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19-02-05, 14:03
Hi does anybody kno if their is a program where i can record my gameplay on tr 1, 2 and AOD? Me and my friends are dubbing and making a movie out of them.

many thanks


19-02-05, 14:09
Try www.download.com (http://www.download.com) and search for freeware sound recorder programs - if that fails, I guess you could always use Windows Sound Recorder.

19-02-05, 14:29
thanks but i need the video

19-02-05, 14:37
Scooty, you want - > Virtual Dub (http://www.virtualdub.org/) < - - LINKIE

19-02-05, 14:39
thanks Joeseph

19-02-05, 16:00
Does this virtual record real time windows actions to, Say like if i set up Outlook Express for various accounts, i could record it and sent it to a friend?

Because i am sick of having to go round to all my thick friends house to set it up.

19-02-05, 16:24
joseph how does it work? it says it is not a valid win32 program (i placed the files on my desktop

19-02-05, 16:54
SparkY: no. It does not record actions you do in Windows, displayed on the desktop. For that purpose, there exists a program, i forgot the name. Macromedia bought up the company who made it and offers the program on their website. It's no freeware, it costs money. Look for it at www.macromedia.com. (http://www.macromedia.com.) The word 'Capture' was in the name i believe?

burninglight: i never used it myself. Simulation has, he knows. But what you say is a Windows problem. Hang on, i'll look for a link in Tech section with explanation of what to do.

[ 19. February 2005, 17:57: Message edited by: joseph ]

19-02-05, 17:09
For capturing activity on your desktop I have just been trying quite a good program called Capture Pad. Free version available

HERE (http://www.download.com/CapturePad/3000-2194_4-10197648.html?tag=lst-0-1)

[EDIT] You could then use Virtual Dub to edit the resulting AVI.

[ 19. February 2005, 18:13: Message edited by: Neteru ]

19-02-05, 17:20
SORRY burninglight!!! I gave you the wrong program! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif
Here is what you need: FRAPS (http://www.fraps.com/) < - linkie.

Fraps can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology. Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as: Benchmarking Software, Screen Capture Software and Realtime Video Capture Software.
Note:- The free version watermarks the video with DEMO

Sorry again. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif

19-02-05, 17:20
Hi Net that software is call i have just recorded writing this message lmao.

19-02-05, 17:25
And then, burninglight: If you are using FRAPS to capture video it will generate huge files. To optimise, edit and compress the video, use either Windows Movie Maker (available on Win XP) or download this free Video editing tool Virtual Dub.

Hello Net! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif Nice find!
Do you know by the way, how to solve burninglights "this is not a valid win32 program" problem? Knowledgebase i found some cases, but not the right one. We once had a case with a simple solution. Remember?

Are you on XP, burninglight? Maybe right-click on it and use the W98/ME compatibilty mode?

[ 19. February 2005, 18:26: Message edited by: joseph ]

19-02-05, 17:31
joseph, i already use fraps and i find it OK but it can only record 30 seconds.
i am on XP and it still is working after changing the compatability

[ 19. February 2005, 18:32: Message edited by: burninglight ]

19-02-05, 17:48
Burninglight, i just downloaded, installed and used VirtualDub. Maybe your download got corrupted. Throw away, and download again i would say.

19-02-05, 17:56
i downloaded the wrong one.. so how do you record with this thing?

19-02-05, 18:08
Sorry if you didn't notice i thought i already said it: Fraps is for capturing a videogame, VirtualDub is for editing. It is a "utility that can trim and clean up video before exporting to tape or processing with another program" like it says on their website.
You can open in it, a movie that you already have on your hdd, and edit it.
Sorry for the confusion, since i initially gave you the wrong program to your question. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 19. February 2005, 19:10: Message edited by: joseph ]

19-02-05, 18:41
I don't remember the case you're referring to Joseph. And I have no relevant article in my bookmarks. I would suspect it is more likely a corrupt download, as you mention.

BTW, I had to seek out that program Capture Pad when FRAPS wouldn't work at all for me. I know it doesn't work for Lacek either. I tried a couple of versions of it, and it just won't work. Capture pad is useful, but for me not ideal. It can be a pain actually. Or maybe I just don't have a fast enough processor to run it with a game! :D

Sparky, play around with it a bit. You can change the codec used for a more efficient recording. But watch it, sometimes when you first start the program for some odd reason, not all the codecs are available. Just run it a bit and after a while, they come back. :S