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Source Recording Tool
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After over two years in development, hopefully it will have been worth the wait. Just kidding, actually it's "just" been 3 weeks. After the countless number of recording tools I created in the past (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvij0zu7u6rkc58/RO_j5Uq18t), which was formally known as the "PldX Recording Tool", I finally decided to create a new one and here it is!

GUI: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/GUI.png
Controls: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/Keyboard.png
Skybox selection: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/skybox.png

[.NET Framework 4.5 required! (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653)]
Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcerecordingtool/

So what are the benefits of this in comparison to the previous version? Essentially, this release is heavily focused on customization. You can use ANY (movie)config, ANY skin and ANY skybox for ANY Source based game (no mods yet). It has a movieconfig which is a fusion of every movieconfig I've ever known (christf2, pldx, m0re, etc (complete list in the about page)). Please make sure to select tf2-movie.cfg while recording tf2 movies in order to activate it, otherwise tf2 will run with default settings.

You can click the labels to get to the according directories

Game - opens up steam/common
DirectX - opens up dxdiag
Config - opens up config folder
Custom - opens up custom folder
Skybox - opens up skybox folder

You can specify whatever resolution, framerate,any skybox you like and it calculates how much space it's gonna cost you per second (Data rate:)

You can move any skybox you find on fpsbanana and it'll dynamically create a preview for it ( https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/skyboxpreview.png ) and works for all source games.
( on tf2 the skybox has to have the entry $hdrbasetexture in the vmt file)

The Source Recording Tool also generates configs for recording, press F9 to record a TGA sequence, F10 to record a h264-encoded movie, F11 for a tga screenshot, F12 for steam screenshot. You can record up to 26 tga-sequences at a time, the recording tool always makes sure though that you never overwrite any of them (even if you have a1, c3, h8, it wouldn't overwrite them) You can also have the demo paused or the menu opened, once you press F9 it'll take care of that automatically and close th e console and resume the demo.

It also includes a VirtualDub compiler which automatically compiles your TGA-sequences into uncompressed or Lagarith Lossless Codec compressed footage.

Furthermore it also has backup functionality (3 modes: once, daily, everytime), profile support, auto-updating, and several options to choose from!

You can also directly open a demo file (Profile -> Open demo file...) or drag a demo on it, it'll detect the game and automatically start it with all the custom settings you specified.

Please note that this is just a beta, bugs may occur so please bear with me! If you need help or you'd like to post a bug or a suggestion then please visit: https://sourceforge.net/p/sourcerecordingtool/discussion/

If the update function happens to get broken or so, get back to this thread or visit my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/hl2mukkel

Cheers,
Aron

After over two years in development, hopefully it will have been worth the wait. Just kidding, actually it's "just" been 3 weeks. After the countless number of recording tools I created in the past (https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fvij0zu7u6rkc58/RO_j5Uq18t), which was formally known as the "PldX Recording Tool", I finally decided to create a new one and here it is!

GUI: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/GUI.png
Controls: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/Keyboard.png
Skybox selection: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/skybox.png

[.NET Framework 4.5 required! (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30653)]
Download: https://sourceforge.net/projects/sourcerecordingtool/

So what are the benefits of this in comparison to the previous version? Essentially, this release is heavily focused on customization. You can use ANY (movie)config, ANY skin and ANY skybox for ANY Source based game (no mods yet). It has a movieconfig which is a fusion of every movieconfig I've ever known (christf2, pldx, m0re, etc (complete list in the about page)). Please make sure to select tf2-movie.cfg while recording tf2 movies in order to activate it, otherwise tf2 will run with default settings.

You can click the labels to get to the according directories

Game - opens up steam/common
DirectX - opens up dxdiag
Config - opens up config folder
Custom - opens up custom folder
Skybox - opens up skybox folder

You can specify whatever resolution, framerate,any skybox you like and it calculates how much space it's gonna cost you per second (Data rate:)

You can move any skybox you find on fpsbanana and it'll dynamically create a preview for it ( https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2431626/skyboxpreview.png ) and works for all source games.
( on tf2 the skybox has to have the entry $hdrbasetexture in the vmt file)

The Source Recording Tool also generates configs for recording, press F9 to record a TGA sequence, F10 to record a h264-encoded movie, F11 for a tga screenshot, F12 for steam screenshot. You can record up to 26 tga-sequences at a time, the recording tool always makes sure though that you never overwrite any of them (even if you have a1, c3, h8, it wouldn't overwrite them) You can also have the demo paused or the menu opened, once you press F9 it'll take care of that automatically and close th e console and resume the demo.

It also includes a VirtualDub compiler which automatically compiles your TGA-sequences into uncompressed or Lagarith Lossless Codec compressed footage.

Furthermore it also has backup functionality (3 modes: once, daily, everytime), profile support, auto-updating, and several options to choose from!

