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    Kodu - Disable Startup Video

    Hello,

    We have Kodu Game Lab 1.3.5.0 installed in one of our IT Suites running Windows 7 64-bit. I have been asked if it is possible to disable the startup video as this wastes time during the lesson. Does anybody know a way of doing this?

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    Not found a way of doing it. As we have roaming profiles it only happens once on first run, our IT department were happy enough with that.

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    I have found that it only runs the first time too. I have found a way of disabling the video, by deleting the video itself located in c:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Research\Kodu Game Lab\Content\Video. Kodu then starts up successfully without the startup video.

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    Something else you can do to speed it up is to disable the update check by editing the SiteOptions.xml file in the \Content\Xml subfolder. i.e.

    From
    Code:
    <CheckForUpdates>true</CheckForUpdates>
    To
    Code:
    <CheckForUpdates>false</CheckForUpdates>
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    Kodu then starts up successfully without the startup video.
    I was going suggest that too. Renaming the Intro.wmv file should also do the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Something else you can do to speed it up is to disable the update check by editing the SiteOptions.xml
    You can also achieve this by adding /NoUpdate at the end of the shortcut, you can also use /NoInstrumentation to stop it from sending info to Microsoft.

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    Thanks for your help guys and the tip about updates is useful

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