Cryoned Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:54pm
Disable startup movies?
Anyone know how to do this?

I tried to delete the usm files or using a blank ones but then the game hangs in a black screen after boot.

I don't understand why devs doesn't give us the option to skip it with esc key at least.
Last edited by Cryoned; Mar 4, 2013 @ 11:22pm
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Inquisitor Warth (Vested) Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
The game loads data during the intro segment. You can skip the final video but the company watermarks are unskippable.
IceBlade Mar 4, 2013 @ 8:56pm 
A lot of game elements are loaded in the background as the logos are displaying. Probably they finish loading a lot sooner than the logos take to display, but as far as I know, there's no way to skip the SEGA and Sumo logo, along with the splash screen.
You can get into the game slightly faster by joining off someone in Steam with the game closed.
PS. Jinx
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<eVa> Zork Nemesis Mar 4, 2013 @ 10:35pm 
There's absolutely no way to remove them, confirmed by S0L, though I don't remember where that post was. He lamented that the Sumo staff has to sit through them too...
Amy R. Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:11am 
I'm gonna be honest here, i tested the theory in offline mode and there is a way to disable the intro movies (just not the skippable one). now from testing it affects nothing so i'm not sure what data is supposed to be loading while they run, i was able to skip the skippable intro at the same point, nothing was wrong with any menu and loading of the races was exactly the same.

So i know what SOL said that they're needed to load date in the back, but when i disabled them i didn't have any issues at all.
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I'm not gonna post how it's done as i'm unwilling to affect peoples games incase of a ban for a modified file while online, but it is possible and it doesn't affect the game in anyway from what i can tell.
PrimeSonic Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:28am 
How odd.
I have a CPU (and GPU) monitor running on my other screen at all times. When I start up the game, the CPUs all light up a lot during the intro movies. "Something" is being done in the background.

In any case, which movies did you disable? The opening company logos or the game's intro movie?
Amy R. Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:34am 
All of them apart from the one you can skip (the intro movie), when I started the game it jumped strait to the intro and I could skip it within seconds - nothing was missing and everything worked just fine.

I'm gonna ink a video in a minute to show you the start up.
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Amy R. Mar 5, 2013 @ 6:47am 
http://youtu.be/tLzm1MFpKJo
Quick demo of the no intros in offline mode, your seeing it from the moment I start the game.

http://youtu.be/qKeqP5SEEJU
Same demo with the intros enabled, again your seeing it from the moment I start the game.
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You'll noticed with the intro adverts it takes around 30 seconds to get to the menus, with the no intros fix it takes 15 seconds.

Simply put, whatever It loads has enough time to do so on the banner and first few seconds of the intro movie, it doesn't need the 3 intros (sega, sumo and criware) at the very start.
Last edited by Amy R.; Mar 5, 2013 @ 7:00am
PrimeSonic Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:02am 
I have vague idea about how this is done (since I added a mod to Skyrim to do the same thing).

And while something like this "might" trigger VAC, it would have to be checking a file that isn't crucial to game balance.
I wish SOL would confirm if this mod is okay. It would all depend on what they are planning to have VAC check.
Last edited by PrimeSonic; Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:03am
ZedHunter Jun 2, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
Bump. Do not enjoy paying for a game, then be forced to to look at vanity advertisements over and over due to some delusional executive. Needs an option to disable advertising.
BlackLionPT Jun 2, 2013 @ 7:44pm 
S0L already explained this. The game finish the loading of the background contents shortly after the first video starts saying "SEGAAAAAAA". If you join a online match using invite outside the game you can clearly see that the game will play a bit of the intro video before skipping to the menu. It's really a loading problem, skipping the intros won't really help much the game's boot :/
ZedHunter Jun 2, 2013 @ 8:10pm 
I do not believe them. I also do not think consumers parroting their lies solves the problem. Multicore processors, MultiGB Video cards, SSD's. Does not take that long to load what is needed to start that game. I believe in taking a stand against paying money to repeatedly have to wait for vanity advertising I do not want everytime I start the game.
IceBlade Jun 2, 2013 @ 8:31pm 
This is a console port. Logos have always been a way to hide loading on consoles. It could definitely be shorter as outlined in this thread.
I think that saying that we're "parroting their lies" is not entirely the best way to put your point across, as what I said was not a lie. Also note that a game 'loading' often goes far beyond just copying the contents of the game folder to addressable space, thus making the loading bottleneck not entirely I/O bound.
The factors you've listed don't really solve load times in many games; they only act as an increasingly alarming gap between mainstream games development and enthusiast desktop PCs.
If you want a real issue with paying for advertisements, then go to whatever cinema that you frequent and complain there. It's a much bigger problem.
ZedHunter Jun 2, 2013 @ 10:58pm 
Either you work for one of the companies attempting to justify something that could be fixed or you enjoy long intros before you can simply start the game. Which is it?
IceBlade Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:26pm 
The world is full of mysteries; some black, some white, some inbetween...
Actually no, you're just way off... I don't think there was anything in my post that stated that I liked intros, or that I worked for the company. I just see it as an odd thing to specifically complain when there are much more obtuse and irate forms of advertising present in today's society, not just games.
There's nothing I can really do to make you think otherwise; I'm merely providing explanations (or hypotheses if you will) as to why things are the way they are.
ZedHunter Jun 2, 2013 @ 11:33pm 
This is a games forum. This is a games site. This is a good game with too long an amount of time before playing due to advertising that I do not want to see over and over again each time I start the game. I do not enjoy advertising anywhere, especially not in a product I paid for.
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