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XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:09 AM
hi guys, i just tried FRAPS and i put the game in 640 resolution cuss the free version only supports that, well game runs good perfect, but whend i hit record, it slows down big time inposible to play that way, i have windows 98, u guys think fraps and windows 98 dont mach.

my sistem specs are below


AMD XP 2500
radeon 9800 128 mb
WINDOWS 98.
DSL conection.



i can play the game at higwer resolutions at perfect mode and it runs smooth, but that fraps program slows down way to much and i cant fly that way, and i cant make my self a movie 8-(.

another thing, is there a player that can play FB movies ? the ones that u can record in game,those work great and game wont slow down....i wish i could show em to my friends, but windows player wont show em.

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 09:09 AM
hi guys, i just tried FRAPS and i put the game in 640 resolution cuss the free version only supports that, well game runs good perfect, but whend i hit record, it slows down big time inposible to play that way, i have windows 98, u guys think fraps and windows 98 dont mach.

my sistem specs are below


AMD XP 2500
radeon 9800 128 mb
WINDOWS 98.
DSL conection.



i can play the game at higwer resolutions at perfect mode and it runs smooth, but that fraps program slows down way to much and i cant fly that way, and i cant make my self a movie 8-(.

another thing, is there a player that can play FB movies ? the ones that u can record in game,those work great and game wont slow down....i wish i could show em to my friends, but windows player wont show em.

XyZspineZyX
10-18-2003, 10:45 AM
Fraps is gonna hit your performance whatever system you are running (I'm running XP2600+ with 1GB DDR2700, GF4 Ti4200 128MB). It is writing an enormous amount of AVI data to your hard drive as fast as it can (near uncompressed data).
As a consequence whatever game you are playing and capturing is going to suffer a big drop in frame rate.

The movie makers of this forum, don't capture their footage during realtime play. That would make for a very difficult experience.

We play our missions, campaigns, FMB's, QMB's or whatever as a normal game but record tracks of this game. It is later that we capture this footage by reducing the resolution of the game to 640x480 (with anti-aliasing, perfect settings etc...) and then playing back the tracks at half speed (as it stands there is no software than can capture at normal speed without dropping frames). The video is typically captured with fraps at 15fps and then in a video editor this is doubled to 30fps which will give normal speed playback of the video that was captured at half speed.

Check out the threads in this forum regarding capture software and techniques...

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Message Edited on 10/18/0312:52PM by Scragbat

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 01:49 PM
Hi Scragbat and Issasmus

Scragbat that's just a proof of what mis-information or dis-information can do to a newbie ;( thanks to ubi's will to post a link to Virtual War Cinema on this forum, we're flooded by questions like this one.

Altough we can give those newbies a better chance to discover the path to movie making by giving them the following link

http://www.blacksheepwebdesign.net/VirtualWarCinema/viewtopic.php?t=33&highlight=

Issamus never be afraid to ask questions but only to make the wrong answers.

Good flight to you !

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:24 PM
Yeah, like I said in a previous post...

If we could have a FAQ link at the top of this forum (or a link to VWC which would be better), then the fresh movie makers could go straight there and get the answers to all the questions that a beginner needs when starting out.

If we don't get a link like this and because the search facility isn't up to scratch here, we will keep getting the same questions over and over.

Simply a link at the top of the forum called 'Beginners Guide', which will take them to VWC (Software Technical Support) or a FAQ.

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Message Edited on 10/20/0303:25PM by Scragbat

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 03:32 PM
Scragbat wrote:
- Yeah, like I said in a previous post...
-
- If we could have a FAQ link at the top of this forum
- (or a link to VWC which would be better), then the
- fresh movie makers could go straight there and get
- the answers to all the questions that a beginner
- needs when starting out.
-
- If we don't get a link like this and because the
- search facility isn't up to scratch here, we will
- keep getting the same questions over and over.
-
- Simply a link at the top of the forum called
- 'Beginners Guide', which will take them to VWC
- (Software Technical Support) or a FAQ.



The wish of the patient will be granted.

____________________

Vengeanze

XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 06:16 PM
I have an Athlon xp 1800+ (1.53 ghz) and a 128 MB 9100 Radeon Card with 512 MB and Direct X 9.0 B installed.

I use Camtasia www.techsmith.com (http://www.techsmith.com) and I record at 640 x 480 without any lag what so ever when capturing recorded Il2 Tracks!

If I record a Live game like Fs2004, then my frame rate will drop.




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XyZspineZyX
10-20-2003, 07:02 PM
No lag what so ever?
Are you kidding?
Are you saying it is performing better than fraps?
Are you capturing at 25fps or 30fps with your quality settings maxed out?

I have Athlon XP 2600+ with 1GB DDR PC2700, Geforece 4 Ti4200 128MB
Sorry for all the questions /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif
If you can get quality capturing at high frame rates with audio, then I'll stop using fraps...

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XyZspineZyX
10-21-2003, 03:53 AM
Ahh you hit the head on the Hammer!

I never record audio at the same time as video, and yes I record at 25fps with OPenGL settings at max, not with Direct X settings in perfect mode.

I am sure if you were to try it that way, you would agree!

Cheers Scragbat!



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