The Mistery Of Screenshot Capture
Posted Sep 24 2017 - 11:08 AM
I have a problem. I read old web pages, and also old threads here, but I am not able to capture screenshots of Gpl in game.
Some basic informations:
I have a desktop PC with Windows 7 64 bit. After some fiddlings, now Gpl run very well. I run it fullscreen at the native resolution of my monitor, 1920*1080.
I tried the following methods to capture screenshots in game, but without success:
1) Normal Prtscr key, eventually with Alt and/or Crtl. I only obtain a black screen in the clipboard
2) I tried the old method to convert pbf files to tga, but the utility seems not working
2) Fraps and MSI Afterburner: I set the options (keys and folders) but I don't get any screenshot
3) Bandicam: I obtain a sort of "composition", with a little rectangle containing the Gpl screen and the rest is the desktop (as I said I actually run Gpl in fullscreen)
4) Greenshot: this seemed promising, it is able to capture the initial GPL screen, but when I pass to the track I get the usual black screen.
I don't have other ideas, could you please help?
Posted Sep 24 2017 - 11:24 AM
Edited by Art-J, Sep 27 2017 - 11:25 AM.
Posted Sep 24 2017 - 12:28 PM
Link to :FSScreen: http://www.flightsim...wfile/1058.html
Some discussion about it: https://www.flightsi...?81175-FSSCREEN
Been using Greenshot with no issues for awhile when paused during replays.
BTW, it works anytime anywhere without having to turn it on or load it up beforehand.
Having something that works during an on-track session will be for me a new adventure in driver focus and attention.
Edited by John Woods, Sep 24 2017 - 12:32 PM.
Posted Sep 24 2017 - 01:43 PM
Strange problem. I`ve done a lot of screens in GPL although I only end up keeping a few that I like but I`ve never really had any problems capturing screens.
You can see some of my edits over on flickr, link is in my sig. I`ve actually just uploaded them as I thought I`d lost them...
I think I may have used the Print Screen key way back but have always just used Fraps for all my screens. rFactor, rFactor 2, GPL, in fact all the sims/games I`ve had.
I`ve never known it to not work...
If I can think of any reason why it wouldn`t I`ll let you know.
Edited by tjc, Sep 24 2017 - 02:13 PM.
Posted Sep 24 2017 - 05:50 PM
Posted Sep 25 2017 - 02:02 PM
Thanks Art-J and John, I did not know FFScreen. I tried it, and it actually works. I had to switch to D3D, from my usual OpenGL mode, but apart from this, finally I am able to capture screenshots in game.
@tjc. I saw your blog and your nice screenshots. Can I ask which OS do you use? Because I don't know if my problem is related to Windows 7 or some other settings of my system.
@Michkov. Thanks for the info about Dropbox. Sincerely I am not a fan of cloud storage, so I would prefer an offlline solution. Anyway, it can be useful to know that there is another method to capture screens in Gpl.
Posted Sep 26 2017 - 11:36 AM
Have a look here - http://srmz.net/inde...=45#entry128677
Another screenshot program posted by gliebzeit.
Edited by tjc, Sep 26 2017 - 11:37 AM.
Posted Sep 26 2017 - 11:40 AM
(from tjc's post just above)
Posted Sep 26 2017 - 02:11 PM
At present, at least on my system, the best results come from FSScreen. I am open to try other alternatives, maybe something that also works with OpenGL.
Posted Sep 26 2017 - 03:57 PM
With OBS, Windows Printscreen, Purrint etc. I got excatly the same problems as described here, where it would just capture my desktop.
Edited by Millennium, Sep 26 2017 - 04:02 PM.
Posted Sep 27 2017 - 08:19 AM
Sincerely I only tried the free version of Badicam, because I don't own the license. Maybe the complete edition has more features that interact better with Gpl, I don't know.
Posted Sep 27 2017 - 04:34 PM
Posted Sep 28 2017 - 09:34 AM
It only works if you use the Game Mode, that way it will record the last screen you've clicked with your mouse.
You can also enable a framerate indicator, that way you're sure it's capturing the right window. And ofcourse can also choose whether you like the fps shown on the recording or not.
Edited by Millennium, Sep 28 2017 - 09:35 AM.
Posted Nov 14 2017 - 09:31 AM
I tried both in-built Windows method, Greenshot and Ultima. None worked and all save a black screen. What else can I try?
Posted Nov 14 2017 - 11:50 AM
Posted Jan 03 2019 - 01:40 PM
I have Windows 10, so I tried the Windows game bar ("WinKey + G"). That worked fine. Fire it up before GPL and use "WinKey + Alt + PrtScr" to capture a screen to your Videos folder .
Saves you having to install Bandicam or FRAPS just for screen shots.
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