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Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead?

Each time I open TF2 I see the wonderful valve loading movie, I remember there was an option of --novideo for HL1 which used to remove it.

Any similar command line / preference I can use to disable it for Steam / TF2?


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You can use "-novid" in for any Source game. To add it, right click on game and select properties. Then "Set Launch Options" and type in "-novid". This will skip the launch video.

  • Is there a list of all Launch Options for Steam games anywhere?
    – Tom
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 21:45
  • Here you go developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Launch_options#Source_Games
    – Dracs
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 22:15
  • Will these options sync between Steam installs / machines?
    – Tom
    Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 11:02
  • I don't believe so
    – Dracs
    Commented Nov 21, 2011 at 17:48

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