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Quall
07-13-2002, 08:21 AM
how can I play movies before my SP level starts? I know that scripting is probably involved in this, but has anyone done anything like this before? Or is there a guide for this? Also, what format should the movie be, standard mpeg?

volrathxp
07-13-2002, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Quall
how can I play movies before my SP level starts? I know that scripting is probably involved in this, but has anyone done anything like this before? Or is there a guide for this? Also, what format should the movie be, standard mpeg?

do you mean the cutscenes? those aren't mpegs... those are real time rendered (i.e. the conversation with jan in the beginning and etc.) and are done with scripting.

the other cutscenes (the star wars text and the scenes of the ships travelling in space and whatnot) are all roq files. roq files are strings of tga's ran together to make the effect of animation. i don't think anyone has succeeded in making a roq file yet but i know there are some people who have done ingame cutscenes.

Quall
07-13-2002, 11:57 AM
well, i have an mpeg file, and i wanted to make it the opening movie for my level. If people inserted cutscenes from the game into their maps, would it be possible to insert my own homemade cutscenes into my map?

idontlikegeorge
07-13-2002, 05:57 PM
if there is a way to decompile your mpeg into single images, then convert them to targa, then compile them into a .roq, you can just play the .roq with the script command: SET_VIDEO_PLAY

Quall
07-13-2002, 10:55 PM
ok, thanks.

Catscratch
07-13-2002, 11:38 PM
And there are also .roff files that i couldnt figure out how to make them.

The cutscene of ravensclaw flying in the begining of artus_mine is a .roff file.