View Full Version : Saving combat recordings to desktop.

01-28-2007, 07:54 PM
Hey can you save your combat flight recordings to desktop? very hard to do? If anyones done this ples tell how? Cheers. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-28-2007, 09:13 PM
I assume you know how to record a track. The file is saved into c:\programfiles\ubi soft\il2forgottenbattles\records

you could manually move the file from there to your desktop, although I don't think it will play in the game then.

If you mean to record a track in a way that windows media player or something like that could play it, you could use FRAPS for that.

01-29-2007, 12:56 AM
Yeah I know how to record the combat etc but its in a format Im not familiar with. Just wondering if it would play via desktop once we place it to there... cant seem to find the recording in my games folder via the pc's programmes anywhere.

01-29-2007, 01:15 AM
NO... it's in Oleg's propiety record format...

You have to play it from within the IL2 game.

There can be no 'windows application association' with the trk or ntrk files. You can make one but it won't work!

01-29-2007, 01:17 AM
It's in the folder I mentioned above, but it saves as a file with the extension .TRK or .NTRK, depending on what version of the game you are running. The only thing that will play that format is the in-game recorder. To get it to play in something else, like a windows application, you'd have to take that .TRK file and record it into a different format. FRAPS will do that.

You'd start up FRAPS, start the game, go into the in-game player, play your track and record it with FRAPS.

01-29-2007, 01:18 AM
The records are where MrMojok has pointed to.

If you have recorded a quick track, it will have the .ntrk extension, if you hit escape during a mission and choose 'Start Recording', it will be saved as a .trk.

They have to stay in the Records folder to watch them in IL2, as IL2 is the only program that can decode them.

However, if you install Fraps, you can play the .ntrk's back and record what you see on the screen as aa video file. Then you can save andd watch that from anywhere on your PC.

Hope that helps, cheers, MP.

01-29-2007, 02:45 AM
Cheers guys, most helpful. Anit IR2/46/PF grand games!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


01-29-2007, 05:28 AM
For more recording tips, tricks and great movies made by community members, have a look at the Movie Makers Forum (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/ubb.x?a=frm&s=400102&f=65710358), loads of great stuff there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif