Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Recording Gameplay

04 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
Recording Gameplay

Hi Guys,

i'd like to start recording some of my gameplay and was wondering if you could suggest a couple of cheap/free software which i could use.

Thanks in advance

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Oct 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I personally use Fraps It’s a recording software that record any DirectX image on your screen, there is a small demo, that allow you to record some sec of gameplay. Now if you plan to record more then a few sec you need to buy it. It’s not very expensive and is a life long license.

If you want to try free there is some alternative like:

My main recommendation is is the free recording application included with xfire. Once you have Xfire install go in the Xfire option to activate it and choose two keys to launch it. Xfire video recording does a good job considering it’s free and doesn’t put watermark on your video.

There is also Camstudio. It is an open source recorder (meaning it’s free and developed for free). It work really well but it’s not compatible with some sound card. So, maybe a solution to this would be to record your computer sound with the software Audacity. So when it comes to editing your video you can can try to make fit both the sound and images. (This trick might also be useful apply to the following software.)

There is GameCam but as far as I know the trial version doesn’t record sound but does a good job recording some game. I had trouble in the past with specific games.

HyperCam The demo of this software allow you to record 10 min. It’s seem a good recording software, but it might be a little complicated for those without experience in the domain.

Here are the tutorial video of fraps which will help you guide using it.

[Tutorial] Record PC Games - Part 1 of 2: Fraps - YouTube

[Tutorial] Record PC Games - Part 2 of 2: VirtualDub - YouTube

Hope this helps you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Oct 2012   #4

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1

u can also use bandicam or msi afterburner. afterburner seems less resource hungry for me but may be different for others.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Recording Gameplay

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BSOD during gameplay
Hey there, hope you are all doing all Lately I been playing SWTOR, before that I mainly use my pc for light gaming like LoL and work most of the time but I'll be having more frequent BSOD specifically when playing SWTOR only. Haven't really happened when I am doing something light like working...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD when Rendering or Recording a gameplay
Hello, i've got this problem from long time and i can't solve it,i really,really, appreciate your help . So i've got this BSOD ( 0x00000124 ) when i render a video file with Sony vegas and when i record a gameplay with Dxtory , that appen frequently but random: sometimes i can render and record...
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD during gameplay
I just got this BSOD after a while now, while playing a game. I don't know what caused it, so guys analyze it and tell me how to fix it :p
BSOD Help and Support
BSOD after recording Battlefield 3 gameplay.
I hate for my first post to be a request for help, but I have searched the web for an answer but to no avail. I just recently built the computer listed in the specs part of my profile, and have only ran into one issue. When I record my gameplay on Battlefield 3 with Fraps, after I finish the...
BSOD Help and Support
[Recording] Stereo Mix Available, Sound Recording Not
Hello. I am EpicallyAWSM. Alright before I explain, I must tell you that I WAS able to record audio previously. I'm having a problem while recording audio with Fraps (a game video-recording software). Previously, I was unable to find the Stereo Mix at all, until I found the Drivers CD that...
Sound & Audio

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App