We “had” to post this; while it might be a breach of the in-game EULA / TOS, we in EN24 applaud this player’s craftiness and creativity.

Last sunday in Eve Online General Discussion forums player Solosky posted:

I’m not sure if this “pony” CQ video screen modification allowed or player can be banned if s/he replace original .blk movies with his/her own content – instead of (for example) upcoming spam a.k.a. NeX advertisement?

Other players have been crafty enough to switch the “door” bitmap that result after turning off the “station environment”, but this surely takes things to a new level.

So let’s open a discussion and besides “pr0n”, what would you tune-in while in station if you were to have the chance?

A youtube user posted the instructions, we have yet to try them:

  • Get Bink Video Tools.
  • Export the video you want to watch into WMV or AVI (Try WMV first since it worked out better for me.)
    use Bink Video Tools and select the video you want to convert
  • Click on the button Bink It!
  • Leave the setting as it is and click Convert
  • Be patient and play Legend of Zelda Water Temple. (Not kidding.)
  • Now you got the Bik file ready. Move them to C:\Program Files (x86)\CCP\Eve Online\Res\CQ\Video\ or something like that…
  • Move all the old Bik files into a back up directory on your desktop.
  • Copy the exported video bik file and change the file name to match the old one.
  • While CCP is yet to say a word about this, who knows maybe in the future you could enjoy those Futurama episodes from the conform of your CQ Couch.

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    57 Comments

    1. derfy

      what? sorry Riv, I couldn't hear you over the sound of my unsubbed accounts from the implementation of all this microtransaction shit 3 weeks ago.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm Reply
      1. Colonal Quarter

        Doesnst matter Derfy, it was nothing that would have interested you…. even without MT, it sounds like you would have still thrown the baby out with the bath water over CQ…

        July 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm Reply
      2. Maxwer

        Y u no stop poasting on eve news?

        July 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm Reply
        1. derfy

          because it's now just entertainment watching it crash and burn from afar. Already on a better mmo.

          July 15, 2011 at 11:01 pm Reply
          1. Alljump

            Hope you're having fun on WoW

            July 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm Reply
            1. derfy

              nah, project1999. Wow is a dumb cartoon. I do think it's fascinating though how hard CCP is trying to emulate Zynga and monetize off of MT. I liked Eve when I started playing 5 years ago because of the sandbox aspect of it, unfortunately the devs see it through the sandbox looking glass beyond the borders of the game universe, and appear to be sandboxing the whole concept, with tie ins to platform gaming, MT ideas unique to Eve, and monetizing/monitoring supporting sites such as EN24. It's fascinating to watch this all unfold, and at the same time I'm choosing not giving them anymore money because of the direction it's headed… I can watch ponies on my own TV, in my own living room. Can you handle that position of being interested and watching and not fucking playing? Can you wrap your polarizing heads around such a fucking thing? shit.

              July 15, 2011 at 11:26 pm
            2. Wheresthebots

              Ooh the 1999 version of everquest, yea that isn't as gay as wow at all

              /Sarcasm off

              July 16, 2011 at 1:52 am
            3. derfy

              better than eve, no seriously.

              July 16, 2011 at 2:35 am
            4. Maxwer

              GTFO, no seriously

              July 16, 2011 at 3:16 am
            5. derfy

              u mad?

              July 16, 2011 at 4:24 am
            6. Maxwer

              Great job at meme bro

              July 16, 2011 at 4:31 am
            7. derfy

              yep, u mad

              July 16, 2011 at 4:47 am
            8. Maxwer

              I so jelly

              July 16, 2011 at 4:47 am
            9. derfy

              F5 more brah

              July 16, 2011 at 4:49 am
            10. Maxwer

              brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrah

              July 16, 2011 at 5:18 am
          2. Maxwer

            Hurpderp Online: Much better than EvE

            July 15, 2011 at 11:19 pm Reply
      3. Former NC

        Unsubbed = inactive = silence? U mad bro? Or just speshul?

        July 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm Reply
    2. rod

      brilliant:) i love it

      July 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm Reply
    3. Paul

      It would be great if players were allowed to mod this game. I think that would actually improve the game. Even CCP could have figured out that players dont like to look at a low-res door picture. Or a TV that repeats itself over an over, with old news. If they were intouch with the players they would realise that. Instead CCP copies illigal player modification (and ideas) and presents them as new features (as if it was their idea). The new scanning feature for example. That uses the alt-key. Isnt actually new. It was already available as an illigal modification. CCP just copied it and presented as new. The whole time-dilation idea, they copied that idea from a Mostly Harmless member. Who posted it on the alliance forums and later on the regular forums. We all welcome features that improve the game. I dont think its good CCP has to resort to copy and paste tactics instead of actually coming up with own ideas for a better gameplay. Get intouch with your players CCP.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm Reply
      1. smugbert

        are you retarded? how is CCP implementing player ideas, not being in touch with the players?

        July 15, 2011 at 6:28 pm Reply
      2. Lykouleon

        You've never been to the AH sub-forum or heard of the CSM, have you?

        July 15, 2011 at 6:30 pm Reply
    4. A Non-mouse

      They should make this a feature.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm Reply
    5. Finally a use for CQ

      This is pretty awesome right here. Custom videos loaded onto your holo tv for when your bored in station waiting for something better to happen.

