how to we record gameplay on PC, yes recording your own game while you are playing the game. You have seen many such videos on YouTube, try it now.
This tutorial is being published for the users who want to capture
screenshots or even record gameplay on PC for their games, most probably
the Cricket 2007 game because a few of the users asked me how could they
capture and save screenshots of the Game while they are playing. This
capturing is called Real-time screen capture. I’m sharing the way how
could people easily capture screenshots of their Video games while
playing. Users may be able to save Full HD High-Quality pictures of their
This tutorial not only guides you on how to take snaps of the game but you will also be able to record gameplay on PC as movies and publish the Video to Youtube and similar websites. Fraps is premium software but you can still use it as a Free user.
There are lots of software available on the internet to capture and record gameplay on PC but the most famous and easy Game Screen Capturer and Recorder are known as “FRAPS”. Time to tell you how to download and use this software to record gameplay on PC and take beautiful snapshots.
Download & Install Software:
Visit the Official Website of Product “FRAPS” and move to Download Section and start downloading this software, when it finishes Run setup to install this program to your PC and Start Fraps Application. (Windows Vista/7/8 Users must ‘Run as Administrator).
How to Take Screenshots
Important things to understand and keep in your mind:
The folder to save screenshots in is a location where you can save snaps, by clicking the “Change” blue button to select another directory and “View” will jump to the location where screenshots are being saved.
Screen Capture Hotkey is a Key defined by Keyboard, by pressing this Key once screenshot will be automatically saved on the preferred directory. By default, the Key is “F10” you may change it anytime by clicking over it and “Repress” any key from Keyboard.
Screen Capture Settings, by Checking “Include frame rate overly on screenshots” will add an overlay on each image like “FPS 99”, while Checking “Repeat screen capture every __ seconds” will restrict saving images until the prescribed seconds passed even pressing the Hotkey.
Image Format can save your images as the provided formats like BMP, JPG, PNG, and TGA, although JPG will be smaller in size with Good Quality also.
Are you planning to record Gameplay on PC?
How to Record Gameplay on PC
Necessary things to know and remember in mind:
The folder to save movies is a location where your video will be saved, by clicking the “Change” blue button to select another directory and “View” will jump to the location where videos/movies are being saved.
Video Capture Hotkey is a key which will start recording by pressing it, Default key is “F9” which can be replaced by any key by clicking on it and “repressing” another key from the keypad".
Sound Capture Settings enables you to either record game’s sound or your own voice, by checking “Record Win7 Sound” will record Game audio and enabling “Record external input” while recording your voice through Microphone (if any), selecting both features will record Your voice and Game Sounds too. Remain “Stereo” selected for better sound.
Video Capture Settings, 3 predefined frame rates setting are available but still have the choice to redefine your own frame rate, but ”30 fps” is enough to record any game.
Hide the mouse cursor in the video, by checking it will hide the mouse cursor during recording and will show if not checked.
Lock framerate while recording, enabling this will simple restrict recording at the same framerate as defined.
Force lossless RGB capture (may be slower), it’s for RGB colours which are too old but avoid checking this option.
Why not start today recording your first ever gameplay video!
Simply first Start “Fraps” then open your Game and start playing, if ready for recording just press the “F9” key to start recording and pressing again will stop it.
So that's it for this tutorial and you have learned successfully to record gameplay on PC.