Hi guys, Because @Metro Polis and I haven't messed with the game enough already we're looking at some custom heralds too (the animating dudes in the diplomacy screen). However some problems have emerged. Metro created a video using animation frames of HoMM2 units which is a very cool idea. However when he put them in-game they had a big pink box around them. He then started looking at video transparency settings in the editor we found (in this thread on creating custom wonder videos) that supports indeo video exports (the format Civ2 MGE needs). However I don't think playing with that stuff will help him as I'm pretty sure its in regards to multi layered videos. Eg one layer has a picture of a house, then another layer of the video has a picture of some clouds, so you make the house picture semi transparent so that you can see the clouds in the other picture. If you don't do that then one picture just overrides the other in the final exported video and you'd never know the under layer picture was there. I don't think it's talking about making the actual exported video itself transparent as I can't recall ever seeing any transparent videos on the internet. Only ever seen transparent gifs and pngs on the net. But I could be wrong as I'm far from an expert on this stuff haha. However I'm pretty sure that it is actually Civ2 that is making the video background transparent. So if you save the video with a background colour that Civ2 treats as transparent then it 'should' work. When I feed an original herald video file into an old AVI to GIF converter program I have it interestingly shows the video background as pink. However Metro already tried that colour with his dwarf video and it didn't work (unless it was accidentally a slightly different shade of pink?). When I take a snapshot in VLC video player of the same video file the background is completely black. So maybe trying black as the background colour and seeing what Civ2 does with it might be the go When I play it in windows media player it has a black background too however there's lots of weird glitches in the black area that kind of reminds me of transparent gifs.. so that almost makes me think the video itself is some how transparent even though I said above that I thought it was not possible haha. When I load an original herald into the video editor it also gets that pink background. So now we're left a bit confused.. Is the transparency being handled by the video itself or the game? I was sure it was the later but I'm starting to doubt myself now. Does anyone here know more about this or if there were any threads where someone really delved deep into this stuff many years ago? I did a search for the world herald here and didn't find anything other than discussions about how to turn them off lol.