My attempts (and faliures) at video game capture

Now that I’m getting everything up and running with regards to the video side of things, I wanted to get some gameplay footage recorded so that I could upload it to the relevant channels and did some tests yesterday.


It didn’t go well.


I started with FTL for which I had a good idea for a video series, but the initial attempts to set it up didn’t go well as the OBS program window was always visible in the preview which I found out was because I was using window capture, however, when I finally set it up using game capture and started the preview the fun started as the game started acting like it did when the laptop was using the microsoft provided drivers for the GPU (lagging like all heck and OBS was constantly complaining about high CPU encoding) and even with dropping some settings it still had the same problems and for some unknown reason FTL shut down during one preview test, so I decided to try something else.


That something else was superfrog (the original and not the HD remake) which seemed to be promising when I started the preview after making sure everything was configured correctly, but the moment the game tried to load the next screen the sound started to stutter and the CPU usage warning flashed up each time on OBS, and even after resetting the game resolution back to default the result was the same so that was another fail as I didn’t want any recording to suffer with any audio distortion.


The final attempt at this was with planetarian (which I’d purchased recently), and that was where everything went to pot with OBS as its game capture setting couldn’t pick up on the games window, and while window capture could pick it up it wasn’t filling the preview window, so I decided to end the test there and not bother until I had a decent system set up that could do this.


That means that to be able to do any game capture, I’ll have to either update my existing desktop (which should be able to run almost all of the games in my steam library) or build a new computer of which both are in the pipeline.


And that’s it, so until next time catch you laters.


Starting anew and announcing my plans

I posted my first video (there are now two, but I’ll be posting about that later) three days ago where I laid out my plans for the future of my new youtube and dailymotion channels.


To sum things up, I’ve been unemployed and seeking work for over ten years and in those years I’ve hardly had any responses back (meaning I haven’t had many interviews) and for those I have gotten beyond the application stage I can actually count them on one hand and have fingers remaining.


With my more recent discovery of youtubers such as Jayztwocents and Barnacules Nerdgasm who started their channels when they were in employment but decided to make it their career and main income source (the former gave it a lot of thought (of a kind) before they decided to quit their main source of income, and the latter was fired from their job (from Microsoft) and decided to have a go at turning his channel from a hobby to his main source of income which he needed to do as he lost the insurance he had when he was employed), so I’ve decided to attempt to come at it from the other angle and going from unemployed to making this blog along with the video streaming sites I’ve started up along with other services my main source of income.


This isn’t going to be easy since at the moment I still have to be actively seeking employment, so the amount of content I can put out will be limited until I can be certain that I can actually make the amount of money that is required to support myself for the future, but once I do that, I need to start paying any tax on my income myself along with making sure I have the necessary insurance to pay for any medical treatment that the NHS doesn’t cover (like dental treatment) along with paying for the certificate that means that I won’t have to pay the charges for all the medication that I have to take.


Needless to say, the next few months to the next year will be hard with working on the blog, getting videos shot and getting all the hardware I need to make everything easier to do.


The first thing that needs to be completed is what I’m referring to as the office as I’ve already gotten the desks, but I need to wait until the end of the month to get some other parts for my main (and the better of the two systems I have) computer and it also starts on my actual gaming (which will allow live streaming of games) system which will be the first of three main computers that I’ll be building.


That’s all I have to say on this now, so I’ll catch you laters.