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sungam

Tutorial: Removing the Intro Splash Screen

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sungam

I found the intro splash screen rather annoying.

So I set out to find a way to disable it.

 

Grabbed OpenIV to search the files to find the damn .bik file

Found it, it's called "rockstar_logos.bik"

 

So I opened GTA5.exe in a hex editor, I use WinHex

Did a search for "rockstar_logos.bik"

Luckily it was right there in plain text.

 

pnHSR7P.jpg

 

 

So I just zero'd out the whole path to the the bik file.

 

7aTwfrW.jpg

 

Saved it, ran the game.

 

BINGO!

No more intro splash screen, save yourself 15 seconds on startup =D

 

This worked on my steam copy.

No reason it shouldn't work on the rockstar games social club version.

 

 

EDIT:

 

Video Here updated with nice easy to view screen tutorial.:

 

 

Enjoy!

Edited by sungam

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oCrapaCreeper

Oh this is going to save me so much time from restarting over and over to tweak graphics settings.

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Lexus.V

Oh thats great but im afraid of side effects

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sungam

Oh thats great but im afraid of side effects

 

Yeah I was surprised it even worked.

I thought they would have some sort of crc checksum on the exe to test for modified client file...

But I was wrong, nothing...

 

It's worked fine for me for the past couple hours in campaign and online with no crashes or ill-effects.

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OldMagickBeard

Winhex needs a serial key to save a file of that size. I used Frehd: http://frhed.sourceforge.net/en/ totally free

 

But yeah this is awesome, the loading screens are tedious as it is, this is a time saver. :)

Edited by OldMagickBeard

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Glumok

Thanks for the tip!

 

I did the same, but with Notepad++ (freeware),

and simply changed one letter, to get this good old Cockstar instead:

ikpJF62rLVF9.jpg

 

Works like a charm. Lots of interesting things in this exe.
Haven't been able to locate the two annoying legal screens, though...

Edited by Glumok

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sungam

Thanks for the tip!

 

I did the same, but with Notepad++ (freeware),

and simply changed one letter, to get this good old Cockstar instead:

ikpJF62rLVF9.jpg

 

Works like a charm. Lots of interesting things in this exe.

Haven't been able to locate the two annoying legal screens, though...

 

 

LOL! Nice one.

Never thought of using notepad++

Usualy stuff like that corupts when you save becasue of differeing unicode/unicode not loading properly.

 

Yeah I'm trying to find the 2 other warning/info pages. But I suspect they are not images/videos.

Hard coded in.

 

Need to brush up on my olly debug asembly skills -_-

Edited by sungam

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fenderjaguar

When I try to edit the .exe in notepad++, notepad++ itself seems to crash...

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SlackulatoR

When I try to edit the .exe in notepad++, notepad++ itself seems to crash...

 

Mine lagged for a bit but didn't crash, try openning notepad++ as admin then open the file and try?

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MajorVienna

Thanks. No more of that rubbish.

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Corky McButterpants

Awesome tip OP - worked a treat with HxD editor.

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RussianFighter

I want to do this.

But, I'm hesitating because.... What about online hash checking?

I'm pretty sure there has to be something like that.

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fenderjaguar

Mine lagged for a bit but didn't crash, try openning notepad++ as admin then open the file and try?

 

 

Thanks. I was just being impatient!

Edited by fenderjaguar

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CriticalCrox

Thanks for sharing this.

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Collekt

awesome find, thanks for sharing

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mojito

Thanks

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Jax765

Very nice, but I'll wait until someone releases a mod to change the .bik file itself. Messing with the .exe could probably result in a ban.

Edited by Jax765

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DerpCat

I want to do this.

But, I'm hesitating because.... What about online hash checking?

I'm pretty sure there has to be something like that.

 

Very nice, but I'll wait until someone releases a mod to change the .bik file itself. Messing with the .exe could probably result in a ban.

Same, ill wait to see if this is even stable.

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FunGt

Nice find, thank you, I used this to edit the exe. (free, no install)

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ThunderBanana

I love you. Now I just need an SSD to put the game on :lol:

Edited by ThunderBanana

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sungam

Just an update, I've added a proper non crappy phone camera video tutorial.

 

 

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SideshowRock

Oh GOD YES. Thanks !

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xeramon

Hey guys,

 

I wrote a small program that deletes the intro.

 

ca484c50-f376-11e4-8b87-0c7299b36349.png

 

Here is the Github link.

 

 

This tool on gta5-mods

 

 

 

The program is open source so you can look up how it works and/or recompile it yourself.

Edited by xeramon

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Plutia

Hey guys,

 

I wrote a small program that deletes the intro.

 

ca484c50-f376-11e4-8b87-0c7299b36349.png

 

Here is the Github link.

 

 

This tool on gta5-mods

 

 

 

The program is open source so you can look up how it works and/or recompile it yourself.

Works like a charm, thanks. Still wish there was a way without modifying exe

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xeramon

 

Hey guys,

 

I wrote a small program that deletes the intro.

 

ca484c50-f376-11e4-8b87-0c7299b36349.png

 

Here is the Github link.

 

 

This tool on gta5-mods

 

 

 

The program is open source so you can look up how it works and/or recompile it yourself.

Works like a charm, thanks. Still wish there was a way without modifying exe

 

 

Now there is one, you can just edit the rpf files with OpenIV 2.6 and replace the "rockstar_logos.bik" file with a dummy.

However the game start is still slightly faster when the .exe is edited. (I don't know why though)

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X33-SPECTRE

Does this count as a mod or is a bannable offense in GTA Online?

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Fireboyd78

Does this count as a mod or is a bannable offense in GTA Online?

I sincerely doubt it, since you're just changing (in this case, deleting) the filename of an intro video. This isn't considered an exploit.

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LeonEma

There is a way for remove annoying intro legal notes also?

thanks :)

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Medeiros

Bumping this, since I'm interested in seeing if anyone found out about removing the legal notes. :r*:

I did this:

Thanks for the tip!

I did the same, but with Notepad++ (freeware),
and simply changed one letter, to get this good old Cockstar instead:
ikpJF62rLVF9.jpg

Works like a charm. Lots of interesting things in this exe.
Haven't been able to locate the two annoying legal screens, though...

...and it works. :)

I prefer doing that rather than patching the game, because it's annoying to run the patch every single time.

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MPowell

Those damn loud ear-piercing sirens in that splash screen are the worst, especially if you have the surround on and volume up or headphones on, it is like they amplified those sirens just to f*ck with you. Then when I was on the PS3 having to wait with that dull-moody-put-me-to-sleep background instrumental, I could see 30 seconds but 2-3 minutes and it just loads after that annoying high pitched "dddddddrrrrrrrrrrrrr" sound. Though Im glad it was that rather than some migraine hiphop trash.

 

Luckily GTA V on PC loads extremely fast for me.

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