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Offline MadeManG74

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Recording PC game Software?
« on: February 08, 2010, 03:37:30 pm »
So I've been trying to capture some footage from a Sega Saturn emulator, but I can't seem to find any decent video capture programs to use. I tried using Jing Free, but it only records in swf, (and avi converters don't seem to work well at all), and it seems a little choppy.

I then tried Screen Camera, but that records and plays like a slideshow.  :x

I heard that Fraps works quite well, but I dont' want to try downloading another program right away, anyone know what works, or had any success in the past?
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010, 03:39:03 pm »
Fraps works. It's not free, but it works.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2010, 03:49:45 pm »
It's free if you know the right way of obtaining it.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2010, 04:16:22 pm »
Google - > "fraps torrent"
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2010, 04:32:52 pm »
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I tried FRAPS too, but it also seems to only record at about 3 frames per second.  :cry:

Looks like no video capture for me.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2010, 04:42:14 pm »
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I tried FRAPS too, but it also seems to only record at about 3 frames per second.  :cry:

Looks like no video capture for me.

That means your PC probably sucks then.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2010, 04:43:49 pm »
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Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I tried FRAPS too, but it also seems to only record at about 3 frames per second.  :cry:

Looks like no video capture for me.

That means your PC probably sucks then.

Thats what I thought too, it's a couple years old now, but it had a 512MB graphics card and 2GB of Ram with a Quad Core Processor.

I wouldn't say it 'sucks' but I'm not really a big PC gamer, so I don't upgrade it often.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2010, 06:17:23 pm »
Hum....

it shouldn't be working at 3FPS then..
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2010, 06:22:58 pm »
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Hum....

it shouldn't be working at 3FPS then..

I'm trying to record a the SSF Saturn Emulator, if that makes a difference. I think it was set to record at 30FPS, but it certainly didn't come out that way in the video.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2010, 06:25:51 pm »
Oh... right... I should of read your OP more carefully lol

I'm not an expert with emulators, but I know that SSF is quite a taxing emulator, that might be your issue.
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2010, 06:31:49 pm »
Quote from: "ShadiWulf"
Oh... right... I should of read your OP more carefully lol

I'm not an expert with emulators, but I know that SSF is quite a taxing emulator, that might be your issue.

Yeah, when I was playing the game it slowed down as well, maybe the combination of SSF and Fraps is too much?
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2010, 06:38:54 pm »
Quote from: "MadeManG74"
Quote from: "ShadiWulf"
Oh... right... I should of read your OP more carefully lol

I'm not an expert with emulators, but I know that SSF is quite a taxing emulator, that might be your issue.

Yeah, when I was playing the game it slowed down as well, maybe the combination of SSF and Fraps is too much?

Most likely!

Time to upgrade that bitch! ^_^

http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/desktops ... =dhs&cs=19



or build your own PC
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2010, 06:39:56 pm »
Not sure I'm ready for an upgrade just yet, most taxing game I have is Empire, and that runs perfectly fine on the PC.  8-)
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2010, 07:34:16 pm »
SSF isn't really that taxing... I think a entry level AMD Athlon 64 X2 and a decent midrange video card of the same vintage (2005-06) should run it pretty decently. I went from a Athlon 64 X2 5000+ 2.6GHz dual core to a Phenom II X4 940 3GHz quad, and I didn't notice much difference.

You using the Aero theme if you have Vista or 7? Lots of programs running?
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Re: Recording PC game Software?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2023, 04:28:26 am »

There are several popular PC game recording software options that you can try:
1. OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) is a free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming.
2. Bandicam is another popular screen recording software that is known for its high-quality video output and low CPU usage.
3. Nvidia Shadowplay (or AMD ReLive) is a screen recording software that comes built-in with NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards.
4. Fraps is a classic game recording software that is known for its simplicity and reliability.
In the same way it's worth mentioning that the output quality of your recording could be affected by the performance of your computer, so make sure that your computer meets the minimum system requirements for the software you choose. Additionally, consider trying different recording settings and video codecs to see which one works best for your needs.
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