You can also directly open a demo file (Profile -> Open demo file...) or drag a demo on it, it'll detect the game and automatically start it with all the custom settings you specified.

Please note that this is just a beta, bugs may occur so please bear with me! If you need help or you'd like to post a bug or a suggestion then please visit: https://sourceforge.net/p/sourcerecordingtool/discussion/

If the update function happens to get broken or so, get back to this thread or visit my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/hl2mukkel

Cheers,
Aron
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Tip of the Hats
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BIG hl2mukkel, this is awesome! Thanks!

[b]BIG[/b] hl2mukkel, this is awesome! Thanks!
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#3
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OH YEAHHHHHHH!

rip lawena

OH YEAHHHHHHH!

rip lawena
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#4
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Excited for all the new possibilities with this tool. Great work!

Any info regarding vdm files like lawena has? Queuing demo recording,etc, etc?

At this point the thing I would really love is more automation of the various tedious tasks involved.

Excited for all the new possibilities with this tool. Great work!

Any info regarding vdm files like lawena has? Queuing demo recording,etc, etc?

At this point the thing I would really love is more automation of the various tedious tasks involved.
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#5
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hl2mukkelF10 to record a h264-encoded movie

my hero

[quote=hl2mukkel]F10 to record a h264-encoded movie[/quote]

my hero
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#6
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KanecoExcited for all the new possibilities with this tool. Great work!

Any info regarding vdm files like lawena has? Queuing demo recording,etc, etc?

At this point the thing I would really love is more automation of the various tedious tasks involved.

Thank you very much! Yeah, well in the past I made some bad experiences with vdm's and since sometimes the audio is quite in custom maps and you have to reload it to normalize it, tf2 randomly crashes it's all lost. shit's buggy but I'll add it to the "to-do" list and think about it :)

[quote=Kaneco]Excited for all the new possibilities with this tool. Great work!

Any info regarding vdm files like lawena has? Queuing demo recording,etc, etc?

At this point the thing I would really love is more automation of the various tedious tasks involved.[/quote]

Thank you very much! Yeah, well in the past I made some bad experiences with vdm's and since sometimes the audio is quite in custom maps and you have to reload it to normalize it, tf2 randomly crashes it's all lost. shit's buggy but I'll add it to the "to-do" list and think about it :)
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#7
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Glad to have helped with this project. Gj =)

Glad to have helped with this project. Gj =)
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#8
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hl2mukkelF10 to record a h264-encoded movie

Holy shit I love you
That will be really great for me who have a youtube channel made most by 10s plays.

[quote=hl2mukkel]F10 to record a h264-encoded movie[/quote]
Holy shit I love you
That will be really great for me who have a youtube channel made most by 10s plays.
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#9
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you're the best, aron!

you're the best, aron!
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#10
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well well well
amazing

well well well
amazing
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#11
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Holy cow, you are a legend.

Time to figure out the controls since I don't have a ten key.

Holy cow, you are a legend.

Time to figure out the controls since I don't have a ten key.
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#12
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gee I hope this doesn't crash my game relentlessly like lawena did

gee I hope this doesn't crash my game relentlessly like lawena did
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#13
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wait does this work with csgo or no

wait does this work with csgo or no
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#14
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flipperswait does this work with csgo or no

Yes, just select Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from the game list and it should work otherwise
it'll be fixed in an update

-Mike-Holy cow, you are a legend.

Time to figure out the controls since I don't have a ten key.

Thank you! :)

[quote=flippers]wait does this work with csgo or no[/quote]
Yes, just select Counter-Strike: Global Offensive from the game list and it should work otherwise
it'll be fixed in an update[quote=-Mike-]Holy cow, you are a legend.

Time to figure out the controls since I don't have a ten key.[/quote]
Thank you! :)
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#15
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Literally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.

Literally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.
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#16
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Yesssss the return of pldx. Missed it so much

Yesssss the return of pldx. Missed it so much
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#17
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LionxLiterally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.

Lawena is still a great tool with some features this doesn't have :) And the dev is a great guy as well...

I guess as both tools mature there will be some really useful resources out there for the community.

Now if only there was an Easy Smooth Creator™, that's something I could really use

[quote=Lionx]Literally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.[/quote]
Lawena is still a great tool with some features this doesn't have :) And the dev is a great guy as well...


I guess as both tools mature there will be some really useful resources out there for the community.

Now if only there was an Easy Smooth Creator™, that's something I could really use
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#18
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is there a way we can use this tool for live commentarys?

If yes, fuck me.

is there a way we can use this tool for live commentarys?

If yes, fuck me.
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#19
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KanecoLionxLiterally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.Lawena is still a great tool with some features this doesn't have :) And the dev is a great guy as well...

I guess as both tools mature there will be some really useful resources out there for the community.

