Problem solved. Need help with In-game recording

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Richard O'Mally, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Hey

    I want to upload a dem. video to a forum.

    Problem: I am unable to open the file. It is saved in my tf folder, but I cannot open it or do anything with it.

    Trouble shooting:
    I tried opening the dem. file with programs I already have installed on my computer.
    I think I might need to download Quicktime?

    I just want to get help before installing anymore programs on my computer without further guidance.

    Thanks
     
  2. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Did you use the command "playdemo [demonamehere]" in console?
     
  3. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Yep, and I saved it in my tf folder

    E: It doesn't seem to work when I access the file from my windows library
     
  4. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Send me one of your files, and I'll try to open it
     
  5. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    That's weird, i'm unable to upload any file on here. Not even a picture
     
  6. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Upload the .dem file on mediafire or mega.nz and send me the link (if mega, send full link with key).
     
  7. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Ok, i'll reply once I try it
     
  8. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Ok, so instead of installing mediafire, I installed bandicam instead. Bandicam uploads files as avi's which is great! But I can't seem to record in-game; It only records my desktop.
     
  9. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    I don't understand. Why are you trying to "install" mediafire? I believe it has a web-based uploader. So does mega.nz. You just upload to it. Also, it's preferable for us to have the demo than an avi, but you're welcome to use it.

    Can you please try to send me a demo you recorded in console by uploading it to mediafire or mega and sending me the link?
     
  10. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Oh, it said that I had to download media fire on softonic.

    But anyways, I tried mega.nz but it said that I do not have access to my folder when I dragged the file to the red upload cloud.
     
  11. T-Wayne

    T-Wayne Epic Skial Regular Contributor

    Steam:

    To my knowledge you cannot use a demo file in a video player like Windows Media Player or VLC if thats what you are trying to do. And it sounds like you attempt that.

    RMSniper already tried to explain to you that you can watch a demo file only in the game with "playdemo nameofthedemo".
     
  12. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Perhaps you have some sort of administrative error affecting that folder.
     
  13. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Then how do people record in-game videos and are able to upload them to the forums if the demo files only work in game?
     
  14. RMSniper

    RMSniper Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Because we download the files that are linked to us, drag them to our tf folder, then open them on tf2.
     
  15. T-Wayne

    T-Wayne Epic Skial Regular Contributor

    Steam:

    What you do is basically, record a demo in the game, upload that file to a host of your choosing, i prefer zippyshare, but others use mediafire or mega.nz. We will download the file, put it into our tf2 folder and are able to watch it.

    If you want to record footage that is able to be played with a video player or for youtube (the files will be bigger if you do that, so dont try sending us something else than a demo please), then you will need a capturing program that records your pc screen and audio. I am using Fraps, others use Camtasia or similar software. Nvidia has a software called Shadowplay. Most of them cost some euros, dollars, rubels, camels or whatever your currency is.

    I hope this explains most of your questions.
     
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  16. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    I am trying to use bandicam right now to record in-game footage, but I am unsure how to do that, for all it lets me record is my desktop. Do you know how I can fix this?



    Also, thanks to both of you for being patient
     
  17. Blade D_Hero

    Blade D_Hero Trade Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    Your best bet is to stick to using .dem if you're looking to record game footage (assuming you're collecting the footage to be used as evidence for a report) and submit a report here on Skial.

    If you're just trying to record your game footage for a video or something I'm positive there will be a few tutorials to your liking on YouTube or the software's official website.
     
  18. Cream Tea

    Cream Tea Banned Legendary Mapper

    Steam:

    Demo files can only be played in the Source Engine, since they are not actually video files but rather a recording of the movement of players and entities that just gets replayed in the engine.

    As I think somebody said, Demo files are the best form of evidence since it is the raw footage.
     
  19. Richard O'Mally

    Richard O'Mally Uncharitable Spy

    Steam:

    Unfortunately, I was looking to only upload my personal videos onto youtube, not so much as a report submission to skial.

    Good news is I am very close to recording my in-game game play by using bandicam. Bad news is that it only seems to record my desktop, but that's my only problem. It seems to capture the audio, but not the video. It's kinda like a close but no cigar type of deal.
     
  20. DaivdBaekr

    DaivdBaekr Moderator Contributor

    Steam:

    If you want, I could walk you through OBS. I dunno if Bandicam still has a watermark, but OBS definitely doesn't.
     
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