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Hi, when I record with fraps my game runs at 60+ fps but since I render the vids at 30 fps I decided to record at 30 FPS to save space, but when I record the game plays normaly for 30-60 seconds, but then locks its FPS to 30 FPS which makes the game too choppy, I noticed this only happened in some games but not others, is there anyway to fix this?
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Hi, when I record with fraps my game runs at 60+ fps but since I render the vids at 30 fps I decided to record at 30 FPS to save space, but when I record the game plays normaly for 30-60 seconds, but then locks its FPS to 30 FPS which makes the game too choppy, I noticed this only happened in some games but not others, is there anyway to fix this?
this is normal with fraps.... idk why it does it.. but it does. I have plenty of games that when I record at 60 fps I can play at 60fps... but if i try to record at 30 my game will get locked at 30... and this does only happen with certain games. I would just record in half size at 60 fps. When you upload to youtube there is not a HUGE difference between full size and half size.
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Consider using Dxtory, much better recording program.
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Try recording the 'capture' to a different drive.
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Try recording the 'capture' to a different drive.
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Try recording the 'capture' to a different drive.
I record to a secondary drive and it will still do this. its not like when he is recording its bottlenecking and dragging his FPS down... its when he sets his recording to record at 30fps... for some reason some games get locked down to that 30fps... its kind of stupid.

But again, i highly recommend recording to a second hard drive at half size 60fps.

Here is a test video i made recording half size at 60 fps.. you can see the quality is actually quite good and saves you from having to play on lower frames.. which sucks.
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FRAPS will only allow what's being recorded to run at a whole number multipler of the recording frame rate. If you are recording at 30 fps and don't have the performance to run at atleast 60 fps, the game will drop down to 30.

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Consider using Dxtory, much better recording program.
Some features look promising.

Have your compared the two yourself?
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