Now if only there was an Easy Smooth Creator™, that's something I could really use

You can use the demo smoother from the demoui panel. If it is for STV, then create a STV config with few controls to rotate the camera and you should be good.

[quote=Kaneco][quote=Lionx]Literally downloaded Lawena yesterday, and then this comes out. I wasn't around when pldx was out but I've heard good things about it.[/quote]
Lawena is still a great tool with some features this doesn't have :) And the dev is a great guy as well...


I guess as both tools mature there will be some really useful resources out there for the community.

[b]Now if only there was an Easy Smooth Creator™, that's something I could really use[/b][/quote]
You can use the demo smoother from the demoui panel. If it is for STV, then create a STV config with few controls to rotate the camera and you should be good.
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#20
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LinKr_is there a way we can use this tool for live commentarys?

If yes, fuck me.

Sadly you can't :b It's based on the source recorder so you got to split gaming & recording, conversely it can record at any framerate you like, for live commentaries I'd rather recommend you using a tool like fraps :)

[quote=LinKr_]is there a way we can use this tool for live commentarys?

If yes, fuck me.[/quote]

Sadly you can't :b It's based on the source recorder so you got to split gaming & recording, conversely it can record at any framerate you like, for live commentaries I'd rather recommend you using a tool like fraps :)
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#21
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Can anybody provide any feedback on the mp4 (it says avi?) creation, it'd be really appreciated.

Also: Upon launching TF2 from it, the source recorder crashed, and then my custom files were replaced and unable to be deleted, even with an unlocking tool. If you could, can you make a restore custom files button?

Many thanks for the creation of this.

Can anybody provide any feedback on the mp4 (it says avi?) creation, it'd be really appreciated.

Also: Upon launching TF2 from it, the source recorder crashed, and then my custom files were replaced and unable to be deleted, even with an unlocking tool. If you could, can you make a restore custom files button?

Many thanks for the creation of this.
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#22
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f10 doesn't record anything. Just speeds up my game :( Any ideas?

f10 doesn't record anything. Just speeds up my game :( Any ideas?
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#23
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i get this error message when i try to compile a tga sequence with lagarith, it opens the sequence in vdub and does nothing more

http://i.imgur.com/iJfGn2H.png?1

i get this error message when i try to compile a tga sequence with lagarith, it opens the sequence in vdub and does nothing more

[img]http://i.imgur.com/iJfGn2H.png?1[/img]
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#24
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This is beautiful

This is beautiful
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#25
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drakCan anybody provide any feedback on the mp4 (it says avi?) creation, it'd be really appreciated.

Also: Upon launching TF2 from it, the source recorder crashed, and then my custom files were replaced and unable to be deleted, even with an unlocking tool. If you could, can you make a restore custom files button?

Many thanks for the creation of this.

Mp4 (h264 encoding) is a feature by valve added to startmovie, you need QuickTime in order to use it, maybe that's what you're missing.

DeXtf10 doesn't record anything. Just speeds up my game :( Any ideas?

same applies to you

Toonii get this error message when i try to compile a tga sequence with lagarith, it opens the sequence in vdub and does nothing more

http://i.imgur.com/iJfGn2H.png?1

What version of VirtualDub are you using?

[quote=drak]Can anybody provide any feedback on the mp4 (it says avi?) creation, it'd be really appreciated.

Also: Upon launching TF2 from it, the source recorder crashed, and then my custom files were replaced and unable to be deleted, even with an unlocking tool. If you could, can you make a restore custom files button?

Many thanks for the creation of this.[/quote]

Mp4 (h264 encoding) is a feature by valve added to startmovie, you need QuickTime in order to use it, maybe that's what you're missing.

[quote=DeXt]f10 doesn't record anything. Just speeds up my game :( Any ideas?[/quote]
same applies to you

[quote=Tooni]i get this error message when i try to compile a tga sequence with lagarith, it opens the sequence in vdub and does nothing more

[img]http://i.imgur.com/iJfGn2H.png?1[/img][/quote]
What version of VirtualDub are you using?
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#26
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Oh man, I forgot about Pldx. Pldx was an awesome site and program.

Oh man, I forgot about Pldx. Pldx was an awesome site and program.
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#27
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hl2mukkelWhat version of VirtualDub are you using?

10.9.11, i guess i should update it?

[quote=hl2mukkel]
What version of VirtualDub are you using?[/quote]

10.9.11, i guess i should update it?
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#28
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Toonihl2mukkelWhat version of VirtualDub are you using?
10.9.11, i guess i should update it?

yep! most definitely :b

[quote=Tooni][quote=hl2mukkel]
What version of VirtualDub are you using?[/quote]

10.9.11, i guess i should update it?[/quote]
yep! most definitely :b
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#29
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Posted on Source Forge instead. rip custom folder.

Posted on Source Forge instead. rip custom folder.
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#30
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maybe this is the motivation i need to make more videos

maybe this is the motivation i need to make more videos
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