Loading screens

A special NUI frame is the frame called loadingScreen, which is shown during loading of FiveM, instead of the default client-side loading screen or the game loading screen, after joining into a server.

It is specified similarly to ui_page using loadscreen in the resource manifest:

loadscreen 'load.html'

file 'load.html'

loadscreen 'https://my-server.example.com/loadscreen/'


The loading screen will always be focused for both mouse and keyboard input, however the cursor is not shown by default for legacy reasons.

The NUI cursor can be enabled by adding a loadscreen_cursor entry to the resource manifest that contains the loading screen:

loadscreen_cursor 'yes'

Handover data

Server scripts can specify data pairs to send to the client loading screen using the handover function in the playerConnecting event. This data will be passed to the loading screen in the window.nuiHandoverData property.

In addition to data specified by the server, a field named serverAddress is also added with the current IP/port used for the client->server connection.


-- Server script
AddEventHandler('playerConnecting', function(_, _, deferrals)
    local source = source

        name = GetPlayerName(source)

<!-- loading screen page -->
<h1 id="namePlaceholder">Welcome, <span></span></h1>

<script type="text/javascript">
window.addEventListener('DOMContentLoaded', () => {
    console.log(`You are connecting to ${window.nuiHandoverData.serverAddress}`);

    // a thing to note is the use of innerText, not innerHTML: names are user input and could contain bad HTML!
    document.querySelector('#namePlaceholder > span').innerText = window.nuiHandoverData.name;


By default, the loading screen will show until SHUTDOWN_LOADING_SCREEN is called. However, you can also manually control exit lifetime by setting the loadscreen_manual_shutdown 'yes' directive in your resource manifest.

When doing so, the following natives become available once scripts start (after game load and connection to network):

This can be used to, say, add a custom fade-out effect from the loading screen to an in-game view, or integrate NUI events with early-game spawn selection UI.