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Cxyrtyx and R0B0LUT10N

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About this mod

Experience all the content of the original loading screens at 4x (or 2x) the speed, because time is precious.

The original animations run at 15fps, some for as long as 20s.

This mod does not cut or re-compress animations; it alters file metadata for framerate, allowing playback 4x faster (60fps) or 2x faster (30fps)

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WHY?

Why use this instead of something else? This mod does not truncate the original animations or reduce their quality, it only speeds them up. You get the entire experience, but much faster.


DESCRIPTION

Experience all the content of the original loading screens at 4x (or 2x) the speed, because time is precious.

The original animations run at 15fps, some for as long as 20s.

This mod does not cut the or re-compress the animations; it only alters the file metadata concerning framerate, so that they play 4x faster (60fps) or 2x faster (30fps), it's your choice.

The EXE alters all load_*.bik files except:

Mass Effect 2\BioGame\Movies\load_f19.bik
Mass Effect 2\BioGame\Movies\load_f99.bik


DISCLAIMER

Backup your game first: I am not responsible should your game stop working. Do not use this in conjunction with any other "Shorter Loading" mod that exists; this is intended to work on your original  load_*.bik files and nothing else.


USE

Run the EXE and point it at your Mass Effect 2 directory, something like:

L:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2

Select your rate. I suggest trying 4x. If you feel it's too fast, you can always re-run the EXE at 2x.


SAMPLE 4X SPEED BUT WITH YOUTUBE RECOMPRESSION

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBS0eSqPzjw


V2.0 EXE AND SOURCE

https://github.com/SirCxyrtyx/ME2-4x-Faster-Loading-Screens/releases/tag/0.2


VERSION HISTORY

V2.0 - 2018-03-20 - EXE to modify bik metadata, version by Cxyrtyx
V1.0 - 2018-03-14 - Manual bik file replacement, version by R0B0LUT10N


CREDITS

Cxyrtyx - V2.0 EXE implementation
CreeperLava - bink investigation
R0B0LUT10N - V1.0 manual implementation
mirhl and Riagu - inspiration


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