
Last edited by Ozhara; May 29, 2014 @ 11:25pm
silverdog444 May 30, 2014 @ 6:56am 
K thanks for all the help
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Date Posted: May 28, 2014 @ 11:01am
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