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Windows 7: Taking Screenshots In Game Doesnt Work?

30 Aug 2010   #1
alloreshadow

Windows 7 Hone Edition 64 bit
 
 
Taking Screenshots In Game Doesnt Work?

Hi there, avid reading, first time poster here.

I recently installed Windows 7 Home Edition 64 bit on my new hard drive. Before that I was running XP Home Edition. Im a Sims 2 game player and previously with the XP I could use the Print Screen Button on my Keyboard and then Paste the Shot into Paint to Save. Now when I go to do that with Windows 7 it only captures my Desktop not the Full Screen Game (Sims 2) or any Game for that matter... So how do I get it to work?


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30 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Is there a screenshot key in Sims?

~Lordbob
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31 Aug 2010   #3
alloreshadow

Windows 7 Hone Edition 64 bit
 
 

there is a camera to take shots with yes and ive used that but why wouldnt the print screen key work like it did before?
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31 Aug 2010   #4
Everlong

 

Have you tried "alt+print screen"?
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31 Aug 2010   #5
alloreshadow

Windows 7 Hone Edition 64 bit
 
 

thanks that worked wonderfully! i didnt think to try that lol
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31 Aug 2010   #6
Everlong

 

You're welcome, good to hear it's working
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28 Apr 2013   #7
xblackheart

Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Still not working

I had the same issue as above. Windows XP captured screen in game, windows 7 will not. I play World of warcraft. And yes, I tried Alt+printscreen. Still desktop screen



EDIT: I changed a setting in game to Windowed full screen (was full screen) and the print screen button worked again. Just for anyone else having this issue. Problem solved, for me.
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30 Apr 2013   #8
archer

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

hey xblackheart! welcome to sevenforums.....you can start your own thread for your issue. you can try Fraps for taking screenshots. It makes videos of the game as well.
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