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There are a bunch of brief - but unskippable - movies playing when I launch Master of Orion. Is there some way to skip those, preferably permanently?

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  • As I haven't played the game yet, I won't give an answer; but in most games video files work the same view, so I'll give this general suggestion. Video files should be available in the game directory. Look for a video directory in the game folger. In genreal intro-videos are called intro.bik and logo.bik or something similar. Deleting those shouldn't create any problems, they will simply be skipped and you get the main menu.
    – Dulkan
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 7:26
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    @Dulkan renaming them is safer. . . Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 7:45
  • @Namikaze Technically yes, but practically it doesn't make much of a difference. Whether you rename them back or get them out of the recycle bin, if something doesn't work, doesn't matter. If the game really wants them, they'll be redownloaded anyway(on steam or gog galaxy at least). And I've never experienced a patch so far, which refuses to work because video files are missing. Then again, the small amount of storage space you waste on keeping them doesn't matter as well.
    – Dulkan
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 7:52
  • It might be better to replace them with a zero length blank video instead of just deleting them. Less room for unexpected behavior.
    – Fambida
    Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 7:53
  • ahaha . .. i always use shift+del when deleting small file, so i assume other do that too. Commented Mar 24, 2016 at 7:56

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To skip the intro movies, edit the file "sharedassets0.assets" with a HEX editor and search for the 1st occurrence of "DURATION=8.00" (mine is at 0x667C81), change it to "DURATION=0.00". Next, search for the 1st occurrence of "DURATION=62.68" (mine is at 0x9058CC), change it to "DURATION=00.00" and save the file.

This will disable the WG LABS video and the introduction cinematic, but I couldn't find a way to get rid of the NGD logo, if anyone knows, please share.

HTH, Og

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