Recording with Fraps

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by cornontheCoD, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    Hey guys. I wanted to record a gameday of my map with Fraps, but I don't want to have the spectator camera stuff on the HUD when I am recording people playing. What would be the best way to go about this?
     
  2. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    cl_drawhud 0?

    or use the Source Recording tools
     
  3. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    cl_drawhud 0 requires sv_cheats 1

    Honestly, the best way to film something like this is through other players' eyes. Turn on the minimal HUD, go spectator, and watch what people decide to do.
     
  4. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    Use the source recording tools.

    Once you have recorded a demo, you can play it back with sv_cheats on and turn the HUD off.
     
  5. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    I want this to be an easily-playable video (as in, playable with windows media player). How would I convert the file?
     
  6. Icarus

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  7. jukija

    jukija L1: Registered

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    xfire is much better than fraps, more balanced, less lag and it's free...
     
  8. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    You watch the demo and tape it with fraps.
     
  9. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    ^good idea.

    although I think I am going to have a slideshow along with the playable map, no video
     
  10. Zmathue

    Zmathue L2: Junior Member

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    NO! The best thing to do is record the demo using ("record mydemo" and "stop" (stop recording)) then after you end recording play it back using "playdemo mydemo" disable the hud and use "startmovie mydemo.avi avi" to record strait to avi using you favorite codec, and then use endmovie to stop recording. I would make sure you try some 2 min videos first to find the best settings.
     
  11. Mar

    Mar Banned

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    No, don't use fraps! Their is a way to convert it straight into an avi. file without the use of fraps and it has a much better quality.

    Let me find it.

    This should answer all your questions.
     
  12. Zmathue

    Zmathue L2: Junior Member

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    Your late :p