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Does Origin have any built in screenshot functionality?

Print screen doesn't seem to work. Is there another way in ME3 or in the Origin overlay that will let me take a screen shot? Or do I have to use Fraps?

  • The game does create a Screenshots folder in "My Documents\BioWare\Mass Effect 3\BIOGame\Screenshots" so it would seem that there is (or was) some built-in way to save a screenshot? – GAThrawn Mar 9 '12 at 20:48
  • @GAThrawn even though the folder is in there, I've tried everything in game but I can't seem to get it to work. – l I Mar 9 '12 at 22:58

To take a screen shot in ME3, you'll have to switch over to Borderless Windowed mode to allow print screen to work properly. Using Alt+PrintScreen captures just the ME3 window, allowing you to paste it into paint.

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    I know you already mentioned Fraps in your question, but I highly recommend someone simply grab the free version of Fraps instead of doing this. Smack a key and you've got a stored screenshot for later use. I used to use the printscreen method for taking screenshots in games and it's a lot more effort. – Sterno Mar 9 '12 at 1:08

Another alternative, if you're using Steam, is to make Steam launch Mass Effect 3. Once done, hitting the Steam's Capture Screen hotkey (by default, F12).

Once done, hitting F12 will capture the screen & can be uploaded to Steam Cloud.

  • ^^^ Mass Effect 3 is not in Steam, FYI. – user31616 Sep 2 '12 at 23:18
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    @Sara it's not, but I've linked to my other answer where you can make steam launch Mass Effect 3 – Sathyajith Bhat Sep 3 '12 at 2:35

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