I'm really enjoying the newest Deus Ex, but I'm not enjoying sitting through the logos of the assorted developers and publishers each time the game loads. I remember modifying a file (maybe a .ini) in Borderlands to skip its opening logos so it wasn't so tedious, but I can't remember how this was done, or if the same thing is possible in DE:HR.

Anyone know how to do this? Thanks!

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    Are you playing on steam? If you are, you can try the "-nointro" command line argument. – Raven Dreamer Aug 24 '11 at 5:35
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    @Raven Dreamer, since every copy requires steam, your comment should be the answer – l I Aug 24 '11 at 10:42
  • nvm, I just tried putting -nointro in my launch options and it didn't work – l I Aug 24 '11 at 10:48
  • @yx_ I didn't realize it was a steamworks game. – Raven Dreamer Aug 26 '11 at 1:31
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    Your decision, of course, but you might want to change the accepted answer. Replacing files with ones from previous versions is probably not a very good idea, especially considering the alternative. – a cat Oct 10 '11 at 9:38

The September 15th, 2011 update adds the ability to skip through the opening logos using the space bar (source):

• Intro logos can now be skipped on all but the first run of the game.

  • ...and then they somehow forgot to put that in the Director's Cut -.- – DanMan Dec 25 '13 at 16:57
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    @DanMan seems like they must've added it in an update cause I can skip all the opening logos by hitting [space]. – Suman Roy Mar 30 '17 at 12:11

There is currently no known command-line argument or .ini setting to disable the intro movies. To make it even worse, the intro files are stored together in "bigfiles" (confirmed by a forum administrator). So you can't replace them with zero-length movies as if the movies were individual files.

  • I was afraid of that; guess I'll just consider that beer-grabbin' time. – Artless Aug 24 '11 at 17:17
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    i'm quite sure someone of the community will find out how to replace the movie files in the "bigfile". – Joe Scylla Aug 25 '11 at 6:34

Alternatively, you can replace your patch0.000 with this one to skip the intro with ENTER.

  • Hey Michael, you can probably edit this information into your first answer. – authenticgeek Aug 28 '11 at 18:25
  • It's not a clean fix, it's a workaround. I will edit my first answer if I find the clean cmd line or boolean parameter to modify. – Michael Aug 28 '11 at 18:39
  • Still the best thing I've seen so far; I'll change my happy check-mark to this one as it's far less depressing as a best answer (and works really well). Thanks! – Artless Aug 29 '11 at 3:08

I've followed the logic through with Ollydbg and it seems that originally they used to have a menu option for toggling intro movies on/off in the Options menu but they took it out. Instead they are hardcoding the instruction to toggle it on by default. And, I believe the reason there is no INI file/command-line/dev console option for toggling it is that they didn't provide one. The "UI/Disable Intro" string is just the title of the option for display in the Options menu and the longer string is the description. You'll notice that it is the only command in the entire strings table that lacks a command associated with it. They might add this in a future update if enough customers are angry about it, however. Perhaps we should petition them to do this.

On an unrelated note, someone out there might find these useful. I found them while looking for a way to solve the intro problem.

intro dynamic_ads g_unlockedDLCPacks infinite_ammo immortal accesscode nohud uberobject_info g_aimAssist

  • So they had an option that mercifully allowed you to skip the intro, and then they take it out in a subsequent update? Am I alone in thinking that this is a dick move? – a cat Aug 28 '11 at 21:59
  • That's really interesting palisade, but when you say "hardcoded" what do you mean? A simple boolean 00/01? Maybe you got the address? – Michael Aug 29 '11 at 13:02
  • Before the string push "UI/Disable Intro" there's a "PUSH 00", because I'm noob I thought it was the parameter that triggered the UI/Disable Intro option. It turned out that it wasn't. – Michael Aug 29 '11 at 13:10

There is a way to disable this intro. A parameter or command line disables it: Assembly proof (check the highlighted part). We just don't know the command yet, and because I got no skill at assembly, I can't trace the command.


Alternatively, I heard about this mod today that unlocks debug mode with an option to skip the menus...so that's something...


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