I like FRAPS, but it fails when recording while I play Red Alert 2. During the first American mission the game always crashes at the same second – after Statue of Liberty ruins and Romanov begins to talk.

I have tried using Google to find information about this problem but I can't find solution.

How can I capture video while playing Red Alert 2?

  • added a red-alert-2 tag for you. – Raven Dreamer Jul 7 '11 at 7:01
  • Have you tried WeGame? – DrFish Jul 7 '11 at 14:59
  • The answers and comments show that this is a duplicate of the more general question; simply try another from the answers in that question. – badp Jul 8 '11 at 7:45
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    @badp, no! It's not duplicate! I know perfectly, how to record video from games. It's specifically RA2's issue! Don't measure question's duplicity by answers. They are just not useful yet. – Nakilon Jul 8 '11 at 8:39
  • @Nakilon Would you then be willing to limit your question on how to make FRAPS work with RA2? (Eventually accepting an answer that says, "there's just no way to do that, go check these alternatives" if all else fails.) If this was your original intention, it seems you didn't make it sufficiently clear in your question body. – badp Jul 8 '11 at 10:16

You may try Taksi which is the open source alternative to FRAPS, and see if it works. This is my detailed post about Taksi.

  • After a time to understand, how to us it... with FRAPS codek doesn't start recording, with MV1 doesn't record color depth right, with VP60 game crashed right on F6.... still no success... – Nakilon Jul 7 '11 at 8:12

Complex solution.

  1. Trial version of Growler Cam. While fighting with its presets and finding, which of them work, this program crashes so often, that that's why I called it 'Complex Solution'. But at least, it doesn't need supermegaCPU.
    After capturing in special format you should export to avi, but program can't handle >4gb avi even on NTFS disk, so you have to export into several avis. Also avis will lack of some 'index info', what can be fixed by Virtual Dub.
    I have no success to record audio with Growler Cam, so:
  2. Audacity should be launched parallel to it.
  3. Then Virtual Dub to merge avis with mp3. Use Audio->Interleaving to crop first seconds of audiostream, which were recorded, while you switched to RA2 and started videocapturing.

I used HyperCam 2 free video capturing software, i used this to capture glitches in RA2.

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