skip unskippable intro movies?

Discussion in 'GameJackal' started by Zeratul, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    is there a possible way to tell gamejackel to skip (or enable to skip) the unskippable intro movies? (ie the pos ubisoft logo on every one of its games)

    any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    No option exists in Game Jackal
     
  3. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    i assumed as much.

    does anyone know of any way to get rid of those???

    i got rid of the intro thing in splinter cell chaos theory by editing some kind of file and deleting the names of the intro movies that werent skippable. but i dont remember how i did it and i seem to remember that the program replaced the movies with a black screen the length of the movie, so i didnt have to watch the movie, but it still took the same amount of time to get to the starting screen.
     
  4. matthew

    matthew SlySoft Team Member

    Hmmm... the only way I can think of doing this would be to send a string of key strokes to the game (i.e. escape etc). Might be an idea for a plugin ;)
     
  5. cnb_bas

    cnb_bas New Member

    i dont like them either...

    An idea you might want to try, but it does involve going into the program directory itself, so you've been warned.

    You navigate to the program folder of the game and look for a folder named "movies" or something to that effect. Once inside the folder you'll want to find any files ending with a .mpg, .avi, or in the usual case of games .bik. Once you've found the offending files, simply append ".bak" (or anything really...) to the name. What you're doing is preventing the game from "seeing" the files and thus they wont play. Another warning here, if any are named "ending" or if they sound important, dont rename them...you'd hate to play through a game and NOT see the ending you so rightly deserve. But, hey, that's why we append .BAK to the end of the files...in case we do remove a needed movie. Let me give a quick example to illustrate:

    C:\Program Files\Atari\Neverwinter Nights 2\Movies

    Inside this folder i found 7 files:
    AtariLogo.bik
    Credits.bik
    Intro.bik
    Legal.bik
    NvidiaLogo.bik
    OIELogo.bik
    WoTCLogo.bik

    These all look pretty boring save Intro.bik...but hey even then...i might get bored of it. All i do is then append .BAK to all the filenames so they read:
    AtariLogo.bik.BAK and so on...
    End result? No more annoying splash movies.8)

    Hope thats clear enough.
     
  6. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    thanks, ill have to try that
     
  7. Yard Waste

    Yard Waste Well-Known Member

    You really need to go to the forums that are specific for the game(s) you wish to find out aboout skiping the intro. You would get answers and directions faster and maybe some links to user made mods to do it for you. Some are easy such as Stalker where you add -nointro to the shortcut properties, more involved like the neverwinter methods (basically the same process as BF2), others just hitting a specific key. Anyway,your game specific forums are the place to head to or just Google and you will have your answers.