As discussed before (https://forums.flightsimulator.com/t/splash-screen-please/216577)
I wanted to have some sort of splash screen displayed after starting up MSFS
Several times, I did mistakenly double start MSFS, just because I didn’t know if it was already started or not, as there’s no activity on screen for about 30 seconds on my computer, before the first logo screens appear
So I have assembled this simple batch script, that displays a Splash Screen to cover the first 30 seconds of blank activity after starting MSFS
A small video here to show what this script does:
It will load some MSFS online screen logo, and some text. Can be easily changed
It runs natively for the MS Store version. For Steam version, a specific line is to be uncommented
Feel free to download and use if you like!
How to install the script:
This is a batch command line script.
Just download the file (or copy/paste its content to a file) from the link below, and save it anywhere on your PC, with a .bat extension e.g. “somename.bat”
MS Store version: You can start the .bat file directly for MS Store version.
For Steam:, do these changes:
- uncomment the line:
- comment or remove the line:
cmd.exe /C start shell:AppsFolder\Microsoft.FlightSimulator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App
To add a shortcut icon as on the video, you need to create a shortcut to the .bat file you just created
Then, change the icon as for any shortcut in the properties, and choose to start Minimized
The icon and script are available here: