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Open several apps at same time

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    Open several apps at same time


    Hi guys

    I just started playing games on the pc since im tired of xbox, id like to game capture the games I play but I dont know how to do this:
    When i start my game (Silent Hill Homecoming) it turns into fullscreen which i dont mind, but in order to capture my game i need to get out of the game, start the capture and then get back in the game but when i go back to the game, the game restarts en the game capture app stops recording...

    Does anyone know how i can switch to my OPEN, SO ALREADY RUNNING app LoLio when im playing a game in full screen without ending the game??

    If u know better free game capture apps always welcome

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  2. #2


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Try starting your capture program, but do not start capturing. There should be a hot-key setting that allows you to press that combination while you are in your game. Just make sure the hot key isn't the same as a keystroke combination in the game.

    As far as capture programs, there are quite a few that are open source and pretty good.

    If you decide to go with a paid program. DO NOT go with Fraps. It has not been updated since February 2013 and never for Windows 8. You can record Open GL and DirectX games with it, but not the Desktop, Start Screen or Widows 8 Apps.

    I've decided to go with Bandicam. It's not free, but it's WELL supported and does about everything. Depending on your system specs, you might get some framerate slowdown, but if you have a pretty new system that doesn't have minimum specs, you should be fine.

    You can download a free copy to test at www.bandicam.com

    Here's a playlist about how it can capture any type of game.

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...PMFW8-xTDy4Dj0
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  3. #3


    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466
    Windows-10-Pro-Build-11099.rs1-x64


    I went for Mirillis Action!, which is really good as well.

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  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1


    thx for the ideas but you have to pay them with Visa of MasterCard, in Belgium it's BankContact :s any free software ideas?
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  5. #5


    Ever tried the windows key while pausing the game?Dont really capture any gameplay,but all of CoD's and several other games do RESUME in full screen.
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