Civ4MainMenus

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The Civ4MainMenus file controls the audio and visual elements of the main menu screen (used to configure a new game, load a save, view the Hall of Fame, etc.).

All tags must be opened and closed; the first is the "open", the second the "close" tag. If nothing goes inside a "list tag", then it should just be the opening tag with a "/" before the closing bracket. The following tables contain all available tags, as well as their purpose and accepted values.


Tags

Text

Tag Name Description
Type This is the name of the main menu type, prefixed by MAIN_MENU_. The standard choices are CLASSICAL, VANILLA, WARLORDS, OR BEYOND_SWORD. These refer to the four things listed under the Options menu in-game for the main menu style.
Description This is just a simple phrase explaining the above tag (e.g. BTS Classical, Civilization IV, etc.).
Scene This contains a tag which refers to an entry in the Civ4ArtDefines_Interface file, declaring the path to the main menu background file.
SceneNoShader This contains the same text as the Scene tag listed above.
Soundtrack This declares a tag, referring to an entry in the Audio2DScripts file, which specifies the background music. For example, the MAIN_MENU_VANILLA main menu type has the "Baba Yetu" soundtrack.
Loading This also refers to an entry in the Civ4ArtDefines_Interface file. It defines the path to the background file used when loading a saved game.
LoadingSlideshow Like the tag above, this declares the tag used to find the path to the loading screen's background slideshow file.


Example

In the following example of code, please note that there is a specific order of all of the tags. You must list the tags in this order for the game to properly interpret your file.

<MainMenus>
 <MainMenu>
  <Type>MAIN_MENU_CLASSICAL</Type>
  <Description>BTS Classical</Description>
  <Scene>MAINMENU_SCENE_CLASSICAL</Scene>
  <SceneNoShader>MAINMENU_SCENE_CLASSICAL</SceneNoShader>
  <Soundtrack>AS2D_OPENING_MENU</Soundtrack>
  <Loading>MAINMENU_LOAD_CLASSICAL</Loading>
  <LoadingSlideshow>MAINMENU_SLIDESHOW_LOAD_CLASSICAL</LoadingSlideshow>
 </MainMenu>
</MainMenus>


GlobalDefinesGlobalDefinesAltGlobalTypesPythonCallbackDefines

Art:

Civ4ArtDefines_BonusCiv4ArtDefines_BuildingCiv4ArtDefines_CivilizationCiv4ArtDefines_FeatureCiv4ArtDefines_ImprovementCiv4ArtDefines_InterfaceCiv4ArtDefines_LeaderheadCiv4ArtDefines_MiscCiv4ArtDefines_MovieCiv4ArtDefines_TerrainCiv4ArtDefines_UnitCiv4MainMenusCiv4RiverModelInfosCiv4RouteModelInfos

Audio; Buildings:

Audio2DScriptsAudio3DScriptsAudioDefinesAudioSoundscapeScriptsCiv4BuildingClassInfosCiv4BuildingInfosCiv4CityLSystemCiv4PlotLSystemCiv4SpecialBuildingInfos

BasicInfos:

Civ4AttitudeInfosCiv4BasicInfosCiv4CalendarInfosCiv4CityTabInfosCiv4DenialInfosCiv4DomainInfosCiv4InvisibleInfosCiv4MemoryInfosCiv4MonthInfosCiv4NewConceptInfosCiv4SeasonInfosCiv4UnitAIInfosCiv4UnitCombatInfos

Civilizations; Events:

Civ4CivilizationInfosCiv4LeaderHeadInfosCiv4TraitInfosCiv4UnitArtStyleTypeInfosCiv4EventInfosCiv4EventTriggerInfos

GameInfo:

Civ4CivicInfosCiv4CivicOptionInfosCiv4ClimateInfoCiv4CommerceInfoCiv4CorporationInfoCiv4CultureLevelInfoCiv4CursorInfoCiv4DiplomacyInfosCiv4EmphasizeInfosCiv4EspionageMissionInfoCiv4EraInfosCiv4ForceControlInfosCiv4GameOptionInfosCiv4GameSpeedInfoCiv4GoodyInfoCiv4GraphicOptionInfosCiv4HandicapInfoCiv4HintsCiv4MPOptionInfosCiv4PlayerOptionInfosCiv4ProcessInfoCiv4ReligionInfoCiv4SeaLevelInfoCiv4SpecialistInfosCiv4TurnTimerInfoCiv4UpKeepInfoCiv4VictoryInfoCiv4VoteInfoCiv4VoteSourceInfosCiv4WorldInfo

Interface:

Civ4AdvisorInfosCiv4CameraInfosCiv4ColorValsCiv4InterfaceModeInfosCiv4PlayerColorInfosCiv4SlideShowInfosCiv4SlideShowRandomInfosCiv4SpaceShipInfosCiv4ThroneRoomeInfosCiv4ThroneRoomCameraInfosCiv4ThroneRoomStyleInfosCiv4WorldPickerInfos

Misc:

Civ4AttachableInfosCiv4CameraOverlayInfosCiv4DetailManagerCiv4EffectInfosCiv4QuestInfosCiv4RiverInfosCiv4RouteInfosCiv4TerrainPlainInfosCiv4TutorialInfosCiv4WaterPlaneInfos

Technologies:

Civ4TechInfos

Terrain:

Civ4BonusClassInfosCiv4BonusInfosCiv4FeatureInfosCiv4ImprovementInfosCiv4SymbolMeshPathsCiv4TerrainInfosCiv4TerrainSettingsCiv4YieldInfos

Units:

Civ4AnimationInfosCiv4AnimationPathInfosCiv4AutomateInfosCiv4BuildInfosCiv4CommandInfosCiv4ControlInfosCiv4EntityEventInfosCiv4FormationInfosCiv4MissionInfosCiv4PromotionInfosCiv4SpecialUnitInfosCiv4UnitClassInfosCiv4UnitInfos

Schemas:

Civ4GlobalDefinesSchemaCiv4GlobalTypesSchemaCiv4ArtDefinesSchemaAudioDefinesSchemaAudioScriptSchemaCiv4BasicInfoSchemaCiv4BuildingSchemaCiv4LSystemSchemaCiv4CivilizationSchemaCiv4EventSchemaCiv4GameInfoSchemaCiv4InterfaceSchemaCiv4MiscSchemaCiv4TutorialSchemaCiv4DetailManagerSchemaCiv4TechnologiesSchemaCiv4TerrainSchemaCiv4FormationSchemaCiv4UnitSchema

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