Add custom loadscreen backgrounds for 2142 maps.
This issue has come up before from people who have made custom bf2142 levels, so after some research, I found out how to add custom loadscreen backgrounds for 2142 levels without effecting anything else in the mod. Normally the briefing.png files (the loadscreen background) are stored in the mods/bf2142/Menu_Client.zip\External\FlashMenu\images\eor\#LevelNameHere#\briefing.png. The blue is the file structure inside the zip btw. Well, to add your screen without changing anything in the mod, create a Menu_Client.zip with your png in the right spot inside the zip. Put this file in the levels folder.
I'm using Bloodgulch as an example here, a sweet map made by JONES. Copy the ClientArchives.con for the mod to somewhere like the desktop. Add this line to the very top (important!): fileManager.mountArchive Levels/Bloodgulch/Menu_Client.zip Menu Add the modified ClientArchives.con to the server.zip for the level you're editing. Open up the init.con while you're inside the server.zip. Add the circled lines in the pic below to the init.con and save it.
Done. Now when you load the level ingame, even in vanilla bf2142, you will have your loadscreen/briefing backdrop.