How to bypass the starting videos for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor (PC)

Love em of hate me, we simply wish developers would give us the option to bypass the starting videos whenever we fire up our games. Sure seeing that nice intro or video card advertisement may be nice the first couple of times but it wears off. After that it’s just a pain in the ass, right? Well thanks to Funo over at NeoGAF, you won’t need to worry about that anymore for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor.

In order to skip the videos you will need to rename certain files, so if you’re cautious about doing that then please don’t. Also keep in mind for step 2 that you’ll also have to do the file for your language as well. Got it? Alright, let’s get started!

How to skip the annoying intro videos:

1. Text screens and middleware:

goto:
Steam\SteamApps\common\ShadowOfMordor\game\interface\videos\legal

there, rename:
legaltext.vib -> legaltext_.vib
legaltext_fr.vib -> legaltext_fr_.vib
middleware.vib -> middleware_.vib

2. Nvidia and Shadow of Mordor title plate

goto:
Steam\SteamApps\common\ShadowOfMordor\game\interface\videos

there, rename:
intro.vib -> intro_.vib (plus your game language)
nvidia_splash.vib -> nvidia_splash_.vib

Thanks it! Go fire up the game and enjoy a slightly faster entry into what I consider contender for GOTY.

Source Funo @ NeoGAF

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