How to skip intro and legal notes in GTA 5?
This guide will explain how to skip intro and legal information in GTA 5. You may need this if you are a mod developer and you have to restart the game again and again in order to test your modes. Or you may be just a regular player who doesn’t want to wait 30 seconds every time after the game is launched.
Pay attention: all the following information is unofficial and may lead to the game crash or other problems. Though many players report that all the tips below work fine, beware. Modifying game files is always risky. You may even get banned!
WARNING: Before using any mod we recommend to backup your GTA.exe. This may save you a lot of time if something goes wrong.
Modifying EXE file [Doesn’t work right now]
The first solution that was found by game fans was very simple and effective. All you need is just modify .exe file in the core game folder.
In order to make the process easy you will need to download Notepad++ for this. The program allows editing a lot of different file formats with a different encoding. So you will not have any difficulties. We definitely recommend using this program.
[UPDATE] This method doesn’t work anymore. We have removed further instructions in order to not confuse our visitors. You can try the following method instead.
Using Special Mods
This mod https://github.com/grasmanek94/SkipIntro disables both Intro and Legal information without editing .exe file. It’s a very good solution because the EXE file stays untouched. You don’t put yourself at the risk of a sudden ban.
The downside is that you have to download the extension from GitHub and it can be infected with a virus. You have to trust the author. Though people report that all the files of that mod are safe, beware. Using a good anti-virus program is always a very good thing.
You will also require a compatible V .ASI loader in order to make all this work. For example, you can use Script Hook V.
The mod is compatible with GTA V STEAM Build 372 Online 1.27 and with GTA V RETAIL 335.1 Online 1.24 but the author says that it should work with any game version.
- Download Script Hook V and unzip the archive.
- Copy ScriptHookV.dll and dinput8.dll into the core GTA 5 folder (where the GTA.exe file is located).
- Download and unzip all the files from https://github.com/grasmanek94/SkipIntro GitHub repository.
- Place all the unzipped files including SkipIntro.asi into the main game folder
- Run the game and you will see the result
Though this script doesn’t remove the legal info, it decreases the intro time significantly.
GTAV No intro video v1.0.2 FINAL
GTAV No intro video v1.0.2 FINAL is another nice mod that does what you want. You can download it from www.gta5-mods.com/tools/gtav-no-intro-video-xeramon If you read the comments you will see that manu users are satisfied with it.