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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 »
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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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