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Due to the buggy nature of Far Cry 4 (and every major release lately it seems) I've sat through the 20 minute cutscene intro 2 times now, and I will gouge out my eyes if I have to do it again (patches changed something with save, etc;).

Is there a skip intro movie button I missed?

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No you can actually skip the intro :)

To do it you need a shortcut on your desktop, right click on it and select ‘Properties’. In the ‘Target’ box simply add “-skipintro” (minus the quotes) and click okay to confirm. For the Far Cry 4 intro skip to work, Far Cry 4 must be launched through the desktop executable rather than through your Uplay library.

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  • Interesting workaround, I followed your advice and was able to skip the cutscene.
    – childe
    Nov 20 '14 at 6:06
  • Neither this nor northkildon's solutions works for me. Has anyone got this to work for the steam version? The steam version opens, uplay, which opens steam again. I'm guessing the flag is lost in between. I was trying to launch it from ".../bin/FarCry4.exe" -skipintro Nov 26 '14 at 1:44
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    I'm fairly sure that -skipintro will skip the intro splash videos before you get to the main menu (nVidia, etc.), but it won't affect any in-game cutscenes and videos. Jan 11 '15 at 19:48
  • This does not provide an answer to the question, the method only skips the startup videos. It also apparently no longer works with the Uplay version: pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Far_Cry_4#Skip_intro_videos
    – user598527
    Mar 24 '17 at 13:17
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No you didn't miss anything, there are no buttons/ways to skip those unskippable cutscenes.

As horrible as it sounds, you'll have to watch them over and over again whenever a bug occurs, or you can go make dinner and dance a bit too if you want.

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  • Thanks, I thought so, I ended up ALT-TAB ing out of the game and then hitting the Windows key to free my cursor, the game ran silently in the background while I was free to do other things for 20 min ;)
    – Jakub
    Nov 19 '14 at 19:27
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And to skip the intro in Steam right-click Far Cry 4 in your library, then choose Properties, then go to SET LAUNCH OPTIONS:

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enter '-skipintro':

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and click OK

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    I'm fairly sure that -skipintro will skip the intro splash videos before you get to the main menu (nVidia, etc.), but it won't affect any in-game cutscenes and videos. Jan 11 '15 at 19:49
  • @FeralChimp: That's true, the command only skips the startup videos.
    – user598527
    Mar 24 '17 at 13:19
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maybe bit late, but just a thought.. download a gamespeed changer, most known would be cheat engine. Set hotkeys for normal speed and a faster speed (maybe x10). if a cutscene comes on, just fast forward till you can play again. Dont know if this is a possibility.

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  • If you don't know, it's better to post a comment (which I know you cannot do yet).
    – Joachim
    Mar 18 at 10:55

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