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Discussion in 'Civ4 - Graphics Modpacks' started by Arian, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. Arian

    Arian No more ghostbusting!!

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    OK folks

    I managed to upload a package of my first 17 movies to FileFront.

    Get it here:

    http://files.filefront.com/WondermoviesPack1rar/;10522614;/fileinfo.html

    This is in the pack:

    Bourla Theatre, Bolshoi Drama Theatre, Semperoper Theatre, Old Opera
    Alamo, Brandenburg, Burj Al-Arab, CN Tower, Golgotha, Grijalva
    Kharbas, Machu Picchu, Oktoberfest, Palacio Da Pena,
    Leaning Tower of Pisa, Trafalgar Square, Wembley Stadium

    I'll put the link in the first post. Might be handy.
     
  2. Refar

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    :wow: Wow you are on the roll :crazyeye:

    Very great work on those movies for the national wonders. I did really missed them in the game.
     
  3. Wolfshanze

    Wolfshanze CFC Historian

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    Yeah... I'm so happy to have the Brandenburg Gate and Trafalgar Square movies now... turns-out I never missed them though, stupid computer AI built them both before I could, in my first game with the new wonders!
     
  4. johny smith

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    I put together 2 packs that I had made in the WoC. Some of the work was trimmed down from some people's work before. I did many myself anyway so when you see what is in the pack the movies are not the same as the ones made before and used by many mods. I tried to stay small with them as to take as little space as possible.

    Movie Pak 1
    Alhambra
    Arc De Triomphe
    Leonardo's Workshop
    Bach Cathedral
    The Blue Mosque
    Cure for Cancer
    Copernicus Observatory
    Crusades
    Theory of Evolution
    Flavian Amphitheater

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9650

    Movie Pak 2
    Art of War
    The Gateway Arch
    Hungarian Parliament
    Longevity
    Magellan's Voyage
    Leaning Tower of Pisa
    Plato's Academy
    SETI
    Terra Cotta Army
    Woman's Universal Suffrage
    World Trade Center

    http://forums.civfanatics.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=9651

    Anyway I thought put them here to be found in one thread.
     
  5. Arian

    Arian No more ghostbusting!!

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    Very nice, Johny.
    Some of them I've seen before. The Terracotta-movie is very nice but it's a shame it's so small :(

    Johny said:
    This is very true! In case of movies: "The bigger the better (looking)". I like quality over size but it sure is a consideration.

    I suppose the modmakers could add a separate moviepack to their mods to keep their mods small. The movies could be an "add-on" to their mod.
    AFAIK if you define a movie (in the art/buildinginfo.xml) and it isn't there, the movie won't show (that's trivial) and game only displays a message that a wonder has been built.
     
  6. Arian

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    Well I am still wondering what it does in game with the size really of the movies. I mean like when it is 800x600 for example does it scale it down on the movie screen? I tried to make all of the movies about the same length as well. Anyway some of the ones I would say to look at that are not cut down from others are the Art of War, Amphitheater, and Longevity for example besides Terra Cotta.

    But your movies look really good. Thank you very much.
     
  8. Arian

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    SY is short but cool. Proves that sice does not matter.
     
  10. Shiggs713

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    wow, your putting these out faster than they can be used. Nice work. :thumbsup:
     
  11. JustATourist

    JustATourist Lost in Translation

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    Great movies. :) How about a Area51-Movie?
     
  12. johny smith

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    I updated the leonardo movie, and changed the paks around a little to fit under the 10 mb limit. Took leonardo from youtube.

    Anyway I am not concerned with the actual file size. I am just using 320x240 for size on the movie screen because I think if bigger it sticks out compared to the others, and I have all of the movies approximately 20 seconds long.Maybe I am movie standard grouch I don't know. Just like to have everything about the same in game.

    Really nice work Arian on the movies keep it up.
     
  13. Arian

    Arian No more ghostbusting!!

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    Firaxis movies are 720x486 (width x height) and 30 frames/sec.

    Mine are 640x480 and only 25 frames/sec.

    In my opinion 320x240 is way too small!
     
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    Well then you are making more sense than me. I thought they were not scaling. I may redo the ones I did in the future then.
     
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    Good to see those Civ 2 wonder movies converted to biks.. are you going to convert the rest of them as well? I was going to convert them too since my mod has most of those wonders but hadn't yet figure out how to cut scenes of wonder effects from the end of Civ 2 movies to make them more suitable for BtS (noob on video editing here)... you just saved lot of my time with the release of those movies :D
     
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    Windows movie maker is the easiest free way to cut the end off. The sounds can be faded out on the end as well. Then bink the wmv created.
     
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    Okay, maybe I'm raising a red flag here for nothing, and I thought I was good with XML code... but now I'm beginning to wonder...

    I can't get a single National Wonder movie to show up in-game... not the same problem as before (I didn't FPK them and I'm NOT getting a blank blue screen)... what's happening... is NOTHING AT ALL!

    I linked the BIK files in both the CIV4BuildingInfos.xml and CIV4ArtDefines_Movie.xml... what do I get? Nothing at all... build a national wonder and it's the same as it always is... "You have built National-Wonder-X... what would you like to build now"... no movie, no movie screen box... it just builds like any other unit and asks you what you want to build next.

    Did I miss a flag or command in XML? I tried multiple National Wonders... not a one of them came-up with a movie when it was built.

    I tried MULTIPLE National Wonders... not a one came up as a movie... I did the following code below for the National Park as an example... I did all the national wonders in the same format, changing the lines below in the two files... did I miss something I should have done? Has anyone else gotten a national wonder movie in-game?


    My code in CIV4ArtDefines_Movie.xml:

    Code:
    <MovieArtInfo>
    		<Type>ART_DEF_MOVIE_NATIONAL_PARK</Type>
    		<Path>Art/Movies/Wonders/NationalPark.bik</Path>
    		<KFM>None</KFM>
    </MovieArtInfo>
    This is the code in CIV4BuildingInfos.xml:

    Code:
    <MovieDefineTag>ART_DEF_MOVIE_NATIONAL_PARK</MovieDefineTag>
    Anybody else got this problem??
     

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