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Windows 7: how to screenshot while in a game

19 Mar 2010   #1
hvnsent3030

windows 7
 
 
how to screenshot while in a game

I'm trying to get a screenshot of a game, to try and solve problems. I can't get to the sniping tool while In the game, without closing out the game... which defeats the purpose. Is there a way to get a screenshot using the prt screen button ? I've tried pushing ctrl. and alt while pushing the prt sc button, but no luck.


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19 Mar 2010   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Think you need something like Fraps to do that.

FRAPS show fps, record video game movies, screen capture software
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19 Mar 2010   #3
hvnsent3030

windows 7
 
 

crap.... i ain't trying to download software that I'll only use a couple of times, at Best. There's no other way to go about it ??
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19 Mar 2010   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Not with the snipping tool..that I know of.
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19 Mar 2010   #5
TGSoldier

 
 

Print Screen alone doesn't work?
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19 Mar 2010   #6
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

My bad, that does work.
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19 Mar 2010   #7
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

What game is it ? Some games have a key assigned for screen shots. eg Couter strike uses the F12 key then it saves the screen shot to a directory within the game
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19 Mar 2010   #8
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
What game is it ? Some games have a key assigned for screen shots. eg Couter strike uses the F12 key then it saves the screen shot to a directory within the game
YEah, like WoW uses the PrtScn button but doesn't go to the clipboard, it goes to a path under the install directory, and puts it in a format you may miss, if you are looking for BMP or JPG, etc.
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20 Mar 2010   #9
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Fraps is the king. it even captures Aero desktop.
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24 Mar 2010   #10
Ravanx

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seven Eleven View Post
Fraps is the king. it even captures Aero desktop.
Wouldn't a normal screenshot be able to capture Aero desktop? I'm confused by what you mentioned.
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