Have you ever wanted to show off the professionalism or maybe an unusual move, while playing your favorite game, DOTA 2 or any Sports game? Yes? Well, thanks to the computer platform providing software like FRAPS, designed to record gameplay.
You often have thought to have your favorite maneuver captured and clips shared. Well, that is what FRAPS does. It helps you shoot your game clips so you can show them to your peers. FRAPS is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology. Fraps made it all easy for taking screen shots and making video clips while playing the game.
You might have seen the yellow numbers in the corner whenever you are running game, and yes that is FRAPS. So, the numbers changing are an overlay that shows you what FPS (frame per second) you are getting in any given game or some frames that your computer can produce on your screen per second. There are still games that run on 30FPS on the console. 30FPS may seem less, but consoles can provide a very steady FPS so, it does not look as bad as you may think. Moreover, 60FPS is what a PC gamer will aim for because a constant 60FPS produces an immaculate gaming experience and beats out a console any day. However, everyone has a different FPS tolerance so set your graphics accordingly.
Screen Capture Software
FRAPS can also manage and takes screen shots so that it can be used as a screenshot manager. Grab your desired screenshots with the press of a key, and you will have them saved in your specified folder with the name all by itself. You can choose to capture moves one at a time, or repeatedly with a given time gap. Run FRAPS in the background while you are playing the game and take screenshots in BMP format.
Real-time Video Capture Software
FRAPS can take game video footage then turns it into something that you can share with others or create montages. Since it is useful for benchmarking so; you set it to the stop the Benchmark after a fixed amount of time so you can do the same segment Benchmark every time, and save the results in a compatible format into a given folder. You can also record sound plus you can have an external input that will record your microphone at the same time as your sound so you could hear voice chat as well.
How to Use FRAPS?
To use FRAPS, double click on the FRAPS icon and start the app before your game. When the game starts, you will set a frame rate counter in the corner of the screen. However, the numbers can be relocated to any place or corner if it bothers you. Taking screenshots and video is through activated hotkeys.
How to install the app?
- Download the .exe file given below and install it
- Just launch the app and start making screenshots and videos