Revised Civ 5 Intro Video
If anybody is looking for an alternative to the default intro video played at EVERY startup or if you're tired of staring at a blank screen because you disabled it, check out the video I've created to replace it. Maybe you'll like it!
I've created it a while ago and have been using it since (the patch update didn't even affect it either). Just throwing it out here again if anybody is interested since there's now a renewed interest in the game and it's possibly bringing back older players.
Download Page at Civfanatics
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I think it's too short. By the time it gets to the old man saying "Welcome back, my son.", it's loaded for me. I'd still get a blank screen for a short while on something that long.
I get to "... I've missed you. Have the - " Then it loads.
Originally Posted by Floating Pants
IDK, it's silly, but it just kind of annoys me. I've gotten into the habit of switching off the speakers until I'm in-game.
I switch off my speakers too! And it stops at about the same spot for me, "Have the me-" and then it loads.
Originally Posted by neptunegears
I really wish they had done something different.
As in: this thread. Nice job OP. While I probably won't install your intro because I don't like mods generally, I do appreciate the gap you've filled.
I think when I used to have the video enabled, I'd get just a little bit passed the ventilation hole in the tent before it was able to load the menu.
Hmm... I didn't realize it takes that long to load the menu screen for some. If that's the case, then I guess you're right, Floating Pants, it's too short and you'll have to see a bit of blank screen towards the end anyway. Bummer.
Perhaps I'll revise it again when I have time and I'll let the Civilization V title linger a bit longer; maybe that would help.
I wish there was a loading bar at the bottom. Sometimes it loads right when the "son" enters the tent, sometimes it takes way longer and its annoying. I press Esc, Enter, Right mouse button, and the left mouse button, because "maybe its done loading and I haven't pressed the right 'skip movie' button yet". A loading bar would at least give me an idea how long its going to take this time around.
Nice job, although I will not install it. Menu screen pops ud just after the Gamespy logo.... God I love my SSD harddisk.
I am probably in the minority here, but I actually enjoy watching that default video every time I start Civ V.
My load finishes distinctly earlier with the last patch (Jun 2011)