This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.
Under your EU3 directory there should be a folder named "movies". In later versions of the game the movies folder is empty.
The files are likely AVI files in Bink Player format. The player is the binkplay.exe in the Movies directory.
Making the Game skip the start up movies
To make the game not play the movies at startup, change the name of the movies folder to another name. "NoMovies" has been tested to work. No startup movies, just load the game. Deleting the folder also works with Patch 1.3
eu3.exe • eu3game.exe • launcher.html • load_bg.jpg • console_history.txt • empty.txt • gameplaysettings.txt • messagetypes_custom.txt • ReadMe.txt • Readme.txt.txt • settings.txt •
achievements folder () common folder • connectui folder () • decisions folder • events folder • gfx folder • history folder • interface folder • launcher folder () • localisation folder • logs folder • map folder • missions folder • mod folder • movies folder • music folder • save games folder • screenshots folder • sound folder • tutorial folder •