I have the Steam "edition" of Undercover and it has the quite annoying feature of not playing very nice with screenshotting.

Since Steam actually launches some sort of launcher (sigh) that then quits, the overlay doesn't work (and so doesn't F12); also, when I try and press PrtScr, what I get instead is:

a black window

Is there any non-external non-photo-mode way of taking screenshots of this game?

  • Google is kinda useless here :/
    – badp
    Mar 16, 2011 at 12:07
  • What do you mean with non-fraps? FRAPS is very nice to get screenshots and you won't be able to get screenshots without a similar program, so, why not FRAPS?
    – Roberto
    Mar 16, 2011 at 13:20
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    Because to me, everything that takes screenshots is similar to FRAPS :) What I meant is, why not FRAPS - if you can explain this we can help with other programs. Like "FRAPS doesn't work", "ok then try wegame" or "I don't like FRAPS" and then we say "we cannot provide recomendation" and close your question even if you weren't looking for recomendation :) .
    – Roberto
    Mar 16, 2011 at 21:59
  • @Roberto I'm rather looking for an answer on the lines of "You can screenshot using PrtScr if you play in windowed mode" or "There is an inbuilt key combination that saves a screenshot in this folder", possibly without the use of 3rd party programs.
    – badp
    Mar 16, 2011 at 22:26
  • Alright. That Fraps works and PrintScreen doesnt is because of a "neat" little technique called OVERLAY. Overlay things are "put" into the image by the graphics card AFTER the printscreen button can catch it. Nowadays it is used less and less because it kills Aero Glass for example. It was very popular until Windows XP though.
    – sinni800
    Jun 16, 2011 at 11:24

2 Answers 2


You could try a similar screen recording program and take a frame from it. I generally use fraps, but I am also a big fan of Camtasia Studio which also works very well.


I recommend Xfire for this. Its an easy to use client, and will even upload the screenshots for you afterwards.

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