Tired of pressing “ESC” to skip the advertisements in Crysis? Solution? Get rid of ’em.
The advertisements are simple video files located in the Crysis install directory. But instead of deleting them, I choose a less destructive path of giving the game a hard time by hiding them.
Navigate to your local Crysis installation folder. On a Windows XP system, the typical location would be:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis
From there, enter the folders containing the videos. From the Crysis root, open “Game”, “Localized” then “Video.” Your final path should be like this:
C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Crytek\Crysis\Game\Localized\Video
You will see the videos as *.SFD files and let’s start working from there. Simply rename the following files by appending any character at the end of it. Choose anything that the operating system will allow in filenames. In my case, I chose the number “1.”
Rename the following files:
- Trailer_Intel.sfd (Intel logo)
- Trailer_Nvidia.sfd (Nvidia logo)
- Trailer_EA.sfd (EA Logo)
- Trailer_Crytek.sfd (Crytek logo)
- Trailer_CrytekC.sfd (Crytek GmbH text)
Finally, enter the “English” folder and rename
- Trailer_Rating.sfd (ESRB Rating text)
I don’t recommend drastically renaming the files. Just appending an extra character is enough. In the end, my files looked like this:
- Trailer_Intel1.sfd (Intel logo)
- Trailer_Nvidia1.sfd (Nvidia logo)
- Trailer_EA1.sfd (EA Logo)
- Trailer_Crytek1.sfd (Crytek logo)
- Trailer_CrytekC1.sfd (Crytek GmbH text)
If you want the videos back, just revert back to the original filenames.
That’s pretty much it. The next time you start Crysis, it should go straight to the menu.
Enjoy and have fun with your ad-free gaming!