Stopping The Valve Intro

This tutorial will show you how to skip the annoying/time-consuming 'Valve Intro'

You know, The video of that guy with a Valve/Tap on his head.

Step 1.

Open Steam, Right click on 'Team Fortress 2' and click 'Properties'

Step 2.

Click on 'Set launch Options...'

Step 3.

In the box that comes up, Type '-novid' (without the 's)

Step 4.

Click OK and close down all of the windows. Thats it! The Intro video will now stop playing when you launch TF2.

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  • GREATJOB_'s Levels
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    • Really helps, Thanks


    • I really can't watch my modded intros cause it's too noisy :(


    • is there a way to reduce that sound cause it's loud :|
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    or press the space bar

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    • helped the game loading not be so long


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    Posted by insanitor37 Now, what if I want the video back?

    Delete 'novid', and it will come back.

    Self-loathing moron.
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    Now, what if I want the video back?

    TF2 F2P newb
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    Pros: Ouh, I didn't liked the intro. It just wastes time. Thanks, helped.

    Cons: None, very good tutorial.

    Improvements: Didn't find what to improve.

    Notes: Thanks very much.

    Erectin' a Sentry!
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    Pros: helps Cons: none Improvements: none Notes: awesome tut.

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    Very handy

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    Posted by CrossXBreak Or you can press space when you load up lol.

    Or lol you don't have to lol press space or lol ESC ever lol again when lol using this lol procedure.


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    Or you can press space when you load up lol.



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