When opening Left 4 Dead (1 or 2), the cinematic intros get old after you’ve seen them a couple times. Rather than having to hit ESC on your keyboard to skip these videos every time you open the game, we’ll show you a quick and easy way to disable the intros.
Follow the step by step instructions below to add the
-novid option to your Steam game. This will automatically skip the cinematic intros that play when the game is opened.
1. Find the game in your library, then right click and go to properties.
2. In the general tab, click on ‘Set launch options’, and write
-novid in the box.
Click OK to save the changes, and that’s all there is to it. The intro cinematics are now disabled. You can get rid of the
-novid option if you ever want to re-enable them.