As the title says. Right now I'm struggling to take a screenshot in Hexen II (this one uses DirectX 3) and Wizardry 8. I tried using RivaTuner Statistic Server (built-in MSI AfterBurner), Fraps, Bandicam, and even regular PrtScr key (print screen just messes up colors and inverts the image) , but didn't really work out. So, how do I take a screenshot of the game that is REALLY OLD?

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    The Hexen II manual says by pressing F12. Commented May 5, 2018 at 16:16
  • expect the output to be in BMP at best. Probably will use non-standard palette.
    – Nelson
    Commented May 5, 2018 at 18:48
  • Is this a problem specific to Hexen II? I tried using Zdoom for Hexen 1 and then Ctrl-PrtSc and pasted into MSpaint : there's no problem.
    – Mazura
    Commented Jun 9, 2018 at 4:59
  • See my answer to Software to capture screenshot in DOS mode
    – Mawg
    Commented Jan 13, 2021 at 13:58

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Try downloading Lightshot, no matter what game I've used it on it always works to simply freeze the screen for a convenient screenshot. It uses the print screen button too, but works better than the vanilla button.


If you're on Windows and have the Game Bar installed, Win + Alt + Prt Scr works nicely. The screen will blink-fade briefly to indicate an image has been captured.

You can find the images in C:\Users\<YOUR_USER>\Videos\Captures


If you can run it in windowed mode (DxWnd does it for many games) you can click on your desktop and use prt sc, everything should be fine.

Otherwise there's no other option that I'm aware of.

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