How to Make a Better Movie Background

By Mythic_Commodore

The movie background with the soldiers marching looks boring after some time. Luckily, the game comes with a never-before-seen movie (a promo movie that was included with the demo) that works well as a background. You can put this in in just a few easy steps.

  1. Download and install the RAD video tools, found here.
  2. Navigate to the folder where you installed the RAD Video tools and double-click on the radvideo.exe file.
  3. Browse to your Medieval II Total War folder.
  4. Then enter the "data" folder.
  5. Enter the "fmv" folder.
  6. Click on the demo_mtw2_campaign.bik file.
  7. Click "Mix in sound" (It's one of the buttons at the bottom of the window).
  8. In the "Sound file to mix" box, enter "-" (without quotes).
  9. In the "Output file info" box, browse to your Medieval II Total War/data/fmv/menu folder and select the Dump0000.bik file. BE SURE TO MAKE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE PROCEEDING!
  10. Click the "Mix" button.
  11. Enjoy your new background!

Of course, if you know what you are doing, these steps can be modified to make any movie into a Medieval II video background.