Notices about indeo codecs tend to appear from Vista, and W7, as they try
(and fail) to render the videos in the introduction and menu screens. On my
W7 64 with an ATI card, however, the videos fail but without any complaint.
There are ways to make the videos appear, mainly by replacing them with
versions converted to another form, as Vista and W7 dropped "native" support
for the video format used in the original 2000 release. The videos live in the
AVI folder. Most people don't particularly miss them, except for the rarely seen
few that herald achievements in the campaign - the ones in the menus get
pretty old in a hurry, and there is a GUI switch to turn them off, and a lot
of users would set this to off after about the 25th time they entered the
menus. If you are getting complaint messages about codecs inside the game,
selecting the videos off switch in the GUI should silence that.
The Indeo codec required is now available here as "Ligos 5.11":http://www.free-codecs.com/indeo_codec_download.htm
it still may not get the videos to show up ingame on W7 (it doesn't on mine,
with the ATI card); it does however allow a stand alone viewer to run the
videos, and I don't know why this is.
At any rate, most users generally don't bother about videos, other than
viewing them outside the game with a viewer program, but as I say some
have used a video manipulation program to generate copies in a compatible
video format which Vista/W7 does render. I don't know any of the details
of how this is done. You can read about it here:http://a2asimulations.com/forum/viewtop ... 17&t=20988
It appears that some ATI cards will still fail to render the videos even in
fully compatible form, in Vista and W7.