Background main-menu Video

Until this forum becomes busy just include BF2, 2142 or BFV in the title

Background main-menu Video

Postby Vilespring » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:36 pm

I have a mod(s) I'm making for BF Vietnam (well, it's actually a bit easier to mod the 1942) and when the mod is loaded, there is no background video. Which file am I missing?
A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes up three thousand times the memory.

Area 51: http://battlefieldarea51mod.weebly.com/

Image
"I didn't steal your pizza"
User avatar
Vilespring
 
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 am
Location: Somewere in the United States

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby Vilespring » Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:13 pm

annnnd nothing! :lol:
A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes up three thousand times the memory.

Area 51: http://battlefieldarea51mod.weebly.com/

Image
"I didn't steal your pizza"
User avatar
Vilespring
 
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 am
Location: Somewere in the United States

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby BotHunter » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:49 pm

There is always nothing in this corner :)
I would suggest posting it in the wrong spot (namely the bf1942 modding discussion) Then It will get seen, moved, and hopefully answered. :D
Walk quietly and carry a sniper rifle
User avatar
BotHunter
 
Posts: 479
Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:22 pm

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby Vilespring » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:22 pm

But, it's BF Vietnam, not 42! :lol:
A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes up three thousand times the memory.

Area 51: http://battlefieldarea51mod.weebly.com/

Image
"I didn't steal your pizza"
User avatar
Vilespring
 
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 am
Location: Somewere in the United States

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby Apache Thunder » Tue May 20, 2014 5:35 am

Same as BF1942, BFV uses "background.bik" for the background video played in the background. Some mods don't use a video and use a background.tga file instead. If it's a texture BFV recognizes, it will be loaded if it's got the correct name.

That's how the vanilla BFV mod folder is set up, so it's safe to assume mods would use a file like this too.

However if for some reason still doesn't work (background.bik goes in the Movies folder of your mod), then the maker of the mod might have altered the path for the video in the menu's meme files. Which will not be as simple to fix unfortunately.

But you mentioned that you are the maker of the mods that have this issue, so meme file changes seem unlikely at this point. So most likely just missing the background.bik file.
ImageImageImage

I have cameras in your head!
User avatar
Apache Thunder
 
Posts: 1194
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:48 am
Location: Levelland Texas, USA

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby Vilespring » Tue May 20, 2014 5:21 pm

ah, makes sense. so background videos don't make it through calling other mods in the init.?
A picture is worth a thousand words, but takes up three thousand times the memory.

Area 51: http://battlefieldarea51mod.weebly.com/

Image
"I didn't steal your pizza"
User avatar
Vilespring
 
Posts: 743
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 am
Location: Somewere in the United States

Re: Background main-menu Video

Postby Battle GI » Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:58 pm

It is veerrry easy to do. First, get a video you want. Second, convert the video to bik file using Rad video tools. Third, place the video in the movies folder in your mods folder, e.g Battlefield vietnam/mods/{your mod folder}/movies. Place it there, it will work. If it doesn't, the extract the game.rfa from Archives/ Bfvietnam folder.
Image
User avatar
Battle GI
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:58 pm


Return to Battlefield 2, 2142 and Vietnam Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests

cron