View Full Version : VHScrcap with fullscreen games
11-10-2009, 06:05 AM
When trying to play fullscreen games using VHScrcap (set to capture 'screen') in Windows XP and Windows 7, all I see in the capture/stream is my desktop and anything else that happens to be behind the game.
The sound works, and you can see my mouse moving, but the game is invisible on the stream..
Any ideas? :(
11-10-2009, 06:50 AM
Does this happen on all games or just that certain game?
11-11-2009, 02:26 PM
Every game I've tried so far
11-11-2009, 05:31 PM
this is how i set up my Set up VHScrCap
Run Start Menu\Hmelyoff\VHScrCap\Config.exe
Select "Create new one"
Click Settings, Frame rate to 30, only have Align Video, Show mouse, Show clicks checked, nothing else (for full resolution)
Click Capture, Do not click any boxes, click Select, click the window desktop of the monitor with your game
Close the VH Screen Capture Driver dialog
. make sure you have up to date drivers with your video card.
11-12-2009, 05:09 AM
Thanks! it worked - I think i've narrowed it down to being the 'capture layered windows' option.
Thanks again :)
11-12-2009, 09:50 AM
There are also times where fullscreen mode simply will not capture, even with layered windows selected/deselected. Playing in windowed mode seems to be the only solution for those games. I havent tried with Dragon Age, but with Counter Strike 1.6 I have to play windowed mode. I am on Windows 7
11-13-2009, 08:49 PM
It has to do with the way the capture program works and the engines of certain games.
Many games use filters that will not be able to be picked up through the software. Some games won't capture at all in full screen, while others will partially capture causing the interface or certain aspects on screen to flicker.
Windowed mode will usually solve all these problems but not every game (especially older ones) are easily ran in windowed mode.
I find the easiest way to capture a game in windowed while making it appear in "fullscreen" to you, is to set the window to the size of your resolution and set the window to fill your screen perfectly.
The only way to get the task bar on the top of the window to go offscreen is to have 2 monitors and set them to be on top of each other instead of side by side. (meaning moving your mouse up to the top will make it go to the next screen)
11-14-2009, 02:05 AM
you can try to use DXWnd – Force almost anything into a windowed mode. It was a program built for running Second life in window mode.
but works with alot of games.