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What is the command line for start to record a demo in sof2 thanks.
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26th July 2005
type record in the console.
/bind x record /bind x stop (might be stoprecord.. I can't remember, pretty it's just stop)
x = key of your choice.
but you need to have
g_syncronousClients set to 1 which may cause some lag
I will make use of this thread because I have some questions about recording too:
- Higher the ping, bigger lag? - Is there any way of recording WITHOUT g_sync? - Is ther any good recording program? (FRAPS has bad video quality, lowers FPS and its videos are heavy!)
you don't need gsync on for people to record their demos independent of the server.
~xS-R|Marines;4618361 - Higher the ping, bigger lag? [/QUOTE] You might experience lag, but it will be hardware lag since you will be writing and compressing the data into a file.. The demos use client side code with no extra input from the server if I remember correctly, so the data to and from the server shouldnt change.~xS-R|Marines;4618361 Is there any way of recording WITHOUT g_sync?
Merrick answered this above.
[QUOTE=~xS-R|Marines;4618361] Is ther any good recording program? (FRAPS has bad video quality, lowers FPS and its videos are heavy!)
Fraps does not compress the files at all so the quality is exactly as it is rendered on the screen. You can set Fraps to record at a lower resolution and change the FPS which will lower the quality. If the file was compressed during the recording you would see massive lag and probably see smoke coming from your PC.
The drop in FPS and increased lag is due to the extreme amount of data being written to the harddrive plus the fact that your CPU usage is probably getting high marks with both the game and fraps doing their thing.
The videos are 'heavy' because they are raw and uncompressed video/audio. Get a good video compression software and download a good codec and you should be set. VirtualDub w/divx codec or even a program to convert to flv format will help keep the quality high and the size low.
The best thing to do for fraps would be to use the ingame demo recorder to record the gameplay, then play it back and record it with fraps. Much less interference with game play and you have more control of what to filter out without forgetting to restart fraps.
WOW, thank you very much! That clarified a lot of things about recording! :)
Thanks also for telling me ways to make good videos! And how do I record WITHOUT G_SYNC? I tried /record but it says G_SYNC needs to be 1.
Thanks a lot! :)
I have scripts on my site that show how to do this, or you can go to soffiles.com and search for the demo recording scripts.
OK, thank you!
I didn't find them in SOF2FILES, so I'm right now, looking for it in your site (www.darksaintproductions.com).
Thanks again! :)