When I open borderlands through Steam, it opens a menu where I have to click play a second time. Then another splash screen Then it goes through these annoying, but at least skippable, intro videos. Is there any way I can bypass all this and have the game go directly to the opening menu?
Disabling the startup movies
It is possible to disable the startup movies by editing the WillowEngine.ini file located in your Documents/My Games folder and commenting out a few lines which define which videos play when the game launches.
The default location for the Borderlands 2 config folder within your Documents folder is;
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config\
Simply edit the file 'WillowEngine.ini' and find the following variables:
[FullScreenMovie] StartupMovies=2K_logo StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo StartupMovies=NVidia StartupMovies=Loading SkippableMovies=2K_logo SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo SkippableMovies=Attract SkippableMovies=NVidia
...and comment out the
StartupMovies lines as follows;
[FullScreenMovie] ;StartupMovies=2K_logo ;StartupMovies=Gearbox_logo ;StartupMovies=NVidia ;StartupMovies=Loading SkippableMovies=2K_logo SkippableMovies=Gearbox_logo SkippableMovies=Attract SkippableMovies=NVidia
This should cause the game to skip over these startup movies when you start Borderlands 2.
Disabling the launcher
To disable the Borderlands 2 launcher, set the following launch option within Steam:
To change launch options with Steam, do the following;
- Right-click on 'Borderlands 2' under the game Library in Steam and select Properties
- Under the General tab click the 'Set launch options...' button
- Enter the launch options as per above and click OK
- Close the Borderlands 2's 'Properties' window and launch the game
This will disable the 'Play/Setup' screen upon launching Borderlands 2 from within Steam.