Thanks for the response Alex. I took a look at the loading_main.xml files for both games, as they seem to be the ones that control it. I may have mistaken the name by the way, but it's close. Anyways, turns out that the slideshow effect in Fallout 3 was done using a .nif file. That same file is still present in Fallout New Vegas, however the animation has been removed. I tried replacing it with the FO3 version, but no luck. Any attempts to modify the xml file, even to just comment out the part that applies the black background for the text box tips, causes the game to crash on startup. Any other ideas?