Tshu101 Aug 18 @ 3:04pm
How do I record the game that I played?
do I have to download something, given that I have samsung computer? If you need more information, then please contact me.
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ღ Scorpion [ℜ¹] Aug 18 @ 3:07pm 
you open up the console and type record and to stop i think it's just stop but it has been months since i've done it so if anyone else knows please feel free to let him know.
I V O R K Aug 18 @ 3:28pm 
Yep, as above except you do need to use record filename as your initial command.

You can then play back the recordings in game by typing playdemo filename. (Or whatever you named it).
[†]Munkee_King[†] Aug 18 @ 3:48pm 
Like

Record Deadcenter

Or

Record LookAtThisNoobBeSuckinAtVersusDawg
ღ Scorpion [ℜ¹] Aug 18 @ 3:53pm 
Oh and also it'll be located in your l4d2 directory (again unless you can actually pick a location by yourself)
Fraps will let you record your games in 1080p hd.
ღ Scorpion [ℜ¹] Aug 18 @ 5:32pm 
Originally posted by ☠Shazbot︻芫══↼:
Fraps will let you record your games in 1080p hd.

Does the free version allow that though? (haven't used it for a while)
dustinandband Aug 18 @ 5:34pm 
You can record with fraps but it takes up wayyy too much space compared to a demo recording, which some source games allow you to do for free (just have to purchase the game).

record filenamehere
stop

and if you decide you want to have a re-do, type "record filenamehere" again and it will erase the other one and record over it.


The free version of fraps limits recordings up to a certain amount of seconds or minutes. What's better though is to record a demo, and if you like what you recorded you can record your demo with fraps. .... that or stream live, which works too and doesn't take up the huge about of space that any video recorder takes up.
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ShadowEno Aug 18 @ 5:34pm 
Just get MSI Afterburner, it is free, easy to use.
Le Prince Banane Aug 18 @ 7:20pm 
There are countless numbers of ways and software that let you record your game.

The most common way is an app called Fraps.
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Pros: Records in HD, Lossless AVI, Options for real time half-sizing, FPS display, Light on computer resource
Cons: Limited frame rate options, file size is enourmous because of the lossless video, no option for realtime compression, no options for audio quality

The other one I like to use is Hypercam 3
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Pros: Fully customizable resolution, Options for both lossless & fully customizable compressed video formats, fully customizable audio settings (limited only by your hardware capabilities), demo/tut mode (for making digital tutorials, shows click points, and has zoom functionality), Options to record video or audio only, Options for recording all available audio channels in computer (mic/line in, stereo mix, etc.), options for recording only a portion of the screen or a specific open window, can use whatever encoding codec you want as long as it's installed in your computer
Cons: A little resource heavy when using realtime video compression (most modern hardware can take it though)

If I'm making short clips, I like to use Fraps. Otherwise, I use Hypercam. It gives you a lot more control over the recording, specially if you're going into post production.
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lil_meow Aug 18 @ 8:49pm 
All you really need is this right here: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1193163 GLHF
Bandicam lets you chose the codec and also the time limit i just downloaded it and its 100% better then fraps. A ton of options even to take a pic every tenth of a second if you want to make animated giffs with the screenshots.
Tshu101 Aug 18 @ 11:36pm 
now how do I find 14d2 directory?
I V O R K Aug 18 @ 11:56pm 
Navigate to My Computer then Program files > Steam > steamapps > common > L4D2
The Dovahneer Aug 19 @ 12:28am 
You can ither:
Record using the source demo recorder

OR

Use a program like Fraps to capture .avi files and such directly
~Ren~ Aug 19 @ 12:48am 
If you're using an NVidia graphics card you can use Shadowplay, it's something I use as I used to record with Fraps but the frame hit is quite high, with Shadowplay you won't even know it's recording.
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