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How is everyone taking screenshots of these games that don't have a built in screenshot command? What program are you using that does not effect performance?
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I use fraps.
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You can use many programs. A popular one is Fraps.
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Uhh... am I missing something? Surely they just use the PrtScn button located on the keyboard and paste into Paint/Photoshop/something?

EDIT: oh, guessing multiple screenshots or recording, my bad
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Fraps doesn't affect performance unless you're recording vids. So I either use Fraps or Steam's built in screenshot function since nearly all of my games are on Steam anyway.
 
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Originally Posted by Dothraki View Post
Uhh... am I missing something? Surely they just use the PrtScn button located on the keyboard and paste into Paint/Photoshop/something?

EDIT: oh, guessing multiple screenshots or recording, my bad
Print Screen doesn't work all the time. And it results in a black screen shot. So nothing basically shows. But i'm with everyone else, fraps is about the easiest you can use. But more and more games are adding the screen shot button to them now.
post #7 of 17
You can usually play windowed if you prefer to use no programs, then push printscreen, open ms paint, right click in the white box, and then paste. Your image will show up and then you can click file and save.
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thanks for the fast responses. +rep to all
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msi afterburner. No reason to have two programs open when one can do both tasks.
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Originally Posted by KILLER_K View Post
Print Screen doesn't work all the time. And it results in a black screen shot. So nothing basically shows. But i'm with everyone else, fraps is about the easiest you can use. But more and more games are adding the screen shot button to them now.
I think getting a black screen is a weird bug. I've been using print screen in Warcraft III for years and I have had black screens and perfect screenshots both. Works fine for me now, maybe a reinstall or format fixed it a long time ago.

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You can usually play windowed if you prefer to use no programs, then push printscreen, open ms paint, right click in the white box, and then paste. Your image will show up and then you can click file and save.
+1 for Paint but -1 for windowed mode.
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