Do not you hate it when games force you to watch game intro movies over and over with no option to bypass them? This is especially problematic if a game displays half a dozen or so intro movies every time you load the game on your system. To give you an example, you may see producer and development team logo animations, Nvidia or AMD advertisement, the real intro of the game, maybe the logo of another team that worked on the multiplayer part, information about other technologies used by the developers and maybe even a second intro video or a third.
Some companies force you to watch all intro videos at least once before they give you options to bypass the videos on consecutive runs. Some, do not provide these options for select intros, for instance the company logo or advertisement for a video card manufacturer.
Too much if you ask me and highly annoying. The trick I'm going to show is definitely not working for all games but for many that I have been playing in the last months. All you need to do is one of the following things.
The easiest option is to locate the video folder of the game installation and rename or move the videos of the intros so that they cannot be located anymore by the game. Most games skip them but continue to load just fine.
I suggest to move the video files out of the folder which also provides you with backup options in case you moved one out that is required to play the game at all.
This method works for example in games like Dark Messiah of Might and Magic (locate the media folder and perform the operation on LogoArkane.bik, Logo_ubi.bik and Intro.bik) and Titan Quest (remove all videos in the video folder).
This method is not working for all games because some like to combine all movies in one big movie file which includes game movies as well. If you do not want to lose the game movies you will have to try the following method instead. Locate a .ini (sometimes .txt) file which determines the movies that are played during the startup. It would be startupvids.txt for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic. Clear the complete content and all intro movies are not played while starting the game.
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