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No Intro with Maxis logo

by ellacharmed Posted 6th Mar 2013 at 4:17 PM - Updated 9th Mar 2013 at 3:37 PM by ellacharmed
163 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 20 Thanks Posts
Picked Upload! This is a picked upload! It showcases some of the best talent and creativity available on MTS and in the community.
Just an updated no intro mod. With patch 1.50, a new cute Maxis logo video was introduced. After the nostalgia and stuff wore off, it got pretty old pretty quickly. Especially when one is loading and reloading the game to test stuff.

This mod removes it. The other resources are re-exported, they weren't copied from Rick's version, although I learned what to do from studying what was done in that mod. This does not mean the original version no longer works - it still works! Just that, it has no idea the new resource (with the Maxis Logo) exists, so it won't block that.

Compatibility
Should work with all patch versions, from 1.50 onwards. Even games on patches older than 1.50.
This is a basic override mod that modifies all the _VID 0xB1CC1AF6 resources (from FullBuild1 / DeltaBuild1). Basically, it just replace the video with a blank black image as a video in each of the resource, if anyone is interested.

FAQ
Q: Do I need 1.50 version to use this mod? Will it work if I'm on 1.48 or older?
A: It should work. I've tested it while doing my patch tests - ie uninstalling and rolling back to 1.48 and 1.47 to test the 1.50 Incremental and Superpatch updates. If it does not work on your setup, be sure to include your base game's patch version and confirm that you have tested on a clean User Folder with just this mod in place, when you make a bug report.

Q: Do I need both versions of the no intro or just one?
A: Just choose one. Either this or the other (if you want the Maxis vid to still play if you're on 1.50). This is a replacement of the original by Rick, and would disable ALL no intro vids.




Additional Credits:
Rick, from his invaluable No Intro mod

You must have the expansion, game version or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 3
Built with Game Version: 1.50
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
nointromaxis.zip | version with the maxis logo removed

Size: 699 Bytes · Downloads: 140,675 · 6th Mar 2013
699 Bytes 140,675 6th Mar 2013
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

See: Game Help:TS3 CC Basicswiki for a full guide!
 
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Interstellar Traveler
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#2 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 4:27 PM
Awesome! Thank you so much!
Test Subject
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#3 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 4:38 PM
Haha, yes the nostalgia wore off pretty fast. Many thanks.
Ms. Byte
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#4 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 5:00 PM
Been wanting this - and it works like a charm! Thanks!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 5:14 PM
Thanks a Bunch! Yes, It is cute, but my first thought was; "I can't wait for a new nointro patch to disarm this cute thing". lol
Lab Assistant
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#6 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 5:18 PM
Finally! I was waiting this mod. Thank you so much! ^^
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 5:48 PM
Thank you so much for this.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 6:44 PM
Hi. I have just installed University life, but when i try to open the game with mods active...u know... resource.cfg, it crashes. If i delete that, the game loads but with no mods. Can someone please help??!! Thanks!
Test Subject
#9 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 7:16 PM
Is this just a no intro for the maxis part or a total no intro? Do I still need to keep the old no intro mod in, or does this replace it?
Field Researcher
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#10 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 7:53 PM
This is great. But wouldn't this cause the game to lag for us with slow Machines?
Test Subject
#11 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 8:28 PM
HiG33k: replacement, you just need this mod
Vinoue: no it doesn't, it only comes into play when loading the game, not in game play and it is way faster to use this than with the logo's and video.
ellacharmed: thank you for this, that logo was getting on my nerves.
Test Subject
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#12 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 8:46 PM
Thanks, Dragon! 1000 upvotes
Lab Assistant
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#13 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 9:43 PM
Thank you ever soo much. I actually downloaded it from your blog the other day.
Test Subject
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#14 Old 6th Mar 2013 at 10:29 PM
Thanks !!!!!!!!!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 7th Mar 2013 at 12:40 AM
Thank you so much! The new intro was bugging me so much.
mature minion
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#16 Old 7th Mar 2013 at 9:19 AM
Wonderful, thank you kindly!
Forum Resident
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#17 Old 7th Mar 2013 at 5:24 PM
I got a little giddy when I saw this, lol

Thank you!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 3:39 AM
Much appreciated!

I was a little shocked to see the Maxis logo again. lol
Forum Resident
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#19 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 5:13 PM
Thanks. Though I thought Maxis wasn't working on the sims anymore. ;O
Test Subject
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#20 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 9:03 PM
Just what I needed! Thank you
Test Subject
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#21 Old 8th Mar 2013 at 9:17 PM
I remember when this happened the first time and I've never played any other sims games on PC besides Sims 3, I thought I was loading the wrong game, or a mod had added something and that it was corrupt, since this occurred right after I did something to my laptop. It is nice to know that nothing is wrong with my game.
Now to remove this little thing! Thanks!
Lab Assistant
#22 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 1:33 AM
Random logos getting on your nerves? Just Kill them dead with new and improved NoIntroMaxis another fine product from Ellacharmed. Accept no substitute.

There you go, and Wherever you go, There you are.
Test Subject
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#23 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 3:45 AM
Does this mod get rid of the regular intro too? Do I have to run both nointro mods to remove the video and the maxis logo?
Test Subject
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#24 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 9:25 AM
oooohhh I didn't know the logo thing was because of the patch...I was surprised when I loaded my game and it showed up out of the blue. I immediately looked to make sure nointro was still installed, and it was...now I know what happened thanks for the mod
Test Subject
#25 Old 9th Mar 2013 at 2:12 PM
really? you guys obviously don't know that ea didn't create the sims games but maxis did. maxis is just owned by ea, they are not separate companies. anyway, I think maxis deserves 4 seconds of you viewing their logo for their amazing work of art. I do think this is a good mod, I'm just surprised by everyone commenting about how annoyed they are about this.
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