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Given that the loading part is fast enough by itself, I have seen the intro video showing Bethesda enough by now. When launching the game I want to play as fast as possible, espectially when I quickly need to check something.

Is it possible to disable the intro video?

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Yes, it is.

Go to your Skyrim folder. Inside this folder there should be a folder called "Data". Inside this folder should be a folder called "Video". Delete the video called: BGS_Logo.bik

It should be the only video inside the folder. I have also tested and verified this works (and doesn't break the game). It just puts you on the start menu where you can load or start a new game.

Possible locations, replace the path where applicable, check the (x86) folder on 64-bit systems.

  • %ProgramFiles%\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Skyrim\Data\Video\BGS_Logo.bik

  • %ProgramFiles%\The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim\Data\Video\BGS_Logo.bik

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You should rename the video really, if you delete it you can't go back. –  Tacroy Aug 9 '12 at 1:30
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@Tacroy You can verify files in Steam and it'll restore them. In other words, you can redownload that and only that through Steam. –  crazysim Sep 4 '12 at 18:09
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@crazysim Riiiiiiight, man, I keep on forgetting the wonders of living in the cloud... –  Tacroy Sep 4 '12 at 18:20
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@crazysim However that will probably cause Steam to also check all other files for corruption, effectively wasting a lot of processor time, especially compared to the little space the renamed video takes up –  Zommuter Jul 3 '13 at 8:30
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This does NOT work. Deleted the video from the skyrim data folder and the video still plays. it must be stored elsewhere. –  user52020 Jul 16 '13 at 23:09
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  • Go to %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\ or C:\Users\<username>\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim
  • Open Skyrim.ini. Navigate to the [General] section.
  • Add the following line at the end of the section:
    sIntroSequence=
  • Save the file.

Source: PC Gaming Wiki, "Skyrim - Skip Intro"

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