Originally Posted by brushfe
One method you can use to get that MI2 background feel is 'Posterizing' the CMI backgrounds, then adjusting the colours to give it a more saturated, painted feel. It's not perfect, but it's pretty easy to accomplish.
For one thing, that would require either stretching or cropping, and that wouldn't look quite right; and Lucasarts probably wouldn't be too happy with us if we just used their original backgrounds.
Plus, it gives a better feeling of accomplishment to do it ourselves, but I'm not sure how much I speak for everybody else when I say that. Or for myself, for that matter, considering how little I've actually done. I should probably get to those music arrangements...