      No doubt CCP will charge AUR for this ability in future.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm Reply
      1. McCorvic

        STFU! Don't give the bastards any ideas!

        July 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm Reply
        1. ^ this pretty much… ^

          July 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm Reply
        2. McCorvic

          In regards to the AUR part.

          July 15, 2011 at 5:10 pm Reply
    6. leave it

      CCP Should seriously let this one go. They want more people using the CQ this is the best way, plus it is kind of fucking cool. :)

      July 15, 2011 at 4:36 pm Reply
    7. argle

      There was nothing good before this.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm Reply
    8. Damhest

      Brilliant!

      July 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm Reply
    9. OhSnap

      Fuck me sideways, CQ are useful for something!
      …nah, not really.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm Reply
    10. olaf

      netflix ingame when the station camps are on… would be nice

      July 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply
    11. Mintrolio fanboi

      Does this play until the end of the video, or does it swap videos at a given time?

      I'd actually be down for watching Back to the Future from CQ, just for lulz.

      July 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm Reply
      1. Bob

        Plays the full length of the video. I encoded a SG:A episode and watched it from the sofa 😉

        July 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm Reply
        1. u sir, are my hero!

          July 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm Reply
        2. Best Movies ever ...

          Christopher Walken pleases this
          http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/6981/201107161

          July 16, 2011 at 3:48 pm Reply
    12. bau bau

      CCP are clowns….

      this used to be a nice game, which I don't know why CCP decided to ruine. And the pity thing is that I played it for years and have no say about it…

      every day of this week servers are down for 'database issues' ?!

      July 15, 2011 at 5:21 pm Reply
    13. Former NC

      Wow, a reason to have CQ turned back on? 😀

      July 15, 2011 at 5:36 pm Reply
    14. Ex -42-

      At least it would take attention away from The Door.

      July 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm Reply
    15. One Sided

      OK, so we got in game browser, in game video player next thing should be in game application runner…

      Cause CCP heard we like EVE and then we could put EVE in our EVE so we can play while we play!

      July 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm Reply
    16. Muul Udonii

      Awesome, I wonder if it is intentional? A hidden Easter Egg maybe?

      July 15, 2011 at 6:52 pm Reply
    17. One Sided

      Fuck monocles, a wall sized TV is all CQ needs in terms of customization.

      July 15, 2011 at 7:01 pm Reply
    18. all_im_gonna_say

      all i'm going to say is: Edward James Olmos

      July 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm Reply
    19. anonymous

      Why doesn't CCP use video tutorials this way?
      That would be awesome for new players. But then again they might not wanna show performance issues like the sound warping.

      July 15, 2011 at 8:08 pm Reply
      1. Mintrolio

        CONFRIMIGN THIS

        ALSO WUOLD BE MUCH BETTRE THEN THE CURRENT SOUND JUKBOX.

        ALSO IF CCP ALOW CUSTOM PLAYLIST FUR VIDEO HEAR – MAK VIDEO JUKBOX.

        ALSO THEN MANY PEEPOL WILL LIKE TO SIT ON SOFA AND TO WACHT VIDEO THREW THEM $70 MONICAL OR GOGGELS WHILE SIT IN SOFA WIT $500 LINGERIE FROM NEX STOERS.

        ALSO CCP TAKES SOME IDEA HEAR AND MEK IT REAL.

        THAT IS ALLES.

        KEEP UP THE GOOD POASTIGN !

        July 16, 2011 at 6:30 am Reply
        1. DrinkingHaterade

          Still talking trash at your hideous spelling and grammar. QFP

          July 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm Reply
    20. Random Asshole

      MODS ARE ASLEEP, POST PONIES!

      July 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm Reply
    21. little pony fan

      Now, can someone tell me how to change the static picture of the door? Pretty please???

      July 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm Reply
    22. little pony fan

      So, how to we change the static picture of a door?

      July 15, 2011 at 9:11 pm Reply
    23. Headerman

      lol CCP cashflow, how appropriate!

      July 16, 2011 at 12:03 am Reply
    24. Guest

      I may have to un-cancle my account ponies make everything better

      July 16, 2011 at 1:06 am Reply
    25. CumInCouch

      Who has1000 gig bik clip of PORN ???-)))))))))))))))))))

      July 16, 2011 at 3:17 am Reply
    26. Best Movies ever ...

      i try to convert harold and kumar into .bik format
      16h remaining so far. hurray o/

      July 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm Reply
    27. Silus

      More to the point, this isnt really a community option with the bink video tooks costing several thousand USD. Unless I missed the link to a free version. Are there more accessable tools available?

      July 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm Reply
    28. Alljump

      Heh got it working, not bad. Thing is you have to turn the ambient sound up and that means turning up the background noise from inside CQ to pretty nasty levels to hear whats on your video. Anyone know of a way to get rid of the sound file that makes it?

      July 16, 2011 at 1:43 pm Reply
    29. Best Movies ever ...

      i try to convert harold and kumar into .bik format

      July 16, 2011 at 2:50 pm Reply
    30. Guest

      this needs to be cross posted on equestria daily as it is pony related

      July 18, 2011 at 3:06 am Reply
    31. […] its too soon to say, but we like what the latest developments. We already reported on the awesome ponies in stations, the possibilities are quite interesting, what would you put on this, wow if only I could get […]

      September 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm

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