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Posted 10/20/15 , edited 10/20/15
ShadowPlay
Free streaming tool by Nivida
Requires above spec's.

So anyone know how to set it up to record?
Seems like I can't do it for some reason?
I Press on the button to make it green on the shadowplay's big button of madness XP
Also I set it to stream it over to twitch if thats the problem?
Damn it can't seem to figure it out..
Posted 10/22/15 , edited 10/22/15
It has to be a Direct X game. Turn the switch on and run the game full screen then hit ALT+F8 to start Streaming or ALT+F9 to Record depending on your mode. When it's working you'll see a green antenna status indicator in one of the corners of your monitor(s). You can define the keyboard shortcuts as well as the placement of the status indicator etc in the settings.
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Posted 10/22/15
I heard that some ppl had to disable steam/origin overlay from in-game settings, but never had luck with it, wasn't hell bent on getting it working though, just curious one day. I had lots problems with Nvidia GeForce Experience in general, and uninstalled it awhile ago. Even disabling it from startup still allowed the updaters to constantly run exe's in the background eat up CPU usage, it would never install my GPU drivers and crash the program... it's been notorious for causing problems.

XSplit is another one I've heard of that you might have luck with, might be a better program but I think you have to pay for it.
Posted 10/22/15 , edited 10/23/15
I've not had much trouble with GeForce Experience but when I built this computer earlier this year, Shadow Play did not play nice with SLI. I made the mistake of just pushing the switch and it crash my driver to the point of having to completely uninstall it in safe mode and reinstall. Thankfully they patched it.

XSplit does have a free version and if need more they have two subscription options. For example, the personal license is $4.95 a month and gets you 60fps and better audio codec support etc.

OBS is completely free. Not really used it myself, but it's another option.

XSplit and OBS are bit more versatile in what they allow you to capture and the control you get over it, but they also consume significantly more resources. The advantage of Shadow Play is it's minimal impact (more intensive you capture games running in windowed mode)on game performance as it does the encoding in dedicated GPU hardware.
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yeah... Shadow Play worked couple of times when I did one game but nearly not at all when I did another.

one game I could see that it was streaming and did check for myself, and what about FRAPS?
http://www.fraps.com/
but Shadow Play seems to be unstable, and hard to know when it actually works..
Posted 10/23/15 , edited 10/23/15

Freddy96NO wrote:

yeah... Shadow Play worked couple of times when I did one game but nearly not at all when I did another.

one game I could see that it was streaming and did check for myself, and what about FRAPS?
http://www.fraps.com/
but Shadow Play seems to be unstable, and hard to know when it actually works..


Fraps hasn't been updated since 2013, but you can try it though. It's definitely has more of impact on your performance.

You could also try DXTory http://exkode.com/dxtory-features-en.html
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Nvidia is good
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Freddy96NO wrote:

yeah... Shadow Play worked couple of times when I did one game but nearly not at all when I did another.

one game I could see that it was streaming and did check for myself, and what about FRAPS?
http://www.fraps.com/
but Shadow Play seems to be unstable, and hard to know when it actually works..

Having used the paid version of FRAPS (yes, I did pay for it), it's not really the best option anymore. The way it records always killed my FPS (I run SLI 980s mind you) and starting with Shadow of Mordor it started "breaking" games. When I had FRAPS running, I wasn't getting achievements so that game looks completely messed up.

As nooneinparticular has mentioned, Dxtory is pretty good and it's what I currently use. Pricing is reasonable, but based on my experience (and of another friend), the latest release is broken. The prior version works just fine though and it's chuck full of features. The only feature FRAPS has that was nice that Dxtory doesn't is lead record time. Basically, you're "recording" all the time, but only x amount of time is saved until you truly start recording (so you don't miss the beginning moments of whatever you're recording).
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