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.
|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.|
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>