Every time you start Left 4 Dead, it plays a short video to introduce Valve software, then it plays the game intro video. You can skip these videos by pressing ESC twice, but is there an easier way to do this automatically?

  • 2
    I actually quite like the game intro videos :P
    – Macha
    Jul 15, 2010 at 15:49
  • That's the best part of the game!
    – JohnFx
    Jul 15, 2010 at 15:54
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    @Macha @JohnFx It is an amazing video, for many reasons, but after watching it for the hundredth time I can now see it in my head.
    – cowgod
    Jul 15, 2010 at 16:29

1 Answer 1


Right-click the game's entry in your library, click "Properties", "Set Launch Options..." and add
-novid. That'll automatically skip all the videos.

By the way, this goes for any Source game.

  • That is brilliant. Is there something equally convenient for non-source steam games? Aug 1, 2014 at 22:10

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