Author Topic: Cannot record footage from certain games.  (Read 2702 times)

anubisakalee

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Cannot record footage from certain games.
« on: December 18, 2013, 12:15:46 pm »
I have just purchased/installed a classic game from a certain reputable site (and I'll end it there as this is not to advertise) only to find that dxtory doesn't seem to know the game is even running.  I do not get the overlay and pressing record doesn't work.  I suspect this is due to the same limitation that prevents us from screen capturing the desktop... but I'm not really sure.  The game plays in fullscreen 640x480 and there are no options to play in any other way.  The game is Might and Magic 6... though I doubt any testing has been done on such a game.  My question is, is there anyway to get dxtory to see this particular game?  I would also like to know if there are any plans in the future to add the ability to record anything that is displayed without dxtory haven't to detect that a game is running?  I have no regrets buying this product, I tried the demos of all the competition and hands down liked dxtory the most... but this is the third time I have run into this limitation... I am only now reporting it because I really have to draw the line somewhere... this was my favorite game back in high school and I had intended to do a let's play of this game...


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[Ignore List]

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Path:

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 05:14:38 pm »
Probably, Dxtory cannot handle it.

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2013, 08:07:21 pm »
It's a DOS-game right? Then it probably runs in DOSBox, by default dosbox is not recordable with dxtory, BUT... it has a setting to allow this,

IF it is a doxbox-game, you need to edit C:\Users\YOUR_USERNAME_HERE\AppData\Local\DOSBox\dosbox-0.74.conf

on line (roughly) 28 is option
Code: [Select]
output=whatever
change the "whatever" to:
Code: [Select]
output=opengl
OR
output=openglnb

the difference between those options is that openglnb is sharper, not smoothed.


« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 08:15:27 pm by Malix »

anubisakalee

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2013, 10:05:30 pm »
Thanks for the response Malix, but in this case no this is not quite that old so it does not use DOSBox.  This was a Windows game and I believe renders using Direct Draw, although I cannot swear by that render method.  I could put the game in windowed mode and record that way... except dxtory does not support that method of recording.

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2013, 10:43:11 pm »
Well, that's a bummer. No idea what's the state of ddraw support atm, I think it was supported at one point, but now the website (http://exkode.com/dxtory-features-en.html) doesn't even mention it. :/

Maybe this would help? http://sourceforge.net/projects/ww7/, Might and Magic 6/7/8 engine remake. Says opengl and d3d on the description, but who knows. Came accross this when I was googling for M&M6. No idea if it actually works or anything, so don't blame me if world ends or such disaster happens :P

edit:
derp, http://exkode.com/dxtory-specs-en.html says directdraw, but it seems to be a bit unstable feature. maybe ddraw is a bit legacy feature and implemented in several different ways in different games. Only Exkoder knows for sure :/
« Last Edit: December 18, 2013, 10:50:30 pm by Malix »

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 01:31:51 am »
Good find on the engine remake!  I took a look, but unfortunately it appears to have been abandoned in it's alpha stages and there are no compiled files on the project site.  On the up side, in the the bundle I purchased of Might and Magic games I can record 1-5 as those all use DOSBox, and I can record 7-9 as those used D3D or OpenGL... I just cannot record 6 due to the way it renders.  If there is no way to specify a process in dxtory then I would still like to know if there is any plans to implement recording using the same method that some of the other screen capture programs (fraps, bandicam, BB Flashback and camstudio are some good examples), by selecting my output and what ever is rendered is recorded?
« Last Edit: December 19, 2013, 01:34:16 am by anubisakalee »

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 06:02:55 am »
Kind of cheating, but..

If you have a 2nd PC and video capture card that takes the appropriate input you could do it that way.  (would likely need a splitter so you can still send a signal to your monitor to play on, of course).   That would be the ideal method to keep the load off the PC you are playing on,  but you could also do it  on a single PC  with the capture card.   

DXtory is nice, but it does have its limitations for situations like this..   I think the day that someone finally produces an affordable,  60fps  capture card w/H.264 encoding (most advertise 60fps gameplay but only capture at 30)  is the day I finally buy a dedicated capture card..    Of course,  that still leaves the idiocy of Youtube not supporting 60fps  and seemingly having no interest in doing so  :-X   But I do love watching my 60fps captures personally  ::)

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Re: Cannot record footage from certain games.
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2013, 06:56:29 am »
Yea, the best route is still to use a PVR for the full 60 FPS and keeping the CPU load down.  Luckily with dxtory there aren't many situations where another application outshines it... it just stinks where some of the free junky ones can do what I want but this doesn't.  I have only had the issue with desktop sharing, where I was going to make instructions for my Mom, who lives 650 miles away, to configure something and 2 legacy games.  It's not a big deal that this product has difficulty with recording the more obscure/legacy games, we can't expect ExKode to account for every game created... but if i just had the option to select a screen record area it would at least give all of us users a workaround for these situations.