BF2142 – Disabling the Intro Movies
The last tip that I passed along for BF2142 for autologin might have helped out, but this one will help get you into the game faster.
The introductory movies to BF2142 add to the startup time for the game, as well as the memory usage. To disable them permanently, you can’t use the +restart command line command, as this no longer works. I also don’t recommend deleting the movie files – this may cause problems with verification of client information on certain servers and/or with Punkbuster. So the simplest method to skip the startup movies is to go to your \Program Files\Electronic Arts\Battlefield 2142\mods\bf2142\Movies directory and rename all the .bik files to something else (e.g. rename EA.bik to EA._bik). This will prevent these movie files from loading at startup and take you straight to the main login screen.
Note that renaming or moving the Titan tutorial movie titan_tutorial.bik will cause problems if you try to view the Titan Tutorial by clicking the ‘Titan Tips’ option under Multiplay, so it is not recommend that you rename this file – you can leave it as is, as it does not add to the startup time in the full version of the game.