I’ve been a fan of and used FRAPS since its inception, with hardly a glitch that I can recall. But the current version is getting long in the tooth (2013) and it’s causing havoc with my F1 GTN750 in Prepar3D. It took me a very long time to determine this, but it’s demonstrable. Whenever FRAPS is enabled, the click spots on the F1GTN are hosed and you can’t advance past the second initialization screen.
So I’m looking for an alternative, and highly respect the opinions of the MUDSPIKE membership.
I use shadowplay now, OBS is easy to use, but at least last time i used it, the recordings went to some format that I couldn’t use in an editor, rather just record in the format i want to begin with than have to convert it.
Same here. I used FRAPS up until I started having some compatibility programs with some flight sims. With FRAPS and some sims, I get black screens instead of screens from the game. Probably has something to do with not being the “in focus” window or something.
AMD Play has the same features, with auto recording of gameplay that you can then look back. Haven’t noticed a performance impact but the utility wasn’t quite that easy to use. I’ve heard NVIDIA has been doing some dodgy stuff with the shadowplay software though, buyer beware in that regard.
I’ve been mostly using OBS since you can tweak it in any way you want.
Ha! Sony Trinitron. The first really good color television. How we were so easily entertained.
Thanks for all of the great replies. I had uninstalled the GeForce Experience, or whatever it’s called, so that I would have to authenticate. But it is compelling to have a solution from the hardware manufacturer, and NVidia is probably doing nothing more than Steam. OBS does sound worth a look as well.
I have been gaining interest in video capture and have been trying Shadowplay. I have a lot to learn yet. So help me a little bit please. What is OBS. I always that was Omni Bearing Selector. Still new at the flight sim stuff. Great forum here by the way.
Check folders, sometimes they get mislabeled. I’ve had shadowplay already create folders and put files in games I didn’t even own. But awhile back I did encounter one that just straight up vanished as well, haven’t tried in dcs in awhile, but if all else fails turn on desktop capture