JACK_X2YZ's guide on how to record runescape
For a long time I have been scouring the internet to find the perfect software and codecs to film runesape with. The current "standard" for runescape recording is to use camtasia studio with the TSCC codec. There are several flaws with this, firstly is the weight of camtasia studio it's self, its a glutens program that doesn't agree with runescape causing most players sever lag. Secondly camtasia uses a three second countdown, which obvious if you wish to record your fights is not very practical. Another down side to camtasia is that you are meant to pay for it after the 30 days or over, I wanted to find a completely free alternative. I downloaded literally hundreds of screen recorder and codecs, testing them all out for compatibility with runescape. I believe Debut with the TSCC codec is the best screen recorder out there.
Step 1: Installing
Step 1 - Part 1: Download and installing TSCC
Click this link http://download.techsmith.com/tscc/tscc.exe and install the codec
Step 1 - Part 2: Download and installing Debut
Click this link http://www.nchsoftware.com/capture/debutsetup.exe and install Debut (make sure to only install debut, it trys to trick you into installing more)
Step 2: Set Debut to use the TSCC codec
Step 2 - Part 1:Open debut and click the "screen" button at the top (it's the selected button in the image below) and you should see a screen much like this one (see below) In the bottom left corner it says "record as" with a drop down box next to it (Saying .avi in the picture) click it and make sure it's set to .avi
Step 2 - Part 2: Next to where you just set Debut to record as a .avi there is a button saying "Encoder Options" click it, a new box should appear Make sure it looks like the following
Step 2: Part 3 - Next click the "Edit Output..." button next to the "Encoder Options..." button and make sure it looks like the following
Step 3: Setting the record area
Step 3 - Part 1: Along the top there should be a button saying "Selections" if you refer back to the first image it's clearly visible, there is a little diagram of a white screen. Click this button and this screen will open
click Add Rectangle and follow the on-screen instructions. After selecting a name, click on the option that should have been generated in the white section and click "use this selection"
Step 4: Options
The option section is really up to you, customise it for how you want to use it. The options are rather user friendly and straight forwards. In this section you can set what happens when you press record, wether it bleeps, minimizes etc. You can also change the default hotkeys. There is also a usefull option under the "other" tab called "Sound Record Tone Every (seconds)" this option will bleep every 30 seconds (default) when recording, this is the only indication to remind you it's still running, I have had times where I have accidental ran the recorder for several hours because I forgot it was turned on. Also if you would want to utilise the snap shot utility change the compression type to .png under the snapshots tab.
And that's it, you should now be able to record quickly and easily, just click the big red button or the keystroke (default is Shift+F6) then click stop recording when your done (default is Shift+F7) then simply navigate to your output folder (default is C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Videos\Debut) Thats it, you have now recorded footage! Now you just need to open up your editing software of choice and edit it!
Credit: Jack_x2yz - author and researcher
Speshls Own - Editor
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