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Whenever I try to record with FRAPS the FPS counter goes from yellow to red and the back to yellow. I DON'T have the F9 key used in FS2004 and i have 84.1 Gigs of space on my Hard Drive. FRAPS records other programs like GTA: SA but CANNOT record FS2004. Can you help me!!

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Hello,Just a shot in the dark :)Had you try to capture a video with the FRAPS setting "half size" ?Regards.bye.gif

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yeah but it still doesn't work. IT DOES WORK IN OTHER GAMES BUT NOT IN FS2004.

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... I DON'T have the F9 key used in FS2004 ...
Have you tried using a different key anyway? I've always used "Scroll Lock" since that way I can also have a light on the keyboard when recording is in progress...Geoff

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I am using FRAPS version 2.9.4 build 7037 and yes i have tried different keys with no luck

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Don't know if will help but you may wish to try the latest version which is (as of yesterday) 2.9.8Good Luck.

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i doubt it will, i checked the change log and it said nothing about the problem

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I don't believe you have posted your complete system specs.FS is a very processor intensive application - more so than most other "games" I have been told.Fraps also requires a good deal of processing capability so I cannot help but wonder if your system is simply not powerful enough for both to run effectivetly at the same time.Post your specs and folks with far more expertise than I may comment. :(

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here are my PC specsComputer: Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional OS Service Pack Service Pack 2 DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c) Computer Name ACER-S280 (ACER 2007) Motherboard: CPU Type Intel Celeron D 346, 3066 MHz (23 x 133) Motherboard Name ECS 661GX-M7 / 661GX/800-M7 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN) Motherboard Chipset SiS 661GX System Memory 448 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM) BIOS Type Award (03/28/06) Communication Port Communications Port (COM1) Communication Port Communications Port (COM2) Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1) Display: Video Adapter SiS 661FX/GX Mirage Graphics (64 MB) 3D Accelerator SiS 330 Mirage Integrated Monitor Plug and Play Monitor [NoDB] Multimedia: Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

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HelloReaded your specifications.I'm never affirmative at 100% (how can be with informatic) but methink your system play a role in your problemThis must be your concern:System Memory 448 MB at least bizzare number .. and low.Video Adapter SiS 661FX/GX Mirage Graphics (64 MB) .. very low !Regards.bye.gif

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maybe but the key point to remember is:FRAPS DOES RECORD WITH OTHER PROGRAMS

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Hello,LOL...My guess was for your specific problem (FRAPS not functionning with FS2004) and not for the other non problems applications or games .... :)Never be so affirmative when it's a informatic problem .. each game engines and requirements for ditto are sometimes very differents.I use FRAPS with differents games also .. and when recording .. some have a drain of FPS .. some not.If you want make some tests:Try to record first FS2004 flight with FSrecorder and record the replay with FRAPS .. maybe this will help !http://www.fs-recorder.net/Regards.bye.gif

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maybe but the key point to remember is:FRAPS DOES RECORD WITH OTHER PROGRAMS
Yes but as Opa pointed out FS9 (and FRAPS) are both CPU intensive. Your Celeron CPU may run at just over 3GHz but it probably doesn't have the onboard cache or number of pipelines to handle all the info of both programmes. Also, as others have pointed out is both a strange number and somewhat low and your graphics adaptor is going to struggle, regardless of your experience on other games. :( Iain SmithEDIT: Should read "pointed out, memory is both a strange number". My CPU is obviously overloaded!

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Yeah but the strange part is that i noticed that Game Cam worked on FS2004 but it was too complicated so I switched to FRAPS.

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If FRAPS does not work well for you, have you tried FSRecorder?http://www.neusinger.net/recorderMany of us find this an excellent replacement for the default recorder in Fs2004.
yeah but point of the recordings is to be able to play and edit them outside of FS2004 and fs recorder says
The recorded flights are saved in a binary file format containing flight data and can thus only be played back inside FS. These files are not video files, so it is not possible to play them with a video or media player, or to convert them into video files.

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Too bad you did not make that clear in your original post - Fraps or another program such as Camtasia are what most of us use when we wish to create a recording which can be shared.I am still of the opinion that your processor is simply not up to the job.

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Hello,

I am still of the opinion that your processor is simply not up to the job.
+1Regards.bye.gif

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yeah but then why does gamecam work and not FRAPS?SIG posting rules;1.) Only one (1) image is allowed2.) That image shall not be larger than 400 x 60 pixels in size3.) The image file shall not be larger than 10 Kbytes in size4.) The image can be animated, but shall not exceed the 10 Kbytes sizeYou can use text in your signature, but the use of any image shall adhere to the above. Thank you for your co-operation.

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Off topic - but it sure would be easier to read your posts if you would remove some of your signature graphics. As it is now, any message from you takes up the whole screen.Just a friendly suggestion.

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quote:yeah but then why does gamecam work and not FRAPS? end quoteBy "gamecam" I assume you mean the recorder which is built into FS2004 - right?This is a very non-technical reason -The default recorder creates a very simple video file which cannot be edited or played on anything other than FS2004. It can be shared but the user must have the same version of FS installed as you do. It has little impact on frame rates because you are not asking the computer to run an "extra" program (such as FRAPS) while running FS2004. The file which Fraps (or any other screen capture program) creates is much more complex (and can be edited) but all that requires processor resources which your system apparently does not possess.Hope that helps a bit.

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