How do I disable Civ 5's opening movie?

  • It seems like the opening movie always starts up and won't let me cancel it until it has played for about 10 seconds. Is that because it takes the game that long to load regardless? Is there a way to turn off the movie?

  • FAE

    FAE Correct answer

    10 years ago

    Since version 1.0.1.674:

    • Go to the game options and check the Skip Intro Video option:

      Picture of Skip Intro Video checkbox in Interface Options

    Earlier versions:

    • Navigate to My Documents/My Games/Sid Meier's Civilization V/ on a PC or ~/Documents/Aspyr/Sid Meier's Civilization 5 on a Mac.
    • Look for the file Usersettings.ini and open it in a text editor like Notepad
    • Search for the variable SkipIntroVideo = 0
    • Change the 0 to 1

    Enjoy your shiny, intro vid free Civ!

    This works, although unfortunately it doesn't seem to have much impact on the loading time. So I guess it really did just take that long to load, and the video is just there to help you pass the time.

    Important note -- unlike some steam games, configuring the launch options for civ V with -nointro has no effect.

    Interesting. It looks like there's an "Automated Workers leave improvements" option in that config file as well.

    @bwarner in my opinion it does shorten the load time, and the user S3nd41 seems to agree as well.

    Has a side benefit of my ATI card not forgetting it's 'overscan' setting and necessitating a visit to the control center.

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